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Chuen Yuen First Primary School pupils explore media literacy at HKSYU
20/06/2024

More than 100 pupils from Chuen Yuen First Primary School visited the University campus at Braemar Hill on June 20, 2024, for an introduction to media literacy. Hosted by HKSYU Jockey Club Multimedia Production Centre, the event featured Hong Kong’s first virtual reality showcase of a live reporting scenario (a fire scene), offering an immersive learning experience. Students and guests also had the opportunity to step into the shoes of a KOL in a professional studio setting.

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SYUJC Newsletter Jun Edition
19/06/2024

The latest SYUJC Newsletter features the sharing by JC alumna Ling Lam, who is currently the Assistant Managing Editor at “TOPick” news website under Hong Kong Economic Times. Ling has served as the consultant to our student publication “Our Voice” since 2020 and was pivotal in helping the publication go digital. She was also an editorial team member of “Our Voice” before she graduated in 2008. The newsletter also covers the presentation of Dr. Liang Jingwen Memorial Scholarship, and JC students visiting the film sets of “Warriors Within 2”, a TV series directed by JC alumni Vicky Wong.

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Workshop on PR strategies using AI
12/06/2024

As part of the research project on Digital Marketing Communications, the Department hosted a public relations workshop on June 12, 2024, featuring Prof. Rita Men from the University of Florida, U.S., and Mr Lewis Fung, managing director of SenseTime Hong Kong. The workshop discussed the fresh challenges of applying digital technology in the public relations industry and how artificial intelligence can enhance efficiency in a “people-centered” PR environment. The project, funded by the Research Grant Council, is led by Associate Department Head Dr. Crispy Tong.

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JC Graduate claimed prize in Pictures of the Year Asia 2024 Award
11/04/2024

JC alumni Leung Man-hei, a visual journalist and an independent photographer, has claimed another prestigious prize for an Award of Excellence in the Daily Life section of the Pictures of the Year Asia 2024 Award. The award-winning photo captured two elderly people sat chatting under the blocked slide in a park in Hong Kong. Leung had previously achieved a double award success in the College Photographer of the Year competition (COPY) in 2022.

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JMC Talk: Prof. Edmund Cheng and Prof. Fu King-wa
09/04/2024


The JMC Talk on April 9, 2024 invited Professor Edmund Cheng from the City University Hong Kong, and Professor Fu King-wa from the University of Hong Kong, to shed lights on the importance of public opinion research in the city’s policymaking processes. They recounted the history of public opinion polls in Hong Kong and shared the challenges faced by researchers at this juncture. The event was attended by about 100 students.

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SYUJC Newsletter Mar Edition
02/04/2024

The latest SYUJC Newsletter features JC alumni Patrick Cheung’s sharing on his career pivot from journalism to public relations. A seasoned political reporter who had worked across multiple print and digital media outlets, Patrick is now serving Hong Kong Tourism Board, with his new role aiming to bridge the information gap. The newsletter also reported on earlier events including the Chinese Martial Arts and Sports Culture Communication exhibition and the JMC Talk with Jennifer Lee, Assistant General Manager - Social Innovation at New World Development.

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Cross-disciplinary Seminar on Digital Marketing Communications
02/04/2024

As part of a new research project on Digital Marketing Communications, the Department on April 2, 2024 hosted the first cross-disciplinary introductory seminar on the subject. Guest speakers included Mr Eddy Hui, Vice-chairman of the Association of Interactive Marketing, and Prof. Wang Cheng-lu, Professor Emeritus at the University of New Haven in the US. The project, funded by the Research Grant Council, is led by Associate Department Head Dr. Crispy Tong.

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Editorial Board Inauguration Ceremony
27/03/2024

Congratulations to our new student-led Editorial Board who took over the batons in in the inauguration ceremony held at Lady Lily Shaw Hall on March 27, 2024. The four branches, the EB Executive Committee, Our Voice, Shuo Online and SYUJC Radio, have all welcomed fresh faces and enthusiasm, and are ready to guide our on-campus internships towards meeting the increasingly varied career interests and aspirations of students.

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JMC Talk: Jackson Wan Kwong and Fred Cheung
19/03/2024

The JMC Talk on March 19, 2024 invited cult icon Jackson Wan Kwong and artist-director Fred Cheung to Shue Yan campus for an inter-generational dialogue. The event, titled “Melody from Temple Street to Metaverse”, had the speakers delved into the use of Artificial Intelligence in music and film production. Both speakers agreed that the live experience performed by artists – sometimes imperfect – could never be replaced by AI.

