Kevin Cureau
24 October 2015

Erin Hale

Erin Hale, MJ 2014, Copy Editor, Phnom Penh Post

MJ 2014, Copy Editor, Phnom Penh Post

“The JMSC master’s program took my previous knowledge of journalism from my college paper and internships and turned it into a professional skill set. At the JMSC I learned how to improve my writing, pitch story ideas, and also to translate them to multimedia projects. I also learned a lot about Asia, from politics to media law, which helped me at my summer internship at the South China Morning Post, and later when I was applying for a full-time job at the Phnom Penh Post. It wasn’t until I moved to Cambodia though, where one of my classmates lives, that I realized that probably the most important lesson was meeting journalists from around the world, and understanding the challenges they faced.”