In which teacher Zhu gets his day

March 17, 2015

    It will be nearly impossible to describe last night with Mr. Kong, the benevolent government publicity director of Liu Shi. It is he who came up with the idea to create the Liu Shi Today newspaper, and it … Continued

Old China, new China — never far apart

March 15, 2015

  The distance between old China and new China is as thin as one of one of Mama Ying’s almost porous, transparent crepes. Just around the corner from the Western style mall with Starbucks, KFC and Pizza Hut, you will … Continued

All the Hu’s in Hu-ville

March 15, 2015

Suddenly outside the hotel, the street fills with pandemonium: fireworks blasting, drums beating, horns blaring, red flags waving — carried aloft by brightly-clad marchers, mostly elderly and carrying flags, spears, banners, lanterns — and most distinctly, shoulder-borne litters of sacred shrines, … Continued

In which a new community paper gets it right

March 11, 2015

THE BACK STORY Returning for his fourth time in as many years, UNC-CH Senior Lecturer Jock Lauterer is documenting a whirlwind two-week teaching gig to four cities in China where he will be advising community newspaper start-ups and helping to … Continued

Back to the Wall

March 9, 2015

Did I really bring a UNC basketball poster 9,000 miles just to have this photo made at the Great Wall of China? No, I did not. The poster is for “Frank” Liu, the 16-year-old son of my host, Prof. Chen … Continued

China: the elevator speech

March 6, 2015

THE BACK STORY Returning for his fourth time in as many years, UNC-CH Senior Lecturer Jock Lauterer is documenting a whirlwind two-week teaching gig to four cities in China where he will be advising community newspaper start-ups and helping to … Continued

Mr. Joke returns to the Wild East

March 4, 2015

  THE BACK STORY Returning for his fourth time in as many years, UNC-CH Senior Lecturer Jock Lauterer is documenting a whirlwind two-week teaching gig to four cities in China where he will be advising community newspaper start-ups and helping … Continued

In which Editor Li gets it right

June 7, 2014

  Jock Lauterer, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Carolina Community Media Project at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has returned to China for a third summer to teach … Continued

A China portfolio

June 3, 2014

Jock Lauterer, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Carolina Community Media Project at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has returned to China for a third summer to teach Community … Continued

In which Mr. Joke’s new book is birthed

May 29, 2014

Jock Lauterer, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Carolina Community Media Project at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has returned to China for a third summer to teach Community … Continued