Asian Correspondent

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Asian Correspondent
Asian Correspondent logo.jpg
Web address http://www.asiancorrespondent.com/
Type of site
News & blogging
Owner Hybrid News Limited
Created by James Craven (Managing Director)
Launched October 19, 2009
Current status Active

Asian Correspondent is an English language news website launched in October 2009 by Hybrid News Limited that combines articles by professional journalists, bloggers and news wire content in one website.[1] Asian Correspondent is the online partner for the Associated Press in Asia and provides breaking news, opinion pieces, and analysis for the Asia-Pacific region.

Coverage[edit]

The website covers all of the Asia Pacific region and South Asia. It devotes special country sections to 16 countries: Australia, Burma, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

In four years, Asian Correspondent has covered all major events in the region. Most popular stories on the site include the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappearance,[2] the 2014 military coup in Thailand[3][4][5] and this analysis[6] of what the repercussions for tourists, the boom of Telecoms towers in India,[7] the Thai New Year's Songkran festival,[8] a profile of Philippines' Davao City mayor, Rodrigo Duterte,[9] and the South Korea ferry disaster.[10]

Content[edit]

Asian Correspondent is a combination of news stories, analysis, and blog content, a format which has earned the website comparisons to the Huffington Post.[11] The site is divided in sections including News, Politics, Education, Media, Environment, Culture, Travel, and Technology.

Less than a year after its creation, in May 2010, Asian Correspondent hit the millionth visitor mark,[12] namely thanks to a surge in traffic due to a live blog[13] ran by Bangkok Pundit on the Red Shirt protests which drove 60,000 unique visitors to the site.

Correspondents[edit]

Asian Correspondent's contributors include professional journalists, academics, politicians, and bloggers. Asian Correspondent also publishes news stories provided by the Associated Press (AP) and Asia Sentinel.[14]

Some of Asian Correspondent's notable contributors include:

In the media[edit]

Asian Correspondent is often quoted in other media. Qz.com has cited its content on multiple occasions, most recently in May 2014 for its coverage of the military coup[45] in Thailand, as well as in July 2013 for a story about bitcoin.[46]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asian Correspondent taps into region’s blogosphere to fill foreign newshole". Online Journalism Blog. Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "Search continues for Malaysia Airlines flight MH-370". 2014-03-15. Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "Live blog of the coup". 2014-05-22. Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "Prayuth announces military coup". 2014-05-22. Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ "Timeland Coup Live". 2014-05-26. Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "Thailand under martial law what does it mean for tourists?". 2014-05-20. Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ "13 Telecom Tower Companies in India". 04/05/2009. Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |date=, |accessdate= (help)
  8. ^ "Thailand threatens to sue Singapore for stealing Songkran". 2014-03-19. Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  9. ^ "A man of many names: Davao’s controversial, colorful Mayor Duterte". 2014-01-14. Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  10. ^ "Death toll rises to 288 in South Korea ferry tragedy". 2014-05-21. Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  11. ^ "AsianCorrespondent.com to build far-east foreign reporting collective". 2009-10-22. Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  12. ^ "Asian Correspondent set to hit one million monthly unique user mark". 2010-05-17. Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  13. ^ "Breaking: Military move in on protest site UDPATE: LIVE BLOG". 2010-05-19. Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  14. ^ "Asia Sentinel". Asia Sentinel. Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  15. ^ "Albeiro Rodas". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  16. ^ "Amarnath Tewary". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  17. ^ "Asia Sentinel". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  18. ^ "Andy Jackson". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  19. ^ "Wikileaks Saga Escalating in Australia". Asian Correspondent. 07/12/2010. Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |date=, |accessdate= (help)
  20. ^ "Bangkok Pundit". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  21. ^ "Casey Hynes". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  22. ^ "David Slatter". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  23. ^ "Edwin Espejo". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  24. ^ "Edward Barbour-Lacey". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  25. ^ "Elmer Cagape". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  26. ^ "Frances Harrison". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  27. ^ "Francis Wade". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  28. ^ "Gerry O'Kane". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  29. ^ "Graham Land". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  30. ^ "Jo Lane". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  31. ^ "Joseph Kim". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  32. ^ "JS Tissainayagam". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  33. ^ "Kirsten Han". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  34. ^ "Marta Kasztelan". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  35. ^ "Michele Penna". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  36. ^ "Michelle Tolson". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  37. ^ "Mocking Indian". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  38. ^ "Nathan Schwartzman". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  39. ^ "New Mandala". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  40. ^ "Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  41. ^ "Sean Kimmons". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  42. ^ Saksith Saiyasombut (December 11, 2013). "About me". Siam Voices. Asian Correspondent. Thai Political Blogger and Foreign Correspondent 
  43. ^ "Sunil Adam". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  44. ^ "Zin Linn". Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  45. ^ "How to follow Thailand's 12th coup as it happens". Quartz.com. 2014-05-22. Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  46. ^ "Thailand's infamous bitcoin crackdown is not quite what it seems". Quartz.com. 2013-07-31. Retrieved 05/06/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)