Program

Agenda

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  • 7 Aug

    Sat

  • It’s been a tough year for press freedom in the region with fake news laws, online harassment, use of libel laws to attack journalists and crippled outlets. How do newsrooms and journalists face the challenges head on?
    #Plenary

  • All along the N3Con 2021 week, AAJA-Asia members will take you for a virtual tour of Asia newsrooms over lunch time. Each session will feature a conversation with a media executive sharing insights about her/his newsroom reporting, processes, career opportunities, challenges... Today we have the privilege to take a peep into AP's Olympics Newsroom in Tokyo.

  • Keynote speech from Gina Chua, Executive Editor, Reuters
    General

  • An exclusive fireside chat with the iconic Asian American figure and owner of the Los Angeles Times, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, moderated by Zela Chin.
    #Plenary

  • Publishers and independent journalists are facing the challenge of keeping consumers engaged without the written word. While podcasts have emerged in recent years as a popular media format, the hype is now around different audio platforms such as Clubhouse, Discord or Facebook Live Audio Rooms. What are the best audio platforms to reach new audiences and consolidate your personal brand as a journalist?
    #Plenary
    #Skills

  • AAJA-Asia is launching, with the support of the Facebook Journalism Project, an ambitious project that will define Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) from an Asian perspective. It aims to raise awareness about DEI in newsrooms and in news coverage in Asia. This session will give an overview of the initiative, introduce key partners and present the first results of its research in seven markets.
    General

  • The media industry is instrumental in influencing views on race, diversity and equality. News media have a responsibility to fairly represent the diversity of the communities they cover. Inclusive storytelling needs a diverse media workforce. This session features a panel discussion among APAC newsroom executives sharing the challenges and benefits they've encountered in implementing diversity projects.
    #Plenary
    General

  • Tensions in Asia are growing on all fronts: the South China Sea; increasing military action around Taiwan; the rise of authoritarianism; rising nationalism in China. This panel features journalists based in the US and China seeking to unpack the challenges facing the region in the Biden era.
    #Plenary
    General

  • The Covid-19 crisis has exacerbated hate and discrimination against people of Asian origin everywhere in the world. The recent shootings in Atlanta and Minneapolis targeting Asian show how exposed and ill protected the AAPI community is in the U.S. What can journalists based in Asia do to stop Asian hate?
    #Plenary
    General

  • This interactive training session will give practical guidance about how to manage your online profile as a journalist and how to work more efficiently and safely online. Participants are encouraged to ask questions throughout the session! IWMF’s trainer will curate the training on the basis of a pre-event survey that will be sent to all registered participants.
    Workshop

  • All along the N3Con 2021 week, AAJA-Asia members will take you for a virtual tour of Asia newsrooms over lunch time. Each session will feature a conversation with a media executive sharing insights about her/his newsroom reporting, processes, career opportunities, challenges... We are visiting today Google for an updated on their latest news products and initiatives, as well as so tips for journalists interested in a career in a tech company.

  • It's said that the pen is mightier than the sword. Well, in the 21st century, data makes that pen we collectively use to write as journalists that much more effective. In this workshop, editor-in-chief and founder of Forkast.News Angie Lau shares how she learned to use technology tools to grow Forkast into one of the most respected and widely read Asia-based digital media platforms covering blockchain and emerging technologies with 2.3 million page views per month. How did data inform content? How did it help internal newsroom decision-making? Most important, how can individual journalists learn strategies to use in everyday reporting to amplify impact? Angie is joined by Kassy Cho, who heads social media for Forkast.News on what tips and best practices helped build an audience; along with Abhishek Marla of Chartbeat, who shares a deep dive into reader behaviors in Asia in 2021, and how SE Asian readers are accessing and engaging in content, and how those behaviors differ from the rest of the world. Abhishek Marla will also host an extended breakout session after the workshop for 1:1 Q&A for our journalist members.
    Workshop

