Jonathan Landreth (林嘉瑞) is currently the Managing Editor at ChinaFile, the online magazine of the Arthur Ross Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York. He has previously reported from Beijing from 2004 to 2012, first as the first Asia Editor of The Hollywood Reporter, then also as a freelance for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and The China Economic Quarterly, among others – often with a focus on how the media and entertainment industries have shaped the world’s perceptions of China.
From 2000 to 2004, Landreth reported for Reuters in New York and Singapore, covering the health and energy industries and the attack of September 11, 2001. Before that, he was an early employee at the short-lived but pioneering web site VirtualChina from 1999 to 2000. Prior to his work in journalism, he worked as an editor of non-fiction books from 1993 to 1998 at Henry Holt & Company in New York. Landreth holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, (‘92) and an M.S. from Columbia University (‘99).