Ernabel Demillo (AAJA-New York) is host of CUNY-TV’s “Asian American Life,” focusing on social, political and cultural issues in the Asian American community. She is a journalism professor at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ, and previously was a veteran broadcaster at FOX-5 in New York, Court TV and MSNBC. Demillo was also nominated for a 2011 and 2013 Emmy for Best Science Program for CUNY-TV’s Science and U!. She is a former AAJA-New York board member, AAJA-New York Chapter Vice President of Broadcast (1997-2001), head of the Student Television Project in 2000 in New York and 2001 in San Francisco.
June Chang (AAJA-Asia) was awarded a $15,000 grant from the U.S. Embassy in Seoul to collect a series of Koreans’ oral histories on video. She is an English news anchor in Seoul, a lecturer at universities in Seoul and serves as a guest analyst on Korean issues for international media outlets. Chang, the Asia Chapter’s AAJA Advisory Board representative, has been recognized as an honorary publicity ambassador for Gangnam, Seoul and has received Yonsei University’s Meritorious Award for contributions to the community.
Adam Kealoha Causey (AAJA-Florida) has taken a new job as an enterprise and investigative reporter at the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He previously worked at The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville where his reporting led to reform in the local college financial aid system and the resignation of a college president. He previously worked at The Times in Shreveport, LA and has been recognized as a 2010 – Finalist, Watchdog Reporting, Gannett Awards of Excellence. He is also a mentor/editor for VOICES, an AAJA program for college students to develop multimedia and reporting skills.
Arsalan Iftikhar (AAJA-Washington, D.C.) was awarded the 2013 Distinguished Young Alumni Award from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. Iftikhar is an international human rights lawyer, founder of TheMuslimGuy.com and serves as senior editor for The Islamic Monthly magazine in Washington, D.C. As a global media commentator, he participates weekly on National Public Radio (NPR) discussing domestic and international issues and is author of the book Islamic Pacifism: Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era.
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