AAJA Urges Newsrooms to Stop Using ‘Illegal’ to Describe Certain Immigrants

AAJA Urges Newsrooms to Stop Using ‘Illegal’ to Describe Certain Immigrants

Immigration continues to be an incendiary political topic, about which the language used in news coverage often serves to only further inflame. We at the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) call on all newrooms to


Zain Shauk Named Co-chair of MediaWatch Committee

Zain Shauk Named Co-chair of MediaWatch Committee

Zain Shauk, MediaWatch co-chair Zain Shauk, who covers the energy industry for Bloomberg News in Houston, will serve as the new co-chair of the MediaWatch Committee of the Asian American Journalists Association, effective immediately. He will


MediaWatch Adds 3 New Members to Committee

MediaWatch Adds 3 New Members to Committee

MediaWatch is delighted to announce the appointment of three more members to its committee: Stephen Jiwanmall of the Philadelphia Chapter, Iris Kuo of the Texas Chapter and Martyn Williams of the San Francisco Chapter. MediaWatch Chair


AAJA Urges Media to Stop Using Slur in Covering Sen. Reid’s Gaffe

AAJA Urges Media to Stop Using Slur in Covering Sen. Reid’s Gaffe

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s attempt at humor last week at the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce fell flat, as widely reported. Unfortunately, the same news media seeking to bring attention to Reid’s


AAJA Seeks Apology From Fox News for Irresponsible Comments About Islam

AAJA Seeks Apology From Fox News for Irresponsible Comments About Islam

Video Source: MediaMatters The killing of photojournalist James Foley was disturbing, appalling, monstrous. We understand the visceral reaction to the horror. What we at the Asian American Journalists Association don’t understand is how the barbaric act of


Philadelphia Public Record apologizes for offensive photo caption

Philadelphia Public Record apologizes for offensive photo caption

UPDATE (Sept. 5, 2014) The Philadelphia Public Record has published a front page apology for the offensive photo caption that Media Watch issued a statement on last month. The paper explained that the caption’s fake


AAJA urges authorities in Ferguson, Mo., to respect the rights of journalists

AAJA urges authorities in Ferguson, Mo., to respect the rights of journalists

The circumstances surrounding the Aug. 9 shooting of a young black man, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri, remain in dispute. While we at the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) are in no position to


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