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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 right to know,” says Wong. “While the internet has enabled the free flow of true information, which is a major advantage our generation enjoys, it has also significantly lowered the barrier for disseminating false information. I have personally been affected by this, having been accused of being a CIA agent trained by the U.S. Marines and of holding a Green Card — none of which is remotely true. Ethical journalism is vital to providing what is needed in order for us to make informed opinions and decisions.”

Wong gained public attention at age 14 when he set up Scholarism, an activist group for secondary school pupils, and led protests that resulted in preventing the introduction of a national education curriculum which among other things, glossed over the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. He went on to lead the Umbrella Movement, raising global attention about democracy in Hong Kong.

“Joshua symbolizes the power of social technology in today’s media environment,” said AAJA-Asia Chapter President and Bloomberg Television Anchor Angie Lau. “As a young person who has garnered global attention in titles run by our members, we are interested to hear about his experience and his advice journalists and media
professionals can consider regarding the role we play in shaping society.”

Tickets are on sale now  — book here.

Note: Gala tickets are booked separately from N3Con registration.

 

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 past 25 years since the handover, journalists and media professionals around the region, including reporters and editors from The New York Times, Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal offer insights and ideas for the challenges ahead at AAJA-Asia’s 7th annual New.Now.Next Media Conference taking place May 19-21 in Hong Kong.

Speakers are being confirmed, panels finalized and tickets are now on sale at n3con.com.

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 market knowledge to help us continue to provide a platform for journalists and media professionals in the APAC region to share in best practices, learn and address pressing issues of the day.” AAJA-Asia Chapter President and Bloomberg Television Anchor Angie Lau.

The 7th annual conference will be held from May 19-21, 2017 in Hong Kong. In addition to keynote speakers and hands-on workshops, the weekend event provides professional development for members with one-on-one critique sessions and leadership programming and a host of social events.

“I am honored that the AAJA-Asia Board of Directors invited me to produce their flagship industry event at this remarkable moment in the history of media. I am also thrilled to work with the AAJA-Asia members and will rely on their expertise and passion for responsible journalism.” Kinzie

After years with agencies and in-house corporate communications, Kinzie set up a private consultancy in 2000. She was instrumental in designing and managing business development programs for senior executives at the Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) and was responsible for establishing Asia’s first regional television broadcasting recruitment division now owned by TMP Hudson. In 2001, she founded HK heartbeat to support local volunteer organizations and small businesses with resources for authentic communications and community development.

The New.Now.Next Media Conference is one of many events, workshops, organized discussions and networking events held around Asia throughout the year. Founded in 1996, AAJA-Asia has 250+ members across the region working for a range of media, including The Associated Press, Bloomberg, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Thomson Reuters, Al Jazeera, CNN, TVB, ABC, VOA and Arirang TV. AAJA-Asia is a non-profit, professional group that provides networking opportunities, education and training to its members in Asia and the Pacific and serves as a bridge for AAJA members who have an interest in Asia or are travelling to the region.

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