Speakers 2019

Getting a Job in Journalism: From the classroom to the newsroom:
Oct 21, 6:30pm-8:30pm CVA210

Anatomy of a news story: from idea to page:
Oct 24, 4pm-5:20pm 703

Natasha Khan

Reporter, Wall Street Journal

Natasha Khan is a reporter with the Wall Street Journal, covering business and companies – as well as the Hong Kong story — for the news organization in Asia. An English, Cantonese and Mandarin speaker, she holds bachelor’s degrees in law and business and a master’s in journalism from the University of Hong Kong. 

Before joining the Journal in 2017, Ms. Khan spent six years at Bloomberg News, where she was a core reporter on the team that produced “Revolution to Riches” in 2012. The series, which uncovered the financial holdings of China’s ruling class, won a number of honors, among them the George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting and the Overseas Press Club Award for Best Investigative Reporting. Ms. Khan has also received accolades — including from the Society of Publishers in Asia and as a finalist for a Livingston Award for Young Journalists — for her reporting on women’s health issues in India, and on cancer and bankruptcy in China.

In 2018, she was part of the Journal team that was recognized with the Gerald Loeb Award for International Reporting for its “China’s Surveillance State” stories.

SOPA Awards

How I use data science to combat disinformation on the PTT bulletin board:
Oct 24, 11am-12:20pm CVA 702

How I made my SOPA-winning Taiwan 2018 election interactive map:
Oct 25, 3:30pm-5pm, CVA 205

Andy Lin

Data Journalist, The Straits Times

Andy Lin is a data journalist at The Straits Times in Singapore. Formerly at Taiwan’s Commonwealth Magazine, Andy uses the programming languages R for data analysis and Javascript for data visualization. He often writes about misinformation on Taiwan’s PTT bulletin board system, political geography in Taiwan and high housing prices in Taipei and Hong Kong.


SOPA Awards

The Power of Video in Storytelling:
Oct 22, 11am-12:20pm CVA 702

Chieu Luu

Executive Producer of Video, South China Morning Post

Chieu Luu is the Executive Producer of Video at the South China Morning Post. He manages a team of video journalists who produce stories from across Hong Kong, China, the rest of Asia and the United States. 

A native of Canada, Chieu began his career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto.  Over the past 20 years he has worked for Al Jazeera English in the US and Malaysia, CGTN in Beijing, NHK in Tokyo and CNN in Hong Kong. He also ran his own company providing writing, producing and training services to clients including CNN, BBC, CGTN and Channel NewsAsia.

Chieu co-created and produced the current affairs show Assignment Asia for CGTN, which became the first Beijing-based programme on the channel to win the prestigious New York Festival awards.

At CNN, Chieu produced a feature story on China’s black jails, spending a year tracking down and interviewing former detainees. 

And since joining SCMP, Chieu has been editor on the SOPA award winning story China’s Ice Boy: A portrait of extreme poverty, and produced SCMP films from war-torn Marawi in the southern Philippines. 

He is also host of Chieu’s Chew, a segment where he samples unique foods and delicacies from various countries across Asia.

SOPA Awards

From 66D to Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD: the attack on press freedom in Myanmar:
Oct 23, 3pm-4:30pm CVA1022

The data dam: the difficulties of doing data-based journalism in Myanmar:
Oct 25, 4:30pm-6pm, CVA 702

Victoria Milko

Multimedia Journalist, Frontier Myanmar

Victoria Milko is a freelance multimedia journalist and writer based in Myanmar. Her work has taken her from health clinics in rural Bangladesh, to protests in the streets of Myanmar, to the refugee camps of Thailand. Milko is a grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting 2018 Data Journalism and Property Rights grant and an alumni of the Columbia University DART Center Reporting Safely in Crisis Zones course. In addition to Frontier, Milko’s work can be found in The Associated Press, The Washington Post, National Public Radio and more. 

SOPA Awards

Storytelling with spatial data: how we tell stories with maps and satellite images:
Oct 24, 5pm-6:20pm, CVA 506

Workshop: Data analysis: intro to R:
This workshop is for students with no prior programming experience who want to learn how to analyze large datasets and generate quick graphics.
Oct 24, 1:30-3:30 CVA 517

Jin Wu

Visual Editor, The New York Times

Jin Wu is a Hong Kong-based visual editor at The New York Times, where she tells stories with data visualization, satellite images and other multimedia elements. She recently joined the Times after working as a graphics journalist at Reuters. She uses visuals to cover a wide range of topics in Asia: from the drug war in the Philippines and expansion in the South China Sea to the recent protests in Hong Kong. 

SOPA Awards

How we produced Student/Trafficked, a Peabody Award-nominated story on human trafficking. :
Oct 22, 11am-12:20pm, CVA 703

Working with communities: How slower journalism can be more powerful.
Oct 23, 1:30pm-2:50pm, CVA 1022

Elroi Yee

Deputy Executive Producer, R.AGE

Elroi Yee is currently Deputy Executive Producer at R.AGE, an online investigative journalism platform based in Malaysia. Elroi has won numerous awards for his multimedia work, including a Peabody nomination for the Student/Trafficked series and three SOPA awards.

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The HKBU-SOPA Award Winners Forum aims to enhance the standard of journalism education and journalistic practice in Hong Kong and the Greater China region by inviting a panel of SOPA-award winners to participate in lectures and discussions on the journalism profession.

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