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Chinese Martial Arts and Sports Culture Communication: Exhibition
27/01/2024

In conjunction with the release of findings, the research team of Chinese Martial Arts and Sports Culture Communication also hosted an extended exhibition at the Jockey Club Multimedia Production Centre in Braemar Hill campus. The exhibition showcased familiar training tools of Chinese Martial Arts, as well as precious historical documents from Hong Kong’s Ving Tsun and Tai Chi grandmasters. Students, teachers and members of the public were invited to the exhibition, spanning between January 27 and February 3, 2024.

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Chinese Martial Arts and Sports Culture Communication: Release of project results
27/01/2024

The research team of Chinese Martial Arts and Sports Culture Communication, a project led by Associate Professor Dr. Lee Ka Man, was delighted to release its findings to members of the public on January 27, 2024. The research tracked how local and overseas Chinese martial arts masters break through territorial boundaries over the past few decades to inherit the skills and essence through mass communication, interpersonal communication, and organizational communication. The project also demonstrated the use of cutting-edge technology such as artificial intelligence in the modern artistry of Chinese martial arts.

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JMC Talk: Rev. Dominic Chan and Jennifer Yu
09/01/2024

The Department hosted the JMC Talk on January 9, 2024 with Rev. Dominic Chan and artist Jennifer Yu joining us as guest speakers. The event, themed “The Art of Effective Organizational Communication”, was attended by more than 100 students in our Braemar Hill campus. Rev. Chan, who founded “Catholic Artistes”, stressed the importance of friendship in the development of any organization.

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JC Events in HKSYU Info Day 2023
18/11/2023

The Department welcomes our prospective students to the annual Info Day with specialist events that cover our various research initiatives and programme collaboration. All on the same day, they included the release of project results of “Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage and IPMAN Ving Tsun” sponsored by Tin Ka Ping Foundation, the premiere of themed documentary “Boundless: Chinese Martial Arts”, the release of study findings: “Social media addiction, coping strategies and psychological wellbeing of Hong Kong citizens”, and a seminar to introduce our academic programmes and to explore future collaboration.

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SYUJC Newsletter Nov Edition
10/11/2023

The November edition of SYUJC Newsletter welcomes the incoming editorial team of “Our Voice”, a long-running student publication and part of our on-campus internship. President xxx said the team is ready to pick up the baton and all prepared for new publications in the upcoming academic year. The newsletter also reported on the production of the Department’s new promo video.

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JMC Talk: Rudy Chan
07/11/2023

In the JMC Talk on Nov 7, 2023, Rudy Chan, co-founder and Chief Operating officer of Cloudbreakr, shared with hundreds of students about the dynamics of social media analytics for influencers. Rudy held the view that the authenticity of influencer-curated content remains the key to success in social media marketing. Meanwhile, the emergence of AI-powered influencers could pose challenges to social media marketing, which hinges on consumers’ trust and engagement.

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JMC and MDIT Freshmen Joined Podcast Workshop
12/09/2023

Fresh-faced JMC and MDIT students embarked on a new journey of creating podcasts at the University’s studio on September 12, 2023. Guided by seasoned mentors from SYU JC Radio, our new students showcased their imaginations on the airwaves which sounded ready to resonate far and wide. Their works will be uploaded to social media platforms including Podcast and Instagram.

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Three Research Projects Led by Journalism and Communication Scholars Awarded UGC Funding
12/09/2023

Congratulations to three researchers at the Department of Journalism and Communication whose respective projects have been granted a total of more than HK$2 million in funding in the 10th round of Competitive Research Funding Schemes under the University Grants Committee.

The project “Court news in the post-national security law Hong Kong: Examining the significance and journalistic roles, production, and contents of protests-/ politics-related court news”, led by Assistant Professor Dennie Leung, received funding of about HK$850,000. Another project led by Assistant Professor Dr. Grace Zhang, “Does Corporate Sociopolitical Activism Oriented Market Exits Benefit Corporate Brand Equity and Firm Profitability? Evidence from Corporate Exodus from Russia amidst the 2022 Russo-Ukrainian War”, has been awarded more than HK$625,000. Both projects are awarded under the Faculty Development Scheme (FDS).

