Research Paper Coauthored by Dr. Grace Zhang awarded the Best Paper of the Year
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!
SYUJC Alumni Newsletter December Edition
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.
SYUJC Alumni Newsletter November Edition
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.
Ving Tsun Exhibition “Shuttle through 50 years"
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.
Academic conference: Chinese Martial Arts and Sports Culture Communication
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.
Journalism student won prestigious photo award
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.
SYUJC Alumni Newsletter October Edition
Associate Head of Department Edgar So shared on the latest edition of our alumni newsletter about catching the trend in media and communications in big data and immersive technology. The Department has launched the new BA-MDIT programme since last year to build for future media education.
The 6th Henderson Warmth Foundation Communication Scholarship
A big round of applause to students who received the Henderson Warmth Foundation Communication Scholarship on October 15, 2022. The awards, in its 6th edition since 2019, are given to the best student works in audio-visual storytelling, commentary, explanatory reporting and news photography. It is jointly organized by the Henderson Warmth Foundation, SYMediaLab and our department.
11 Journalism Students Top President’s List
Congratulations to 11 students from the Department of Journalism and Communication who were placed on the President’s List for their distinguished academic achievement over the past year. They were among the 108 students across the University who received the awards from Deputy President Dr. Hu Fai-chung in the ceremony on October 14, 2022.
JMC Talk: Katty Yeung
Ms. Katty Yeung, Co-owner and Head of Group Corporate Communications and Marketing Communications of HKBN Group, shared with hundreds of students about her experiences as a public relations specialist in the JMC Talk on October 14, 2022. A former conference interpreter, Ms. Yeung reinvented herself as a marketing and communications professional and served in various industries.
SYUJC Newsletter Launched
To better connect our alumni networks with current students, the Department has unveiled a new monthly newsletter, the SYUJC Newsletter, starting this September.
It is available online on the last Monday of every month, covering the most updated news and events of the Department as well as student activities.
Article on Hong Kong’s First VR Showcase on Media Ethics
Mr. Edgar So, Associate Head of Department and Director of BA-MDIT programme, published an article on SYMediaLab about the preparation of Hong Kong’s first VR showcase on media ethics this July. Mr. So shared the details on how the idea was first floated and how we overcame the challenges during its implementation, which brought industry professionals and college students to real-world live reporting scenario through an immersive learning experience.
JMC Talk: Mr. Derek Zen
Mr. Derek Zen, Chairman of Road King Infrastructure, was invited to be our guest speaker at the first JMC Talk of this semester. A member of the bridge team that won Hong Kong a silver medal in the 2018 Asian Games at Jakarta, Mr. Zen hoped the government could take the lead in promoting sports culture in the city, starting from the very first stage of land planning. About 100 journalism students joined the talk at the Jockey Club Multimedia Production Centre on September 20, 2022.
Briefing Session on Course Structure and On-campus Internship
JMC students were given a briefing session on September 13, 2022 to learn about the revamped course structure this year, and the arrangements over on-campus internships – one of our signature features of the JMC programme. Department head Dr. Kaman Lee, stream leaders and other instructors were there to receive questions from students.
HKSYU 2022/23 Opening Ceremony
The Department of Journalism and Communication welcomes our new batch of freshmen on August 23, 2022. More than 100 young faces who joined us at Lady Lily Shaw Hall for the University’s opening ceremony and the Orientation Day showed much eagerness in taking up the challenges in the next four years as they prepared themselves to become professionals in the field of media and communications.
Editorial Board Orientation Camp
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.
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.
HKSYU and HKPC Sign MOU to Groom Media Talents
The University signed a memorandum of understanding with Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) on May 13, 2022 to offer internships and on-the-job training for students enrolled in Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Journalism and Mass Communication and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Media Design and Immersive Technology. The collaboration aims to strengthen the local digital talent pool in media design, immersive technologies and visual production.
JMC Talk: Do we have a policy to nurture youth talents?
We have invited Mr. Benson Luk, a lawmaker and the Chief Strategy Officer of the Chairman’s Office at Lai Sun Group, as our guest speaker in the last JMC talk of this semester on April 12, 2022. Mr. Luk shared his thoughts on the problems faced by younger generations today and how the government could build trust with the youth. Hundreds of students jointed the talk via live webinar.
JMC Talk: Ms. Fiona Wan
We are delighted to have Ms. Fiona Wan, the Corporate Communication Director of New World Development, joining us at the JMC Talk live webinar on March 1, 2022. Ms. Wan, a veteran professional in communication who had worked in journalism, the government and corporate communications, shared with hundreds of students on her experiences to stay ahead of emerging crises.
JMC Talk: Mr. Coba Cheng
Mr. Coba Cheng, who made his directorial debut in humorous Chinese New Year film “Chilli Laugh Story”, shared with hundreds of students about his experiences in the JMC Talk live webinar on February 8, 2022. Starting his career as a DJ, Mr. Cheng developed his own entrepreneurial story to become a cross-media creator and the founder of his own chilli sauce brand during the pandemic.
JMC Talk: Mr. Timothy Cheng
The last JMC Talk of this semester is delighted to have Mr. Timothy Cheng, the host of RTHK’s longstanding program “Music Lover”, join us on December 7, 2021, to share about the “slashie” nature of his showbiz career that spanned close to three decades. The talk has drawn a full house at the Jockey Club Multimedia Production Centre while hundreds of students also joined the live webinar.
HKSYU Info Day 2021
BJMC alumni returned to the campus on November 5 and 6, 2021 to share about their career pathways in various fields including film production, public relations and news media. The Info Day, welcoming secondary students, parents and teachers, also included a broad range of activities such as campus tour, student sharing and live performance. The sharing talks held physically at the university research complex were live streamed to accommodate the pandemic situation.
