Hailey Ren, mainland China
Student Representative (Shantou University)
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to write the first candidate letter in English. My name is Hailey Ren, a junior student in Shantou University and AAJA student member. My major is International Journalism and I plan to study media further.
The experiences of the 2014 N3 Con in Hong Kong and being Prof. Ching-Ching Ni’s teaching assistant have inspired me a lot to apply for this job. If I am elected, I will do my best to be the student representative. First of all, I will strengthen the communication among the current 36 student members in AAJA-Asia. Next, help to recruit more student members, especially in other Asian regions. Thirdly, help to organize the meetings and activities. I will call for the current student members maybe the new ones to hold our first student section.
In 2014 N3 Con, I have learnt how powerful and sweet AAJA could be and how hard to hold a conference like that. As a student in China, I value AAJA-Asia more. Asian Journalism students need to stand up and be heard louder. I wish that would improve with our efforts.