New.Now.Next Media Conference

Singapore, 23-25 May 2024

#NewNowNextMediaConference2024

AAJA-Asia is proud to host the 14th edition of the New.Now.Next Media Conference (N3Con) May 23-25, in Singapore.

N3Con 2024 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 Generative AI 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 2024 in the welcoming Lion City.

Agenda

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

    Thu

  • 24 May

    Fri

  • 25 May

    Sat

  • This tour designed for news 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. Only 30 seats are available. Pre registration is required for the newsroom tour via the N3 Participants RSVP form that will be send to all registered participants two weeks before the event. First registrants and overseas participants will be given priority.
    Where
    Thomson Reuters, #09-05, Alice@Mediapolis, 29 Media Circle, Singapore 138565

  • Participants in the Newsroom Tour will have an opportunity to buy their own lunch at the celebrated Adam Road Food Centre, at one of the venue's 32 stalls, several of which have been honored with a Michelin BIB. Ilustrous vistors at the Food centre in recent years include Joe Biden (then Vice President of the US) and Canadian Pm Justin Trudeau.

  • This tour designed for news 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 include a tour of The Straits Times newsroom and TV studio and an interaction between the delegates and ST editors. Only 30 seats are available. Pre registration is required for the newsroom tour via the N3 Participants RSVP form that will be send to all registered participants two weeks before the event. First registrants and overseas participants will be given priority.
    Where
    SPH News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North, Singapore 318994

  • This tour designed for news 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! Only 30 seats are available. Pre registration is required for the newsroom tour via the N3 Participants RSVP form that will be send to all registered participants two weeks before the event. First registrants and overseas participants will be given priority.
    Where
    CNBC Studio: SGX Centre 1, 2 Shenton Way, Singapore 068804

  • Content Review Simulation is a program where participants are presented with real-life case studies of policy enforcement actions across Google products and given the opportunity to make simulated content moderation decisions based on the information presented. A panel of internal policy enforcement and content moderation experts will be available to share about Google's overall approaches to raise online information quality, and prevent online harm and abuse on our platform.
    Learning Journey Outcomes
    Participants will gain:
    1. In-depth insights on Google's approach towards content moderation decisions across different product areas
    2. Context-specific considerations on content moderation approaches, including local law and standards
    This will be a closed door, off the record event. Only 10 seats are available. Pre registration is required via the N3 Participants RSVP form that will be send to all registered participants two weeks before the event. AAJA-Asia and Google will select the final participants.
    Where
    Google Asia Pacific, Singapore 70 Pasir Panjang Rd, #03-71 Mapletree Business City II, Singapore 117371

  • This tour designed for news 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 include a tour of The Wall Street Journal's newsroom, WSJ Video and Dow Jones Newswire and an interaction between the delegates and Dow Jones Newswire/WSJ executives.. Only 30 seats are available. Pre registration is required for the newsroom tour via the N3 Participants RSVP form that will be send to all registered participants two weeks before the event. First registrants and overseas participants will be given priority.

  • N3Con 2024 participants and local jounros get together for happy hours in the heart of Chinatown, at the trendy Mortar & Pestle bar. This will be a buy your own drink networking event.

  • Are you a mid-career manager or leader looking to evolve your career path in the dynamic digital media industry? Join our free Leadership Coaching Program sessions where we'll explore strategies to help you navigate and future proof your skillset in the evolving technology and media business landscape.

    Target audience: Mid-level managers or executives looking for career advice and development coaching. This can also be for those leading initiatives cross newsroom or organization with 5-7 years industry experience (Women in Media focus)

    Focus areas of potential coaching topics include:
    - Enhance Your People-First Leadership Skills
    - Develop Your Digital Transformation Expertise
    - Expand Your Networking and Mentorship Opportunities
    - Open session: Leadership coaching on current career path and opportunities.

    Limited invidivual slots will be offered for booking to registered participants on a first come, first served basis. 2 weeks before the event's start date.

  • 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. 2 weeks before the event's start date. 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
    Singapore Management University, seminar room TBC

  • 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
    Mochtar Riady Auditorium, Singapore Management University (SMU), 81 Victoria St, Singapour 188065

  • 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
    Singapore Management University, seminar room TBC

  • 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
    Singapore Management University, seminar room TBC

  • From covering sensitive stories such as terrorism or sexual abuse to dealing with confidential documents or ultra-violent graphic material, strong internal standards and the ability to efficiently deploy them in critical situations are key to producing quality journalism and retain audiences' trust. This session will discuss ethics involved in editing, including how to provide managerial guidance to writers, how to spot and solve situations in communications and how to assess internal standards and reference materials in line with your media outlet's values.

