Mega Sugianto and Stephen Jiwanmall Announced as New AASMBJ Co-chairs

Mega Sugianto and Stephen Jiwanmall Announced as New AASMBJ Co-chairs

By AAJA National

Mega Sugianto (AAJA-Los Angeles) and Stephen Jiwanmall (AAJA-Florida) have been selected as the new co-chairs of AASMBJ (Asian American Small Market Broadcast Journalists). They are the third pair to lead the group since it was founded in 2009. “We couldn’t have picked better people to take over for AAJA SMBJ,” says former co-chair Derek Opina,


2015 National Journalism and Special Awards Now Open for Submissions

2015 National Journalism and Special Awards Now Open for Submissions

The deadline for 2015 award entries has passed. AAJA is proud to announce the call for entries and nominations for the 2015 National Journalism Awards, the 2015 Dr. Suzanne Ahn Award for Civil Rights &


AAJA Member News: January 2015 Roundup

AAJA Member News: January 2015 Roundup

Hanah Fadrigalan (AAJA-New England) has been promoted as a Promotions Coordinator at NBC Boston (WHDH-TV). She coordinates syndication and NBC programming feeds, completes daily logs, oversees production of syndication episodic promotion and manages co-op/internship


AAJA Adopts Bylaw Changes for Restructure

AAJA Adopts Bylaw Changes for Restructure

It has been an exciting and productive year for the Asian American Journalists Association’s governance restructure plan. On December 6, 2014, the AAJA governing board adopted bylaw changes to reflect the restructure plan approved in


AAJA appoints Neal Justin as representative to UNITY

AAJA appoints Neal Justin as representative to UNITY

AAJA’s governing board voted to approve Neal Justin as AAJA’s representative to the UNITY Board, replacing Doris Truong. Neal was one of the original members of the AAJA governing board and was named AAJA member


Learn More About AAJA’s Chapters

Learn More About AAJA’s Chapters

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) has 21 chapters. Contact a chapter or chapter president near you, or join AAJA as an at-large member to help advance our mission of diversity in news and newsrooms. Arizona President AMY WANG Reporter,


AAJA Member News: December 2014 Roundup

AAJA Member News: December 2014 Roundup

Karen Gaudette Brewer (AAJA-Seattle) has published her first book: Seafood Lover’s Pacific Northwest (Globe Pequot Press), a thorough guidebook that highlights the best and most unique seafood restaurants, oyster bars, festivals, foraging opportunities and


Five Questions for Miss Nebraska USA

Five Questions for Miss Nebraska USA

By Ellen Lee (AAJA-San Francisco Bay Area), Freelance Writer Hoang-Kim Cung moved to Grand Island, Nebraska last year to kickstart her broadcast journalism career. There, the NBC Nebraska reporter has anchored the morning, midday and


Give Back on #GivingTuesday

Give Back on #GivingTuesday

Join AAJA for #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world will come together for one common purpose – to celebrate generosity and to


AAJA Member News: November 2014 Roundup

AAJA Member News: November 2014 Roundup

Michelle Lee (AAJA-Arizona) has joined The Washington Post as a reporter on The Fact Checker, which investigates the truth behind political rhetoric. She previously was a government accountability reporter at The Arizona Republic covering local,


AAJA Member News: October 2014 Roundup

AAJA Member News: October 2014 Roundup

Yowei Shaw (AAJA-Philadelphia) was named a 2014 Knight Fellow by United States Artists (USA), a national grant making and advocacy group. Representing eight creative disciplines, each of the 34 USA Fellows receives an unrestricted $50,000