Communication Festival 2013: The Kindness of people


The Journalism and Mass Communication Festival 2013 exhibition hosted by The Department of Journalism and Communication, was held in the Level One Atrium of Metro City Plaza III, Tseung Kwan O, on 9th of November 2013.

The theme of this year’s exhibition is “People come, People go”(人來仁往). Sixteen photographs taken by journalism students which showed Hong Kong as a warm society or questioned whether Hong Kong is a warm society were selected and shown in the exhibition. Several notebook computers were made available to visitors to view the Department’s news websites, including the newly launched “SY Media Lab” – focusing on commentary, Shuo Online and the electronic version of the Our Voice newspaper.

Professor Leung Tin Wai, Head of the Department of Journalism and Communication, said in the opening ceremony that this year’s theme reminded journalists to be benevolent in reporting news. He encouraged journalism students in Hong Kong Shue Yan University to become ethnical media professionals after graduation.

Professor Leung pointed out that this year’s Festival is a fusion of technology and multimedia to showcase the work of students, including videos, photography and news articles. The use of multimedia to display the work allows the public to appreciate the diversity of learning opportunities in the programme. He also expressed the hope that students can maintain their creativity and team spirit to produce an even more splendid exhibition next year.

Miss Natalie Chan, Chairperson of the Editorial Board of the Department of Journalism and Communication, said the main purpose of posting lots of photography exhibits was to attract the attention of visitors first, and then they could look further into the captions and understand the message behind the exhibition. She thanked Henderson Land Development Company Limited for providing the venue, and teachers and all student helpers for making the exhibition a success.

One Shue Yan journalism alumnus said the exhibition was able to reflect the reality of the society and matched the theme of the exhibition. He said the photograph taken by Miss Chung Wai Ying, captioned “Does he need a meal, a walker or care?” made the deepest impression on him because the drug addict in the photo could remind people of the grave consequences of drug abuse and the scene can rarely be seen.

Chung Wai Ying: “Does he need a meal, a walker or care?”

Source: November Issue 2013

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