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Sharon Chan - Rapporteur, Participant

Sharon Pian Chan is deputy managing editor for audience development and journalism initiatives at The Seattle Times. In her current role, she works on building a local audience to protect and pay for independent, public-service journalism.

She has previously worked as a reporter, editor and digital leader for The Seattle Times, covering beats ranging from city hall to Microsoft. She has wrangled guest columns for the opinion section, led the home page team and launched major journalism initiatives in partnership with journalism nonprofits and philanthropic foundations.

Chan served as national president of the Asian American Journalists Association from 2009 to 2010.

Chan has a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College. She is currently working on her MBA at MIT Sloan School of Management.



The Seattle Times


Deputy Managing Editor, Audience and Initiatives