October 7, 2020
  • National Update: Statement on VOA Allegations about Steven Herman
  • Join AAJA Studio, our AAPI speakers' bureau for newsrooms
  • Upcoming Events & AAJA20 Parenting During COVID Resource
  • Member Updates: #AAJAKudos & On Our List
  • Opportunities: Apply for the AAJA Fall Internship
National Updates
We stand in support of AAJA member and AAJA-DC board member Steven Herman, VOA White House bureau chief. Read the AAJA-DC and AAJA National statement here.
Join AAJA Studio, Our Speakers Bureau We're giving newsrooms no excuse to leave us out. Nominate yourself or someone else to be part of the inaugural AAJA Studio, the first-ever AAPI focused listing of subject matter experts.
Upcoming AAJA Events
October 8 Behind the Lens: Producing, Editing and Writing for TV The AAJA-Atlanta Student Series is back for the fall, with the first talk on breaking into TV with Anthony Giordano and Merina Basony. Register here.

October 10 At Large Hangout, featuring introductions from 7 Ohio members and virtual mingling. RSVP here.

October 16 AAJA-LA Virtual Trivia Bowl Assemble your 10-member team to compete in this year's Trivia Bowl with Quizmasters Lynn Yu and Chris O'Brien, and Emcee David Ono. Usually AAJA-LA's signature "fun-raiser," registration this year is free. If you'd like to put in a team, shoot an email to Henry.

October 16 AAJA Fall Internship Application Deadline Apply now.

October 24 AAJA Sacramento Virtual Social Mixer Celebrating Lonnie Wong
Celebrate Wong's Silver Circle induction into the honor society of the San Francisco/Northern California National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Lonnie, who marks 40 years at FOX40 this year, helped found AAJA Sacramento. In 2016, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from AAJA national. More information about the event here.
#AAJA20 Release
ELP Presents: Working & Parenting During COVID
*NEW VIDEO RELEASED FROM #AAJA20* The uncertainty surrounding child care, in-person instruction for school-aged children and risks of exposing your family to the virus while covering the news is unprecedented.

Journalists who are parents are performing a nearly impossible balancing act every day.

Join these working parents -- Xuan Thai (NBC News), Sally Ho (AP), and CeFaan Kim (ABC7NY) -- in a discussion and share your tips and tricks.

Don't have time to watch the full video? Check out this accompanying parenting tipsheet by Sally Ho.
👏 #AAJAKudos to...
Celebrate your achievements with us-- tag @aaja or let us know on Slack. 

On Our List
Member bylines emboldened.
📺📸 To witness

📰 To read

📱To scroll

🎧 To listen 
How do you cover a group as diverse as Asian Americans in Southern California?
by Teresa Watanabe
How do you cover a group as diverse as Asian Americans...

"No matter how long Asian American families had been in the United States— fighting its wars, paying its taxes, contributing to the nation’s well-being— they were still often seen as foreigners, exotic at best, sinister at worst."

Read more

Career Center

Check out the AAJA Career Center and the #aaja-jobs Slack channel for career opportunities. Recent Career Center postings include Bureau Chief, Bankruptcy at the Wall Street Journal; Digital Editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer; Weekend AM Anchor/Reporter, KTNY; Senior Editor for the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley; Copyeditor at ProPublica; Wealth Reporter for Insider Inc.; and more.

Apply for the AAJA Fall Internship by October 16

The Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA) is looking for a Fall 2020 intern to work from October to December (with potential to continue into the spring based on performance). Timing has some flexibility. Due to COVID-19, no travel or on-site time is required. Details and application here.
USC Annenberg/Center for Health Journalism Opportunities - Apply by October 16

2020 Data Fellowship, which will be offered via Zoom November 30-December 4, offers intensive training, reporting and data acquisition grants of $2,000-$10,000 and six months of expert mentoring while you work on an ambitious reporting project. 

Impact Fund will provide grants of $2,000-$10,000 to assist in the reporting of ambitious projects that report on the health of underserved populations or communities.
Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival: October 14-18, 2020

Double Exposure, the United States' first and only festival dedicated to investigative reporting on film goes virtual! 17 new documentaries and must-watch conversations with award-winning filmmakers delivered to your home. The documentary films are accompanied by over 75 speakers participating in 30 panels, workshops, master classes, pitch sessions, and 1:1 networking opportunities for investigative journalists and filmmakers.

Film Pass and tickets are now on sale here. Get 10% off using code JOURNALISM

In 1981, Times journalists Bill Sing, Nancy Yoshihara and David Kishiyama became three of the founding members of the Asian American Journalists Assn., aimed in part at increasing our ranks in U.S. news organizations.

The group now has more than 1,500 members in 20 chapters across the United States and in Asia."

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