24 April 2010

JMSC Director Chan Yuen Ying Welcomes IMC Participants

10 March 2010

About the Muse Magazine Critic-in-Residence Programme

This programme is a joint initiative of Muse Magazine and the Journalism and Media Studies Centre. The programme offers a four-month critic-in-residence position to individuals with recognised expertise and an international reputation in various fields […]
9 March 2010

The Art of the Opinion Editor: How to Write Commentary

This intensive course in writing opinion pieces, editorials, and commentary will enable you to communicate complex ideas to a broader audience. • If you have ideas that you wish to share with an audience, this course will enable you to put them into writing in ways that will make them comprehensible and appealing to both editors and readers, online as well as in print. • You will learn how to express complex content in language that is vivid, active, and concrete. • You will learn to understand what editors are after when they commission opinion pieces from experts in a particular field. And you will learn what makes effective commentary stick in readers’ minds. • You will learn the art of the “pitch” – how to awaken an editor’s interest when proposing a story. •Each participant will write one article that will be subjected to in-class discussion and detailed review by the instructor . Who will benefit? Business people, professionals, or public policy experts who aim to disseminate their ideas through publication. Course Fee: $3,500 Date: April 10, 17, 24 and May 8, 2010 (Saturdays) Time: 10 am – 1 pm Venue: Digital Media Lab, Eliot Hall, HKU (see map) Maximum class size: 15 Instructor: Christian Caryl, Muse Magazine Critic-in-Residence, JMSC.

Christian Caryl is a contributing editor at Foreign Policy, where he writes the Reality Check column, at Newsweek, and is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. To learn more about the Muse Magazine Critic-in-Residence program and Christian Caryl's bio, please click here. Download the registration form here. For further information, please contact Kylie Chan by e-mail at kyliec@hku.hk or telephone 2219-4416
5 March 2010

March 9: Public Lecture: Media Pluralism: Threats and Risks

Lecturer: Professor Peggy Valcke, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium Discussants: Media pluralism in China? by Ying Chan (Director and Professor, Co-director of China Media Project, JMSC) Media Pluralism in Hong Kong by Doreen Weisenhaus (Director […]
9 February 2010

Applications Open – TV Presentation Skills Course (Feb 23, 2010)

Next course – coming up on Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 Time: Half day from 9am – 1pm Course fee: $1,800 Venue: Foundation Chamber, Eliot Hall, The University of Hong Kong (map) Maximum Enrolment: 10 Registration […]
18 January 2010

George Soros coming to HKU

Following the huge success of George Soros’ recent lectures at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, the phenomenally successful international financier and philanthropist is coming to talk at the University of Hong Kong on February 3rd. […]
14 January 2010

JMSC to HKU Undergraduates: space getting tight on journalism courses – sign up now or miss out

Undergraduates from all departments of the university are eligible to take Bachelor of Journalism credit-bearing classes this semester. It’s the add-drop period so you can sign up for one of the classes that still has […]
13 January 2010

BJ International Student Exchanges

International Student Exchanges The JMSC provides opportunities to learn beyond the classroom by emphasizing social and intellectual interactions and encouraging students to “think global.”  Our exchange programme permits students to apply for semester- or year-long […]