The Mick Deane Scholarship for Video Journalism

Mick Deane (left) in Tiananmen Square, 1989
The Mick Deane Scholarship for Video Journalism was established by Asia Pacific Vision (APV) in partnership with The University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre in honour of TV journalist Mick Deane, who was killed by a sniper's bullet at the age of 62 while covering protests in Egypt in August 2013. Deane had previously worked in Hong Kong from 1988 to 1994 as ITN’s Asia cameraman. For the last 15 years of his life he was with Britain’s Sky News, based in the United States, London, and the Middle East.
Deane was the consummate TV journalist. He knew his story and he knew his equipment. But what separated him from the pack was his generosity. He was competitive but never had a problem sharing story or technical information with others. The Mick Deane Scholarship is for that student who best exemplifies Deane’s spirit. Somebody who wants to excel at Video/ Broadcast journalism but is also generous by nature; one who shares information with others and has the potential to be a teacher and mentor.
The scholarship will be awarded primarily on the basis of academic merit, and to candidates who demonstrate the talent, skills and commitment to excellence in video journalism of the scholarship’s namesake. The award will go towards funding an independent video project by the recipient.
JMSC is responsible for shortlisting candidates for consideration by the selection committee. The committee will also consider such issues as financial need, leadership and professional potential, and extra-curricular activities of the applicants.
Visit the Mick Deane Scholarship Facebook Page to share memories and pictures of Mick and to receive updates on the scholarship.

Donations to the Fund

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Canada and the United States
In Canada and the U.S., tax-deductible contributions can be made to “Friends of the University of Hong Kong, Ltd” and sent to “Executive Director, Friends of the University of Hong Kong, 1321 Sydney Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, USA”.

Donations in Canada should use cheques or credit cards issued by Canadian banks. Please also provide your full name and address in Canada.

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2014/15 Award
Lukas Andres MESSMER

2015/16 Award
XU Xiaotong (Overall winner)

Honourable mentions:
Bridgette HALL
POO Yee Kai
YEUNG Nga Ting
ZHONG Wenxin

2016/17 Award

2017/18 Award

Read an excerpt from veteran journalist Jeremy Thompson's 2017 autobiography about his good friend Mick Deane. (Courtesy of Biteback Publishing)