To recognise professional journalists who have contributed to the society and the industry by producing outstanding reporting in business, economic and financial issues, The School of Communication (SCOM) of The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK) held the 7th Business Journalism Awards Presentation Ceremony today (27 April) which was officiated by Mr Michael Wong Wai-lun, Deputy Financial Secretary of the HKSAR Government.
With over 30 prizes for business journalists, the Awards were divided into nine categories and covered various fields of business and financial news, including the newly added ‘Greater Bay Area Business News’ Award. The winning entries were selected by 60 professional judges across different fields based on news value and impact, originality and exclusivity, reportorial quality, storytelling and writing skills, analytical value and visual impact.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Mr Michael Wong said that with the growing popularity of reading news on the Internet, the demand for content is increasing. Business and financial news reporting provides necessary information to the public alongside well-written news pieces with in-depth analysis, which is particularly valuable. In his speech, Mr Wong also described the media industry as a good training ground for business journalists to surely have a bright future.
Professor Simon Ho Shun-man, President of HSUHK, congratulated all winners for their outstanding business reporting, noting “In the past three years, despite the impact of the pandemic on the society and the economy, these journalists have remained professional, and provided accurate, in-depth and diversified information and analyses to the public. They have taken upon themselves the responsibility to report with truth and objectivity, and this is commendable. These award-winning journalists also serve as role models for HSUHK’s faculty staff and students as well as other aspiring peers.”
Professor Scarlet Tso Hung, Dean of SCOM at HSUHK, was delighted that this year’s award ceremony was the first physical ceremony subsequent to the pandemic, saying “The entries we have received were diverse, kept a close tab on the pulse of society, of the same high standard, and demonstrated professionalism and ethics of the business journalists. With the rapid development of the Greater Bay Area in recent years, the first ‘Best Greater Bay Area Business News Reporting’ was awarded in the 7th Awards. SCOM has also organised more study tours and arranged more internships for students to better understand and seize the opportunities in the Greater Bay Area.” She also thanked different sectors of the community for their generous support over the past seven years that HSUHK has held the Awards and expressed gratitude to the judges for taking the time to evaluate all entries.
The award-winning organisations include: TVB, Now TV, Phoenix TV, Radio Television Hong Kong, HK01, South China Morning Post, iMoney Magazine, Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly, Ming Pao, Sing Tao Daily, Ta Kung Pao, China Daily Hong Kong, Hong Kong Commercial Daily, and WuChatProp.
The ‘Young Business Reporter of the Year’ was awarded to Huang Wenqi of HK01, and the ‘Business Reporter of the Year’ was awarded to Lam Ka-sing of the South China Morning Post. Other awards include ‘Best Business News Reporting’, ‘Best Business News Series Reporting’, ‘Best Property Market News Reporting’, ‘Best Business & Finance Profile Interview’, ‘Best Economic & Financial Policy News Reporting’, ‘Best Business Technology News Reporting’, and ‘Best Greater Bay Area Business News Reporting’.