The News Lens

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The News Lens 關鍵評論網
TypeDaily newspaper
Founder(s)Joey Chung and Mario Yang
Founded2013 (6 years ago) (2013)
Political alignmentIndependent
HeadquartersTaipei, Taiwan
The News Lens
Traditional Chinese關鍵評論網

The News Lens is an independent bilingual website based in Taiwan and Hong Kong which offers news from around the globe and within Greater China.[1][2] Founded by Joey Chung and Mario Yang in 2013, the website aims to provide an independent and analytical alternative to the country's newspapers.[3] Article categories include politics, economics, technology, society, life, and more.


The News Lens has completed its series A financing. Current investors include North Base Media, a firm created by Marcus Brauchli and Sasa Vucinic; 500 Startups; Lionrock Capital founder and chief executive officer Hari Kumar; venture capitalist Herbert Chang; and angel investor Jim Wu.[4]


The principal staff members are:[5]

Co-founder/CEO: Joey Chung (鍾子偉), former president of Sanrio in China.

Co-founder/CCO: Mario Yang(楊士範), former editor-in-chief of CNET Taiwan; senior editor of Business Weekly (Taiwan).

Director: Marcus Brauchli, former executive editor of The Washington Post; former managing editor of The Wall Street Journal.

Advisory Director: Saša Vučinić, co-founder and former CEO and managing director of the Media Development Loan Fund.

Advisory Director: Kai-Fu Lee, founder of Sinovation Ventures (fka China's Innovation Works and Idea Bulb Ventures); the founding president of Google China.


  • In 2015, The News Lens received a silver award of the World Young Reader Prize, issued by WAN-IFRA, in the category of brand for the combination of Becoming Aces, Becoming Change and Special Reports initiatives.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "List of Taiwanese Newspapers". Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  2. ^ "List of Hong Kong newspapers and news sites". Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  3. ^ "With Angel Funding From Top Media Veterans, The News Lens Wants To Reshape Journalism In Taiwan". Dec 27, 2013. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  4. ^ "Taiwan-Based Media Startup The News Lens Raises Series A To Grow Its Global Viewership". May 26, 2015. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  5. ^ "About Us". The News Lens.
  6. ^ "List of 2015 Champions". WAN-IFRA. July 7, 2015. Retrieved November 18, 2015.

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