Building a long-lasting partnership with an international media organisation

In the early 1980s, Thomson Foundation began its long-standing alliance with China’s state news agency by establishing a joint journalism training school in Beijing. The intervening years have seen Thomson Foundation help shape reporting on everything from social affairs and business and finance to sport in the run-up to the Beijing Olympics. Today, as Xinhua becomes a multimedia agency, the foundation offers critical advice on video newsgathering and digital storytelling.

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Media sector reform; China;

We’re proud to have played a seminal part in the training of journalists in China over three decades. It fits with our strategy of building relationships for the long term to increase trust and improve knowledge and skills in the media”

Nigel Baker, CEO, Thomson Foundation

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