EVENT – Hong Wrong Joins Panel at HK’s 2014 Annual Media Conference

AAJA Media ConferenceWant to know how to build your own digital domain? At next month’s AAJA/JMSC ‘New Now Next’ Hong Kong Media Conference, Hong Wrong’s founder will be speaking about how he accidentally created a popular independent media platform. Also on the panel will be two other news junkie-types who are infinitely more likely to know-what-they’re-talking-about: Shanghaiist Managing Editor Kenneth Tan and Coconuts Multimedia Director Alexander Hotz.

Kenneth Tam, Alex Hotz, Tom Grundy

The conference runs from Friday June 6th until Sunday June 8th at HKU.

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The annual event aims to: “help experienced journalists hone their craft and brush up on new media skills; nurture new journalists and help them attain the skills they need to succeed; foster communication and interaction between foreign journalists and their local counterparts; delve deeper into the biggest stories in Asia with experts and journalists who cover them; and become a platform for open discussion and a sharing of ideas on the challenges of working in Asia.”

There will be seminars and talks on protecting sources, landing a job in the digital age, press freedom in Asia, investigative reporting techniques, disaster zone reporting, Asian media start-ups and how to report on sensitive issues. Speakers include:

Speakers at the AAJA Media Conference

Speakers at the AAJA Media Conference – click to visit their profiles

CNN’s Kristie Lu Stout will be interviewing Jeff Widener, who shot the famous ‘Tank Man’ photo. Representing the domestic worker community will be Eni Lestari and Cynthia Abdon-Tellez, who will be on a panel discussing how the media treats ethnic minority issues.

Tank Man photographer

Other speakers include Joyce Hau – Google; Joseph Wong Wing Ping – a retired senior HK official; Peter Thal Larsen – Reuters; Chris Buckley – New York Times; Darcy Christ – JMSC HKU; Joanna Chiu – freelance journalist and Irene Jay Liu – Reuters.

AAJA Media Conference 2014 Schedule

AAJA Media Conference 2014 Schedule

Tickets cost HK$1000 for non-AAJA members. The conference will be held at Graduate House, HKU, Pokfulam Road.

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