Reporting in China
Institute of Asian Research and School of Journalism
School of Journalism, 6388 Crescent Rd, Rm 104
Melissa Chan, John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University
Friday, Mar 08, 2013 to Friday, Mar 08, 2013
12:45 - 1:45pm
Melissa Chan is a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, where she is working on improving digital security for journalists. She was Al Jazeera English's China correspondent for five years before her expulsion from the country in 2012. As the channel's China correspondent, she covered everything from the economy, domestic politics, foreign policy, the environment, social justice, labor rights, to human rights. Her work received a number of awards, including two Human Rights Press Awards, the Asian Television Award, and a nod from the Overseas Press Club. Her broadcast journalism experience began with internships in CNN's Hong Kong and Havana bureaus. Her first job was with ABC News in New York, where she eventually joined the team that produced World News Tonight. She received her BA in History from Yale University, and her Master's in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics. Melissa speaks fluent Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese.