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Master of Journalism Open Week (Jan 16-19, 2012) Registration Form
The Master of Journalism course is a one year full-time or a two year part-time course. Students address the core skills of journalism – reporting and writing, television and video production, media law and ethics and multiple-media online journalism. They also have the opportunity to take elective courses in a broad range of subjects from business and finance to public health to digital media and to undergo short-term internships.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism course is a part-time course over one or two years. Students learn the core skills of journalism – reporting and writing, television and video production, media law and ethics and multiple-media online journalism. Students also have the opportunity to take elective courses in a broad range of subjects from business and finance to public health to digital media and to undergo short-term internships.
Please note that the application deadline for the main round of MPhil / Ph.D admissions for the 2012-13 academic year is December 1, 2011.
The JMSC faculty’s networks with leading international media organizations have helped build one of the most dynamic
journalism internship programs in the world.
While many MJ students work in Hong Kong and key cities in mainland China such as Beijing and Shanghai, they also have had opportunities to intern in such far-flung places as Jakarta, Manila, Singapore, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Bangalore, Karachi, Melbourne, Cape Town, Copenhagen, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
In many cases, these global internships have led to full-time employment.
Our internship partners include: (partial listing)
Overseas media: New York Daily News (New York City), New American Media (San Francisco), WGBH TV (Boston), KCTS TV (Seattle), WNYC Public Radio (New York), WRTI-FM (Philadelphia), The Jakarta Globe, Phnom Penh Post , CNN (Beijing), CBS News (Beijing), NBC News (Beijing), AI Jazeera (Cairo), Bloomberg (Hong Kong, Tokyo, Berlin), Pakistan Press Foundation (Karachi), Malaysiakini.com (Kuala Lumpur), Taipei Times, The Hindu (New Delhi), Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg), Newsbreak (Manila).
Local English and international media: News Corporation, CNN, BBC, CCTV (Hong Kong), CNBC Asia, Voice of America,
Associated Press, Thomson-Reuters, Agence France-Presse, Bloomberg News & Television, Newsweek, International Herald Tribune, South China Morning Post, The Standard, The Wall Street Journal Asia, Time Asia, Financial Times, Forbes.
Local Chinese media: TVB, ATV, Cable TV, NOW (Business News Channel), Phoenix TV, Radio Television Hong Kong, Commercial
Radio, China Daily, Hong Kong Economic Times, Ming Pao , MingPao.com, Sing Tao Daily, Apple Daily, Wen Wei Po, Headline Daily, AM730, Metropolis Daily, Yazhou Zhoukan, Cup, City Magazine, Next Magazine, East Week .
PRC media: CCTV (Beijing), Shanghai Media Group, China Radio International (Beijing), China Daily (Beijing), Shanghai Daily, Southern Weekend (Guangzhou), 21st Century World Herald (Guangzhou), Caixin Media.
University backgrounds of MJ students 2001-2010 (partial listing)
Job placement at companies (partial listing)
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The alumni featured include:
Sarah Chakales, MJ 2009, now a writer for CNN International in Hong Kong.
“As a Hong Kong based-writer for CNN International, I script television stories on business and market related developments in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as around the world. Asia is quickly becoming a powerful economic force on the global stage, so it’s exciting to have the opportunity to follow that action so closely.”
Lorea Solabarrieta, MJ 2010, Business News Anchor and Reporter for CCTV News in Beijing.
“Taking my Masters at the JMSC was one of the best things to have happened to me!”
Stuart Biggs, MJ 2004, reporter for Bloomberg News in Tokyo.
“The JMSC experience has been invaluable,” he said. “Years into my professional life, my opinion of the programme hasn’t changed. Perhaps the opposite is true. The more I find myself in complex situations, the more I remember the importance of understanding the issues, ethics and our responsibility as journalists that the professors drilled into us.”
Caroline Malone, MJ 2008, of Al Jazeera English in Doha.
“As Senior Producer, I’ll be both output producing (researching, writing, editing pictures, commissioning graphics) and package producing (putting own stories together and voicing). In the future I may also be doing the same out in the field,” she said.
Olga Wong, MPhil 2005, Senior Reporter for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.
“My days with the JMSC are memorable. The wide-range of learning opportunities offered is precious to both my personal and career development,” she said of her time at HKU. “I was also overwhelmed by the chance of meeting veteran journalists and experienced research fellows from around the world, with whom I was encouraged to exchange ideas on a daily basis.”
Kiu Lam, MJ 2003, Internal Communications Associate Manager at Hong Kong Disneyland.