YUNG AAJA Presents: Money Management in Tax Szn

It’s tax season, so let’s talk about money management and finances with Hannah Bae, Lauren Hardie and Karen K. Ho, who will help guide journalists through some $ dos and don’ts. The webinar, hosted by Yung AAJA and moderated by Yung AAJA director Beena Raghavendran, will cover student loans/credit cards, budgeting and — because it’s tax season! — taxes for freelancers and full-time staffers. The webinar will take place on Thursday, March 12 from 8pm-9:30pm ET.





About the panelists:

Hannah Bae is a freelance journalist and nonfiction writer whose work has been published in the anthology “(Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation on Mental Health” and “The Monocle Travel Guide to Seoul,” as well as news outlets including CNN, Monocle, Eater, The Associated Press and more. She is focused on stories about Korean American culture and identity, and she is at work on a memoir. She recently completed an Open City fellowship in narrative nonfiction at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and she was the president of Asian American Journalists Association’s New York chapter from 2017-2019. You can find her on Twitter at @hanbae and on Instagram at @hannahbae.


Lauren N. Hardie is a freelance copyeditor who has worked with The Daily Beast, Viacom, Forkast.News, and other online outlets. She is currently the content editor for Hapa Mag. She was an active member of AAJA from 2012-2019, holding positions on the national governing board and as the Asia chapter membership chair. You can find her on Twitter at @warlaur.


Karen K. Ho is a freelance business and culture reporter whose work will be published in the anthology “Unspeakable Acts: True Tales of Crime, Murder, Deceit, and Obsession” this summer as well as news outlets including TIME, GQ, NBC, Glamour, The San Francisco Chronicle, and more. Karen frequently covers business stories that intersect with race, gender, and diversity. She has a master’s from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and has been a proud member of AAJA since 2013. You can find her on Twitter at @karenkho.



About the moderator:



Beena Raghavendran is an engagement reporter for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network, an initiative to support local investigative journalism in U.S. newsrooms. Her work includes crowd-powered reporting in communities across the country, as well as running events, questionnaires and consulting with local newsrooms on how to best use engagement tools in their coverage areas. Prior to ProPublica, Beena was an education reporter at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, where she covered Minneapolis city schools and suburban education. She’s been involved with AAJA through her whole journalism career — she started as a member of the VOICES student project in 2015, served a stint as Minnesota chapter president and now serves as director of Yung AAJA, AAJA’s young professionals network. She’s a graduate of the University of Maryland’s journalism school.


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