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Pulitzer winner’s approach

Jake Bernstein.

Jake Bernstein. Photo: Sarunlee

By SARUN SAELEE 

HONG KONG – Journalism students, especially from the M.A. in International Journalism Studies of Hong Kong Baptist University, rushed into a seminar room on Sep. 23, 2011 upon arrival of Jake Bernstein, a Pulitzer Prize winner, who was invited to share journalistic tips to students.

Bernstein started his special lecture at 10 a.m. and spent about one and a half hour to share how the U.S. economic crisis happened and how his work about that topic could win the Pulitzer Prize, the most prestige award for journalists offered by Columbia University.

Bernstein and his partner, Jesse Eisinger, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for their “The Wall Street Money Machine” series published via Propublica in 2010.

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Posted by on 28/09/2011 in Journalistic Entry

 

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Is Hong Kong the last stop?

Jimmy Hsiesh in sportswear.

Jimmy Hsiesh, 34. Photo: Sarunlee

By SARUN SAELEE 

HONG KONG – Most people live in their hometowns for the rest of their lives, but “expatriates” or “expats” live in a country which is not their own. Some expats leave their countries to work in another one, but this might not be applicable to a man whose life has been through five different countries.

A young-looking executive dressing casually in sportswear started brewing a cup of handmade traditional Chinese tea in a living room in his flat located nearby the MTR Olympic station in Kowloon, Hong Kong. He is one of many expats living in this busy city.

He is now 34 years old but still looks young and energetic. His name is Jimmy Hsiesh from Taiwan. He is a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley, a global financial services firm headquartered in New York City in the US.

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Posted by on 20/09/2011 in Journalistic Entry

 

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