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  • ·Newsroom Tours

    Thurs, Aug 27

  • Day 1

    Fri, Aug 28

  • Day 2

    Sat, Aug 29

  • Workshops

    Sun, Aug 30

  • This tour designed for media professionals 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!
    Where
    Tokyo

  • This tour designed for media professionals 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!

  • This tour designed for media professionals 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!

  • This tour designed for media professionals 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!

  • This tour designed for media professionals 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!

  • This tour designed for media professionals 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!

  • The U.S. and China are locked in a struggle for global power and influence. From the trade war to control of the South China Sea to messaging over coronavirus to the expulsion of journalists, the power struggle between the world's two largest economies is being felt throughout Asia. We'll discuss the ripple effects this is having in Asia, and how best to cover it.
    #Plenary

  • Meet the president of the Asian American Journalists Association's Asia chapter who will announce the official start of the N3Con.
    General

  • In 2020, the COVID19 pandemic breakout has affected the media news outlet more than ever. The intact technology has been in the rise and reporters have been picking up different tools for a more comprehensive coverage. With lifestyle starting to change surrounding readers, sns live coverage, daily newsbriefs and newsletter have been consumed largely as well. We will hear the lesson they have learned and their analysis of the trend. Will news outlet create a different look in post covid19? How different was the coverage from the past breakouts such as MERS, SARS and etc? We will hear their answers.
    #Plenary

  • From the Yellow Vests movement in France to the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong or the demonstrations against racial injustice in the US, journalists in Asia and around the world are facing the challenge to cover new forms of social unrest: movements without clear leaders, permanently live-streamed, organized almost entirely online with Apps and websites centralizing data fed by and shared among hundreds, if not thousands of protesters. With trial and error, reporters have used whatever tools available to get most up-to-date information producing what we see on the ground... In this session, both editors and reporters will share the whats and hows of improvising and adapting to this new context and discuss where the line between activism and journalism may get murky.
    #Plenary

  • Many news organizations have been adapting to the "Work-From-Home" model, allowing reporters to work on assignments on their own without coming to the newsroom. Many journalists have to find ways on gathering news sources under quarantine. Coronavirus pandemic also forces journalists and news organizations to be more creative on how they create contents using online tools available. Learn from media startups and digital news organizations on how they create contents that can be creative, informative, with limited sources, and still be able to keep their business running.
    #Skills

  • Winning isn’t everything - it’s the only thing! This panel draws insights from traditional sports editors and a new breed of reporters who covers esports which has evolved from a pastime to a vocation with millions of fans, disrupting and revolutionizing several industries. Panelists including major esports publishers and industry players will share how mainstream sports and esports intersect and converge to give rise to a new way of championship and competition.
    #Plenary

  • Driven by fear and anxiety, a pandemic and social crises will quickly evolve into an infodemic: Conspiracies, false health claims and scams are as contagious as the virus itself. At a time when media literacy becomes a survival skill, how should the public stay well informed? Can "fake news" be regulated by laws? And what will be the fallout on freedom of expression and the world of news?
    #Plenary

  • How do we find stories that communicate the urgency and relevance of the climate crisis when it’s a long-term phenomenon? What are some forms of media (videos, podcasts, data graphics) we can use to explain the changing climate, its impact, and the effectiveness of possible solutions, business initiatives and government policies? In this panel, we’ll talk about reporting on enterprise climate stories beyond breaking news. We’ll also discuss recurring topics such as resource depletion, tracking money flows, inequality and climate justice, that can play out in stories across geographies and from different angles.
    #Beat

  • Are our newsrooms as diverse in gender, race and class, as the communities we live in? During this session, we'll discuss how newsrooms in Asia and across the world are taking concrete steps to impose gender and race equality in their reporting and how it helps them to remain relevant to their audiences. The quality road is nevertheless not exempt of challenges and obstacles....
    Careers

  • What happens when printing pressses stopped and TV studios closed during national lockdowns? How would the press rise to the occasion of a pandemic, despite censorship ? Or when it faces as much repression as protesters it reports on? During this panel, we'll have an overview of the current state of press freedom across Asia.
    #Plenary

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