Kecheng Fang is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include digital media, journalism, and political communication, mainly in the Chinese context. He is the recipient of multiple awards and grants, including the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Doctoral Fellowship. He got his B.A. and M.A., both in Journalism, from Peking University. Before starting the academic journey, he worked as a political journalist at Southern Weekly for three years. He has appeared in media including The New York Times, the BBC, Financial Times, Foreign Policy, and The New Yorker, commenting on issues related to news media and Chinese politics. In 2011, he founded, an independent website committed to introducing academic studies to the Chinese public. He is also the founder of Newslab, a WeChat public account focusing on media literacy.

Last Updated: March 26, 2019