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Updated: 16 Nov 2012繁體

HKBU to open 5th Pulitzer Prize Winners Workshop on Tuesday followed by a forum on "Quality Journalism in the Digital World"

To advance journalistic education and practice in the Greater China region, the Department of Journalism under the School of Communication of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has invited six winners of the US media industry's most prestigious award, the Pulitzer Prize, and two guest speakers to share their insights with University members, students, media professionals and the public at its 5th Pulitzer Prize Winners Workshop from 19 November until 24 November.

The six Pulitzer Prize winners visiting HKBU this year are Mr. Clifford J. Levy, 2003 winner for Investigative Reporting and member of the 2011 winning team for International Reporting; Mr. Craig F. Walker, 2010 and 2012 winner for Feature Photography; Ms. Paige St. John, 2011 winner for Investigative Reporting; Ms. Sara Ganim, member of the 2012 winning team for Local Reporting; Mr. James V. Grimaldi, member of the 2006 winning team for Investigative Reporting; and Mr. Bill Adair, member of the 2009 winning team for National Reporting. The other two guest speakers are Ms. Julie Dressner, documentary filmmaker, and Ms. Jamie E. Cotton, freelance photographer.

A Ceremony will be held on Tuesday to mark the opening of the Workshop. Details are as follows:

Date:

20 November 2012 (Tuesday)

Time:

3 pm

Venue:

AAB201, Level 2, Administration and Academic Building, Baptist University Road Campus (new campus), HKBU, 15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong

Officiating guests:
Mr. Stephen Young, Consul General, US Consulate General Hong Kong

Mr. Wilfred Wong, Chairman of the Council and the Court, HKBU

Professor Franklin Luk, Vice-President (Academic), HKBU

Following the ceremony, the visitors will participate in a Forum on "Quality Journalism in the Digital World" at 4 pm. Members of the media and the public are welcome to join.

The workshop is a unique initiative in Asia. Each year, four to seven Pulitzer Prize winners are invited to the HKBU campus for two weeks of academic exchange to enhance the quality of journalistic education and global vision among professional journalists.

You are cordially invited to send reporters/photographers to cover the above events. For details of this year's visiting winners, guest speakers and other activities, please visit: http://ppww.hkbu.edu.hk/eng. For enquiries, members of the public may contact the Department of Journalism of the School of Communication at 3411 5078.