N3Con 2019 will host two full days of panels Friday and Saturday, May 31–June 1, followed by intensive workshops on Sunday, June 2.
#N3CareerFair: Find Your Next Job!
For the first time at N3Con, we’re hosting a career fair running all day Friday and Saturday morning. Come and meet with media outlets and employers around the region—and bring your resume and clips. Your next job could start here! For more information and to inquire about exhibiting your company in front of AAJA’s community of journalists, CLICK HERE.
#N3StorySlam: Your Journey Behind The Scenes
After an incredibly popular 2018 debut, #StorySlam is returning to N3Con! This is an opportunity to take the stage to share an impactful story about their journey in journalism. Five finalists will present their stories during the Gala Awards night to compete for the US$500 prize! Watch our website for the open call for story pitches.
Data Journalism: Finding The Story in the Data
Data is a crucial element in investigative journalism, but accessing and processing data particularly in developing countries remains a challenge. This series of workshops will introduce fundamental data journalism tools, programs, how to access public records, and best practices for interacting with sources.
Exploring Empathy: Immersive Storytelling for Conflict Reporting
Gain insight into seeing the world through the eyes of those caught in conflict in this unique masterclass. In collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross, explore where the work of journalists and humanitarians can overlap in finding innovative ways to share stories that help capture attention while preserving dignity – and experience virtual reality as an empathy-generating tool.
Plenary session and speaker information is coming soon!
N3Con invites leaders from across Asia to speak and moderate panels and workshops. Previous speakers include: Ellana Lee, Senior Vice President at CNN International; Ted Anthony, News Director of Associated Press; Paul Cheung, Director of Visual Journalism at NBC News Digital; and Yun-Hee Kim, Senior Editor at The Wall Street Journal.
Some highlights of the conference for early- and mid-career journalists are the variety of events tailored to help them achieve their goals.
The one-on-one N3ConU Mentor Match and Resume Doctor link veterans with early and mid-career journalists. Both programs are open to students and journalists of all levels.
N3ConU offers a speed-mentoring session to offer both students and young journalists quick tips on how to best present themselves on their resume, reel and website. Veteran journalists and media professionals look over the mentees’ materials on-site and advise them on how to target the next step in their career. Applications for Resume Doctor are open until slots are filled.
Registration is now open!
CLICK HERE to register for a Resume Doctor consultation session with a seasoned AAJA member.
To be a Resume Doctor, please register here.
N3ConU Mentor Match
AAJA-Asia seeks to take mentoring to the next step with the creation of N3ConU Mentor Match, a year-long specialized mentoring program designed to give mentors and mentees a more comprehensive experience. Mentees apply for the program in March, with the opportunity to meet in person at N3Con. The pairs may keep in touch remotely, with updates by email, phone or video chat at least every quarter. It is the localized version of AAJA National’s Mentor Match, which is revamped this year.
Mentor Match applicants are now closed for 2019.
Hong Kong is the Asian hub for many top international media organizations. In conjunction with N3Con, AAJA-Asia brings together an unprecedented lineup of news editors and journalists to show you around their newsrooms and share their editorial directions and policies in a no-holds-barred discussion.
The N3Con Newsroom Tour on Thursday, May 30 brings you behind the closed doors of world-leading news organizations. Get a rare glimpse into how they put out the news day by day, hour by hour, on news cycles that are getting impossibly shorter and shorter. Find out what drives their coverage and unravel the mysteries of how editorial decisions are made. This is your chance to ask top editors and journalists the questions you’ve always wanted to ask!
N3Con marks its opening night with a VIP reception, inviting chief editors and leaders from across the industry.
At the close of the event, the awards gala is filled with food and festivities, a silent auction, and a special keynote speaker. Previous speakers have included North Korean author Hyeonseo Lee, award-winning Korean-American author Krys Lee and Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong.
The weekend will be dotted with special events for visiting attendees, such as newsroom visits, food tours and other activities.