New.Now.Next Media Conference

#NewNowNextMediaConference

AAJA-Asia is proud to host the 13th edition of the New.Now.Next Media Conference (N3Con) May 25-27, in Singapore.

N3Con 2023 brings together journalists and media professionals throughout Asia. Come join discussions of important media trends and pick up new skills at N3Con workshops, from how to use ChatGPT for reporting to finding stories in data. There will be opportunities to network with a diverse group of editors and reporters from local as well as international news media outlets.

Join us for N3Con 2023 in the welcoming Lion City.

Agenda

All times are in Singapore Time (GMT+8).
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  • 25 May

    Thu

  • 26 May

    Fri

  • 27 May

    Sat

  • This tour designed for media professionals brings you behind the closed doors of 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. The visit will be helmed by Murali Subramaniam, Managing Editor, The Straits Times and will also include an interaction between the delegates and Jaime Ho, Editor of The Straits Times. Pre registration is required for the newsroom tour via the N3 Participants RSVP form. Registered participants must go to the SPH News Center by their own means. A bus will take them from the SPH News Center to CNBC, Reuters and Bloomberg.
    Where
    SPH News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North, Singapore 318994

  • This tour designed for media professionals brings you behind the closed doors of 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! Pre registration is required for the newsroom tour via the N3 Participants RSVP form. Registered participants can go to Reuters by their own means or take the bus that will leave from the SPH News Center at 12;00 pm and take them to CNBC and, subsequently, to Reuters and Bloomberg.
    Where
    CNBC Studio: SGX Centre 1, 2 Shenton Way, Singapore 068804

  • This tour designed for media professionals brings you behind the closed doors of 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! Pre registration is required for the newsroom tour via the N3 Participants RSVP form. Participants can go to Reuters by their own means or take the bus that will leave from CNBC at 2;00 pm and take participants to Reuters and Bloomberg.
    Where
    Thomson Reuters, #09-05, Alice@Mediapolis, 29 Media Circle, Singapore 138565

  • This tour designed for media professionals brings you behind the closed doors of 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! Shamim Adam, Bloomberg's Asia Newsdesk Editor, will join to chat with N3Con attendees. Registered participants can go to Bloomberg by their own means or take the bus that will leave from Reuters at 4;00 pm.
    Where
    Bloomberg Office Singapore, 23 Church Street, 12/F Capital Square, Singapore 049481

  • Registration for this event closed on Wednesday 24 May at 2;00 pm
    Networking
    Where
    Bloomberg Office Singapore, 23 Church Street, 12/F Capital Square, Singapore 049481

  • AI-powered tools are helping newsrooms to meet the needs of evolving audiences and marketers, allowing them to offer more personalization and dynamic multi-format content. OpenAI's ChatGPT is an eye-opener on the potential and the challenges of using AI for producing quality news content. We will discuss how forward-thinking news media are deploying AI for content creation, news gathering and distribution. What are the biggest opportunities to implement AI in a news organization? What new roles, newsroom structures and workflows will be needed? We'll also examine the ethical guidelines and standards that should frame the use of these transformative technologies and the risks - in particular in terms of copyright - that the industry should collectively address.
    Plenary
    Where
    NUSS Kent Ridge Guild Hall - Main Ballroom

  • Media professionals will offer 1:1 clinic sessions on a various series of topics. Limited invidivual slots will be offered for booking to registered participants on a first come, first served basis. Is your news product serving the needs of your users? Sign up for a 45-min clinic with Rishad Patel, co-founder of Splice Media for a product audit.Is it time to transform your media career? Sign up for a 45-min clinic with Alan Soon, co-founder of Splice Media for a professional coaching session. (Clinic bookings can be made through the registered participants RSVP form)
    Where
    NUSS Kent Ridge Guild Hall

  • Kuma Chow, a NPCA certified Logic-Based Therapist is available for in-person, one-on-one counselling to help journalists who are emotionally suffering from occupational moral injuries. - Resume Doctor is a speed-consulting round at N3Con, where mentors sit down for 15 minutes with each applicant to discuss their resume, reel and next career goal. It is a long-held tradition at N3Con.. Adam Najberg, an award-winning journalist for 20 years turned Head of Communications for Tencent Games will be this year's Chief Resumé Doctor. He is the author of Jumpstarting Your Career," a guide that offers tips and hacks to crack the job-search code. (Limited invidivual slots will be offeredon a first come, first served basis. Clinic bookings can be made through the registered participants RSVP form)
    Where
    NUSS on 26 May and Google office on 27 May

  • Have ambitions but don't have the plan to get there? In need of career development? Come join us to share and exchange ideas on how to take your career to the next level, led by a coach or experienced newsroom journalist. Participants will be divided into groups according to their professional experience, from students and early-career reporters to mid-career journalists. Participants will share market trends and insights on how to strategize their next career steps.
    Careers
    Where
    NUSS Kent Ridge Guild Hall - Main Ballroom