The research team led by Assistant Professor Crispy Tong was granted funding from the Inter-Institutional Development Scheme (IIDS) for the project “Reviewing digital technology-driven marketing communications and future research directions: A cross-disciplinary dialogue between academics and practitioners”. It received funding of more than HK$560,000.

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SYUJC Alumni Newsletter Sep Edition
12/09/2023

In the latest alumni newsletter, JC alumni Ryan Fung shared with us his journey to become a researcher in ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) following a career in financial journalism and public relations. Fung was also a winner of Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards for his two books in ESG.

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Research Paper Coauthored by Dr. Dennis Leung awarded the Top Conference Paper
30/08/2023

A research paper on media-police relations in Hong Kong co-authored by Assistant Professor Dr. Dennis Leung from HKSYU and Dr. Gary Tang from the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong was awarded the First Place Paper in the Political Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) 2023 Annual Conference. The paper, entitled “Press-Police Relations after Critical Event: Media Representations of Police Misconduct in Post-Social Movement Hong Kong”, examined the media portrayal of the police’s image after the radical protests in 2019.

In the same conference, Dr. Leung and Dr. Tang also presented another research paper entitled “Facebook and Policing during a Crisis and Post-Crisis Autocratization: The Case of Hong Kong”. This paper examined how the Hong Kong Police Force made use of social media for policing before, during, and after the radical protests in 2019.

The AEJMC Annual Conference is a top academic conference in the field of journalism and communication studies. The 2023 annual conference was held in Washington, D.C., United States from August 7 to 10.

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JC Academic Staff Summer Retreat 2023
29/08/2023

Our academic staff joined together on 29 August for a summer retreat to connect and refresh ahead of the new semester. They also took the opportunity to review the department’s strategic plans after a satisfactory intake this summer.

The university’s senior management, including Deputy President Dr. Hu Fai-chung and Senior Vice President Professor Catherine Sun attended the event and expressed gratitude to staff commitment to the University’s vision of digital humanities. They were joined by Senior Academic Vice President Professor Selina Chan, Vice President (University Administration) Professor Cheung Siu-keung, Associate Academic Vice President (University Research) Dr. Alex Li and Acting Associate Academic Vice President (Teaching & Learning Development) Dr. Jason Chow who elaborated on the University’s directions in teaching, research and facilities management.

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HKSYU Opening Ceremony 23/24
28/08/2023

The Department of Journalism and Communication welcomes our new batch of freshmen on August 28, 2023. Around 100 young faces who joined us at Lady Lily Shaw Hall for the University’s opening ceremony and the Orientation Day met with JC teaching staff for the first time. They showed much eagerness in taking up the challenges in the next few years and preparing themselves to become professionals in the field of media and communications.

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SYUJC Alumni Newsletter Aug Edition
13/08/2023


The latest alumni newsletter featured Professor Peter Wong Chung-ming’s sharing on his journey to become a journalism historian. Describing it as “gold panning”, Prof. Wong said the satisfaction in scholarship is nothing but the result of perseverance and persistence, as he spent decades collecting raw materials and digging through the archives. The newsletter also reported on Assistant Professor Dr. Grace Zhang’s presentation of papers at the International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada.

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Journalism student savors internship experience at ICAC
04/08/2023

The Department is excited to welcome our students back from their summer internship. Among them, year-three journalism student Chan Rachel enjoyed a unique experience at the operations department at the Independent Commission Against Corruption which runs summer internship for the first time. Internship forms an integral part of our BJMC programme and is essential to fulfil our students’ ever more diversified career interests and aspirations.

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Professor Peter Wong met with readers at Hong Kong Book Fair 2023
28/07/2023

Recently published a new book on the city’s popular fiction tradition in the 1950s and 1960s, Professor Peter Wong Chung-ming met with the readers at Hong Kong Book Fair 2023 to share about his research journey that began with his PhD study on Hong Kong’s unique “saam kap dai (三及第)” writing style. His most recent publication is at the pinnacle of his decades-long research work during which he devoted much time and resources to revisit Hong Kong’s newspaper archives.

