MJ 2014, Digital Editor, Revolution Magazine Hong Kong
‘I wanted a hands-on learning experience and the MJ programme gave me that. We got to learn how to use video and photo equipment and lights, how to record an interview properly and edit videos using the same software used in the journalism industry. The professors and staff were very helpful in teaching me how to tell a story with images and videos, something I do every day at my job. The reporting skills learned in class allow me to get the details right when writing a story. Because the digital age gives easy access to tons of information, it’s important to get everything right before publishing it.
But the most important thing I got out of the programme was making contacts. I met a lot of journalists through the JMSC and it’s thanks to all those people that I got to work as a freelancer for AFP, The Wall Street Journal and the BBC, and that I am now full time employed at RTHK. Don’t be afraid to ask your professors if they know people in certain fields because that might be your point of entry into your future job.’