Joshua Wong to speak at N3Con 2017 Gala Dinner

Joshua Wong will address media professionals from around the region at the N3Con annual gala dinner. Internationally known for his prominent role during the Umbrella Movement, Joshua Wong is a Hong Kong student activist and now serves as secretary general of Demosisto. His major influence in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movements resulted in his inclusion in TIME’s Most Influential Teens of 2014, nomination for TIME’s Person of the Year 2014 and recognition by Fortune as one of the world’s greatest leaders in 2015. "I believe "fake news" is undeniably a major challenge to journalism around the world today as it hinders the public's … Continue Reading ››

**Calling all veteran journalists! Submit your story for our Lightning Talks**

A call out to veteran journalists! Have you ever made a mistake that was so horrific that you felt like crawling into your bed and wished you never had to come out? What is the worst mistake you made as a journalist in Asia that you would not want to see repeated by another AAJA-Asia member? Mistakes can involve attire, protocols for interviews/press conferences, having the wrong plug adapter, whatever. Submit your story here.
Check out a story of one of our dear AAJA members--
When I was a student reporter just starting out in broadcast, I had not quite handled the art … Continue Reading ››

**N3con(New,Now,Next!) early bird rates are out! **

Greetings from AAJA-Asia   Here are the list of announcements made on the newsletter!     N3Con 2017 DATES: May 19-21, 2017 in Hong Kong THEME: Social Disruption: Navigating the New Journalism WEBSITE: n3con.com As news becomes the news, early bookings indicate an excellent turnout this year. -- A. Lightning Talk : Learn From My Mistakes This year, we invite our members to share lessons learned by submitting a mistake for our Lightning Talk. This quick series of talks is aimed at providing practical tips to conference participants. Successful submissions will be presented at the conference, whether or not you will be attending.

New.Now.Next Media Conference 2017

Social Disruption - Navigating the New Journalism As digital technology converges with traditional broadcast media channels, social media is changing the way information is published and distributed. New content generation platforms provide production access to anyone with a mobile phone and social networks are taking the lead in content creation and distribution. The resulting social disruption blurs the lines between news, editorial, opinion, advertising and agenda. Recent news headlines have been dominated by the battle over fake news and the arrival of alternative facts in what is becoming known as the age of post-truth. As Hong Kong looks back over the … Continue Reading ››

AAJA Asia Seoul subchapter organizes ethics panel event for Journalists

Last week Saturday, AAJA-Asia members in Seoul sat with four distinguished media professionals on topics that have become a contested issue during the unfolding of the latest political scandal that toppled the South Korean president - ethics and journalism in South Korea.   The Seoul subchapter of AAJA-Asia jointly organized the event with Korea Exposé (https://koreaexpose.com/), an English-language media that is seeing fast growing fans with its in-depth, nuanced analysis on Korea.   The event was a huge success -- a great turnout and most of us stay focused on … Continue Reading ››

AAJA-Asia names Kinzie as Executive Conference Producer

New.Now.Next Media Conference May 19-21, 2017 in Hong Kong The AAJA-Asia Board of Directors announced today the appointment of Kinzie as Executive Conference Producer for the 2017 New.Now.Next Media Conference in Hong Kong. As Executive Conference Producer, Kinzie will serve the volunteer conference committee and AAJA-Asia Board of Directors, overseeing all aspects of the event from materials and logistics to sponsorship and promotions, ensuring deadlines are met on time and within budget.
"Kinzie combines a deep knowledge of media and event production capabilities with strong working relationships across Asia. We are counting on her volunteer leadership experience, local connections and … Continue Reading ››

**AAJA ASIA election results are out**

Dear members,
Thank you very much for your participation in the AAJA-Asia Election 2016-17. The results are in! Please join me in congratulating the following winners:
All terms start on 1 January, 2017 and last for 2 years. 
President: Angie Lau
Treasurer: Eunice Kim
Singapore VP: Chelsea Phua
Tokyo Co-VPs: Haruka Nuga & Hiromi Tanoue
At-large board members: Zela Chin & Eunji Kim
National board representative: Yuriko Nagano
  All other officers will remain their terms until the end of 2017.   

we want YOU for AAJA-Asia Election 2016!

Dear members,   ONE MORE WEEK TO GO BEFORE SUBMISSION OF CANDIDACY LETTERS CLOSES.  It's election season again! Now is the time for you to step up and help lead our 200-strong chapter into an amazing 2017. We have these positions coming open, which will begin January 1, 2017 and last for a term of two years:   President, AAJA-Asia The president, in conjunction with the rest of the board, sets direction for the chapter, chairs chapter board meetings and is the public face of the chapter.   Treasurer  The treasurer keeps the financial records of the chapter, submits financial reports required by the AAJA National Office and helps set direction for the chapter.   Vice President, Tokyo  Vice … Continue Reading ››

Results of AAJA Asia Seoul elections

Dear members. The  Seoul sub-chapter first-ever elections were successfully held and the results are in! We are excited to announce the new leaders of Seoul for 2017.

Youkyung Lee, Programming Director for Large Events and Tea Talks

I will bring my experiences from the past two years helping the board and Seoul members successfully host the first two N3Con in Seoul. I look forward to another great year with AAJA-Asia.
Youkyung has been working as a business and technology reporter for the Associated Press in Seoul for more than four years. Before that she was a technology writer for Yonhap News Agency's English news department.

Brolley Genster, Programming … Continue Reading ››

**AAJA-Asia Tokyo: A Talk with Hyeonseo Lee**

Hyeonseo Lee, a North Korean defector and author of "The Girl with Seven Names," spoke to AAJA-Asia Tokyo members at the Bloomberg Tokyo office on October 20th, 2016.
She has shared with AAJA members as well as Bloomberg journalists about her experiences escaping the regime to China then eventually to South Korea. She also talked about what's ahead for her as she runs a NGO in New York to combat human trafficking of defectors.. We had the opportunity to hear from her back in 2015 when she was invited to N3con Award Dinner as the keynote speaker.

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