March 17, 2022

This sign was seen at a March 19, 2021 vigil for victims of the Atlanta spa shooting in New York. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images


  • Read updated guidance on coverage of anti-AAPI violence
  • ONE MORE DAY to apply for awards!
  • Apply for the AAJA x Yahoo Multimedia Journalism Fellowship
  • Upcoming Events: CNN+ Streaming Session
  • Resources: Organizing in newsrooms, AAPI students' mental health
  • Kudos & On Our List 

From AAJA-HQ: Movement Building and Leadership Building

One year since Atlanta shootings As we mark one year since the tragic Atlanta spa shootings and two years since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., we've updated our guidance on coverage of violence against Asian Americans based on input from Media Watch, Broadcast Advisory Council and our membership at-large. We shared pieces by AAPI journos reflecting on the tragedy on our social media.

AAJA x Yahoo Multimedia Journalism Fellowship Launch In partnership with Yahoo!, one AAJA member will be placed with Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Finance, or TechCrunch for this paid fellowship. Salary starts at $77,000. Applications accepted on a rolling based until the position is filled by April 29. Apply here.

ELP U.S. and ELP Asia Applications AAJA has opened applications for our 2022 Executive Leadership Program for the U.S. and Asia! Apply by March 25 (U.S.) or April 8 (Asia).

To-Dos for Members:

  • Book your #AAJA22 hotel room Room blocks for conference attendees are now available on the AAJA hotel room block from July 21 to August 3. Rooms are discounted at #AAJA22 rates. Reserve your room here.
  • Renew your membership In advance of upcoming governing board position elections, renew your membership by March 26. We anticipate sending ballots out by March 28 (subject to change). Please refer to the transaction date on your membership confirmation email to calculate your current status. Thank you for your patience as we work to transition our systems this year!

A note from AAJA-HQ: Our Operating Status

FYI, all AAJA HQ staff continue to work remotely. Please direct all phone calls to (202) 729-8383, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. As always, we remain available at . Stay safe and well, and we hope to see you in person again soon!

- AAJA National Staff


Meet our new interns

This month at AAJA-HQ, we welcomed three spring 2022 interns: Anissa Deol, Hayden Park and Preston Ng. Read more about them on our website and below:


Anissa Deol is a senior at UNC Hussman School of Journalism & Media, double majoring in Media & Journalism and Peace, War & Defense. She is the daughter of British Indian immigrants and first-generation American. Anissa participated in the Bloomberg Journalism Diversity Program in 2021. She is the head editor for The Bridge, Vice President of We are SAATH and Co-President of the Sikh Student Association. 


Hayden Park is a junior studying Media Technology and Production at UNC Chapel Hill in North Carolina. She is a second-generation Korean American, passionate about AAPI representation, storytelling and justice. At AAJA, she hopes to work on projects that helps her build a sense of community. In her free time, she enjoys writing, performing and creating art.

Preston Ng is a recent graduate of San Francisco State University with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts. He holds a certificate in Social Media Marketing from Cornell University. His goal is to bring Asian American experiences and issues to light through news and media. Preston is a San Francisco native and second-generation Chinese American. 


🗓 Upcoming Events

Event Recap | AAJA-Atlanta On Monday, March 14, AAJA-Atlanta held a panel, “Atlanta Spa Shootings: Lessons Learned and Not Learned.” Watch the recording here.

March 28 | AAJA-HQ & Warner Media
Stream All About It: Preparing Yourself for the Evolving Media Landscape “In 2022, it’s all about streaming!” Join us for an in depth discussion with CNN+ leaders as they discuss the tools necessary to pivot and launch a successful career in streaming and share insight into what opportunities are available within the budding platform. Register here.

March 29 | AAJA Freelance & The Washington Post
45 Minutes With... The Washington Post Talent Network Carrie Camillo, deputy editor of The Washington Post Talent Network, joins AAJA Freelance to explain how The Talent Network operates. Register here

April 6 | AAJA+ & AAJA Sacramento
Caregivers Support Group Meeting This support group for AAJA caregivers will have their next meeting on April 6 at 8 p.m. ET. Register here.


📓 News & Resources

Q&A Jin Ding discussed their approach to their new position with the Center for Public Integrity and the importance of investigating inequality. 

feature Sisi Wei shared her thoughts on organizing for change within newsrooms for Source Open News.

guide To address the rising mental health crisis, the University of Michigan, the Steve Fund and the National Center for Institutional Diversity created a guide for institutions to better understand and support the mental health needs of their AAPI students. Read about it here.

news about news For NPR, Malaka Gharib explored discrepancies in media coverage on the war in Ukraine versus ongoing conflicts in countries such as Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Syria.

👏 #AAJAKudos to...
Celebrate your achievements with us—tag @aaja on Twitter or let us know on Slack.

Jin Ding, who is the new chief of staff at the Center for Public Integrity. 

Maya Srikrishnan, who is the new investigative reporter at the Center for Public Integrity.

Rosie Nguyen, who was the recipient of the Organization of Chinese Americans’ Spirit of the Community award at the Utah Pacific Islander Community Awards Night.

Winners of POY79 AwardsBernadette Tuazon and editing team (CNN Digital), Marcus Yam (Los Angeles Times) and Isabelle Niu and video team (The New York Times).

Susan Wong, who was accepted for the Women's Final Four Sports Photography Workshop hosted by NCAA Photos. 


On Our List 📺📸📰🎧

Follow us on Twitter @aaja for more works on our radar from the AAJA community.

News 📰

  • From crime victims to politicians, misidentifying Asians is part of America’s racist history” by Angela Yang, NBC News
  • "Manhattan’s Chinese Street Signs Are Disappearing" by Aaron Reiss and Denise Lu, The New York Times
  • “Filipino Americans hope for more recognition with new arch in L.A.’s Historic Filipinotown” by Jonah Valdez, Los Angeles Times
  • Professor pivots to entrepreneurship to make Filipino and ethnic studies more accessible” by Agnes Constante, Medium
  • “Florida elects first out LGBTQ+ Asian American mayor in history” by Rachel Tao, AsAmNews
  • “Why it’s hard to know how accurate the 2020 census was” by Hansi Lo Wang, NPR

Perspectives 🪟

  • “Attacks on Asian American women are igniting a conversation about public safety” by Harmett Kaur, CNN
  • “I’m Done Being Your Model Minority” by Patricia Park, The New York Times
  • “How Did This Many Deaths Become Normal?” by Ed Yong, The Atlantic

Lifestyle and Arts 🎥 🎵

  • “With ‘Turning Red,’ Domee Shi Explores Uncharted Animated Waters” by Nancy Wang Yuen, Vanity Fair
  • “Punk Rock’s New Hope: The Ferocious, Joyful Linda Lindas” by Melena Ryzik, The New York Times
  • Online Baking Group Subtle Asian Baking Is Raising Thousands of Dollars to Fight AAPI Hate” by Jade Yamazaki Stewart, Eater Seattle

Visit AAJA Careers or follow @AAJACareers on Twitter to stay up-to-date on our career, internship and other opportunities. Check in with your AAJA chapters for more opportunities.

Deadline Tomorrow (Students and Professionals):

For Students:

  • JCamp 2022 Apply now | Deadline: March 31
  • VOICES 2022Apply now | Deadline: March 31
  • AAJA-Sacramento/Sacramento Bee internship | Apply now | Deadline: April 1
  • ESPN/Sports Task Force Internship | Apply now | Deadline: April 1
  • AAJA Internship Grants | Apply now | Deadline: April 8

For Professionals:

External Opportunities

  • The Maynard 200 Fellowship is a flagship professional development program advancing the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education’s mission to expand the diversity pipeline in news media and dismantle structural racism in its newsrooms. Apply here by March 21.

Did you produce (or consume) some great journalism recently? Put your work on our radar, so we can feature you in the next member highlights.

Collectively, we can celebrate 40 years of impact and contribute towards 40 more years of AAJA's mission of supporting and uplifting AAPI journalists. Donate today.

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