  • Learn how journalists are working together to investigate the powers behind the destruction of rainforests around the world. The panel will be led by Kuek Ser Kuang Keng, the data editor of the Rainforest Investigations Network (RIN), joined by three RIN fellows. The panelists will discuss their cross-border collaborations, share best practices on investigating deforestation and lessons learned from their fellowship.
    #Beat
    #Plenary

  • All along the N3Con 2021 week, AAJA-Asia members will take you for a virtual tour of Asia newsrooms over lunch time. Each session will feature a conversation with a media executive sharing insights about her/his newsroom reporting, processes, career opportunities, challenges... About today's featured media company TBC
    Networking
    Newsroom Tour

  • We’re in a new era of audience engagement for amateur content creators, professional entertainers, businesspeople, and journalists; with the re-emergence of podcasts and other content platforms in recent years, everyone is competing for ears and eyes. The use of analytics on social media platforms goes a long way toward helping content creators to understand what the audience wants. For this session, let’s get back to some basics on how you can engage and keep your podcast, radio, or VLOG audience. Outline: 1. It starts with the audience 2. Choosing interesting guests 3. Pre-interview study, topics, and questions 4. Pre-interview social posts – engage your followers 5. The interview (it’s about them, not you) 6. Dialogue not monologue 7. Active listening 8. Post-interview social posts
    Workshop

  • All along the N3Con 2021 week, AAJA-Asia members are taking you for a virtual tour of Asia newsrooms over lunch time and after work. Each session will feature a conversation with a media executive sharing insights about her/his newsroom reporting, processes, career opportunities, challenges... Today we are visiting Rappler and taking a glimpse at the innovative use they make of data for engaging their audiences and improving their reporting in a unique way. About today's featured media company TBC
    Networking
    Newsroom Tour

  • Arthur Samuel Joseph M.A., founder and chairman of the Vocal Awareness Institute, today is widely-recognized as one of the world’s foremost communication strategists and authorities on the human voice. A renowned teacher/mentor, Mr. Joseph’s mission is to Change the World through Voice. His trademarked, proprietary voice and leadership training program, Vocal Awareness,™ is designed to teach Communication Mastery through a disciplined regimen of highly- specific techniques designed to cultivate an embodied and enhanced leadership presence, as well as personal presence, through body language techniques, vocal warm-ups, and storytelling skills. What emerges is an integrative and integral communication style. Mr. Joseph has taught globally for over five decades. His varied client list includes national and international leaders in politics, business, entertainment and broadcasting, the hospitality industries as well as among world-class athletes, motivational speakers, life coaches, noted actors, singers and other luminaries of the stage and screen. Formerly on the faculty at the University of Southern California School of Theatre, he has been a visiting artist at both Yale and George Washington Universities, and visiting professor in the New York University Graduate Extension program, among many others nationally and internationally. His lifelong dedication to his mission, “To change the world through Voice” imbues his work with a vital sense of urgency as our relationships, our culture, our nation, and our global community becomes increasingly dependent upon communication technology and social media to do the work of communication. As Mr. Joseph states, “We are on the cusp of losing the art of public discourse.” He has become a lone voice in raising the alarm that we aren’t simply losing the ability to communicate, we are losing our innate ability to connect with each other on even the most basic levels—physically, psychologically, and spiritually.
    Workshop

  • After years of breaking news, writing snazzy headlines and shooting award-winning reports, it may be time to spread your wings and try something new. Get tips from our panel of experts on how they landed their journalism-adjacent jobs.
    #Plenary
    Careers

  • All along N3Con 2021's week, AAJA-Asia members will take you for a virtual tour of Asia newsrooms and media companies over lunch time. Each session will feature a conversation with a media executive sharing insights about her/his organization's work, processes, career opportunities, challenges... Today, we will be visiting: FACEBOOK
    Networking
    Newsroom Tour

  • The coverage of the Myanmar coup by CNN's chief international correspondent has triggered heated controversy. Should the classic foreign correspondent continue to parachute into events? Or has their role fundamentally changed?
    #Plenary
    Careers

  • Get ready for an exciting evening of music and friendship! Join us at Karaoke Night to connect virtually with the extended AAJA-Asia community! Catch up with old and new friends, discover hidden talents and share some good laughs. Unleash your creativity and vocals! Everyone is invited to send ahead of the event a video of themselves singing their favorite tunes. There will be an informal contest and prizes to be won! Please send your video recording - YouTube links or standard video files formats - to asia@aaja.org before 31 July. (If you have any questions, drop us an email at the same address.)

