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10-11:30am
Lecture: "How to Make Contest Winning Pictures: an Analysis of Prize Winning Entries and Critique of Student Photographs"
Speaker: John Kaplan

Venue: NAB209*

10-11:30am
Lecture: "Public Broadcasting - Combining the Best of Newspapering and Broadcast TV"
Speaker: Gwen Ifill

Venue: RRS905#


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10-11:30am
Lecture: "Survive and Thrive! Meeting the challenges of Today's News Media"
Speakers: John Kaplan & Gene Foreman

Venue: WLB204*

10-11:30am
Lecture: "Online Digging: Tips and Tricks"
Speaker: Steve Stecklow

Venue: NAB209

10-11:30am
Lecture:
"Covering the 2008 Olympics: A View of China"

Speaker: Mei Fong
Venue: WLB203*

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10am-12nn
Forum: "Social changes and Journalism challenges in HK, Mainland China and US"
Participants: All Pulitzer Prize winning participants Facilitator: Kin-ming Liu, Huang Yu

Venue: WLB203



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10am-12nn
Lecture: "The Essentials of Journalism"
Speaker: Gene Foreman & Amy Goldstein

Lecture: "Remembering Danny Pearl"
Speaker: Steve Stecklow

Lecture for Mingpao campus reporters
Venue: WLB204

 

 

2:30-4pm
Lecture: "From Backdated Stock Options to Fair Trade Coffee: The Stories Behind Some Investigative Probes"
Speaker: Steve Stecklow

Venue: RRS905


2:30-4pm
Lecture: "9/11 and Its Consequences: Building the Story from the Ground Up"
Speaker: Amy Goldstein

Venue: NAB209

2:30-4pm
Lecture:
"Covering the 2008 Olympics: A View of China"

Speaker: Mei Fong

Venue: NAB209

3:00-5:45pm
Inauguration Ceremony Cum Forum

"The Impact of Technologies and Globalization on News Reporting and the News Industry"
Participants: All Pulitzer Prize winning participants Facilitator: Leon Dash
(By invitation only)


2:00-3:30pm
Concurrent forums

"Global Journalism and Financial Reporting"
Speaker: Steve Stecklow
Facilitator: Kenneth Howe

Venue: WLB204


"Surviving Torture: Social Responsibility in Visual Communications"
Speaker: John Kaplan Facilitator: Lynette Sheridan Burns

Venue: NAB209


3:45-5:15pm
Concurrent forums

"International conflict and war reporting"
Speaker: Peter Arnett
Facilitator: Tim Hamlett

Venue: WLB203


"Issues of Explanatory and Investigative Reporting"
Speakers: Michael Vitez, Amy Goldstein, Mei Fong
Facilitator: Claudia Mo

Venue: WLB204

 

2:00-4:15pm
Open Lecture
Venue: Lam Woo International Conference Centre


"Live from the Battlefield"

Speaker: Peter Arnett

"Rocky Stories"
Speaker: Michael Vitez

*Registration is required.

Participants will have a chance to get a copy of Peter Arnett's book "Live from the Battlefield" and Michael Vitez's "Rocky Stories"

Secondary students and the general public are welcome

 
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Lecture at Macau University
Speaker: Peter Arnett

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Lecture at United International College (Zhuhai)
Speaker: Michael Vitez

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2:30-4:30pm

Chatting with Students
Venue: NAB209

Peter Arnett, Luqiu Luwei, the first woman reporter to cover the Afghanistan war, now Executive News Editor of Phoenix TV, and Prof Huang Yu, Head of Department of Journalism, Hong Kong Baptist University, will join the discussion.

         

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Please click the title for talk description.

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The lectures are primarily for HKBU students, but are also open to interested parties subject to seat availability on a first-come-first-served basis.

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However, it would be helpful if you would register for the programs for our better preparation. Individual registration: please register on-line or download the individual registration form and fax it back to us. Group registration: please download group registration form. Enquiries: T: (852) 3411-7686; ppww@hkbu.edu.hk; F: (852) 2336-1691.

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Apart from the forum following the Inauguration Ceremony, all lectures and forums will take place in Shaw Campus and Ho Sin Hang Campus, HKBU. Campus map here.

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Oct 18 forums: media professionals, journalism/media/communication students and teachers are welcome.

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Oct 20 Open Lecture: the public and secondary school students and teachers are welcome. Registration is required.

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All the lectures and forums will be conducted in English.

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NAB209, WLB203 and WLB204 is located at Lam Woo International Conference Centre, Shaw Campus, HKBU.

