Spring 2001

Chinese Journalism Awards Founded at Queens College



ast 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.

World Journal

Tih-Wu 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.

Lee 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.