The media needs more diverse sources. Are you one of them? Join the AAJA Media Institute for an intense two-day workshop that will coach you on how to tell your story and share your expertise with the media.

The Media Institute is produced by the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and led by a team of award-winning journalists. Our goal is to train thought leaders and sources, bringing more diverse voices to the conversation.

Since our inaugural workshop in 2014, AAJA Media Institute alumni have gone on to appear on local and national television, including C-SPANMSNBC and NBC’s Today Show. They have published editorials. They have been featured in major news publications. And they have contributed to the national debate on healthcare, the economy, politics and more.

Participants learn how to tell their story in print, television and online formats. They also learn how a newsroom operates and receive tips on becoming camera-ready and practice answering tough interview questions. By the end of the training, all participants leave with a professional headshot and a video clip showcasing their expertise.

AAJA reserves the right to deny registration and sponsorship to any individual or company that may result in a conflict of interest for our organization. Please check back for the next Media Institute training date.

Please be aware that participants will be responsible for their own transportation and lodging during the program. Email AAJA Executive Director Kathy Chow at with questions.

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