Jeremy Goldkorn (Chinese: 金玉米; Pinyin: Jĩn Yùmí; born in Johannesburg) is a South African blogger and editor who has lived in Beijing, China since 1995. He is the founder and editor of Danwei, which includes a China-focused blog and media research firm.
He graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Literature. Prior to founding Danwei, he worked for several Beijing-based magazines, including Beijing Scene, TimeOut and technology magazine ReDegg, and as business development manager for Beijing design firm Standards Group.
Danwei, which is named after the Chinese term for a work unit, is considered to be a well-read China-focused "bridge blog" that translates Chinese language media articles into English. John Lanchester has written that "Danwei gives a range of sources, news and opinions on China that no mainstream news organisation can match." Danwei has collaborated with the Australian Centre on China in the World at the Australian National University to archive China media articles for research purposes since 2010. Danwei has been blocked in mainland China since 2009, but Danwei now publishes at Danwei.com which operates unblocked. In early 2013, Goldkorn sold Danwei to the Financial Times but he continues to manage the company and website.
Goldkorn has spoken frequently about Chinese media and Internet culture, including at the University of Sydney and Columbia Law School, and in interviews with Frontline, the Australia Network and the Asia Society. He also regular co-hosts the Sinica current affairs podcast with Kaiser Kuo, which is recorded at the Popup Chinese studios in Beijing.
- Mark Godfrey, "Making a blog pay", February 2007, Enterprise China. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
- Annie Wei, "Lao wai blogger promotes Chinese perspective", 15 May 2006, Beijing Today. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
- Ralph Jennings, "Why Young Expats Are Heading to China", (2006) chinadaily.com.cn. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
- Anna Sophie Loewenberg, "The Herring Came First, But China Has Just Hatched an Egg" (2001), New York Review of Magazines. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
- Rebecca MacKinnon, "Blogs and China Correspondence: How foreign correspondents covering China use blogs" (2007), World Journalism Education Congress. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
- John Lanchester, "Short Cuts" (2007), London Review of Books. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
- China Heritage Quarterly (2011). 盛世 Shengshi, the Prosperous Age, in the Chinese Media - Selections from the CIW-Danwei Online Archive. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
- Wang Weilan, "Great Firewall blocks Danwei.org", 7 July 2009, Global Times. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
- Financial Times' announcement "Financial Times acquires Chinese research service", 7 July 2009, Global Times. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
- University of Sydney (2011). Chaos in the walled garden: China's Great Firewall and thriving internet culture. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
- Columbia Law School (2008). Defining Chinese Modernity: Information, Economy & Environment. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
- PBS (2011). The Struggle to Control Information. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
- Australia Network (2011). China and social media. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
- Asia Society (2011). Video: Behind China's Great Firewall, Subversive Content in Cartoon Form. Retrieved 3 June 2012.