- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 02/01/12 to 01/31/14
- Focus Area
- Journalism & Media Innovation
- Washington, DC
To move the Global Business Journalism program at Tsinghua University toward sustainability as it attracts more revenue and students
The International Center for Journalists and Tsinghua University in Beijing launched China’s first Global Business Journalism Program on September 17, 2007. The initiative includes a two-year master’s degree program and professional trainings for working journalists from around the country.
The founding sponsors of the program are Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Bloomberg, and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, which form a unique partnership between business and media organizations.
The overall goal of the program is to create a cadre of top-notch business reporters and editors, who can produce clear, balanced and insightful coverage of China’s markets and the global economy. Tsinghua University, one of China’s premier research and teaching institutions, host seminars, briefings, and field trips to supplement the demanding program. The program’s faculty also organize parallel training workshops for working journalists throughout the academic year. Bloomberg News contributed ten Bloomberg terminals for the program’s business media lab to provide students with access to real-time information and data in the business world.
GBJ will help make China’s markets more transparent and foster greater understanding between China and the international business community. ICFJ believes that transparency of the Chinese financial markets will lead to greater investor confidence and integration of China into the global financial infrastructure.