JMSC alumna Sky Canaves (MJ 2007) has been named lead writer of the China Journal, the Wall Street Journal‘s newly launched China blog. The blog is dedicated to “tracking the earth-shaking changes taking place in the world’s most populous country.”
The China Journal is positioned to “draw insights of the Journal’s award-winning team of nearly 20 journalists covering China to explain developments in the country’s business world, economy, and culture”. It will also feature regular contributions from Juliet Ye, a fellow JMSC alumna (MJ 2007).
Since joining the Wall Street Journal Asia last year, Sky has been reporting many significant developments in China, including Tibet, the Olympics and the fate of Chinese factories as they lost their edge in the midst of spiraling costs. Her work has often appeared on the front page.
Sky has a J.D. from Stanford University and was previously an associate at a top law firm in Hong Kong. Leaving the legal field, she pursued her dream of becoming a journalist by coming to the JMSC and completing her MJ in 2007. After doing JMSC internships at Bloomberg and Financial Times in Hong Kong, she landed her dream job at the Wall Street Journal Asia upon graduation.
A graduate of Nanjing University, Juliet Ye interned at Voice of America in Hong Kong while at the JMSC. Like Sky, she was hired at Wall Street Journal Asia right after graduation. Among the WSJA articles she has written or contributed to include those about China’s internet industry, reaction to Beijing policies in Tibet, Olympics preparations and the global expansion of Chinese cigarette companies.