Faherty Coordinator Heads for China
A series of professional development workshops on international business reporting will take Faherty Laboratory Coordinator Dr. C. Ann Hollifield to China during May 2001.
Dr. Hollifield, who was a business reporter and managing editor of a business newspaper during her professional media career, was invited by the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research to serve as an instructor for the professional development workshops for Chinese journalists. The Cox Center organized the workshops at the invitation of the Information Office of Shanghai and the State Information Office in Beijing.
Owen Ullmann, a senior Washington editor for USAToday, also has been invited to serve on the workshop team. Ullmann was previously a business reporter with BusinessWeek.
Topics for the workshop will include international business strategy, the global economy and the effects of national and international policy on financial and economic issues, cross-cultural communication and interviewing techniques, and techniques for finding information on international businesses and economic organizations.
Mr. Ullmann's specializes in covering global economic policy and policy making organizations. Dr. Hollifield's focus will be on approaches to covering individual organizations.
The workshops will take place in Shanghai and Beijing. Drs. Hollifield and Becker also will visit colleagues in journalism and mass communication programs at several universities in Hong Kong during the trip.
The James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research organizes professional and continuing education programs for journalists around the globe. The workshops are organized at the request of media and professional organizations in the host country. The Cox Center also has been active in bringing international journalists and professors of journalism and mass communication to the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The Faherty Laboratory has contributed faculty to other Cox Center projects when those projects have focused on broadcast and media management and economics.