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Dr. Kaman Lee won 2023 Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards
20/07/2023

Congratulations to Head of Department Dr. Kaman Lee and fellow alumna Vicky Pang for winning the 2023 Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards. Published by Joint Publishing (HK), they co-authored two books namely “Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage and IPMAN Ving Tsun - Wah in action (香港非遺與葉問詠春:阿樺出拳)” and “Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage and IPMAN Ving Tsun – Wah’s secret (香港非遺與葉問詠春:阿樺秘笈)”, as part of Dr. Lee’s research on the communications of Chinese martial arts.

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SYUJC Alumni Newsletter Jul Edition
19/07/2023


In the latest alumni newsletter, esteemed JC alumni and part-time Senior Lecturer Vicky Wong Wai-kit told us his journey to become a film director began with his frantic love of George Lucas’ Star Wars series. From that he learns to “play seriously” and realises one needs “passion, mission and vision” to excel. The newsletter also reported on our latest teaching and learning initiatives.

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New Book on Popular Fiction Tradition by Professor Peter Wong
19/07/2023

One of a handful journalism historians in Hong Kong, Professor Peter Wong Chung-ming published the second book in a series which detailed the city’s popular fiction tradition. The new book revisited local newspaper archives in the period between 1950 and 1969 and filled in the missing pieces of Hong Kong’s literary studies. Prof. Wong also discussed his research at Hong Kong Book Fair 2023.

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SYUJC Alumni Newsletter March Edition
06/04/2023

The latest edition of our alumni newsletter featured Assistant Professor Dr. Keith Tsui’s recollection of his first attempt to complete a marathon 10 years ago. He remembered his legs were going to fall off mid-race into 32km but at the end managed to drag his feet to the finishing line by mental strength. The newsletter also reported on our latest internship workshops and the JMC Talk.

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Internship Preparation: Interview with Mr. Richard Tsang
25/03/2023

To prepare our new batch of interns for the upcoming summer, the SYMediaLab interviewed the chairman of Strategic Public Relations Group Mr. Richard Tsang, also an academic advisor to our Department. Mr Tsang, one of the most respected PR gurus in Hong Kong, told our students that the essential qualities to become a good PR are having the right mind and the right attitude.

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In loving memory of our dearest Jingwen
22/03/2023

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Liang Jingwen, an esteemed assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Communication at Hong Kong Shue Yan University. Dr. Liang was a dedicated and passionate scholar,researcher, and colleague who made significant contributions to our university community and will be dearly missed.

Members of the university management visited Dr. Liang at the hospital over the past weeks. The University offered the deepest condolences to Dr. Liang’s family at this sad time.

Dr. Liang was the Head of Data Analytics and Survey Research Center, dedicated to promoting research in data analysis. Despite her illness, Dr. Liang showed unwavering commitment to her work and continued to inspire in teaching and research. She was cherished dearly by all those who knew her at the Department of Journalism and Communication.

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Internship Workshop: Careers in the Art Industry
31/01/2023

More than 100 journalism students enrolled in our first internship workshop this year with the K11 Art Foundation Learning & Engagement Team sharing with us in a live webinar on how a non-profit art organisation could foster the development of contemporary art through exhibitions, artist residencies, and educational programmes. Our students were eager to learn about the career opportunities in the art industry as well as the upcoming art programmes.

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SYUJC Alumni Newsletter January Edition
31/01/2023

In the latest edition of our alumni newsletter, Professor of Practice Wong Chung-ming Peter told an interesting anecdote of himself taking up traditional Chinese musical instruments when he was young. It also featured the JC Fest 2022, an annual showcase of our students’ passion and efforts in journalistic works.

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Research Paper Coauthored by Dr. Grace Zhang awarded the Best Paper of the Year
20/01/2023

A research paper on Covid-19 misinformation co-authored by Assistant Professor Dr. Grace Zhang from HKSYU, Prof. Ran Wei from CUHK and Prof. Jack Qiu from NTU Singapore was awarded the Best Paper of the Year by Communication & Society, an Affiliate Journal of International Communication Association (ICA), top-tier TSSCI journal. The paper, entitled Knowledge, Negative Emotion and the Third-person Effect of Covid-19 Misinformation: A Study in Singapore, provided a perspective for understanding the Covid-19 infodemics. Congratulations to Dr. Zhang!

