PODCAST: China, Apple Factories, Suicide, and Big Lies

By Angilee ShahApril 26, 2012

PODCAST:  China, Apple Factories, Suicide, and Big Lies

Rob Schmitz is the Shanghai bureau chief for American Public Media's Marketplace. He broke the story about Mike Daisey, showing that Daisey's reporting on Chinese factory workers for This American Life was full of fabrication. He talks here with Angilee Shah about that story, about reporting in China, and about the problems trying to understand the vast, rapidly changing country. In two parts:  Part 1 click [here].  Part 2 click [here].



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Angilee Shah is a journalist with Public Radio International, working in digital media on global news. She is the co-editor (with Jeffrey Wasserstrom) of Chinese Characters and consulting editor to the Journal of Asian Studies. She has spent most of her career writing about politics and culture, particularly as they collide with Asia, and blogs at angileeshah.com.


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