Weekend Chatter: Exploring the future of journalism with new media
An event by the Asian American Journalists Association and Bolt Media
Adapt or die – is that what traditional media and newsrooms are facing now? How is journalism and story-telling evolving with new media platforms?
Join our esteemed panel for discussions of staying true to good old-fashioned journalism of shoe leather reporting, while at the same time adapting stories and transforming how they are being told for a digital-age audience.
- Linus Chua, Managing Editor of Southeast Asia, Bloomberg
Linus Chua is the Southeast Asia Managing Editor overseeing six Bloomberg News bureaus across the region. He was previously the Singapore Bureau Chief and Asia Editor for the Billionaires Team. Since he joined at the peak of the 1997 Asian financial Crisis, he has covered a wide variety of beats and also ran the Emerging Markets Stocks Team in Asia. Prior to Bloomberg News, Linus was a Broadcast Journalist at MediaCorp. in Singapore. He started his career as a Business Reporter for the Palm Beach Post in West Palm Beach, Florida. Linus has a BA in Journalism and Economics from Marquette University in Wisconsin. During that time, he interned at Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Milwaukee Journal and Forbes.
- Jessica Tan, Journalism Lecturer at Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University; Contributing Writer, Forbes Asia
Over her journalism career, she has interviewed and profiled people from all walks of life — from billionaire tycoons, celebrities to the man on the street. Some of her most memorable assignments include spending a day with Warren Buffett in Omaha, Nebraska and swimming with whale sharks in Western Australia.
A seasoned journalist with nearly 15 years of industry experience, she has worked at The Straits Times, Channel i News, Dow Jones Newswires and Forbes Asia. She has been contributing to Forbes Asia since 2006.
- Joon-Nie Lau, Assistant Director, Newsplex Asia, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University
At Nanyang Technological University, Joon-Nie heads Newsplex Asia, a convergent training newsroom and media lab in partnership with the European-headquartered World Association of Newspapers and Publishers (WAN-IFRA). Joon-Nie is also co-founder of Hacks/Hackers Singapore chapter and is a Vice-President of the Singapore Press Club.
A lawyer by training, Joon-Nie has spent over 15 years in broadcast television as a reporter, interactive producer, current affairs producer and news editor at Channel NewsAsia and its predecessors SBC News and TCS News. While on Channel NewsAsia’s International News Desk, Joon-Nie travelled extensively to countries like Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, offering Channel NewsAsia’s viewers new insights into these countries. She has won several in-house awards for reporting, executive producing and best ‘live’ coverage. In 2001, she received a Student Emmy for her Masters documentary project “Blue Sky Station: New York’s Third Chinatown”.
- Yi Wen Chan, Co-Founder, Bolt
Yi Wen is the co-founder of Bolt Media, a content marketing platform that helps businesses tell great stories to drive brand awareness by matching them to experienced content creators and providing them with tools to effectively collaborate. Bolt has been named as one of the 8 startups to watch in 2016 by The Straits Times. Previously a journalist at The Business Times, a financial daily under Singapore Press Holdings, Yi Wen was recently featured in the inaugural Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2016 for Media, Marketing & Advertising.
- (Moderator) Mike Raomanachai, Reporter and Anchor, Voice TV
Mike Raomanachai is a technology reporter and anchor for Voice TV, a national network in Bangkok, Thailand. He graduated with a Master Degree in Multimedia Communications at Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, where he is inspired by technology businesses in Silicon Valley. Mike is also a multimedia journalist who has been working on new reporting platforms such as live streaming and live blogging for the past 3 years.