Member News: August 2017 Roundup


aaja16_headshot.jpgJulia B. Chan (AAJA-San Francisco) recently began a new position as the director of audience at Mother Jones, where she now leads new digital and engagement initiatives. She was previously the digital editor at The Center for Investigative Reporting where she managed content strategy, story production and audience engagement for long-form investigative work and helped develop and produce the award-winning podcast and radio show, “Reveal.”  Outside of the newsroom, Julia serves on AAJA’s national governing board and founded Journalists of Color, a global community of digitally savvy and diverse journalists. Julia was accepted into the Online News Association's (ONA) 2017 Women’s Leadership Accelerator program and is on the programming committee for this year’s ONA conference. In April, Julia adopted a senior dog who’s missing an ear— she named him Vincent. Follow Julia on Twitter at @juliachanb.




17634822_10210077106218872_5624706070631335285_n.jpgKiran Saini (AAJA-Michigan) recently began a new position as an associate digital producer for WXYZ-TV Channel 7 in Detroit, where she assists in the development of content for multiple platforms. A recent graduate of Wayne State University, this is Kiran’s first full-time position in the journalism field. Previously, she served as editor-in-chief of The South End, Wayne State’s student publication. During her time as editor, with the help of her team, the paper won the David A. Apple Second Best Newspaper Award from the College Media Association. Kiran’s work with The South End also earned her the Winter 2017 Outstanding Journalism Graduate Award. Additionally, she freelanced for the Detroit Free Press before accepting her current position at WXYZ. Follow Kiran on Twitter at @kiran_saini_.




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