Dr. Zhengrong Hu is Professor of Communication and Director of the National Center for Radio & TV Studies. He also serves as the Executive Dean of the Graduate School at Communication University of China, Beijing, China.
In his talk Dr Hu will look at how Chinese economic reform is affecting that country’s media. Chinese media are state-owned institutions, not networked-structured. They are not companies, but financially supported by advertising. The media are now struggling to cope with new regulations, with their lack of expertise in the media sector.
Dr. Hu was a research fellow at Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (2005). He is the current Leverhulme visiting professor at University of Westminster.
This lecture is free and open to all.