2017 President’s Message

2017 President’s Message

By Yvonne Leow

Dear AAJA family, AAJA has celebrated many successes in the past four years. As Paul Cheung described in his presidential farewell message, we hosted our first Asian American Presidential Town Hall, secured $400,000 to fund a new Criminal Justice Reporting Project, and achieved many more milestones. Looking back, our organization has a lot to be proud


Rebranding AAJA for Today and Tomorrow

Rebranding AAJA for Today and Tomorrow

AAJA family, Since January, our national rebranding committee has been working closely with In-House International to redesign AAJA’s brand identity. We’re thrilled to be working with such a broad range of talented AAJA members on


AAJA National Executive Team February Update

AAJA National Executive Team February Update

    AAJA family, Happy Year of the Rooster! It’s only February, but we’ve made some strides this past month. This is the first of many updates from our national executive team. This month includes news from


AAJA Governing Board Responds to Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

AAJA Governing Board Responds to Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

Our organization was founded on a shared vision and a unique understanding of what defined the immigrant or AAPI experience. AAJA has a commitment to accurately cover the implications of President Trump’s executive order


Reflecting on successes, challenges — and the bright future ahead for AAJA

Reflecting on successes, challenges — and the bright future ahead for AAJA

Dear fellow members of AAJA: We’ve celebrated many successes over my four years of leading AAJA: Partnering with more than 30 community groups to host the first Asian American Presidential Town Hall, which featured principals and


A Message from AAJA’s President & President-Elect

A Message from AAJA’s President & President-Elect

Dear AAJA: In the wake of the election, many of our social media feeds are filled with stories of intimidation against minorities across the country. Students at a Michigan middle school started chanting in the cafeteria:


Donate via Facebook to the Power of One Today!

Donate via Facebook to the Power of One Today!

  AAJA has had a great 2016. Your tax-deductible donations helped to inspire young people to fulfill their dreams of becoming journalists through our student and professional development programs: JCamp, VOICES and ELP. It also supported our MediaWatch program, which ensures


Journalism Groups Urge Newsrooms to Close Race and Gender Salary Gaps

Journalism Groups Urge Newsrooms to Close Race and Gender Salary Gaps

As representatives of more than 7,000 journalists of color across America, we are pleased that The Wall Street Journal and its parent company Dow Jones have pledged to close the race and gender salary


Help improve diversity in media and donate to the Power of One now!

Help improve diversity in media and donate to the Power of One now!

We want to send a special ‘thank you’ to all those who supported AAJA through Power of One donations in 2015. Your tax-deductible donation went far in helping to inspire young people to fulfill their dreams of


AAJA Appoints Mi-Ai Parrish as Board Representative to UNITY

AAJA Appoints Mi-Ai Parrish as Board Representative to UNITY

AAJA’s governing board voted to approve Mi-Ai Parrish as board representative to UNITY, replacing Tomoko Hosaka. Mi-Ai Parrish joined Republic Media as president and publisher of The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com in October 2015. She came to


AAJA Appoints Mei-Ling Hopgood as Representative to ACEJMC Council

AAJA Appoints Mei-Ling Hopgood as Representative to ACEJMC Council

AAJA’s governing board voted to approve Mei-Ling Hopgood as AAJA’s representative to ACEJMC council, replacing Joie Chen. I want to thank Joie for her leadership and service to ACEJMC and AAJA for the past