Melanie Balakit: What VOICES Taught Me

Melanie Balakit: What VOICES Taught Me

Name: Melanie Balakit VOICES year and role: 2014 (Washington, D.C.) Current position: K-12 education reporter, The Tennessean VOICES connection VOICES taught me the importance of networking. Throughout the week, we had a contest to see who could collect


Debate Over Same-Sex Marriage Nears Crescendo

Debate Over Same-Sex Marriage Nears Crescendo

(Photo by Kaylee Everly/Lincoln Journal Star) Greg Tubach (left) and Bil Roby share a candid moment Friday in their Lincoln home while waiting to get their photo taken with two of their dogs, Grace


Nuran Alteir: How VOICES Shaped My Path

Nuran Alteir: How VOICES Shaped My Path

Name: Nuran Alteir VOICES year and role: 2014 student, Washington, D.C. Current position: City Reporter, The Oregonian How did AAJA VOICES shape your path?  Coming from a family who doesn’t completely understand my passion for journalism, it was such a relief to


Delving Deeper Into Poverty Among Nebraska Latinos

Delving Deeper Into Poverty Among Nebraska Latinos

Claudia Felix and her family have gone in and out of poverty over the years. (Photo by Bobby Caina Calvan | The Heartland Project) By Bobby Caina Calvan | The Heartland Project LINCOLN, Neb. — The


Apply for AAJA Scholarships, Internship Grants

Apply for AAJA Scholarships, Internship Grants

Open Now Intern for AsAmNews: Earn college credit and valuable experience at AsAmNews. This internship is open until a qualified applicant is selected. Stanford Chen Internship Grant: $1,750 available to offset education costs for college juniors, seniors


Apply Today for VOICES 2015

Apply Today for VOICES 2015

The 2015 VOICES program will take place August 10 – 16 during the week of the 2015 National Convention in San Francisco, California. Students Apply Here Faculty Apply Here About VOICES 2015 VOICES serves as a multimedia journalism training


Minimum Wage Rises in Nebraska — and For Some, So Does Hope

Minimum Wage Rises in Nebraska — and For Some, So Does Hope

$30 a week: Minimum wage increase means that — and more. Read complete coverage in the Lincoln Journal Star. Sidebar: Companies challenging wage hikes elsewhere Life Stories: An ‘Everday Grind’ Life Stories: Every Dollar Adds Up Life Stories: Medical


Hope Rises in a Place of Despair

Hope Rises in a Place of Despair

Basil Brave Heart, a Lakota elder, salutes the heavens and the forces of nature near a sacred medicine wheel in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. (Photo by Bobby Caina Calvan) By Bobby Caina Calvan |


University of Minnesota to Host JCamp 2015

University of Minnesota to Host JCamp 2015

SAN FRANCISCO – The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) announced today that the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication will host and sponsor JCamp 2015, a six-day multicultural journalism training program


Apply Now for JCamp 2015

Apply Now for JCamp 2015

University of Minnesota  •  August 3 – 8, 2015 The application deadline for JCamp 2015 has passed. JCamp is a six-day intensive journalism training for high school students. Students learn from professional journalists and get hands-on