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 […]
12 April 2017

From the JMSC to Bloomberg: three alumni tell their stories

By Katie Lam With graduation looming in the not too distant future, JMSC students are vying to land their dream jobs when they leave. Bloomberg, a financial software, data and media company, is one place […]
30 September 2016

Our Story website launched

Telling 18 years of the JMSC’s history under its founding director, Professor Ying Chan, is no easy task. But we’ve attempted it here, in an ambitious new multimedia website we call Our Story. Our Story […]
23 March 2016

James Chan

BJ 2013, Researcher, Politics and Public Administration department, The University of Hong Kong
'"Think global"—the best phrase to summarise my three-year experience on the Bachelor of Journalism programme at the JMSC. Immersed in an environment with international cohorts and faculty members, offered the opportunity to take part in world-class exchange programmes, connected to a wide-range of local and international internships, I learned the essence of journalism with a wide exposure to the globalised world.'
23 March 2016

Billy Wong

BJ 2015, Reporter, TVB Pearl
'I believe journalism, ultimately, is about human connections: how we all connect with each other as human beings playing different roles in a globalised society. I am grateful that the JMSC taught me how to find the human elements in everyday happenings and how to highlight emotions while covering social issues in an unbiased manner.'
10 March 2016

JMSC grad Michelle Yuan named in Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ list of Asian trailblazers

Master of Journalism alumna Michelle Yuan has been named by Forbes Magazine as one of the 30 ‘top promising young leaders, daring entrepreneurs and game changers’ in Asia’s Media, Marketing and Advertising sector. Yuan was […]
4 March 2016

DreamCatchers 100K launched to support young entrepreneurs

The JMSC is one of the four organisers of the inaugural DreamCatchers 100K entrepreneurship seed funding initiative. DreamCatchers 100K is an entrepreneurship seed fund from The University of Hong Kong aimed at supporting young entrepreneurs […]