  • Giving a voice to the voiceless, is one of journalism's key missions. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are not only a set of principles but are also decisive tools for the news quality and reach. In this workshop, participants will get to understand DEI-related key concepts, appreciate the importance of Inclusive management and explore new approaches and tools to improve DEI in their reporting and newsrooms.
    Workshop
    Where
    NUSS Kent Ridge Guild Hall - Dalvey room (level 2)

  • We'll introduce the integral components of solutions journalism, talk about why it’s important, explain key steps in reporting a solutions story, and share tips and resources for journalists interested in investigating how people are responding to social problems. We'll also explore sucessful examples.
    Workshop
    Where
    NUSS Kent Ridge Guild Hall - Main Ballroom

  • When a journalist turned media entrepreneur successfully manages to launch his/her own media outlet, an unexpected challenge can be the difficulty to maintain objectivity in the process of news production regardless of the funders' pledges. What kind of pressures can small newsrooms experience from investors as well as from outsiders? In this session, participants will share the challenges they encountered as media entrepreneurs and discuss the future of independent journalism.
    Unconference (Conversation)
    Where
    NUSS Kent Ridge Guild Hall - Dalvey room (level 2)

  • In this session, talent recruiters, HR managers and newsroom executives from Singapore and international newsrooms will pitch their news brands and present the roles they are currently trying to cover. They will also discuss market trends, preferred profiles, job openings and tips for applying to their company.
    Careers
    Where
    NUSS Kent Ridge Guild Hall - Main Ballroom

  • What's the hardest part of building a media startup? Figuring out the problem to solve on behalf of your user. If you can't figure out a real verifiable problem to solve, you can't create engagement, you can't create value and relevance... and so you can't make money. This workshop on user-first problem identification is all about understanding your user's needs and pain points so you can build a product around it.
    Workshop
    Where
    NUSS Kent Ridge Guild Hall - Dalvey room (level 2)

  • Exacerbated by China's ambiguous position on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, tensions in Asia are growing on all fronts: the South China Sea; increasing military action around Taiwan; the rise of authoritarian regimes; and rising nationalism in China. This panel will feature journalists based in the US and APAC, seeking to unpack the challenges facing the region under Xi's third term as president of the PRC. It will also discuss the increasing difficulties that these journalists are facing to cover the troubled region.
    Plenary
    Where
    NUSS Kent Ridge Guild Hall - Main Ballroom

  • At the end of our first conference day, stay on at NUSS and join us at the NUSS Club, on the 2nd floor, for the N3 Karaoke night! This will be the time to show your talent and sing along with old and new friends. The first drink and finger food will be on us. Tickets will be on sale onsite for extra drinks. Please register for this event via the RSVP form sent to all N3 participants.
    Networking
    Where
    NUSS Kent Ridge Guild Hall, NUSS Club, 2nd flloor

  • This workshop is designed for beginners, journalists, and activists who want to create positive change in their communities. We'll explore all the essential ingredients of crafting a data story, from curating your data to designing good data visualisations, and how you can use it to raise awareness about social issues.
    Workshop
    Where
    Google Singapore Office - Himalaya Room

  • The relationship between reporters and PR is often seen as fraught with suspicion, deceit, and bad faith. More often than not, reporters take whatever the PR says with a huge grain of salt and PRs pin reporters as an intentional attacker. Yet, both roles share a symbiotic relationship as they need each other to get the story out. Moderated and paneled by three veteran journalists who have jumped over to the other side of the fence and a career spokesperson for the government, the session will deconstruct what PR does, explain how reporters can get the most out of their PR counterparts and the do’s and dont’s when trying to get answers from PR people.
    Workshop
    Where
    Google Singapore Office - Agung Room

  • Kuma Chow, a NPCA certified Logic-Based Therapist is available for in-person, one-on-one counselling to help journalists who are emotionally suffering from occupational moral injuries. - Resume Doctor is a speed-consulting round at N3Con, where mentors sit down for 15 minutes with each applicant to discuss their resume, reel and next career goal. It is a long-held tradition at N3Con.. Adam Najberg, an award-winning journalist for 20 years turned Head of Communications for Tencent Games will be this year's Chief Resumé Doctor. He is the author of Jumpstarting Your Career," a guide that offers tips and hacks to crack the job-search code. (Limited invidivual slots will be offeredon a first come, first served basis. Clinic bookings can be made through the registered participants RSVP form)
    Where
    NUSS on 26 May and Google office on 27 May

  • AAJA-Asia and the Google News Initiative welcome participants
    Where
    Google Singapore Office - Everest Room

  • This session can be watched live on AAJA-Asia's YouTube channel: : https://youtube.com/live/DwdEAFlEIWQ?feature=share
    Where
    Google Singapore Office - Everest Room

