2011 Master of Journalism graduate Vincent Du is among six awardees of this year’s Seed Grants Programme. Along with two other recipients, Vincent was awarded a production grant of HK$150,000 for his film China’s Forgotten Daughters, which was produced by JMSC Honorary Professor Ruby Yang.

Co-organized by CNEX and the Hong Kong Documentary Initiative, which is part of the JMSC’s creative hub, the programme supports emerging documentary filmmakers with cash grants and mentorship from award-winning filmmakers. Winners will receive one-on-one coaching by creative advisors, nine months of residency at the JMSC, and free admission to classes with documentary filmmakers.

China’s Forgotten Daughers tells the story of a daughter’s impassioned search for her birth family and the human cost of China’s one-child policy. The policy has taken a toll on thousands of households and millions of individuals since its implementation in 1979. The penalties imposed by the policy were reason enough for families to give up their daughters in the hope of having sons. Thousands of baby girls were thus torn from their families—left on doorsteps and sent away for adoption. As they take on the struggle of finding their roots, these abandoned daughters must also deal with decades-long separations and impossible odds. But they search anyway, in the hope that finding their families will take away the pain of being an unwanted child—in the hope that there will finally be a real feeling of belonging.

2 August 2017

Master of Journalism graduate awarded Hong Kong Documentary Initiative annual seed grant

2011 Master of Journalism graduate Vincent Du is among six awardees of this year’s Seed Grants Programme. Along with two other recipients, Vincent was awarded a production grant of HK$150,000 for his film China’s Forgotten […]
6 July 2017

JMSC alumni recognized across categories at the 2017 SOPA Awards

The JMSC was well-represented at this year’s SOPA Awards for Editorial Excellence. Three MJ alumni and one incoming candidate were awarded in different categories. Zou Sicong was a winner in the Explanatory Reporting category for […]
7 June 2017

Documentary makers take on tough issues in Hong Kong and the Mainland

By George W. Russell Hot-button issues from Mainland migrant worker rights to mental illness in Hong Kong were among the subjects of this year’s crop of documentaries by JMSC Master of Journalism students. Six documentaries, […]
29 May 2017

JMSC Masters of Journalism graduate wins third annual Mick Deane Scholarship

(May 29, 2017 – Hong Kong)  Zhang Hao, a 2017 Master of Journalism graduate from The University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre has been named the third annual recipient of the Mick […]
26 May 2017

AAJA Asia’s N3Con returns to JMSC

After a two-year sojourn in Seoul, the annual New.Now.Next Media Conference – the flagship event of the Asian-American Journalists Association’s Asia Chapter – returned to Hong Kong for 2017 and the JMSC played host. Director […]
18 May 2017

Screening of six JMSC student documentaries (2:30pm, 19 May)

Join us for a screening of six short documentaries produced by our Master of Journalism students.   The documentaries are compelling stories of ordinary folks who shared with us their search for identity, their dreams, and […]
17 May 2017

JMSC undergraduate wins Human Rights Press Award for second year running

Martin Choi, a third-year Bachelor of Journalism student at the JMSC, has won the University English-Language Broadcast Prize at this year’s Human Rights Press Awards. It is the second year in a row that a […]
9 May 2017

Pulitzer Prize finalist shares top tips for investigative journalism with JMSC students

Being an investigative reporter is tough, but there are ways to make it easier, 2016 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting finalist Tom Wright told JMSC students in a recent workshop. Wright, Journalist-in-Residence at the JMSC […]