AAJA Not Attending DOJ Off-The-Record Session, Would Welcome On-The-Record Meeting

Dear AAJA members

The Attorney General invited AAJA to an off-the-record policy meeting.  The meeting is one of a series of meetings with media and other organizations that the Attorney General is conducting as part of the policy review directed by the President.

While AAJA welcomed the invitation to meet with the U.S. Department of Justice on media policy, AAJA will not be attending the meeting.

We advocate for fair and accurate media coverage on behalf of our 1,700 members. An off-the-record conversation would not allow us to inform our full membership about the meeting.

Transparency is key to building trust between the news industry, our government and the public. Should there be a future on-the-record meeting, AAJA would gladly join the conversation to help shape media policy in a way that best serves the public and diversity in news media.

Paul Cheung
Asian American Journalists Association