Reg Chua

Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News

Reg Chua has been a journalist for more than a quarter of a century, working in print, electronic media, television and radio. He’s currently Global Managing Editor, Operations, at Reuters, based in New York, where he’s responsible for newsroom operations, budgets, safety and security and driving technology development for newsroom tools. From July 2009 to March 2011, he was Editor-in-Chief of the South China Morning Post, responsible for the editorial operations of the Hong Kong-based news media company. Prior to that, he had a 16-year run at The Wall Street Journal, including as a Deputy Managing Editor in New York, where he managed the global newsroom budget, supervised the graphics team, and helped develop the paper’s data journalism capabilities. He also ran the Journal’s Hong Kong-based Asian edition for eight years, opened the paper’s bureau in Hanoi, and was its correspondent in the Philippines. He learned how to splice reel-to-reel audio tape and edit video on U-matic cassettes at the then-Singapore Broadcasting Corp, and embarrassingly anchored a few TV shows. And in an earlier stint at Reuters in the late 1980s, he witnessed the speed at which information flashes through the financial system and the impact a single piece of news could have. He’s taught graduate-level classes at Hong Kong University, New York University and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore on the business models of journalism, using Excel as a reporting tool, and numeracy in the newsroom. He writes about journalism issues at structureofnews.wordpress.com. Twitter: @reginaldchua

Reg is speaking at

Workshops
October 5, 2018
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Jade A (3rd Floor)

Speakers

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Worried about your digital security? You should be. Our communications and reporting have never been more vulnerable. 

Come hear how to protect yourself and your sources from this top-notch panel of security experts. Find out how to safeguard your email, instant messaging, video and audio calls, and more. They'll also advise on what to do when something goes wrong, and they'll take a peek at privacy threats around the corner, like facial recognition. 

October 6, 2018
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Jade (3rd Floor)

Speakers

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With the news media under assault around the world, it feels like open season on journalists: death threats and physical assaults, legal threats and jailings, trolling and doxing. The flood of online harassment has become a major problem for journalists -- and particularly so for women in the profession. What are the best strategies to cope? Here are three journalists who have suffered the consquences of speaking truth to power in India, Myanmar and Pakistan -- and who are still reporting and writing. 

Workshops
October 7, 2018
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Amber (3rd Floor)

Speakers

  • Emily Goligoski (Speaker) Membership Puzzle Project
  • Ross Settles (Speaker) Adjunct Professor, Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong
  • Reg Chua (Moderator) Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News
  • Bridget Gallagher (Speaker) Principal, Gallagher Group LLC
  • Malou Mangahas (Speaker) Executive Director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
  • Steven Gan (Speaker) Co-founder & Editor-in-chief, Malaysiakini
  • Govindraj Ethiraj (Speaker) Founder, IndiaSpend & BOOM (www.boomlive.in)

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This morning’s workshop is for start-ups, nonprofits, and new media on the business practices and revenue models underlying successful investigative journalism enterprises. What are the keys to a successful investigative journalism organisation or start up? How can such organisations diversify revenue, especially in more difficult areas of the world? What innovative practices will provide a strong base and financial structure to do important investigative journalism? Three global experts and five investigative journalism organisations from across Asia will join forces to share best practices and ideas.

Part One will focus on three essential sources of revenue: fundraising, audience engagement & revenue, and commercial income. 

Workshops
October 7, 2018
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Amber (3rd Floor)

Speakers

  • Ross Settles (Speaker) Adjunct Professor, Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong
  • Maria Ressa (Speaker) CEO & Executive Editor, Rappler
  • Yongjin Kim (Speaker) Editor-in-chief, KCIJ-NEWSTAPA
  • Reg Chua (Moderator) Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News
  • Sherry Lee (Speaker) Editor-in-Chief, The Reporter

Description

This morning’s workshop is for start-ups, nonprofits, and new media on the business practices and revenue models underlying successful investigative journalism enterprises. What are the keys to a successful investigative journalism organisation or start up? How can such organisations diversify revenue, especially in more difficult areas of the world? What innovative practices will provide a strong base and financial structure to do important investigative journalism? Three global experts and five investigative journalism organisations from across Asia will join forces to share best practices and ideas.

Part Two will look at how to develop an effective business/funding model and why it matters.

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