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.

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October 27, 2021

When Investigative Health Journalism is Advocacy, the Little Guy Wins

Acting as a counterweight for money and politics distinguishes between “good guys” and “bad guys,” and when UVA did not immediately resolve the problems that Hancock and Lucas pointed out in their original investigation, the journalists reacted through additional reporting.

October 25, 2021

Podcast “Voice Up”: What’s Up with CNN? The Cuomo Edition

Where does CNN fall on the journalism ethics scale? In this episode, Theresa Boresma, Sonali Gupta, and Grace Sui discuss […]

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October 13, 2021

The Brief, Wondrous Life of Congressedits, Bot and Journalist may be time to expand our thoughts about journalists to include those lifeless lines of code we love and loathe: bots.

February 22, 2021

Students Should Run Student Newspaper, Says NYU Alum Backing WSN’s Revival

Last week, WSN’s website went live with its first article in months, announcing the hiring of WSN’s former Deputy Managing Editor Alexandria Johnson as the new editor-in-chief and calling for new applicants for WSN’s many vacant staff positions.

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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.”