Ever fancied building your own digital domain? In Hong Kong the second week of June? Join Shanghaiist’s Managing Editor Kenneth Tan as he offers some insight into the realm of new media accumulated from years of running our China-news blog at next month’s AAJA/JMSC “New Now Next” Hong Kong Media Conference. Alongside Kenneth on the panel are veteran news junkies Tom Grundy, founder of Hong Wrong, and Coconuts Multimedia Director Alex Hotz from Bangkok, who will likewise share some know-how on building and branding their ultra-popular Asia-news sites.
Co-organized by the Asia chapter of the Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA) and the Journalism & Media Studies Centre @ HKU, the NewNowNext annual journalism conference aims to: help experienced journalists hone their craft and brush up on new media skills; nurture new journalists and help them attain the skills they need to succeed; foster communication and interaction between foreign journalists and their local counterparts; delve deeper into the biggest stories in Asia with experts and journalists who cover them; and become a platform for open discussion and a sharing of ideas on the challenges of working in Asia.
Seminar speakers include leading industry heavyweights such as Ying Chan, the director at JMSC HKU; Juliana Liu, a Hong Kong correspondent with BBC; Angie Lau, Bloomberg Asia’s lead anchor; Kristie Lu Stout, an anchor and correspondent with CNN International and New York Times reporter Mike Forsythe.
Kristie Lu Stout will be interviewing Jeff Widener, the photographer behind the iconic “Tank Man” photo taken in Tiananmen Square.
Attendees will also get the chance to rub elbows with Yahoo’s Alan Soon, Arirang’s Sean Lim, Channel NewsAsia’s Annalisa Burgos, AP’s Ken Moritsugu, and Chris Buckley with the New York Times.
Join Kenneth on June 7 at 2.30 p.m. and check out the rest of the schedule here.
Full-access tickets cost HK$1000 for non-AAJA members. Register for full conference access or single-day admission here. The conference will be held at Graduate House, HKU, on Pokfulam Road.