李家文 博士
Dr. LEE, Ka Man Kaman

Head of Department
Associate Professor of Practice
Coordinator (External Affairs of University)

 



Interview


In the historic year of 1997 when Hong Kong was the centre of the world, Kaman graduated from Hong Kong Shue Yan University (Then College) and joined one of the largest local TV broadcasters as journalist. In her 10-plus years of exposure, she had assumed roles like Bureau Chief of Beijing News Center and news anchor in the main casts. Her footprint of news reporting extends beyond Asia including the United States, Canada, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, India, Pakistan and all the way to Nigeria.

In 2010, Kaman had reorganised her doctoral thesis and worked with Oxford University Press to publish her first book of Journalism research- Portal to History-Hong Kong TV News. In the meantime, she also assumed a full time teaching role in her alma mater while continued to be a part time TV program host and columnist.

In 2014, Kaman directed and filmed IMPACT, which was a self-financed documentary about how Hong Kong journalists covered the “Umbrella Revolution” and the inner struggle of the “post-80s” journalists brought by their personal values and code of ethics in reporting. Kaman had brought the documentary to more than 20 free viewing sessions in Hong Kong, US, Germany and Taiwan where discussion forum with scholars and studiers were held.

In 2017, her second documentary, REAL TIME, showed the struggle of Hong Kong online news providers and covered the challenges of APPLE DAILY , HK01 and digital news outlet ­INITIUM MEDIA. The documentary showed how media had evolved to reflect business considerations, with lots of news packages and features being measured against online hit rates and cost calculations.

Being a firm believer that story telling via visuals could generate great impact, Kaman spent 5 years to research The Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Ip Man Ving Tsun and interviewed his family and apprentices, resulting the development of THE LEGACY OF VING TSUN, a documentary about how this martial art was being passed on for generations.

In the meantime, Kaman had worked with The Lord Wilson Heritage Trust and invited the sons of Ip Man, Ip Chun and Ip Ching, along with senior masters of Ving Tsun to join force for the project in 2019. Over the past decades, there have been numerous valuable news reports, columns, advertisements and many other undisclosed photos that were scattered in archives. Kaman is digging all these information and a new book will be published in this academic year.

 

Courses Taught

  Digital News and Information Production
  Introduction to Journalism and Mass Communication
 

Media Ethics

 

Areas of Interests

  TV News Reporting
  Digital News and Information Production
  China Reporting
  Media Ethics
 

Academic Qualifications

  Ph.D., Journalism, Renmin University of China, Beijing
  M.A., Journalism, Renmin University of China, Beijing
  Dip., Journalism, Hong Kong Shue Yan College, H.K.
 

Scholarship

  The Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) on Journalism and Media Scholars. From the U.S. Department of State’s Study of the U.S. Branch in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, (Washington, D.C.). (July –August 2016)
 

Research Grant

  2018-2019. The Legacy of Ving Tsun (詠春的傳承與保育).
The Lord Wilson Heritage Trust. (with Dr LEE Shu Kam)
 

Publications

  Books
  Kaman Lee (2013) The Gateway to Career of Journalism and Communication : Ming Pao Publication ( in Chinese).
李家文(2013)《新聞與傳播系這條路——選校入行參考》香港:明報出版社。
  Kaman Lee (2013) National identity and respective impact to reporting- inside view from reporters across Greater China region. Hong Kong: Ming Pao Publication (in Chinese).
李家文 (2013)《兩岸四地記者親述─國民身分與採訪衝擊》香港:明報出版社。
  Kaman Lee (2010) Portal to History- Hong Kong TV News. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press (in Chinese).
李家文 (2010) 《新聞是歷史的畫面:香港的電視新聞》香港:牛津大學出版社。
 

Book Chapter

  Kaman Lee (2013) Beijing New Story. In Clement So, Lavender Cheung & Yonder Li(Eds.). One Person, One More Story. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Journalism Education Foundation & Chinese University of Hong Kong, pp.37-40 (in Chinese).
李家文 (2013)北京新聞故事。蘇鑰機、 張宏艷、李玉茹主編,《一人又一故事——新聞人再訴心聲》。
香港:天地圖書公司,頁37-40。
 

