Alan Soon / Splice

Co-founder, The Splice Newsroom

Alan Soon is the co-founder of The Splice Newsroom, a startup which reports, documents and consults on the transformation of media in Asia. Splice delivers insights into shifting media trends through its reporting, newsletters, research and events. Alan is Asia’s leading expert on newsroom operations, digital transformation, and building the new business of media. He also advises early-stage media-tech startups. For more than twenty years, Alan has worked in radio, television, news wires, magazine, and online across Asia, giving him unique insight into how various newsrooms get things done—and where they get stuck. He started his career as a reporter and grew into other operational roles — producer, editor, newsroom manager — and eventually led one of the largest digital news teams in the industry as Yahoo’s Managing Editor for India and Southeast Asia. Alan is a regular speaker at international media conferences and the co-founder of the Online News Association in Singapore. He publishes The Splice Slugs, a closely followed newsletter on industry

Alan is speaking at

October 5, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Rialto (Lower Lobby)


  • Sasa Vucinic (Speaker) Co-Founder and Managing Partner, North Base Media
  • Alan Soon / Splice (Speaker) Co-founder, The Splice Newsroom
  • Irene Liu (Speaker) News Lab Lead, APAC, Google
  • Drew Sullivan (Moderator) Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project


The old media models of financing, production, and distribution are gone. What is taking their place? What are the new models that will support investigative journalism? Are online platforms the solution? Nonprofits with donations and memberships? Data-centric projects? Blockchain technology? We've brought together three top thinkers on media innovation who not only talk the talk -- they're investing millions of dollars in what may well be the future of media in Asia and worldwide.

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