Digital Journalism World 2013 (7-8 OCTOBER 2013 | M HOTEL Singapore)
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Thank you for your participation. Appreciation to all Speakers, Sponsors, Delegates & Partners for making this event a great success! 

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1st and inaugural event in Asia - We are pleased that this inaugural congress was a premier gathering of Journalists, Editors, Producers, Publishers and Seniors who had gathered to share their collective experiences from real life practice of their journey and expertise into digital platforms in news & story telling.

The conference was well received by all and our expert presenters provided much insights and practical tips to all participants. Much discussions were generated from the sessions and panels, both onstage and offstage.

Yes! The stage is set for more discussions coming in 2014 where new technology continues to enable Journalists to better their craft and where the old and fundamental values of Journalism stay close to our hearts.

Two Powerful, Impactful and Inspiring Keynotes were Delivered by Robert Bole & Lisa MacLeod 

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Day One                   Keynote Speaker:

Robert Bole, Director of Innovation, Broadcasters Board of Governors

"New Tools, New SKills & Old Values" (Video)

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Day Two                       Keynote Speaker:

Lisa MacLeod                 Head of Operations     FT.Com, Financial  Times

"Success for an Integrative Model of Mainstream   & Alternative Journalism"

KEY THEMES that were presented and well covered by the various speakers:

Data driven Journalism and Data Visualization 

Working with Social Media 

Setting up Data Journalism Operations Content Experience

Interactive News

Digital Ethics

Brand Journalism  

Case Studies for Digital Journalism

Building and Engaging Online Communities 

Mobile Journalism Strategies                

Citizen Journalism


Crowdsourcing and Social Media

Central Role of Analytics

Interactive News for Online and Mobile

Using Maps in Journalism

Thanks to all who have contributed with presentations, ideas and new insights on the industry’s multiple advancements in the digital space, covering strategies, useful tips, case studies and practical roadmaps and tool boxes.  
The event was abuzzed with the passion and dynamic spirit of the industry's leading strategists and practitioners. 2 days of excitement ensued with great insightful discussions and conversations as peers and rivals freely shared knowledge and insights for the greater good of the industry and stakeholders' concerns and future deliberations. Join us in 2014 as we leapt forward into new frontiers and greater possibilities as an ecosystem. 

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7 Oct 2013


8 October 2013

Welcome Day 1, Speed Networking

Keynote Address

Online Polling Results Announced 

Welcome Day 2

Day 2 Keynote Address

In Conversation (Technology Panel Session)


Morning Break & Visit Exhibition

Morning Break & Visit Exhibition

News Gathering 



Tools of Change



Networking Lunch & Visit Exhibition

Networking Lunch & Visit Exhibition

News Gathering




New Paradigms & Models




 Afternoon Break & Visit Exhibition

 Afternoon Break & Visit Exhibition

News Distribution 


- Part 2 : LIVE BLOGGING     

Industry Future Panel Discussion 

Newsreach & Community




End of Day 1

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Topics & Exciting Issues presented and discussed:

(2013 BROCHURE) 

  • What is the model of Journalism in the age of digital media?
  • What opportunities and challenges are Journalists facing in the digital and mobile revolution?
  • What are the current progress in adapting to social media and the changes in the newsroom with its new interactions with audiences?
  • The rise in social story-telling and buzzfeed – is this the future of journalism?
  • What new tools do social media require for professionals and how does that affect our legacy systems?
  • What is the role of a journalist in a big data world?
  • What tools are helping journalists to work with big data?
  • How to identify trends early using tools available? How can we use big data to uncover facts and the truth?
  • How is live blogging used effectively in telling stores in real time?
  • How can traditional newsroom and digital ones build real value in real time live journalism?
  • Where is the biggest news audience? - Newspaper, Radio, TV, Social, Web?
  • How news consumption has changed, what does it mean to have “news coverage” today?
  • What are the key characteristics of mobile media consumption across screens and platforms? changing media vs changing consumer
  • Using YouTube for news breaks; building campaigns; collect information and promoting reporting
  • Use of augmented reality and engaging digital audiences
  • What are some of the most power tools to truly engage our audience and listening to them
  • Using data visualization tools
  • How does Mobile impact the world of journalism now?
  • What are the new jobs we’ve never heard of but need now?
  • What are the key challenges facing Journalists today?
  • What influences an audience to download a news app or digital news piece?
  • What are some great ways to grow your social media presence across borders and bring your reporting into the right online communities?
  • What are the best practices in terms of correcting/editing content? How about updating archives and what are some of the causes that lead to seizure of a blog?
  • How do we handle social media sources and their validity?
  • With the speed of news on social media, how do we ensure accuracy over speed?
  • Understanding Journalists as brands
  • What does digital journalism and media (TV, radio etc) look like in mobile-first, user-centric world?
  • How do we build a respected journalism brand in the heart of social media, with integrative, interactive and conversational marketing built in
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Day One Keynote Speaker:

