Michael Logan

Michael Logan

Expertise: Tech industry, International business, Financial news
Title: Fact Checker
Education: University of Iowa, Columbia University, Emerson College,
Location: Sugar Land, Texas


  • Covered China and Hong Kong business and technology news
  • Led a video and podcasting team for the South China Morning Post
  • Led a multilingual editorial team based in Taiwan whose news animations garnered billions of online views and appeared in dozens of media outlets
  • Developed a syndicated animated news service with more than 30 clients around the world


Michael Logan is a writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience at news organizations in Asia and the United States. As a multimedia editor for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, Michael led the organization's coverage of business and tech trends. In 2010, Michael joined Next Media Animation in Taiwan where he developed the company's News Direct service, which distributed news animations to over 30 clients throughout the globe.

From 2018 to 2020, Michael was an adjunct professor of creative writing at the University of Iowa, where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in fiction. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Journalism from Columbia University.


Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Emerson College, a Master of Science degree in Journalism from Columbia University, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa.

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