Saturday, December 5, 2009

A Small Job?

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At a time when U.S. news organizations are shedding jobs at an alarming
rate, the People's Republic of China has been hiring a growing number of
reporters from outside of China.
"Since July of this year, Xinhua's English-language service-- China's
official news service for English-language audiences -- has hired several
experienced Western journalists to serve as overseas correspondents,"
according to a new report from the DNI Open Source Center (OSC).
"Following Xinhua's introduction in 2003 of bylines on items filed in
English, OSC has observed that the number of non-Chinese correspondents
employed by the news agency has grown to more than 80. Most of these new
hires, however, have been non-Western reporters."
The OSC report has not been approved for public release, but a copy was
obtained by Secrecy News.  Read "China -- Xinhua's Growing Ranks of 'Foreign' Correspondents,"
Another new OSC report notes that state-owned China Central Television has
"dropped a number of talk shows and pre-recorded news magazine programs in
favor of a heavy focus on live newscasts and news commentaries."
Read "China -- Revamped CCTV-News Channel Increases Live Casts, Commentary."

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