Media talent worth keeping an eye on

Splice is building a showcase of media talent in Asia.

People are the key to the transformation of media. They lead newsrooms. They operate them. They tell the stories that need to be told. Most importantly, they shape the future of the service of journalism.

We want to hear their stories and understand their view of where this industry is headed. We’re also interested in helping connect job seekers and media companies that are hiring. We know it’s tough out there.

If you’re interested in being featured, or if you’re keen on partnering with us, let us know. Email us at hey@thesplicenewsroom.com.


Stories on talent

I’m a bit embarrassed to admit this: I never paid much attention to Anthony Bourdain.

To me, he was just another celebrity chef. But I spent the weekend loading up on his videos, his writing, obituaries, and I’ve clearly missed the point. It wasn’t about food. It was about informing people, stirring conversations, and even entertaining audiences — all important components of journalism. "He accepted that he didn’t already know everything, he assumed that he might screw up, he went into every encounter believing that people had something to teach him." How many journalists carry these same values in the field?
New York Times

Shen Lu left China to study journalism in the U.S. She writes perfectly in both languages.

But she finds it hard to get the career she wants on either side. She faces press restrictions in China, while U.S. newsrooms aren’t keen on hiring Chinese journalists. “If I had it to do over again, knowing what I know now, I doubt I’d make the decision to study journalism again, because the news industry—both in China and in the U.S.—seems to be a world designed to keep people like me out.”
China File

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