Barbara Zeng Xin: Young citizens as news audiences in China: news perspectives and evaluation

Researcher: Barbara Zeng Xin

Thesis working title: Young citizens as news audiences in China: news perspectives and evaluation

Supervisory team: Professor Stuart Allan, Dr Stephen Jukes

Barbara Zeng Xin is an MPhil student in the Media School at Bournemouth University. Her research is focusing on Chinese young people’s news perspectives, including analysing their opinions on defining news, the most important element of news and how news could be improved. The project may be expanded with a comparative              element, using young adults in the UK as a reference.

She was previously studying on the MA Multi-Media Journalism course at Bournemouth University and in Spring 2010 she participated in the reporting of the Qinghai Earthquake with the China Centre Television journalist group.

Majoring in Television Production, she graduated with a BA in 2009 from Communication University of China where she studied communication theories and trained practically as a documentary director. During college she was an amateur writer, contributing poems and articles to local publications.

In 2008, she joined documentary units in Hebei Television and later China Centre Television for internships.