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RRS905: 9/F, Sir Run Run Shaw Building, Ho Sin Hang Campus, HKBU.



Lecture: "How to Make Contest Winning Pictures: an Analysis of Prize Winning Entries and Critique of Student Photographs"
Oct 15, 2007 (Mon), 10:00-11:30am
Speaker:John Kaplan
Venue: NAB209

In this lecture, Kaplan will share his experiences of how he developed his Prize winning entries and other master pieces. He will also critique on students' entries for a photo contest held for the purpose of this lecture. The owner of the three best entries will get Kaplan's book "Photo Portfolio Success".

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Lecture: "Public Broadcasting íV Combining the Best of Newspapering and Broadcast TV"
Oct 15, 2007 (Mon), 10:00-11:30am
Speaker: Gwen Ifill
Venue: RRS905

Gwen Ifill is of the view that public broadcasting is providing the best of both worlds, i.e. the depth of newspapering with the immediate impact of broadcast television. She will also talk about the impact of new technologies on the operation and quality of broadcast TV.

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Lecture: "From Backdated Stock Options to Fair Trade Coffee: The Stories Behind Some Investigative Probes"
Oct 15, 2007 (Mon), 2:30-4:00pm
Speaker: Steve Stecklow
Venue: RRS905

Stecklow will examine some of the investigative probes he has worked on in recent years, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning series on backdated stock options and the fair-trade coffee phenomenon, with particular emphasis on how the stories were generated and reported.

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Lecture: "9/11 and Its Consequences: Building the Story from the Ground Up"
Oct 15, 2007 (Mon), 2:30-4:00pm
Speaker: Amy Goldstein
Venue: NAB209

Goldstein will explain the methodology that went into two Pulitzer Prize winning stories: an anatomy of how the 9/11 hijackers carried out their plot, and an early portrait of the U.S. government's campaign to detain potential terrorist suspects. These stories were built from the ground up by piecing together small fragments of information -- almost entirely from public documents and street reporting. She also will explain how these stories led to a vein of interesting reporting afterwards.

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Lecture: "Covering the 2008 Olympics: A View of China"
Oct 16, 2007 (Tue), 2:30-4:00pm Venue: NAB209
Oct 17, 2007 (Wed), 10-11:30am Venue: WLB203
Speaker: Mei Fong

Although the Games are still little over a year away, they have already generated extensive coverage with stories ranging from treatment of migrant workers to China's woeful environmental problems, blistering economic growth, and even weather control. Throughout this massive nation, the Games have swollen into a civic project of historic scale, designed to showcase the emergence of Beijing and much of China from a developing country into a first-world power. The talk will cover some issues ranging from the workings of the International Olympic Committee to Games financing -- no small matter in one of the most successful and lucrative show-biz franchises in the world--to the logistics of Games coverage. Participants should be prepared to participate in group discussion and working exercises.

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Lecture: "Survive and Thrive! Meeting the Challenges of Today's News Media"
Oct 17, 2007 (Wed), 10:00-11:30am
Speakers: John Kaplan, Gene Foreman
Venue: WLB204

Kaplan and Foreman, both journalist-turned-professors, will talk about the current state of the news industry and the particular challenges and opportunities of our times. Kaplan will talk about specifically changes in newsrooms in regard to visual communications, and Foreman will view the changes from the perspective of a newsroom manager. They will also discuss the potential pitfalls now facing an industry in rapid transition, including ethical considerations.

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Lecture: "Online Digging: Tips and Tricks"
Oct 17, 2007 (Wed), 10:00-11:30am
Speaker: Steve Stecklow
Venue: NAB209

In this lecture, Stecklow will talk about how to make use of search engines like Google, online phone directories and other tools in preparing for his stories, with a focus on how to track people down.

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Forum: "The Impact of Technologies and Globalization on News Reporting and the News Industry"
Oct 17, 2007 (Wed), 4:00-5:45pm
Speakers: Peter Arnett, John Kaplan, Michael Vitez, Amy Goldstein, Steve Stecklow, Mei Fong
Facilitator: Leon Dash

Technological developments have changed the ways we live. Life is easier and yet more difficult. We have more conveniences but anything happens in the other corner of the world may have an impact on us. The same is true to the news media. The forum will discuss how technological advancement and globalization may bear upon the ways and quality of news reporting as well as the news industry.

