COVERING A DISRUPTED WORLD

The 12th Annual New. Now. Next. Media Conference
July 27 - 30, 2022 in Singapore

#CoveringADisruptedWorld

AAJA-Asia is proud to announce N3Con 2022, the 12th edition of the New.Now.Next Media Conference from July 27- 30, 2022 in Singapore with a unique hybrid event featuring both online and in-person elements. For the first time, N3Con will also offer online sessions jointly with AAJA’s National Convention in Los Angeles.

Since the last N3Con in 2021, the Covid-19 pandemic has continued to rampage globally, taking millions more lives and inciting controversial responses in countries around the world. The US withdrew from Afghanistan, and Russia shocked the world by invading Ukraine. Populists and authoritarian regimes continue to thrive from massive disinformation.

N3Con 2022 aims to serve the professional needs of journalists throughout Asia, nurture a diverse community and create a safe, communal space for crucial conversations about covering a disrupted world.

N3Con 2022, AAJA-Asia’s first in-person conference in three years, will also resume with physical newsroom tours, workshops and networking events while striving to show attendees a wonderful time in the welcoming Lion City.

Draft Agenda

All times are in Singapore Time (GMT+8). Please note that this is a draft schedule, subject to change. Updates will be made in due course.
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  • 27 July

    Wed

  • 28 July

    Thurs

  • 29 July

    Fri

  • 30 July

    Sat

  • 31 July

    Sun

  • Researchers and news executives will discuss the outcome of AAJA-Asia's research report on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in Asia newsrooms and the impact of DEI projects on news media relevance and sustainability.
    General
    Where
    NUSS Kent Ridge

  • Newsroom leaders from Asian media outlets and international news brands operating in Asia will discuss the key issues that marked their coverage in the past 12 months and the challenges that lay ahead.
    Plenary
    Where
    NUSS Kent Ridge

  • The global war of misinformation has emerged as the next political battleground. From China's portrayal of the Russian invasion of Ukraine as a "legitimate security concern" to a mass social media push during the Philippine Election to white wash the terror of the Marcos era as a "golden age", these government narratives are making in roads and shaping how their citizens vote and view the world. This panel takes a deep dive at how governments propagate misinformation and how journalists can navigate this challenging environment and fight back.
    General

  • During the break prior to this session, participants physically present in Singapore will be invited to submit topics they wish to discuss. Up to 3 topics will be selected and discussed in groups; participants will volunteer to moderate and lead the conversation in each group.
    Networking
    Where
    NUSS Kent Ridge

  • Is blockchain the future of media? All of a sudden, legacy news outlets like The New York Times and Dow Jones have opened up full-time roles for cryptocurrency reporters, and Binance has invested $200 million into Forbes. What does reporting the metaverse look like? What new skills will reporters need?
    General

  • Celebrate the start of N3Con with AAJA in Bloomberg's Singapore office!
    Networking
    Where
    Bloomberg Singapore

  • As the world watches Russia's invasion of Ukraine, journalists on the front lines are documenting history as it unfolds, risking their safety, mental health and lives. Hear from journalists who have covered the news from conflict zones and calamity, and learn about their process for protecting themselves and their sources while bearing witness to world events. This panel is co-presented with AAJA-Asia's N3Con, and will be simultaneously cast in Singapore and Los Angeles with speakers from around the world.
    General

  • How to build a sustainable mission-based news site? What kind of media start ups are VC interested in investing in Asia? This session will feature example of innovative new voices in the Asia news media landscape and insights about how they get funded.
    General
    Where
    NUSS Kent Ridge

  • Journalists covering China are leaving the mainland and Hong Kong for other cities in the region. What's it like to cover China from "exile"? Journalists stationed from Seoul to Sydney share the pros and cons of covering China from each location.
    Beat
    General
    Where
    NUSS Kent Ridge

  • While the military coup in Burma and the extension of the Chinese government's information control in Hong Kong have been the more spectacular attacks against the exercise of press freedom in Asia in the past year, news media are also facing pressure from populist and increasingly authoritarian governments in India, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. How are Asia's journalists coping and working in this detoriorated environment?
    General
    Plenary
    Where
    NUSS Kent Ridge + Online

  • Enjoy a networking evening with AAJA!
    Networking
    Where
    Google Singapore

  • This session is an exclusive train-the-trainers session for AAJA-Asia members who are GNI certified trainers and part of the AAJA-Asia Training Network. For more information about the AAJA-Asia Training Network, please write to asia@aaja.org
    Skills
    Workshop
    Where
    Google Singapore

  • This session is an exclusive train-the-trainers session for AAJA-Asia members who are GNI certified trainers and part of the AAJA-Asia Training Network. For more information about the AAJA-Asia Training Network, please write to asia@aaja.org
    Skills
    Workshop
    Where
    Google Singapore

  • This session is an exclusive train-the-trainers session for AAJA-Asia members who are GNI certified trainers and part of the AAJA-Asia Training Network. For more information about the AAJA-Asia Training Network, please write to asia@aaja.org
    Skills
    Workshop
    Where
    Google Singapore

  • This session is an exclusive "train-the-trainers" session for AAJA-Asia members who are GNI certified trainers and part of the AAJA-Asia Training Network. For more information about the AAJA-Asia Training Network, please write to asia@aaja.org
    Skills
    Workshop
    Where
    Google Singapore

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