About AAJA Small Market Broadcast Journalists

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The Small Market Broadcast Journalists (AASMBJ) is a group for small market and entry level broadcast journalists in the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA). The group provides networking opportunities and an online support system for AAJA members who are working at small market television stations or at midsize and large market stations as entry level production assistants and desk assistants.


stephen-jiwanmall.jpgCo-Director Stephen Jiwanmall

Stephen is a digital journalist at WTXL, the ABC affiliate in Tallahassee, Florida. He previously worked for three suburban Philadelphia newspapers as a video producer, reporter and fill-in anchor. He earned his M.S. in broadcast journalism from Columbia Journalism School and his bachelor’s degree from La Salle University in Philadelphia. Stephen recently won the 2015 Keystone Press Award for Best Distinguished Visual for his three-part series on a transgender teen who committed suicide. He currently serves on AAJA’s MediaWatch committee and was part of the 2013 AAJA VOICES program.




diane-thao.jpgCo-Director Diane Thao

Diane is a multimedia journalist at KRNV News 4 in Reno, Nevada. She loves that being a reporter, you are at the frontline of documenting history. To be a voice for the voiceless has fueled her passion in journalism. She earned her Broadcast Journalism bachelor degree from San Francisco State University. She was also a part of the 2014 AAJA VOICES program





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