6th Annual Forum of Emerging Leaders in Asian Journalism

This year’s “6th Forum of Emerging Leaders in Asian Journalism” took place in Beijing, China. The discussion focused on the increasing importance of social media and micro blogs and their impact on the traditional media sphere.


This year’s “6th Forum of Emerging Leaders in Asian Journalism” revolved around social media and its impact on journalism and media work in Asia. For the first time, the conference was held in Beijing with participants from ten different countries. The “Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism“ (ACFJ), the „Beijing Foreign Studies University“ (BFSU) and the newspaper „China Daily” co-hosted the event. One focal point of the discussion was the significance of Chinese micro blogs and their influence on conventional Chinese media.


Wednesday, August 17


Changing media, changing journalists

09:00 am:

Bus transfer to Foreign Studies University, BFSU

(2 North Xisanhuan Ave., Haidian District, Beijing)

09:30 am:


(Venue: Conference Room, South Wing Administrative Building, 2nd floor at West Campus)

10:00 am:

Opening Address

ZHANG Xiaoying, Associate Professor of Journalism and Dean of the Department of International Journalism and Communication, Beijing Foreign Studies University

10:15 am:

Welcome Address

Thomas Awe, Head of the office of Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung in China, Beijing

10:30 am:

Introductory Remarks

Paul Linnarz, Director, Media Programme Asia, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Singapore

10:45 am:

Session 1: Credibility

Credibility issues, threats and safeguards in a multimedia newsroom

Panellists: Serath Nguon (Cambodia), Edi Utama (Indonesia), Josh Villanueva (The Philippines)

Moderator: Dr. Tilman Baumgaertel (Cambodia)

12:15 pm:

Lunch Break (Venue: BFSU)

02:00 pm:

Session 2: Engaging audiences

Using social media to engage audiences

Panellists: Trixia Carungcong (Singapore, Kim Yung Pung (Malaysia), Anisha Bhaduri (India)

Moderator: Dr. Zheng Zhai (China)

03:30 pm:

Coffee Break (Venue: Lobby area)

04:00 pm:

Session 3: Workflow

Integrating social media into traditional workflows and mindsets

Panellists: Bert Apostol (The Philippines), Som Ratana (Cambodia)

Moderator: Karen Yap (China)

05:30 pm:

Session 4: Monetisation

Making money from social media?

Panellists: Arun Devnath (Bangladesh), Susan Tam (Malaysia), Bruce Avasadanond (Thailand), Paul Linnarz (Singapore), Qiao Mu (China)

Moderator: Sherrie Ann Torres (The Philippines)

07:00 pm:

Closing remarks

Dr. DJ Clark

Lecturer in Multimedia Journalism, BSFS

Multimedia Reporter, China Daily

Coordinator, ACFJ Multimedia Program

08:00 pm:

Dinner (Venue: Beijing Ritan House)

Dinner Speech

Kang Bing, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, China Daily

Thursday, August 18

Welcome Delegation from Adenauer Foundation to China Daily

9:30am - 10:30am

Welcome Ceremony: Meeting with Kang Bing, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of China Daily (6F Conference Room)

Speakers: Mr. Kang Bing, Mr. Gao Anming, Mr. Xie Songxin, Ms. Yao Ying, Ms. Hu Qihua, Ms. Xu Xiaodan and Mr. Wang Wei

10:30am - 11:45 am:

A brief visit to China Daily US Edition (5F)

Speakers: Mr. Xie Songxin, Assistant Editor-in-Chief of China Daily/Editor-in-Chief of China Daily US Edition

10:45am - 11:00am:

A brief visit to 21st Century English Newspaper of China Daily Group (4F)

Speakers: Mr. Shen Gang, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of 21st Century English Newspaper of China Daily Group

11:00am - 11:10am

A brief visit to China Daily newsroom (2F)

Speakers: Mr. Sun Shangwu, Assistant Editor-in-Chief/Director of News Center, China Daily

11:15am - 11:45am

A brief visit to China Daily Website (Zi Guang Development Building)

Speakers: Ms. Yang Chunya, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of China Daily Website


Welcome lunch

Guests from Adenauer Foundation Delegation and China Daily Representatives

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