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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.