Jon Funabiki

Jon Funabiki has led a distinguished career spanning journalism, education and philanthropy. Jon has been a professor of journalism at San Francisco State University, founded the nonprofit Renaissance Journalism, launched the Ford Foundation’s grant program supporting the news media, and covered East and Southeast Asia for The San Diego Union. The Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists honored him with the Distinguished Service to Journalism Award, and the San Francisco State University Journalism Department named him its Distinguished Alumnus. He was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University, a Jefferson Fellow at the East-West Center, and a NEH Professional Fellow at UC-Santa Barbara. BEYOND YELLOWFACE marks Jon’s first documentary filmmaking project as a producer.