3 November 2013

JMSC Students Nominated for Documentary Film Prize in China

A work by four students from the Journalism and Media Studies Centre was nominated for best documentary film at the 1st China International Micro-film Exhibition held in Hangzhou October 18-20. The film was one of 48 nominees selected from over 2,000 entries.
5 October 2013

JMSC Professor to Screen New Documentary on Maryknoll Sisters

Nancy Tong, Visiting Associate Professor at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, will screen her documentary, Trailblazers in Habits, October 7 at Hong Kong University’s Rayson Huang Theatre.
4 October 2013

NUNS ON SCREEN – screening and panel

The “veil,” not unlike the “screen,” conceals as much as it reveals. While the veil typically defines the “nun” for all to see, it also hides her from view and can make her an object of mystery and inaccessibility—out of reach, out of touch, an anachronistic relic from out of the past. However, nuns are also hardworking modern women, who have made enormous sacrifices to heal the sick, teach, and offer spiritual as well as physical comfort to the afflicted. Screen depictions of religious women have included both extremes, but we seldom have the opportunity to contemplate these contradictions or look critically at the way in which nuns are depicted in the cinema (in commercial features as well as documentaries and experimental films). This panel addresses that by providing a forum for the consideration of two important new works on nuns—director Nancy Tong’s moving documentary film on the Maryknoll sisters, Trailblazers in Habits, and Maureen Sabine’s pioneering book on Hollywood’s fascination with nuns, Veiled Desires: Intimate Portrayals of Nuns in Postwar Anglo-American Film.
26 September 2013

Singapore Journalist and Academic Teaching at JMSC

One of the main tasks for journalists has been always to make sense of the complex changes occurring in the world, and the need for journalists to continue to play this role will not change. This is the view of Dr. Cherian George, a Singaporean writer and academic who is currently a visiting professor at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre.
15 June 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 […]
31 May 2013

JMSC’s Nancy Tong Screens her Documentary on Maryknoll Sisters

The Maryknoll Mission sisters, an order established in early 20th century America, have travelled to exotic locations and have often been at the centre of important geopolitical events. A documentary about the order, Trailblazers in […]
17 March 2013

Film by JMSC Professor Selected to be Screened at U.S. Film Festival

Trailblazers in Habits, a new documentary by JMSC Visiting Associate Professor Nancy Tong, has been accepted by the Sarasota Film Festival to be screened during its 2013 festival. “We’re absolutely thrilled about it”, said Tong, an […]
23 November 2012

Global Health Programs Fail to Meet Real Needs warns JMSC Master of Journalism Director

Global health programmes aimed at specific diseases fail to meet the broader health needs of the local communities they have been set up to help, according to the Director of the JMSC’s Master of Journalism […]