How data and social media are transforming investigative journalism in China

If you put “investigative journalism + China” in Google search bar, you will probably be disappointed with the few results it returns. There is a book about it <Investigative Journalism in China: Eight Cases in Chinese Watchdog Journalism>, which I read a few years ago and would still recommend. For the English-reading world, there is really limited … Continue reading

CitizenMap: Birth and Death

In the digital media world where three months grows a new generation, the CitizenMap of the South China Morning Post, which was developed and launched in late 2010 and now been taken offline, seemed like a dinosaur. However, as the project manager back then, I found the necessity to document the existence of the short-lived platform. … Continue reading

Confessions of a social media editor

This post first appeared on the IJNet site. “What does a social media editor do?” This is exactly what I typed into Google before I started my job at the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong as its first-ever social media editor in the summer of 2010. The search results were not that satisfactory. One of … Continue reading

How social media can help environmental journalism

This Friday I was at the University of Hong Kong, giving a guest lecture in its Environmental Journalism class (graduate-level). I talked about how social media can help environmental journalists and this field of journalism, from finding story ideas to marketing your story. Below is a summary of what I covered in that one hour, … Continue reading