Re-cap of “Verify your news in a digital Age” weekend chatter

The following post is written by our AAJA Asia member, Yunita Ong. 
Even as new-age digital tools emerge, the media industry mustn't forget the value of good old-fashioned breaking news reporting in combating the threat of fake news.
That was a key takeaway at "Verify Your News in a Digital Age," a panel organized by AAJA-Asia on 28 Oct 2017 held at Google's APAC office in Singapore. Speakers included Samanthi Dissanayake, Asia Editor of BBC News Online; Timothy Go, host and editor of tech360.tv and Irene Jay Liu, news lab lead at Google APAC.
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**AAJA Asia is looking for our next N3con producer**

JOB LISTING: N3 CONFERENCE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
 
AAJA Asia will host the 8th annual N3 New.Now.Next Media Conference on May 25-27, 2018 at Hong Kong University. We are looking to hire a dedicated Executive Conference Producer to help produce one of Asia’s signature media conferences, bringing together 300+ journalists and media professionals across the region. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, passionate, and has media experience. If this is you, we can't wait to hear … Continue Reading ››

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 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 ››

2017 LETTER OF CANDIDACY – SECRETARY (CARINA LEE)

The following text is Asia chapter secretary Carina Lee's letter to AAJA Asia Dear AAJA-Asia, I got involved with AAJA in Chicago back in 2014. I was an aspiring Journalist at the time and remember how AAJA helped me to make my way into Journalism. I believe AAJA is more than an organization but a community that helps each other to thrive in what we love to do. I was very lucky to be involved in the AAJA Asia chapter as a secretary and hoping to serve once more. As my next step, I'm hoping to develop ways to serve as a platform … Continue Reading ››

2017 LETTER OF CANDIDACY – VP FOR SE ASIA (MIKE RAOMANACHAI)

The following text is National board representative candidate Oanh Ha's letter to AAJA Asia Dear AAJA Asia members, I'm Mike Raomanachai. I would like to sign up as a candidate for VP of Southeast Asia Subchapter. I have been AAJA member since 2011 as a student member back in San Francisco, CA. Since I've been back to Asia in late 2012, I have been helping AAJA Asia as programming co-chair for N3Con media conference in Seoul and Hong Kong. I also organized some local events in Southeast Asia, including Weekend Chatter series and some social gatherings for our local members. I believe with my … Continue Reading ››

2017 LETTER OF CANDIDACY – NATIONAL BOARD REPRESENTATIVE (OANH HA)

The following text is National board representative candidate Oanh Ha's letter to AAJA Asia   Dear AAJA Asia family, It's been a privilege for me to serve as your national board representative the past two years and be able to work with other passionate and committed members to develop and grow our chapter. In my role, I've advocated for the Asia chapter at the national board level, helped plan the N3 conference and helped strategize on how to serve members as we increase our footprint and visibility across Asia Pacific. I'd like to spend the next two years helping our chapter continue its growth momentum, … Continue Reading ››

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