Wednesday, January 14, 2009

As journalism jobs decline here is an area in the world which is expanding

Via Editors Weblog

An opportunity for journalists in China according to Asia which quotes from the South China morning post

Beijing's plans to spend about $6.6 billion to improve China's image with foreign viewers
adding that

In a New Year's essay for the Communist Party's main ideological journal, "Seeking Truth," national propaganda chief Liu Yunshan wrote: "It has become an urgent strategic task for us to make our communication capability match our international status."

Three areas of the media are to become recipients of $2.2m each,Central China Television, the Xinhua News Agency and the People's Daily.

The Xinhua News Agency is rumoured to be setting up a 24 hour operation to rival Al Jazeera and will be increasing its overseas bureaus to 186 from the present 100

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