Alan Soon

co-founder The Splice Newsroom

Alan Soon

Alan Soon is the co-founder of The Splice Newsroom, a startup which reports, documents and consults on the transformation of media in Asia. Splice delivers insights into shifting media trends through its reporting, newsletters, research and events.

Alan is Asia’s leading expert on newsroom operations, digital transformation, and building the new business of media. He also advises early-stage media-tech startups.

For more than twenty years, Alan has worked in radio, television, news wires, magazine, and online across Asia, giving him unique insight into how various newsrooms get things done—and where they get stuck. He started his career as a reporter and grew into other operational roles — producer, editor, newsroom manager — and eventually led one of the largest digital news teams in the industry as Yahoo’s Managing Editor for India and Southeast Asia.

Alan is a regular speaker at international media conferences and the co-founder of the Online News Association in Singapore. He publishes The Splice Slugs, a closely followed newsletter on industry trends.

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