Asia Pacific Vision, in partnership with the Journalism and Media Studies Centre of the University of Hong Kong, has established a fund for the education of broadcast journalists and video professionals.

The Mick Deane Scholarship is in memory of Deane, the veteran British cameraman who was killed by a sniper’s bullet at the age of 62 while covering protests in Egypt in 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 and London and, more recently, the Middle East.

Mick Deane (left) in Tiananmen Square, 1989

Mick Deane (left) in Tiananmen Square, 1989

“Mick was the consummate television journalist. He knew his story and he knew what it took to get that,” says Mark Erder, co-founder of APV and a friend of Deane’s. “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.”

Mick Deane (centre) preparing for a scud attack during the first Gulf War

Mick Deane (centre) preparing for a scud attack during the first Gulf War

Yuen-Ying Chan, Director of the JMSC and Professor of Journalism at HKU, says the scholarship “is for that student who best exemplifies Mick’s spirit; somebody who wants to excel at 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 beawarded primarily on the basis of academic merit, and preference will be given to married students engaged in post-graduate studies.  The JMSC will be responsible for shortlisting candidates for the consideration of the selection committee, which is composed of Erder, Chan, and broadcast journalism veterans Kevin Sites and Rob McBride.  The committee will also consider such issues as financial need, leadership and professional potential, and extra-curricular activities of the applicants.

 

Donations to the Fund

Donations to The Mick Deane Scholarship fund are welcomed. Cheques should be  made out to “The University of Hong Kong”.

In the US and Canada, 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, and provide full name and address in Canada.

For details, please visit: usfriends.hku.hk.

 

About Asia Pacific Vision

Asia Pacific Vision (APV) is a multi-platform media and communications company specializing in video production, strategy and consultancy.

For more information, please contact Mark Erder, 852.28272122, or mark.erder@apv.asia.

 

About The Journalism and Media Studies Centre of HKU

The Journalism and Media Studies Centre brings professional journalism education to Hong Kong’s premier university, creating an environment for vibrant interaction among students from Hong Kong, mainland China, the Asian region and the rest of the world.

For more information, please contact Ying Chan, yychan@hku.hk.

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