Ying Chan
Ying Chan

Ying Chan

Co-founder and editorial board member of the Global Environmental Reporting Collective.

Ying is an editorial and media consultant, China expert, educator and journalist, and e-learning advocate. She was the founding director and professor (1999-2016) of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC) 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 promote journalism standards, freedom of expression and digital innovation.

Prior to joining HKU in 1998, Ying spent 23 years working as a journalist in New York City, where she reported for the New York Daily News, NBC News, and a number of Chinese language dailies. Her 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 Future Council on Information & Entertainment. She has edited six books on China’s media as the founder and co-director (2004-2016) of the China Media Project.