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MJ Alumni Stories – The Success Stories of 25 Recent JMSC Postgraduates

View the the latest edition of the JMSC’s booklet, Postgraduate Alumni Stories, which showcases the career progression of 25 graduates of the JMSC, all alumni of the Master of Journalism, Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism, Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy programmes.

Click on the pamphlet to read in full-screen mode.

The alumni featured include:

Sarah Chakales, MJ 2009, now a writer for CNN International in Hong Kong.

“As a Hong Kong based-writer for CNN International, I script television stories on business and market related developments in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as around the world. Asia is quickly becoming a powerful economic force on the global stage, so it’s exciting to have the opportunity to follow that action so closely.”

Lorea Solabarrieta, MJ 2010, Business News Anchor and Reporter for CCTV News in Beijing.

“Taking my Masters at the JMSC was one of the best things to have happened to me!” she said.

Stuart Biggs, MJ 2004, a reporter for Bloomberg News in Tokyo.

“The JMSC experience has been invaluable,” he said. “Years into my professional life, my opinion of the programme hasn’t changed. Perhaps the opposite is true. The more I find myself in complex situations, the more I remember the importance of understanding the issues, ethics and our responsibility as journalists that the professors drilled into us.”

Caroline Malone, MJ 2008, of Al Jazeera English in Doha.

“As Senior Producer, I’ll be both output producing (researching, writing, editing pictures, commissioning graphics) and package producing (putting own stories together and voicing). In the future I may also be doing the same out in the field,” she said.

Olga Wong, MPhil 2005, Senior Reporter for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.

“My days with the JMSC are memorable. The wide-range of learning opportunities offered is precious to both my personal and career development,” she said of her time at HKU. “I was also overwhelmed by the chance of meeting veteran journalists and experienced research fellows from around the world, with whom I was encouraged to exchange ideas on a daily basis.”

Kiu Lam, MJ 2003, Internal Communications Associate Manager at Hong Kong Disneyland.