The 3rd East-West Center International Media Conference,  June 22-24 in Seoul, 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.
The conference theme is "Networked News: How New Media is Shaping Stories in Asia and the Pacific." 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.
The East-West Center , based in Honolulu, Hawaii, promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue.