Anne Chan
10 July 2024

Gabriel Fung

BJ 2022, Gabriel Fung, MPhil IR Candidate, University of Oxford

“The Bachelor of Journalism program at HKU Journalism is one of the most holistic well-rounded courses out there. It doesn’t just train you the skills of a journalist, but to become an expert in your field of interest, made possible by the flexible double-major program.

I am now an MPhil International Relations candidate at the University of Oxford. There is substantial overlap between the skills of a journalist and researcher – data collection (e.g. interviewing), fact-checking, statistical analysis – HKU journalism doesn’t only prepare you for journalism, but a whole host of fields where these skills are valued. Even though I am not working at a news outlet, I still freelance in my own time. Journalism doesn’t just end with your degree or your job, it’s a continuous practice.”

Gabriel graduated with first-class honours in 2022. He majored in Journalism and Politics and Public Administration, with a specialisation in International Relations. He was the recipient of scholarships like the Sir Man Kam Lo/Jardine Scholarship and the K. K. Ho Prize during his time at HKU. He has freelanced for news outlets like The Diplomat and Hong Kong Free Press.