The National Pulse reported that Several U.S. corporations and media companies have been supported Tsinghua University’s Global Business Journalism School. However, that school aims to produce journalists who adhere to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) standards of “Marxist Journalism” (applying Marxist theory to journalism).
The school’s financial supporters include Bank of America, Bloomberg, Deloitte, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Tsinghua University also claims the following Western media provide “talent, equipment, and internships” as part of a “long history of cooperation” with Tsinghua: The New York Times, CNN, Financial Times, Reuters, and Bloomberg.
An introductory letter to Tsinghua’s Global Business Journalism School outlines its purpose: to accomplish the “tasks for news media” outlined by the CCP Central Committee. The Dean of the journalism school indicated: “We should be committed to a firm and correct political orientation. Our school has been actively exploring the theory and practices of Marxist Journalism, namely, to applying Marxist theory in observing the world and in selecting and handling news production.”
As a result, alumni of the program frequently go on to work for the CCP’s main media outlets, including China Central Television (CCTV), Xinhua News Agency, China Daily, and the People’s Daily.
Source: The National Pulse, July 31, 2020