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Cliff Buddle, Special Projects Editor at the South China Morning Post, has been a reporter and editor for more than 30 years in London and Hong Kong.
He began his career covering cases at the Central Criminal Court in London. He was brought to Hong Kong by the SCMP in 1994, and as chief court reporter he covered landmark constitutional cases following the city’s return to China. He has worked as an opinion page editor, news editor and chief leader writer. He was deputy editor for six years, and as acting editor-in-chief in 2011/12 he oversaw a major revamp and redesign of the newspaper.
He has a Master’s Degree in Human Rights Law from the University of Hong Kong and has passed the Common Professional Examination, a post-graduation qualification in law.
Chan Pui King
Chan Pui-king is a veteran investigative journalist who also has worked in media management for nearly two decades. She was editor-in-chief of Next Magazine where she helped lead teams on investigative projects involving political, corporate and business issues. She also contributed reporting for the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on a tobacco-related project. She was the first research fellow of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong in 1999 and wrote a guide on access to public information in Hong Kong that has become an authoritative reference for journalists. Part of the work was published in Hong Kong Media Law: A Guide for Journalists and Media Professionals. She has a BSocSci degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
Darcy W. Christ has been a web developer for over 18 years. He has worked in news media and helped establish content and social media strategies for several private, non-profit and educational organizations. With a background in philosophy, Darcy became a programmer as a way to continue his interest in systems, both logical and linguistic. Early on, his interests in open source and open content focused his work. He has strong programming skills, but in the last decade has moved towards writing and discussing the social side of technology, as a way to improve how we think about and use the ubiquitous systems in our lives.
Lauren Dockett is a journalist, author and editor. In her twenty years of reporting for radio, print and online media, she’s investigated ultra-liberal city politics in Northern California, gay rights in Havana, Cuba, and toxic schools in New York City, and covered celebrities, immigrant communities, environmental struggles, and arts and culture. In a parallel career in book publishing, she’s been a marketing and publicity manager and held executive and senior editor roles in New York City, where she acquired and developed influential nonfiction titles in the areas of gender politics, crime, social justice, and health and aging. She has a degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, is a recipient of the Richard J Blood Award for Excellence in Reporting, and her three books,The Deepest Blue, Facing 30, and Sex Talk, have been translated into six languages.
Gerry Doyle is the Assistant Business Editor for Asia at the International Herald Tribune and has worked as a journalist for nearly 20 years in the United States, the Middle East and Hong Kong. As a senior editor at The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi, he ran a team of reporters covering crime, courts and national security, which produced stories including the torture trial of Abu Dhabi royal Sheikh Issa bin Zayed, the progress against human trafficking in the UAE, and gasoline shortages in one of the world’s most oil-rich nations.
Before that, he worked for almost a decade at the Chicago Tribune, both as an editor and a reporter, and covered some of the city’s most high-profile, as well as the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. While working at the Tribune, he also taught editing to graduate students at Northwestern University’s Medill school of journalism.
He holds degrees in journalism and philosophy from the University of Kansas and is an alumnus of the Dow Jones editing program.
His first novel, “From the Depths,” was published in 2007 and was named a finalist for best debut novel of the year by the International Thriller Writers.
Jeremiah Foo brings 18 years of technology and media experience in parts of Asia stretching from India to China to his native Malaysia.
In addition to teaching at the JMSC, he teaches digital and media-related production technology at Shantou University’s Cheung Kong School of Journalism and Communication. He also serves as the school’s technical chief and manager of the its Convergent Media Lab.
He is co-founder of the eMuse group of companies in Malaysia, which creates media content. He served as assistant vice president of Asian Artiste & Repertoire, where he oversaw the building of the publishing division and product development of Singapore-based MediaStream Limited, a producer, publisher and distributor of music and visuals. He has written for In•Tech, a weekly technology pullout published by Star Publications in Malaysia, covering new and emerging technologies. He helped set up Mizzima.tv, a Burmese station based in New Delhi.
Angharad Hampshire worked on many radio programmes, including news, current and consumer affairs as well as arts, documentaries and other programmes while working for the BBC for more than 12 years.
