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Many people think business & financial journalism is only about money and numbers, or that it’s only for the rich. As we’ve seen from the past few years of global economic turmoil, nothing is farther from the truth. This talk will outline three reasons why business journalism is important to everyone, and what you need to know to be a better, more savvy consumer of financial news & information.
Jeffrey Timmermans has more than a decade of experience in Asia as a financial and business journalist, having worked as a reporter in Tokyo for The Wall Street Journal and as a managing editor for Dow Jones Newswires in Hong Kong and Singapore. In his most recent role at Dow Jones, he directed the regional corporate and equities news coverage produced by a team of more than 150 journalists, and helped develop the company’s in-house journalism training programme. He also worked for Bain & Company, leading the global strategy consulting firm’s public-relations efforts in Asia. He joined the Journalism & Media Studies Centre in 2008, and is currently studying for his Ph.D. in addition to teaching financial and business journalism. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University, and a Master of Science degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
This lecture is part of the JMSC Shanghai Public Lecture Series. It will be free to the public and all are welcome to attend. Attendees must register by filling out the registration form and e-mailing it to email@example.com before September 22.
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2012
Time: 2-4 PM
Cost: Free, registration required
Location: HKU Shanghai Study Centre, 1st Floor Lecture Hall, 298 North Suzhou Road (北苏州路298号) Hongkou District, Shanghai.
RSVP: Please complete the attached registration form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org before September 22. Thanks!