Welcome to AAJA Defined, where we make visible the storytellers behind the news.

AAJA Defined showcases the lives and journeys of AAPI media professionals (and allies) shaping global narratives about Asian Pacific America and redefining journalism in inclusive, expansive, and visionary ways. Produced by the Asian American Journalists Association, est. 1981.

The people Behind Defined

Writers and editors who have worked on AAJA Defined and helped build it to what it is today include: 

  • Jessica Xiao (Director of Communications & Strategic Engagement, 2020-2022)
  • Sofia Koyama (Digital Engagement Coordinator, 2020-2022)
  • Alice Nguyen (AAJA Winter Intern, 2020-2021)
  • Wesley Chen (AAJA Winter Intern, 2020-2021)
  • Daniella Ignacio (Programs and Communications Coordinator, 2021-current)
  • Yi-Shen Loo (40th Anniversary/Communications Fellow, 2021-current)
  • Hayden Park (Programs and Communications Intern 2022)
  • Anissa Deol (Programs and Communications Intern 2022)

Recent features include:

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The blog aims to explore and celebrate what defines rising and established AAPI journalists. The Asian American Journalists Association is excited to announce our new blog, AAJA Defined, a platform

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