2011 AAJA-JMSC New Media Conference

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QUICK LINKS [Updated June 9]:

Friday’s networking event
Saturday’s full-day conference schedule
How to get to the conference (directions and maps)
Register now
Sunday’s “Explore Hong Kong Day”
Press invitations (English) (Chinese)
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Friday, June 10: Networking reception from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Wooloomooloo Lan Kwai Fong (G/F Onfem Tower, 29 Wyndham St., Central, Tel: 2894-8010) Fee: HK$160, includes unlimited drinks and canapes.

Meet AAJA-Asia President Ken Moritsugu, Vice-President Allen Cheng & HKU’s Ying Chan.

Saturday, June 11: A full day of interactive panel discussions at HKU. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Check here for full schedule of speakers and panels.

Print out a conference flier and help spread the word.

Sunday, June 12: Optional culinary, cultural or hiking events led by AAJA HK members. (Details to come)

LOCATION: T4, Meng Wah Complex, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, HK. (How to get there: Transportation and campus maps here)

LODGING: Very limited, moderately priced lodging is available on a first-RSVP basis. The rooms are close to campus at Robert Black College. Per-night costs range between HK$485-$750 and include breakfast and wi-fi. E-mail aajaasiaconference@gmail.com to book.

FEES: Attendance on Saturday is free for all active, registered AAJA members, and for all others the cost is HK$100, which includes refreshments. Saturday’s fee is waived for MJ/BJ journalism students at HKU. Payment in HK dollars cash at the door on Saturday, June 11. Please bring exact cash, if possible.

REGISTER: Register to attend and for accommodation by Wednesday, June 8. Send an e-mail now to aajaasiaconference@gmail.com. Include your name, home city, organization and contact number.

ENQUIRIES: Amy Wu at 852-2219-4112 or conference co-chairs Allen T. Cheng at 852-9284-2145 or allencheng@iihongkong.com and Ramy Inocencio at ramy.inocencio@cnn.com Or post a comment on our Facebook page.

Saturday, June 11:

A full day of interactive panel discussions at HKU. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. [Updated June 9]

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8:00-8:45: Registration & Coffee

9:00–9:15: Opening Remarks

Ken Moritsugu, President, AAJA-Asia & Yuen-Ying Chan, Director, HKU-JMSC

9:15–10:30: Morning Session 1

Working the Great Firewall: New Media Perspectives of China from Inside & Out

  • Kristie LuStout, Anchor, CNN International
  • Kaiser Kuo, Director of International Communications, Baidu
  • Michael Logan, Content & Business Development Manager, Next Media

10:30-10:45: BREAK

10:45-Noon: Morning Session 2

3/11/11: Regional journalists share lessons covering Japan’s crisis of March 11, 2011

  • Almar Latour, Asia Editor-in-Chief, Wall Street Journal
  • Eric Burroughs, Asia Financial Markets Editor, Reuters
  • Akiko Fujita, Reporter, ABC News Tokyo
  • Steven Herman, Northeast Asia Bureau Chief, VOA News

12:00-1:00: LUNCH

Box lunches are included in the HK$100 fee for paying attendees. For others, lunches will be available for purchase (budget about HK$30-HK$40). On-campus facilities will also be open: Maxim’s, Oliver’s and Starbucks. Ask a volunteer for directions.

1:00-2:00: Conference Keynote

Top Tech Tools of Journalism 2.0: Kristie LuStout, Anchor, CNN International

2:00-2:15: BREAK

2:15-3:30: Afternoon Session 1

Ultimate Backpacker: The gear, skills and common sense you need to anoldent via Flickrsucceed

  • Andrew Lih, new media researcher, author Wikipedia Revolutions
  • Lam Thuy Vo, Multimedia Editor, Wall Street Journal
  • Margaret Conley, Shanghai correspondent, Bloomberg

3:30-4:00: COFFEE BREAK

4:00-5:15: Afternoon Session 2A

The Post J-Life: Former journalists share success secrets after that last press pass

  • Lorraine Hahn, former host, CNN Talk Asia
  • Christine Chen, Sr. Manager, Global Policy Communications, Google
  • Charles Lee, former contributor FEER, Asiaweek, Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Cynthia Yoo, founder Nanoomi.net, professor at Kyung Hee University, Seoul

4:00-5:15: Afternoon Session 2B

Critique’s Corner: Revamp your resume with the guiding eyes of experienced peers

5:30-6:00: Closing Remarks

Ken Moritsugu, President, AAJA-Asia & Yuen-Ying Chan, Director, HKU-JMSC

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