Ying Chan is a writer, educator, and the founding director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre.
As an academic unit of HKU, the JMSC offers professional graduate and undergraduate degrees in journalism, and MPhil and PhD degrees.
She was also the founding dean (2003-2011) of the journalism school at Shantou University in China.
She is the co-Public Lead of Creative Commons Hong Kong, a board member of the Media Development Loan Fund, an investment fund for independent media worldwide and the chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Informed Societies.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2006-01-01||Appreciation for contribution to communication in China and Hong Kong,: Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication International Communication Division||Research Achievement|
|2003-01-01||Fellowship: Asian Cultural Council, Hong Kong||Others|
|2013-08-01||The 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award: The Asian-American Journalists Association||Others|
|2006-01-01||Fellowship: Asian Cultural Council, New York City||Others|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|2010- current||Advisory Board member||Asia Pacific Media Educators|
|current||Member||Investigative Reporters and Editors, USA|
|2009- current||Patron||Media Legal Defense Initiative, UK|
|07/2014-06/2016||member||World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Social Media|
|2011- current||Commissioner/consultant (1 of 5)||Open Society "Mapping Digital Media" research project|
|2009 - current||Editorial Board member||World Policy Journal|
|07/2010- current||member||World Economic Forum Council on Informed Socieites|
|2005 - current||Member||HKU SPACE Community College Lecturing Staff Appointment Committee|
|2009 - current||Board member||Media Development Loan Fund, New York City & Prague|
|2012-2015||External Examiner||Department of Journalism and Communications, Zhu Hai College of Higher Education, Hong Kong|
|2001- current||Member||International Consortium of Investigative Journalists|
|2007-2010||Visiting Professor||School of journalism and Communication, Beijing International Studies University, Beijing, PRC|
|01/2005||Reviewer of conference papers||Gobal Fusion, International/Intercultural Communications Conference|
|2001-2003||Vice-president||Asian Chapter, Asian American Journalists Association, USA|
|2001- current||Member||Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication, USA|
|2009 - current||Advisory Board member||Investigative Journalism Workshop, School of Communication, American University, Washington DC, USA|
|09/2012- 08/2015||Global Board member||Open Society Foundations|
|2011 – current||Advisor||Free Speech Debate project, produced by Timothy Garton Ash, Cambridge University,.|
|07/2012-06/2014||Vice-chair||World Economic Forum Council on Informed Societies|
|07/2011- 06/2012||chair||World Economic Forum Council on Informed Societies|
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