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
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/
The Human Rights Press Awards are run by the FCC, Amnesty International Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The 22nd annual awards were held on May 12, 2018, in a ceremony at the FCC. Click here to find out who won.