In recent years, as editorial pages have debuted and expanded at commercial newspapers across China, some have heralded the coming of a new “age of citizen speech.” The editorial section at Southern Metropolis Daily, a commercial spin-off of Guangdong’s official Nanfang Daily, is one of the most prominent examples of this trend in China’s media. Since its launch in 2002, Southern Metropolis Daily’s editorial section has expanded to include a number of different pages reflecting a variety of viewpoints.
In this lecture, Southern Metropolis Daily’s chief editorial page editor, He Xuefeng, will talk about the history and vision behind the newspaper’s editorial section, and how it goes about creating a unique voice in China’s strictly controlled press environment.
Speaker: He Xuefeng (何雪峰), chief editorial page editor for Southern Metropolis Daily
Date: January 29, 2008 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00pm
Place: Foundation Chamber, Eliot Hall, University of Hong Kong
Lecture will be conducted in Mandarin.
For more information, please contact Rain Li at (852) 2219 4001.