28 November 2016

Killer course: Students act like soldiers to answer the question, ‘Why do we kill in war?’

They wore body armour fashioned from cardboard and helmets that looked more like highway cones. Some carried rifles laser cut from plywood stencils. No one was going to mistake Lecture Hall 4 in HKU’s Chong […]
25 November 2016

JMSC helps non-journalists ‘Make Sense of the News’ starting January 2017

Feeling overwhelmed by the news lately? You’re not alone. With the emergence of citizen journalism, more online news aggregators, and the sheer abundance of information at our fingertips, the sea of news can be tough […]
18 November 2016

From Zimbabwe to Hong Kong: training to become a humanitarian journalist

Thandiwe Moyo—who comes from a small town called Chiredzi in the southern part of Zimbabwe—has just started her Master of Journalism degree at the JMSC. She hopes to use the course as a stepping stone […]
18 November 2016

JMSC signs agreement with AFP to boost internships, industry talks, and the translation of ethical guidelines

The JMSC and Agence France-Presse (AFP) have signed an agreement to cooperate on areas such as student internships, talks by media professionals and the translation of ethical guidelines. The agreement was signed at AFP’s Hong […]
11 November 2016

Master of Journalism 2017–18 Information Session (1 Dec.)

Date: 1 December 2016 (Thursday) Time: 6:30–8:00 p.m. Venue: Digital Media Lab, G/F, Eliot Hall, HKU Register at: jmscmj@hku.hk or (+852) 3917 4113 With applications for the 2017–2018 Master of Journalism (MJ) programme now open, the JMSC will […]
3 November 2016

Workshop at HKU on Media Law and Policy in Asia brings together media professionals and defence lawyers for legal and practical training

By Tamsyn Burgmann, Master of Journalism 2016–17 Lawyers and journalists converged at The University of Hong Kong amid two typhoons to share strategies and develop solutions to the maelstrom of threats to press freedom swirling […]
3 November 2016

Bulgarian media get backpack journalism tips from JMSC Associate Professor

Former backpack war correspondent and JMSC Associate Professor of Practice Kevin Sites recently conducted five days of training for Bulgarian journalists on the basics of digital mobile journalism—the concept of self-reliant individuals shooting, writing and […]
1 November 2016

JMSC’s new broadcast studio and media production facilities now in full operation

The JMSC’s new multipurpose newsroom and live production facility, built around a professional broadcast studio, is now in full operation. The facility’s control room has been designed in line with professional media production practices, giving […]