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


UPDATED STATEMENT: KTVU officials meet with AAJA over station’s embarrassing on-air gaffe

UPDATED STATEMENT: KTVU officials meet with AAJA over station’s embarrassing on-air gaffe

JULY 19 meeting update with KTVU In meeting with AAJA, KTVU says it’s taking steps to improve its journalism and regain trust of Asian American community A team of AAJA representatives met with KTVU’s senior leaders


AAJA urges caution in blaming South Korean culture for Asiana airline crash

AAJA urges caution in blaming South Korean culture for Asiana airline crash

A passenger reads a newspaper reporting about Asiana Airlines Flight 214 which took off from Seoul and crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, on a subway train in Seoul, South


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


UNITY Responds to ASNE Newsroom Diversity Report

UNITY Responds to ASNE Newsroom Diversity Report

ASNE Releases Newsroom Diversity Numbers, Unity Calls on News Industry to Make Diversity a Business Mandate This week, the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) released their Newsroom Employment Census, an annual report that delivers


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