Yan Cong/CPJ Guest Blogger

Yan Cong is a graduate student at Columbia Journalism School. She has interned at the Chinese-language website of the Financial Times in Beijing and at China Daily USA.

Chinese journalist Liu Jianfeng crowdsources his funding

Last July, veteran Chinese journalist Liu Jianfeng posted an announcement on the Chinese microblog Weibo, confirming his intention to become an independent investigator and writer. In a country where all media remains state-owned, Liu’s plan was a bold one. He promised to produce four to six independent, investigative stories in the coming year, and to…

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