Yuen-Ying Chan, HKU Journalism School Founder, Joins Civic Exchange as Fellow

Civic Exchange is delighted to announce that Professor Yuen-Ying Chan has joined Civic Exchange as a Distinguished Fellow.

Professor Chan is an award-winning journalist, journalism professor and media expert. She recently retired as founding Director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC) at the University of Hong Kong. Under her leadership, the JMSC became the hub of pan-Asian journalism, promoting journalism standards, freedom of expression and digital innovation. Professor Chan was also the founding dean of the journalism school at Shantou University in China. She has worked as a field producer for NBC News in the United States and as a reporter for the New York Daily News. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Media Development Investment Fund and a member of the World Economic Forum Future Council on Entertainment and the Media. She is also an honorary professor for the Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative at HKU.

Civic Exchange welcomes Professor Chan and her deep knowledge of media, technology, education, and public affairs.

“We are very honored and genuinely excited that Ying has decided to join Civic Exchange as our first Distinguished Fellow.  We are relaunching Civic Exchange’s Fellow Program to attract top intellectuals and sector experts to collaborate with Civic Exchange in areas and topics that are of mutual interest.  Ying brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise, but probably most important of all, she has a reputation for integrity and care for the younger generation.  We expect to work closely with her in a wide range of areas going forward including technology and public affairs,” said Maura Wong, CEO of Civic Exchange.