Program

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  • .Newsroom Talks

    Thurs, Aug 27

  • Day 1

    Fri, Aug 28

  • Day 2

    Sat, Aug 29

  • Workshops & N3ConU

    Sun, Aug 30

  • Launched in 2013, Newspicks aggregates global content on business and tech for its Japanese audience. Since 2018, it has generated its own content through meshing the skills and contributions of journalists, designers and engineers. User comments are a key part of its journalism and one of the main triggers for subscriptions. Newspicks has more than 4 million subscribers who have downloaded the app and can access and comment on curated content for free, supported by advertising, while 110,000 subscribers pay for a more exclusive experience. In this exclusive chat, Naoyoshi Goto, co-founding editor of Newspicks, will explain the newsroom's unique philosophy and how they constantly develop new formats – including video streaming, graphic storytelling and weekly in-house talk shows – in order to keep their millennial audience engaged.
    Where
    Tokyo

  • Hong Kong-based newspaper South China Morning Post is an English-language media platform that serves more than 50 million monthly readers with a mostly international audience. The company owned by Chinese tech giant Alibaba has announced its new digital subscription service beginning in August. In this exclusive chat with The Post’s Managing Editor Brian Rhoads, you will be able to ask questions about how the newsroom continues its commitment to cover Hong Kong and China, while facing challenges such as the city’s political turmoil, the newly promulgated national security law and Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what's going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. Naturally, Facebook nurtures a symbiotic relationship with news media. It is one of the world's most popular platform for people to discover news content. Launched in 2017, The Facebook Journalism Project works with publishers around the world to strengthen the connection between journalists and the communities they serve. It also helps address the news industry's core business challenges. In this session, Anjali Kapoor and Chiman Ng will present some of the latest programs and tools Facebook has developed to serve the news publishing community better. As former journalists and news executive, they will also share their career paths and explain the professional opportunities that Facebook holds for talented journalists.

  • The Ken is a pan-Asian, digital, subscription-driven publication headquartered out of Bangalore, India. Founded by a team of experienced journalists and entrepreneurs, it pioneered subscribers-only online business journalism. It grasped early that paywalls require their own continuing innovation. Aiming at the highest possible level of editorial excellence, it releases only one reported story a day. In March 2020, the Ken launched a Southeast Asia-focused site and newsletter, with a team of five reporters across the region. In this session, Jon Russel, SEA Editor for the Ken, based in Bangkok, will explain its publication unique approach to paywall and quality journalism and its expansion plans in South East Asia and beyond.

  • The New Lens is an independent Mandarin and English bilingual digital news outlet with offices in Taipei and Hong Kong. Founded in 2013, the news start-up is geared towards bringing a fresh perceptive on key issues occurring in the greater China region. A rare bred in a shrink Asian media landscape, the News Lens acquired two media start-ups in 2018 and has expanded verticals to include sports and lifestyle. Almost 70% of its revenue comes from advertising with the rest stemming from events and content licensing. Join us on for this chat with co-founder Joey Chung as we discuss the future of independent media in Asia. What does he see as Taiwan’s role in maintaining a free press? And what are the key strategies and advice he see as essential to budding newsroom and media entrepreneurs.
    Where
    HK Time

  • At this session N3Con 2020 participants will have the opportunity to informally exchange with Google's News Lab Head for Asia Pacific, Irene Jay Liu. A former reporter on the global enterprise team at Thomson Reuters (for which she was a 2017 Pulitzer finalist in the national reporting category), Irene will be able to explain the deep connections between Google and the news publishing industry. She will answer all the questions you may have about the latest tech innovations and programs Google has launched for supporting journalism in Asia, and about what it is like to work at Google and what the career opportunities the tech company holds for journalists.
    Where
    (HK Time)

  • The U.S. and China are locked in a struggle for global power and influence in what some are calling a new Cold War. From the ongoing trade war to the South China Sea to the expulsion of reporters, 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 top journalists are covering it.
    #Plenary

