Fellows & Editors

 

Rob Schmitz

Trip:
Fellows Fall 2002
Affiliation:
Minnesota Public Radio
Country:
China
Year:
2002

Rob Schmitz is the China Bureau Chief for the public radio business program Marketplace, produced by American Public Media. He’s spent a decade in radio news. Previously he worked as the Los Angeles Bureau Chief for ‘The California Report,’ produced by NPR affiliate KQED, and as a reporter for KPCC and at Minnesota Public Radio. Schmitz has reported from locations throughout China, Mexico, Japan, and in 2009, he covered the United Nations Climate Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. Schmitz is also a freelance video journalist. He’s worked on documentaries in China for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and New York Times Television. Previously Schmitz was a freelance writer in China’s Sichuan Province, where he lived for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer and nearly another year as a journalist. His work has appeared on The Learning Channel, the CBC, and in publications including The New York Times, The Star-Ledger and The Christian Science Monitor. He has a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Spanish from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Stories

  • Video: The new Shangri-La

    In Fall 2002, International Reporting Project Fellow Rob Schmitz traveled to China to look at how tourism is effecting Tibetan culture.

  • Video: Gesar of Ling

    In Fall 2002 International Reporting Project Fellow Rob Schmitz reports on one of the last living Tibetans in China who sing "Gesar of Ling," an epic poem that tells of Tibet's ancient past.

  • Lost Horizon: Visiting the New Shangri-la

    Young apprentice monks in Nixia, a mountain village in a Tibetan area of China's Yunnan province. (Rob Schmitz, a reporter and producer for Minnesota Public Radio, traveled to China to report on...

  • Gesar of Ling

    Rob Schmitz reports on one of the last living Tibetans in China who can sing "Gesar of Ling," an epic poem that tells of Tibet's ancient past.  

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