Career Spotlight: Laurel Chor

Join AAJA Women & Non-Binary Voices on Tuesday, October 22 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT for our career spotlight conversation with Laurel Chor, an award-winning freelance journalist from Hong Kong. Most recently she has been covering the Hong Kong protests for EPA, AFP, Getty and the New York Times. Shirley Qiu, co-director of AAJA Women & Non-Binary Voices, will moderate a Q&A with Laurel, starting with questions about her recent work on Hong Kong protests and unique challenges she faces as a local woman photographer. Then we’ll open up to questions from the audience.

Got a question for Laurel? Email them to ahead of time or post them on the Facebook event page. We will be checking the page for questions during the event as well. Follow @AAJA on Twitter too and submit your questions using #AAJAhangout.





Laurel Chor is a photographer, journalist and National Geographic Explorer from Hong Kong. Her previous work has been recognized with awards from the Overseas Press Club of America award and the Society of Publishers in Asia. in 2013, Dr. Jane Goodall named her an ambassador for the Jane Goodall Institute Hong Kong. She is also a rugby player, having played for Hong Kong in the 2017 Rugby World Cup. She graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a BS in international health and development.






Shirley Qiu is the audience engagement strategist at the American Press Institute and the co-director of AAJA Women & Non-Binary Voices. Previously, she worked at The Seattle Times, where she focused on engaging audiences for the Features section and Sunday magazine. She also previously served as the AAJA Seattle chapter secretary and national advisory board representative. She graduated from the University of Washington with a double degree in journalism and international studies.




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