For 2015 and previous intakes:

Film and Media Arts Journalism Organizational Communication Public Relations and
Advertising

 

For 2016 intake onwards:

Journalism

 

 

The Journalism Major offers three Concentrations:

 

Chinese Journalism Concentration provides a professional education for students who aspire to work in the Chinese-language media. Apart from acquiring news writing and reporting skills in Chinese (Cantonese/Mandarin), students develop their analytical thinking skills by taking courses in media literacy, press law and communication research.*

 

International Journalism Concentration prepares students for the important role of informing Hong Kong about the world and the world about Hong Kong. Developing students’ writing and reporting skills in English is the core mission of the programme. Students receive a comprehensive education in the techniques of print, broadcast and web-based journalism. Theoretical courses in media systems, global news and press law are also offered.*

Data and Media Communication Concentration
is jointly offered by the Department of Journalism and the Department of Computer Science. This Concentration provides students with the cutting-edge interdisciplinary knowledge and skills in data and media communication needed for the changing landscape of today's media industries. Students are equipped with the essential skills of data journalism, including news gathering, investigative reporting, data-driven storytelling and news visualization.

* Chinese Journalism and International Journalism students could also opt to specialize in one of the following three streams: Broadcast Journalism, Financial Journalism or General.

 

Internship

The Department will work with the industry closely to arrange internship positions for our undergraduate students. The internship normally lasts for a t least two months at the end of the third year.

 

Summer Internship Organization Lists

  • Agence France-Presse
  • AM730
  • Apple Daily
  • Associated Press Television News
  • Boom Magazine
  • China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Government Information Service
  • HK01
  • Hong Kong Economic Journal
  • Hong Kong Commercial Broadcasting Co. Ltd.
  • Initium Media
  • International New York Times
  • Metro Daily
  • Metro Radio
  • Ming Pao
  • Next Digital
  • NOW TV
  • Radio Television Hong Kong
  • Sky Post
  • South China Morning Post
  • Television Broadcasts Ltd.
  • Tencent Holdings
  • The i-Cable
  • The Standard
  • Thomson Reuters Hong Kong Ltd.
  • Wen Wei Po
  • Xinhua News Agency
  • Yazhou Zhoukan

 

Exchange / Study Tour

The Department of Journalism encourages its students to take an exchange semester at an overseas university, and also welcomes their counterparts from overseas to our classes. Exchange programmes are arranged at three levels: University-wide, School and departmental level. School and Department exchanges usually allow J-students to study at the partner university similar subjects to those they would take here so that the credit units can be transferred, and they will graduate at the normal time.

 

Career Prospects

Many graduates of Journalism Major become reporters, editors, correspondents and producers in print, electronic and online media. Others move into related fields such as public relations, marketing, business and commerce, government service and education. Some pursue further studies in Hong Kong or overseas. We have a good number of winners of prestigious media awards and scholarships for postgraduate studies abroad.