Vivian Wu is the International Cooperation Director for Initium Media, a Hong Kong-based news, features, and data journalism website and app. Prior to moving to New York City in August 2016 for a Political Science graduate program at the New School, Wu was the Chief Content Director for China News at Initium Media in Beijing.

Wu has over 15 years of experience working in newspapers, magazines, TV, and digital media. Among many other posts, she was Editorial Director at the celebrity magazine Portrait in China; media and legal reporter at the South China Morning Post Beijing Bureau for six years; and content supervisor at CCTV-6 for four years. She has won a great number of journalism awards in Hong Kong and Asia.

Wu also has rich experience in managing international NGO and social enterprise programs in China, the U.S., Europe, Japan, and East Africa through cooperations with media, IT businesses, law firms, and academic institutes. She is the co-founder of Yi De Vision, an independent global media think tank, and senior media advisor to international organizations including Internews China, UNESCO and the U.S. Embassy European Delegation, as well as many other embassies in Beijing.

Wu is the co-editor of the book Openness or Restriction, Freedom of Expression Versus Application of the Law in New Media Context (Peking University Press, 2013). With a B.A. in English Literature from Renmin University and M.A degree in International Communication from Peking University, she was a fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford in 2010, and a visiting scholar to the University of California, Berkeley in 2011 and to Waseda University in Tokyo in 2013.

Last Updated: September 16, 2016



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