Confessions of a social media editor

This post first appeared on the IJNet site. “What does a social media editor do?” This is exactly what I typed into Google before I started my job at the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong as its first-ever social media editor in the summer of 2010. The search results were not that satisfactory. One of … Continue reading

Eight journalists to follow on Twitter for information on China

Twitter can be a great resource for news about China. Here are some picks for whom to follow on the microblogging service for updated information on China in English. My recent post introduced a few sites to follow for news about China in English. Some of those sites also have Twitter feeds, including China Digital Times, ChinaSMACK and China … Continue reading

Five news resources for information on China

This post first published on IJNet. China’s vast global influence means more reporters are interested in covering the nation. Here are IJNet’s top picks for following the country in English. In addition to mainstream media outlets like the Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time Report and Evan Osnos from the New Yorker, there is a wealth of information about … Continue reading

Internet Resources for Doing Business Journalism in China

This is a post about my presentation at Financial Media Institute 2011, held by Hong Kong Baptist University’s journalism school last month. You may find the slides and my talking points below. Internet resources for business journalist in asia View more presentations from Jinxin Ma Imagine you just got an assignment from your editor on … Continue reading