15 October 2013

Online Business Site “Quartz” Pushing New Journalism Model

A new online business website, "Quartz," has entered into an innovative collaborative arrangement with the JMSC, opening up possibilities for students. The company has introduced a new journalism model targeting the "digitally native." Its content and design reflect a changing readership that wants shorter articles with graphics and longer analytical pieces. And its reporters are given freer rein, responsible for content, headlines, and graphics.
11 October 2013

JMSC Students Get Taste of War and Diplomacy

A veteran war reporter teaches an innovative course at the JMSC on what it's like to be a foreign correspondent.
9 October 2013

Strategy, not Force, Allows Singapore to Control the Media, Visiting JMSC Professor says

Visiting Singapore writer and academic tells a Foreign Correspondents' Club audience that arguments about Singapore's "good governance" are not sufficient to explain the ruling party's decades-long hold on power and its ability to suppress press freedoms. Rather, a combination of factors such as market forces and self-restraint, e.g., more use of civil law, have become the preferred tools to curtail media freedoms.
7 October 2013

JMSC Professor Completes Project on Censorship in China

New research at JMSC on the intersection of censorship and big data reveals that Chinese social media is an important source of real-time data on breaking events and social trends in China as well as what key words the government is using to censor the Internet.
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.
17 September 2013

Veteran Journalist Joins JMSC Faculty

Arielle Emmett, an educator and veteran journalist, has joined the JMSC as a visiting professor this semester, teaching a course in online journalism to Master of Journalism students. She will also be conducting research on global media literacy.
13 September 2013

JMSC Tracks Government Requests for Online User Information

The Journalism and Media Studies Centre has launched a pioneering project, "The Hong Kong Transparency Report," to track the Hong Kong Government’s requests for Internet user data and content removal. The website, which was launched in September with support from Google Inc., will also track how many such requests are acceded to by the Internet companies, and will examine the implications for government accountability and personal privacy that these requests might have.
4 September 2013

JMSC’s Ying Chan Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from AAJA

Ying Chan, the founder and director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, has won the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award of the Asian-American Journalists Association. The award honors an Asian-American or Pacific Islander “who has demonstrated courage and commitment to the principles of journalism over the course of a life’s work.”