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Forum: "Social Changes and Journalism Challenges in HK, Mainland China and US"
Oct 18, 2007 (Thur), 10:00am-12:00nn
Speakers: Peter Arnett, John Kaplan, Michael Vitez, Amy Goldstein, Steve Stecklow, Mei Fong
Facilitator: Kin-ming Liu, Huang Yu
Venue: WLB203

Developments in modern life, such as better education opportunities, higher standards of living, as well as pollution and uneven distribution of resources not only affect our daily living, but also pose challenges to the media. What are these challenges? How are they tackled by the media? And how are they similar to and different than each other in HK, Mainland China and US? The forum will address these issues from different perspectives, drawing the expertise and experiences of the Pulitzer Prize winners.

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Forum: "Global Journalism and Financial Reporting"
Oct 18, 2007 (Thur), 2:00-3:30pm
Speaker: Steve Stecklow
Facilitator: Kenneth Howe
Venue: WLB204

Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Stecklow of the Wall Street Journal is not a conventional financial reporter. He hasn't covered the markets, or IPOs, and rarely touches an earnings report. But the investigative reporter for the Wall Street Journal has a great deal to tell about business and finance from his 30 years of reporting on such complex stories as the U.S. stock options backdating scandal, corruption in the UN's oil-for-food program and the career of Rupert Murdoch. In an informal discussion, Mr Stecklow -- who, with three colleagues, shared the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for public service -- will tell us the back story -- what leads him to a story; how he reports and investigates; how he develops sources; and just how broad a field financial journalism is. Questions from the audience are welcome.

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Forum: "Surviving Torture: Social Responsibilities in Visual Communications"
Oct 18, 2007 (Thu), 2:00-3:30pm
Speaker: John Kaplan
Facilitator: Lynette Sheridan Burns
Venue: NAB209

In this forum, Kaplan will present a slide show of his "Torture" project and discuss the methods to gather first person written accounts from the survivors. The forum will also tackle the ethical and personal issues for a journalist working in a fraught environment, the role of journalism in determining what we understand about other cultures, and social responsibility in all forms of journalism.

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Forum: "International conflict and war reporting"
Oct 18, 2007 (Thu), 3:45-5:15pm
Speaker: Peter Arnett
Facilitator: Tim Hamlett

Venue: WLB203
International conflict has always been a focus of the media since its impact is felt not only locally but in every part of the world. Having been a war reporter for 45 years, Arnett has a lot to share. The forum will discuss issues such as taking risks, reporting against your own country, press freedom, etc.

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Forum: "Issues of Explanatory and Investigative Reporting"
Oct 18, 2007 (Thu), 3:45-5:15pm
Speakers: Michael Vitez, Amy Goldstein, Mei Fong
Facilitator: Claudia Mo
Venue: WLB204

Three Pulitzer Prize winners specializing in explanatory and investigative reporting will share their experience of gathering information, interviewing and writing the stories. Were there hiccups, hurdles and self-censorship involved? And any repercussion or threats -- legal or otherwise -- afterwards? Mo will host the discussion and also find out how applicable the speakers' experience could apply in the local context.

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Lecture: "The Essentials of Journalism"
Oct 20, 2007 (Sat), 10am-12nn
Speakers: Amy Goldstein, Gene Foreman
Venue: WLB204

In the lecture, Goldstein will talk about how early reporting she did as a student laid groundwork for a professional career. She also will talk about the elements of reporting such as what a reporter does and does not do and what constitutes journalistic thinking. Foreman will further expand on journalism ethics. He'll talk about the experience he has had as an editor and a teacher of journalism ethics, and the research he is currently doing for his textbook on the subject.

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Lecture: "Remembering Danny Pearl"
October 20, 2007 (Sat), 10:00-12:00nn
Speaker: Steve Stecklow
Venue: NAB209

Danny Pearl was an American journalist who was kidnapped and murdered in Karachi, Pakistan. At the time of his kidnapping, Pearl had been investigating the case of Richard Reid, the shoe bomber, and alleged links between Al Qaeda and Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence. In this lecture, Stecklow will talk about two investigative pieces he did with Pearl in the year before he was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan

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Open Lecture
Oct 20, 2007 (Sat), 2:00-4:15pm
Venue: Lam Woo International Conference Centre

"Live from the Battlefield"

Speaker: Peter Arnett

The legendary war reporter Peter Arnett, who had the opportunity to interview Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden, will be in town to share with you his 45-year experience as a war reporter.

 

"Rocky Stories"
Speaker: Michael Vitez

The Academy Award winning movie, Rocky, starring Sylvester Stallone, is over 30 years old. Yet every day people come from the world over to run the steps of the Philadelphia museum of Art like Rocky did in the movie. In this lecture, Vitez will present a slide show and talk about the people he met there, and why they ran. He'll also talk about how he has come up with the story idea and how he developed the story.

