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A SINO-US symposium on community journalism was held this week to mark the seventh anniversary of the Community Edition of Xinmin Evening News. Professionals and experts from both China and the United States participated in the event.

During the symposium yesterday, and earlier on Wednesday, at the Shanghai University, Jock Lauterer, Senior lecturer and founding director of the Carolina Community Media Project of School of Journalism and Mass Communication of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, dealt on the function of a community newspaper in the US.

Bill Horner, Publisher of the Sanford Herald, talked about the operation and business mode of the community newspaper in the US. Li Liangrong, professor of Journalism School of Fudan University, shared his view of the future development of community newspaper.

Experts and learners discussed how to run a Chinese-characterized community newspaper and how it could play an important role in the strengthening and improving the administration of society.

Administrators from grass roots local communities also participated in the event and introduced the interactive relationship between the community newspaper and the building of the community.

More than 20 professional papers were submitted during the symposium.


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