Here is our new slate of leaders at the Shanghai Foreign Correspondents Club:
President: Duncan Hewitt (Newsweek)
Vice-President, Events: Ola Wong (Sydsvenska Dagbladet)
Vice-President, Membership: Astrid Freyeisen (ARD German Radio)
Media Representative: Rebecca Catching (that’s Shanghai)
Associate Representative: Amy Sommers (Squire Sanders and Dempsey L.L.P.)
Treasurer: Alex Kauffmann (What If!)
As you can see, it’s a pretty eclectic, international collection of people. That is a wonderful thing about participating in foreign correspondent clubs — you meet journalists from all around the world.
For any journalist starting out in their career overseas, I strongly recommend joining such a club and getting involved. Even as a simple go-fer, you’ll meet top journalists from the world’s best publications, and demonstrate your ability to hustle.
I missed the meeting due to a business conflict, so I’ll make up for it by buying people drinks at the weekly beer get-together at Cotton’s Bar.
Signing off in Shanghai,