by Suzanne Joe Kai, board member AAJA-LA.org
Photo: Dao Nguyen Publisher, Buzzfeed
The fourth annual V3con, presented this Friday evening and all-day Saturday by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association, recognizes the “Vision. Visibility. Voice.” of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in digital and social media. An awards reception will take place Friday evening June 26, 2015 and an all day conference the following day June 27 with a full schedule of panels and workshops at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.
Honorees recognized at this year's awards reception Friday evening are Dao Nguyen, the publisher of Buzzfeed (photo), actor Randall Park of ABC TV's “Fresh Off the Boat,” and Joe Zee, Yahoo Style Editor in Chief.
More than 500 attendees from around the nation and Canada are expected to participate in the events this year. The packed day of seminars on Saturday boasts a wide range of interests. Here are a few highlights:
A morning session includes a workshop on the tools and best practises of podcasting led by podcast writers and producers Tanzila Ahmed, Host, #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast; Ann Friedman, Co-host, Call your Girlfriend; and Andrew Ti, Creator, Yo, Is This Racist?
A seminar on covering emerging communities will be led by panelists Amna Nawaz, Managing Editor, NBC News Asian America; Suevon Lee, Editor in Chief, KoreAmJournal; and Anh Do, Los Angeles Times.
Two writing coaches will host training sessions. Steve Padilla, assistant national editor at the Los Angeles Times, will give tips on how to write better. Tom Huang, Sunday & Enterprise Editor, The Dallas Morning News will coach writers and storytellers on how to get to the heart of a story.
ABC7 Eyewitness News Anchor David Ono, a board member of AAJA-LA.org, will host a conversation with two executives who have broken the glass ceiling, Jeanne Mau, Vice President, CBS Diversity and Joe Zee, Editor in...