Want 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.
The conference runs from Friday June 6th until Sunday June 8th at HKU.
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:
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.
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.
Tickets cost HK$1000 for non-AAJA members. The conference will be held at Graduate House, HKU, Pokfulam Road.