June 27-29 and July 4-6: MAP Course: Online Media Skills
20 June 2011
July 16: MAP Course – Video For Reporters
11 July 2011

July 11-22: MAP Course: Investigative Journalism in a Global World

Course Description:
Crime, corruption, environmental destruction, the flow of money, goods and people are now all cross-border issues. This course is designed to equip students with the skills to find and research original, ground-breaking stories. It will cover digital research, using public records and databases to find stories, computer-assisted reporting, in-depth interviewing, beating the competition, and writing stories that make an impact. It will feature guest lecturers and students will report on live, cross-border stories.

Date: July 11 – 22 (Monday-Friday)
9.30 am – 1 pm
Course fee: $6,200
Download the syllabus here

Register is FULL


Chan Pui-king, former editor-in-chief of Next Magazine who has lead teams on investigative projects involving political, corporate and business issues. She has nearly two decades of experience in media management and has written a guide on access to public information in Hong Kong that has become an authoritative reference for journalists.

A basic understanding of journalism, acquired from school or work.

  • Working professionals (other than working journalists) should have experience in dealing with the press such as answering press enquiries or preparing press releases or statements
  • Students should have an understanding of the basic principles of journalism including the importance of accurate, fair and balanced reporting and  have a knowledge of writing a news report (including basic concepts such as the inverted pyramid and crafting a lead)

Recommended for students; from pre-college to university level.  A new session may be offered for working journalists; for enquiries please contact Kylie Chan at kyliec@hku.hk or 2219-4416.