Angela Cheung takes top award at Asia Digital Journalism Student Award 2018


張家寶在數碼新聞大專賽中取得冠軍

Date: 31 May 2018 (Thursday)

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Journalism students come out on top at Asia Digital Journalism Student Award

新聞系學生勇奪亞洲數碼新聞獎冠、亞軍

Two International Journalism Year 4 students Angela Cheung and Crystal Tai were named winner and first runner-up respectively at Asia Digital Journalism Student Award 2018.
 
Angela’s winning video is called “Swipe for the One – A Mobile Experience”. She said that news reports always describe Hong Kong as a difficult place for dating because of gender imbalance, high expectations and busy schedules, therefore she used mobile dating apps, such as Tinder to match dating partners as a starting point for discussions on related issues.
 
Angela said that identifying interviewees, researching data of Tinder and the post-production of the motion graphics took a lot of her time. Though she put a lot of effort into thinking about the best way to illustrate the interviewees’ feelings about dating apps, she didn’t consider the project difficult at all. Angela thanked Senior Lecturer of the Department of Journalism Ms Jenny Lam for her guidance and said the award means a great deal to her as she embarks on a career in journalism.
 
The first runner-up video is called “Home, through the lens of alternative storytellers”. Crystal remarked that having a proper home is a fundamental right of everyone, but is out of reach of most Hong Kong people. Rather than simply presenting the statistics and the astronomical housing prices, she interviewed five people from different walks of life: a man who was once homeless, a Pakistani construction worker, a newlywed, a photographer, and a container home designer to talk about their ideal home. 
 
Crystal said that getting the award was a bonus to her and also a recognition to artistic journalism, the form of journalism she is pursuing. 
 
Crystal also said that she did not discover her passion for motion graphics and animation until Year 3 of her university studies. Since then, she has come to realise that there is no limit to what she can create. She is now working as a motion graphic designer and hopes her passion can open up opportunities to go overseas for learning and subsequently contribute to career advancement. 
 
Asia Digital Journalism Student Award 2018 provides a platform for prospective journalists to put “new ways of storytelling” into practice by utilising digital technology to tell stories. 
 

國際新聞四年級學生張家寶及戴仲儀在數碼新聞大專賽中分別取得冠軍及亞軍。
 
家寶的獲獎短片名為「Swipe for the One – A Mobile Experience」。她表示,不少新聞報導指在香港談戀愛十分困難,例如兩性不平等、對伴侶期望太高、工作忙碌等,因此她決定以巿民利用滑動配對等行動應用程式尋找伴侶的現象,深入探討相關課題。
 
家寶表示,尋找受訪者、分析應用程式數據及後期製作等過程最花時間,雖然思考如何呈現訪者的感受時絞盡腦汁,但過程不算困難。她感謝新聞系高級講師林楚芹的指導,並認為獎項對她在傳媒業發展帶來重大意義。
 
亞軍作品題為「Home through the lens of alternative storytellers」。仲儀表示,擁有合理的居所是任何人的基本權利,但在香港卻難以實現。為了解在香港置業的困難,她不單陳述數據以顯示香港的樓價不斷攀升,更特別邀請五位受訪者,包括前露宿者、巴基斯坦建築工人、新婚人士、攝影師及貨櫃屋設計師,談談個人的理想住所,從人性化的角度探討房屋課題。
 
仲儀對獲獎感到喜出望外,並視為她對美學新聞追求的肯定。現時正擔任動態圖像設計師的她坦言,直至大學三年級才發現自己對動態圖片等表達方式的熱誠,更從此相信創意絕無界限,並期望信念未來可推動她到海外學習更多及推動事業發展。
 
亞洲數碼新聞學生獎旨在提供平台,讓未來記者以「新的說故事方式」,將所學的數碼技術應用至新聞報導中。