Lin Tan Chief news anchor, producer, writer, editor, and photographer in New York City for Sinovision, a Chinese television station.
Class Of: 2010
Campus: Old Westbury Major: Master of Arts
Point of Pride
“When I worked in China, I was a fashion/entertainment host and produced programs such as Fashion Follow Me and Entertainment 365 Days, which were among the highest-rated primetime fashion and entertainment programs in the country. I have abilities and skills in front of and behind the camera, and as a news anchor, I talk about many more things than fashion and entertainment. I’m proud to say that I am a professional media person.”
Moral to Her Story
“I play the role of a news anchor everywhere, not just on TV, and I must consider all aspects in my life that can affect my reputation and authority. I think personality and moral character are equally
as important as my work capabilities.”
“News programs in China are much less competitive than in the United States. Chinese video and TV stations are run by the Chinese government, and 90 percent of national or international news is reported by China Central Television. Chinese news programs are not like American news. Due to China’s one-party system, it’s hard to get different voices about political and institutional criticism.”
“The Internet is the trend of all media. It will weaken the power of television and be the main medium, but TV networks will continue to exist through websites where you can watch programs online.”
Best Time of Day
“When I host my news program.”
Definition of Success
“It’s not what you achieve. It’s what kind of person you have been.”
Favorite NYIT Memory
“Every time I learned in the classroom.”
Last Book Read
Meditation by Marcus Aurelius
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