Published on July 2, 2012
This story was reported and produced in China by Christy Khoshaba. She was trained in the "Digital TV and the World" special project taught by Todd Carrel and Christopher Beaver, and the “Reporting on China” class taught by Lu Chen, a television producer based in Beijing.
Khoshaba’s is the first in a series of reports from Kunming for The New York Times, NPR, the PBS NewsHour and The Washington Post. According to veteran foreign correspondent and project director Carrel, the digital journalists travel the world to "find interesting stories that help reveal the fabric of a community." The series began in 2002 with stories about ordinary people — from a fishing village near Nagasaki, to the rainforests of Peru, to the streets of Phnom Penh. The Spring 2013 class, designed primarily for first-year students, will report from Southeast Asia.
Click here to see other projects that covered stories in South Korea, Japan, China, Cambodia, India, Latin America and elsewhere.
The Center for Digital TV and the World, a project of the Tides Center in San Francisco, is supported by major gifts from The Henry Luce Foundation and the The Skirball Foundation, with additional support from ANA and UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, Center for Chinese Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies and Office of Resources for International Studies.
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