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.'
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

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 August 2015

Recent graduate Georgia McCafferty on studying the Master of Journalism programme

Georgie McCafferty (MJ 2014) is a recent graduate of the JMSC Master of Journalism programme, a mother of three, and a freelance journalist. In this video, she talks about juggling family and studies during her Master of Journalism programme, and how the courses helped prepare her for a career in journalism.
10 December 2014

Tips on how to get an internship from MJ 2014 Kevin Cureau

As a foreign student whose native language is not English, you have to focus on your other strengths to get the internships you want, according to French-born MJ 2013 graduate, Kevin Cureau.