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.

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.’