■ 21:57 (UTC+08:00), 11 NOV 2013 | CHN BEIJING
■ ITEM FIRST POSTED BEFORE 07 FEB 2014
I am academically involved here at the Communication University of China with lessons and research underway — and as part of these commitments, I was asked to give two seminars to International Media students here for their MA. The specific lesson I presented was in Theories of Communication.
We had upwards of around 30 students, and students were basically from all over the world — Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. It was my task to present two lessons to them, which I did with pleasure:
- Special Lecture: Social Media and China: This was easily my trademark lesson, where I told students how social media worked in China — and I could easily pull this off, as I had years of experience.
- Media Matters! The Role of Media in Information Society: This was as “theoretical” as was “practical”, and as my PhD dissertation didn’t stray away too far from this, I could merge experience with theory.
As is a trademark part of my lessons, there was absolute freedom of speech and discussion as permitted under the law, no topics were off-limits, and we encouraged free discussion. There was a lot of insightful debate during the sessions, of which mine concluded today for the time being.
Lessons were held between 08:00 and 12:00 on the main CUC campus. ■ ■ ■