2012 EWC Media Conference in Seoul to Focus on Impact of New Media

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The East-West Center is pleased to announce its 2012 International Media Conference, to be held June 22-24 in Seoul. The conference theme is “Networked News: How New Media is Shaping Stories in Asia and the Pacific.”

340Online registration will open later this month. You will receive another announcement once registration is available. In the meantime, we encourage you to bookmark the conference site and subscribe to the conference RSS feed to keep up with event details as they develop.

It is rare today for journalists to have an opportunity like this to gather, build professional networks and discuss current news and media issues with newsmakers, experts and one another. The East-West Center’s international media conferences have grown steadily in size and scope, with the 2010 conference in Hong Kong drawing close to 350 participants from 26 nations and stirring worldwide media attention.

he 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, often called the “most wired nation in the world," provides an ideal venue because of its dynamic media, leadership and innovation in IT, economic success and growing reputation for international gatherings. 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, the heavily fortified zone between North and South Korea that stands as the last remnant of the Cold War; an opening evening reception, three lunches, and two dinners; coffee/tea breaks throughout the day; and all program materials. Hotels offering special conference rates will be listed on the website; buses will pick up and return participants staying at these hotels.

About the conference theme:

The growing use of digital media across Asia and the Pacific is not only shaping the way people get their news but also the stories themselves. Social media and mobile journalism have impacted national elections and government actions throughout the region, and changed how places and events are being covered, including disasters, North Korea, protests in Thailand and China, the Mumbai terrorist attacks and many more.

Distinguished speakers and panelists from media, government, business, NGOs and academia will address important journalism and news issues in Asia, the Pacific, and United States.  New Media specialists from around the world will be invited to share their expertise and perspectives.

Breakout sessions in the afternoon will include panels of journalists and media workshops.  Conference participants are encouraged to propose panel topics, join panels and lead workshops.

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