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 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 Eligibility (Students) Applicants must have a strong commitment to AAJA’s mission. Applicants must


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 |


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