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HKBU launches Asia-Pacific Journalism Review
The Institute for Journalism and Society under the School of Communication at HKBU has launched the first edition of the Asia-Pacific Journalism Review (APJR) on 15 July 2021. The APJR is a bilingual professional publication, and the team behind the periodical aim to publish it every four months. It has a number of regular sections and each issue will feature articles by heavyweights in journalism. Mr Raymond Li, Associate Professor of Practice of the Department of Journalism is the editor.
The inaugural issue includes a special feature on fact-checking in Greater China, with contributions from fact-checking teams in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Prominent US journalism scholar Professor Michael Schudson, author of Why Journalism Still Matters, has also penned the first guest article for the publication.
The APJR will also interview outstanding practitioners who have had a lasting impact on journalism. Dr Raymond R Wong, who is known as the “godfather” of journalism in Hong Kong, was interviewed for the first issue. “Letter to Young Journalists” is a platform where outstanding personalities from different walks of life are invited to engage with budding journalists. The first letter has come from Mr John Chen, a prominent novelist in the Chinese-speaking world. Other sections include dialogue with editors, film review, book review and industry trends.
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The team behind the Asia-Pacific Journalism Review aim to publish it every four months, and each issue will feature articles by heavyweights in journalism.