Shen Lu is a Chinese-English bilingual journalist. Currently, she works for a personal finance publication in New York. Shen Lu previously worked for an international news outlet’s Beijing bureau. Originally from Hangzhou, China, Shen Lu holds a B.A. in Journalism and Art from The University of Iowa, where she extensively covered the influx of Chinese students into U.S. universities. Her 2014 investigative piece on Iowa’s institutional failure of integrating Chinese students into campus life won a Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award. Shen Lu later received a M.S. in Journalism with a focus on business reporting from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. While a student at Medill, she was granted a Foreign Press Association Scholarship Award. In 2018, she received a Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business Award for a story about female truck drivers.

Last Updated: April 6, 2018



I Thought Studying Journalism outside of China Would Open Doors. Now I’m Not So Sure.

Shen Lu
Six years ago as I was about to begin my undergraduate career at The University of Iowa majoring in journalism, a fellow Chinese student who’d switched her major from communications studies to business ruthlessly doubted my choice. “How on earth...