The JMSC will partner with public broadcaster Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) to produce Cantonese news content for a weekly radio programme during the spring semester.
The University of Hong Kong, the JMSC’s parent institution, is one of five institutions cooperating with RTHK on the project.
The others are Chu Hai College of Higher Education, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Shue Yan University and Hong Kong Baptist University.
Students will apply the skills learned from the JMSC’s Radio News and Online Journalism courses to produce five-minute segments for broadcast during RTHK Radio 1’s morning Talkabout show and its evening Phone Openline Openview.
The collaboration will last for eight weeks from February 13 to April 6. The JMSC’s pre-recorded packages will run each Wednesday.
The JMSC has picked 12 students — six BJs, five MJs and one BA — for the production team.
MJ Chloe Deng is one: “The project is a great way to learn radio news production and also to work in a real environment. I hope to obtain the practical skills used in this sector, such as planning, interviewing and dealing with sound bites and effects. I also see it as an opportunity to find out whether I am suitable for radio,” she said.
Students will attend a series of training workshops run by Rachel Li, Edmund Siu and Kevin Lau to prepare them for the project
Li is a veteran news broadcaster and a senior consultant for Breakthrough, a non-profit making Christian organisation that provides cultural and educational services for young people. Siu is a producer at Now Sports, and Lau is an online producer and tutor at the JMSC.