The Asian American Journalists Association and Yahoo are proud to announce the recipient of this year’s AAJA x Yahoo Multimedia Journalism Fellowship: Rebecca Chen. The Yahoo Multimedia Journalism Fellowship offers pivotal mentorship and development, in addition to one-of-a-kind exposure with Yahoo’s almost 900 million monthly active users. Running for one full year, the program allows fellows to gain experience through brands including Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports, TechCrunch and more, engage in collective thinking, learn best practices and leadership skills, and tell stories that impact society.
“Diversity in the media are essential and representation matters,” said Alicin Williamson, Chief Diversity and Culture Officer of Yahoo. “We’re thrilled to launch year two of the Yahoo Multimedia Journalism Fellowship, in partnership with incredible organizations like the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), to provide opportunities for up and coming journalists who bring representation of news coverage, and more inclusive content that truly reflects our world.”
2022 Fellow Rebecca Chen says that it is an incredible honor to receive the AAJA x Yahoo Multimedia Journalism Fellowship. Chen will join the Yahoo Finance team, covering a variety of financial topics.
“The integration between AAJA and Yahoo provides an exciting opportunity for journalists like me,” said Chen. “I am so excited to work and learn from the reporters and editors on Yahoo Finance team; it is one of the best and most informative in the industry. I look forward to breaking market-trend news and writing meaningful financial stories that impact and help our readers.”
Chen is thrilled for the chance to grow as a multimedia journalist by exploring the different publishing mediums available at Yahoo. “Not only will this fellowship help me become the best journalist I can be for the community, but it will set a path for those inspired by opportunity going forward,” she said.
Congratulations again! Read more about the winner and AAJA’s scholarships, internships and fellowships program below.
ABOUT THE RECIPIENT
Rebecca Chen is a business journalist who previously worked as an investment-tax accountant in the public accounting industry; one of the firms she worked for was Ernst & Young in downtown Los Angeles. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, San Diego, with a major in Management Science and a minor in Accounting; She is currently taking courses in the UCLA Extension Journalism Certificate Program.
She holds a California CPA license and found her passion for financial reporting while reading and writing investor news and reports. Currently, she is an intern at Hollywood First Look, an entertainment news media that focuses on Asian American representation in the entertainment industry. As an intern, Rebecca writes breaking news, conducts on-air interviews, and records live-carpets clips.
She enjoys writing daily business news and reports on up-to-date market trends; she also loves writing financial enterprise stories, especially ones that explore how monetary policies affect families and individuals across different races, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds. She wrote a favorite piece on how COVID has affected small business owners. Rebecca believes that personal experiences account for some of the best financial stories.
Learn more about Rebecca here: Twitter
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About AAJA’s Scholarships, INTERNSHIPS and Fellowships
AAJA annually offers up to $20,000 in scholarships and grants to journalism students to help offset the costs of education, internships, living expenses and other opportunities. These scholarships are made possible by supporters such as AAJA members, allies and generous donors. To learn more about AAJA scholarships or donate, visit https://www.aaja.org/news-and-resources/scholarships-internships/.