Tomoko is a longtime member of AAJA. She’s served on the national board representing Asia and San Francisco from 2007-2013. For the past two years, she’s also ben a She a governing board member.
Tomoko is a journalist-turned-digital media entrepreneur. She is currently Chief Operating Officer of Plympton, whose brands include DailyLit and Rooster, a new curated reading service for the smartphone. She previously worked at Ustream, where she led news content, strategy and partnerships for the world’s largest live video platform. Until late 2011, Tomoko was a Japan-based journalist for The Associated Press and Dow Jones Newswires. She has also written for The Oregonian and The Washington Post.
She graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and received a master’s degree from Waseda University in Tokyo.
UNITY: Journalists for Diversity, an alliance of three journalism organizations, is the nation’s most diverse journalism organization. A coalition of the Asian American Journalists Association, the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association and the Native American Journalists Association, UNITY is a strategic alliance that advocates for fair and accurate news coverage about people of color, LGBT issues and aggressively challenges news organizations to increase diversity at all levels.