Jeremy Goldkorn founded the popular China media website Danwei.org, and acts as editor and publisher. The site has tracked the changes in China’s media and Internet on a daily basis since 2003. Danwei also produces custom research reports about media, Internet and communications in China for corporate clients, and are research affiliates of the Centre on China in the World at Australia Nation University.
According to The London Review of Books, “Danwei gives a range of sources, news and opinions on China that no mainstream news organisation can match,” while Public Affairs magazine called Goldkorn “one of China’s most prolific and powerful social media commentators.”
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Goldkorn has lived in Beijing since 1995. He has lived in a workers’ dormitory, ridden a bicycle across Xinjiangm, Qinghai and Tibet, and spent the last decade working in the Chinese media, advertising and Internet industries.
Goldkorn produced the documentary film African Boots of Beijing. His writing has appeared in many Chinese and foreign publications including The Guardian, The New York Times, Life, and Cosmopolitan’s China edition, covering a range of subjects from media regulation, Internet business, freedom of expression, the habits of young Chinese Internet users and Chinese consumer culture.
He is a regular speaker at English and Chinese language conferences and events.
At TGS, his focus is the origin, development and current status of the Chinese Internet and an introduction to Chinese Internet culture, business, regulation and censorship.