Talent

Media talent worth keeping an eye on

Shen Lu left China to study journalism in the U.S. She writes perfectly in both languages.

But she finds it hard to get the career she wants on either side. She faces press restrictions in China, while U.S. newsrooms aren’t keen on hiring Chinese journalists. “If I had it to do over again, knowing what I know now, I doubt I’d make the decision to study journalism again, because the news industry—both in China and in the U.S.—seems to be a world designed to keep people like me out.”
China File