V3con to feature training on shaping workplace diversity, post-journalism careers

By Connie K. Ho

The V3 Digital Media Conference (V3con) is back with programming that will range from pushing for a more diverse workforce in the TV industry to helping journalists figure out how to make a career change.

Conference dates are June 24-25, 2016. V3con is a unique, one-day conference setting, all are invited to share their experiences, knowledge, endeavors, and visions with others during interactive panels and workshops.

Presented by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association, V3con will highlight and expand multi-platform Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communications by gathering thought-provoking AAPI online journalists, creative social media communications, seasoned bloggers and those interested in engaging on digital platforms. Join us for an informative, engaging and dynamic day.

Here is a preview of the programming:

  • Behind-the-Scenes: Navigating the Television Industry

Within the context of a morphing industry, TV professionals (execs, writers, actors, directors/showrunners) have the opportunity to shape a more diverse and inclusive industry. Panelists will discuss empowering industry professionals to shape/change the TV landscape.

  • Making Exclusive Content for Social Platforms

With the rise of new social media platforms, publishers are making content specific to social platforms. In this panel, media professionals talk about the type of creative content they are making that is exclusive to Facebook, Tumblr, Snapchat, Instagram…etc. and why it matters.

  • Plan B: Post Journalism?

Worried about job security? Is your career in journalism not what you expected? Is it time for a career change? Your journalism skills are highly sought after. These experts talk about how they pivoted from a career in journalism into something unexpected and fulfilling.

We’ll also have four exciting workshops to hone your skills in writing, editing, photography and technology.