Olympics reporting

Beijing Games Call To Mind Our 1893 Fair

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom is a professor of history at the University of California at Irvine. He writes in the Chicago Times: What’s the value of comparing 1893 and 2008? First, it adds a new twist to a theme explored in...

Uncivilized Interviewing at the Olympics

Chinese netizens’ critique some “uncivilized” interviewing questions by Chinese reporters at the Olympics. Translated on the EastSouthWestNorth blog here: [Uncivilized behavior] As a four-time Olympian, shooter...

John Pomfret: Should We Give China a Break?

Journalist John Pomfret writes in his blog: From the lip-syncing imbroglio, to reports on tween gymnasts and Han Chinese kids posing as ethnic minorities, to coverage that’s focused on human rights, pollution and...

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