Wednesday 8th March, 7pm: The Future of Journalism in China

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Date(s) - Wednesday, March 8 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Press Restaurant


China’s media landscape has never been predictable, but in recent years the landscape is getting increasingly difficult to navigate. What are the future trends for China’s media industry? What is the outlook for Chinese-language foreign news organisations? How can journalists future-proof themselves for the rapidly changing media industry in China?

Lifen Zhang, Founding Editor of FTChinese and professor at Fudan University, will look at trends in the Chinese media industry and how to navigate them, as well as considering how a rising and chaotic social media in China will define journalism in the future.

About The Speaker:

Dr Lifen Zhang is professor at the School of Journalism, Fudan University, and Chief Advisor for the China Business Network, the largest business media group in China.

He was the Founding Editor of, the FT’s award-winning Chinese language business web publication, and the FT’s Associate Editor. He was formerly Assistant Producer for the BBC and Senior Producer, Senior Trainer in Journalism and Production and News and Current Affairs Editor at the BBC World Service.

Lifen Zhang obtained his BA in journalism at Fudan and stayed on as a research-teaching assistant. As the recipient of the prestigious Sino-British Friendship Scholarship Scheme, he got his PhD in Communications at the University of Leicester. He has received awards including the SOPA journalism awards, BBC Onassis Bursary,  State Street Award for Outstanding Contributions in Institutional Journalism.

Venue: The Press Restaurant,  G/F, The Shun Pao Plaza, 309 Hankou Road, near Shangong Zhong Lu

Wednesday March 8th, 7pm – 9pm (doors open at 7pm, event starts at 7.30pm)

Price: 75RMB SFCC members; 150RMB non-members.

Price includes two drinks and snacks.


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