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Advice for aspiring podcasters at V3con: ‘Just do it’

Advice for aspiring podcasters at V3con: ‘Just do it’

June 28th, 2015 - in V3con with 0 comment

By Elizabeth Chou Anyone still on the fence about whether to start up a podcast was advised to "just do it" -- but not before receiving well-tested tips from a trio of pros about how to make the endeavor less scary. The Saturday V3con panel discussion "Listen Up: What It Takes to Be a Great Podcast" featured tips from podcasters Tanzila Ahmed of "Good Muslim, Bad Muslim," Ann Friedman of...


Co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter presents inside look at the movement

Co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter presents inside look at the movement

June 27th, 2015 - in History, Panelists, V3con with 0 comment

Patrisse Cullors with Gil Asakawa at "Making a Movement: #BlackLivesMatter."By Cameron Quon The co-founder of the #BlackLivesMatter movement spoke about its origins and its development through social media, in a highlighted conversation at Saturday's V3 Digital Media Conference Patrisse Cullors, who describes herself as an artist, activist-organizer and freedom fighter, spoke...


Veterans give insight into covering emerging communities

Veterans give insight into covering emerging communities

June 27th, 2015 - in V3con with 0 comment

By Elizabeth Chou A morning V3con panel on "Telling the Untold Stories of Emerging Communities" offered a free-flowing back-and-forth conversation, with speakers discussing the need to sensitively treat interviewees from under-covered communities, offering tips about pitching marginalized stories, and talking about the challenges of getting more play for such stories while navigating major...


V3con kicks off with a festive Friday opening reception

V3con kicks off with a festive Friday opening reception

June 27th, 2015 - in V3con with 0 comment

By Henry Fuhrmann Hope, humor, humility -- and more than a few hugs -- graced the proceedings as the Opening Awards Reception kicked off the fourth annual V3con on Friday evening. Honorees Joe Zee, Dao Nguyen and Randall Park shared aspects of their personal stories in speaking before a packed Aratani Central Hall at the Japanese American National Museum. But perhaps inevitably, they...


A superhuge year for V3con host Japanese American National Museum

A superhuge year for V3con host Japanese American National Museum

June 27th, 2015 - in V3con with 0 comment

By Adam Kealoha Causey Hello Kitty was more than supercute for the Japanese American National Museum. The little Londoner was superhuge. Koji Steven Sakai In a "good year," JANM programs director Koji Steven Sakai said, the museum will bring in 100,000 visitors. But JANM's exhibition celebrating the 40th...


Four-year partner Comcast NBCUniversal remains a cornerstone of V3con

Four-year partner Comcast NBCUniversal remains a cornerstone of V3con

June 26th, 2015 - in V3con with 0 comment

By Henry Fuhrmann In its evolution from promising but untested concept to established annual event, the V3 Digital Media Conference has found a steadfast partner in Comcast NBCUniversal. This weekend, the New York-based media company will again lead the way at V3con in celebrating the growing role played by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in media and our wider culture. Comcast...


Panda Express delivers on promise of flavorful food, enriched employees

Panda Express delivers on promise of flavorful food, enriched employees

June 26th, 2015 - in Sponsorship, V3con with 0 comment

By Connie K. Ho In 1973, Andrew Cherng opened the first Panda Inn in Pasadena, Calif., introducing new flavors of Mandarin and Szechuan cuisine to Southern California. After the success of Panda Inn, he opened the first Panda Express in the Glendale Galleria, pioneering a concept of quick-serve Chinese food. With close to 1,800 restaurants throughout the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Dubai, South...


V3con sponsor Verizon turns unwanted devices into charitable giving

V3con sponsor Verizon turns unwanted devices into charitable giving

June 26th, 2015 - in V3con with 0 comment

  For the fourth straight year, V3con sponsor Verizon will be collecting unused wireless phones and other accessories for its HopeLine program, then donating $5 for every device collected to the Center for the Pacific Asian Family. In recent years, the HopeLine campaign, conducted by Verizon in partnership with local businesses and nonprofits, has raised tens of thousands of...


Four-year V3con sponsor Union Bank keeps the focus on finance

Four-year V3con sponsor Union Bank keeps the focus on finance

June 25th, 2015 - in V3con with 0 comment

Union Bank, a V3con sponsor since the event’s inception in 2012, will keep the focus squarely on finance in returning for a fourth straight year. The bank is a longtime benefactor of the sponsoring Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association, generously supporting its annual Trivia Bowl fundraiser as well as the V3 Digital Media Conference, which returns on Friday and...


McDonald’s returns to V3con with menu exclusives and key sponsorship

McDonald’s returns to V3con with menu exclusives and key sponsorship

June 25th, 2015 - in V3con with 0 comment

By Elizabeth Chou V3 Digital Media Conference attendees will be happy to know that McDonald's is returning for a fourth year to sponsor our event and, maybe more important, to provide hot breakfast, coffee, lunch and snacks throughout the day on Saturday. McDonald's will be serving a 2015 V3con exclusive menu item, the Wasabi Filet-O-Fish Sandwich, which is available only in Singapore, Hong...


Online registration for V3con ends today at 6 p.m.

Online registration for V3con ends today at 6 p.m.

June 24th, 2015 - in V3con with 0 comment

The V3 Digital Media Conference is nearly here, with online registration closing in a matter of hours. You can sign up at v3con.com/registration through 6 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 24. This year’s fourth V3con, presented by the Asian American Journalists Association, Los Angeles, will start with the Opening Awards Reception on Friday, June 26. This year's honorees are BuzzFeed Publisher...


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