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.”

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