Dr. Cherian George

Asso Professor

Cherian's professional life has been devoted to journalism practice, education, research and advocacy. A native of Singapore, he worked 10 years at the Straits Times, including three years as its art and photo editor. His academic research has focused on freedom of expression issues. His PhD dissertation was published as Contentious Journalism and the Internet: Towards Democratic Discourse in Malaysia and Singapore (2006). His most recent book, Freedom From The Press: Journalism and State Power in Singapore (2012), won an award for excellence at the Asian Publishing Convention. He edits the scholarly journal, Media Asia. He continues to be engaged with the news profession as director of the Asia Journalism Fellowship programme in Singapore. His civic involvements include founding What’s Up, a monthly current affairs newspaper for Singapore schoolchildren, published since 2003. In 2012, a photo book he edited and published won the top award for feature photography from Society of Publishers in Asia. Cherian received his Ph.D. in Communication from Stanford University. He has a Masters from Columbia University’s School of Journalism and a B.A. in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University.


Email: cherian@hkbu.edu.hk
Tel: (852) 3411 7834
Website: www.cheriangeorge.net


Current subjects taught

  • Comparative and International News (Masters)
  • Communication Theories & Research (PhD)


Please visit http://www.cheriangeorge.net/