April 13, 2023

AAJA members gathered in Texas for the NCAA Women's and Men's Final Four. (L-R) Zoe Comerford, Varoon Bose, Janvi Oza, Vritti Rashi Goel, Justin Estuart, Rekha Muddaraj, Pooja Lodhia, Maanav Gupta, Zack Tawatari, Alanna Quillen, David DeGuzman, Miya Shay and Shern-Min Chow. Photos courtesy of AAJA Sports Task Force and AAJA-Texas.



From AAJA-HQ: Connecting courtside, welcoming new lifetime members

Scholarship recipients Congratulations to our scholarship winners! AAJA is pleased to announce the following recipients: 

Stay tuned for more scholarship winner announcements in upcoming newsletters.

Lifetime Members We welcome new lifetime members to our #AAJAFamily! Thank you to Helen Zia and S. Mitra Kalita for your support of AAJA’s mission. Join them and become a lifetime member today.

Internship Grants Students: if you secured a summer internship and need financial assistance for living expenses, apply by May 1 for the Sam Chu Lin and Lloyd LaCuesta Broadcast Internship Grants.


🗓 AAJA Events

Contact us to list your event on our events calendar.

As spring warms up, AAJA members are staying busy with events! Join your local chapter to stay up to date on events near you. (L-R) Earlier this month, AAJA-Tokyo held their annual springtime gathering, AAJA-San Francisco Rising Tides fellows Kate Selig, Kori Suzuki and Junyao Yang presented their work and AAJA-Arizona hosted a donut fundraiser

April 14 | AAJA-New York’s Raise Your Carbon Literacy | On Friday, April 14 at 5 p.m., AAJA-NY will host a virtual event with clever carbon to help more people learn about their personal carbon footprint, and how increasing our carbon literacy might help with everyday reporting. | RSVP here.

April 15 | AAJA-Seoul’s Digital N3: Investigative & Data Journalism Powered by Machine Learning | AAJA-Asia’s Seoul Chapter and Google News Initiative will co-host a hybrid workshop on Saturday, April 15 at Google Seoul. Join them at 10 a.m. to learn about digital tools for data and investigative journalism and best practices. | RSVP here.

April 16 | AAJA-Philly’s Afternoon Tea & Discussion | On Sunday, April 16 at 3 p.m., AAJA-Philly and Philly Asian & Queer will co-host a discussion on AAPI representation in media. The event will be held at Gapura, an Indonesian Community Center. | RSVP here.  

April 19 | Yung AAJA's From Journalism to Documentary, featuring Dolly Li | On Wednesday, April 19, join Yung AAJA at 7 p.m. ET for a virtual event with Emmy award-winning journalist and filmmaker Dolly Li as she discusses the evolution of her career and the various pathways journalists can pivot to. | RSVP here.


We Bridge Music Festival & Expo 
We Bridge is a three-day experience that will take place April 21-23, 2023 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The three-day expo will include a range of activities such as panel discussions, art displays and immersive installations, retail booths, and an Asian marketplace with various food and beverage vendors. The two-night concert at the Michelob Ultra Arena will feature world-famous K-pop artists including ENHYPEN, Monsta X, Jessi, BamBam, and more. As a partner of the event, AAJA is providing a special 20% discount. To purchase tickets, click here and use code WEBRIDGE1234.


📓 News & Resources

surveys Prisca Project, in partnership with Ascend, Multicultural Media & Correspondents Association (MMCA) and more, has released their INCLUSION@WORK reports for Black Americans and gender. The purpose of these national surveys is to provide the hard data needed for budgeting processes around diversity and inclusion. The AAPI@WORK report will be released on May 1, 2023.

report A new Pew Research study reveals that U.S. journalists’ beats vary widely by gender and other factors such as employment status, race and ethnicity.

guide Following the school shooting in Nashville on March 27, The Association of Health Care Journalists released tips to avoid spreading misinformation about trans people, mental illness and mass shootings.

study Documented community correspondents conducted a study assessing the information needs and habits of Chinese and Caribbean immigrants living in New York City. It revealed that many Chinese immigrants in New York are concerned about public safety.

journalism support The Northwest Journalists of Color Training Fund, organized by AAJA Seattle, the Seattle Association of Black Journalists and PeriodistasNW, will raise and disperse funds to professional journalists of color to use for training. 

NAHJ's 40th The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) has bolstered its five-year plan to advocate for journalists of color. NAHJ President Yvette Cabrera shared some of NAHJ’s goals and accomplishments for their 40th anniversary.


👏 AAJA Kudos to...


On Our List 🌟 📺 📸 📰 🎧

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

  • “Far-right media outlet targets L.A.'s Asian business leaders. They're fighting back” by Russ Mitchell, The Los Angeles Times 
  • “Katie Phang hosts 'The Culture Is: AAPI Women'” by Katie Phang, MSNBC
  • "‘You’re going to get wet’: revellers soak up Thailand’s first post-pandemic Songkran water festival" by Tamara Davison, Rebecca Ratcliffe and Navaon Siradapuvadol, The Guardian
  • “Michelle Go's father remembers life of daughter killed in Times Square subway attack” by CeFaan Kim, ABC7
  • “Nicole Chung on Writing Through Grief and How to Begin Again” by Hannah Bae, LitHub
  • “Ali Wong and Steven Yeun serve rage and existential dread with ‘Beef’” by Sonia Rao, The Washington Post
  • “How 'Better Luck Tomorrow' helped change how Hollywood saw Asian Americans” by Lynda Lin Grigsby, NBC Asian America
  • “They Call Us Sexy Asians” by Jeff Yang and Phil Yu ft. Susie An and Esther Yoon-Ji Kang, They Call Us Bruce
  • “15 Best Podcasts From AAPI Creators to Add to Your List” by Minhae Shim Roth, Good Housekeeping

Visit AAJA Careers or follow @AAJACareers on Twitter to post jobs or internships and stay up-to-date on available positions. Check in with your AAJA chapters for more opportunities. 

AAJA Opportunities:

  • Deadline approaching: Sam Chu Lin and Lloyd LaCuesta Broadcast Internship Grants | These internship grants for students provide financial assistance for summer internship expenses. | Deadline: Monday, May 1. | Apply here
  • AAJA Studio Submissions | Become an expert and join here.
  • AAJA Style Guide | Join us in reshaping AAPI coverage and news standards.
  • AAJA-New York Jeannie Park Convention Grant | Recipients will receive $400 to assist in the funding of their convention trip. | Deadline: Tuesday, April 25. Apply here.
  • AAJA-Seattle’s Convention Stipend for Professional Journalists | Recipients will receive $1,200 to attend #AAJA23. | Deadline: Monday, May 1. | Apply here.
  • AAJA-Seattle’s Founders’ Scholarship | Student recipients will receive $1,500 to attend #AAJA23. | Deadline: Monday, May 1. | Apply here.

External and Partner Opportunities:

  • Stanford School of Medicine Health Equity Media Fellowship | This new paid reporting fellowship for early career media and health professionals will focus broadly on themes related to Asian health. | Deadline: Monday, April 17. | Apply here.

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