AAJA Guidance on Atlanta Shootings & Anti-Asian Hate Incidents


The shootings in Atlanta on March 16 killed eight people. Six of the victims were identified as Asian and seven were women. At least four of those killed were of Korean descent. The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) urges newsrooms to take caution with language in news coverage that could fuel the hypersexualization of Asian women, which has been linked to violence and discrimination.

Mental Wellness Resources


A non-comprehensive list of mental wellness resources for AAPI and journalists, including research, training programs, and culturally competent coverage. Updated as of February 25, 2021. Mental Wellness Resources for AAPI journalists GENERAL RESOURCES AAPI Mental Health Asian American Psychological Association – AAPA: AAPA advocates on behalf of Asian Americans with regards to Asian American psychology … Continue reading Mental Wellness Resources

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