Rob Bole

Robert Bole

Director of Innovation

Broadcasting Board of Governors


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Day Two Keynote Speaker: 


Lisa MacLeod

Head of Operations

FT.Com, Financial Times




Day One Conference Chairperson:

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James A. Neufeld

CEO & Co-Founder


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Host and Master of Ceremony:
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Tony Chow

Media Consultant







Speakers Line-up 

  • James NeufeldCEO & Co-Founder, SAM
  • Robert BoleDirector of Innovation, Broadcasting Board of Governors
  • John Burn-Murdoch, Data Journalist, FT.com, Financial Times (Formerly from The Guardian UK) 
  • Nicolas Kayser-BrilCEO & Co-Founder, Journalism++
  • Paul CheungGlobal Interactive Editor, Associated Press & President and Advisory Board Member, Asian American Journalists Association
  • Maria RessaCEO, Rappler
  • Alan Soon, Country Manager, Yahoo! Singapore, Head of Audience & Managing Editor, Yahoo! South East Asia
  • Adam Cranfield, Chief Marketing Officer, MyNewsDesk
  • Kam Phullar, Former Digital Media Strategist, (HMRC UK Customs & Tax Department)
  • Mark JohnsonCommunity Editor, The Economist 
  • Felix SohDigital Media Editor, Singapore Press Holdings
  • Ramy Inocencio, President, AAJA-Asia & Host / Sr. Producer, CNN & Wall Street Journal Digital Network morning anchor and reporter,CBS Mobile News 
  • Kaylene HongAsia Reporter, The Next Web
  • Lisa MacLeod, Head of Operations, The Financial Times, FT.com
  • Milton Momenul Islam, Business Development Online Product Line, APAC, Vizrt 
  • Dr. David Campbell, Multimedia Analyst and Writer 
  • Dr Wibke Weber, Visiting Professor, Nanyang Technological University
  • Steven Gan, Founder & CEO, Malaysiakini (Malaysia Now)
  • Cheah Yew Kuin, Local Partner, Baker McKenzie
  • Asha Phillips, Asia Pacific Bureau Chief, Storyful and Consultant, Dragon Industries Asia

Speakers Bio:



Lisa MacLeod, Head of Operations, FT.Com, Financial Times

Lisa MacLeod is Head of Operations for FT.Com and an Associate Editor of the Financial Times. Her role is to work with the editor of FT.Com to manage the strategic, technological and operational requirements of the FT’s successful digital businesses, including the website, tablets and mobile.

The FT now has a combined paid-for print and digital circulation of 602,319, up 2% year on year. The FT has a combined print and online average daily readership of close to 2.1 million people worldwide.

Prior to her current role she was Managing Editor, overseeing the staffing, strategic planning and budgetary functions for the FT’s editorial department globally. MacLeod joined the FT in 2003 and has worked on various strategic newsroom integration and reorganisation projects. She also held the position of chief production editor, running the editorial development, support and training functions of the FT as well as overseeing the daily publishing requirements of both the website and newspaper. MacLeod was a production editor and a commissioning editor on the special reports sections.

