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Ying Chan

Hong Kong University
Professor
Hong Kong
Ying Chan is an editorial and media consultant, China expert, educator and journalist, and e-learning advocate. She is the founding director and professor (1999-2016) of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong, and the founding dean (2003-2011) of the journalism school at Shantou University in China. Under her leadership, the JMSC became the hub of pan-Asian journalism serving to promoting journalism standards, freedom of expression and digital innovation. Prior to joining HKU in 1998, Chan spent 23 years working as a journalist in New York City, where she reported for the New York Daily NewsNBC News, and a number of Chinese language dailies. Chan’s honours include a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, a George Polk Award for journalistic excellence and an International Press Freedom Award by the Committee to Protect Journalists. She is a board member of the Media Development Investment Fund and a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Media, Information & Entertainment . She has edited six books on China's media as the founder and co-director (2004-2016) of the China Media Project. Chan is consulting editor of  GIJN Chinese edition and Honorary Professor of the  Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative at HKU