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 |


Apply Now for JCamp 2015

Apply Now for JCamp 2015

University of Minnesota  •  August 3 – 8, 2015 JCamp is a six-day intensive journalism training for high school students. Students learn from professional journalists and get hands-on training in writing, photography, television broadcasting, online


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


Domestic Violence Story Pushes Reporter Beyond Comfort Zone

Domestic Violence Story Pushes Reporter Beyond Comfort Zone

Lincoln Police Officer Tu Tran responds to a domestic violence call on a recent night. (Photo courtesy of Lincoln News1011.) By Bobby Caina Calvan | The Heartland Project LINCOLN, Neb. — Over the summer, a video


2015 NBC Summer Partnership Applications Now Open

2015 NBC Summer Partnership Applications Now Open

Apply for the chance to be selected for an internship with NBC in New York City and to be matched with an AAJA broadcast mentor! AAJA is proud to announce the 2015 NBC Summer Partnership.


In western Nebraska, old-timers work to keep heritage from fading among U.S.-born Latinos

In western Nebraska, old-timers work to keep heritage from fading among U.S.-born Latinos

(Photo by Luis Peon-Casanova) Bianka Tovar adjusts her yellow skirt during a recent Mexican baile rehearsal, while Myah Villafranca (from left to right0, Jackie Martinez and Angelina Jurado watch. By Bobby Caina Calvan | The


Immigration Status Makes Driver’s Licenses Out of Reach For Some Young Nebraskans

Immigration Status Makes Driver’s Licenses Out of Reach For Some Young Nebraskans

Here’s the latest from The Heartland Project. The broadcast piece was in collaboration with AAJA member Mega Sugianto and Lincoln’s News 10/11 News. Jani Martinez helps her brother Enrique with homework. Martinez was 4 years


AAJA Selects 25 Community and Business Leaders for Media Institute Class of 2014

AAJA Selects 25 Community and Business Leaders for Media Institute Class of 2014

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is proud to announce the selection of 25 community and business leaders for its Media Institute inaugural class. Led by a team of award-winning journalists, participants will learn how


2014 Dinah Eng Leadership Fellows Reflect on ELP

2014 Dinah Eng Leadership Fellows Reflect on ELP

The Dinah Eng Leadership Fellowship advances opportunities for mid-career AAJA members pursuing the strategies and skills needed to enter news management and advance within its ranks. Since the fellowship’s inaugural year in 2012, 14 AAJA members


Frances Wang: How VOICES Shaped My Path

Frances Wang: How VOICES Shaped My Path

Name: Frances Wang VOICES year and role: 2013 student, New York Current position: Reporter, KREM 2 News/KREM-TV How did AAJA VOICES shape your path? All throughout college, I wanted to work solely in entertainment. VOICES helped shaped my path because it opened my