MJ 2014, Asia Editor, PEI Media

‘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

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.'