The First VR Showcase on Media Ethics Unveiled

As part of a two-year research project funded by Dorothy Shen Wong Journalism Education Fund, the Department on July 8, 2022 introduced the first virtual reality showcase in our campus. Students and guests were brought to the real-world live reporting scenario (a fire scene) through an immersive learning experience, in which they would need to make ethical news judgments. The showcase serves as an essential component of our journalism education to promote media literacy.

Media Literacy Master Talk by Prof. Raymond R. Wong

We are delighted to have veteran journalist Prof. Raymond R. Wong, also the founder of Dorothy Shen Wong Journalism Education Fund, as our guest speaker in the “Media Literacy Master Talk” seminar. Speaking to a full house comprising media practitioners and secondary students on July 8, 2022, Prof. Wong shared how he dealt with ethical problems and norms in decades of news practices.

The seminar was part of a two-year research project spearheaded by Dr. Kaman Lee to promote media literacy and ethics. The project also includes a digital archive to record the history of TV news in Hong Kong, the filming of a documentary, and a VR showcase of media ethics through an immersive learning experience.

Leung Man-hei Won Prestigious Photo Award

A big congratulations to Year 3 journalism student Leung Man-hei, who won the first prize in the prestigious photo competition “Focus at the Frontline 2021” in the capacity of freelance photographer. Leung’s work, captioned “A man farewells his family before moving to Canada”, won the biggest award in the general news section. The competition was organized by Hong Kong Press Photographers Association and first began in 1993.

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