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(5 Dec) Master of Journalism 2019-20 Admissions Info Session


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Date: 5 December 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:30–8:00pm
Venue: Digital Media Lab, G/F, Eliot Hall, The University of Hong Kong (Directions)

Register at or call +852 3917 4113.

Applications for the 2019-2020 Master of Journalism (MJ) programme is now open. We will be holding an Information Session for prospective students on campus at The University of Hong Kong.

Kevin Sites, Director of the MJ Programme, will give an introductory presentation covering the programme’s structure, courses, and entry requirements. MJ hopefuls will also be given a tour of our facilities to see the equipment available for students to use during the course of their studies, including the JMSC’s broadcast studio and production facility.

Our MJ programme takes in around 70 students a year from around the world and from different professional backgrounds, and is taught by a faculty of experienced journalists and media scholars. Many JMSC students are working journalists, with other coming from other professions and have taken the programme to embark on new careers in journalism. Graduates have been hired by the world’s leading media organisations, including BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, and The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

The Centre’s teaching philosophy reflects the needs of both traditional journalism and today’s changing media landscape, preparing students to practise accurate, honest and high-quality journalism on all media platforms.


Message from Kevin Sites:

Politicians are quick to shout, “fake news” about truthful reporting they don’t like, while teams of sponsored trolls use social media to hype made-up stories that exploit misunderstandings and sow doubt. People are not just confused. They’re becoming cynical.

And that’s why we think it’s a great time to be a journalist.

The world needs us now more than ever. If you’re ready to join the fight, we’ll show you the way. If you’re already in the fight we’ll make you better.

In just nine months, only two semesters, we’ll work you harder than you’ve ever worked before and by the end you’ll thank us for it. By then you’ll be professionally-trained, digitally-equipped, highly-competitive, professional-caliber journalist ready, not just for a career, but a calling.

Because of our specially designed Core Focused Curriculum or CFC, our Master of Journalism (MJ) programme is considered to be one of Asia’s most challenging and cutting edge. With the CFC we cut out the non-essentials and drill down on the three keys, the three skill sets you need to go pro:

1. Reporting/Writing
2. Visual/Audio Storytelling Techniques
3. Digital/Data Tools

You’ll get two full semesters of all three skills. We front load the first semester with compulsory basics in the three keys. The second provides greater depth while allowing for a broader range of choices including specializations, like documentary, business news and covering China.


The application deadline for the 2019-2020 academic year is 31 January 2018. For more details about the MJ programme and how to apply, click here.