Hong Kong-born journalist Ying Chan worked at a range of publications including Sing Tao newspaper and the New York Daily News before founding The University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies
Centre in September 1999.
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 taught
at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and was on the board of the Asian American Journalists Association. Chan has a bachelor’s degree (social sciences) from HKU and a Masters from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Source: Journalism and Media Studies Centre, The University of Hong Kong