IB.World.Student.ConferenceIncoming students of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre got their journalism training off to an early start in mid-August, covering the IB World Student Conference in real time.

The new Bachelor of Journalism and Master of Journalism students were helped along by current JMSC students and fresh graduates. The team shot video, took photographs, wrote articles, and used social media like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram for their reports.

The results were posted on hKUDOS, a website dedicated to sharing the experiences of bloggers from HKU.

The conference, which was held at HKU from August 11 to 18, included secondary students in International Baccalaureate programmes from around the world. It consisted of lectures, recreation, excursions, and educational sessions built around the theme iResponsibility: Explore How We Engage in the Online World.

Speakers included JMSC faculty members Masato Kajimoto and King-wa Fu, and Kevin Lau, a former tutor at the JMSC.

AJ Libunao, a JMSC online media producer, led the team. He said that the current students and graduates provided a lot of guidance to the incoming students.

“A lot of the new students had never taken a journalism course before – they were completely fresh,” said Libunao. “But regardless, they were able to come up with content under the direction of the experienced students and alums who gave them tips on how to produce material for a good package. We created a system of checks and balances that is essentially how a regular news organization works.”

Chen Li, one of the incoming Master of Journalism students, said the experience was a new one for him. “When I volunteered to help cover the conference, I had some experience writing and taking photographs,” he said. “But on the first day, AJ showed me how to work with a video camera and the next thing I know I was holding a video camera on a tripod and running around interviewing people. It was fun.”

[View the video recapping the event below.]

The incoming MJ’s also included Yaruunaa Oyunbazar, Carol Cheung, and Angelina Draper. JMSC graduates participating were James Chan (BJ, 2013), Vicky Kung (BJ, 2013), Lareina Choong (MJ, 2012), Joanne Lam (MJ, 2013), and Karen Chang (MJ, 2013). Current BJ’s participating were Vedika Daswani (BJ2016), Esther Yu (BJ2015), and Sally Lam (BJ2015). Martin Murphy, a second-year MJ, was also a member of the coverage team.

August 23, 2013

JMSC Gets Incoming Journalism Students Off To An Early Start

Incoming students of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre got their journalism training off to an early start in mid-August, covering the IB World Student Conference in real time. The new Bachelor of Journalism and […]
June 15, 2013

SCMP Picks Up Timeline of NSA Leaks Produced by JMSC Students

Two students in the JMSC’s Master of Journalism programme have produced an interactive timeline of the recent National Security Agency intelligence leaks – which made headlines all over the world – that was picked up by […]
March 16, 2013

BJs Give 600 Secondary Students a Chance for 15 Minutes of Fame in “Night at the Museum”

The American artist Andy Warhol once famously said, “In the future, everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes”. JMSC Bachelor of Journalism (BJ) students recently gave over 600 teenagers from 56 Hong Kong Secondary Schools […]
May 23, 2012

Skills Workshops Add to Students’ Portfolios

The JMSC offered a series of two-hour-long workshops teaching on-line, photography and video editing skills.  The worshops, which accommodated 10 to 15 people each, were run during the University of Hong Kong’s reading weeks or at the […]
January 9, 2012

Teaching Support

Kitty Ho BJ (HKU) Teaching Assistant syho2010@hku.hk AJ Libunao BA Studio Arts (UC Irvine), MSc (HKPU) Online Media Producer / Tutor ajlibunao@gmail.com Anne Kruger BA (USQ), GradDipArts (USQ), GradDipFET (USQ), MA Journalism (research) candidate (QUT) […]
November 26, 2011

Overnight At The Museum – A Reporting Assignment Like No Other

The assignment would make a hardened war correspondent tremble: cover a pair of science camps spent locked up overnight in a museum with 300 teenagers on two consecutive Fridays.
August 19, 2011

Aug 25: MJ Orientation Day

This year’s incoming Master of Journalism students will have their orientation on Thursday, August 25, hosted by JMSC professors, faculty and alumni at the University’s Global Lounge. The orientation includes a morning meet-and-greet between students […]
June 11, 2011

View the JMSC’s Real-Time Coverage of the AAJA’s New Media Conference

Powered by Cover-it-Live