Paul Cheung is a mission-focused leader dedicated to driving innovation and progress in the media industry. With over 20 years of experience, he has spearheaded transformative initiatives focused on technology adoption, combating misinformation, ensuring business sustainability, and fostering organizational culture change.

As the Strategic Advisor for Hacks/Hackers, Paul Cheung leads the development and execution of strategies that promote the adoption of emerging technologies like AI within the media industry. His responsibilities include strategy development, program designs, fundraising and forging partnerships to seamlessly integrate advanced technologies across the media landscape. Previously, Cheung held key leadership roles at notable organizations including the Center for Public Integrity, Knight Foundation, NBC News Digital, The Associated Press, The Miami Herald, and The Wall Street Journal. His work has been crucial in developing innovative models and partnerships that have greatly diversified news organizations and enhanced their sustainability.

Paul Cheung serves as an advisor and committee member for the Institute for Independent Journalists and Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He has also held board positions at organizations such as the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and First Draft News. Additionally, he co-leads the Executive Leadership Program at the Asian American Journalists Association. Cheung graduated from the Punch Sulzberger Executive Leadership Program at Columbia University and holds a degree from New York University.

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