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Videos from the FCC’s April Journalism Conference

On April 23, the FCC proudly hosted a journalism conference, “Covering News in the Era of Digital Disruption.” Our club welcomed 180 participants, including more than 30 speakers.

A team of 11 undergraduate students from HKU’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC) covered the conference. Split into teams of reporters/camerapeople, the students carried out simultaneous interviews in the short breaks between panel discussions and workshops.

For the students, who had just completed a three-month intensive TV news production course, this was a great opportunity to work on a real story, identify sharp story angles and work on short edits suitable for YouTube and the web. This was also a great opportunity for them to meet some of the finest journalists in the profession!

Here is the full playlist of the conference videos on HKU’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuY4v8riFpENCLoRPhE8aOgqHweTlBHAF

The videos:

Moving away from the tyranny of clicks: be smart, shine light in dark corners (featuring our president, the WSJ’s Neil Western & AFP’s Philippe Massonnet): youtu.be/2ppD2l_BQcM

Five tips to get through a journalism job interview (featuring the NYT’s Phil Pan& Bloomberg News’ David Merritt): youtu.be/_li5dCkwNf8

Traditional media embraces digital and mobile revolution (featuring Pan, Merritt & the FT’s Jamil Anderlini): youtu.be/suwxVKpwUyk

Photojournalism in the age of smartphones (featuring AFP’s Pedro Ugarte): youtu.be/HexekAo3pNQ

Best practice for verifying information on Chinese social media (featuring China Media Project’s David Bandurski): youtu.be/806Wk11qkpw

Cybersecurity: “The threats are huge, and journalists don’t take them seriously enough”(featuring the Guardian’s Ewen MacAskill via video link & information security consultant Leo Weese): youtu.be/l8XCxIlBZBU

Covering conflict and disaster with compassion (featuring AFP Marc Lavine): youtu.be/GtSwzAPdPn8

AFP donated dozens of videos and photos, which were extensively used to illustrate some of the videos. The event was also written about on the JMSC’s website: jmsc.hku.hk/2016/05/jmsc-students-use-creative-techniques-to-cover-journalism-conference/