It is believed that news stories are rooted deeply in its cultural context and thus closely related to places and people that concern. In the light of this perspective, the objectives of the course include:
1) To cultivate students’ ability of reading and translating/editing English news about China;
2）To read the stories and the people and scenes in them, and to understand the world in different perspectives.
3) To familiar students with English lexicon of Chinese-localized news stories;
4) To understand the idea of narrative reporting of news stories, the online news research and gathering;
5）To maintain and create content for SISUER.PW, a photo-news website.
课程上手实践性很强，因此要求选修学生多花时间参与其中。 This class is time-consuming and hands-on. Students who cannot devote time outside of class for assignments should consider taking this class another semester. Students also must stay abreast of local and national events and get to know people in their community. Assignments are expected to adhere to AP Style.