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Director of Media Law Project & Associate Professor
Doreen Weisenhaus teaches media law and ethics. Prior to joining the Journalism and Media Studies Centre in 2000, she was city editor of The New York Times. She also was the first legal editor of The New York Times Magazine before becoming its law and politics editor. Before that, Weisenhaus was editor-in-chief of The National Law Journal, a leading publication for lawyers in the U.S. that won several major journalism awards during her tenure.
She also was a prosecutor in New York City, a television news producer in Chicago and a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University’s School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Medill School of Journalism, also at Northwestern. She is the author of the book, Hong Kong Media Law: A Guide for Journalists and Media Professionals (HKU Press 2007).