October, Queens College became the home of a major national awards
program honoring coverage of Chinese and Chinese-American issues
in the English-language mainstream press, thanks to the generosity
of Howard Lee, President of the World Journal of New York.
The six annual $3,000 T.W. Wang Awards for Excellence—two each in
the categories of news/feature stories about China, news/feature
stories on Chinese-American subjects, and op-ed pieces honor the
founder of the World Journal, which has the largest circulation
(300,000) of any Chinese-language daily in the nation and is celebrating
its 25th anniversary this year.
Wang, who eventually made Flushing his home, was also the founder of the United
Daily News Group of Taipei, which includes the Journal and is the largest Chinese-language
newspaper group in the Republic of China. Its masthead is shown here.
made his $145,000 donation to Queens College after the director of its journalism
program, Dr. Joann Lee, approached him with the idea. The Wang Awards will be
administered by the Journalism Program with the assistance of a blue-ribbon Advisory
Committee. An independent panel of judges will choose the honorees. For further
information on the Wang Awards, call 718-997-2999.