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AAJA-Asia is looking for an Executive Conference Producer

**AAJA-Asia is looking for an Executive Conference Producer to help the chapter put on its 6th annual N3 New.Now.Next Media Conference May 27-29, 2016**

This is an exciting opportunity to produce one of Asia’s signature media conferences, bringing together more than 300 journalists and media professionals across the region. We are accepting applications and until Midnight Jan. 21. *UPDATED* The role begins Jan. 21 and the candidate will be expected to scale-up hours leading up to the conference May 27.

We are looking for an Executive Conference Producer who will:

*Work with AAJA-Asia board and N3 committees on strategic goals and objectives for the conference

*Evaluate and negotiate contracts with conference venue and suppliers

With board, develop and manage a cost-effective, sound conference budget

*Identify speakers, panelists and guest speakers for signature conference

*Oversee all events and logistics for the conference

*Design a marketing plan with goal of bringing in record attendees

*Implement a social media campaign to bring exposure to conference, AAJA-Asia and sponsors

*Serve as AAJA-Asia liaison to sponsors and partners

*Compile a how-to manual for subsequent conferences

Please email questions, cover letter, resume and bid proposal for the project to aajaasia@gmail.com by Jan. 17 midnight.

AAJA-Asia Google Digital Journalism Award 2015

What does the award honor? This award recognizes the best journalism that features “new ways of storytelling” using any sort of digital technology to tell stories that matter in the region. In partnership with the award’s sponsor Google, AAJA is looking for the best and brightest work that tells the continuing story and issues of how our society continues to evolve in the physical and digital world. Continue reading AAJA-Asia Google Digital Journalism Award 2015

Register early for our N3 conference in HK

Registration is now open for the New.Now.Next Media Conference (N3Con), jointly organized by AAJA-Asia and the Journalism & Media Studies Centre at HKU. A partial list of speakers and panels, workshops and seminars is also on the site.


Our stellar cast of speakers will cover topics about security in Asia, LGBT, women in journalism, press freedom, investigative reporting and lots more. Follow #N3Con on Twitter for any updates, or join our group on Facebook!

Save HK$200, or US$25, on general admission before May 17. AAJA members can save HK$400 before May 17!

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AAJA in Myanmar, with the East-West Center

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More than a dozen AAJA members from Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, Bangkok, New York and Honolulu gathered in Yangon, Myanmar, for the East-West Center International Media Conference, from March 10 to 12. The theme was “challenge of a free press,” and Aung San Suu Kyi kicked off the conference with a keynote address.

AAJA members not only attended, but many spoke on several panels, sharing their journalism experiences and lessons. Watch what they had to say in the links below:

You can also catch the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #EastWestMedia

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Deadline extended! Apply for the AAJA-Asia travel stipend to Hong Kong

7027604401_406e35ba1f_zAAJA-Asia is excited to announce the AAJA-Asia Professional Development Travel Stipend program for chapter members, designed to reward promising and active members who might lack the financial ability to pursue their professional development aims.

This pilot program will grant US$350 to a chapter member to help with travel costs to the 4th annual regional New.Now.Next Media Conference in Hong Kong, planned for the weekend of June 6-8, 2014. The award will take into account an applicant’s past or potential contributions to the AAJA-Asia chapter, financial need, and professional development goals. The winner will be expected to host a casual talk in his or her home city, write up a short blog post (like this) to share the conference experience and photographs with fellow AAJA members and renew membership the following year, 2015.

**DEADLINE EXTENDED: The application form is available here. The deadline has been extended to March 14, 2014.* Applicants must be AAJA-Asia members for 2014.

Later in the year, a second part to the stipend program will award money to an AAJA-Asia member to help with travel costs to the AAJA Convention in Washington D.C., August 13-16, 2014.

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Pitch your panel idea for journalism conference in Myanmar 2014

East-West CenterAAJA-Asia has partnered with the East-West Center on an upcoming conference you won’t want to miss. We want to offer an AAJA-led workshop or panel in Yangon and looking for ideas.

The East-West Center is holding a conference in Yangon, Myanmar, on March 10-12, 2014, to gather journalists around the world to examine the issue of press freedom and strategies for news gathering. It’s a great chance to meet journalists around Asia and the world and explore and learn about Myanmar, an emerging country that is increasingly in the news. Conference details here.

AAJA would like to have a strong showing at the conference and we’re calling for members to propose panels/workshops there. Oanh Ha is gathering ideas for panels and workshops we’d like to hold in Yangon. Feel free to ping her with ideas by Dec. 9.

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AAJA-Asia 2013 Tokyo Weekend Recap: From a First-Time Attendee and New Member

By Rick E. Ochoa

photobrThis past October 18th kicked-off the 2013 AAJA Asian Tokyo Weekend’s two-day event in Roppongi, Dow Jones Japan offices in Otemachi and Ginza. With recognizable names in journalism such as Jake Adelstein headlining the workshops and panel discussions, this was the must-attend event of the weekend for any veteran or upcoming journalist in town.

Friday night’s Welcome Mixer was a great opportunity to network and meet-up with some familiar names on twitter such as Yuri Kageyama, Adelstein and Nathalie Stucky.

Upon my arrival at the restaurant, I was promptly greeted with many smiles and a warm “Hello.” Soon after I was shaking hands and exchanging business cards with people whose names I immediately recognized through their bylines.

With Saturday came the moment we had all been waiting for, an all-day conference filled with useful workshops, panel discussions and Q&A sessions. Learning and acquiring useful tools were the order of the day.

I found the panel of Ross Rowbury of Edelman Japan, Cécile Shea of the U.S. Embassy Tokyo, Mayumi Hirano of Creative PR and Rosa Yum of Otsuka Pharmaceutical on Navigating the World of News and PR — which was off the record — the most insightful.

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AAJA members speaking at Digital Journalism World Conference in Singapore

AAJA National President Paul Cheung and AAJA-Asia President Ramy Inocencio are among the speakers at this year’s first annual Digital Journalism World Conference in Singapore. Paul is the global interactive editor for the Associated Press, and Ramy is a senior producer at Wall Street Journal Digital.

AAJA member in Thailand Asha Philips, Asia Pacific bureau chief at Storyful, is also listed as a speaker.

The event, held on Oct. 7-8 at M Hotel Singapore, will have several big names, including keynote speakers Robert Bole, of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, and Lisa McLeod, of the Financial Times. The program includes panels on news gathering, news distribution and “tools of change.”


AAJA is listed as a supporting association.

Brush up on your skills at our Tokyo Weekend journalism mini-conference

Mark your calendars for the “AAJA-Asia Tokyo Weekend” mini-conference at Dow Jones Japan. The event, Oct. 18-19, will combine journalism workshops, a panel discussion, excursion in Tokyo and networking opportunities.

The program includes a photography tutorial for print reporters, online resume and web site building workshop, investigative reporting workshop and panel on how best for reporters and public relations officers to work with each other.

Come for this and a Tokyo excursion to Asakusa and a boat ride on Sumida River.

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(For security reasons at Dow Jones Japan, registration is necessary to attend the workshops and panels. Registration deadline is Thursday, October 17. Building entrance instructions will be sent separately.)

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