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May 24-26, 2013: NewNowNext Media Conference in Hong Kong

Fancy a trip to Hong Kong? Learn cutting-edge media skills and what the big stories are in Asia at the Asia chapter’s third annual conference with the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong.

The date is set! May 24-26. We will post more details as they come, bookmark our conference website.

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What is the 2013 NewNowNext Media Conference? It’s a forum for the media community in Asia to refine craft and learn from each other. In the last two years, it has gathered more than 100 journalists and experts from all over Asia. Last year we looked at the Apple in China story, mobile journalism, global finance amid Beijing’s leadership change and branding and blogging. In 2011, we discussed the Great Firewall, Japan’s Fukushima crisis, backpack journalism and post J-life.

The China panel at 2012's AAJA-JMSC New Media Conference. Photo by Jaime Chua

The China panel at 2012’s AAJA-JMSC New Media Conference. Photo by Jaime Chua

If you’d like to help us plan the regional event or if you have any questions, reach us at aajahk@gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you.


November 16-18, 2012: AAJA Tokyo Weekend mini-conference

UPDATE: Check out tidbits from the AAJA Tokyo Weekend conference via live tweets from AAJA members and friends.

The “AAJA Tokyo Weekend” is November 16-18. It will combine a journalism workshop, panel discussion and excursion in Tokyo, all of which are free.

Please email organizers Rina Nakano and Akiko Fujita at aajatokyoweekend@gmail.com if you are interested in attending. More information here.


August 2012: UNITY ’12 in Las Vegas

AAJA is a partner in the UNITY ’12 Convention, which kicks off at The Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas from Aug. 1-4. Read Liz Yuan’s recap of the convention, where social media and interactivity were the talk of the town.

The AAJA-Asia meet-up at UNITY:

And the Storify that sums it all up:


May 2012: AAJA-JMSC 2nd Media Conference in Hong Kong

Speakers

Kristie LuStout, Anchor, CNN International
Dan Gillmor, Founding Director, Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship
Rob Schmitz, China Correspondent, Marketplace/American Public Media
Stephen Quinn, Digital Development Editor, South China Morning Post
Thomas Crampton, Asia-Pacific Social Media Director, Ogilvy & Mather
James She, Director of NIE Social Media Laboratory, Professor at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Tamora Leonard, Vice-President, APCO Worldwide
Susan Field, CEO and Founder, Impact Asia
Tyson Wheatley, Co-founder of Hong Kong Instayay; Senior Editor at CNN.com
Jay Oatway, former tech-journalist, author and social media consultant
Stephen Schwartz, Head Economist, BBVA
Joshua Rosenzweig, former Senior Manager, Dui Hua Foundation

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June 2012: East-West Center’s International Media Conference in Seoul

The conference (June 22-24) covered topics including “Two Koreas” and “Internet Freedom.” Check out the highlights on the East-West Center’s conference website.

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August 2011: AAJA annual convention, Detroit

Welcome to AAJA’s first convention in Michigan, the state in the shape of a hand. AAJA’s National President, Doris Truong, 2011 convention co-chairs Frank Witsil and Ankur Dholakia, along with their fellow Michigan chapter members are revved up to help bring journalists together to commemorate AAJA’s 30th year anniversary and lead the news industry. This year’s convention takes place at the COBO Conference/Exhibition Center with special events taking place at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Did you go? Take the post-conference survey.


June 2011: AAJA-Asia regional conference, Hong Kong

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AAJA-Asia, in cooperation with The University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre, hosted its inaugural Asia regional conference on the campus of HKU June 10-11, 2011. If you missed it, you can see archived video and other reports here.

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