Media Education Programs

The future of trade and globalization is dynamic, with implications for geopolitics, growth and development.

Media, as public opinion shapers, play a critical role in providing deeper perspectives on trade issues and promoting a more informed, productive public dialog. Traditional journalism training programs do not focus specifically on trade, leaving reporters under-equipped to cover trade topics. Our programs are designed to bridge that gap.

International Trade Training for Journalists in Asia

In partnership with the National Press Foundation (NPF), we offer International Trade Training for Journalists in Asia, a four-day workshop on all aspects of sustainable international trade. Fellows learn from experts in foreign direct investment, treaties that shape trade, economic growth, social and environmental impacts, emerging economies, how the World Trade Organization works, China’s unique role, access to research and data, and more.

Read about our most recent workshop here.

Media education programs

International Trade Journalism Award

The Hinrich Foundation Award for Distinguished Reporting on Trade encourages exemplary journalism that advances the understanding of international trade. The award carries a $10,000 prize and a trip to Washington, D.C., to accept the award at NPF’s annual journalism awards dinner.

Learn more about how to apply.

Masters’ degree scholarships in International Journalism Studies

Media professionals have a critical role to play in raising awareness about the importance of sustainable global trade. They are entrusted to provide fact-based insight that can encourage businesses and government to take action to pursue practices that balance the economic, social and environmental aspects of trade.

We offer scholarships for a Master of Arts Degree in International Journalism Studies to enable experienced journalists to join the Hong Kong Baptist University’s excellent journalism program. This program supports the training of young and independent journalists in Asia and promotes balanced, fact-based and ethical reporting.

Contact us to learn more about this program and other courses. 

A few of our alumni

Lorie Ann Cascaro
Lorie Ann Cascaro (Philippines, HKBU MAIJS ’15)
Senior Editor, CNN Philippines
Bun Sophal
Bun Sophal (Cambodia, HKBU MAIJS ’14)
Associate Dean at The University of Cambodia, College of Media and Communication
Matt Haldane
Matt Haldane (U.S., Tsinghua GBJ ’15)
Production Editor, South China Morning Post
Juliet Shwe Gaung
Juliet Shwe Gaung (Myanmar, HKBU MAIJS ’13)
Reporter, DealStreet Asia