MJ 2014, Private Equity Reporter, PERE

‘As someone who was working as a journalist in New Delhi before joining the Master’s programme at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, I entered the programme with the idea of strengthening my reporting skills and expanding my network in the region. I ended up leaving with much more. With experienced working journalists as faculty members and JMSC alumni in every major news organisation in Hong Kong, the programme helped me gain inroads into the competitive world of financial journalism.

The courses on business journalism, and reporting and writing taught me how to find, pitch, and frame stories that matter to a global audience. A series of internships, all of them obtained through the faculty’s well-established network of contacts, helped me get international newsroom exposure and more importantly, several bylines. The programme provided a good mix of practical experience and a much-needed theoretical understanding of topics such as media law and ethics.’

26 October 2015

Arshiya Khullar

MJ 2014, Private Equity Reporter, PERE
'As someone who was working as a journalist in New Delhi before joining the Master’s programme at The Journalism and Media Studies Centre, I entered the programme with the idea of strengthening my reporting skills and expanding my network in the region. I ended up leaving with much more. With experienced working journalists as faculty members and JMSC alumni in every major news organisation in Hong Kong, the programme helped me gain inroads into the competitive world of financial journalism.'
26 October 2015

Kevin Dharmawan

MJ 2014, Photo Editor, Asia Photo Desk, Bloomberg
'I joined the JMSC seeking to move into a career working with images. It wasn't the easiest path to take but I was confident that with my experience and with the JMSC laying out the foundations I would be in a good position. Following graduation from the programme, I joined the photo team at The International New York Times as an intern. Newsrooms are looking for specialists, but they also want someone who is well versed in a lot of things.'
25 October 2015

Aleksander Solum

MJ 2014, Video Journalist and Producer
'I joined the JMSC with the hope of taking my work experience in video journalism to a new level, and to stay in Asia and work as a video producer. Studying at the JMSC gave me the opportunity to learn from some of the most talented journalists and producers in the business. Not only did the faculty give me every opportunity to develop my storytelling skills, but the tutors also encouraged me to further develop my ideas, giving me a more thorough perspective on my work.'
25 October 2015

Joyce Liu

MJ 2015, Junior Editor, Phoenix TV
'Studying at the JMSC was the best time of my life. I got a better understanding of democracy and justice, and became more determined to be a journalist. At the JMSC, I honed my filming and video editing skills, and learned how to discover and produce human-interest stories and documentaries. My internship at an Indonesian TV station made me more tenacious. It was like a crash course that taught me how to explore and produce video news stories when I was still very new to a foreign country.'
25 October 2015

Jane Li

MJ 2015, Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek
'I've always wanted to be a print journalist but it wasn't until I joined the MJ programme that I realised how many more opportunities I could have in this field, such as documentary production. I learned all my video production skills from the JMSC, and I've been fascinated by it since the first day I touched a JVC and learned how to use Premiere. I've made up my mind to become a multimedia journalist at the end of this programme, and I've always felt so grateful for having the opportunity to become friends with so many fantastic teachers as well as the alumni.'
24 October 2015

Kevin Cureau

MJ 2014, Multimedia Producer, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK)
'I wanted a hands-on learning experience and the MJ programme gave me that. We got to learn how to use video and photo equipment and lights, how to record an interview properly and edit videos using the same software used in the journalism industry. The professors and staff were very helpful in teaching me how to tell a story with images and videos, something I do every day at my job. The reporting skills learned in class allow me to get the details right when writing a story. Because the digital age gives easy access to tons of information, it's important to get everything right before publishing it.'
24 October 2015

Eva Tam

MJ 2012, Multimedia Producer, The Wall Street Journal
'I believe that all you need is a lucky break to make it into journalism. However, luck only presents itself when one's preparation meets opportunity. The JMSC programme prepared me through practical classes such as broadcast writing, online journalism and documentary video production. But what makes this programme stand out from other journalism schools are the extensive networking opportunities that helped me land my big break.'
19 October 2015

Call for entry to compete in HK’s First Editors Lab Hackdays

Compete in Hong Kong’s first Editors Lab on December 4th-5th Teams will compete at HKU to develop innovative video news prototypes Each team will consist of a journalist, a developer and a designer No preparation […]