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Former BusinessWeek ME to teach in China

September 17, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

Three leading business journalists will join the faculty of China’s first global business journalism program at Beijing’s Tsinghua University.

Robert DowlingThey include Robert J. Dowling, former managing editor of BusinessWeek International; Ann M. Morrison, former editor of c; and Nailene Chou Wiest, who was a Knight International Journalism Fellow in China and had worked for Reuters there. Wiest also will serve as the program’s co-director.

They will join Chinese faculty from the Tsinghua School of Journalism and Communication to teach in this groundbreaking two-year master’s degree program, established by the university and the International Center for Journalists. Launching on Monday, the program will train about 20 aspiring Chinese and international journalism students, as well as selected practicing journalists. The founding sponsors of the program are Merrill Lynch, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and Bloomberg.

Dowling’s career in business journalism spans four decades. As assistant managing editor for BusinessWeek and managing editor of BusinessWeek International, he supervised the magazine’s global coverage. He also started BusinessWeek China, now in its 21st year. Dowling will teach news writing and ethics in business journalism.

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