  • Learn the best practices for creating, distributing and monetizing video content on Facebook. The session will present tips and tricks for creating impactful videos and increasing your reach and visibility and introduce Facebook's latest monetization opportunities for news content creators. Chiman Ng, Facebook's strategic partner manager - news partnerships, trains and implements the strategic vision for the biggest news organization in the Greater China region. She started her career at Asia Television Hong Kong, and later moved Television Broadcasts Limited and Hong Kong i-Cable News Limited as a news anchor and China correspondent.
    #Skills
    Where
    (HK Time)

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

  • IThe year 2020 redefined newsrooms and news reporting around the world. The coronavirus pandemic upended the news business and fundamentally changed how we gather and deliver the news. New outlets in Asia are also contending with press restrictions and risks brought about by Hong Kong's new security law. Top news executives share how their newsrooms are planning for the future and the changes ahead for Asia's media.
    #Plenary

  • From the yellow vests movement in France to pro-democracy rallies in Hong Kong to demonstrations against racial injustice in the US, journalists around the world are facing huge challenges in covering new forms of protest. They're covering movements without clear leaders that are live-streamed 24/7, organized almost entirely online and which may turn violent in seconds. In this session, editors and reporters will share personal stories of adapting to this brave new world of conflict coverage.
    #Plenary

  • Built in consultation with misinformation experts a First Draft, this session will present best practices of online verification adopted by fact-checkers worldwide. It will also give an overview of the free online Google tools that can help journalists for fact-checking stories and debunking hoaxes.
    Workshop
    Where
    (HK Time)

  • The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated media transformation and forced journalists and news organizations to be even more creative. Learn from Asia media startups and digital news organizations how they're creating content that's innovative and informative, with limited resources, and still be able to keep their businesses running.
    #Skills

  • A Hawaiian born American Japanese, Sakura will share her story of overcoming adversity and discrimination as an outsider in the US as an Asian athlete and as an American Japanese in Japan. Isn't fighting the perception of being an outsider what most of us are facing and struggling with on a daily basis? In journalism, in sports and in business, we have to do more and better to prove ourselves because of color of our skins, accents or origins. Sakura has come a long way and continues to fight against discrimination and reverse discrimination on her path to Olympic glory. A self taught Karate master who's training now without a coach, Sakura still managed to win the gold medal in the women's individual kata event at the 2019 Pan American Games. A unique story of overachievement and resilience.
    #Plenary
    Where
    (HK Time)

  • 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 of misinformation. Conspiracies, false claims and scams are as contagious as the virus itself. At a time when media literacy becomes a survival skill, how can journalists maintain the public well informed with trustworthy content? Are "fake news" laws helping out or further threatening independent journalism and people's legitimate right to know?
    #Plenary

  • Some of the hottest beats in newsrooms these days are climate change and environmental reporting. Find out why newsrooms are investing in climate change reporting and the innovative storytelling that's bringing in readers - what are the hottest environmental stories that need to be told, and how to engage audiences with narratives that will shape our collective future.
    #Beat

  • Do our newsrooms reflect the diversity in gender, race and class of the communities we live in and cover? Newsrooms in Asia and across the world are taking concrete steps to diversify and explore gender and race equality in their reporting. Newsroom leaders share some of the best and innovative practices and how this is leading to better stories.
    Careers

  • Across Asia, press freedom is under attack. How are newrooms and reporters facing the challenge head-on, despite shuttered printing presses and studios. Lessons on how news outlets are fulfilling their mission to inform the public and hold governments and those in power accountable, despite censorship and a global pandemic. We look at the future of journalism in the battle lines of Asia's new media landscape.
    #Plenary

  • An informal chat with young journalists who graduated in recent years and successfully entered the workforce as reporters. Speakers will share insights about maximizing opportunities in school, getting internships, building one’s portfolio, working life post-graduation...
    Where
    (HK Time)

Speakers and Moderators

N3Con invites leaders from across Asia to speak and moderate panels and workshops.