This semester’s class of Radio News students – a mixture of BJs and MJs – have handed in their final projects. They had to produce a radio news bulletin containing straight reads, audio clips, a live two-way or despatch and a well-crafted feature.
Angharad Law, the class teacher, is a visiting lecturer at the JMSC. Until moving to Hong Kong, she was a radio producer for the BBC World Service in London and has also trained journalists all over the world for the BBC.
Law continues to report for the World Service from Hong Kong about arts and culture for their daily live arts programme called The Strand.
“I have been extremely impressed by the brilliance of my students this semester. Many of the bulletins they have produced are of industry standard. Some of the features have been so outstanding that I would not be at all surprised to hear them on the BBC or other major international radio stations like Deutsche Welle, Voice of America or National Public Radio.”
Here are some of their final bulletins:[audio:http://jmsc.hku.hk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Andrew-Lau-finalnewsbulletin.mp3|titles=Andrew Lau final news bulletin] [audio:http://jmsc.hku.hk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Jeffrey-Shieh-Final-Bulletin.mp3|titles=Jeffrey Shieh final news bulletin]
“One of the greatest joys of teaching this class has been how multi-cultural they are. We’ve had students from Hong Kong and Mainland China but also Sweden, France, Taiwan and America,” says Law.
“I really hope some of them go into the global radio industry because it needs bright new stars. For me the most exciting development is that one of my BJ students, Christy Tsoi, has secured herself a job as a part time production assistant at RTHK 4 in Hong Kong, and one of my MJ students, Jojje Ollson, has been commissioned to report for Swedish National Public Radio.”