  • Governments in the Asia Pacific region have stepped up regulations in the digital economy space (internet access, content moderation, online misinformation, etc.). These new regulations, which are often imposed with little or no democratic debate have restricted public awareness and often have severe consequences for journalists and social media influencers in countries where freedom of speech is already strictly controlled. How should the media industry tackle this growing threat? What collaborative measures could we undertake to ensure rule of law and protect free speech? This session can be viewed live on AAJA-Asia's YouTube channel: : https://youtube.com/live/DwdEAFlEIWQ?feature=share
    Plenary
    Where
    Google Singapore Office - Everest Room

  • Media professionals will offer 1:1 clinic sessions on a various series of topics. Limited invidivual slots will be offered for booking to registered participants on a first come, first served basis. Photographers Swift Goh and Tara Strunk will offer individual photoshooting sessions of portraits participants can use for their CVs and social media. (Clinic bookings can be made through the registered participants RSVP form)
    Where
    Google Singapore Office

  • Unconference Session 1 : This session will consist of a roundtable, moderated conversation. Participants in N3Con 2023 are welcome to suggest tweaks in the session's topic and to contribute. The suggested conversation will be about how newsrooms can use the community approach : - What does community mean for media organizations and news outlets? - How does it enhance audience engagement? - What do journalists need to do (differently) to assimilate their communities in their mission? - How can newsrooms leverage their communities to drive impact/change?
    Unconference (Conversation)
    Where
    Google Singapore Office - Himalaya Room

  • Unconference Session 2 : This session will consist of a roundtable, moderated conversation. Participants in N3Con 2023 are welcome to suggest tweaks to the session's topic and to contribute. The suggested conversation will be about how small newsrooms can produce investigative journalism, aiming for maximum impact through joint investigations and partnerships. Will a "decolonized journalism" approach encourage news media with an international footprint to work more closely with small, independent, local newsrooms?
    Unconference (Conversation)
    Where
    Google Singapore Office - Agung Room

  • Work Smart: Now that you've received an offer, it's time to get the most attractive deal you possibly can. It may feel intimidating, but you're now in a great position to advocate for yourself. In this workshop, you'll learn effective tips for negotiating the best overall package as you start a new job.
    Workshop
    Where
    Google Singapore Office - Batur Room

  • In this session, early career journalists will talk to students about working in the media. Students will have an opportunity to ask professionals for early career advice and hear more about what they do as reporters. Each of the three panelists will bring experiences in a specialized area. This session's live streaming will be available online for free for students unable to travel to Singapore for N3Con 2023.
    Careers
    Where
    Google Singapore Office - Batur Room

  • The workshop will target students in journalism and news media professionals eager to learn the skills needed to navigate the ever-evolving social media landscape. Coconuts Media editors will share the techniques they use to find stories that are getting buzzed about on social media as well as the tools used to research and verify them. They will also discuss how to optimize content for different social media platforms and what journalists should know about developing their own social presence.
    Workshop
    Where
    Google Singapore Office - Himalaya Room

  • Ms. Kuma Chow, a former journalist and now Therapist, will provide a group therapy session to journalists who are emotionally struggling because of what they have experienced or witnessed as morally wrong while on their job. Participants can expect a safe space to talk about their experiences and listen to others’ sharing, and take away some tips on how to understand and process negative emotions, with a bit of help from philosophy.
    Workshop
    Where
    Google Singapore Office - Batur Room

  • This session will consist of a roundtable, moderated conversation. Participants in N3Con 2023 are welcome to suggest tweaks to the session's topic and to contribute. Over the past few decades, the importance of freelancers in providing coverage across Asia has grown as North American and European outlets closed bureaus and cut down on staff. The pandemic – which made “parachute journalism” across the region nearly impossible due to strict border controls – made freelance journalism ever more important Participants will discuss the challenges that freelancers face in Asia. It will highlight the need for better connections among them, the difficulties for creating platforms or networks for communication across this diverse region, and how AAJA-Asia and other platforms could better support freelancers.
    Unconference (Conversation)
    Where
    Google Singapore Office - Himalaya Room

  • Learn how to produce a news content in vertical video formats such as YouTube Shorts and others. Understand how each vertical video platform works, and how to engage with your audience in the vertical video environment. Workshop led by VICE MEDIA and Google.
    Workshop
    Where
    Google Singapore Office - Agung Room

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Sponsors & Partners

AAJA’s New.Now.Next Media Conference (N3Con) regularly attracts close to 200 journalists from across Asia and the U.S., including leading Asian and international media companies such as Bloomberg, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Reuters and more.

N3Con is sponsored by some of the world’s leading organizations that share our spirit of honoring the Asian heritage while training the future generation of journalists. Below are displayed N3COn 2022’s sponsors. 2023 confirmed sponsors will be displayed soon. Contact AAJA-Asia to partner with us.