Sarah Li currently works at The New York Times as a researcher, video producer, and 360 videographer, based in Beijing, China. The stories Sarah produces and researches mainly focus on human rights, environment and other social issues such as poverty. A Tibetan’s Journey to Justice, In China, a Surge in Strikes, In China, a Reverse Migration and Living in China’s Expanding Desert are some of the most popular stories and have influenced millions of audiences worldwide.
Sarah’s footprint has covered most of China’s provinces, including Tibet, Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia, and has reached to other Asian countries. She was the contributor, researcher and line producer of the following award-winning Times documentaries:
- “Jade’s Journey Marked by Drugs and Death“, won Award of Excellence at POYi and Excellence in Digital News at SOPA in 2015.
- “A Tibetan’s Journey to Justice“, won Award of Excellence at POYi in 2016.
- “How China is Changing the Internet“, won 3rd place, short-form multimedia, World Press Photo in 2017
Besides working closely with the Time’s senior video journalist Jonah M. Kessel and the Beijing Bureau chief Edward Wong, Sarah also travels by herself to film 360-degree virtual reality videos in China and Asia. Some of her popular pieces include: Take a Delivery via Beijing’s Streets, How to Make a Chinese Lantern.
Here are links to Sarah’s production and research works at the Times: