Professor of journalism at the University of Hong Kong
CNN Beijing and Tokyo Bureau Chief with 13 years' journalism experience in
of the award-winning global citizen media network, www.GlobalVoicesOnline.org
Fellow at Harvard Law School's Berkman
Center for Internet & Society
January 2007-present: Assistant Professor, Journalism and
Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong. Responsible for "new media" courses. Developing the Centre’s
online capabilities for teaching and media development. Conducting research and
writing on the Internet in China.
December 2004-present: Co-founder of Global Voices Online
non-profit global online citizens' media network, funded by Reuters, MacArthur,
Hivos and others. Winner in 2006 of the Knight-Batten "Innovations
in Journalism Grand Prize."
July 2004- December 2006: Research Fellow: Berkman Center for Internet and
Society, Harvard Law School. As
Research Fellow: conducted research, wrote articles, and lectured about: the
future of journalism in the Internet age, new media and the Internet in China
and Northeast Asia, freedom of speech issues. Organized a conference on "Blogging, Journalism and
Credibility" in January 2005, plus three international bloggers'
conferences (yearly, 2004-06).
Spring 2004 Fellow: Shorenstein Center on the Press,
Politics & Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard
University. Conducted research and wrote a
research paper about the impact of new forms of online participatory media on
international news. Started an experimental weblog on North Korea, www.NKzone.org (still active). Also wrote and lectured on events in
BROADCAST JOURNALISM CAREER:
July 2001-December 2003: CNN Tokyo Bureau Chief: Responsible for CNN's news coverage of Japan, in
addition to other Asian assignments. Served as CNN's only on-air correspondent
in Japan. Managed a news team of five people. Assignments outside of Japan
included: Peshawar, Pakistan (2 months post-9/11), Philippines
(focus: U.S. war on terror), Korea (North and South).
March 1998-June 2001: CNN Beijing Bureau Chief. Managed a news team of seven people. Conducted the
bulk of CNN’s on-air China reporting during that period. Set the direction for
the network's China coverage as CNN's main China correspondent. Also reported
from North Korea on three separate occasions.
World Leaders interviewed: Junichiro Koizumi (Japan);
Dalai Lama (Tibet); Pervez Musharraf (Pakistan); Mohammad Khatami (Iran)
March 1997-98: CNN Beijing Producer/Correspondent. Planned and organized CNN's China coverage. Also
reported on-air in the Bureau Chief's absence, and when news demand was heavy.
March 1996-97: CNN Beijing Producer. Planned and organized CNN's China coverage.
November 1993-March 96: CNN Beijing Associate Producer.
CNN Beijing Bureau Assistant.
December 1991-August 1992: Newsweek Taiwan stringer. Wrote stories
concerning Taiwan for Newsweek, provided
information and did reporting for numerous regional roundup stories which
Voices to Share With a Worldwide Online Audience (with Ethan
Zuckerman), Nieman Reports Winter
World and Thicker Walls? Blogs, Censorship and Civic Discourse in China,"in
Daniel Drezner and Henry Farrell, eds., The Political Promise of
Blogging (Ann Arbor: University of
Michigan Press, publication pending)
- Race to the Bottom:
Corporate Complicity in Chinese Internet Censorship (Human Rights
Watch, August 2006) (Primary author)
- "Shattering the China
Dream," The Washington Post,
(op-ed), April 20, 2006.
China’s Censors," The Nation
(print edition), March 27, 2006.
- "America’s Online
Censors," The Nation (web
edition), Feb. 24, 2006.
- "Censorship, Inc.,"
Newsweek International, Feb. 27,
- "The Great
Firewall of China," Project Syndicate, January 2006 (reprinted in over a dozen
newspapers, including the South China Morning Post, Taipei Times, Straits
Times, and others.)
Internet: Let a Thousand Filters Bloom," YaleGlobal, 28 June 2005 (reprinted in 8 newspapers,
including the International Herald Tribune)
Precarious State of TV News," Nieman Reports, Spring 2005.
JOURNALISM & CREDIBILITY: Battleground and Common Ground." A
conference report. Published online with support from the Berkman Center
for Internet & Society and the Shorenstein Center on the Press,
Politics and Public Policy.
- "Chinese Cell
Phone Breaches North Korean Hermit Kingdom," YaleGlobal, 17 January 2005.
- "Global Voices:
International Bloggers Start Connecting the Dots," Personal
Democracy Forum, 15 December 2004.
of American Global TV：Humanity,
National Interest, or Commercial Profit?" JAMCO Online
International Symposium (Japan)
WORLD-WIDE CONVERSATION: Online participatory media and international
news," Shorenstein Center Working Paper Series, Spring 2004.
North Korea," Nieman Reports,
Mixing nuke, human rights diplomacy," Asia Times Online, May 6, 2004.
RECENT PUBLIC SPEAKING & CONFERENCES:
University Journalism School symposium: "Politics and the Internet:
Is the Web Revolutionary?"
Panelist. November 2006.
Center 20th Anniversary Conference: The Future of News, Panelist: ""New Media and News:
Peering Over the Horizon," November 2006.
Annual Chinese Blogger Conference, Hangzhou, China, Global Voices Panel, Moderator and panel organizer, October 2006.
