Using Tech to Connect, Young Journalists Investigate U.S.- China Tech Decoupling
25 August 2020

Journalist alumni from the City University of New York (CUNY) weren’t able to gather in person for the latest Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) journalism bootcamp, but technology allowed them to connect for the practicum remotely.

Their focus? Disconnecting the technological links between the United States and China.

This was the second iteration of the bootcamp to be held virtually since the onset of the pandemic. The CUNY alumni experienced an intensive week of workshops with CSIS policy experts and multimedia producers. They gained background familiarity with media issues like the polarization of information, built skills in using multimedia tools to tell nuanced stories, and dove into current topics like how the U.S. can balance security concerns with technological innovation.

The week culminated in a long-form reporting project that incorporating video, audio, and data visualization elements produced in collaboration with CSIS’s Dracopoulos iDeas Lab, which was created in 2011 with support from SNF Co-President Andreas Dracopoulos.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) supports the CSIS Journalism Bootcamp: Reporting on International Affairs, which has welcomed cohorts from universities around the United States and Greece.