Conference Papers

  Kaman Lee (2015) Study on Taiwan TV news media coverage of Mainland China. 2015 Cross-strait Academic Conference on Communication & Relationship between Mainland China & Taiwan, Shanghai (in Chinese).
李家文(2015) 移動互聯時代下的台灣電視新聞發展研究——從台灣傳媒聚焦的大陸新聞分析。
《2015傳播與兩岸關係學術論壇》,12月,上海。
  Chang Wen Chiang and Kaman Lee (2013) License of free TV in Hong Kong. 2013 Cross-strait Academic Conference on the integration of information between Mainland China & Taiwan & development of News reporting, Xiamen ( in Chinese).
張文強、李家文(2013)香港免費電視執照開放的思考。
《2013年"兩岸資訊一體化與新聞事業發展"兩岸四地學術研討會》,9月,廈門。
  Kaman Lee (2012) Role and influence of reporters from Hong Kong & Macau. 2012 Cross-strait Academic Conference on International reporting in the new media: idea & rules, Xian (in Chinese).
李家文 (2012) 新聞傳播中的港澳記者身份影響力。
《2012年"新媒體時代的國際傳播:觀念與規則"兩岸四地學術研討會》,10月,西安。
 

Journal 

  Ni Ning and Kaman Lee (2009) Live Reporting of Hong Kong TV news, Chinese Journal of Journalism & Communication, 173, 66-69 (in Chinese).
倪寧、李家文(2009) 香港電視新聞直播現狀掃描。《國際新聞界》總173期,頁66-69。(Journal listed in CSSCI)
 

Academic Presentations

  “Mediated Public Diplomacy: Case Studies from Five Continents” Presented at the AEJMC, International Communication Division and Institute for International Journalism Pre-conference Session, Chicago, IL, USA, August 2017
  “Innovating Public Diplomacy in the Digital Age-Impact of China’s soft power” Presented at the AEJMC, International Communication Division Pre-conference Session, Minneapolis, MN, USA, August 2016
 

Professional Experience

 

Documentary producer “The Legacy of Ving Tsun” 《守道》

(June 2016-August 2019)

  Documentary producer “Real Time” 《記錄時代》
(January 2016-August 2017)
  Documentary producer “Impact” 《撼動》
(August 2014-October 2015)
  Hong Kong Economic Journal 
Columnist
(May 2014 - Present)
  Wonder Media
Columnist《家文報告》 
(March 2018 - Present)
  HK Cable Television Limited
Host of TV program 《Sunday有理講》
(May 2014 – April 2019)
  Radio Television Hong Kong
Host of TV program 《時代的記錄-鏗鏘集》
(January 2017 – March 2017 )
Commentator of TV program “News Review” 《時事摘錄》
(August 2011 - December 2015)
  Digital Broadcasting Corporation Hong Kong Limited
Host of Radio program "DBC HOME" 《DBC主場》
(June 2013 - September 2016)
  Television Broadcasts Limited
Assistant News Editor (July 2009- June 2010)
Assistant China Editor (April 2007-June 2009)

Bureau Chief of Beijing News Center 
(May 2008 – Sep 2008, May 2007 - Sep 2007, Dec 2005 – Feb 2006, Nov 2003 – June 2004 )
Principal Reporter ( 2005)
Senior Reporter (2003)
News Anchor (2000-2010)
Reporter (1997)
  Hong Kong Baptist University
Part-time Lecturer, Department of Journalism
(Sep 2007 –June 2010)
 

Public Service

  Executive Committee Member of the Hong Kong Press Council
( June 2020-Present)
  Appointed Member of the Panel of Adjudicators of the Obscene Articles Tribunal
(17 Sep 2013-Present)
  Appointed Member of the Hong Kong Catholic Board of Communications
(2011-Present)