editor/writer, Yangcheng Evening News, Enlight Foundation Fellow
Challenge: Improve investigative reporting on the Sino-African relationship.
As a JSK Fellow at Stanford, Kejin Qian focused on how to use the digital tools to improve the journalism in China and how to help Chinese and African Journalists to better tell the story of China’s economic presence on the African continent. He worked with another fellow, Kennedy Jawoko, to create the framework for DragonLion, a collaborative platform to enable Chinese and African journalists to better cover stories of China’s economic activities in Africa. Qian also extensively explored the recent challenges and changes in U.S. journalism, innovation in media, the modern history of China and international relations in East Asia. Through this research, he developed a better understanding of Chinese history and international relations and a deeper understanding of the context of media in different regions and eras.
A collaborative investigative portal to illuminate the Sino-African relationship.
Kennedy Jawoko and Kejin Qian are joining forces to help other journalists more effectively cover one of the world's most important economic and political relationships.
Kejin Qian became a journalist after graduating from Peking University and joined Yangcheng Evening News, a daily newspaper based in Guangzhou, in 1998. As the editor of international news, he covered many major stories, including the Southeast Asia tsunami in 2004, the U.S. presidential election that year and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. He is also a columnist for newspapers and online publications in China. He has been an adjunct associate professor of journalism at Sun Yat-Sen University. Qian has won national and local journalism prizes, including several China Awards for International Reporting. He was an Alfred Friendly Press Fellow at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 2005.
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