2014 Convention Highlights

By AAJA National

Thank you to everyone who helped make the AAJA 2014 National Convention a success. Photo Gallery, 2014 Convention #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Photos by Andrew Seng Student Projects Read this year’s students’ pieces online. Voices | JCamp DC Photobooth Gallery View the DC Photobooth gallery. Password: AAJA Storify Andrew Humphrey,


Thank you Washington DC!

Thank you Washington DC!

AAJA Nation We made it happen in DC! At the convention, our programming expanded our journalism tool kit by developing key skills in investigative journalism, social media, visual literacy and data analysis and visualizations. We learned practical


AAJA Announces 2014 Award Winners

AAJA Announces 2014 Award Winners

The 2014 AAJA Awards were announced on Saturday, August 16 at the Scholarships & Awards Gala during this year’s national convention in Washington, DC. National Journalism Awards Asian American Pacific Islander Issues Written Journalism Ngoc Nguyen Environment Editor/Reporter, New American Media “Vietnamese Americans,


Introducing Lightning Talks

Introducing Lightning Talks

Something to aspire to! NICAR14’s Lightning Talks in Atlanta drew more than 1,000 people. Photo via Aaron Kessler’s Twitter feed. We are super excited to be hosting our first-ever Lightning Talks this year at the


South Asians in Entertainment and News

South Asians in Entertainment and News

We’re seeing South Asians faces and hearing South Asian voices more now all across the U.S. media, whether it’s in its in news or entertainment. In news, we’re increasingly seeing and hearing South Asian


An exclusive concert featuring acclaimed pianist Jenny Lin

An exclusive concert featuring acclaimed pianist Jenny Lin

Steinway & Sons will host an exclusive piano concert featuring acclaimed pianist Jenny Lin during the AAJA convention on Friday Aug. 15 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Born in Taiwan and raised in Austria,


Vargas and Pancholy to headline August AAJA Gala in Washington D.C.

Vargas and Pancholy to headline August AAJA Gala in Washington D.C.

The Asian American Journalists Association is excited to announce that Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas and actor Maulik Pancholy will headline its 25th Annual Scholarship & Awards Gala at the National Convention in


What will you get out of the Convention? Well, I got a job

What will you get out of the Convention? Well, I got a job

By Hannah Bae, AAJA-NY “You came all the way from Seoul?!” I heard this line of disbelief almost every time I introduced myself at last year’s AAJA National Convention, my first ever. A lot of people couldn’t fathom


2014 AAJA Leadership in Diversity Award

2014 AAJA Leadership in Diversity Award

AAJA is proud to announce Frank Blethen as the winner of the 2014 Leadership in Diversity Award. This award honors an individual or corporation that has made strides in promoting and demonstrating diversity in the


New Feature: Breakout Sessions and Lightning Talks!

New Feature: Breakout Sessions and Lightning Talks!

This year, round out your experience of AAJA’s 2014 convention with our new breakout sessions and lightning talks! Lightning Talks What are lightning talks, you ask? They’re five-minute presentations (usually accompanied with a PowerPoint presentation) given


Improve Your Skills and Résumé with Career Fair Critiques

Improve Your Skills and Résumé with Career Fair Critiques

In partnership with top media companies, AAJA is offering a Critiques Booth to convention-goers at this year’s AAJA Career Fair & Expo. This is your opportunity to polish your CV and get career advice