AAJA-Asia organizes Digital N3 Salons throughout the year to discuss important media trends and offer training to members and attendees of its annual New.Now.Next Media Conference (N3con). The Digital N3 Salons connect attendees across Asia and the U.S. — with groups gathering simultaneously at various sites that are connected via a live streaming platform.

Since physical gatherings are currently not an option as we deal with the coronavirus pandemic, we will kick off our series of 2020 Digital N3 Salons with a fully digital event. Join us for engaging conversations and training you won’t want to miss!

Date: Saturday 25 April, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm (SG/HK time).

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10:00am – 11:20am – How are journalists Covering and Coping with COVID-19 in Asia? 

Journalist from various AAJA-Asia’s subchapters will share how they are living and working through the Covid-19 pandemic. What are the challenges they have met, the changes they have experienced, the lessons they have learnt?  


Motoko Rich is Tokyo bureau chief for The New York Times. She has been a reporter with The Times since 2003, and has covered a broad range of beats at the Times, including real estate (during a boom), the economy (during a bust), books and education. She started her journalism career at The Financial Times in London and worked at The Wall Street Journal for six years in Atlanta and New York. Ms. Rich, who grew up in New Jersey, Tokyo and Northern California, is a graduate of Yale University and Cambridge University.

Nicholas Yong, Assistant News Editor, Yahoo News. Nicholas has been working across print, broadcast and digital media for 12 years. He covers the general beat for Yahoo News Singapore, with a special interest in politics and long-form news features. He is also a published author and has written two works of fiction.

Ching-Ching Ni is editor-in-chief of the New York Times Chinese language website cn.nytimes.com, the newspaper’s first online edition in a foreign language. She started her journalism career at Newsday in New York and served for about a decade as China correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. Before becoming an editor she was associate dean and professor at the journalism school at Shantou University in southern China.

Grace Moon  is a freelance journalist and researcher based in Seoul, South Korea. She has written and recorded stories for the BBC, Public Radio International, NBC News, South China Morning Post, Food52, Dallas Morning News, Newsday and more. She’s also served as a fixer, researcher and translator for Radio-Canada, AJ+, UK’s Channel 4 and other media.


K. Oanh Ha is a senior reporter covering global business issues in Asia for Bloomberg. She’s currently based in Hong Kong. She joined the news organization in 2010 as Vietnam bureau chief and has also overseen the outlet’s coverage of consumer and healthcare news. Before joining Bloomberg, she worked as a host and reporter for KQED Public Radio in San Francisco on its nationally-syndicated program, Pacific Time, examining the connections between Asia, the U.S. and Asian American issues. She’s also reported for the San Jose Mercury News, covering Asia Pacific affairs, technology and small businesses.

11:30am – 12:30pm – How to Build and Strengthen Your Presence Online?

Tips and insights from Angie Lau, Editor-in-Chief, CEO, and Founder of Forkast.News.

Angie Lau is an award-winning veteran journalist and a respected thought leader in blockchain technology. Before founding Forkast in July 2018, Angie anchored Bloomberg TV’s flagship morning show “First Up with Angie Lau” broadcast globally into 350 million homes, offices and trading floors. Angie’s TED Talk “I Am Not Supposed to Be Here” is now a TED Ed Lesson for its global audience of 6.7 million followers.

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Mark your calendar for future AAJA-Asia events: 

  • On Saturday, 23 May, we will dive deeper with another Digital N3 Salon that delves into topics important to you, from Resiliency Training to Finding Jobs in a Tight Market to Cultivating Sources Virtually
  • On 28-30 August, our community will gather — hopefully physically and/or virtually — in Hong Kong for our annual New.Now.Next Media Conference (N3Con 2020). Our theme for this year is: The New Frontlines
  • Further Digital N3 Salons dates will be communicated after N3Con 2020