MJ 2011, Multimedia Producer / Public Information Officer, United Nations

‘The JMSC allowed me to develop myself as a true all-round reporter. Video, photography, writing, social media: after completing the MJ I am confident in my abilities in all of them. This versatility is extremely appreciated and sought after in today’s media world.

Learning journalism skills in Hong Kong also means real-life exposure to dealing with complex and sometimes politically sensitive subject matter—very useful if you want to work in any international capacity.

The JMSC teaches you to think on your feet, to see an interesting angle to every situation, and the skills to tell a story in the most powerful, impactful way.

Until I started my MJ, I dreamed of being a newspaper reporter, but I found my true passion and talent in the video and photo classes at JMSC. I love how the professors quickly distinguish each student’s strengths and give them every opportunity to develop them.’

30 November 2015

Shari Nijman

MJ 2011, Multimedia Producer / Public Information Officer, United Nations
'The JMSC allowed me to develop myself as a true all-round reporter. Video, photography, writing, social media: after completing the MJ I am confident in my abilities in all of them. This versatility is extremely appreciated and sought after in today’s media world. Learning journalism skills in Hong Kong also means real-life exposure to dealing with complex and sometimes politically sensitive subject matter—very useful if you want to work in any international capacity.'
23 November 2015

‘Be entrepreneur journalists’: CNN anchor Kristie Lu Stout talks to JMSC students

‘You can be entrepreneur journalists—you don’t have to be limited to one platform or even company,’ CNN International news anchor, Kristie Lu Stout, told students during a recent visit to the HKU campus. Kristie met […]
18 November 2015

Learn to be a smart news consumer: MOOC ‘Making Sense of News’, running again in February 2016

With social media and a 24/7 news cycle, how do we—as news consumers—make sense of what we hear and read? Online course ‘Making Sense of News’, seeks to answer that question. The five-week course—starting in […]
17 November 2015

Video journalism innovation workshops at HKU (4 Dec.)

Journalists, newsroom managers and innovators are invited to attend a series of workshops on the latest developments in video journalism this Friday, 4 December.
13 November 2015

CNN bureau chief and Master of Journalism alumni gives career development advice to students

Diego Laje, bureau chief for CNN en Español in Buenos Aires, gave students his top tips for developing a career in journalism when he visited the HKU campus recently. Diego met with students and talked […]
12 November 2015

Master of Journalism Admissions Information Session

With applications for the 2016–2017 Master of Journalism (MJ) programme now open, the JMSC will be holding an Information Session for prospective students. The event will be held in the Digital Media Lab of Eliot Hall, […]
10 November 2015

Register now: MOOC on Infographics and Data Visualisation (with English subtitles)

Journalists and members of the public are invited to register for the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ‘Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization,’ conducted by Professor Alberto Cairo, Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the […]
7 November 2015

Full house for the JMSC’s Bachelor of Journalism admission talk at the 2015 HKU Information Day

Undergraduate students performed a live news broadcast production demo to a standing-room only crowd of HKU hopefuls as part of the Information Day for Undergraduate Admissions on 7 November. JMSC faculty and alumni also talked […]