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Podcast: Inside the Newsroom of a Chinese-language Daily as the John Liu Story Unfolds

NYC Comptroller John Liu and U.S. Representative Yvette Clarke at a Chand Raat festival in Midwood, Brooklyn - Photo: Mohsin Zaheer

NYC Comptroller John Liu and U.S. Representative Yvette Clarke at a Chand Raat festival in Midwood, Brooklyn. (Photo: Mohsin Zaheer)

In this podcast episode Fi2W executive producer John Rudolph gets an update from Rong Xiaoqing, a reporter with the Chinese -language newspaper Sing Tao Daily, about how her newspaper is handling the story of New York City’s embattled Comptroller John Liu.

Fi2W reported early this year that Chinese-language media had a different angle on the story than the English-language press.  Liu’s mayoral campaign is the subject of a federal investigation for alleged violations of campaign finance laws.

In a prior podcast, Sing Tao Daily reporter and Fi2W contributor Stella Chan reported that for months, the Chinese-language media held off on calling Liu’s troubles a “scandal,” using the word “incident” instead.

In this podcast Rong Xiaoqing takes us into the Sing Tao newsroom following the recent arrest of Liu’s campaign treasurer Jenny Hou.  What had been called an incident is now being referred to as a scandal.


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Fi2W is supported by the New York Community Trust and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with additional support from the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation and the Sirus Fund.  Fi2W podcasts are supported by WNYC, New York Public Radio and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.


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Feet in Two Worlds brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists from communities across the U.S. to public radio and the web. Since 2005, this award-winning project has expanded the diversity of voices and stories on public radio by presenting the work of journalists representing a broad spectrum of immigrant communities including Arab, Bosnian, Brazilian, Chinese, Haitian, Indian, Irish, Latin American, Pakistani, Polish, and Russian immigrants. Feet in Two Worlds reporters appear on nationally-distributed public radio programs including PRI’s The World, Studio 360, and The Takeaway, American Public Media’s Marketplace and NPR’s Latino USA, as well as on public radio stations WNYC, New York Public Radio, and WDET in Detroit.