Xinhua recently published an article on a reporters’ forum that was held in Beijing on August 30. The focus of the forum was a discussion of what news reporters should produce in order to “promote the socialist core values.” The forum asked media workers to “study, promote and practice” the socialist core values by focusing on reporting the stories that reflect the development of these values. Some speakers delivered speeches explaining that socialism is the “soul of news reports” and journalism is all about pushing these values “religiously.” Some also called for an in-depth study on how to develop more methods to spread socialism effectively and even “artistically.” Another important point made in the forum was to pay careful attention to the direction in which the top political leadership is pointing. High ranking representatives from all major Chinese new agencies including Xinhua, People’s Daily, Guangming Daily, Economic Daily, Chinese Central Television (CCTV) and the Central National Radio attended the forum.
Source: Xinhua, August 30, 2014