2012 AAJA-JMSC Media Conference

MAY 11-12 in Hong Kong

Join us for the second Asia-Pacific journalism and media conference, hosted by the Asia Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism & Media Studies Centre (JMSC).


Join the conversation on Twitter: #aaja12
Click to watch the live-stream by JMSC

Join the Facebook group to get updates. Plus, attendees can enter to win Cathay Pacific tickets!**


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

Speaker profiles….

In addition to these guest panelists, come and rub elbows with AAJA-Asia’s members, including:

President Ken Moritsugu, editor for the Associated Press in Asia
Professor Ying Chan, writer, educator, and founding director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong
Ramy Inocencio, CNN International’s Asia Business Analyst and AAJA-Asia’s Hong Kong Vice President
Hannah Bae,  public affairs assistant at U.S. Embassy Seoul and AAJA-Asia’s Seoul Vice President
Allen Cheng, Asia bureau chief for Institutional Investor and AAJA-Asia’s Beijing Vice President
Phil Pan, author of Out of Mao’s Shadow, former correspondent for Washington Post
Wendy Tang, digital editor at Asia Society Hong Kong Center and AAJA-Asia’s chapter secretary
Angie Lau, Bloomberg Television’s Hong Kong business reporter
Juliana Liu, BBC International’s Hong Kong correspondent
Gus Whitcomb, manager for Corporate Communications at Cathay Pacific Airways
Eldes Tran, web producer at the South China Morning Post
and nearly 100 more…


Bring your namecards and meet fellow conference attendees including AAJA-Asia President Ken Moritsugu (AP, Bangkok), University of Hong Kong JMSC Director Ying Chan & members from CNN, Bloomberg, South China Morning Post, Yonhap, Reuters, Wall Street Journal & more.

Foreign Correspondents’ Club, full open bar and canapes
2 Lower Albert Road, Central, 2/F Verandah Room
General admission (cash only): HK$160; AAJA members: HK$100
RSVP to aajahk@gmail.com, by Wednesday, May 9


Will the Dragon Lead the Way?: A conversation with experts on China’s role in global finance and political upheaval as Beijing prepares for a new leadership change

Peeling Apple’s Skin: The juice on Apple, the world’s most valuable company, with Marketplace’s China correspondent who forced a rare retraction on This American Life

Nexus of News & PR: Ever felt used or abused? Hear from public relations experts and journalists on how we can best work together

Got MoJo?: Is your phone the only reporting gear you need? A“How-To” for Mobile Journalists

Branding and Blogging: News anchors, editors and bloggers talk about best practices for building and keeping up your online social presence

Full program



Cathay Pacific Airways is generously sponsoring the 2012 AAJA-JMSC Media Conference, and ONE lucky attendee will win TWO round-trip economy class tickets for regional Asia travel.

Conference attendees, including AAJA and JMSC members, can enter the raffle at HK$50 an entry. Attendees can enter as many times as they like, at HK$50 apiece.  Entries will be taken at the registration table at the conference on May 12. The winner will be selected at random at the end of the conference. (Terms and conditions of the tickets)

Good luck!



The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong (map)

Room T2, Meng Wah Complex (Detailed directions)

Transportation to HKU:

1) By Bus:
Take either No. 23, 40, 40M from Admiralty outside Pacific Place or No. 3B from Star Ferry at Central. Alight at the bus-stop in front of the East Gate on Bonham Road or the West Gate in front of Haking Wong Building on Pokfulam Road.
2) By Taxi:
From Admiralty or Central to Cotton Tree Drive to Robinson Road to Kotewall Road. Turn right onto University Drive.


Early online registration (ends May 10) 

General: HK$300
Students (JMSC exempt): HK$100
Click here to register

Same-day registration (May 12): HK$400, general; HK$100, students

AAJA members and JMSC students are free and only need to send aajahk@gmail.com an e-mail with your name, and company or student number.

Friday social additional door charge. Saturday fees include coffee and optional lunch.



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