Journalism fresh graduates and alumni scoop Consumer Rights Reporting Awards
Two fresh graduates of the Department of Journalism won honours in the 20th Consumer Rights Reporting Awards in the Campus Category. Mak Kwan-wai scooped the Gold Award with a news story exploring the efficacy of homeopathic treatment, while Wan Hoi-ching received the Silver Award for her investigative story about the hygiene concerns arising over some of the temporary beauty parlours. Both stories were published in the student publication San Po Yan.
In addition, eight journalism alumni recorded outstanding achievements in different categories. Reporter Ms Sin Wan-kei, who received the 20th Anniversary Grand Award, has won the highest number of awards in the contest over the years. In the Audio category this year, the Gold, Silver and Bronze honours all went to HKBU journalism alumni.
Jointly organised by the Consumer Council, the Hong Kong Journalists Association and the Hong Kong Press Photographers Association, the 20th Consumer Rights Reporting Awards received a total of 155 entries.
Wan Hoi-ching (centre) and two journalism alumni attended the prize presentation ceremony of the 20th Consumer Rights Reporting Awards.