Ruby Yang

Professor of Practice
Director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ruby Yang joined the Journalism and Media Studies Centre in 2013 as the Hung Leung Hau Ling Distinguished Fellow in Humanities. She became the Director of the JMSC on 1 July 2024, after taking the role as Interim Director for a year.

As a filmmaker and teacher, Ruby has inspired students from Hong Kong and beyond, elevating the art of storytelling both in journalism and filmmaking.

Ruby founded the Hong Kong Documentary Initiative in 2015. She leads the HKDI as project director, dedicating herself to nurturing the next generation of local documentary filmmakers.

Ruby was born in Hong Kong and has spent the past 35 years of her career working in the United States, Beijing, and Hong Kong. Her documentary The Blood of Yingzhou District won an Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject in 2007.

She received multiple Academy Award and Emmy nominations, as well as numerous international awards, such as the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Journalism Award, FilmAid Asia’s Humanitarian Award, and the Global Health Council Media Award.