Thomas Abraham, former director of the Master of Journalism programme, was back in town to talk about his latest book, Polio: The Odyssey of Eradication, at the second of our writers-in-residence book talks. He was joined by Professor Keiji Fukuda, director of the HKU School of Public Health, co-organizer of the event, on a panel moderated by Keith Richburg on 11 October at the HKU Main Library.

Watch the entire talk on our YouTube channel here.

 

 

 

We also took the opportunity to have Thomas back at JMSC to give a workshop on “Investigating global health” to our undergraduate and graduate students back at Eliot Hall on 9 October.

15 October 2018

(VIDEO ONLINE) JMSC writer-in-residence series: Thomas Abraham

Thomas Abraham, former director of the Master of Journalism programme, was back in town to talk about his latest book, Polio: The Odyssey of Eradication, at the second of our writers-in-residence book talks. He was joined by Professor Keiji […]
14 October 2018

Keith Richburg on RTHK’s The Pulse to discuss press freedom in Hong Kong

Keith Richburg was a guest on RTHK’s The Pulse, hosted by Steve Vines, along with Chris Yeung, chairperson of the Hong Kong Journalists Association, for a discussion about press freedom. The episode was broadcast on 13 […]
10 October 2018

JMSC at the Uncovering Asia 2018 conference in Seoul

Over 440 journalists from 48 countries convened in Seoul, South Korea, from 4-7 October for Uncovering Asia 2018, the third Asian investigative journalism conference, co-hosted by Global Investigative Journalism Network, Newstapa, and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. Dozens of JMSC staff, former lecturers and alumni, […]
6 October 2018

National Geographic Grants Seminar (4 Oct)

JMSC co-hosted with the HKU Sustainability Office a National Geographic Grants Seminar on 4 October, which gave students the opportunity to learn about the Explorer programme. Explorers Professor Yvonne Sadovy and Astrid Andersson of the HKU School of Biological Sciences […]
20 September 2018

JMSC writer-in-residence series: Ching Cheong (18 Sep)

It was a full house at the Main Library on 18 September for Ching Cheong’s book talk, the first in our series of JMSC writers-in-residence events co-organized with the HKU Libraries. Around 160 people came to hear […]
13 September 2018

JMSC welcomes 100 new students

By George W. Russell The Journalism and Media Studies Centre has welcomed 32 new students to its Bachelor of Journalism Class of 2022. An orientation for the incoming BJs was held on 29 August at […]
13 September 2018

SCMP CEO Gary Liu kicks off this year’s on-campus events

We kicked off our on-campus events this semester with a visit from Gary Liu, CEO of the South China Morning Post, on 12 September. The informal session moderated by our adjunct professor Ross Settles centred on SCMP’s […]
28 August 2018

Behind social media – privacy and free speech (4 Sep)

The internet and, in particular social media platforms are enjoying an increasing level of influence. However, technology brings both convenience and risks: our personal information is vulnerable online, and people may be held liable for […]