Hong Kong Baptist University
Department of Journalism
Our journalism program was founded in 1968, and many of the city’s top media professionals are our journalism graduates. Our department is proud of our long history and works hard to provide one of the top professional and theoretical journalism programs in Asia.
Integration Of Experience
In & Out of The Classroom
We emphasise both theory & practice
Our courses cover everything from multiplatform professional skills and big data to media theory, law and ethics. We nurture and build creative, critical and analytical thinking skills, and graduates of the journalism programme fill many leadership roles in the media industry.
Journalism was the first course offered by the Department of Communication when it was founded in 1968, and remains one of the best-known courses in the university. The course became a Department of its own within the new School of Communication in 1991. Today, our journalism major is offered under the four-year Bachelor of Communication (Honours) programme with three concentrations: Chinese Journalism, Data and Media Communication & International Journalism.
Hong Kong Baptist College is founded in Kowloon Tong.
The Department of Communication is founded with Journalism as one of three diploma courses offered.
The experimental student newspapers - The Young Reporter and San Po Yan - are first published in English and Chinese. Today, these are two of the longest running student-run newspapers in Hong Kong.
The Young Broadcaster, the first closed-circuit, campus-based TV broadcasting channel in Southeast Asia of its kind, is established. Today, broadcast students produce newscasts on student-run platform Broadcast News Network.
The Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Communication is launched. Journalism is established as a major.
Hong Kong Baptist College becomes Hong Kong Baptist University, now one of eight publicly funded universities in Hong Kong.
The Institute for Journalism and Society is founded and the first Pulitzer Prize Winners Workshop is launched. The MA in International Journalism Studies programme is also launched.
The Communication and Visual Arts building is opened with 11 stories and more than 9,000 sq. feet. Journalism students attend most of their courses here.
The university changes from a three-year programme to a four-year programme. Journalism students can now choose to focus on Chinese Journalism, Data and Media Communication or International Journalism.
The first HKBU-SOPA Award Winners Forum is organized. Financial Journalism Concentration is launched.
The Data & News Society formed to promote the collaboration of data and news.
The interdisciplinary Data and Media Communication Concentration offered with the Department of Computer Science is introduced.