The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) will conduct three Media Institute trainings in partnership with The Asian American Foundation (TAAF).
After a two-year hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, Media Institute will conduct three one-day trainings for community leaders to be held in Oakland, California (April 1, 2022), Chicago, Illinois (April 6, 2022) and New York City, New York (TBD).
The AAJA Media Institute’s one- and two-day workshops prepare community leaders to build relationships and work with the media, tell their stories effectively, and share their expertise. Participants practice answering tough interview questions and work one-on-one with award-winning journalists and communications experts to become camera-ready.
AAJA is proud to convene Media Institute trainings as part of The Asian American Foundation’s Anti-Hate National Network, supporting local community organizations that make up TAAF’s AAPI Action Centers pilot program. This year’s Action Centers are Chicago, Oakland, and New York City. Learn more about TAAF’s Anti-Hate National Network initiative and AAJA’s role here.
Since the inaugural workshop in 2014, AAJA Media Institute alumni have gone on to represent their organizations on local and national television, including C-SPAN, MSNBC and NBC’s Today Show. They have been featured in major news publications, contributing to the public dialogue on health care, the economy, politics, diversity and equity and more.
This year’s Media Institute is led by three co-directors: Tomoko Hosaka Mullaney, Vice President of The Asia Group; Ellen Lee, writer and editor based in San Francisco Bay Area; and Pamela Wu, Director of News and Media Relations for UC Davis Health.