Before joining the FT, MacLeod was Managing Editor at Business Day in Johannesburg, a newspaper operated by BDFM and part-owned by Pearson, the FT’s holding company. At Business Day, which she first joined in 1995, she was news editor, night editor and chief subeditor. She worked at the Daily Dispatch as a local government reporter and features writer.
MacLeod graduated from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, with a BA degree in journalism and anthropology (1993) and an Honours in anthropology (1994).

She is a trustee of the Rhodes UK Trust and a board member of the World Editors’ Forum, and recently won the Woman in Business of the Year award from the SA Chamber of Commerce in the UK.


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Robert Bole, Director of Innovation, Broadcasting Board of Governors

Robert Bole is the Director of Innovation at the Broadcasting Board of Governors, as US federal agency. He works with technology to improve US international media news and information.

The office he leads looks for the best solutions to the biggest problems in creating, distributing and improving news and information in global news markets. His job is to find those journalists most able to apply innovation in digital media and get them what they need to implement. He spends extra focus on opportunities that engage and catalyze audiences to participate in the improvement of BBG’s journalism.  

He oversees teams that drive mobile, next generation storytelling, audio/video for emerging platforms and digital syndication.


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James A. Neufeld, CEO & Co-Founder, SAM

James is the CEO & Co-Founder of SAM, a startup that’s building the Social Asset Management platform for News and Media Professionals. Prior to starting SAM, James served as a creative technologist disguised in marketing and product exec roles for some of the most innovative broadcast and media tech companies around the world.

James is a driving force behind modernizing legacy infrastructures. He serves on several industry committees and is build his company to empower people of an industry that is courageous enough to reinvent itself.



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Nicolas Kayser-Bril, CEO & Co-Founder Journalism++ 

Nicolas Kayser-Bril, is CEO and co-founder of Journalism++, a company that tells data-driven stories. Before founding Journalism++ in late 2011, Nicolas was in charge of datajournalism at OWNI, where he led several experiments in crowdsourced data gathering. A self-taught programmer and journalist, Nicolas holds a degree in Media Economics.

He is regularly invited to international conferences and events to evangelize about data-driven journalism. He also trains journalists to data science and datajournalism. He led workshops and trainings in France, Belgium, Bosnia, Senegal and Tunisia.

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Mark Johnson, Community Editor, The Economist

Mark Johnson is The Economist's Community editor, managing and developing interactive features on The Economist online and across social media sites. He is also the paper's Internet and society correspondent, writing about technology, politics and international affairs. Before joining The Economist in 2010 he worked in publishing, developing digital strategy at HarperCollins.

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Alan Soon, Country Manager, Yahoo! Singapore

Head of Audience & Managing Editor, Yahoo! South East Asia

Alan Soon is the Country Manager for Yahoo! Singapore where he manages the cross-functional engagements between teams in Singapore. He is also the Managing Editor of Yahoo! Southeast Asia, where he is responsible for the editorial content for Yahoo! properties in five key markets across the region. This includes Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam.

In addition, Alan also drives partnerships with media companies and bloggers in these markets by working across traditional and contemporary media platforms, including social networks.

Alan comes with 15 years of rich journalistic experience across various media channels such as radio, TV, newswires, and magazines. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Alan was a Senior Producer at CNBC in Singapore. He has also held various prominent positions in major media agencies around the Asia Pacific, including Star TV in Hong Kong, as well as Bloomberg and Kyodo News in Tokyo.

Alan graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Communication from Simon Fraser University in Canada, and wrote his master's dissertation on Sino-U.S. relations under the Clinton administration for the Asia Pacific program at the University of Leeds. In his spare time, Alan maintains a keen interest in black-and-white photography.





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Paul Cheung, Global Interactive Editor, Associated Press & President and Advisory Board Member, Asian American Journalists Association

Paul Cheung is AP’s Global Interactive Editor for its New York City headquarters. The interactive editor manages a global team of visual journalists who produce multimedia, information graphics and motion graphics for all formats, including print, online and mobile.
Prior to joining the AP, Cheung was The Miami Herald’s Deputy Multimedia Presentation Editor. In 2009, he managed MiamiHerald.com site redesign in 2009 and was responsible for the conceptualization, creative direction and visual look of MiamiHerald.com. He was The Miami Herald’s graphics editor from 2004 to mid-2007.
Prior to joining the Miami Herald, Cheung was a Senior Graphics Editor at The Wall Street Journal. During his eight-year tenure at WSJ, he produced graphics for WSJ’s front page one, Marketplace and National sections, helped launch the Personal Journal section and assisted with the 2002 redesign of paper.

