Yuen-Ying Chan is a writer, educator, and the founding director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at Hong Kong University. 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 News, NBC News, and a number of Chinese language dailies. Chan’s honors 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.