JMSC to HKU Undergraduates: space getting tight on journalism courses – sign up now or miss out
14 January 2010
March 9: Public Lecture: Media Pluralism: Threats and Risks
5 March 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 form click here

  • equips participants with the necessary skills to convey key message with conviction, through the most difficult media to master – television and video
  • shows how to stay on message (dealing with both what you say and how you say it) even in the harshest of interview environments
  • whether appearing on camera to respond to a breaking news story or wanting to make more of a presence on the company website, intranet site or video conferencing link, now is the time to develop your on-air presence.


Karen Koh is a television presenter with 20 years’ experience in Asia. She has worked for BBC World and CNN International, as well as for STAR TV’s Focus Asia specials and STAR News Asia. From 1993-2001, Karen was a presenter for CNBC Asia and its predecessor, Asia Business News, and also has served as the CNBC Hong Kong bureau chief. Karen was a finalist in the “Best News Presenter” category of the Asian Television Awards in 1997. In addition to presenting general business and financial news, Karen also anchored “Managing Asia”, featuring interviews with CEOs around the region.

Karen has been conducting media training courses since 2001 for both public and private sector clients such as the Hong Kong Police Force, the Information Services Department of the Hong Kong Government, Rolls Royce China, Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Volvo Group, Swire Group, KPMG, Marco Polo Hotels Group and Hill & Associates. She has also conducted television training courses for print journalists from Dow Jones, Thomson Reuters and Mergermarkets group.

Rob McBride is a television broadcaster with 20 years’ experience, most of it in Asia.  He has worked for CNN International, BBC World Service, Sky News and Star TV. He still reports as a free-lance journalist for diverse clients such as BBC World TV, Al Jazeera English and United Nations Television. His coverage of the Kashmir conflict for Star TV earned a prestigious Overseas Press Club award nomination. In addition to reporting spot news and features, Rob has produced documentary specials for the Public Broadcasting Service in the United States and for National Geographic.

Rob is a regular trainer with Hong Kong Police and the ICAC.  He has also been involved in training sessions with many larger corporations such as Swire, OOCL and China Light & Power.  He regularly travels throughout Asia and the Middle East, conducting media workshops for the shipping industry, with an emphasis on crisis training. He also is a part-time lecturer in video journalism at The University of Hong Kong, and conducts media relations training sessions around Asia.