The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) is dedicated to developing the next generation of journalists who can lead in uncertain times and build a sustainable future for journalism. In today’s changing media landscape, it is vital that leaders are equipped for addressing the responsibilities and challenges of serving our increasingly diverse and cross-cultural world.

AAJA’s Executive Leadership Program has an impressive 20+ year track record, committed to journalistic excellence and leadership training. ELP provides targeted professional development to diverse, high-potential, ambitious, and community-minded professionals. The program delivers more strategic, agile, confident, and diversity conscious leaders.

ELP has trained more than 500 media professionals to-date. Successfully fostering a pipeline of savvy industry leaders (many at major media companies) and providing graduates with access to a robust, life-long, and supportive alumni network.

Additionally, ELP offers continuing learning opportunities year-round (online and in-person), including: alumni programming, mentorship, workshops, and networking events.

 

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Apply for ELP 2018 Today

   
The 2018 ELP session will take place from March 20 – 24, 2018 at the City University of New York (CUNY) in New York City.   Apply for ELP 2018 Now ABOUT ELP AAJA's Executive Leadership Program (ELP) is dedicated...

Announcing the Catalyst Class of 2017

   
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is proud to announce the following fellows who will be participating in the first Catalyst: Elevating Media Founders of Color entrepreneurship program taking place from November 9-11, 2017 at NYC's Media Lab in Brooklyn. Catalyst is a three-day boot camp for founders of...

Apply for Catalyst: AAJA’s Media Entrepreneurship Program

   
Applications are now open for Catalyst, a three-day boot camp for founders of color who want to learn how to fund and launch their own media products. The program is scheduled to take place November 9-11, 2017 at NYC’s Media Lab 2 MetroTech Center in Brooklyn, NY.  We’re...

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How ELP Inspired and Encouraged Jacqueline Howard

   
By Jacqueline Howard, Media Coordinator at CNN and 2013 ELP participant Preparing for the Executive Leadership Program, I had some pre-conceived notions that it would be a lot of lectures and group exercises with a handful of take-away information.  Little did I know that...

AAJA to Revamp ELP, Promote Diversity in Newsrooms With $230,000 From Knight Foundation

Oct. 5, 2015 — San Francisco — To develop leaders in digital journalism and improve diversity in newsrooms, the Asian American Journalists Association will redesign its signature Executive Leadership Program with $230,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Oct. 5, 2015 — San Francisco — To develop leaders in digital journalism and improve diversity in newsrooms, the Asian American Journalists Association will redesign its signature Executive Leadership Program with $230,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Knight funding will allow the Asian American Journalists...

ELP 2017 Announces Guest Speakers and Mentors

    
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is proud to announce the following guest speakers and mentors who will be participating in the 22nd Executive Leadership Program taking place on March 28 – April 1, 2017 at the City University of New York (CUNY). Please join AAJA in welcoming our ELP speakers and...

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