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Dr. Judith Clarke
Associate Professor
(852) 3411-7465

After ten years with Asiaweek magazine, mostly based in Hong Kong but including a two-year posting in Bangkok as Indochina correspondent, Dr. Clarke joined HKBU in 1990. She has a degree in Russian Studies and Sociology from Birmingham University in England and an MA in Asian Studies from the University of Hong Kong, as well as a PhD in history, also from Hong Kong U. Her thesis examined the political influences on international media coverage of the conflict in Cambodia in the 1980s. She maintains her research interest in Cambodia and other areas of Southeast Asia. She also teaches international and comparative news as well as professional journalism subjects. She has led ten postgraduate study tours to Cambodia, and taken undergraduate groups to Myanmar, London and Brisbane.

Classes taught
  • Reporting Southeast Asia
  • Entrepreneurial Journalism
  • Beat Reporting
  • Advanced Reporting and Writing
  • Comparative and International News
Research & Teaching Interests
  • Media in Southeast Asia
  • Entrepreneurial journalism

Selected Publications
  • J. Clarke. Entrepreneurial journalism in Southeast Asia and Greater China. Routledge. In progress.
2015
  • J. Clarke. Publish or die? The academic journalist must be an academic. Asia Pacific Media Educator, 25(1), 1-5.
2014
2011
  • J. Clarke and M. Bromley (Eds.). International news in the digital age: East-West perceptions of a new world order. New York: Routledge.
  • M. Bromley and J. Clarke. Continuity and change in international news: an introduction. In J. Clarke and M. Bromley (Eds.). International news in the digital age: East-West perceptions of a new world order. New York: Routledge. 3-22.
2010
  • J. Clarke. Cambodia: educating journalists in a world of poverty, corruption and power abuse. In B. Josephi (Ed.). Journalism education in a challenging environment. Peter Lang Publishers. 53-70.
  • J. Clarke. Commentary: Journalism education and the reality of journalism practice, Asia Pacific Media Educator, 20, 2010, 225-230.
    Available at: http://ro.uow.edu.au/apme/vol1/iss20/22
2008
  • J. Zhang and J. Clarke. Blogging in China: a force for social change. Australian Journalism Review, 30(1): 3-12.
2007
  • J. Clarke. Cambodian landmines leader writes his memoirs.” Review, S. Sotha, In the shade of a quiet killing place: a personal memoir, Heaven Lake Press. Phnom Penh Post, Issue 16 / 20, October 5-18.
  • J. Clarke. Cambodia: Educating journalists in a world of poverty, corruption and power abuse. Chapter in B. Josephi (Ed.). Journalism education in a challenging environment. In print.
2006
  • J. Clarke. Press freedom and development: an examination of the models of the press that have emerged in Cambodia. Australian Journalism Review, 28/2: 5-22.
    J. Clarke. Digital media and development in Southeast Asia. Media Development, LIII/3: 43-46.
2005
  • J. Clarke. International aid to the news sector in Cambodia. Chapter in Michael Bromley and Angela Romano (eds.) Journalism and democracy in Asia. Oxford: New York: Routledge. 41-53.
    J. Clarke. Online media in the post-dotcom world. Media Digest, 3/2005: 14-15.
2006
  • J. Clarke. Press freedom and development: an examination of the models of the press that have emerged in Cambodia. Australian Journalism Review, 28/2: 5-22.
  • J. Clarke. Digital media and development in Southeast Asia. Media Development, LIII/3: 43-46.
2005
  • J. Clarke. International aid to the news sector in Cambodia. Chapter in Michael Bromley and Angela Romano (eds.) Journalism and democracy in Asia. Oxford: New York: Routledge. 41-53.
  • J. Clarke. Online media in the post-dotcom world. Media Digest, 3/2005: 14-15.
2004
  • J. Clarke and T. Hamlett. Freedom of expression under Hong Kong’s second post-handover administration: a comparison with a pre-handover study. Free Speech Yearbook 2002-2003, 40: 83-95.
  • J. Clarke. The struggle for international news in the digital age. Media Digest (RTHK), 5/2004: 10-11.
  • J. Clarke. Challenges in the online media sector in the post-dot.com world. Media Asia. 31/2: 79-81.
  • J. Clarke. New communication technology: the Asian struggle. Chapter in Steven Gan, James Gomez and Uwe Johannen (eds.), Asian cyberactivism: freedom of expression & media censorship. Bangkok: Friedrich Naumann Foundation. 2-31
Community work
  • Judith Clarke is an avid supporter of animal welfare and has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the SPCA(HK), since 2000.