Publisher and editor of Danwei.org
Travels from: Beijing
Online TV-personality, Jeremy Goldkorn shows the backside of China’s society in an informal tone with both critical and quirky elements. Coming from a solid media and advertisement background, Goldkorn has outspoken viewpoints on China’s media and Internet industries and is frequently interviewed by the Chinese and Western press for his views on media developments, and on Sino-African relations.
Goldkorn has more than a decade of experience working in the Chinese media and advertising industries. He is the founding editor of Danwei.org, now revived as Danwei.com, probably the most popular English website about Chinese media, has managed an independent advertising firm in Beijing and produced a documentary film about African soccer players in China. Coming from South Africa, Goldkorn has been involved in some of the milestone events in the recent growth of Sno-African relations, including acting as media consultant for the South African president during the 2006 Forum on China Africa Cooperation.
Jeremy Goldkorn speaks both English and Chinese. He has recently been speaker for BT Global CIO Conference, Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute’s China Day, CLSA’s Shanghiai Investor’s Forum, JP Morgan, Picnic Amsterdam, Ad:tech in Shanghai and Beijing, Beijing University, and Communications University of China.
His topics are:
Internet trends and new media
The media industry in China (print, broadcast, Internet, film)
Chinese youth culture
Media regulation in China, censorship
Africa-China relationship, trade, politics
Jeremy Goldkorn discusses media censorship in China