This year’s conference, entitled New.Now.Next (N3), will take place at Hong Kong University from May 24 to 26. It has been expanded from one to two days to offer a variety of hands-on mobile and digital workshops and one of Hong Kong’s first journalism job fairs.
The conference will bring together media experts, academics, entrepreneurs, and journalists from around the world to discuss what is important in media now and in the future.
Registration is online at www.n3con.com. The registration rates: HK$150 for AAJA members and JMSC students and alumni, HK$500 for general admission, and HK$600 for those who register on the day of the event.
“This year we’ll be spotlighting countries that have made ripples across Asia in the past year”, said Ramy Inocencio, Asia Business Analyst for CNN International and Vice President of AAJA-Asia, who is chief organizer of the conference. “Our central panels [focus] on investigative reporting in China […], a look at the state of North Korea following the consolidation of power of leader Kim Jong-Un […], and Myanmar, where recent reforms have spurred business, tourism and international media interest”.
There will also be panels on important new directions in media, such as data journalism, which uses computer science to gather, analyze and visualize news stories hidden in large amounts of on-line information.
Guest speakers will include Paul Cheung, Global Editor for the Associated Press and President of AAJA; Kristie Lu Stout, an award-winning correspondent and host of CNN’s nightly news program News Stream; Sasa Vucinic, the founder of IndieVoices, a crowd funding platform that raises money to support independent media in developing nations; and Ying Chan, the founder and Director of the JMSC.
The job fair will be the first organized by AAJA-Asia or the JMSC. The Associated Press, Time, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, CNN International, Reuters, and the South China Morning Post have been invited to attend.
More information on the 2013 Media Conference may be found on the N3 website.