Jim Laurie

Laurie  has been associated with the University of Hong Kong and the Journalism and Media Studies Center since September 2005. As director of broadcasting and senior teaching consultant from 2005 to December 2011, he developed the radio and television components of the JMSC undergraduate and graduate MJ curriculums.   He taught courses in television writing, documentary film, and the history of television news as well as contributing to courses in television production, management and ‘covering China.’

Laurie is a veteran of more than 40 years in television and the winner of several Emmy and Peabody Awards for broadcasting.  He began his television news career at NBC News in Vietnam in 1972.   He served as a foreign correspondent for ABC News from 1978 through 1999.   Later he developed news channels in India for News Corporation’s STAR TV, and launched his own production company.  He built the JMSC’s first production center, producing university videos and two television series for the BBC in conjunction with the University of Hong Kong School of Business.   See also  www.jimlaurie.com