Asian Correspondent

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Asian Correspondent
Asian Correspondent logo 2014.png
Web address http://www.asiancorrespondent.com/
Type of site
News & blogging
Owner Hybrid News Limited
Created by James Craven (Managing Director)
Launched 19 October 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] 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 2014-05-06. 
  2. ^ "Search continues for Malaysia Airlines flight MH-370". 2014-03-15. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  3. ^ "Live blog of the coup". 2014-05-22. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  4. ^ "Prayuth announces military coup". 2014-05-22. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  5. ^ "Timeland Coup Live". 2014-05-26. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  6. ^ "Thailand under martial law what does it mean for tourists?". 2014-05-20. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  7. ^ "13 Telecom Tower Companies in India". 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  8. ^ "Thailand threatens to sue Singapore for stealing Songkran". 2014-03-19. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  9. ^ "A man of many names: Davao’s controversial, colorful Mayor Duterte". 2014-01-14. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  10. ^ "Death toll rises to 288 in South Korea ferry tragedy". 2014-05-21. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  11. ^ "AsianCorrespondent.com to build far-east foreign reporting collective". 2009-10-22. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  12. ^ "Asian Correspondent set to hit one million monthly unique user mark". 2010-05-17. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  13. ^ "Breaking: Military move in on protest site UDPATE: LIVE BLOG". 2010-05-19. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  14. ^ "Asia Sentinel". Asia Sentinel. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  15. ^ "Albeiro Rodas". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  16. ^ "Amarnath Tewary". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  17. ^ "Asia Sentinel". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  18. ^ "Andy Jackson". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  19. ^ "Wikileaks Saga Escalating in Australia". Asian Correspondent. 2010-12-07. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  20. ^ "Bangkok Pundit". Retrieved 2015-05-13. 
  21. ^ "Casey Hynes". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  22. ^ "David Slatter". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  23. ^ "Edwin Espejo". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  24. ^ "Edward Barbour-Lacey". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  25. ^ "Elmer Cagape". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  26. ^ "Frances Harrison". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  27. ^ "Francis Wade". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  28. ^ "Gerry O'Kane". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  29. ^ "Graham Land". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  30. ^ "Jo Lane". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  31. ^ "Joseph Kim". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  32. ^ "JS Tissainayagam". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  33. ^ "Kirsten Han". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  34. ^ "Marta Kasztelan". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  35. ^ "Michele Penna". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  36. ^ "Michelle Tolson". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  37. ^ "Mocking Indian". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  38. ^ "Nathan Schwartzman". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  39. ^ "New Mandala". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  40. ^ "Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  41. ^ "Sean Kimmons". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  42. ^ Saksith Saiyasombut (2013-12-11). "About me". Siam Voices. Asian Correspondent. Thai Political Blogger and Foreign Correspondent 
  43. ^ "Sunil Adam". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  44. ^ "Zin Linn". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  45. ^ "How to follow Thailand's 12th coup as it happens". Quartz.com. 2014-05-22. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  46. ^ "Thailand's infamous bitcoin crackdown is not quite what it seems". Quartz.com. 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2014-05-06.