  • Broadcast and business messaging provide media organisations with an opportunity to build and engage a direct audience. In the past year, WhatsApp Channels, Threads, Instagram and Facebook Channels and Telegram have offered new ways to distribute content and engage audiences. The 2024 Reuters Digital News predictions has WhatsApp at the top of Executive lists for developing new social channels this year. The session will cover: Intro to broadcast messaging Advantages and opportunities Content and engagement strategies Workflow and process Measurement and tracking Use cases + best practices
    Where
    Singapore Management University, seminar room TBC

  • Unconference sessions consist of roundtables or moderated conversations on a topic suggested by the conference participants (instead of the organizers). A survey will be sent out in January 2024 to invite the AAJA-Asia extended community to send suggestions of topics they would like to discuss and/or pitch sessions they would like to lead. In 2023, sessions on collaborative journalism, freelancing, salary negotiations or community-led journalism were scheduled as part of the "unconference" segment of N3Con 2023.
    Where
    Singapore Management University, seminar rooms TBC

  • All N3Con 2024 participants are warnly invited to a tour of Bloomberg's Singapore newsroom followed by a networking reception.

  • In this record election year, we will hear from editors from different parts of Asia about how they covered the elections in their respective countries. What new technologies and formats they used to maintain readers informed and engaged, how they navigated misinformation challenges, and how they used elections reporting for gaining new subscribers.
    Where
    Mochtar Riady Auditorium, Singapore Management University (SMU), 81 Victoria St, Singapour 188065

  • This session will cover the latest developments in the US-China trade war, in particular around semiconductors, and their economic and diplomatic impact at a regional and global level. It will also discuss the challenges of covering this particular beat for business reporters in Asia, the pitfalls to avoid, interesting trends and sources to monitor, examples of best-practices and outstanding stories.
    Where
    Mochtar Riady Auditorium, Singapore Management University (SMU), 81 Victoria St, Singapour 188065

  • 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
    Singapore Management University, seminar room TBC

  • N3Con 2024 will feature a series of compact workshops to equip participants with new skills they will be able to use in their reporting as soon as they come back to their respective newsrooms (or freelance assignments). Two different workshops and one roundtable session will be offered on this slot,.
    Where
    Singapore Management University, seminar rooms TBC

  • The session will focus on why we need to bring a shift in the way the world sees Asia, by creating cutting-edge, globally relevant cross-border stories, meaningful conversations, and innovative collaborations to build communities of action that transcend borders within the region and beyond. The coverage of Asia, particularly in mainstream Western media, remains focused on a couple of stories and stereotypes. The need of the hour is to champion collective, nuanced, and contemporary storytelling that resonates with today’s readers and audiences. We will showcase the work of our members from across Asia, and help the audience to be a part of the conversation on how to reimagine the way we inform the world’s view on Asia. We propose the participation of Syed Nazakat, the CEO and founder of DataLEADS and the Editor-in-Chief of Asian Dispatch.
    Where
    Singapore Management University, seminar room TBC

  • An overview of the Local News AI Initiative which ran for two years from August 2021 through September 2023. The reasons for its creation, and the industry issues it tried to address. The funding, operational, and management structure of the initiative. The primary phases of the program: research, education, and tool development. Detail of the research work Detail of the education work Detail of the tool development work The takeaways from Local News AI Initiative, and how we’re using what we learned to progress the industry further."
    Where
    Singapore Management University, seminar room TBC

  • 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.
    AGENDA - How to find ideas for articles/making the best pitch for different scenarios, stand out from other existing issues. What makes a good article? - How to use visuals to complement your work - How to score internships at newsrooms + Finding your beat as a young journalist/specialisation - Explore freelance journalism and self-employment opportunities (networking, personal brand)
    Where
    Singapore Management University, seminar room TBC

  • This hands-on workshop is for students and journalists who want to leverage the power of data storytelling. We will go through step-by-step on how to create a good data story, from ideation to implementation. Participants will have the chance to apply the skills and present their ideas.
    Where
    Singapore Management University, seminar room TBC

  • N3Con 2024 will feature a series of compact workshops to equip participants with new skills they will be able to use in their reporting as soon as they come back to their respective newsrooms (or freelance assignments). Three different workshops will be offered on this slot, and close to 10 different topics will be covered during the conference.
    Where
    Singapore Management University, seminar rooms TBC

  • Are you seeking guidance on how to better prepare for the safety risks that you face while reporting? Are you constantly worried about your digital safety and have witnessed or experienced online harassment? Join this session to learn more about risk assessment, safety tips, and tactics for anti-surveillance.
    Where
    Singapore Management University, seminar rooms TBC

Speakers

Sponsors & Partners

AAJA’s New.Now.Next Media Conference (N3Con) regularly attracts over 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 some of N3COn 2023’s sponsors. 2024 confirmed sponsors will be displayed soon. Contact AAJA-Asia to partner with us.

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