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**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


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.

  • Click here for more information about the Lightning Talks.
  • Application deadline: Saturday, April 15 at 10pm Hong Kong time

B. N3 Travel Stipend and Complimentary Registration

Once again, AAJA-Asia is supporting active members to attend N3Con by granting 2 travel stipends to defray travel and accommodation costs. Successful applicants will also receive complimentary tickets to attend the conference.

  • Click here for more information about the Travel Stipend.
  • Application deadline: Sunday, April 30 at 10pm Hong Kong time

C. Save $$$ on your ticket price — book now

In order to qualify for the member rate, you will be asked for your private, non-transferrable, member ID during the registration process. If you have not received your Member ID, submit your request by reply to this email.

Register by April 15 for the best price.

  • US$75 members | US$100 guests : Advance Booking (until April 15)
  • US$100 members | US$150 guests : Regular Price (until April 30)
  • US$150 members | US$200 guests : Late Booking (from May 1)

Apply for Wall Street Journal Asia Fellowship at NYU

WSJ HKThe Wall Street Journal, in association with New York University, is now accepting applications for the 2014 Wall Street Journal Asia Fellowship. The Fellowship provides promising journalists from Asia with the opportunity to participate in the three-semester masters program in the Business & Economic Reporting program at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

The deadline is March 7, 2014. More details.

Congrats to Jean Lee, Alicia Patterson Foundation fellowship winner

jeanleeAAJA-Asia member Jean Lee, Seoul bureau chief for the Associated Press, is a 2014 recipient of the Alicia Patterson Foundation grant, American journalism’s oldest writing fellowship. The program — created in 1965 in memory of Alicia Patterson, editor and publisher of Newsday — helps top journalists pursue in-depth reporting on national and international issues.

The new fellows will spend their fellowship months traveling, researching, and writing articles on their projects for the APF REPORTER, a quarterly web magazine published by the foundation.

Jean will pursue her project, “Inside North Korea,” joining other fellows investigating topics including Brazil’s battle for the Amazon, mental health and the American buffalo. Read about the other 2014 fellows here. As the chief of AP’s bureau in Pyongyang, Jean has already done extensive reporting from North Korea. Last year she spoke about her experiences on a panel at the New.Now.Next Media Conference in Hong Kong.

Alicia Patterson fellows in 2013 included Ian Johnson, a journalist covering China, and Stephanie Giry, who reported on the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.

Photo credit: Hye Soo Nah

Journalism fellowships at the Reuters Institute, University of Oxford

Reuters Institute is taking applications for its 014/15 Journalism Fellowship Programme at Oxford University. Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in journalism and good spoken and written English.

The programme enables visiting journalists from around the world to conduct research in Oxford. Fellowships currently available include the Thomson Reuters Foundation Fellowships, Gerda Henkel Fellowship in the field of Humanities, Said-Asfari Fellowships for journalists from the Levant and Wincott Fellowships for Eastern European business / economic journalists.

Fellows enjoy an opportunity to critically reflect upon their profession, to research a subject of their choice under the supervision of an academic specialising in that area, and to enjoy the breadth of academic, cultural and social life at the University of Oxford.

This is not a degree programme but fellows are expected to write a substantial piece of research of publishable quality. The deadline for receipt of applications is 31st January, 2014. For more information, see

Continue reading Journalism fellowships at the Reuters Institute, University of Oxford

Apply for the Asia Journalism Fellowship in Singapore

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The Asia Journalism Fellowship is open for applications now until October 25.

The fellowship brings around 15 journalists from across Asia to Singapore for three months, March 17 to June 6 in 2014. Supported by Temasek Foundation and Nanyang Technological University, AJF fully sponsors fellow’s participation.

Fellows are based at NTU’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information.

The program allows fellows to take part in seminars and workshops designed to sharpen professional skills and deepen their understanding of key trends shaping their profession. Eased of their usual deadline pressures, fellows also get to work on an independent project and pursue their intellectual interests, guided by professors and other experts on and off campus.

Visit for details.

Wall Street Journal Asia fellowship in New York

Have you worked at least one year in Asia at an English-language publication? And you’re fluent in English and an Asian language? AND you’re looking for an adventure in New York?

Check out the Wall Street Journal Asia Fellowship at New York University. The deadline to apply is March 21.

Entering its ninth year, the Fellowship has enabled a number of working journalists in Asia to come to New York to study journalism at a top research university. The BER program features a unique interdisciplinary curriculum of both journalism and MBA courses. With a low 5:1 student-to-faculty ratio, the program provides intellectual rigor as well as hands-on mentoring for 15 hand-picked students.

The Fellowship covers tuition and fees for two of the three semesters of the program, as well as a stipend of US$22,000 to cover travel to New York, living expenses, at least one trip home, as well as incidental costs such as textbooks. Previous fellows have gone on to staff positions at the Journal and other major news organizations in the U.S. and Asia.

Full details here.


Apply for East-West Center's disaster management journalism fellowship

The East-West Center is taking applications until March 12 for its Disaster Management and Resiliency Journalism Fellowship. Study tour destinations include Sendai and Tokyo. The program is from May 13-17. More about the fellowship here.

Given the recent Great East Japan Earthquake and the resulting tsunami and nuclear crisis, there has been a rethinking of how governments and communities prepare for and respond to disasters. Disaster management demands cooperation among both a wide variety of stakeholders within an affected country, as well as among the international community, to preserve and maintain the resiliency of political structures, economic markets and energy policies. In response, the East-West Center is proud to announce its new Disaster Management and Resiliency in the Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowship program.

Enter Knight Foundation's News Challenge

Got a great idea on how you can use existing platforms to drive
innovation in media and journalism? Enter Knight Foundation’s News
to win a grant to make it happen! The first contest of the
year, themed “Networks,” opens February 27!

Knight will launch a second contest later in the spring as an open
competition, looking for new ideas broadly. A third contest will be
devoted to a topic to be determined later.

The Knight Foundation is a nonprofit organization in the U.S. supporting and promoting journalism innovation and excellence.


East-West Center fellowship to China, Korea, Singapore, etc

The East-West Center is taking applications for its Jefferson Fellowship. The program from June 3-25 will take fellows to Honolulu, Hawaii; Singapore; Guangzhou, China; Songdo/Seoul, Korea. The theme this year is “Changing Cities: Innovation for an Urban World.”

Working print, broadcast, and on-line journalists in the United States, Asia and the Pacific Islands are eligible to apply. Five years of experience preferred. English fluency required. 12-14 fellowships will be awarded, 4-5 for American journalists, and 7-9 for journalists from Asia and the Pacific. Deadline to apply is February 15.

Go to the East-West Center’s website for more.

Apply for East-West Center's Korea-U.S. Journalists Exchange

The East-West Center is taking applications for its journalists exchange program June 12-25, 2012. Six journalists from Korea will go to Washington, DC, and Denver, Colo., and six to seven U.S. journalists will go to Seoul, Pusan and Kwangju in South Korea for study tours. Journalists working in print, broadcast and online with a minimum of five years of experience from Korea and the United States are eligible to apply. The deadline is February 8.

The fellowship culminates with the East-West Center’s International Media Conference, a media event in Seoul that will look at “how new media is shaping stories in Asia and the Pacific.”

Go to the East-West Center’s website here for program details or to apply.