Why attend AAJA’s National Convention? Here are 6 reasons

Why attend AAJA’s National Convention? Here are 6 reasons   by AAJA-Asia 2017 national convention goers   AAJA’s national convention “Rise & Revolutionize”, which took place between July 26 through 29 in Philadelphia, attracted around 850 attendees. The conference had something for everyone. It offered a full schedule with various programming tracks during the day and back-to-back networking events after hours for AAJA members.   The gala banquet keynote speakers were Eddie Huang, celebrity chef and author of Fresh Off the Boat, and Rich Cho, general manager of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets.   Next year’s AAJA national convention will be in Houston in August 2018. Seven Asia members, who attended the Philadelphia … Continue Reading ››

AAJA HongKong: “Seas the Day” is back!

AAJA-HK's annual "SEAS THE DAY" junk trip is ready to set sail and we want to make sure YOU get a seat for the fun, junk trip next Saturday, August 26! Please sign-up by clicking HERE
WHAT: Cruising out on water from Central to Sai Kung, with a seafood lunch in Sai Kung, swimming and chilling
WHERE: 9am pick up from Central Pier 9; return to same pier round 5pm
WHEN: Saturday, August 26

AAJA Seoul: Tea Talk with Kenneth Bae

Otto Warmbier may have suffered a panic disorder, says former N.K. prisoner Kenneth Bae
Kenneth Bae, a Korean-American pastor who was imprisoned in North Korea for two years, says he was “surprised” at the death of 22-year-old American Otto Warmbier, but did not suggest torture by North Korea.   In an intimate tea talk with AAJA-Asia’s Seoul subchapter on July 1, he said Warmbier, who died June 19 after being held 17 months in the North, must have suffered a panic disorder in a highly stressful situation, and North Korea’s foreign … Continue Reading ››

Get involved: Join N3Con’s 2018 team now!

If you went to N3Con 2017 in Hong Kong last month, you probably left feeling educated, energized and with a lot of new friends in the media industry. It takes a lot of work to pull off a conference like that, and we want next year’s to be even better.     The N3Con planning team is getting started early to set the stage for N3Con 2018 in Hong Kong and invites you to be part of the process. Volunteer to help plan the panels and … Continue Reading ››

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 ››

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