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Updated: 24 October 2016

HKBU to open 7th Pulitzer Prize Winners Workshop and hold “Bearing Witness: The Reporting of Human Triumphs and Failings” forum Tomorrow

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 seven winners of the US media industry’s most prestigious award, the Pulitzer Prize, to share their insights with University members, students, media professionals and the public at its 7th Pulitzer Prize Winners Workshop from 24 October to 28 October.

The seven Pulitzer Prize winners will share with participants their winning stories including “Seafood from Slaves”, which won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in the Public Service category, through the public forums, lectures and classes.

The seven winners are listed as follows:
Professor William Snyder, Chair of the Photojournalism Programme, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA; leader of 2006 Breaking News Photography winning team.
Mr. Ben C. Solomon, member of 2015 International Reporting winning team
Ms. Esther Htusan, member of 2016 Public Service winning team
Mr. George Rodrigue, member of 1994 International Reporting winning team
Ms. Kristen Graham, member of 2012 Public Service winning team
Ms. Robin McDowell, member of 2016 Public Service winning team
Ms. Susan Snyder, member of 2012 Public Service winning team

A ceremony will be held tomorrow to mark the opening of the Workshop. Details are as follows:
Date: 25 October 2016 (Tuesday)
Time: 3:30 pm
Venue: Dr Hari Harilela Lecture Theatre (WLB103), The Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies, Shaw Campus (new campus), HKBU, Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong

Officiating guests:
Mr Leung Ka-wing, JP, Director of Broadcasting
Professor Franklin Luk, Vice-President (Academic), Hong Kong Baptist University

Following the opening ceremony, the eminent visitors will participate in a Forum on “Bearing Witness: The Reporting of Human Triumphs and Failings” at 4:15 pm. Members of the media and the public are welcome to join.

The workshop is a unique initiative in Asia. Every two years, four to eight Pulitzer Prize winners are invited to the HKBU campus for a week 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. During their time at HKBU, the visitors will give open lectures to share their insights on their areas of expertise and other major fields of journalism. For details of this year’s visiting winners and other activities, please visit: For enquiries, members of the public may contact the Department of Journalism of the School of Communication at 3411-5078.


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