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Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave

Posted by AC Team - on Friday, 06 January 2012

Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave
If you know Rain, BoA (shown left), and Sistar, then you already know K-Pop, Korea’s contemporary pop music and its artists. K-Pop music is one of the fastest growing music genres in the world, and along with Korea’s popular TV drama serials, films and comic books are a growing source of export revenue for Korea.   The growing global fan base of Korea's entertainment and cultural offerings, known as "Hallyu" or the "Korean Wave" feels more like a tidal wave in some...

Register for the SAJA Convention and Job Fair

Posted by Lia Chang on Monday, 28 May 2007.

The South Asian Journalists Association Convention runs from July 12-July 15, 2007 in New York.

Registration is now open for SAJA's annual Convention and Job Fair which will take place July 12-15, 2007 at CUNY & Columbia in New York. Join 1,000 attendees from around the country and abroad for four days of learning and networking. All the panels, workshops, keynotes + job fair + three receptions + gala dinner for just $110(!).

This year the schedule includes hands-on workshops and salons to pick up useful skills and engage in substantive conversations about journalism. Presenters include Rena Golden, head of CNN International, author Amitava Kumar, IRE executive director Brant Houston, and NYT economics columnist David Leonhardt. There is also a slate of panels on topics that include how the press is (or isn't) setting the agenda for the 2008 presidential elections, the state of the media in South Asia, and the coverage of desi arts and culture.

Steve Shepard of CUNY and Nicholas Lemann of Columbia kick off the convention Thursday evening. Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times, will take questions during the Friday morning keynote.

Sign up before the end of May to take advantage of lower advance rates.

The updated schedule is available at

Early (April-May)
Students $100
Members $110
Non-members $140
Recruiters $140
Thursday superworkshops: $10, if you buy a convention pass
Gala ticket for a guest: $50, if you buy a convention pass

Late (June-July 7)
Students: $120
Members: $130
Non-members: $160
Recruiters: $160
Thursday's superworkshops: $10, if you buy a convention pass
Gala ticket for guest: $75, if you buy a convention pass

On-site rates:
Thursday workshops: $15
Day passes for Friday and Saturday: $50/day
Sunday awards dinner ticket: $100/person

Sunday brunch
Students: $15
Everybody else: $20