Faculty of Social Sciences
Journalism & Media Studies
Offered As: Minor
URL: https://jmsc.hku.hk/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/Minor-in-JMS-2023-2024_Final.pdf
*Open to students of other Faculties:
Credits: 36
What is it about? The Minor in Journalism and Media Studies seeks to provide students with basic learning and experience for entry-level professional journalism. Our objectives fall into three broad categories - conceptual, applied and critical thinking - that converge to give our students in-depth learning and the ability to continue learning at a high level as each individual's situation demands. The program aims to help students:
- understand the role of journalism in a global society;
- understand ethical principles of gathering information;
- appreciate diversity in all its forms, and be able to navigate journalistically across cultural boundaries;
- demonstrate basic competency in journalistic writing for a wide range of media products;
- know how to gather information efficiently and ethically from a wide range of human and recorded sources;
- understand the use of technology in producing professional journalism, from the written word to multimedia production systems; and
- detect logical flaws and information gaps in journalistic products.
Offering Faculty/ Department/ School/Institute Journalism and Media Studies Centre

Pre-requisite requirements and/or other conditions for declaring the major/minor Minor:
JMSC1001 & JMSC1005
For details, please check with the Journalism and Media Studies Centre.
Career opportunities Job prospects are not confined to the media: the training received at the JMSC has equipped graduates for careers in fields as diverse as banking, finance, public relations and government service. For details, please check with the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, Faculty or CEDARS (Careers & Placement)
Further information https://www.socsc.hku.hk/fw/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/BSocSc_2022-23.pdf (pp.59-60)

Contact Wylie Cheung
T: (852) 3917-1156
E: wyliec@hku.hk
* Note: Students pursuing curricula with major / minor programme(s) must complete at least one major programme from their home Faculties upon graduation. Disclaimer: The information mainly applies to students admitted in 2023-24 and thereafter. For students from different cohorts, the information is only for reference. Please check with Faculty/offering department for details. The pre-requisite requirements / conditions are subject to changes by Faculties from time to time, and students are advised to check with their Faculty Office in case of doubt.