Reuters’ Gina Chua and LA Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong to speak at N3Con21

AAJA-Asia is proud to announce the 11th edition of the New.Now.Next Media Conference (N3Con) – taking place online on August 2-8, 2021 – will feature two prominent figures of the Asian American news community as keynote speakers: Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong and pioneering journalist Gina Chua of Reuters.

Dr. Soon-Shiong is owner and Executive Chairman of California Times, publisher of the Los Angeles Times and The San Diego Union-Tribune. At this keynote session at N3Con 2021, he will discuss his vision for redefining the modern American newspaper, and the role that news media can play for advancing diversity and inclusion in the US. 

Soon-Shiong. who is also a physician, surgeon, scientist, inventor and philanthropist, has pioneered novel therapies for both diabetes and cancer. He is currently focused on the development of a vaccine to address the COVID-19 pandemic. 

News media and representation

In a keynote fireside chat, Gina Chua – Reuters Executive Editor and the most senior transgender journalist in the U.S. – will discuss how we should rethink and restructure journalism and newsroom processes in the post Covid-19 era. Chua will also discuss the news media responsibility to ensure that “the stories we tell are truly representative.”

A longtime newsroom manager with a career spanning three decades and five countries, Chua is responsible at Reuters with spearheading tech initiatives that will deliver new methods of storytelling and help the company find new audiences. She was previously Editor-in-Chief of the South China Morning Post and spent 16 years at The Wall Street Journal in Manila, Hanoi, Hong Kong and New York.

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How to get discounted rates for N3Con 2021

For more than a decade, N3Con has been Asia’s premiere journalism conference, offering opportunities to connect with journalists and media professionals in Asia Pacific and beyond. And for the second straight year, it will be held online and is open to all.

Offering a full week of programming, N3Con 2021 will feature panel discussions in the latest media trends, innovations and challenges, as well as workshops and intimate talks with media executives. Attendees will have opportunities to connect and interact with each other and more than 40 featured speakers. 

If you are a current member, check your inbox — you should have already received a discount code for registration.

Tickets are available from only $5 USD for student members and $15 USD for regular members.


  • If you need to renew your membership, log in to your existing member account at and then click JOIN.
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