MEC Annual Conferences

October 2008 to Present

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Program Goal

To give the Media Education Consortium members and journalists an opportunity to dialogue about best practices in media education and journalism

The MEC Annual Conference is an integral part of connecting MEC members to each other and facilitating a dialogue about the media and media education best practices through both plenary sessions and smaller discussions, panels, and training sessions. The annual gatherings focus attention on key issues, such as the impact of commercialization on the media, new media versus traditional journalism, and meeting the challenges of a changing media market.  USCET sponsors prominent American and international journalists, who bring a unique perspective to the proceedings, to keynote the conferences, along with seasoned Chinese journalists and media educators.

USCET believes that the multiplier effect of annual conferences is significant, as faculty return to their universities with broadened horizons and new ideas that affect their approach to teaching of the next generation of Chinese journalists.









MEC Conferences:

2017 - Wuhan University: "Data in Society"

2015- Communication University of China: "Media and US-China Summitry"

2012 - Shanghai International Studies University: "Media in US Politics and 2012 Elections"

2011 - Sun Yat-sen University: "Changing Media, Changing China"

2010 - Hong Kong Baptist University

2010 - Tsinghua University: "Media Ethics and Law" (PDF)

2009 - Wuhan University: "Media Education Consortium Launch and Conference"

2008 - Tsinghua University: "Symposium on Global Journalism Education Reform"

2007 - Renmin University (2007) and Tsinghua University (2008): "MEC Organizations Meetings"


  • US Embassy - Beijing
  • US Department of State


  • Tsinghua University
  • Wuhan University
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Sun Yat-Sen University
  • Shanghai International Studies University

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