N3ConU Mentor Match 2018: Meet the Mentors
N3ConU Mentor Match kicks off this month for its inaugural year-long program, pairing seasoned industry veterans with aspiring journalists and students across Asia for one-on-one career coaching.
Check out insights about this year’s mentors and mentees and what they seek in the program.
AAJA-Asia is pleased to announce the 2018 team of esteemed mentors:
Ken Moritsugu, Japan/Koreas News Director, Associated Press
As news director, Ken Moritsugu oversees coverage of Japan and North and South Korea in print, video and photo for the AP’s digital, broadcast and newspaper customers. He has also worked in Thailand and India. Prior to joining the AP, he was a newspaper reporter in the U.S. in Florida, New York and Washington, D.C. He is a past president of AAJA’s Asia and New York chapters.
Peter Pae is bureau chief for Bloomberg Korea since July 2015. Previously, he was an editor and reporter at the Los Angeles Times,Washington Post and Wall Street Journal; Editor-in-chief, UCLA Daily Bruin; Stints at defunct newspapers, Santa Monica Evening Outlook and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner.
Angie Lau, Former TV Anchor-Current Strategic Advisor, Li Ka Shing Foundation/ Horizons Ventures
Angie Lau is now with the Li Ka Shing Foundation and Horizons Ventures, and continues to cut her path in business, innovation and leadership. Angie is an award-winning global journalist and business thought leader now based in Asia’s most dynamic business hub Hong Kong, where she most recently was one of Bloomberg Television’s key anchors. Her show “First Up with Angie Lau” was the most watched morning business show in the region. She is also a renowned speaker, and shares her talents with AAJA Asia Chapter, FCC, and other organizations where she serves as mentor and adviser.
Allen T. Cheng, Asia Bureau Chief, Institutional Investor, Inc. (Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc)
Kuang Keng Kuek Ser, Data journalist/trainer, Data-N
Zela Chin, Principal Producer/ Reporter, TVB
Taehoon Lee, Producer, CNN International
Taehoon Lee, producer for CNN’s Seoul bureau, is a journalist with over 15 years of experience in online, television, radio and print media. He dropped out of college to run a media startup. In his previous stint at the Korea Times, he was honored as reporter of the year and received the Award for Outstanding Watchdog Journalism from the anti-corruption agency. Before joining CNN in 2017, he ran two other media startups and produced investigative documentaries for several international networks. He also ran an investigative radio segment at TBSeFM in Seoul.
Lau Joon-Nie, Executive Producer & Managing Partner, Factual TV (Singapore) LLP
A lawyer by training, Joon-Nie has spent over 15 years in broadcast television as a law and technology reporter, interactive producer, current affairs producer and news editor at Channel NewsAsia and its predecessors SBC News and TCS News. In her seven years teaching at Nanyang Technological University, Joon-Nie set up and headed Newsplex Asia, a US$650,000 convergent training newsroom and media lab in partnership with the World Association of Newspapers and Publishers (WAN-IFRA). She also taught courses in broadcast journalism, news and PR writing, news presentation and overseas reporting which led her to places like Timor-Leste, Thailand and North Korea.
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