Conference Theme: "New Horizons"

November 4–6, 2011 | The Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan

Conference Report

MediAsia 2011 was an intimate event and one in which attendees were able to learn from each other in more than 40 presentations from delegates from around the world. While the national backgrounds were varied, many of the recurring themes, such as power and responsibility were shared and the perspectives from those of different backgrounds shaped debates over a variety of subjects, such as the extent, proliferation and use of social media.

Conference Chair Gary Swanson, a multi-award winning US network producer and presenter looked at just this question in a keynote entitled: “Social Media: It’s Impact on Journalism, Communication and Society in The 21st Century”. Swanson then turned over the floor to MediAsia 2011 keynote, Pulitzer Prize Nominee Professor Richard J. Roth Jnr., Dean of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University (Qatar) who continued the theme, looking at the subject of mobile technology and its impact on the spread of journalism in the Middle East.

MediAsia 2011 saw more than 40 presentations in a variety of disciplines related to media and mass communication, and we look forward to 2012 with confidence.