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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 events, fine-tune the website, have fun with social media marketing, edit the magazine, help on-site and more. Then watch it all pay off when hundreds of journalists across the continent at Asia’s most influential media conference.


Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/EePqOTrVCajvw3Hq1


For questions, email aajaasia@gmail.com.


See you in Hong Kong!

AAJA-Asia Uplink: Lessons from the field

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AAJA-Asia will be hosting its first ever multi-city online journalism event on Nov. 29. Two panels with several top speakers and experienced journalists from across Asia will meet, in person and online, to talk shop. Find out where people are meeting in your city and come join the discussion!


Tokyo — Waseda University (1-104 Totsukamachi, Shinjuku. Building No. 3, Room 704. Details and map here)/2 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Hong Kong — Digital Media Lab, Eliot Hall, University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam Road)/ 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Seoul — Divine (736-9 Hannam-dong Yongsan-gu, 2nd floor. Details and map here)/2 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Hanoi — Bloomberg News (Sentinel Building, 41A Ly Thai To, Suite 522, Hoan Kiem District, 84-4-3938 8940)/12 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Singapore — PWC Building, 8 Cross Street, #25-06/07, Singapore 048424

SATURDAY, NOV. 29, 2014


FREE for AAJA members/co-host university students. US$10 per city for non-members.


[Keynote panel] Confessions from a Veteran Journalist – 60 min.

At this Google Hangout panel connecting speakers in three cities – Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo – seasoned reporters and editors from top news organizations will offer their insights on lessons learned through their experiences.

What mistakes have these top journalists made and how did they recover from them? What advice can they give his/her 10-, 20-year younger self? How can journalists be successful and survive in an increasingly lean newsroom environment?

Speakers will each give a short talk. A 30-min. Q&A session will follow.

Speakers: Elaine Kurtenbach (AP, Tokyo), Kurt Achin (Freelance, Seoul), Zeb Eckert (Bloomberg News, HK)

Moderator: Ken Moritsugu (AP, Tokyo)

[Panel 2] Reporting Tools You Can Use – 60 min. 

What’s the latest in news collecting and verifying information? This multi-city, interactive panel will look at the apps and online tools reporters can use. Find out what the next, next Twitter or LinkedIn is, for gathering story ideas and reaching out to sources.

Each speaker will introduce a tool or an app. (5 minutes each.) A 30-min. session follows with other AAJA member cities chiming in and sharing the latest app or tool used in their cities.

Speakers: ClassDo, Chiew Chung (ClassDo, Tokyo). Twitter, Olivia Rosenman (Storyful, Hong Kong). WordPress, Darcy Christ (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong). Independent Media Outlet Creation, Tae-hoon Lee (Korea Observer, Seoul) & Steve Miller (Asia News Weekly, Seoul). Banjo, Jason Gatewood (NextMedia Animation, Taipei). Deep Web Search, Oanh Ha (Bloomberg News, Hanoi)

Moderator: Zela Chin (TVB, Hong Kong)

Hong Kong: Exclusive dinner with NYT’s Chris Buckley

We’ve lined up an exclusive, members-only dinner with the NYT’s Chris Buckley next week. A special thanks to AAJA’s Joanna Chiu at the South China Morning Post for spearheading this.

newyorktimes-logoChristopher Buckley is a correspondent covering China for the New York Times. After 15 years in China, including 12 as a reporter, the Australian had rejoined the Times after working at Reuters.. He earned a reputation for balance and rigour as a reporter in China, covering primarily politics out of Beijing.  One of several Chinese security officials tasked with shadowing Buckley’s movements told Fairfax that keeping track of his conversations had been a ”headache”, citing the politically sensitive nature of his reports and the volume of his interviews. Buckley has been based in Hong Kong since December, after mainland authorities declined to renew his media accreditation and residence visa in apparent retaliation for the Times’ investigative reporting on the family wealth of premier Wen Jiabao. He tweets @ChuBailiang.

Join Buckley and AAJA for a small-group conversation over dinner, where we’ll discuss the challenges of reporting on China today and how to develop diverse sources of information.

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Job opening: English-language blogger in Guangzhou

Screen Shot 2013-10-08 at 8.43.25 PMNext City is looking to hire an English-language blogger in Guangzhou as soon as possible.

