Yowei Shaw (AAJA-Philadelphia) was named a 2014 Knight Fellow by United States Artists (USA), a national grant making and advocacy group. Representing eight creative disciplines, each of the 34 USA Fellows receives an unrestricted $50,000 award and recognition as “one of America’s most accomplished and innovative artists.” Knight Fellows also receive $5,000 for a community engagement project.
Shaw is currently an independent radio producer in Philadelphia and specializes in short-form stories about cultural issues, particularly the experience of people of color.
Al Young (AAJA-New England) is a longtime AAJA New England Chapter member and has recently accepted a teaching job as an adjunct faculty member at Emerson College in Boston. Young, a groundbreaking, award-winning journalist with more than 35 years daily newspaper experience as a writer and editor at the Boston Globe, USA TODAY, New York Daily News, New Haven Register, and The Bridgeport Telegram, is teaching Foundations of Journalism for the fall semester that began in September. In 2010, Young was named to AAJA’s inaugural “Asian American Pioneer Journalist Honor Roll” (1925-1975). Young, who was the first Asian American sportswriter in the country at a metro daily and the first to cover the NFL as a beat writer for the New York Giants and Jets, is a past president of the AAJA Washington, D.C. chapter