Gregg Fields, the former Miami Herald business journalist who is going to China to teach business journalism at Tsinghua University in Beijing, is looking for business reporters who plan on visiting the country in the next 12 months to come speak to his classes.
“Tsinghua is a very prestigious school and is built on the grounds of a former summer palace of a dynasty long ago,” says Fields. “It’s also within walking distance of the 13 line on the subway system. The business journalism program I’m teaching in is English-language.
“If anyone is coming to China and would be interested, I’m reachable on my AOL account, email@example.com,” he adds. “I’ll buy a great Chinese lunch or, alternatively, we can go to the Pizza Hut at the food court. (There’s also a Starbucks.)”
Fields leaves for China on Sept. 5, and classes start two weeks later and run until June.
Fields has run the master’s program in business journalism at Florida International University for the past couple of years.
Fields was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in the 2005-06 academic year at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University, where he also earned a master’s degree in financial journalism. He also has a master’s degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where his concentration was public policy economics.