Nov 26: Career Talk – Specialized Knowledge and Marketability

Prasso

Sheridan Prasso, Editor-at-Large for Bloomberg News

Sheridan Prasso, Editor-at-Large for Bloomberg News, will deliver a talk on what makes modern journalists marketable at Hong Kong University today.

In today’s highly competitive and rapidly changing work environment, journalists need to respond to the market and tailor their skills to where jobs are going to be in the future.

Prasso has acquired specialized knowledge of the financial industry over the course of her career in order to become more marketable, because she believes that generalized jobs are fading away.

She will also discuss an article she wrote earlier this month that revealed how Hong Kong loan firms force domestic helpers into “indentured servitude”.

Prasso spent seven years as a writer and editor for Fortune Magazine in New York, and eight years with BusinessWeek as its Asia Editor and Senior News Editor. She served as Cambodia Bureau Chief for Agence France-Presse (AFP) in the early 1990s, setting up the first permanent Western news bureau to reopen in Phnom Penh since 1975, and worked for AFP in Hong Kong, Paris, and the United Nations as an editor and correspondent.

Prasso’s articles appear regularly on her website, sheridanprasso.com. Her book, The Asian Mystique: Dragon Ladies, Geisha Girls & Our Fantasies of the Exotic Orient, was published by PublicAffairs in 2005.

Details of the event are below.

Talk: Specialized Knowledge and Marketability

Date: Monday, November 26, 2012
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Room G07, Main Building, Hong Kong University
Speaker: Sheridan Prasso, Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg News

This talk is open to JMSC faculty and students.