News Editor with a specialised focus in helping newsrooms adapt to the digital world. I make data-based decisions to create and optimise content that resonate with an online audience. With journalism and agency experience, I have a uniquely hybrid set of skills that makes me an asset to the newsroom of today. This site serves as a portfolio of sorts, listing some works I remember most fondly.
A selection of works I wrote for AsianInvestor in 2021:
Award-nominated multimedia piece: How to fill in the ESG pitfalls of cryptocurrencies
Apple Daily’s closure: How Hong Kong’s eroding press freedom will affect its investing appeal
Gender equality: Why are there still so few women-led asset managers?
Gender equality: Asset owners can push harder for gender parity in listed companies
Family Offices and ESG part 1: Family offices taking ESG into their own hands as regulators play catch up
Family Offices and ESG part 2: Family offices blend impact investing with philanthropy
Scoop: AustralianSuper opens NYC office after Covid delay
Exclusive interview with State Super: State Super’s alternatives makeup shifts towards private debt
Exclusive interview with Future Fund CIO: Future Fund sees inflation, market fragility and rising rules as key investing risks
Gender equality and representation is something I care deeply for – not only to make sure that women voices were heard, but also that they are portrayed in an empathetic, non-condescending way. It is a constant mission for me in the newsroom to empower women, whether it is business leaders, the everyday woman on the street, or our ever-inspiring and gifted journalists.
All over the world, women seemed to suffer disproportionately to men as a result of lockdowns, household responsibilities and, in some cases, domestic violence. China was no different.
As the team was inundated with coronavirus stories from every direction, it became a real struggle to uncover people and angles that had not been covered before. These were a few I am proud of.
As a dog owner and animal lover, it felt very personal and important to me to break the stereotypes people had of Chinese people being dog eaters. Dog meat is eaten by a very small percentage of people in China. Even in Yulin, where the infamous dog meat festival is held, only about 12% of people consume canines regularly. Among China’s 1.4 billion population, the percentage is far far lower.
I will not presume to take credit for this coverage. Everything was done by the amazing reporter who braved the rain and floods to provide on-ground coverage. But I will say that I enjoyed working through the copy and discovering these fascinating stories through her eyes.
In one piece, she walked the reader through a rescue mission on a boat as firefighters raced to save stranded townspeople.
A series of explainers borne out of SEO keyword research, close teamwork with reporters, subeditors and keyword specialists, and plain old news judgement.
Some Covid-19 China explainers:
Worked with the South China Morning Post’s digital interactives team and China society team to create a multimedia package.
Part I played:
- Liaising teams
- Image selection