This September marks 20 years since the 9/11 attacks. The Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association (AMEJA), Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), and the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA), all independent professional organizations, are issuing guidance to help journalists and newsrooms more accurately and critically cover the commemoration, impacted communities, and policies that resulted from 9/11.
On the start of AAPI Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness Month, the Asian American Journalists Association is proud to announce the expansion of our mental wellness offerings to our membership with support from Panda Express and others.
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 has released a pronunciation guide for victims in the Atlanta spa shootings with Chinese-language and Korean-language names.
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.
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
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AAJA and SAJA urge newsrooms to be mindful in their language of Harris’ multifaceted racial identity and the ways she has described her own upbringing and background.
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) urges journalists to exercise care in their coverage of the coronavirus outbreak in China to ensure accurate and fair portrayals of Asians and Asian Americans.
AAJA’s Muslim American Task Force provides issues journalists should consider when covering cases of extremist violence, as detailed in a report by The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding.