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Professor Chan, Yuen Ying 陳婉瑩

Honorary Professor

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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.

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 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.

Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2006-01-01Appreciation for contribution to communication in China and Hong Kong,: Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication International Communication Division
Research Achievement
2003-01-01Fellowship: Asian Cultural Council, Hong Kong
2013-08-01The 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award: The Asian-American Journalists Association
2006-01-01Fellowship: Asian Cultural Council, New York City
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
2010- currentAdvisory Board memberAsia Pacific Media Educators
currentMemberInvestigative Reporters and Editors, USA
2009- currentPatronMedia Legal Defense Initiative, UK
07/2014-06/2016memberWorld Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Social Media
2011- currentCommissioner/consultant (1 of 5)Open Society "Mapping Digital Media" research project
2009 - currentEditorial Board memberWorld Policy Journal
07/2010- currentmemberWorld Economic Forum Council on Informed Socieites
2005 - currentMemberHKU SPACE Community College Lecturing Staff Appointment Committee
2009 - currentBoard memberMedia Development Loan Fund, New York City & Prague
2012-2015External ExaminerDepartment of Journalism and Communications, Zhu Hai College of Higher Education, Hong Kong
2001- currentMemberInternational Consortium of Investigative Journalists
2007-2010Visiting ProfessorSchool of journalism and Communication, Beijing International Studies University, Beijing, PRC
01/2005Reviewer of conference papersGobal Fusion, International/Intercultural Communications Conference
2001-2003Vice-presidentAsian Chapter, Asian American Journalists Association, USA
2001- currentMemberAssociation of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication, USA
2009 - currentAdvisory Board memberInvestigative Journalism Workshop, School of Communication, American University, Washington DC, USA
09/2012- 08/2015Global Board memberOpen Society Foundations
2011 – currentAdvisorFree Speech Debate project, produced by Timothy Garton Ash, Cambridge University,.
07/2012-06/2014Vice-chairWorld Economic Forum Council on Informed Societies
07/2011- 06/2012chairWorld Economic Forum Council on Informed Societies
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