Yuen-ying Chan

Ying-Chan-AAJA-600600Director & Professor

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.