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


AAJA condemns Joel Brinkley’s column about Vietnam

AAJA condemns Joel Brinkley’s column about Vietnam

When we read Joel Brinkley’s recent column about Vietnam, we were appalled, and we expected better from Mr. Brinkley. Apparently, so did Tribune Media Services when it acknowledged that the column did not meet its


Media Advisory on Coverage of Sikh Temple Shooting

Media Advisory on Coverage of Sikh Temple Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 5, 2012 SAN FRANCISCO — The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) wishes to express our condolences after the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. Here are a few guidelines for


AAJA Handbook to Covering Asian America

AAJA Handbook to Covering Asian America

ALIEN: See ILLEGAL ALIEN. ALL-AMERICAN: Caution. Not a synonym for white. Refers to the best high school and college athletes of the year. See CAUCASIAN; EXOTIC; FOREIGN-NESS; YELLOW SKIN. AMERICAN: A citizen, native-born or naturalized, of the United States.


Asian Cultural Calendar

Asian Cultural Calendar

The following are some events less publicized than the Lunar New Year celebrated by Chinese and certain other East Asian ethnic groups, but also of importance to Asian America. Note: Many Asian calendars, because