October 6, 2022

On Sunday, Nov. 6, Team AAJA runs the 2022 TCS N.Y.C. Marathon! Seven runners from the N.Y., Minnesota, D.C., L.A. and Hawaii chapters aim to raise $35k+ to support their respective chapters.

Read more about Team AAJA's runners, see their progress and donate at their page!


  • Get your VeryAAJA shirt
  • #AAJAFamily members will run the N.Y.C. Marathon, join chapters in fundraising
  • Celebrating Filipino American History Month 🇵🇭 🇺🇸
  • Round up your team for AAJA-Los Angeles’ Trivia Bowl

From AAJA-HQ: In Community with #VeryAAJA and #FAHM

#VeryAAJA AAJA and The Very Asian Foundation, founded by Michelle Li and Gia Vang, are proud to announce our limited edition #AAJA22 “VeryAAJA” t-shirts! Reserve yours here with any donation of $40 or more to AAJA.

#FAHM Happy Filipino American History Month to our #AAJAFamily and the Filipino community! This month, we hope to share pieces by Filipino storytellers that illuminate Filipino American history. If you want to put one on our radar, submit it here.

Elections Voting is now open for our Senior Vice President special election! Voting eligiblity is limited to active members so renew your membership by 8 p.m. ET TONIGHT if yours has expired. Watch the candidate forum and vote by Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. ET. For questions on voting, reach out to support@aaja.org.

Staff Departures AAJA-HQ thanks our Spring/Summer Programs and Communications Interns Anissa Deol and Hayden Park! You'll always be part of our #AAJAFamily 💖


🗓 Upcoming AAJA Events

Check out our revamped events calendar on AAJA's website for more chapter events!

Oct. 9 *Event rescheduled | AAJA-Washington, D.C.'s Marathon Event/Happy Hour | Join AAJA-D.C. to support Team AAJA runners, including Kelyn Soong, Jin Ding and Sophia Cai, at Metrobar on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 3:30 p.m. RSVP for the chance to win prizes!

Oct. 12 | AAJA-New York’s "Run with Ron" Fundraiser | Join AAJA-N.Y. for their fall mixer at Printers Alley supporting Team AAJA runner Ron Nurwisah on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. RSVP to enter the raffle and get free appetizers!

Oct. 13 | AAJA-Philadelphia’s Conversation with Anthony Ocampo | AAJA-Philly and NAHJ-Philly will discuss storytelling and solidarity among Latinos and Filipinos with Anthony Ocampo, author of “The Latinos of Asia,” at Al Día News on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. RSVP here.

Oct. 14 | AAJA-Los Angeles’ Virtual Trivia Bowl | Test your knowledge at AAJA-L.A.’s Trivia Bowl event on Friday, Oct. 14 from 7-9 p.m. Create a team and sign up!


📓 News & Resources

statement The Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association condemned the arrest of journalists in Iran and called upon Iranian authorities for their release.

guide Street Sense Media, led by editor-in-chief Will Schick, published a guide to nuanced and intentional coverage of poverty and homelessness.

member profile Chenue Her looked back at his first year at Local 5’s “Good Morning America” as the first and only Hmong anchorman in the country.

roundup To mark the beginning of Filipino American History Month, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC reshared their Content List for Learning and Uplifting.

obituary We're saddened to hear of the passing of Franklin Odo, founding director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Our thoughts are with his loved ones ❤️

news about news The Center for Independent Journalists, co-founded by Katherine Reynolds Lewis and Chandra Thomas Whitfield, has dissolved. We appreciate all they have done for AAJA members.


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

Coming Up Soon 📺

  • Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March (Premieres Oct. 17 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS) AAJA is pleased to offer members early screeners of this film examining the tragic 2021 Atlanta spa shootings, narrated by Sandra Oh. Executive producers include Gina Kim and Donald Young, Stephen Gong and James Ott of The Center for Asian American Media. Access early screeners (password: RAAH) and learn more

Member Bylines 🌟 

  • “‘Terrifying and inspiring’: Iranian Americans on the protests rocking Iran” by Yusra Farzan, The Guardian
  • “One of 1st Asian Am TV reporters in SF retires after 50 years” by Randall Yip, AsAmNews, ft. David Louie
  • “Honoring Henry Fuhrmann, Self-described ‘Hyphen Killer.’” by Emil Guillermo, Post News Group
  • Constance Wu opens up about allegations of sexual harassment against Fresh Off the Boat producer” by Juju Chang, Good Morning America
  • For #FAHM “Against Forgetting” edited by Noel Pangilinan and Soleil Davíd, “The Margins” from The Asian American Writers’ Workshop
  • “One of Long COVID’s Worst Symptoms Is Also Its Most Misunderstood” by Ed Yong, The Atlantic
  • “This 100% solar community endured Hurricane Ian with no loss of power and minimal damage” by Rachel Ramirez, CNN
  • “UNC-Charlotte apologizes for handcuffing student whose Sikh article of faith was mistaken for a weapon” by Brahmjot Kaur, NBC Asian America

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

AAJA Opportunities

  • AAJA-S.F. Bay Area/Comcast/NBC Bay Area's Rising With The Tides Fellowship | Deadline: Thursday, Oct. 6. | Apply to be a fellow or a mentor.
  • AAJA Studio Submissions | AAJA is seeking experts for AAJA Studio, an AAPI speakers bureau. Learn more and join here.

External and Partner Opportunities

  • NBCU Academy’s Next Level Summit | On Tuesday, Oct. 18, NBCU Academy will host a virtual event featuring NBCUniversal's on-screen and behind the camera talent. We’re proud to be a Next Level Summit partner. | Register here.
  • 2023 AAAS Annual Conference | The Association for Asian American Studies is accepting proposals for its annual conference on April 6-9 in Long Beach, California. | Deadline: Monday, Oct. 10. | Submit here.

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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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