AAJA National News
April 3, 2020
How are you?

Thank you to those who have participated in the member check-in survey . If you haven’t yet, please take a moment to let us know how you’re doing in this new reality. We are reviewing responses on a rolling basis to inform our plan of action for the foreseeable future.
News & Updates

  • On April 1, AAJA President Michelle Lee joined leaders from the National Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Native American Journalists Association, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, the South Asian Journalists Association, and Journalism & Women Symposium in this webinar on COVID-19: Taking Care of Journalists and Journalism hosted by the Power Shift Project at the Freedom Forum Institute.

  • Congrats to AAJA Philadelphia, for receiving a grant from the Lenfest Institute for supporting journalists of color in Philadelphia, along with NAHJ Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists.
  • Join the IWGroup’s #WashTheHate Campaign to combat the rising tide of coronavirus-related discrimination and violence against individuals of Asian descent. To participate, make a video of yourself washing your hands and post your story to social media with #AAJAFamily and #WashTheHate.
Coronavirus Resources

  • Coronavirus Resources Page: We will continue to update the Coronavirus Resources Page on our website. Feel free to share with us any resources you come across.

  • Hang Out by the Slack Water Cooler: We’ve created four new Slack channels to encourage social connection and peer support: #parenting, #exercise, #food, and #in-the-news. Folks in the #exercise channel are currently seeking a good running playlist. (If you’re not on Slack yet, join here.)

  • Respecting the Inbox: As you may have noticed, we’ve increased our communication with you because our mission is to serve you by supporting the advancement and leadership of our members in this industry. And we want to make sure we’re on the same page. Tell us how it’s working out for you.

For Students



  • Submit your work (or a colleague’s) for a 2020 AAJA National Journalism Award by April 22.

  • Submit AAJA Speakers Bureau Nominations here.

  • Journal of Asian American Studies (JAAS) Special Issue Call for Papers: This special issue of JAAS seeks submissions from multiple academic disciplines, community activists/organizations, and creative arts in an effort to address holistically the multiple dimensions of this pandemic through interdisciplinary and community engaged perspectives. Full submission details here.

  • Check out the AAJA Jobs Board and the #aaja-jobs Slack channel for career opportunities.
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