COLUMBUS – Mississippi University for Women alumna Lulu Luo has received a position as a local producer in the BBC Beijing bureau.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster headquartered at Broadcasting House in London. The BBC is the world's oldest national broadcasting organization and the largest broadcaster with global offices all around the world.
Born and raised in a small southern county called Anxiang in Hunan province, China, Luo graduated from The W at the end of 2013 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies, combining photography and gender studies.
She enrolled at The W in 2012 after finishing her courses at an exchange program in Seoul, South Korea. Luo described her experience at The W as a close-knit family.
“I could feel their passion in teaching and also helping students to pursue what they were truly keen on. I still remember when I ran into problems transferring my credits, Dr. Bridget Pieschel, Dr. Brian Anderson and Shawn Dickey had meetings together with administrative staff to make sure my credits were fully transferred,” said Luo.
After graduation, Luo wanted to work in the field of photography, film or media. The art and film industry were blooming in Beijing. So, she didn't have much hesitation to move back. After interning in an art exhibition company and working in a few film programs, she decided to spend some time get to know China in a more realistic way instead of an artistic way. She contacted a few journalist friends, one of them introduced her to a Finnish foreign correspondent based in China and soon after she started her career in foreign media as a news producer.
She credits her success to the education to the received at The W.
“My interviewer told me she was impressed by my creative way to cover stories. I think gender studies pushed my ability to research and my ability to think out of box, while my experience in art helped me develop a creative mind and filming skills,” said Luo.
As a local producer for the BBC Beijing bureau, Luo conducts research and pitches story ideas related to China, arranges interviews and provides technical support. When necessary, she is also required to film and edit television and radio stories.
After working in news for a few years, she wants to return to school to study cinematography and start a career in film.
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Jan 3, 2018
Contact: Urusha Silwal