The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) is dedicated to developing the next generation of journalists who can lead in uncertain times and build a sustainable future for journalism. In today’s changing media landscape, it is vital that leaders are equipped for addressing the responsibilities and challenges of serving our increasingly diverse and cross-cultural world.

AAJA’s Executive Leadership Program has an impressive 20+ year track record, committed to journalistic excellence and leadership training. ELP provides targeted professional development to diverse, high-potential, ambitious, and community-minded professionals. The program delivers more strategic, agile, confident, and diversity conscious leaders.

ELP has trained more than 500 media professionals to-date. Successfully fostering a pipeline of savvy industry leaders (many at major media companies) and providing graduates with access to a robust, life-long, and supportive alumni network.

Additionally, ELP offers continuing learning opportunities year-round (online and in-person), including: alumni programming, mentorship, workshops, and networking events.



Executive Leadership Program News

Apply for ELP 2018 Today

The 2018 ELP session will take place from March 20 – 24, 2018 at the City University of New York (CUNY) in New York City.   Apply for ELP 2018 Now ABOUT ELP AAJA's Executive Leadership Program (ELP) is dedicated...

Announcing the Catalyst Class of 2017

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is proud to announce the following fellows who will be participating in the first Catalyst: Elevating Media Founders of Color entrepreneurship program taking place from November 9-11, 2017 at NYC's Media Lab in Brooklyn. Catalyst is a three-day boot camp for founders of...

Apply for Catalyst: AAJA’s Media Entrepreneurship Program

Applications are now open for Catalyst, a three-day boot camp for founders of color who want to learn how to fund and launch their own media products. The program is scheduled to take place November 9-11, 2017 at NYC’s Media Lab 2 MetroTech Center in Brooklyn, NY.  We’re...

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