Eight journalists from the People's Republic of China will attend the 10th Annual Seafood Summit in Hong Kong as part of an Earth Journalism Network fellowship program taking place in early September. Below is a brief description of each of the Fellows.
The program, which will be led by Jim Detjen, the founding president of the U.S. Society for Environmental Journalists, aims to boosts coverage of ocean and fisheries issues in Chinese media. Over the seven days of the fellowship, the participating journalists will attend the three-day summit, participate in capacity-building activities focused on the main themes of the international meeting, have contact with high-level members of civil society and academic organizations, and participate in a three-day field trip organized by SeaWeb and focused on the seafood supply chain in China. Stories can be found here.
As a follow-up to this project, the Earth Journalism Network will begin research for a report on the state of marine journalism in China.
This project is being sponsored with support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Chen Ping graduated from Renmin University in 2008 and is currently working for the Environmental Protection Journal, an affiliated publication of China's Ministry of Environmental Protection.
As a reporter with Caixin Media (caixin.com and Caixin New Century Magazine), Cui Zheng covers environmental, technological, energy, and food safety issues. Prior to her current position, she worked for The Guardian in its Beijing office.
A veteran environmental journalist who just recently retired as the director of the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University, Jim Detjen has worked for 21 years as a reporter and editor specializing in environmental and science issues. Detjen has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and has taught at Michigan State University where he developed a master's degree program in environmental journalism. He is the founding president of the U.S. Society of Environmental Journalists.
James Fahn is the Global Director of Internews’ Environmental Programs and directs Internews’ Earth Journalism Network from Washington, D.C.. Fahn is a journalist who has primarily focused on environmental issues in developing countries. For nine years during the 1990s, Fahn was based in Thailand where he was a reporter and editor for The Nation, an English-language daily newspaper based in Bangkok, and hosted a television show.
Zheng Li is ajournalist at City Express, an influential daily newspaper in southeastern China. She covers news on various global issues. Zheng graduated from Cardiff University in the UK with a Master's degree in Journalism. She has previously worked with the BBC.
A reporter with China Daily, China’s national English language newspaper, since July 2010. Liu Xiangrui was recognized as Outstanding Employee of the Year by China Daily in 2011.Covering beats including the broader domain of nature conservation and environmental protection he has been involved in several reporting projects on these themes, such as wetland and rare bird species, and aquatic life protection.
Willie Shubert has spent the last two and a half years as the coordinator of National Geographic Magazine’s International Editions were he was responsible for maintaining the accuracy and quality of the magazine’s translations. He has recently joined Internews' Earth Journalism Network as the Program Coordinator. He has a degree in geography from Humboldt State University with concentrations in Economics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Chinese.
An environment journalist with NewsChina Magazine, an English periodical with subscribers from China, Canada, the United States and a dozen of other countries. Her indepth reporting on environment-related issues have won national awards a few times.
Sun Yi is editorial director and host for two programs with the Beijing Radio Corporation: She specializes in children's programming and has been recognized for her skills by UNICEF during International Childrens' Day of Broadcasting.
A full-time reporter for the China Economic Times, a daily financial newspaper supervised by Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC). Zhang views marine fisheries issues as tightly relevant to climate change-- the fundamental issue we humans must to face and deal with if we want to pursue a sustainable world.
As a writer for China Fortune magazine, Zhou Zhi covers water resources protection, waste management, fishery issues，and corporate social responsibility. Based in Guangzhou, China Fortune is a an associated publication of the Southern Metropolis Daily.