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Ving Tsun Exhibition “Shuttle through 50 years"
09/11/2022

As part of the research project for the Chinese Martial Arts and Sports Culture Communication, the Department took the opportunity to collaborate with Ving Tsun Athletic Association to showcase precious exhibits from Ving Tsun Grandmaster Ip Man and his apprentices over the past decades. The exhibition was opened to public from Nov 8 to 19 at Hong Kong Shue Yan University. Participants were able to join a virtual journey to go back to the old premise where the grandmasters hosted classes.

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Academic conference: Chinese Martial Arts and Sports Culture Communication
08/11/2022

The much-anticipated academic conference of The Chinese Martial Arts and Sports Culture Communication was successfully concluded at Hong Kong Shue Yan University on Nov 8, 2022 with leading researchers and industry veterans presenting their works and exchanging stimulating ideas on the subject. The conference is part of the research project spearheaded by Department Head Dr. Kaman Lee. Dr Sam Lam, Ms Jenny Li and Mr Vincent Ho are Co-Investigators.

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Journalism student won prestigious photo award
01/11/2022

Congratulations to final year journalism student Leung Man-hei who scoops double award success in the prestigious College Photographer of the Year competition (COPY). His photo series “The COVID Cycle of Hong Kong” won the gold award in the Domestic Picture Story category and an award of excellence in the General News category. The competition, founded in 1945, is open to college students worldwide.

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Editorial Board Orientation Camp
19/08/2022

The student-led Editorial Board of our Department hosted one of the much-anticipated events of the year – the Orientation Camp at Yuen Long Tai Tong Holiday Camp – to give our freshmen a warm welcome to university life. A dozen alumni also joined and shared their experiences with the new faces. Amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the event has vigorously followed the health guidelines.

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Media Literacy Master Talk by Prof. Raymond R. Wong
08/07/2022

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.

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The First VR Showcase on Media Ethics Unveiled
08/07/2022

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.

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HKSYU 2021/22 Opening Ceremony
23/08/2021

We are delighted to welcome more than 100 freshmen joining us at the Department of Journalism and Communication this September. At the opening ceremony held at Lady Lily Shaw Hall on August 23, 2021, we were thrilled by the young faces who showed much eagerness and willingness to kick start their unique journey as a university student in the forthcoming years.

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JC Academic Staff Summer Retreat 2021
18/08/2021

With the new academic year fast approaching, our teaching personnel joined together on August 18, 2021 to review the departmental strategic plans. The university’s senior management, including Academic VP Prof. Catherine Sun, Associate VP Prof. SK Cheung, Associate Academic VP Prof. Selina Chan, and Associate Academic VP Dr. Yew Foong Hui, also joined the event to elaborate on the core strategies and new directions of the university in the next five years.

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Ving Tsun Martial Arts Research Projects Granted External Funding
07/08/2021

Two research projects on Ving Tsun Martial Arts, both led by Dr. Kaman Lee, were recently granted funding from the Innovation and Technology Fund and the Tin Ka Ping Foundation. The projects will separately investigate the transformation of martial arts with the aid of artificial intelligence; and create illustrations on how Ving Tsun developed into an intangible cultural heritage in Hong Kong. To kick off the projects, Ving Tsun grandmasters were invited to share their legacy in a seminar held on August 07, 2021.

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CNN Bootcamp
09/03/2021

Hong Kong Shue Yan University is delighted to be the first local tertiary institution to partner with CNN Academy to host a one-week journalism training course in early March. A total of 17 journalism students were selected to join the CNN Bootcamp at our campus at Braemar Hill, where they learnt one of the best industry practices in news production, broadcasting and visual storytelling. Certificates were awarded to students upon completion of the modules.

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Internship Briefing Session 2021
09/03/2021

Our long-standing internship programme is set to resume this summer as we look forward to having more than 180 placement opportunities from media organizations, public relations firms, non-governmental organizations and public bodies. On March 9, 2021, the department hosted an internship briefing session via live webinar to provide the latest updates on internship application and remind students of the professional expectations in the workplace.

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JMC Talk : Staying Afloat: Lessons we learnt in fashion publishing
02/03/2021

Two of our journalism alumni, Mr. Lap Wong and Mr. Ken Law, returned to the campus at Braemar Hill as guest speakers at JMC Talk on March 2, 2021. Graduated more than a decade ago, both speakers are now taking up senior roles at fashion publication ELLEMEN, which they transformed the magazine title to an online multimedia portal. Hundreds of current students also attended the live webinar as they raised questions about the opportunities and challenges in the industry’s future.