Oral History Videos

The Asian American Journalists Association was formed 40 years ago by six journalism pioneers: Bill Sing, David Kishiyama, Nancy Yoshihara, Tritia Toyota, Dwight Chuman, and Frank Kwan. For our special 40th anniversary oral history project, we interviewed some members of the original six and many more key figures in AAJA’s history to capture our legacy. In these interviews, members discussed the struggles that they faced in their workplaces as the few or only Asian American journalists in their newsrooms, as well as the role that AAJA played for them in supporting and encouraging them through their careers. With this, we are proudly looking back and boldly moving forward towards what the next 40 years has in store.



Sewell Chan

Ti-Hua Chang

Connie Chung

Henry Fuhrmann

Cherry Gee

Suzanne Kai

Fred Katayama

Jinah Kim

Simon Li

Henry Moritsugu

Jeannie Park

Jeannie Park & Dan Woo

Sree Sreenivasan

Doris Truong

Teresa Watanabe

Dan Woo

Philip Yam

Jeff Yang

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