Asian Correspondent

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