Next City is preparing to launch a year-long project called Resilient Cities. The project focuses on 10 cities, one of which is Guangzhou. We need to hire one writer in Guangzhou to write a reported blog post for us every other week (so two per month). The posts will revolve around the topic of “urban resilience,” a concept we’re looking at broadly: It could be taken to mean resilience to climate change, natural disasters, economic crises, population fluctuations, etc — basically, the innovative solutions that cities devise (or should be devising) to meet their big challenges.

We will want to explore big problems and big solutions, but also show them through the lens of how they affect real people. I think if you read the blogs on our current project The Informal City Dialogues (examples here and here), it gives a pretty good idea of the type of journalism we’re looking for. If there’s a difference, I would say that for the Resilient Cities project, we’ll be looking for more traditional reporting and analysis, as opposed to narrative storytelling, which formed the core of the Informal City Dialogues.

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Job opening: Senior producer for CNN in Hong Kong

CNN Digital is looking for a senior producer to drive its expanded coverage of China. The position is based in Hong Kong.

As a senior member of the CNN Digital Asia team, this individual will be responsible for strategy and content execution, tasked with growing CNN’s overall coverage of China whilst managing the vertical on CNN Digital platforms in coordination with product and research teams as well as TV colleagues in Newsgathering and Shows, including the Beijing bureau.

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Job opening: Asia editor for Ad Age, based in China

Ad Age is looking for a new Asia Editor, based in mainland China. We’re interested in candidates currently in China as well as those with China experience willing to relocate. The most important part of the job is covering China, by breaking news and writing insightful stories on marketing, media and advertising in the country. As the world’s second-largest economy and fourth-biggest advertising market, China is both a challenge and an opportunity for our readers who need to understand this fast-changing market and look to AdAge.com and the weekly Advertising Age magazine for relevant, in-depth reporting and insight.

Our definition of the marketing and advertising industry is a broad one—you’ll be writing about pop culture, technology and entertainment, as well as consumer behavior. The ideal candidate will need to be able to spot relevant case studies and lessons for marketers, have a talent for cultivating contacts and sources, and enjoy brainstorming ideas and projects for Asia.

The Asia Editor will also make occasional reporting trips to other major markets in Asia. We’re looking for a self-starter with strong reporting experience, a deep interest in China and the ability to work independently. Must be a native speaker of English. Fluency—or close to it—in Mandarin is a huge plus.

Job opening: Freelance journalist in Asia for Gay Star News

Gay Star News, which bills itself as the world’s leading, rolling LGBT news website, is seeking a freelance journalist in Asia within an hour or two of the Hong Kong time zone. The position offers competitive rates and is part-time, and with weekend shifts.

We need an experienced/qualified news journalist with a passion for gay (LGBT) news to join the world’s only LGBT 24/7 global news portal. You will have newspaper and/or online news writing experience which will have taught you how to work fast, accurately and with minimum supervision. You will need to shine at sourcing stories and writing them to maximize their impact online. Social media, video or podcasting skills would be a big plus. We write in (American) English.

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Job opening: China news director for Associated Press in Beijing

aplogoThe Associated Press is seeking an experienced journalist and news manager with deep knowledge of China to serve as its top news leader in Beijing, supervising coverage and staff across all media formats throughout greater China.

The China News Director will supervise a team of journalists, including beat reporters, photographers, video journalists and deputies for text, photos and video. He or she will report to the Asia-Pacific News Director in Bangkok and work closely with colleagues around the world.

The China News Director will collaborate with AP’s regional and global News leadership to set and execute AP’s strategy for coverage of Greater China, and lead cross-format planning of breaking news and enterprise. They will serve as AP’s legal representative in China, and primary editorial liaison to the Chinese government. They will also work closely with AP’s business leaders in the region to execute the company’s editorial and sales strategies in Greater China and help meet the needs of a growing AP customer base in the region.

Candidates should have at least 10 years’ experience as a full-time, professional journalist, including time with a top newspaper, broadcaster or news agency. An understanding of multi-format journalism is also required, and experience working in multiple media formats is a big plus.

For more details and to apply, go here.

Ambassador Gary Locke to meet with AAJA Beijing

U.S. Ambassador Honorable Gary Locke and Mrs. Mona Locke will join AAJA members in Beijing for  cocktails on Tuesday, April 10, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Beijing Capital Club.

This members-only event serves as an official welcome from AAJA-Asia for the Lockes, who arrived in Beijing about six months ago. Locke, the first Asian American to serve as U.S. ambassador to China, and his wife, Mona, are long-time friends of AAJA. Mona was a founding member of the Seattle Chapter of AAJA in 1985 and was a long-term active member of the chapter.

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