The JMSC is now welcoming applications to its Master of Journalism (MJ) programme for the 2017–2018 academic year.
This one-year full time programme (or two-year part time programme for Hong Kong residents or those who meet local visa requirements), now in its sixteenth year, attracts talented students from around the world and is taught by a faculty of experienced journalists and media scholars who have decades of experience in the global news industry.
Many courses are also taught by lecturers who are practising journalists in international news organisations such as The New York Times, Thomson Reuters and The Wall Street Journal.
‘I can’t think of a more exciting time to be a journalist or to be in Asia,’ said Keith Richburg, Director of the JMSC and former Washington Post Bureau Chief.
‘The media industry is in the midst of a dramatic change. And here at the JMSC we are equipping tomorrow’s journalists with the skills they will need to compete and be effective storytellers across all platforms in this new marketplace, right here in the world’s most dynamic region.’
Many students who take the MJ come from professions outside of journalism or non-journalism majors and enrol in the course in order to learn about the fundamental tools, skills and values that a journalist in the digital age requires. Other MJ candidates are practising journalists looking to update their skillsets or enhance their technical knowledge of the latest tools and digital techniques.
MJ graduates from recent years are now working at leading media organisations such as Reuters, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and the BBC.
Students who enrol in the programme will learn the core skills of journalism—reporting and writing, television and video production, digital media, and media law, standards and ethics. They are also offered a wide range of elective courses, including covering China, public health reporting, business and financial reporting, international reporting and documentary filmmaking.
In addition, the JMSC faculty’s extensive global network means that students have the opportunity to intern with leading international media organisations, often then going on to full employment with the same companies.
JMSC internship partners include CNN, the BBC, Associated Press, Thomson Reuters, Agence France-Presse, Bloomberg News & Television, The New York Times, South China Morning Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist and the Financial Times.