Shanghai Foreign Correspondents Club holds elections

Note: This blog post also ran in the Society of Professional Journalism’s “Journalism and the World” blog. Click here to see the original post.

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,