John Zongmin Zhou
Studio 20 2014
Job: Global Audience Engagement Editor at HuffPost
Location: New York, NY
Hometown: Shanghai, China
What I Do Now
I collaborate with HuffPost’s editorial, product and analytics departments to develop pilot programs and new initiatives to increase the reach of HuffPost content among 17 international editions, and disseminate the learnings to the entire global newsroom.
Before Studio 20
I enrolled in the Studio 20 program right after graduation from college. As an undergrad I co-founded a Chinese tech blog that now has over 1 million followers on Weibo.
During Studio 20, I worked directly with…
The New York Times, The United Nations Television, CBN Weekly, QDaily.com
Final Project Partner
Problem I helped solve…
I caught a small newsroom up to the modern mobile-first age, reshaping its data journalism workflow and equipping every reporter in the newsroom with the skills to visualize data.
Professional hops since graduating…
I freelanced with International Business Times, Bedford + Bowery and CBN Weekly before joining HuffPost.
Why Studio 20
The Studio 3 project training equipped me with the ideal mindset of tweaking, testing and iterating that is key to the constantly evolving modern newsrooms of today.