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Six winning journalists share experience in HKBU-SOPA Award Winner Forum
The Department of Journalism of the School of Communication invited six winners of the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Awards for Editorial Excellence to participate in the HKBU-SOPA Award Winners Forum 2019 from 21 October to 25 October. Through a public forum, class sharing and workshops, they shared their hands-on journalism experience and knowledge in the digital age with students, faculty, media professionals and the public. The SOPA Awards are regarded as the most prestigious news awards in the Asian media industry.
The six SOPA award winners were:
Mr Andy Lin -- Data Journalist, The Straits Times, member of Excellence in Journalistic Innovation 2019 winning team
Mr Chieu Luu -- Executive Producer of Video, South China Morning Post, member of Excellence in Video Reporting 2019 winning team;
Mr Elroi Yee -- Deputy Executive Producer, R.AGE in Malaysia, member of Excellence in Journalistic Innovation 2019 winning team;
Ms Jin Wu -- Visual Editor, The New York Times, member of Excellence in Journalistic Innovation 2019 winning team;
Ms Natasha Khan -- Reporter, The Wall Street Journal, member of Honourable Mention in Journalistic Innovation 2019 winning team;
Ms Victoria Milko -- Multimedia Journalist, Frontier Myanmar, member of Honourable Mention in Human Rights Reporting 2019 winning team
Mr Cliff Buddle, Chair of the Editorial Committee at SOPA and Editor of Special Projects of the South China Morning Post officiated the opening ceremony on 22 October. Following the Ceremony, the six winners took part in the forum on “How is digital innovation changing investigative journalism in Asia?”.
The six winners discuss the impact of digital innovation on investigative journalism in the forum.