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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ANNOUNCING THE 2019 ELP Program leads, coaches, trainers and speakers

   
AAJA's 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...

ANNOUNCING THE 2019 ELP CLASS

   
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is proud to announce the following members who will be participating in the 24th Executive Leadership Program taking place on April 15-19, 2019 at the ABC News headquarters in New York. To...

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The ELP 2019 Seminar will take place from April 15-19, 2019 at ABC News in New York City. Apply for the ELP 2019 seminar now About AAJA's Executive Leadership Program (ELP) is dedicated...

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