September 22, 2022

Henry Fuhrmann, long-time AAJA member, speaks to VOICES students at AAJA’s convention in July. Darrell Miho for AAJA



From AAJA-HQ: AAJA Mourns the Loss of Henry Fuhrmann

AAJA is saddened by the loss of Henry Fuhrmann, a long-time member and a loving friend. He will be so dearly missed, and forever a part of our AAJA family. We are honored to award Henry with the 2023 AAJA Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifelong dedication to excellence in journalism, his leadership through humble service, his generous mentorship of future generations and his commitment to AAJA. Read our in memoriam of Henry. Donate to AAJA-Los Angeles in Henry’s memory.

AAJA Defined AAJA-HQ staff reflected on #AAJA22 convention and how to continue owning our narratives for 2023 and beyond in this month’s edition of AAJA Defined.

SciLine Last week, Rick Weiss and Tori Fosheim led a crash course by SciLine on how to implement science in reporting. Watch the recording.

Partner Track On Sept. 16, Nydia Han interviewed "The Partner Track" author Helen Wan on Facebook Live. They discussed their shared experiences as Asian American women. 

Support AAPI-Led Civic Journalism We’re excited to share that The Yappie, an AAJA-supported newsroom, is currently in 4th place in the 2022 Gold Futures Challenge! Voting is still open until Sept. 27. Show your support for The Yappie.


🗓 Upcoming AAJA Events

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

Sept. 24 | AAJA-Portland's Training: Mastering Journalism Power Tools | Join AAJA-Portland and Frank Bi for a free virtual workshop on harnessing Google Tools more effectively in your journalism work on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 9 a.m. PT. Register here.

Sept. 26-27 | AAJA-Asia's Fact-Checking and Sources Verification Workshop | Join AAJA-Asia and The Mooknayak for Google News Initiative online trainings conducted by Soma Basu on Monday, Sept. 26 and Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. IST. The trainings will be in Hindi. Register here.

Sept. 30 | Storytelling from the Heart Follow-up Session | Join Jon Funabiki, Paula Madison and Amanda Mei Kim for an online follow-up event for their “Storytelling From the Heart” panel from #AAJA22 on Friday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. PT. RSVP here

Oct. 1 | David Ono's Defining Courage at the JACCC | David Ono's next “Defining Courage” performance will be at the Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. PT. Get your tickets.

Oct. 2 | AAJA-Washington, D.C.'s Marathon Event/Happy Hour | Join AAJA-D.C. to support colleagues running in the New York Marathon, including Kelyn Soong, Jin Ding and Sophia Caiat Metrobar on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 3:30 p.m. ET. RSVP here.


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📓 News & Resources

in memoriam Over the past week, so many have shared their stories about Henry Fuhrmann's legacy. Read pieces by Frank Shyong, USC Annenberg, The Los Angeles Times and ACES: The Society for Editing.

statement The National Association of Black Journalists released a statement following the cancellation of CNN’s “Don Lemon Tonight,” expressing concern about the number of Black prime-time cable anchors.

news about news AAJA-Los Angeles joined the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and other journalism organizations in calling on a California principal to drop disciplinary action against Adriana Chavira for refusing to censor her students’ reporting.

report A McKinsey report found that Asian Americans face invisible challenges at work that have often been overlooked. Notably, Asian American women experienced the greatest decrease in representation and promotions at the senior level

guide Online violence disproportionately affects women and journalists of color. The International Women’s Media Foundation released a guide to protecting newsrooms and journalists against online violence.

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On Our List: Member Bylines 🌟 📺 📸 📰 🎧

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

  • “Queues form as London mourns the passing of Queen Elizabeth II: A photojournalist’s perspective” by Marcus Yam, The Los Angeles Times
  • “Across generations, South and Southeast Asians reflect on colonialism’s impact on identity” by Kimmy Yam and Sakshi Venkatraman, NBC Asian America
  • “What to know about calls for reparations for Britain’s legacy of slavery in the Caribbean” by Kenichi Serino and Justin Stabley, PBS NewsHour
  • “September 2022 - 10th Anniversary” by Ernabel Demillo, Vivian Lee, Kyung Yoon, Michael Tamsuriyamit and Rayner Ramirez, "Asian American Life"/CUNY TV 
  • “From O.C. church shooting to Pelosi’s visit — what it’s like to be Taiwanese American right now” by Anh Do and Jeong Park, The Los Angeles Times
  • “Flood-hit Pakistan deserves more attention and help” by Rummana Hussain, The Chicago Sun-Times
  • “‘Catastrophic’ damage, power outages as storm pummels Puerto Rico” by Arelis R. Hernández, Jason Samenow and Praveena Somasundaram, The Washington Post
  • “How Book Bans Turned a Texas Town Upside Down” by Erika Hayasaki, The New York Times Magazine
  • “Business travel gets back on track” by Vicky Nguyen, The Today Show

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

  • Rising With The Tides Fellowship | This AAJA-San Francisco Bay Area fellowship, in partnership with Comcast and NBC Bay Area, will grant fellows up to $1,500 and support from a full-time mentor and editor. | Deadline: Thursday, Oct. 6. | Apply here.
  • Photo Submissions for AAJA’s Convention Archive | Submit here.

External and Partner Opportunities

  • SAJA Awards | The South Asian Journalists Association's awards are open for submissions. | Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 22. | Submit here
  • #DBEI22 Fellowships | Investigative Reporters and Editors is offering a fellowship to attend their DBEI Symposium for free. | Deadline: Friday, Sept. 23. | Apply here.
  • Muslim Media Toolkit | Yasmeen Saadi and Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellow Tasmiha Khan are creating a toolkit for journalists to better cover Muslims and Islam in the media. | Fill out their survey

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.

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