Lori Matsukawa (AAJA Seattle) has been inducted in the Silver Circle by the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Silver Circle includes a group of standout media professionals who have started their careers at least 25 years ago and have made a significant contribution to both the television industry and their communities. She is a longtime KING5 anchor and an AAJA Seattle co-founder. She has mentored countless young journalists and helped to launch the Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship.
Heidi Chang (AAJA Hawai’i) won the top radio award for General/News Enterprise Reporting in the 2013 Excellence in Journalism Awards contest sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter for her Voice of America story on Jeremy Lin, “‘Linsanity’ Details Rise of Asian-American Basketball Star.” Heidi was also awarded the top audio award in the First Annual Freelancers Journalism Contest sponsored by the Freelance Unit of the Pacific Media Workers Guild in San Francisco for her National Public Radio story on Hawaii jazz legend Gabe Baltazar.
Josh Du Lac (AAJA Washington D.C.) has been named the editor of general assignment news desk at The Washington Post. According to the newspaper, he “will lead a team of reporters charged with generating digital enterprise and coverage of ongoing stories.” Before join The Washington Post in the local enterprise department, he worked at the Sacramento Bee. Josh is also a co-founder of AAJA’s JCamp.