Joie Chen to Represent AAJA on Journalism Accrediting Council

For immediate release: July 17, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO — The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is pleased to announce that veteran journalist Joie Chen will represent the organization on the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

Chen, who has worked for CBS News, PBS and CNN, is also a frequent presenter at AAJA’s JCamp program for high school students, and her sessions on the importance of media diversity have resonated with the JCamp participants.

“Supporting the next generation of diverse journalists is one of AAJA’s core missions, and I appreciate the opportunity to bring that commitment to ACEJMC. It’s truly an honor to represent AAJA on the Council,” Chen said. “I’m excited to have an opportunity to look more closely at the different programs offered by today’s journalism schools, and to consider what will best serve aspiring journalists as they rise in our profession.”

Chen’s service on the accrediting council will begin in August 2012.

“We thank Joie for her devotion to ensuring quality journalism educations for the next generation of journalists,” said AAJA National President Doris Truong. “Her experience in network news will provide insights into what kind of skills today’s students need to be a success tomorrow.”

Media Contact: AAJA Executive Director Kathy Chow

  • E-mail: kathyc@aaja.org
  • Telephone: 415-346-2051 | Fax: 415-346-6343
  • Mailing address: 5 Third St., Suite 1108, San Francisco, Calif. 94103

The Asian American Journalists Association is a nonprofit professional and educational organization with more than 1,500 members across the United States and in Asia. Founded in 1981, AAJA has been at the forefront of change in the journalism industry. AAJA’s mission is to encourage Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) to enter the ranks of journalism, to work for fair and accurate coverage of AAPIs, and to increase the number of AAPI journalists and news managers in the industry. AAJA is an alliance partner in UNITY Journalists, along with the Native American Journalists Association, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. For more information about AAJA, visit www.aaja.org.