August 11, 2022

#AAJAFamily proudly celebrated the achievements of our 2021 and 2022 AAJA Awards recipients together at the Opening Recception of #AAJA22 on July 27, 2022. (Photo by Darrell Miho for AAJA.)



From AAJA-HQ: Hearing Your Voices from #AAJA22

#AAJA23 Next year’s #AAJA23 convention will be held at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. on July 19-22, 2023. If you’re already planning ahead, hotel rooms are planned to be available July 16-23. Save the date and stay tuned for updates!

#AAJA22 Post-Convention Survey Thank you all for an incredible #AAJA22! To help make next year’s convention even better, please take a brief moment to fill out our feedback form.

Board Elections We’re excited to announce the results of our 2022 Board Elections:

  • President: Nicole Dungca 
  • VP of Finance: Jin K. Ding 
  • VP of Civic Engagement: Marian Chia-Ming Liu 

We can't wait to see how Nicole and Jin bring their past board experiences to these positions and we welcome Marian to the board. Outgoing president Michelle Ye Hee Lee will depart from her role at the end of the year, having spent a decade on the board, including four years as president. Read a portion from her closing speech at #AAJA22.

AAJA Awards Celebrate our 2021 and 2022 AAJA Journalism Excellence Awards and Community Awards winners! Learn more about their work on our awards website. Keep an eye on social media for our upcoming #AAJAAwardsAugust highlights on winners.

VOICES Stories This week, we’re highlighting our 2022 VOICES fellows' work on social media! Explore their stories on the new VOICES website. If you’d like to support VOICES, which is made possible by donations and grants, consider making a tax-deductible donation.

JCamp Reflection Follow a week in the life of Felicity Chang, a 2022 JCamper, in her self-made video diary. She documented her experiences making new friends, meeting industry professionals and enjoying a surprise trip to Universal Studios. We are so proud of her journey as well as all our other JCampers!


🗓 Upcoming AAJA Events

August 23 | Get the Scoop with AAJA-Arizona | Join AAJA-Arizona for a sweet fundraiser Tuesday, Aug. 23! A percentage of sales from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sweet Republic Ice Cream in Phoenix will help fund journalism scholarships and programs.


📓 News & Resources

entrances and exits In “Stepping into values-first leadership, in a new way,Sisi Wei describes the values she'll bring to her new role as editor-in-chief of The Markup and reflects on her time at OpenNews.

diversity in journalism VOICES fellows Brammhi Balarajan, Yiwen Lu, Bahar Ostadan, Omar Rashad and Samson Zhang's article on the lack of diversity in journalism awards’ judging committees was republished in Objective Journalism.

broadcast snapshot project AAJA’s Director of Programs and Partnerships, Waliya Lari, as well as Juju Chang and Michelle Ye Hee Lee, were featured in a Marcom Weekly article about our Broadcast Snapshot Project. 

news about news Tee Zhuo of Singapore’s The Business Times analyzed how newsrooms need to create nurturing environments to uphold the values and ambitions that draw people to join journalism in the first place: “purpose, passion, meaningful impact, a calling.”

📰 AAJA In The Media

#AAJA22 reflections 

  • ESPN SportsCenter correspondent and AAJA Sports Task Force board member Michele Steele discussed her team’s presence at #AAJA22.
  • CNN's “Citizen By CNN” conversation with Amara Walker and "Erin Burnett OutFront" Executive Producer Susie Xu is available to watch.
  • Northwestern University Medill students Angela Zhang, Julia Richardson and Brendan Le shared their convention experiences with Jenna Wang

about the awardees 


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On Our List: Member Bylines 🌟 📺 📸 📰 🎧

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

  • “Transcript: Race in America: Giving Voice with Juju Chang” by Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Juju Chang, The Washington Post
  • “Asian Americans sue Siskiyou County and its sheriff, alleging racial bias” by Anh Do, The L.A. Times
  • “‘A Slow Death’: Egypt’s Political Prisoners Recount Horrific Conditions” by Vivian Yee, The New York Times
  • “As a cancer patient, ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ frees me from my mental prison” by Gene Park, The Washington Post
  • “Photographic Justice is a tribute to Corky Lee” by Ti-Hua Chang, photos by Xintian Wang, AsAmNews
  • “$15 French Fries and $18 Sandwiches: Inflation Hits New York” by Nicole Hong, The New York Times
  • “Biden surveys flood damage in Kentucky, pledges more U.S. help” by Seung Min Kim, Chris Megerian and Bruce Shreiner, The Associated Press
  • “Ride-Hailing Drivers Struggle With Crime and Gas Costs” by Amy Yee, Bloomberg
  • “‘Golden Girls’ L.A. pop-up restaurant has the golden touch” by Terry Tang, The Associated Press
  • "Requiem for a Hawaii Jazz King: Remembering Gabe Baltazar" by Heidi Chang, Jazziz Magazine
  • “Remembering Joy: A Personal Story from ECG” by Ericka Cruz Guevarra, KQED
  • “19 states now teach Asian American Studies. More coming” by Randall Yip, AsAmNews

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. 

AAJA Opportunities

External and Partner Opportunities

  • Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association (AMEJA)'s Awards | Deadline: Sunday, August 28 | Submit work here
  • Poynter's Power of Diverse Voices: Writing Workshop for Journalists of Color, directed by Tom Huang | Deadline: Monday, August 22 | Apply here

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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