Here in the Sunshine State, mentoring is a priority. Even with different forms of multimedia, student and professional journalists still turn to other professionals in the journalism field for advice regarding storytelling. Critiques on television reels and resumes are very popular.
The Florida Chapter also focuses on helping professional journalists by offering stipends to the annual AAJA Convention/Job Fair and Executive Leadership Program. In addition, we provide funds to students interested in becoming journalists. Our annual holiday gift-wrapping fundraiser is something fun, yet valuable in raising the money we need for journalist stipends.
Socializing over delicious Asian food is a favorite pastime with our members. Whether in Tampa, Tallahassee, Miami or Orlando, we try and get together and enjoy each other's company and friendships.