The Asian American Journalists Association’s Asia Chapter (AAJA-Asia) is pleased to invite students from all over the Asia Pacific region with an interest in journalism to join its N3ConU 2023 Summer Program.
The student-led program will be fully online and completely free. It will feature a training workshop and a series of exclusive talks with news professionals. Each event will also be an opportunity for participants to network with students with shared interests from across APAC.
AAJA-Asia Convo Sessions : A Talk with Anthony Kuhn (NPR)
Anthony Kuhn is NPR’s correspondent based in Seoul, South Korea, reporting on the Korean Peninsula, Japan, and the great diversity of Asia’s countries and cultures. Before moving to Seoul in 2018, he traveled to the region to cover major stories including the North Korean nuclear crisis and the Fukushima earthquake and nuclear disaster. Kuhn previously served two five-year stints in Beijing, China, for NPR, during which he covered major stories such as the Beijing Olympics, geopolitical jousting in the South China Sea, and the lives of Tibetans, Uighurs, and other minorities in China’s borderlands.
Online Training Workshop: Digital Tools for Reporting
Saturday 22 July, 2023 – 2:00 to 4:00 pm SGT / HKT
This online session meant for students will present an overview of the latest, free online tools and workflows that journalists can use for finding, visualizing and telling news stories. The workshop will focus on how to search for and monitor news stories trends online and on how to use geo-localization and visualization tools to improve storytelling. It will cover the following tools/topics:
- Google Drive and tools
- Advanced Search
- Google Trends
- Alerts + Archiving
- Monitoring the Environment
Dain Oh is an award-winning cybersecurity journalist based in South Korea and the founding editor-in-chief of The Readable. Prior to The Readable, she worked for The Electronic Times, the top IT newspaper in Korea, covering the cybersecurity industry on an in-depth level. She reported numerous exclusive stories, and her work related to the National Intelligence Service led to her being honored with the Journalist of the Year Award in 2021 by the Korea Institute of Information Security and Cryptology in a unanimous decision.
AAJA-Asia Convo Sessions : A Talk with Rachel Yeo (Bloomberg)
Friday 28 July, 2023 – 19:00 to 20:30 SGT / HKT
“Convo Sessions’ are student-led events organized by AAJA-Asia student representatives for the benefit of current or recent graduate univ students with an interest in learning about media & multiplatform storytelling. Sessions feature exclusive online conversations with news professionals and networking among students from across the Asia Pacific region. The active contribution of all participants is warmly encouraged during the event.
Rachel Yeo is a Singaporean journalist based in Hong Kong. A graduate from Hong Kong Baptist University, Rachel is part of the breaking news team in Bloomberg News, working on earnings coverage for HK/mainland-based companies. She was previously a full-time reporter for the SCMP’s city desk, and reporting on stories related to economy, Covid-19 and other general news. Rachel is most passionate about politics, society and culture. In her free time, she is learning more about markets, economics and investing. Her skillsets include writing, photography, videography, social media, research and graphic design, but she is always hungry to learn more. Rachel hopes to inspire and create awareness about important social issues through her work.
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a nonprofit educational and professional organization with more than 1,500 members across the U.S. and Asia. The Asia chapter of AAJA represents members across the Asia-Pacific region. It is a diverse, multi-ethnic community of local and international journalists and media professionals committed to supporting a vibrant press in the Asia-Pacific region. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in media organizations, providing training opportunities to members, supporting students interested in journalism and advocating for fair media access.