  • Participants will learn to relax, recharge, reset and boost their energy, positivity, immunity and productivity through breathing exercises, grounding, chair yoga, dance and holistic nutrition. The workshop will also help participants understand the root causes of stress and anxiety and how best to integrate simple-to-do techniques to stay sane and calm at home and at work. Active participation, sharing and dialogue are highly encouraged.

  • All along N3Con 2021's week, AAJA-Asia members will take you for a virtual tour of Asia newsrooms and media companies over lunch time. Each session will feature a conversation with a media executive sharing insights about her/his organization's work, processes, career opportunities, challenges... Today, we will be visiting LA based media start-up the Eastern Standard Times (EST), a new global voice for Asia. Co founders Jaeson Ma and Eric Tu will give an overview of EST’s mission, inspiration and journey. Other EST founding members will discuss EST’s editorial voice, content verticals and short Video Doc Strategy.

  • N3ConU is AAJA-Asia's dedicated program for students in journalism. In this N3Con's session, participants will have the opportunity to informally chat with early-career journalists. Speakers will share insights on how to maximize opportunities while still schooling to get a head-start, build one's brand as a young journalist, and practical tips on getting internships and being a standout reporter in different newsrooms. The founders and content team of Eastern Standard Times (EST) will introduce EST’s mission and discuss job and internship opportunities for students looking to experiment and grow with a new media startup.
    N3ConU
    Networking

Speakers and Moderators

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

Dion Lim

TV news anchor and reporter, ABC7/KGO-TV
Joy Jeong

Joy Jeong

Producer, EST
Grace Lee

Grace Lee

Head of Publisher Content, EST
Keshia Hannam

Keshia Hannam

Senior Editor, EST
Eric Tu

Eric Tu

Co-CEO / Founder EST Media, Inc.

Jaeson Ma

Jaeson Ma

Chairman / Co-CEO / Founder EST Media, Inc.
Jane Zhang

Jane Zhang

Columnist, Mothership
Michael Giarrusso

Michael Giarrusso

Assistant Managing Editor, The Associated Press
Teressa Siu

Teressa Siu

Rahul Bali

Rahul Bali

News anchor, Oconee Radio Group

Clare Baldwin

Clare Baldwin

Special Correspondent, Reuters News Agency
Nicole Dungca

Nicole Dungca

Investigative Reporter, The Washington Post
Dr. Debbie Goh

Dr. Debbie Goh

Assistant Professor Department of Culture, Media, and Performance, California University of Pennsylvania
Kantaro Komiya

Kantaro Komiya

Journalist, The Associated Press
Laura Zelenko

Laura Zelenko

Senior Executive Editor, Bloomberg Editorial & Research

Andrew Sharp

Andrew Sharp

Deputy Politics/Economics Editor, Nikkei Asian Review
Joyce Hau

Joyce Hau

News Partnerships, YouTube APAC
Shilpa Jhunjhunwala

Shilpa Jhunjhunwala

South APAC Head, News Product Partnerships, Google
Regina Hing

Regina Hing

Head of Business News, Cignal
Emily Feng

Emily Feng

Beijing correspondent, NPR

Niala Boodhoo

Niala Boodhoo

Host, Axios Today
Kaiser Kuo

Kaiser Kuo

Co-founder and host, Sinica Podcast
Kok-Siew Yeo

Kok-Siew Yeo

Partner Solutions Manager, News Partnerships (Greater China), Facebook
Sarah Wells

