Jeff South is a Fulbright scholar teaching journalism at Northeast Normal University in Changchun. His courses focus on data journalism, data visualization, and social and mobile media. South is on leave from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Robertson School of Media and Culture. Before joining the VCU faculty in 1997, South worked for about twenty years as a reporter and editor on newspapers in Dallas and Austin, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; and Norfolk, Virginia. He also served two years with the U.S. Peace Corps as a teacher in Morocco and spent 2007 as a Knight International Journalism Fellow in Ukraine. South writes for such publications as Global Voices Online and Quill, the magazine of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Last Updated: March 21, 2014



How Long Can China’s Internet Thrive if the Rest of the World Gets Shut Out?

David Schlesinger, Jeff South & more
Last week, Chinese authorities announced that as of March 10, foreign-invested companies would not be allowed to publish anything on the Chinese Internet unless they have obtained government permission to publish with a Chinese partner. What does...



Punching a Hole in the Great Firewall

Jeff South
In January, when the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published its exposé of the use of offshore tax havens by Chinese politicians and business moguls, the Chinese government blocked access to the consortium’s website and to...

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