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AAJA HongKong: “Seas the Day” is back!

AAJA-HK’s annual “SEAS THE DAY” junk trip is ready to set sail and we want to make sure YOU get a seat for the fun, junk trip next Saturday, August 26! Please sign-up by clicking HERE
WHAT: Cruising out on water from Central to Sai Kung, with a seafood lunch in Sai Kung, swimming and chilling
WHERE: 9am pick up from Central Pier 9; return to same pier round 5pm
WHEN: Saturday, August 26
COST: $400 for AAJA non-member; $350 members and students (Lunch not included)
Please bring a snack to share and your own beverage. 

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 Hong Kong 2nd annual Trivia Bowl 2016: What a Night! THANK YOU

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:


THANK YOU to our host with the most, Teacher-by-day-Comedian-by-night funnyman Ryan Hynek.  Go see him at TakeOut ComedyHe 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 at “Seas the Day” in Hong Kong !

Join us next Saturday, July 9th 
AAJA 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 Lau

HSBC: 041-468406-833

$350 for AAJA Asia Chapter members
(yes, membership has its privileges) 
+$400 for non-member friends!  mime-attachment

Job: Storyful is hiring Journalist in Hong Kong


Location: Hong Kong

Storyful is the world’s first social news agency. Our team discovers, verifies and delivers the social content that matters to professional storytellers and the communities they need to engage and influence. Our team has harnessed the power of smart technology and journalistic expertise to build the first 24/7 social newsroom. Storyful gives its partners content that shapes news agendas, moves markets and sparks tomorrow’s conversations.

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Hong Kong Event: Meet SAM Desk CEO and Co-founder



SAM desk CEO and Co-founder James Neufeld is going to tell us how to search effectively on social networks.  

What is SAM? 

SAM is a social media search and collaborative curation tool for newsrooms which power these workflows for teams like Reuters, AP, Guardian, WSJ, FT through to local papers and broadcasters. The SAM platform helps journalists to find, qualify, verify, process and embed the best social media content around any story. James A. Neufeld is the founder of SAM, which he launched last summer. 

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Hong Kong Meet & Greet with AAJA-Asia Co-President Angie Lau

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.

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Hong Kong: Farewell drinks for AAJA-Asia president, Ramy Inocencio

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.

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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 Drinks With Bloomberg News

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

When: 7:30pm

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.

Renew your membership now: http://goo.gl/sSr4Zj

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