Funded scholarships for new area of focus at Journalism and Media Studies Centre

Funded scholarships

Feb 2012

Google will fund two full-tuition scholarships for Master of Journalism candidates with solid computer technology backgrounds. The scholarships will provide support for the field of data journalism, one of the new areas of focus at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC) of HKU.

“As technology develops at break-neck speed, the industry needs developers and programmers who are knowledgeable about journalism. We are grateful for the support of Google, which helps the JMSC advance the frontiers of journalism education,” said Professor Chan Yuen-ying, Director of the JMSC.

The JMSC, Asia’s premier journalism school, offers a professional master’s degree programme taught by an international faculty of veteran journalists and media scholars.

The scholarships will cover full tuition for the 2012-13 academic year, and shall be awarded on the basis of academic merit or outstanding experience to those with a keen interest in pursuing a media-related career. The scholarships are to foster the uses of computational methods and digital technologies for news gathering, organisation, storytelling, massive data analysis and visualisation while upholding the highest quality of journalism and professional ethics.

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