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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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SYUJC Alumni Newsletter December Edition
31/12/2022

The latest edition of our alumni newsletter featured the new year wish from Assistant Professor Dr. Crispy Tong, who also took the opportunity to congratulate the new batch of graduates. The Department has also launched another teaching and learning project in December which took our students to the Cyberport to learn about the e-Sports industry and its ecosystem.

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SYUJC Alumni Newsletter November Edition
30/11/2022

In the latest edition of our alumni newsletter, Associate Head of Department Lam Wun-sum offered his own light touch review of the University’s café and restaurants over the past years. Meanwhile, the Department has launched another teaching and learning project in collaboration with the research on the Chinese Martial Arts and Sports Culture Communication, with 38 students participated in interviews with Ving Tsun grandmasters.

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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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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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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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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.