Cheung is the president of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) for 2013 to 2014. He served on the board since 2008. He was the National AAJA convention co-chair in Miami 2007 and programming chair for the past three years. He is the programming chair for the UNITY 2012 convention. He co-developed the AAJA Executive Leadership Program demonstration project in New York City, a hyperlocal news blog focused on Chinatown
Cheung, a 2007 Newspaper Association of America Breakthrough fellow, graduated from New York University where he studied journalism, sociology, science and photography.

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Maria A. Ressa, CEO & Executive Editor, Rappler 

Maria A. Ressa is the CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler, a social news network which uses a hearts and minds approach to news through a unique mood navigator. Rappler combines the best of professional journalism with citizen journalism and crowdsourcing.

Ms. Ressa has been a journalist in Asia for more than 25 years, most of them as CNN’s bureau chief in Manila (1987-1995) then Jakarta (1995-2005). She was CNN’s lead investigative reporter focusing on terrorism in Southeast Asia and wrote “Seeds of Terror: An Eyewitness Account of al-Qaeda’s Newest Center of Operations in Southeast Asia” (Free Press, 2003).

In 2005, she took the helm of ABS-CBN News and Current affairs, for six years determining strategic direction and managing more than 1,000 journalists for the largest multi-platform news operation in the Philippines. Her work aimed to redefine journalism by combining traditional broadcast, new media and mobile phone technology for social change.

She taught for her alma mater, Princeton University and for the University of the Philippines. She worked on her second book, “From Bin Laden to Facebook” as Author-in-Residence and Senior Fellow at the International Centre for Political Violence & Terrorism Research in Singapore.

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Adam Cranfield, Chief Marketing Officer, MyNewsDesk

Adam has worked in digital communications for 12 years, including agency side and as web manager for the Department for Education, CIMA and Nectar - where he also oversaw their social media strategy. In 2010 he founded Form Digital Consulting, working with businesses on digital effectiveness. He joined Mynewsdesk in 2011, when the Swedish headquartered company opened its London office.



Kam Phullar, Former Digital Media Strategist, (HMRC UK Customs & Tax Department) 

Kam Phullar, former digital media strategist, HM Revenue & Customs (UK Government)

Kam Phullar formerly worked at the UK's tax authority, developing and delivering digital media strategies. During his time there he implemented his vision of unified digital brand storytelling. His approach married both traditional and new media channels through rich content, often bridging the gap between online and offline media. Today Kam runs his own digital communications consultancy, kamphullar.com


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Cheah Yew Kuin, Local Principal, Baker & McKenzie

Yew Kuin graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2002. He was admitted to the Singapore Bar in May 2003 and is presently a local principal practicing with the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Singapore office of Baker & McKenzie.

Yew Kuin specializes in dealing with contentious Intellectual Property matters and has experience in both civil and criminal litigation for copyright and trade mark infringement matters. Yew Kuin also has experience in dealing with commercial agreements and advising on legal issues arising from the media industry and has worked with major terrestrial television broadcasters, print and publishing companies, recording companies as well as various industry bodies from the film, music and software industries.

Yew Kuin has also written various articles on the topics of Copyright and Digital Media and is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences. He is also an adjunct lecturer at the Ngee Ann Polytechnic Film and Media School where he teaches Media Law to aspiring film students.



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Steven Gan, Co-Founder, Malaysiakini (Malaysia Now)

Steven Gan is co-founder of Malaysiakini (Malaysia Now). Since it went live in 1999, Malaysiakini has become one of the most influential news websites in the country. Malaysiakini received the Free Media Pioneer 2001 award from Vienna-based International Press Institute, and Gan is recipient of New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists’ International Press Freedom Award 2000.

