Media, Culture and Leadership at SC
MP with Gary Liu, CEO, SCMP
Date: 12 September 2018
Time: 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Location: Meng Wah Hall, T4
Moderator: Ross Settles (LinkedIn)
Draft Talking Points
- Setting the Stage: The New “SCMP”.
- Telling the China story from a uniquely Asian perspective.
What does that mean in terms of the coverage?
+ China Story
+ Uniquely Asian Perspective
- Telling it globally… what does that mean for the audience.
- Do they have a typical reader in mind? In HK, Overseas, by market?
- Technology: How are they using technology to achieve this goal
- Making a Business: Decisions in a Tough Media Environment (Optional)
- How does he see the outlook for the media business. The future of different revenue streams? Advertising, Paid Content, other services. Technology?
- How is SCMP navigating these changes?
- How does SCMP’s business as the reach and reputation becomes more global?
- According to the tools I have, the SCMP is no longer blocked in China.
- Can he confirm. What role does China and Chinese language play in SCMP’s future?
- Setting the Tone: Work Culture at the SCMP
- Gary has talked a lot about setting a new culture for the new SCMP. Why is culture important?
- Changing an old “church and state” newspaper culture is tough.
What elements of the old culture has he tried to preserve?
What new features has he tried to inculcate?
- How does he feel the cultural conversion is going?
SMCP has recently initiated a domestic partners program… is this part of the new culture and how so?
- Students and The Future:
- What do you see as the most important skills for students interested in journalism and media in the future?
- What type of talent do you find the most difficult to recruit?
- What advice would you give students in terms of where to focus their educational investment for SCMP or for the media industry in general.
- What advice would he give JMSC and the faculty for how best to prepare students for a career in journalism and media in the future.