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
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See you in Hong Kong!
Cheering, screaming, laughing, crying, and push-ups
…nothing out of the ordinary for journalists +friends on a Friday night in Hong Kong.
And it made for one memorable evening at AAJA Asia’s 2nd annual Trivia Bowl Fundraiser!!!
THANK YOU to our Silent Auction and Raffle sponsors:
- Upper House
- Air Canada
- La Maison du Carat
- Monica Vinader
- Shanghai Tang
- CONTEXT Travel
- Ron Brown BanksBrownStrategy
- TakeOut Comedy!
- SMCP Claudie Pierlot
- Sam the Local
THANK YOU to our host with the most, Teacher-by-day-Comedian-by-night funnyman Ryan Hynek. Go see him at TakeOut Comedy! He is as funny as he is generous and talented. That’s A LOT of funny in one man.
THANK YOU to our amazing AAJA Asia volunteers and student volunteers who made sure you were well taken care of throughout the evening!
But most important THANK YOU for coming out and supporting AAJA Asia Chapter and the work we do to support each other, young journalists and students in media in the APAC region. YOU helped us raise $58,000 HKD last night!!! This money will go towards student scholarships, J Camp for high school students, professional development, workshops and our 7th annual New.Now.Next Media conference back here in Hong Kong, May 2017! An exciting year to come.
We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank YOU for making it one uproarious, hilarious, ego-boosting/crushing, brain-taxingly fun night.
See you next year!!
Join us next Saturday, July 9thAAJA Asia Journos +friends “Seas the Day”!
What: Swimming (or not), drinking, eating, music ,carousing, hanging, and enjoying a beautiful day at sea with 35 of our AAJA Asia gang and friends.
Where: We shall depart at Central Pier 9 at 9:00 AM sharp.
Details: BYOB, and your own snacks, but food will be included. We may also decide to head to Lamma for a pay-on-your own/ split the bill seafood feast!
Sign up here and pay via Chapter President, Angie LauHSBC: 041-468406-833
$350 for AAJA Asia Chapter members (yes, membership has its privileges)
+$400 for non-member friends!
Location: Hong Kong
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Join Angie and fellow AAJA board members on Friday, April 10, for a casual meet and greet dinner to discuss updates on the AAJA Asia chapter, including the upcoming N3Con in Seoul. Dinner will be at La Paloma, the newest venture by veteran restauranteur Willy Morenos and one of the hottest new tables in Hong Kong. Currently, the restaurant is BYOB, so please feel free to bring wine pairings of your choice.
Our dear AAJA-Asia chapter president and fearless leader, Ramy Inocencio, leaves Hong Kong for the Big Apple (NYC) at the end of this month. Under his direction, we’ve grown from a few core members to more than 200 across the Asia region. And, we’ve won Chapter of the Year TWICE at the national convention. While we are sad to see him go, we wish him the very best in the next chapter of his life.
Please join us in bidding adieu at drinks this Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 7:30pm, at Ping Pong Gintoneria, 129 Second Street , L/G Nam Cheong House, Sai Ying Pun.
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!
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)
We’ve got an awesome Bloomberg trifecta in Hong Kong this Thursday, Oct. 23. Members and nonmembers are welcome!
You need to join us for drinks and meet these key editors and reporters in Asia-Pacific:
Dave Merritt, Asia-Pacific Executive Editor. Follow: @davidmmerritt
Oanh Ha, Vietnam Bureau Chief, AAJA member. Follow: @oanhha
Angie Lau, Lead Asia-Pacific Anchor of “First Up,” AAJA member Follow: @AngieTVLa
Where: Tai Lung Fung Bar and Restaurant
Address: G/F 5 Hing Wan Street, Wanchai
It’s pay-as-you-go. Feel free to bring a +1 and show your friends it pays to be an AAJA-Asia member. No RSVP needed just say you’re with AAJA and look for the crowd.
It’s also time to make sure you don’t miss on AAJA exclusives for 2015.
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