Sarah Wells

Senior Executive Editor APAC, Bloomberg News
Jenny Hsu

Jenny Hsu

Senior Consultant

Gavin Fang

Gavin Fang

Head, Network and Newsgathering, ABC News
Linda Akutagawa

Linda Akutagawa

President and CEO, LEAP
John Liu

John Liu

News Executive Editor, Greater China Region, Bloomberg
Kassy Cho

Kassy Cho

Head of Social Media & Audience Development, Forkast.News
Abhishek Marla

Abhishek Marla

Customer Success Manager, Chartbeat

Miranda Holt 

Miranda Holt 

External Partners Lead, BBC 50:50 project
Michala Sabnani

Michala Sabnani

Director of Branded Content, South China Morning Post
Melissa Stevens

Melissa Stevens

Digital Editor, the South China Morning Post
Martino Tan

Martino Tan

Co-founder and Managing Editor, Mothership
Dake Kang

Dake Kang

Journalist, The Associated Press

Steven Gan

Steven Gan

Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder, Malaysiakini
Don Kevin Hapal

Don Kevin Hapal

Head of Data and Innovation, Rappler
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong

Owner and Executive Chairman, California Times
Peter Martin

Peter Martin

Defense Policy and Intelligence Reporter, Bloomberg News (Washington)
Aye Min Thant

Aye Min Thant

Features editor, Frontier Myanmar

Bao Choy

Bao Choy

Investigative journalist and video producer
Gina Chua

Gina Chua

Executive Editor, Reuters
Andrew Lehren

Andrew Lehren

Senior Editor, NBC News
Sophia Yan

Sophia Yan

China Correspondent, The Telegraph
Cindy Sui

Cindy Sui

Freelance journalist

Karol Ilagan

Karol Ilagan

Editorial Director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
Tan Hui Yee

Tan Hui Yee

Indochina Bureau Chief, The Straits Times
Yao-Hua Law

Yao-Hua Law

Science Journalist & Co-Founder, Macaranga
Rishad Patel

Rishad Patel

Co-Founder, Splice Media
Purwani Diyah Prabandari

Purwani Diyah Prabandari

Managing Editor, Tempo English

Lady Ann Salem

Lady Ann Salem

Editor, Manila Today
Ging Reyes

Ging Reyes

Head of Integrated News Division, ABS-CBN
Tracy Alloway

Tracy Alloway

Asia News Desk Executive Editor, Bloomberg
Shibani Mahtani

Shibani Mahtani

Southeast Asia and Hong Kong Bureau Chief, Washington Post
Grace Moon

Grace Moon

Global Audience Editor, The Washington Post

Adrienne Carter

Adrienne Carter

Asia Editor, the New York Times
Joe Pan

Joe Pan

Head of Forkast Studio
Kari Soo Lindberg

Kari Soo Lindberg

Reporter, Bloomberg
Kirsten Han

Kirsten Han

Independent journalist
Angie Lau

Angie Lau

Founder & CEO, Forkast.News

Gilles Demptos

Gilles Demptos

Director for Asia Pacific, AAJA
Zela Chin

Zela Chin

Principal Reporter, TVB
Mike Raomanachai

Mike Raomanachai

Media Consultant, Da Mike & Co.
Chiman Ng

Chiman Ng

News Partnerships Lead, Greater China Region, Facebook
Anjali Kapoor

Anjali Kapoor

Director of News Partnerships for APAC, Facebook

Keith Richburg

Keith Richburg

Director and Professor of Practice, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, HKU
Arthur Samuel Joseph

Arthur Samuel Joseph

Founder & Chairman, Vocal Awareness Institute
K. Oanh Ha

K. Oanh Ha

AAJA-Asia President
Joon-Nie Lau

Joon-Nie Lau

Director, Asia, WAN-IFRA APAC
Ken Moritsugu

Ken Moritsugu

Greater China News Director, The Associated Press

Irene Jay Liu

Irene Jay Liu

News Lab Lead, Asia-Pacific, Google
Glenn van Zutphen

Glenn van Zutphen

Founder, VanMedia Group Pte Ltd
Kuang Keng Kuek Ser

Kuang Keng Kuek Ser

Data Editor, Pulitzer Center
Sheryl Lee

Sheryl Lee

Co-VP for Southe East Asia, AAJA-Asia
Ela Stapley

Ela Stapley

Digital Security Consultant. IWMF

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