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Reginald Chua

Reginald Chua became an ICIJ board member in 2017 and currently serves as ICIJ's treasurer.

Chua is Executive Editor, Editorial Operations, Data and Innovation at Reuters, based in New York.

Among other duties, he oversees newsroom operations, logistics, budgets, safety and security as well as data and computational journalism, graphics and data visualization and polling. He also works with corporate technology and R&D teams to set newsroom technology priorities and develop capabilities such as content management systems, news automations, language analysis and text generation.

At Reuters, he built a world-class data and computational journalism team from the ground up, conceived and oversaw the creation of the ground-breaking Connected China app, which tracks and visualizes power and relationships among China’s elite, and drove development of Tracer, a machine-learning system that algorithmically detects and verifies newsworthy events on Twitter. He’s also brought new protocols and practices to physical and digital security to the newsroom. He joined Reuters in 2011.

He was previously Editor-in-Chief of the South China Morning Post from 2009 to 2011. Prior to that, he had a 16-year run at The Wall Street Journal, including as a Deputy Managing Editor in New York, where he managed the global newsroom budget, supervised the graphics team, and helped develop the paper’s computer-assisted reporting capabilities. He also ran the Journal’s Hong Kong-based Asian edition for eight years – the edition’s longest-serving editor – opened the paper’s bureau in Hanoi, and was its correspondent in the Philippines. He also worked as the Manila Correspondent for Singapore’s Straits Times newspaper and was a correspondent in Singapore for Reuters. He began his journalism career as a writer for the then-Singapore Broadcasting Corporation, working in radio, TV and documentaries.

A citizen of Singapore, he graduated from the University of Chicago with an A.B. in Mathematics and from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism with a M.S. in Journalism.

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