AAJA & 37 Other Journalism Groups Urge President to Stop Excessive Controls on Public Information

AAJA & 37 Other Journalism Groups Urge President to Stop Excessive Controls on Public Information

INDIANAPOLIS – Thirty-eight journalism and open government groups today called on President Obama to stop practices in federal agencies that prevent important information from getting to the public. The national organizations sent a letter to Obama today


AAJA seeks retraction from The Detroit News for Neal Rubin’s column revisiting the Vincent Chin murder case

AAJA seeks retraction from The Detroit News for Neal Rubin’s column revisiting the Vincent Chin murder case

May 7 Response from The Detroit News Managing Editor Dear Paul, I’m responding on behalf of Jon Wolman after discussing Neal Rubin’s April 29 column with him and his editors. Neal has a provocative viewpoint on the subject


AAJA applauds work of OCA, Asian Pacific American Media Coalition over Jimmy Kimmel flap; ABC vows cultural sensitivity training

AAJA applauds work of OCA, Asian Pacific American Media Coalition over Jimmy Kimmel flap; ABC vows cultural sensitivity training

OCA and the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition announced this week the fruits of their work after taking ABC to task over an Oct. 16 segment on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” The segment, a cutesy


AAJA seeks apology from New York Post for front-page Japanese bomber imagery

AAJA seeks apology from New York Post for front-page Japanese bomber imagery

Some readers of the New York Post found this unfortunate illustration featuring Yankee pitcher Masahiro Tanaka on the front page on Jan. 23, 2014. Frank Zini Managing Editor The New York Post Dear Mr. Zini: Your front page last


AAJA-Philadelphia takes issue with restaurant review’s reference to “exotic,” “almond-eyed waitress”

AAJA-Philadelphia takes issue with restaurant review’s reference to “exotic,” “almond-eyed waitress”

UPDATE: Lillian Swanson, the editor in chief of Philadelphia City Paper, has responded to AAJA-Philadelphia’s request and has removed an offensive reference from the online version of the story. In an email to the


AAJA Portland Chapter calls on KXL to apologize for offensive billboard

AAJA Portland Chapter calls on KXL to apologize for offensive billboard

Addendum below: Station responds to call for apology To: Scott Mahalick, KXL Program Director and Kelsey McDaniel, Marketing and Promotions Director It took some public outrage for KXL to come to its senses, and we at


Discussions continue over KTVU Asiana crash coverage; KTVU vows better engagement with Asian American communities

Discussions continue over KTVU Asiana crash coverage; KTVU vows better engagement with Asian American communities

On September 19, AAJA met with KTVU for the second time as part of a series of discussions about the station’s coverage of last July’s Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco. During its July 12


Host of CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box,’ Joe Kernen, acknowledges ‘inappropriate and insensitive’ on-air remarks about Indian Americans

Host of CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box,’ Joe Kernen, acknowledges ‘inappropriate and insensitive’ on-air remarks about Indian Americans

The host of CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Joe Kernen, knew he was treading on dangerous territory during a conversation last Friday about India’s currency. Yet Mr. Kernen knowingly stepped in it when he used accented


ESPN apologizes, gives straight answer for “One Direction” flub

ESPN apologizes, gives straight answer for “One Direction” flub

The first baseman for Japan’s Little League team, 13-year-old Nagiru Hiramatsu, was at bat during the opening inning when an accompanying graphic broadcast by ESPN3 mentioned something curious: his favorite singer – “Wandai Wrection”? ESPN


AAJA, KTVU move forward in aftermath of on-air gaffe over pilots’ names

AAJA, KTVU move forward in aftermath of on-air gaffe over pilots’ names

KTVU vows to improve fact checking, to hold more meetings with AAJA. Station officials invited to take part in MediaWatch panel in NYC Last Friday, a team of AAJA leaders met with high-level managers at