Adam Kealoha Causey (AAJA-At Large) is now the assistant city editor at the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He is the primary editor for their crime and courts coverage. Adam will also oversee a group of year-round interns who are University of Nevada-Las Vegas students and has helped set up a mentoring program for summer interns who will be coming from all over the country. Adam will aslo be the AAJA’s VOICES managing editor this year.
Matthew Hashiguchi (AAJA-New England) has started a Kickstarter campaign to fund Good Luck Soup Interactive, which is a participatory documentary of the lives of Japanese Americans and Japanese Canadians after they left the World War II Internment Camps. To donate by May 31 or to learn more about the project, click here. Matthew is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and adjunct professor at Emerson College. You can learn more about his work here.
Tomoko Hosaka (AAJA-Washington D.C.) has been hired by the Associated Press as an economics editor and writer in the Washington bureau. She previously worked for the AP in Japan. She most recently served as chief operating officer at Plympton Inc., a mobile technology and digital publishing company in San Francisco. Tomoko currently serves as AAJA’s representative to the UNITY board.
Marissa Tejada (AAJA-At Large) published her first novel, Chasing Athens, on April 25, 2014 through the E-book romance publisher Musa Publishing. For more information about the book, click here. Marissa is a freelance writer based in Athens, Greece and has a blog called My Greece, My Travels.