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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!

**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

WEBSITE: n3con.com

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)

Volunteer call outs for N3con!

The Seoul Chapter of the Asian American Journalist Association is looking for volunteers of the sixth annual New. Now. Next Media Conference (N3 Con) to be held from May 27th to 29th.

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Some 300 journalists across Asia, including Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing and the United States will participate in the conference, which will be held under the theme of “Journalism in the Mobile Age.”

The venue for the conference will be the Seoul Center for Creative Economy and Innovation on May 27 and D.Camp on May 27-29.


We are looking for candidates for volunteering in N3Con 2016 who are able to:


  • Maintain conference hall/workshop rooms

  • Help with registration before the conference at information desk

  • Interpret/translate/research for an N3 Magazine and promote the event

  • Film workshops and conferences and upload them on the N3 Con website


Candidates with media/journalism background are preferred. A good command of Korean language will be a plus.

Those interested in the volunteer job are required to submit resume/CV and cover letter to brolley@gmail.com or fodknow@gmail.com. The email addresses are available for questions about the volunteer job and the conference in general as well. The DEADLINE is Friday, April 1 at 3pm. For more information, check out https://www.facebook.com/events/1696574177270235/

Volunteers will be invited to a VIP reception to be held on May 27 at Bloomberg Korea. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to network with journalists from international news organizations such as the Associated Press, The New Your Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, among others. They come from print, broadcast, radio and new media.

Volunteers will have a free access to the event and enjoy the chance for “Resume Doctor” by veteran journalists.

The N3Con Volunteer group will be run on a shift basis, meaning volunteers themselves are able to attend conferences.


Don’t miss the chance to get inspired by not only lectures covering a vast range of aspects related to evolving media industry in digital-first era, but also keynote speeches by highly-coveted guest speakers.


The event will lay a cornerstone for your journalism career.

Website: N3con.com

Ticket sales: n3con.eventrbite.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/n3conference/

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1005870892831338/

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.

Thank you for making N3Con in Seoul a success!

Dear N3Con sponsors, speakers, special guests, volunteers and attendees,

n3consqOn behalf of the AAJA-Asia board, we wanted to THANK YOU for being part of our 5th annual New.Now.Next Conference in Seoul.

The co-organiziers — consisting of  members spread across Asia and the US in Seoul, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Hanoi, Singapore, China, New York and Florida — started preparations in February for this event and it has been a fruitful but intense and furious last two months leading up to this weekend.

It was amazing to see our coordinated, all-volunteer effort (we all have full-time commitments) come together at Google Korea and d.Camp with such high energy.

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From the YouTube stars talk on Friday to the Saturday plenary Reporting on North Korea and Asia Start-Up Boom panels to our various workshops and panels on social media, storytelling, state media, data journalism, diversity, k-pop, video journalism, job hunting, future of digital content, media freedom, leadership to diversity and various networking opportunities to one-on-one resume critiques to the Saturday Gala dinner, we hope participants had some takeaways from the event.

(For those of you who couldn’t make it, snippets of the conference can be found on our Twitter account. | More photos from our photographer John Matthews (john-matthews.net) here.)

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Winner of AAJA-Asia Google Digital Journalism Award

AAJA-Asia Chapter is proud to announce the winner of the first AAJA-Asia Google Digital Journalism Award that honors and recognizes the best journalism that features “new ways of storytelling” using digital technology.

The award goes to: Patrick Boehler, SCMP: “Voices from Tiananmen”

Here is a link to the winning entry: multimedia.scmp.com/tiananmen/

In this interactive SCMP feature on “Voices from Tiananmen,” Patrick Boehler and his team of about two dozen people at the SCMP, ChinaFile, and JMSC take the reader on a comprehensive visit through one of China’s uglier pages of its history, featuring compelling voices and issues that remain.

This submission was notable for its engaging use of digital media tools, but more important, the journalism and storytelling was enhanced by the creative use of words and pictures that was interactive and educational for all.   Congratulations to all involved!

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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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Congratulations to the winner of AAJA-Asia’s travel stipend

I am pleased to announce the winner of AAJA-Asia’s inaugural Professional Development Travel Stipend Program.

On behalf of the AAJA-Asia board, I’d like to congratulate Lauren Hardie, in Seoul, who will receive $350 for expenses toward the chapter’s annual New.Now.Next International Media Conference in Hong Kong this June 6-8. For more on N3Con, head here: www.n3con.com

We received applications from five well-deserving AAJA-Asia members in Japan, South Korea and Thailand. Points were granted based on the applicants’ responses to three questions about their past and potential contributions to AAJA-Asia, how they would benefit professionally from attending N3Con and their financial need. Points from each of the three judges were combined with the points from the board as a whole to reveal the applicant with the highest number of points.

The AAJA-Asia chapter board thanks all who applied. This is our way of investing in the success of our members. We have seen phenomenal growth over the past four years and have won AAJA’s chapter of the year award consecutively the past two years – thanks to you.

Details on future stipends will be announced shortly so stay tuned.

All best,

Daisy Larios
Chair, Professional Development Travel Stipend Program, AAJA-Asia

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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