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Journalism and Media Studies Centre 香港大學新聞及傳媒研究中心

Contact Information

  • 3917 1155
  • 2858 8736
  • The Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC) of The University of Hong Kong has, since 1999, offered world-class professional journalism education at Asia’s premier university. The need for a vibrant and professional news media has never been greater and at JMSC our experienced, highly skilled instructors and support staff enhance professional standards and bolster journalistic integrity through its teaching programmes, research, professional services and partnerships with media major outlets. The JMSC curriculum is designed to produce graduates for all types of local, regional and international media organisations, whether the graduates ultimately practice in English, Chinese or other languages. Its English language teaching and training is giving the next generation of reporters, editors and foreign correspondents the tools they need to be truly international representatives of the profession. Given Hong Kong’s unique strategic location—as a cosmopolitan Asia-Pacific city, as a gateway to China, and an international financial centre—JMSC is ideally positioned to train the next generation of journalists who will be telling China’s—and Asia’s—story to the world. From reporting and editing to digital technology and advanced audio-visual production and data analysis techniques, JMSC students develop convergent skills enabling them to operate comfortably in all aspects of the industry. In addition, JMSC provides in-depth coverage of specific local conditions by sharply focusing on regional and international media law, censorship in China, media ethics, the rise of disinformation and so-called “fake news”, the role of social media and “citizen journalism”, news literacy, and digital media entrepreneurship. JMSC graduates are highly sought-after by employers and have been hired by international media organisations such as the BBC, Bloomberg, CNN and The New York Times, as well as local news organisations in Hong Kong and mainland China. In addition to its main teaching programmes, the JMSC also offers professional short courses in media and journalism, and organises seminars and public forums to explore critical issues confronting the news media. JMSC also hosts journalists and others to pursue book-writing projects, and has hosted a series of book talks by the Centre’s Writers-in-Residence. The JMSC offers graduate and undergraduate degrees, seminars, workshops and courses for neophytes and news professionals at all levels of expertise. The centre takes advantage of its position at the crossroads of Asia and its proximity to mainland China to design programs and research exploring the exciting changes underway in journalism throughout the region. Personal career guidance and planning are offered to every student, including the centre's superb internship program, and the centre has an up-to-date digital news laboratory and television and radio production facilities. The JMSC is a teaching and research unit. It works in partnership with other HKU departments and faculties as well as with the news industry in Hong Kong and beyond. Students have access to the excellent research facilities, faculties and libraries of the university.
    香港大學新聞及傳媒研究中心位於香港大學歷史悠久的儀禮堂,成立於1999年9月,旨在提高香港和亞洲地區新聞從業人員素質,培育具有國際水準的新聞人才,為國際傳媒業輸送亞洲的聲音。 中心為香港大學教務委員會下設的一個教育及研究機構,與港大的多個院系及香港的新聞各界有著廣泛的合作關係,不僅提供本科與研究生課程,還經常舉辦各種研討會、工作坊,並為新聞從業人士開設各類專業培訓。 新聞自由是香港社會的寶貴財富,而香港大學擁有優秀的研究傳統和豐富的學術資源。中心借助這些資源,通過各類教育和研究項目,幫助香港及亞洲地區的新聞從業人員提升專業水準,並為各界提供一個自由平等的論壇,進一步促進新聞自由,推動本地區新聞業的發展。 中心地處中西之交的香港,為新聞業和學術界,以及本地和國際媒體之間搭建了一座交流溝通的橋樑。來自世界各地、有著不同背景的記者可以聚集在此,探討彼此共同關注的問題,如技術革新、媒體操守、新聞編輯與管理、新聞自由、資訊管道和亞洲媒體的國際地位等等。對於外國記者而言,中心就像一個大家庭。在這裏,他們和香港本地的新聞同僚進行交流,並通過這些工作和學術上的交流不斷擴大自己的關係網絡,從而更深入地瞭解亞洲。

Contact Person

Name & Title Area of Expertise Tel no. / Email / Language
Professor Richburg, Keith B.
Director, Professor of Practice (總監、教授)
  • Chinese government and politics
  • Southeast Asian politics and ASEAN
  • European affairs
  • African politics
  • International relations
  • Media coverage of global issues
  • American presidential politics and campaigns
Tel: 3917 1155
Fax: 2858 8736
Written: English, French (英文、法文)
Spoken: English, French (英語、法語)
Dr Fu, King-wa
Associate Professor (副教授)
  • Political participation and media use
  • Computational media studies
  • Mental health / Suicide and the media
  • Young people's Internet use
Tel: 3917 1643
Fax: 2858 8736
Written: English, Chinese (英文、中文)
Spoken: English, Cantonese, Putonghua (英語、粵語、普通話)
Dr Timmermans, Jeffrey
Director of Bachelor of Journalism Programme and Associate Professor of Practice
  • Business and financial journalism
  • Media coverage of corporations
  • Media coverage of markets
Tel: 3917 4045
Fax: 2858 8736
Written: English (英文)
Spoken: English (英語)
Mr Walsh, Matt
Director of Master of Journalism Programme and Lecturer
  • Broadcast journalism
  • TV news production
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Podcasting
Tel: 3917 1642
Fax: 2858 8736
Written: English (英文)
Spoken: English, Putonghua (英語、普通話)
Mr Sites, Kevin
Associate Professor of Practice (副教授)
  • Advance online and television
  • Backpack journalism
Tel: 3917 1670
Fax: 2858 8736
Written: English (英文)
Spoken: English (英語)
Dr Kajimoto, Masato
Assistant Professor of Practice (助理教授)
  • News literacy
  • Media anthropology
  • Multimedia storytelling
  • Web development and social media
  • Online journalism
  • Japanese media
Tel: 3917 4005
Fax: 2858 8736
Written: English, Japanese (英文、日文)
Spoken: English, Japanese (英語、日語)
Ms Fast, Sharron
Deputy Director of Master of Journalism Programme and Lecturer
  • Human Rights Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Media Law
Tel: 3917 4119
Fax: 2858 8736
Written: English (英文)
Spoken: English (英語)
Last updated on 02/08/2019, by Journalism and Media Studies Centre