July 21, 2022

Our scholarships and fellowships winners from 2021-2022! 


  • Voting for AAJA’s 2023-2024 National Governing Board elections is open!
  • #AAJA22 Reminders, Opportunities and Community Events
  • Root for AAJA-N.Y.'s Team AAJA at the New York Marathon!
  • Vox Media's "Language, Please"
  • Kudos and On Our List

From AAJA-HQ: Looking Ahead to #AAJA22

#AAJA22 Updates Our full schedule is now available on Sched, which you can access on the #AAJA22 website. Take a look at ALL sessions and plan out your experience before arriving in L.A.!

Ahead of next week, we've been announcing sessions and speakers on social media! What are you most excited about for #AAJA22? Continue to use our hashtag and connect with the #AAJAFamily as we gear up to gather in Los Angeles!

Board Elections AAJA is seeking new officers on our National Governing Board for 2023-2024! All final votes are due next Friday, July 29 at 8 p.m. PT and the final results will be announced at #AAJA22. Check your email attached to your membership for your ballot.

Scholarships, Internships and Fellowships 2022 We’re proud to announce our final scholarships, internships, fellowships and internship grant recipients. Read about our full class of scholarships recipients here!

  • Dinah Eng Leadership Fellowship: Analisa Puod
  • Sam Chu Lin Internship Grant: Yu Chen

#AAJA22 Updates | Agenda | FAQ


🗓 Upcoming AAJA Events

July 27-30 | AAJA-Asia's N3Con | The 12th annual New.Now.Next Conference (N3Con 2022), taking place in Singapore, aims to serve the professional needs of journalists throughout Asia, nurture a diverse community and create a safe, communal space for crucial conversations about covering a disrupted world.

July 27-30 | #AAJA22 | AAJA’s in-person convention will be in Los Angeles from July 27-30, 2022 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel. We look forward to welcoming our #AAJAFamily for an illuminating week of conversations, community and skills-building. Learn more at aaja22.org and share what you're excited about on social media with the hashtag #AAJA22!

July 28 | AAJA-L.A.'s Happy Hour Mixer at Convention | Swing by AAJA-L.A.'s chapter mixer at Margaritaville on Universal City Walk. Mingle with local journalists and members attending convention, including Adrienne Luis. Learn more here.

July 28 | AAJA Sports Task Force’s KBBQ Dinner and Sports Memorabilia Raffle Fundraiser presented by CBS Sports | Join STF at 7 p.m. for their Korean BBQ dinner at Road to Seoul KBBQ during convention! Learn more and sign up in advance.

July 28 | Maynard Institute's #AAJA22 Happy Hour and Book Signing with Jeff Yang and Phil Yu | AAJA members attending the 2022 convention are invited to meet Jeff Yang and Phil Yu, co-authors of Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to NowEvelyn Hsu and Momo Chang will host this event. Space is limited; advance RSVP is required and a waitlist is expected. Register here.


📓 News & Resources

AAPI issues in journalism A Daily Beast article referred to the recent BA.5 variant of COVID-19 as the “ninja variant,” which Al Tompkins quoted in a newsletter. AAJA’s director of programs and partnerships, Waliya Laripointed out the problematic moniker. Tompkins expressed that he was “glad Waliya called me out. I could have and should have referred to The Daily Beast story without using their wording."

resource Vox Media’s Language, Please is a living resource with guidance, tools and a directory of inclusivity readers, providing context on terms to inform thoughtful reporting. AAJA Executive Director Naomi Tacuyan Underwood served on their inaugural advisory council.

resource Suicide is a leading cause of death worldwide. Research shows certain types of news stories contribute to more suicide deaths, while others lead people to seek help. AAJA member Aneri Pattani (Voices 2015) helped create a free, online course through Coursera and Johns Hopkins University that gives journalists concrete tools to safely frame story ideas, interview sources and produce radio/T.V. pieces. 


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On Our List: Member Bylines 🌟 📺 📸 📰 🎧

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

  • “‘Minding my people’s business’: An acclaimed Sudanese American poet makes a home in L.A.” by Jireh Deng, The Los Angeles Times
  • “Trying to Salvage His Climate Agenda, Biden Weighs Remaining Options” by Lisa Friedman, Coral Davenport and Elena Shao, The New York Times
  • “Constance Wu’s harassment exposes Hollywood’s glaring double standards” by Kimmy Yam, NBC Asian America
  • “Ethnic media was devastated by Covid. Now publishers are struggling to self-fund.” by Anuz Thapa, NBC News
  • “Bird flu outbreak, first of its kind in 7 years, creates challenges for Central Oregon farmer” by Jamie Diep, Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • “Asian Americans grapple with long-term reality as reported hate incidents top 11,000” by Shawna Chen, Axios
  • “O.C.’s Vietnamese homeless people feel like outcasts in a culture of family, achievement” by Anh Do, The Los Angeles Times
  • “Deaf cast challenges musical theater norms in production of ‘The Music Man’” by John Yang, PBS NewsHour

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. Going to #AAJA22? Add your resume to the career center before you go! 

AAJA Opportunities

External and Partner Opportunities

  • On July 28, the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association's D.C. Chapter will host an evening at the National Press Club celebrating the life of Shireen Abu Akleh and raising money for a scholarship in her name for Palestinian women pursuing journalism degrees. RSVP here.
  • Open News' News Nerd Survey has returned for 2022! Fill out the survey.
  • Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association (AMEJA)'s first ever Awards will spotlight exceptional reporting by and about Arab, Middle Eastern and North African communities. Submit work by August 15.
  • Poynter's Power of Diverse Voices: Writing Workshop for Journalists of Color, directed by Tom Huang, is accepting applications. Apply by August 22.

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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