Chicago Sun-Times publisher responds to ‘Fright 214′ headline

Chicago Sun-Times publisher responds to ‘Fright 214′ headline

A front-page headline in the Chicago Sun-Times provoked debate after Saturday’s Asiana airline tragedy in San Francisco. Some who saw the tabloid’s cover took offense, contending that the headline –“Fright 214” — perpetuated the


Kellogg Foundation Grant for Forum and Media Training

Kellogg Foundation Grant for Forum and Media Training

The W. K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) with a $100,000 grant to fund six free media access trainings and an education forum on structural racism at the 2013


AAJA Not Attending DOJ Off-The-Record Session, Would Welcome On-The-Record Meeting

AAJA Not Attending DOJ Off-The-Record Session, Would Welcome On-The-Record Meeting

Dear AAJA members The Attorney General invited AAJA to an off-the-record policy meeting.  The meeting is one of a series of meetings with media and other organizations that the Attorney General is conducting as part


Studying Our Past: A Timeline of the Chin Case

Studying Our Past: A Timeline of the Chin Case

Asian Americans in the United States: An Overview of a Difficult History Trouble viewing this timeline? View it on a separate page, or read the html version. Getting the Story Right  MediaWatch. Many years have passed since the


AAJA applauds revamped AP style in describing some immigrants

AAJA applauds revamped AP style in describing some immigrants

NOTE: A response from the New York Times is appended below. The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) has long stood for fairness and respect when it comes to covering our communities, and AAJA stands with


AAJA Urges Vigilance in Reporting on Boston Bombing Suspects

AAJA Urges Vigilance in Reporting on Boston Bombing Suspects

The events this week in Boston have been tragic, and the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) joins in mourning the dead and in wishing a speedy recovery to those injured. Like all Americans, we


Vincent Chin Memorial Scholarship

Vincent Chin Memorial Scholarship

Vincent Chin’s legacy lives on. The brutal attack that took his life occurred late at night with few people around, but its reverberations spread across the country and have lasted for decades. Asian Americans


Caledonian Record’s team spirit falls flat

Caledonian Record’s team spirit falls flat

Dear Mr. Todd Smith, Publisher, The Caledonian Record No one can criticize the Caledonian Record for rooting for the home team. But we at the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) were appalled by the insert


Media Watchers Latest Round Up: Bloomberg Businessweek’s Cover, CBS’ primetime “Mike & Molly” on Feb. 25

Media Watchers Latest Round Up: Bloomberg Businessweek’s Cover, CBS’ primetime “Mike & Molly” on Feb. 25

Bloomberg Businessweek’s cover, The Great American Housing Rebound, drew sharp criticism from organizations such as the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists, to journals such as the Columbia


AAJA MediaWatch seeks apology for ‘rice ball’ comment on “Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller”

AAJA MediaWatch seeks apology for ‘rice ball’ comment on “Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller”

Dear Ms. Jacki Schechner, Mr. Chris Lavoie and Ms. Stephanie Miller In these partisan times, there are lots of people who look to make headlines as well as make a point. There are all kinds