Nations 59th Annual DPI/NGO Summit Panel: "The Role of Media and Communications
Policies in Achieving the MDG’s," Panelist. September 2006
Annual Chinese Internet Conference: Lunchtime
keynote symposium: Corporate Responsibility and the Internet in China. July 2006.
Brainstorm, Aspen, CO, Panel: China and the Internet. June 2006.
Institute Seminar: "Making the Global-Local Connection," Lecturer, May 2006.
Enrichment Seminar, New York, Keynote
Speaker, May 2006.
Media London:, Global Voices panel
moderator and organizer, May 3-4.
Vanguard "Perspectives on China" Workshop," Consultant and speaker, April 2006.
of Expression in Asian Cyberspace, Manila, Philippines, April 18-21, 2006, speaker on global
citizens’ media and Chinese internet censorship.
2nd Annual Bloggers’ Conference, Taipei, Taiwan. April 15, 2006. Speaker on Global Voices and
Media global reporting seminar, Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, March 14 2006, speaker on global citizens’
and the Internet, Council on Foreign Relations, March 8, 2006, panel moderator.
"Newsmaker" event on blogs and journalism, London. Jan 30, 2006, panelist.
conference on the future of publice media, Jan 12-13 2006, convened by the Center for Social Media.
Presentation about Global Voices Online.
Voices Summit, Dec. 10 2005,
- Les Blogs, December 5-6. Panelist on Global Voices and
international citizens media.
- World Sumit on the Information Society,
Tunisia, Nov. 17-18: Keynote Speaker
and moderator, "Expression
Under Repression" workshop
- Chinese Blogger Conference,
Shanghai Nov. 5-6: Discussion
moderator (in Mandarin): "Blogging Beyond Borders"
- Pop!Tech, Camden, ME, Oct. 20-22: Presentation: "China and the Internet:
Change Goes Both Ways"
- State of Play, New York Law School, Oct 6-8: Co-moderator of panel on "virtual world
- We Media Conference, New
York, Oct 5: Panel moderator:
"Activism & Democracy"
Press Club, June 1st:
Panel on blogging
World Report Conference, Atlanta, May 2005: Televised panel
discussion on blogging and its impact on broadcast journalism.
- Digital Silk Road:
China Internet Conference, Michigan State University, May 2005: Discussant for presentations on the internet
and political change in China
- Personal Democracy
Forum, New York, May 2005: moderated
panel on international blogs
- Blognashville, May 2005: Presentation on Global Voices and international blogs
- International Summit on
Democracy, Terrorism & Security, March 2005: Terrorism
and the Internet Panelist and
- South-by-Southwest, March 2005:
Spoke on 2 panels: international blogging and online activism
Economic Forum, Davos, January 2005: Moderated panel
on China's economy, speaker for dinner panel on blogs and new media
- "Blogging, Journalism &
Credibility" Harvard, January 2005 - primary organizer.
- Internet &
Society, Harvard Law School, Dec. 9-10 2004 - panelist and workshop participant
Barcelona, September 2004: panelist
Economic Forum China Summit, Beijing, September 2004: moderator and panelist
for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) 2004 Toronto
conference: panelist in session on
blogging and new media, Speaker at side event: "Exploring Fusion
Power of Public and Participatory Journalism" organized by the
Public Journalism Network (PJNet)
Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Davos 2004: Moderated panels on Japan's future and the Korean Peninsula
Visiting Lecturer, Indiana
University School of Journalism and East
Asia Studies Center March 29-April 1, 2004. Spent one full week lecturing to classes in the Journalism and
East Asian Studies departments.
Asia Center, Spring 2004 lecture on
covering China and Northeast Asia as a CNN correspondent
Kennedy School: spoke to various
classes and seminars about online media
School of Journalism, November 2004: guest lectured
to East Asian Studies students and Digital China class
College, October 2004,
February 2006: guest lecture on
blogs, new media and the future of journalism
Law School, November 2004, Fall 2005: lectured
on participatory media to Digital Democracy course; Spring 2004: Brown Bag talk to East Asian Legal Studies
Asia Center, March 2006 panelist: "The
Ethics and Realities of Internet Business in China."
of Hong Kong, Journalism & Media Studies Centre, November 2006
lecture: "Journalism 2.0: The Future of News."
RECENTLY INTERVIEWED AND QUOTED BY (in the past year):
ABC Nightline, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, BBC, Radio Open Source, Wired, Newsweek,
Wall Street Journal, New
York Times, Online Journalism
Review and many others.
World Economic Forum: Global Leader of Tomorrow 2003. One of 100 accomplished professionals aged 37 and
under selected annually to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos,
Switzerland for a term of three years.
Fellow, Asian Security Seminar, Center for War, Peace and
the News Media. November 2000. Selected as
one of 15 journalists from the United States and around Asia to attend a
one-week conference in Honolulu.
September 1991-May 1992: Fulbright scholar in Taiwan. Focus: press and politics in modern Taiwan.
Attended graduate courses on Taiwan politics and Taiwan-mainland relations at
National Taiwan University. Worked as an intern at a local Chinese language
Chinese (fluent), Japanese (survival), Russian (2.5 years in college), French
Harvard University. 1991
BA Magna Cum Laude in Government.
Senior thesis on Russian nationalism.
Editor-in-Chief, Harvard International Review.
Public middle and high schools in Tempe, Arizona. Primary school in Arizona,
India (Delhi Public School), Hong Kong (Quarry Bay School), and Beijing, China
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