AAJA Broadcast Snapshot Finds Underrepresentation of AAPIs in Local TV News in Top 20 Media Markets


The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is releasing the preliminary findings from a broadcast snapshot analyzing the number of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) reporters, anchors, meteorologists and hosts working in local television newsrooms across the nation.  AAJA examined AAPI representation across major metropolitan areas by comparing the demographics of the top 20 TV media markets, … Continue reading AAJA Broadcast Snapshot Finds Underrepresentation of AAPIs in Local TV News in Top 20 Media Markets

Citing “Crushing Resistance,” AAJA Joins Journalism Groups in Asking Pulitzers to Require Transparency on Diversity


The Asian American Journalists Association joins OpenNews, The NewsGuild-CWA and more than 50 organizations representing journalists across the U.S. who are calling on the Pulitzer Prizes to make participation in an annual diversity survey a condition of eligibility for awards. The group is a mix of professional journalism associations, labor unions and publishers and includes … Continue reading Citing “Crushing Resistance,” AAJA Joins Journalism Groups in Asking Pulitzers to Require Transparency on Diversity

AAJA Urges Newsrooms Not To Perpetuate Xenophobia in COVID-19 Coverage


AAJA’s response to Chicago Sun-Times tweet The Asian American Journalists Association urges newsrooms not to perpetuate xenophobia in coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic as anti-Asian violence increases. In a now-deleted tweet that was captured in this screenshot, the Chicago Sun-Times used an image depicting people on a street in Tokyo, Japan, as the preview for … Continue reading AAJA Urges Newsrooms Not To Perpetuate Xenophobia in COVID-19 Coverage

AAJA Acknowledges ABC Apology for Misidentification of AAPI Women’s Names, Urges Caution in Coverage of Our Communities


On Feb. 14, 2022, an “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir” broadcast misidentified community organizer Grace Lee as Michelle Go, an Asian American woman who was killed on Jan. 15, 2022. ABC World News was covering a vigil for Christina Yuna Lee, a 35-year-old Asian American woman who was murdered in her home on … Continue reading AAJA Acknowledges ABC Apology for Misidentification of AAPI Women’s Names, Urges Caution in Coverage of Our Communities

AAJA Condemns Racist Comments About KPIX-TV Reporter Betty Yu And Asian Americans


The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), the AAJA-San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, the MediaWatch Committee and the Broadcast Advisory Council condemn racist comments by a YouTube host, using stereotypes to criticize the looks of Asian American reporter Betty Yu of KPIX-TV and to demean the Asian American community.  These comments, which reinforce the “perpetual foreigner” … Continue reading AAJA Condemns Racist Comments About KPIX-TV Reporter Betty Yu And Asian Americans

Guidance on Coverage of Sept. 11, 20 Years Later


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.

AAJA advises media organizations to heed South Asian Journalists Association’s guidance regarding reporting on the new COVID-19 variant from India


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.

AAJA MediaWatch urges Vice Media Group and other outlets to be vigilant about AAPI misrepresentation


After an editorial lapse by Vice Media, the Asian American Journalists Association’s (AAJA’s) MediaWatch Committee urges Vice Media Group and other media outlets to be vigilant about their representation of Asians and Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

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.