Kaixin Cheng

1995 | Rotterdam, Netherlands | PhD Student

Creative | Innovative | Academic


Erasmus University Rotterdam

Scholarship PhD Candidate | Oct 2020 – Now

My current PhD project concerns immersive journalism, news culture and innovation. More specifically, I study the development and audience reception of 360-degree/VR news and journalistic innovation.

University of Sheffield

MA Global Journalism (Distinction) | Sept 2017 – Jan 2019

My master’s degree education concerns new media, media globalization, and innovative journalism. I was among the winners of the university’s International Journalism Week, which led to an apprenticeship at the BBC. Honour: Completion with Distinction.

Shanghai International Studies University

BA Russian | Sept 2013 – Jun 2017

With my bachelor’s degree I took a minor in journalism. I have also spent an exchange year in Moscow State Pedagogical University with a scholarship from the China Scholarship Council.

Work Experience

Marketing intern | London, UK | Aug 2018 – Jan 2019

Organised campaigns and promotional events for student housing partners in the UK targeting foreign students in China and Eurasian countries.

Pear Video

Video news editor intern | Shanghai, China | Nov 2016 – Jun 2017

Edited and produced more than 300 pieces of political news and social news videos.
Participated in immersive news (VR or 360°) video creating and strategizing.


English | C2 Level, Native or bilingual proficiency

Chinese (Mandarin) | Native language

Russian | Minimum Professional Proficiency

Dutch | B1 Level, Intermediate


Video Editing | Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects

Webpage Designing | WordPress (Just like this one!)

Other Creative Media Skills