IMJ7004 Schedule & Reading List


Introduction to Term 2 lecture: January 6, 2019
Introducing project form, how to compile research sources, and work out research questions

Research Proposal lecture: January 22, 2019
Introducing how to conduct efficient research and to write a research proposal for the project form

Common problems lecture: April 9, 2019 (TBA)
Looking at all the common problems from Project 1

Individual tutorials during the week of May 13, 2019


For a better understanding of the current state of multimedia journalism and the industry, read the report “Journalism, Media and Technology Trends and Predictions 2019” from Reuters Institute.

Make sure you’ve watched all the nominees of this year’s World Press Photo Digital Storytelling contest: and read this year’s judge Xiao Muyi’s reflection on judging the contest (in Chinese):

As you’ve gained most of the multimedia skills in Term 1, one of the most important things to consider when working on your multimedia projects now is to make sure the approach and format you choose are the best for the story you want to tell. Here’s an example of an excellent project done with careful consider on the story angle and choice of multimedia elements. Sixth Tone’s multimedia project “Red Lights Go Gray” and a reflective article on the project (in Chinese)

For a deeper reflection on how to create journalistic photographs in a more meaningful way, read the essay “Words without Pictures” by Jörg Colberg.

You can also read Fred Ritchin’s book “Bending the Frame.” The hard copies in both English and Chinese language are available in our class library.

Many of you may be dealing with delicate issues such as trauma, mental problems and disasters during your reporting. Dart Center is a resource that offer best practices and guidelines for journalists to navigates these sensitive topics:

To keep up with the latest development and trend in industry, here are a few podcast you could listen to. Choose the ones that interest you:

Listen to the podcast with SCMP’s new CEO Gary Liu to better understand the current digital transformation in a media company that’s seeking to expand its audience.

Emily Bell and Heather Chaplin discuss the relationship between platforms and publications:

#metoo is probably one of the biggest story last year. This podcast talks about how to report on #metoo from a solution journalism’s perspective.