History of the Department of Journalism and Communication

Against a backdrop of Hong Kong’s economy entering a take-off stage which heightened the growth of civil society, the founding of the Department of Journalism and Communication at Chu Hai in 1968 was a response to the societal demand for media professionals. The Department was the first to offer a four-year post-secondary journalism programme at the tertiary level in Hong Kong, and it has nurtured approximately 1,500 graduates. Its strength is shown by an impressive track record of successful employment and the number of strategic positions held by our graduates in all major media sectors, serving the communities throughout the world. Many of our graduates are now working in influential positions in local and overseas media organizations located in U.S.A, Canada, Australia, U.K., Hong Kong and Taiwan. Their contributions to the progress of the media profession and civilization in our society are widely recognized.