Theresa Boersma

Theresa Boersma is a China-based journalist and entrepreneur. She is exploring how technology is reshaping global conversations across industries, cultures, and communities.
Theresa’s career in journalism began as a television news anchor in Dalian, China over a decade ago. In 2017, she started a company to support her media ventures, and in 2018, she was selected to represent Changzhou, China in the official video series for the Boao Forum for Asia.

Theresa graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts. She now lives in Changzhou, where she occasionally finds time to dabble in interactive art installations.

photo of the WSN offices

December 18, 2020

NYU’s Shuttered Student Paper Faced Criticism Over Its Treatment of Minorities and Error-Filled Articles

“We like to think that there’s some spaces where there aren’t issues of discrimination—there aren’t issues where students of color feel slighted—and I think that at WSN, a lot of people felt like it could be that sort of space. But then, you know, as Mina’s written, it wasn’t.”

December 13, 2020

Qing Guo Alley’s Big Bet and the People It Wagered

Welcome to twenty-first-century Chinese style gentrification, where old is hip, and everyone is after a little taste of moderate prosperity.

A classroom full of people listen to a lecturer.

October 19, 2020

‘The Truth is Everything’: A Fact-checking Army Combats Fake News in China

While everyone in the U.S. is arguing over real vs. fake news, one man in China has built a whole community around fact-checking.

October 8, 2020

It’s Back to Business in Post-Pandemic China

As China’s COVID-19 case numbers came down over the past few months, the country loosened restrictions until public life in the cities began to resemble something that would feel shocking in countries still grappling with the pandemic: normal life.

Children with facemasks walk out of a school while security guards look on

September 29, 2020

China’s Schools Prepare for Next Coronavirus Test

China’s sweeping school safety measures will face untested challenges as flu season approaches. Coronavirus reporting requirements could cause students with mild flu cases to crowd hospitals, taxing resources needed to treat more severe illnesses and guard against the next COVID-19 outbreak.