28 April 2022
To recognise and encourage professional journalists who have contributed to the society and the industry by producing outstanding reporting on business, economic and financial issues, the School of Communication (SCOM) of The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK) announced the results of the 6th Business Journalism Awards (the Awards) on 28 April 2022. This year, over 400 journalists submitted their entries for competing for The Awards in nine categories, covering various business and financial journalism areas. More than 50 distinguished professionals from different fields selected the award-winning entries according to the judging criteria, such as news value and impact, originality and exclusivity, reportorial quality, storytelling and writing skills, analytical value and visual impact.
Mr Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of the HKSAR Government, said, “As the country’s financial, logistics and trade centre, Hong Kong’s markets and industries owe their vigourous development to the positive power of business journalism. By exploring new changes and opportunities, addressing weaknesses, or heralding risks, quality business reporting pushes the development of the economy and the markets. I have been part of the Awards Ceremony for the past years to applaud a fresh batch of award-winning works and journalists every year, while witnessing the continuous development of Hong Kong’s economic, financial and commercial markets. It is my great pleasure to express my congratulations to the awardees today.”
Professor Scarlet Tso, Associate Vice-President (Communications and Public Affairs) and Dean of School of Communication, expressed her heartfelt gratitude to all sectors of the community for the support of the Awards throughout the past six years. “It is a blessing that the Awards continued to receive over 400 entries, with depth, width and altitude no less than those of their predecessors. These entries fully demonstrated the strong willpower, professional spirit and social responsibility of business journalists. The journalism and communication industry is a dynamic trendsetter. Looking ahead, with the growth of the Greater Bay Area and the integration of Hong Kong with the Mainland, the role of business journalism professionals will certainly become increasingly vital.” She hopes that media practitioners would continue to embrace the spirit of public service in fulfilling their functions of communicating up-to-date information and monitoring social developments, thereby enriching the entire industry and making it a valuable asset in which we all take pride.
With the aim to nurture specialists in business journalism, public relations, corporate communication and communication technology, the SCOM has launched the Bachelor of Journalism and Communication (Honours) programme, the first of its kind in Hong Kong combining business and finance with journalism and communication. The SCOM also provides the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Convergent Media Communication Technology and the Master of Arts in Strategic Communication programmes. The SCOM has invested heavily to provide students with state-of-the-art facilities, including a Cinema and TV Production Centre, a TV Lab, a Radio Broadcasting Studio, a Radio Broadcast Training Centre, a Non-linear Editing Room, a Multimedia Training Centre, and a Media and Communication Lab. SCOM strives to cultivate a learning environment with close students-teacher relationships, and to nurture the language skills, analytical skills, creativity and critical thinking of the students.
The awarded media organisations this year included (listed in no particular order): Television Broadcast Limited, Now TV, Radio Television Hong Kong, HK01, South China Morning Post, iMoney Magazine, Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly, Hong Kong Economic Journal, Ming Pao, Sing Tao Daily, Ta Kung Pao, China Daily Hong Kong, and WeChatProp.
Zeng Xinlan of China Daily Hong Kong garnered the ‘Young Business Reporter of the Year’, while Lee Yun Yan of Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly clinched the ‘Business Reporter of the Year’. Other awards included ‘Best Business News Reporting’, ‘Best Business News Series Reporting’, ‘Best Property Market News Reporting’, ‘Best Business and Finance Profile Interview’, ‘Best Economic and Financial Policy News Reporting’, ‘Best Business Technology News Reporting’ and ‘Best Visual Design of Business News Reporting’.