SAJA-AAJA Media Advisory on Coverage of Indianapolis Fedex Facility Shooting


We are concerned about reports Tuesday that the Minnesota state police threatened to arrest journalists covering the protests if they did not leave. This growing nationwide trend among law enforcement agencies is unacceptable. The police should not be threatening journalists for doing their jobs. As journalism organizations, we stand together to defend reporters on the streets who are covering the news as the eyes and ears of the people.

We encourage and urge all police offices to respect our jobs and not threaten working journalists or peaceful protesters, both of whom are protected by the First Amendment, with arrest.

AAJA Joins Minnesota Chapter and SPJ-Minnesota in Denouncing Targeting and Detention of Journalists Doing Their Jobs


We are concerned about reports Tuesday that the Minnesota state police threatened to arrest journalists covering the protests if they did not leave. This growing nationwide trend among law enforcement agencies is unacceptable. The police should not be threatening journalists for doing their jobs. As journalism organizations, we stand together to defend reporters on the streets who are covering the news as the eyes and ears of the people.

We encourage and urge all police offices to respect our jobs and not threaten working journalists or peaceful protesters, both of whom are protected by the First Amendment, with arrest.

AAJA Statement on the January 6 Attack on Congress and Ongoing Violence Against and Vilification of Journalists


In the wake of the violent attack on Congress last week that was spurred by disinformation about the 2020 election results and amid threats of violence timed with the presidential inauguration, AAJA reaffirms the crucial role of journalists in ensuring an informed and engaged citizenry in a democracy.

AAJA joins AAJA-Asia in Expressing Concern about Haze Fan Detention


The Asian American Journalists Association joins our Asia Chapter (AAJA-Asia) in expressing serious concerns about the arrest of Haze Fan, a Chinese-national working for Bloomberg News in Beijing, and asks for Chinese authorities to be transparent of the charges against Fan and to ensure that her rights to legal assistance are upheld. Fan has been missing … Continue reading AAJA joins AAJA-Asia in Expressing Concern about Haze Fan Detention

AAJA Presents 2020 Awards Ceremony & End of Year Celebration


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2020 AAJA 2020 Awards Ceremony & End of Year Celebration Presented by Joie Chen, Pablo Iglesias, Michelle Ye He Lee, and Nicole Dungca WASHINGTON, DC – The Asian American Journalists Association announced the 2020 awards recipients in its first-ever virtual celebration on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 8 p.m. ET. Watch … Continue reading AAJA Presents 2020 Awards Ceremony & End of Year Celebration

Sky Blossom Film on Millenial Caregivers to Premiere on November 11


WASHINGTON, DC — The Asian American Journalists Association is proud to announce the world premiere of Sky Blossom: Diaries of the Next Greatest Generation on November 11, 2020. Sky Blossom, named by Variety as one of the top 25 Awards Season contenders for 2021, is a raw, candid look at the 24.5 million teens and twenty-somethings caring for a veteran parent … Continue reading Sky Blossom Film on Millenial Caregivers to Premiere on November 11

Covering Asia and Asian Americans


Note: AAJA is in the process of updating this guidance. ALIEN: See ILLEGAL ALIEN. ALL-AMERICAN: Caution. Not a synonym for white. Refers to the best high school and college athletes of the year. See CAUCASIAN; EXOTIC; FOREIGN-NESS; YELLOW SKIN. AMERICAN: A citizen, native-born or naturalized, of the United States. Some immigration advocates consider legal residents, … Continue reading Covering Asia and Asian Americans