The website was ranked 18 on Asiaweek’s Power 50 in 2001, and Gan was also selected as one of 50 most influential individuals in Business Week’s ‘Stars of Asia’. Gan is co-editor of Asian Cyberactivism (2004). Malaysiakini won the bronze prize (top media brand) at the Putra Brand Awards in 2010.

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John Burn-Murdoch, Data Journalist, Financial Times

John Burn-Murdoch is a data journalist at the Financial Times. His role involves analysis, visualisation and interrogation of data as well as reporting on innovative uses of data analytics by companies and governments. Before joining the Financial Times John was editor of the Guardian's big data and analytics site, where he wrote extensively on European data protection law, and was awarded the Opinion Panel Prize in 2012 for journalistic creativity.

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Dr. Wibke Weber, Visiting Professor, Nanyang Technological University

Wibke Weber, PhD, has been visiting professor at Nanyang Technological University, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information since August 2013. Prior to that, she taught professional writing, text design, and multimedia storytelling at Stuttgart Media University, Germany. Her research focuses on new forms in online journalism, visual storytelling and visual semiotics.

Dr. Wibke Weber has many years of experience as a radio journalist and multimedia editor. She is author and editor of the book Kompendium Informationsdesign (Information Design) and of the book Interaktive Infografiken (Interactive Infographics). Moreover, she is reviewer for several conferences and journals.


Momenul Islam Milton, Business Development Online Product Line, APAC, Vizrt

Momenul Islam Milton started his career as a J2EE programmer in 2001. From the beginning of his career Milton has quite a good exploration on web based technologies like ejb, java applet, servlet, jsp, custom tag library, xml etc. Milton has spent significant amount of time working in Microsoft platform for web based application development. Some of the technologies used in his later projects are ASP.Net, Microsoft Reporting Services, OLAP, Microsoft SQL Server. Milton has started working in Escenic as a senior professional services consultant in 2006. Vizrt acquired Escenic in 2008.

Milton has been leading Vizrt’s major online R&D team consisting of 40 engineers for last four years. Milton is now responsible for developing Vizrt’s online and mobile businesses in Asia Pacific region. Milton’s main area of interest is to making bridge between technologies and online market requirements.






Kaylene Hong, Asia Reporter, The Next Web

Kaylene Hong is Asia Reporter for The Next Web, based in Singapore.

She is Singaporean and bilingual in English and Mandarin. She graduated with a journalism degree and started her career at Dow Jones in Singapore as a copy editor before making the leap to tech reporting.




Felix SohDigital Media Editor, English & Malay Newspapers Division of Singapore Press Holdings

Felix Soh, the Digital Media Editor of the English & Malay Newspapers Division of Singapore Press Holdings, is in charge of SPH websites that include Razor TV, Straits Times Online, Stomp, the AsiaOne portal, Soshiok.com, Relax, Plush and Diva.

These websites command a combined reach of 315 million pageviews and 9 million unique visitors monthly. He has been Deputy Editor of The Straits Times as well as News Editor and Foreign Editor of the paper and has written a book on the security history of Singapore, titled Phoenix: The Story of the Home Team.

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Dr. David Campbell, Multimedia Analyst and Writer

Dr. David Campbell is engaged in the analysis and production of visual storytelling, drawing on both academic and practice-based experience. He works as a writer, researcher, teacher, videographer and multimedia producer.

David’s writing and research examines how photojournalism works, the opportunities multimedia bring, and the challenges presented by the revolutions in the new media economy. In April 2013 he completed a major report on ‘multimedia’ for World Press Photo. In his creative practice David collaborates on multimedia stories, shoots documentary video, and curates visual research projects. The author of six books and some 50 articles, he works freelance but retains a number of academic affiliations.

He is Visiting Professor in the Northern Centre of Photography at Sunderland University and Honorary Professor in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia. He also lectures on the MA International Multimedia Journalism located at Beijing Foreign Studies University and contributes to the Diploma in Multimedia Journalism at the Konrad Adenaeur Center for Asian Journalism at the Ateneo University de Manila in the Philippines.



Ramy Inocencio, President, AAJA-Asia, Host & Producer, WSJ Digital Network

Ramy Inocencio has worked as an international anchor, correspondent and producer over the past decade spanning the United States, China, Singapore and now Hong Kong. He currently serves as host and senior producer for the Wall Street Journal's global consumer technology show, Digits, and as a business and travel writer for CNN.com. Prior to this, Inocencio served as CNN International's Asia business correspondent in Hong Kong, CNN's NASDAQ correspondent in New York and CBS News' first national digital anchor, also in New York. Inocencio is President of the Asian-American Journalists Association in Asia with more than 220 members across hub cities of Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing, Taipei, Bangkok and Singapore. He is an alum of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Program at the Honolulu-based East-West Center and is a returned U.S.-China Peace Corps volunteer. Follow him on Twitter @RamyInocencio and the Asian-American Journalists Association in Asia @AAJAAsia. 



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Asha Phillips, Asia Pacific Bureau Chief, Storyful and Consultant, Dragon Industries Asia

Asha Phillips is an experienced broadcast journalist, producer and social media consultant.

Asha is the Asia Editor for Storyful, the first news wire of the social media age. She spends her days mining social media for newsworthy user-generated content which gets verified, debunked and then delivered to newsrooms around the world in real time. Starting out in Broadcast Journalism, Asha spent 6 years working for broadcasters around Asia and Australia including CNN, ABC, Sky News and Nine News. Before joining Storyful in 2011, Asha was a senior executive producer at ABC News24 – the first digital 24-hour free-to-air news network in Australia – and was instrumental in bringing social media into the news gathering operations of ABC. She's continued her relationship with ABC, featuring weekly on their social media TV show called News Exchange and she conducts annual social media training with the editorial news teams.

Asha also consults under Dragon Industries Asia on social media strategies around branding and content-gathering for organisations.


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Tony Chow, Media Consultant

Tony has more than 17 years of experience in the media, advertising and communications industry, including 10 years in digital. He started his own boutique production and communication company that specialized in television Advertisement and Productions in 1996. Over the course of his career, he has produced many award winning TV commercials and Television programs for major clients like McDonalds, Sony, Canon, P&G, Calvin Klein, Levi, StarHub to name a few, as well as for broadcast networks like Discovery Channel, National geographic, BBC, History, AETN, Fox International, NHK Japan, CCTV China and Food Networks USA.

He was also the elected President of the Singapore Independent TV Production companies' Association for 7 years, and he co-founded a local media incubator, Digital Media Academy in partnership with Canon, to train budding media talents in 2003. Following that, Tony went on to helm international distribution and production company – Off the Fence’s Asia’s office in Singapore, overseeing the production and distribution of non-fiction TV content in Asia.

Tony is currently an International Media Consultant, and provides both strategic and creative advisory to institutions and media companies. He is a sought after speaker at various international media events and a regular jury member of several international TV and Film awards including the prestigious International TV Emmy, Australia’s BeAWARDS and Asia’s Endeavors Documentary Film Festival. Tony is also a Member of advisory committee for English Television and Radio Programme under the Singapore’s Ministry of Communications and Information and the Media Development Authority, as well as a key member of the Media Skills and Training Council with the Singapore’s Workforce Development Agency.



 "Digital technology now offers Journalists many choices, from producing slideshows, videos, live blogs to interpreting data, using map mashups to social networks and communities and mobile devices to work with....the list gets biggger each day...."

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Understanding these new technologies and how best to utilize them and managing the tools and variables of the journalism work in the digital revolution becomes critical for journalists and news organizations in order to make informed, accurate and reliable decisions.

How, why and when to use Blogs, Tweets, Social Media, Online Communities, Videos, YouTube requires much in-depth understanding and insights from those who have experienced it successfully as well as learn from those who have lessons to share     

In this conference, presentations and discussions will cover all major key areas that impact Journalism as we know it today. Old paradigms give way to new ones and new visions and strategies are needed in order to survive the digital revolution!

As the industry evolves in this new shift and landscape, we invite you to join us for an exciting time of discovery and discussions - Get fresh insights as our speakers uncover the critical disrupting changes that now forever change the way Journalism is practiced and the new roles that are now necessary.





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Vizrt Ltd

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry - from award-winning animations & maps to online publishing tools.

From within the native newsroom control system, like iNews, ENPS, Dalet, Octopus, and others, the journalist edit templates for graphics, search and edit video content, build playlists for on-air use as well as distribute content online and update official social media sites. Vizrt's products are used by the world's leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, Al Jazeera, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK, The Globe and Mail, Times Online, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List. 


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SAM is the missing layer between Social Networks and Media organisations. SAM helps you find better content and sources on social networks. Curate, annotate and verify as a team. Manage social assets like the professional you are.






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Digital Journalism World 2013 (7-8 October 2013, M Hotel Singapore)

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New Digital Audiences and New Relationships.

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Welcome from Conference Chairman, James Neufeld, CEO & Co-Founder, SAM:

"News media is in a turbulent, although exciting, time. Not only has technology been reshaping the industry, now there are millions of citizen reporters around the globe covering every news event. Knowing what, where, when and how is getting convoluted and confusing. Nearly every aspect of the industry is in flux.

I don't think there is a more or less important time to know your trade. What I do think, is that those whom actively learn, adapt and explore are those who are best prepared to weather inevitable shifts within the industry. That is why I'm excited about this conference; to learn and explore the new, the old and connect with those who are able to inspire".

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Welcome from Host and Master of Ceremony, Tony Chow, Media Consultant:

"Digital Journalism World 2013 is such a timely and relevant event as it seeks to address the opportunities and challenges of the digital technologies and its impact on journalism. I believe the conversations, discussions and exchanges will herald the beginning of a blueprint for the future- be it new business models and paradigms, or innovation in storytelling. This is truly exciting and I look forward to a fruiful 2- days conference"

“In an increasingly connected world, we’re opening The New Newsroom so it can develop on-going relationships with digital audiences, other contributors and marketers, too. The result: an online news experience and publishing environment shared with the audience that is in sync with today’s social media world.” – Lewis D’Vorkin, Chief Product Officer, Forbes 

Post Event

Digital Journalism World 2013 featured many brilliant presenters who had succesfully worked with the new tools of change in Journalism and shared openly with the audience their experience and journey in the digital platforms. They spoke with much passion, insightful and wise knowledge and experience as well as with practical tips for those who are perfecting their work in the digital journalism.

A well received inaugural event and a premier conference in Asia focusing on journalism in the digital sphere, Digital Journalism World 2013 had over a hundred plus participants, representing the industry stakeholders – journalists, reporters, editors, publishers, social media, technology agencies. This high value content conference expounded on the exciting changes in the industry and all the sessions were exciting and insightful with in-depth content and plentiful networking opportunities aomngst the participants. Responses and feedback were very positive and many are already looking into participating next year in 2014.

At all sessions, the enthused audience participated actively in the Q & As as they were updated on the new approaches and technology handles. 


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On both Day 1 and 2, the Panel sessions tackled the various issues on leveraging social media, trends in news consumption, crowdsourcing strategies, live blogging as medium, engaging digital audiences, enabling technology and apps, new story-telling and building meaningul engagements with audiences.

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Digital Journalism World 2013 also generated much discussions about the future of digital journalism and what is needed in the path ahead. Staying rooted in the core values of journalism while harnessing the new tools of change remain a delicate balance and every media organization will need to analyse and decide the best strategy approaches and roadmap for creating better content for our digital audiences and to keep improving the craft of story-telling. The event offered many networking opportunities and was valuable in forging new connections and the making of new friends in the industry. Participants were enthusiastically engaged in much interactions at the tea breaks, luncheon and cocktail function.

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 Meeting old and new friends and learning from each other's experiences in meaningful exchanges....

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See you all again in 2014!

Digital Journalism World 2013 Rating: 5.0 out of 5
Review By: Asher Russell Pte Ltd
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