David Wertime YC ’01 will return to Yale via live video feed to discuss social media in China as Yale SOM’s inaugural Colloquium on Social Media speaker.
As a co-founder of Tea Leaf Nation, an online channel reporting on Chinese media, and senior editor at Foreign Policy, Wertime is engaged in decoding Chinese media, analyzing Chinese social trends, and featuring Chinese voices, all within that country's unique political, social, and internet environment.
About David Wertime
David Wertime is senior editor of Tea Leaf Nation. David joins FP after having co-founded Tea Leaf Nation, a news site dedicated to Chinese citizen and social media, which was acquired by the FP Group in Sept. 2013. A former lawyer in New York and Hong Kong, David first encountered China as a Peace Corps volunteer. He has appeared on BBC television, Al Jazeera English, Public Radio International, Voice of America, and other outlets as a commentator on China. Originally from the Philadelphia area, David holds a law degree from Harvard and an English degree from Yale, where he was executive editor of the Yale Herald.