Internews’ Earth Journalism Network successfully carried out media training for a select group of eight Chinese journalists at the 10th International Seafood Summit in Hong Kong in September 2012
The program, led by founding president of the U.S. Society for Environmental Journalists Jim Detjen, aimed to boost coverage of ocean and fisheries issues in Chinese media. Over the seven days of the fellowship, the participating journalists attended the three-day summit, participated in a training workshops focused on the main themes of the international meeting, and participated in a three-day field trip organized by SeaWeb that focused on the seafood supply chain in China. The journalists came from major news media in Beijing, Hangzhou and Guangzhou and represented newspapers, magazines, radio and Internet web sites.
EJN also worked with a team of media researchers and scientists at Hong Kong University to produce the first baseline study about media coverage of the seafood industry and marine fisheries in China. The report analyzed media reporting of Chinese fisheries issues at six major newspapers and the China Fishery News in 2012.
This project was sponsored with support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.