Participants will have a chance to get a copy of Peter Arnett's book "Live from the Battlefield" and Michael Vitez's "Rocky Stories"

*Registration is required

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Chatting with Students: In Face of Danger and the Ever-changing Media Environment
Oct 22, 2007 (Mon), 2:30-4:30pm
Venue: NAB209

"HELP! One Reporter's View of the Struggle to Save a Big City American Newspaper"
Speaker: Michael Vitez

In this lecture, Vitez will talk about how the newspaper world has changed in his 28 years, and where he thinks it is headed. He will talk specifically about what has happened to his newspaper, a major American metropolitan daily newspaper "Philadelphia Inquirer", and will also share his views about where the paper should go.

"COMING IN FROM THE COLD: A War Reporter's Date with Academia"
Speaker: Peter Arnett

From Vietnam War to the Gulf Wars, Arnett has been a war reporter for 45 years. In this lecture, he'll give an account of his life as a war reporter, and the consequences of that reporting.

"From Vinny's Gym to Air Force One íV a Reporter's Odyssey"
Speaker: Amy Goldstein

The Washington Post, one of the United States' most influential newspapers, is evolving rapidly as it searches for new ways to remain relevant to readers in print and on-line. Goldstein will talk about changes in the newsroom, as well as The Post's enduring values and standards that have shaped her stories over the years as a national reporter íV covering scandals, tragedies, fine points of social policy, and the White House.

Luqiu Luwei, the first woman reporter to cover the Afghanistan war, now Executive News Editor of Phoenix TV, and Prof Huang Yu, Head of Department of Journalism, Hong Kong Baptist University, will join the discussion.


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Thank you for your interest in our Workshop. Please click the sessions you wish to attend. Your information would help us make better preparation. Please note that HKBU students have priority to attend the lectures and seats are offered on a first-come-first-served basis. So please arrive early.

Oct 15 (Mon) 10:00-11:30am - Concurrent Lectures (You can only choose either one)
 How to Make Contest Winning Pictures: an Analysis of Prize Winning Entries and Critique of Student Photographs (Venue: NAB209)
 Public Broadcasting íV Combining the Best of Newspapering and Broadcast TV (Venue: RRS905)
Oct 15 (Mon) 2:30-4:00pm - Concurrent Lectures (You can only choose either one)
 From Backdated Stock Options to Fair Trade Coffee: The Stories Behind Some Investigative Probes (Venue: RRS905)
 9/11 and Its Consequences: Building the Story from the Ground Up (Venue: NAB209)
Oct 16 (Tue) 2:30-4:00am Lecture (Venue: NAB209)
 Covering the 2008 Olympics: A View of China
Oct 17 (Wed) 10:00-11:30am - Concurrent Lectures (You can only choose either one)
 Survive and Thrive! Meeting the Challenges of Today's News Media (Venue: WLB204)
 Online Digging: Tips and Tricks (Venue: NAB209)
 Covering the 2008 Olympics: A View of China (Venue: WLB203)
Oct 18 (Thu) 10:00am-12:00nn Forum (Venue: WLB203)
 Social Changes and Journalism Challenges in HK, Mainland China and US
Oct 18 (Thu) 2:00-3:30pm - Concurrent Forums (You can only choose either one)
 Global Journalism and Financial Reporting (Venue: WLB204)
 Surviving Torture: Social Responsibilities in Visual Communications (Venue: NAB209)
Oct 18 (Thu) 3:45-5:15pm - Concurrent Forums (You can only choose either one)
 International conflict and war reporting (Venue: WLB203)
 Issues of Explanatory and Investigative Reporting (Venue: WLB204)
Oct 20 (Sat) 10:00am-12:00nn Lectures (Venue: WLB204)
 The Essentials of Journalism
   Remembering Danny Pearl
Oct 20 (Sat) 2:00-4:15pm Open Lecture (Venue: LWICC)
 Live from the Battlefield and Rocky Stories
Oct 22 (Mon) 2:30-4:30pm íV Chatting Session (Venue: NAB209) (All are welcome!)

Chatting with Students

Peter Arnett, Luqiu Luwei, the first woman reporter to cover the Afghanistan war, now Executive News Editor of Phoenix TV, and Prof Huang Yu, Head of Department of Journalism, Hong Kong Baptist University, will join the discussion.

Note:

RRS905: 9/F, Sir Run Run Shaw Building, Ho Sin Hang Campus, HKBU

 

NAB209 is located at Lam Woo International Conference Centre, Shaw Campus, HKBU

 

LWICC: Lam Woo International Conference Centre

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