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Mick Deane Scholarship offered for the second year

The Mick Deane Scholarship fund is now being offered for the second year. The fund is open to students who have completed classes and will be working on an individual project, or incoming students who have been accepted and have a strong background in video, with samples of their work.

The JMSC will be responsible for shortlisting candidates for the consideration of the selection committee, which is composed of Mark Erder, co-founder of Asia Pacific Vision (APV), Yuen-Ying Chan, Director of the JMSC and Professor of Journalism at HKU, and broadcast journalism veterans Kevin Sites and Rob McBride.

The scholarship fund was established by APV in partnership with the JMSC to honour TV journalist Mick Deane who was killed while covering the Arab Spring in Egypt in August 2013. The winner will exemplify the talent, skills and commitment to excellence in video journalism of the award’s namesake.

Application forms can be downloaded below and must be submitted, along with supporting documents, to the JMSC by 15 July 2016.

Last year’s winner of the scholarship was Lukas Messmer, a 2015 JMSC Master of Journalism graduate who used the award to support his coverage of ongoing climate change issues in Asia. His work can be seen here.

About Mick Deane:

Mick Deane was a veteran British cameraman who was killed by a sniper’s bullet at the age of 62 while covering protests in Egypt in 2013. Mick had previously worked in Hong Kong from 1988 to 1994 as ITN’s Asia cameraman. For the last 15 years of his life he was with Britain’s Sky News, based in the United States and London and, more recently, the Middle East.

‘Mick was the consummate television journalist. He knew his story and he knew what it took to get that,’ said Mark Erder, co-founder of Asia Pacific Vision (APV) and a friend of Deane’s. ‘But what separated him from the pack was his generosity. He was competitive but never had a problem sharing story or technical information with others.’

Yuen-Ying Chan, Director of the JMSC and Professor of Journalism at HKU, said the scholarship ‘is for that student who best exemplifies Mick’s spirit; somebody who wants to excel at broadcast journalism but is also generous by nature; one who shares information with others and has the potential to be a teacher and mentor’.

About the Award Partners:

Asia Pacific Vision (APV)

APV is a media and communications company specialising in video strategy, consultancy and production. Established in 1991, APV’s services include Branded Content, corporate video production, media consultancy, broadcast management, outside broadcast production, crew and equipment hire, and all phases of post-production. Headquartered in Hong Kong, APV has representation in Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo, with an extensive network of resources throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

For more information, please contact Mark Erder at

The Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC) of HKU

The JMSC brings professional journalism education to Hong Kong’s premier university, creating an environment for vibrant interaction among students from Hong Kong, mainland China, the Asian region and the rest of the world.

Application form

Mick Deane Scholarship application form 2016

[Feature image: Mick Deane (left) in Tiananmen Square, 1989]