EJN carried out a media training and related skill-building activities 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 the Chinese media. Over the seven days of the fellowship, the participating journalists attended the three-day summit, participated in training workshops focused on the main themes of the international meeting, and joined 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 websites.
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.
- Coverage of Fisheries and Ocean Issues Limited in China, Study Shows (April 27, 2013)
- Fisheries in Focus in Asia and Europe (January 8, 2013)
This project was sponsored with support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.