Sharon Pian Chan named one of Digiday magazine’s Changemakers

For Immediate Release — Jun. 8, 2018
Lindsay Taylor, Consumer Marketing Manager

SEATTLE — The Seattle Times is pleased to announce that our Vice President of Innovation, Product and Development, Sharon Pian Chan, has been recognized by Digiday magazine as one of 50 Changemakers in media and marketing.

According to an announcement by Digiday, “The idea behind Changemakers is to recognize those in media and marketing who are making change happen on a daily basis.”

Other Digiday Changemakers include leaders from new-media giants like Quartz, Mic and YouTube, as well as key personnel from the BBC, CNN, Washington Post and other traditional news outlets making an impact in digital media. The full list can be found at

Chan joined The Seattle Times as an intern in 1999, progressing from reporter to editor to Associate Opinion Editor to Deputy Managing Editor to Vice President. Since 2014, she has worked to develop non-traditional funding for impact journalism, while expanding our evolving capacity to create products and services for digital, print and engagement platforms.

“Through her innovative approach to community funding initiatives, Sharon has been instrumental in our digital transformation,” says Publisher Frank Blethen. “As a veteran reporter, she understands how journalists and newsrooms operate, and she’s also skilled in the use of metrics, analysis and emerging platforms and programs to expand our reach.”

“I’m honored to be recognized by Digiday,” Chan says. “At The Seattle Times, we remain committed to creating in-depth, independent journalism, covering the issues that matter to our readers. We want to reach those readers with innovative products that help them stay informed and engaged on their platforms of choice.”