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How Chua handled hurdles in her career

Gina Chua

Andrew Murfett, senior managing editor at LinkedIn, interviewed Semafor executive editor Gina Chua — who worked in leadership roles at Reuters and The Wall Street Journal — about her career.

Here is an excerpt:

I was the first Asian to be editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal. There were some cultural issues. The previous editors tended to be American. I would go to, say, a printing class plant opening in Korea and, essentially no one would expect that I was the one who was the editor. If I went with my boss, a white American man, the security people would try to stop me from following them in. This was the late 1990s, remember, and I think the cultural references and the expectation that an Asian would be in charge of anything that was a Western organization, people weren’t used to that. But that’s changed quite a bit now.

Read more here.

Chris Roush

Chris Roush was the dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. He was previously Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor in business journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is a former business journalist for Bloomberg News, Businessweek, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Tampa Tribune and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. He is the author of the leading business reporting textbook "Show me the Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication" and "Thinking Things Over," a biography of former Wall Street Journal editor Vermont Royster.

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