HKU Mick Deane Finalist

Katherine Cheng and teammate Jason Xue filming the short student documentary 'Circus Act'

HKU Journalism is renowned for its first-class multimedia programmes, and this year’s Mick Deane Scholarship for Video Journalism winners and finalists exemplify that excellence.

“Though I had a background in photography, I entered HKU Journalism with zero experience in creating video,” said Katherine. “I had never used a video tripod or Adobe Premiere Pro before, and the world of audio was one that I was unfamiliar with. In less than a year, the programme was able to build my videography skills from the ground up.”

The Mick Deane Scholarship for Video Journalism was established by Asia Pacific Vision (APV) in honour of TV journalist Mick Deane, who was killed by a sniper’s bullet at the age of 62 while covering protests in Egypt in August 2013. Deane had previously worked in Hong Kong from 1988 to 1994 as ITN’s Asia cameraman.

“I was honoured and grateful to be named as a finalist,” said Katherine. “The career and character of Mick Deane is one that I strive towards, and to be considered for such a scholarship is highly meaningful to me.”


Wall Street Journal: Market Beating China Fund Manager Favours Scooters and Spicy Sauce Over Tech

Michelle Leung, the CEO of Xingtai Capital, has breakfast with her children at home. Katherine Cheng for Wall Street Journal.

Despite years of outperformance, Michelle Leung of Xingtai Capital says she’s still asked about who is in charge

By Jing Yang and Quentin Webb | Photographs by Katherine Cheng for The Wall Street Journal
June 17, 2021 5:30 am ET

HONG KONG—Michelle Leung is used to standing out, as a China-focused stock picker who doesn’t follow the crowd and as a top female professional in the male-dominated fund-management industry.

She is the founder of Xingtai Capital Management Ltd., a firm with offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai that oversees around $600 million in assets and counts institutions from the U.S., Europe and Asia as investors.

Read more at Wall Street Journal


Announcing Participation in the 2021 International Environmental Photography Lab Mentorship Program

The International Environmental Photography Lab is a six month, online mentoring program presented by Native Agency in collaboration with Grün BerlinNeue Schule für Fotografie Berlin (New School for Photography), and World Food Institute.
The lab, launching in May and concluding in November, is for new photographers (defined as coming to the craft within the last three years) based anywhere in the world. The photo projects developed during the mentorship will cover the topics of climate change, water, and urban nature. All projects will be showcased in an exhibition at the end of the year.

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