Pamela Chen

Pamela Chen ('20)
Pamela Chen
JSK-HAI Journalism Fellow
creative director, Instagram, San Francisco

Pamela Chen is a JSK-HAI Journalism Fellow.  When selected as a fellow she was creative director at Instagram, where she built and led the editorial team responsible for content development on the platform. She collaborates with storytellers as they adapt across visual mediums: printed, cinematic, social, experiential, and at scale. Previously, she was a senior editor for National Geographic magazine and oversaw documentary photography and video journalism for the Open Society Foundations. She produced and edited documentaries at MediaStorm, and worked as a national newspaper photojournalist. As a sound designer, she has been commissioned by the New York Times Magazine, Showtime, Hulu and Wired. Her work has earned industry accolades, including national News and Documentary Emmys, and duPont, Webbys, and POYi awards in photography, picture editing and multimedia. She has served on professional juries and as an adjunct faculty member, and she has taught workshops across the country. She studied photography and mathematics at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and received a Fulbright scholarship in journalism to Taiwan.

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