JMC Talk: Turning a Print Magazine into a Digital Archive
New Martial Hero Magazine proprietor Ms Wan Shuk Chun and editor Mr. Gary Wong were invited to the JMC Talk on November 2, 2021, to share their strategies to leverage the digital world to promote martial arts. Mr. Andy Leung, the head coach of the Practical Shaolin Martial Art Society, also joined us to discuss the future trends in martial arts training in Hong Kong.
Master Class of Commercial Photography 2021
We are delighted to collaborate with the Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers (HKIPP) this October to host the Master Class of Commercial Photography for journalism students. Participants are offered the chances to follow the footsteps of real professionals to master the subjects, craft the concepts and create stunning images in four training modules.
Guest Lecture by Prof. Raymond R. Wong
Veteran journalist and dedicated educator Prof. Raymond R. Wong, also an adjunct professor of our department, delivered a guest lecture for journalism students on October 7, 2021 to discuss one of the most quintessential questions: “What is journalism?”. The lecture was well-received by Year 2 and Year 3 students who aspire to forge a career in the industry after graduation.
JMC Talk: Opportunities and Challenges for Health Communication
Our first JMC Talk of this academic year has invited infectious disease specialist Dr. Joseph KY Tsang to share with us the gist in the process of health communication amid the ongoing Covid pandemic. From vaccine applications to public health strategies, hundreds of students joined the discussion via webinar or in person at the Jockey Club Multimedia Production Centre on September 7, 2021.
Seminar on Applying AI in Ving Tsun Martial Arts Research
As part of the Ving Tsun Martial Arts research project, Dr. Kaman Lee hosted the second seminar on August 28, 2021, on the application of artificial intelligence in martial arts study. Simon Ngai, the executive producer of RTHK programme “Kung Fu Quest”, and Jerry Yeung, the host of the same programme, were among the seminar speakers who shared about their experiences to introduce martial arts in a documentary.
HKSYU 2021/22 Opening Ceremony
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.
JC Academic Staff Summer Retreat 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.
Ving Tsun Martial Arts Research Projects Granted External Funding
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.
On July 14, 2021, our assistant professor Dr. Anthony Lam presented his latest findings on Relationship between Korean Language and Chiuchowese as part of the study that sought to connect the Korean language with different Chinese dialects. Fr. Isaac Noh of Korean Missionary Society was also invited as a speaker to discuss the key elements of modern Korean language.
New Degree Programme: BA (Hons) in MDIT
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new undergraduate degree programme – BA (Hons) in Media Design and Immersive Technology (MDIT) – starting this September! This programme equips students with professional knowledge and techniques in immersive technologies, and helps them develop analytical, critical and ethical thinking abilities for future VR/AR market, research study and start-up.
JMC Talk: Commercial Photography in Digital Era
Our final JMC Talk of this academic year was delighted to have invited six leading commercial photographers in town to the Jockey Club Multimedia Production on April 13, 2021. The speakers, all of them from the Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers (HKIPP), shared with hundreds of students their visions and experiences in the client-serving field of the industry.
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.
Internship Briefing Session 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.
JMC Talk : Staying Afloat: Lessons we learnt in fashion publishing
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.
Prof. Raymond R. Wong donates HK$5 million for Journalism research
Hong Kong Shue Yan University is extremely grateful to have received a HK$5 million donation from veteran journalist and dedicated educator Prof. Raymond R. Wong, SBS, to promote media literacy and ethics through the newly established Dorothy Shen Wong Journalism Education Fund.
JMC Talk: The Boundaries of Journalism?
Media veterans, academics and the Police Public Relations Branch were invited to our JMC Talk live webinar on December 1, 2020 to exchange ideas on press freedom and the future roles and responsibilities of journalists under the new accreditation policy enforced by the police. Hundreds of students also joined the online event through our web portal.
JMC Talk: Mr. Thomas Chan
Veteran financial PR specialist Mr. Thomas Chan joined our JMC Talk live webinar on November 3, 2020 to share with journalism students his wealth of experience in a dedicated career that first began as a financial journalist, before moving onto in-house PR, and then setting up his own PR firm specializing in financial and public affairs.
JMC Talk: Mr. Felix So
About 100 journalism students joined the JMC Talk at the Jockey Club Multimedia Production Centre on October 06, 2020, with veteran commercial photographer Mr. Felix So (Ex-president of HKIPP) sharing his experiences in a career that has spanned more than two decades.
Statement from the Department
Joint Statement by University Journalism Educators on Hong Kong Police Force Proposal for Press Credentials Policy
JMC Talk: Mr. Kiwi Chow
The Department of Journalism and Communication kicked off our new series of JMC Talk with Mr. Kiwi Chow (director of romantic psychodrama Beyond the Dream and 2016 Hong Kong Film Awards best picture Ten Years) sharing with journalism students at the Jockey Club Multimedia Production Centre on Tuesday.
Internship is an integral part of our journalism and communication programme. All Year 3 students will have the opportunity to intern at our off-campus partners in media and communication. Prior to that, students may find their first tastes of media-working experiences by joining our four student-run media branches under the department’s Editorial Board. From print to audio-visual content online, students will produce contents like a media outlet in real life.
JMC Orientation Day
More than 100 new undergraduate admissions in 2020 joined together for the first time in the department’s orientation day at Lady Lily Shaw Hall. Behind the face masks are young faces who show their eagerness and willingness to take up the challenges in the next four years, and to prepare themselves to become professionals in the media and communication field.
恒基温暖工程基金傳播獎學金 本周六 (11月30日)截止
• 最佳影音說故事製作 ($5,000)
• 最佳評論 ($5,000)
• 最佳解釋性報道 ($5,000)
• 最佳新聞攝影 ($5,000)
• 傳播優異獎 (5名 - 每名$1,000)