She has reported for the BBC World Service in the U.K., China, Nepal, Afghanistan and Africa. In 2007, she won a BBC Onassis Bursary to go to Mount Everest where she recorded material for two documentaries. She has also made documentaries in China and Tibet. She has trained more than 50 journalists for the BBC in Afghanistan and Africa.
She reports on arts, culture and science in Hong Kong for the BBC World Service and is a regular contributor in print to Muse Magazine and the South China Morning Post. She has an MA in French from the University of Edinburgh and a PGCE from the Institute of Education at the University of London.
Barry Kalb started his career in journalism in 1967 at the Washington Evening Star. After eight years, he moved to Hong Kong in 1975, briefly for NBC News, and then as a staff correspondent for CBS News. In 1979, he joined Time magazine as Eastern Europe bureau chief, based in West Berlin, and subsequently moved to Rome, New York and back to Hong Kong with Time.
He took a 14-year break from journalism to become a restauranteur in Hong Kong, finally leaving that business in 2002. In late 2002, he returned to journalism, as an editor at the Voice of America bureau in Hong Kong.
He has covered the Watergate corruption scandal in Washington D.C., the deaths of Chou En-lai and Mao Tse-tung and the return to power of Deng Xiaoping in China, the beginnings of the Solidarity movement in Poland, and the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II in Rome, among many other stories.
Matthew Leung joined the JMSC in 2003 as creative director responsible for developing, designing and publishing educational and promotional materials. He has more than 15 years experience in editorial production, including design, graphics and desktop publishing, and in exhibition, museum, showroom and event production. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Technology, Sydney in Australia.
Irene Jay Liu is a news editor for data at Thomson Reuters, based in Hong Kong. Previously, she was senior reporter and special projects team leader at the South China Morning Post. She taught computer-assisted reporting at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and holds degrees from Yale University and Columbia University.
Rob McBride began his career in the early 1980s, reporting from the Falkland Islands in the aftermath of the South Atlantic Conflict. After working for commercial radio and then Granada TV in Manchester, he transferred to London in 1989 and worked for Thames TV, ITN and TV-AM.
In 1992, he joined a news agency to work in Asia for international broadcasters ranging from Channel 9 of Australia to the BBC and Sky News in Britain.
He also has worked for CNBC and National Geographic Television. In 1999, he became a freelance pioneer in Asia of video journalism. He has worked extensively in the region for Star TV, and regularly for companies as diverse as PBS network in the US and UN Television.
Kees Metselaar graduated as a scientist from the Free University in Amsterdam before he became a full time photojournalist in the mid eighties. His first big story was the fall of dictator Marcos in the Philippines in 1986. He photographed famine in the Sudan and the mujahedin in Afghanistan. In the early 1990’s, after he had moved his base to Hong Kong, he concentrated on South-East Asia. He was in Bangladesh when a giant cyclone killed more than 100,000 people and solf those pictures around the world.
He was in Indonesia during the fall of another dictator, president Suharto , and has photographed all over this vast country.
His photographs are sold by his Dutch agency Hollandse Hoogte. He has exhibited in Europe and Hong Kong.
More recently in Hong Kong , he has been documenting the old market and life styles of Central and Western Districts.
Visiting Associate Professor
Nancy Tong has been producing documentaries for 30 years. She began her career as a news reporter in Hong Kong with HK-TVB. She moved to New York City in 1981 and worked as an independent film producer.
Among her dozens of projects were Who Killed Vincent Chin? which was nominated in 1989 for an Academy Award; In the Name of the Emperor, which was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 1995; and Cancer: From Evolution to Revolution, which won a George Foster Peabody Award in 2000.
From 1999 – 2007, Tong taught documentary production at The School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong. Her current projects include teaching media production to Muslim women in China, Pakistan, and Indonesia; ten short documentaries for the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City; and a documentary on a reconstruction project in the Forbidden City of Beijing for The China Heritage Fund.
Ruby Yang is a noted Chinese American filmmaker whose work in documentary and dramatic
film has earned her an Academy Award, two Academy nominations, and numerous other
international awards, including an Emmy, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Journalism Award,
and the Global Health Council Media Award.
Yang’s films include The Blood of Yingzhou District, which won an Oscar in 2007, The Warriors of Qiugang, which received an Academy nomination for best documentary short in 2011, and Tongzhi in Love, which was short-listed in the same category in 2008.