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Networked News: How New Media is Shaping Stories in Asia and the Pacific
The 3rd East-West Center International Media Conference will look at news and journalism issues in Asia, the Pacific and United States through the prism of New Media. South Korea, the most wired nation in the world, provides an ideal venue with its cutting-edge IT industry and dynamic media, including one of the earliest citizen-reporting networks. The conference will be held at Yonsei University.
An early registration fee of $250 will cover all program activities, including a tour of the DMZ and the Samsung d’light showroom; an opening evening reception at the Seoul Foreign Correspondents Club; two keynote lunches, one keynote dinner, and a tour lunch; and all program materials. Select hotels are offering special conference rates.
Why New Media?
The growing use of digital media is not only shaping the way people get their news but also the stories themselves, as game-changers like the Arab Spring and Fukushima tragedy demonstrated.
New media will play an increasingly strategic role in the future of Asia, the world’s most dynamic region. From Facebook candidates and Twitter campaigns to protests on trade and corruption to sharing information at lightning-speed on tragedy and triumph, digital technology has become a major factor in our lives and our countries.
- Updates on issues that matter: The conference will look at the latest state of play in both news and media issues, and also provide informed analysis and perspectives on important regional stories. Speakers will come from media, government, NGOs, academia and business.
- Excellent networking opportunities with an expected 300-plus professionals, including top journalists and communicators from some of the most influential media in Asia, the Pacific and the United States.
- Media workshops on honing your professional skills, making best use of technology and social media, positioning yourself for new opportunities and more.