Taking better mobile photos

      Taking better mobile photos

      June 15th, 2013 - in Panelists, V3con with 0 comment

      Story and photos by Kristen Taketa You don't need a DSLR with a pricey lens to be a journalist anymore. Now, reporters often accompany their stories with pictures taken not with a thousand-dollar camera, but rather a simple iPhone or Android phone. Marilyn Chung, multimedia editor for The Desert Sun, Gregory Han, technology editor for Apartment Therapy, and Sean Miura, co-curator of...

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      How to give a good interview when YOU’RE in the news

      How to give a good interview when YOU’RE in the news

      June 15th, 2013 - in Panelists, Sponsorship, V3con with 0 comment

      By Mega Sugianto People enter the classroom prepared with pens, paper, and laptops ready to take notes for the "Giving a Good Interview: When You're the News" workshop with Suzanne Joe Kai and Tetsuro Shigematsu. AAJA-LA Treasurer Shawn Nicole Wong serves as moderator of the session. Let’s face it, a great interview looks so easy and flawless, but it’s tough and takes many techniques. Just...

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      Tips from V3con on growing nonprofits via social media platforms

      Tips from V3con on growing nonprofits via social media platforms

      June 15th, 2013 - in Panelists, V3con with 0 comment

      By Diana Wang Seasoned brainchildren behind prominent nonprofit and corporate causes sat down at the “Creating Moving Messaging: Nonprofits and Digital Media Options” panel, sponsored by Verizon, to share their tips on raising funds and promoting nonprofit agendas via the aids of social media platforms. “It is critical to build an excited team and tell a compelling story to justify...

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      Journalists ponder their future in the digital world

      Journalists ponder their future in the digital world

      June 15th, 2013 - in Panelists, V3con with 1 comment

      By Adam Kealoha Causey The future of journalism in the digital age is tense — well, sort of. Panelists on V3con's "The Future of Journalism in the Digital World," sponsored by McDonald's, came at the industry's biggest question with perspectives that sought to balance tradition with changing audiences and old-style reporting techniques with new ways of finding stories. And fortunately,...

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      Verizon shares wireless solutions for the future

      Verizon shares wireless solutions for the future

      June 15th, 2013 - in Panelists, Sponsorship, V3con with 0 comment

      By Gracie Zheng; photos by David Schub Before a crowd of hundreds of journalists, bloggers and digital enthusiasts on Saturday morning, Verizon shed light on some powerful solutions for the digital future. Kyle Verry, an advanced solutions architect from Verizon, explained how the latest digital devices have been shaping the way people connect with each other. "There is a five-year time...

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      Asians in Hollywood — present or missing in action?

      Asians in Hollywood — present or missing in action?

      June 15th, 2013 - in Panelists, V3con with 0 comment

      By Kristen Taketa The web — anything from blogging to YouTube — has carved a new space for Asian Americans to make their own imprint in the growing online entertainment industry. But there is still progress to be made in putting Asians in the spotlight when it comes to more traditional and established outlets like film and television. Starting off a packed day of panels at V3con, four...

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      Mara Measor shares her soul with V3con audience

      Mara Measor shares her soul with V3con audience

      June 15th, 2013 - in V3con with 0 comment

      By Kristen Taketa Her voice was sweet and meshed with notes of her acoustic guitar as it floated into the pre-summer evening air on Friday night. Mara Measor, a bilingual singer and Hong Kong native, was the first of two performers to help kick off the V3con weekend, performing at the V3con reception as the sun started going down. Mara performed a series of three songs for the V3...

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      V3con panelists offer a sneak peek at today’s sessions

      V3con panelists offer a sneak peek at today’s sessions

      June 15th, 2013 - in Panelists, V3con with 0 comment

      By V3con Staff It's Saturday, Day 2 of V3con, and a full slate of panels and plenaries awaits. The conference editorial team got a preview of what's to come from some prominent panelists and shares these highlights: Harry Lin, @SuluPrime, advisor to several technology start-ups and former general manager of Evite and vice president of ABC.com. He was also a news reporter at KQED-FM in San...

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      Greg Kimura focuses Japanese American National Museum on the future

      Greg Kimura focuses Japanese American National Museum on the future

      June 15th, 2013 - in V3con with 0 comment

      By Adam Kealoha Causey This isn't your father's Japanese American National Museum. V3con's host site has been a decidedly forward-looking place since President and Chief Executive Greg Kimura took over in January 2012. Focusing on the future may seem counterintuitive for a museum. But hearing Kimura explain it makes sense. JANM's centerpiece exhibit, "Common Ground," which covers...

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      V3con Opening Awards Reception

      V3con Opening Awards Reception

      June 14th, 2013 - in V3con with 1 comment

      By V3con Staff V3con kicked off Friday night with an Opening Awards Reception at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena. This year’s digital media conference celebrates Richard Lui, Roy Choi, Grace Lee Boggs, and Gil Asakawa for heightening the vision, visibility, and voice of the AAPI community. "I do feel honored because I think it’s so important to develop our community’s voice,"...

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      Comcast NBCUniversal puts stamp on V3con from start to finish

      Comcast NBCUniversal puts stamp on V3con from start to finish

      June 14th, 2013 - in Sponsorship, V3con with 0 comment

      By Henry Fuhrmann From the beginning to the end of the conference, returning gold sponsor Comcast NBCUniversal will be leading the way in enabling V3con to deliver its essential message of diversity and celebrate the growing role played by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in media and our wider culture. The New York-based company will join organizer AAJA-Los Angeles in recognizing its...

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