Social media observations of the “vacation-style treatment” case

Another new term gets extremely popular in the past 24 hours: vacation-style treatment, or 休假式治疗 in Chinese, due to the abrupt news of an Chongqing official’s mysterious disappearance. It is the bigest political news for China today (Wednesday Feb 8), and gets great media attention, both nationally and internationally. I won’t list the details of the story here … Continue reading

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

How social media can help environmental journalism

This Friday I was at the University of Hong Kong, giving a guest lecture in its Environmental Journalism class (graduate-level). I talked about how social media can help environmental journalists and this field of journalism, from finding story ideas to marketing your story. Below is a summary of what I covered in that one hour, … Continue reading