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 and also produces video interviews with people in culture and the media in China.
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, he has lived in Beijing since 1995. He has lived in a workers dormitory, ridden a bicycle across Xinjiang 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(生活), and Cosmopolitan‘s China edition (时尚杂志), covering a range of subjects from media regulation, Internet business, freedom of expression, the habits of young Chinese Internet users, Sino-African affairs, the Great Wall and Chinese consumer culture.
He is a regular speaker at English and Chinese language conferences and events.