Paul Cheung (AAJA-New York) recently started a new position as Director of Visual Journalism at NBC News. Prior to NBC, Cheung helped pioneer VR360, automation, data journalism strategies and digital training initiatives at the Associated Press as their head of interactives and digital news production. He also led a global team of multimedia journalists, data journalists and researchers who produced immersive digital experiences for web and mobile. Prior to joining the AP, Cheung was The Miami Herald’s deputy multimedia presentation editor and was a senior graphics editor at The Wall Street Journal. Paul currently serves on the board of the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and has served as an advisor for Journalism 360, a coalition launched by the Online News Association, Google News Lab and The Knight Foundation. He graduated from New York University where he studied journalism, sociology, science and photography. Paul served two terms as AAJA president from 2013 to 2016.
Matt Stevens (AAJA-Los Angeles) recently began a new position as a general assignment reporter for The New York Times, where he covers breaking news and other stories the world is interested in reading. He was previously a reporter at The Los Angeles Times where he wrote about California's drought and roamed the west side looking for news. Matt was part of The Los Angeles Times teams honored for their reporting on a manhunt, mass shooting and the San Bernardino terror attack. Matt is a San Diego native who made his mark at the University of California, Los Angeles covering questionable basketball recruiting practices for The Daily Bruin and is currently a member of AAJA's governing board. A Korean adoptee, Matt recently took his first trip back to South Korea in 2013 and wrote about meeting his biological mother.
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