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Guidance on Coverage of Sept. 11, 20 Years Later

This September marks 20 years since the 9/11 attacks. The Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association (AMEJA), Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), and the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA), all independent professional organizations, are issuing guidance to help journalists and newsrooms more accurately and critically cover the commemoration, impacted communities, and policies that resulted from 9/11.

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SAJA-AAJA Media Advisory on Coverage of Indianapolis Fedex Facility Shooting

We are concerned about reports Tuesday that the Minnesota state police threatened to arrest journalists covering the protests if they did not leave. This growing nationwide trend among law enforcement agencies is unacceptable. The police should not be threatening journalists for doing their jobs. As journalism organizations, we stand together to defend reporters on the streets who are covering the news as the eyes and ears of the people.

We encourage and urge all police offices to respect our jobs and not threaten working journalists or peaceful protesters, both of whom are protected by the First Amendment, with arrest.

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AAJA Joins Minnesota Chapter and SPJ-Minnesota in Denouncing Targeting and Detention of Journalists Doing Their Jobs

We are concerned about reports Tuesday that the Minnesota state police threatened to arrest journalists covering the protests if they did not leave. This growing nationwide trend among law enforcement agencies is unacceptable. The police should not be threatening journalists for doing their jobs. As journalism organizations, we stand together to defend reporters on the streets who are covering the news as the eyes and ears of the people.

We encourage and urge all police offices to respect our jobs and not threaten working journalists or peaceful protesters, both of whom are protected by the First Amendment, with arrest.

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Joint Statement on Freedom of the Press Covering Protests in Minnesota

We are concerned about reports Tuesday that the Minnesota state police threatened to arrest journalists covering the protests if they did not leave. This growing nationwide trend among law enforcement agencies is unacceptable. The police should not be threatening journalists for doing their jobs. As journalism organizations, we stand together to defend reporters on the streets who are covering the news as the eyes and ears of the people.

We encourage and urge all police offices to respect our jobs and not threaten working journalists or peaceful protesters, both of whom are protected by the First Amendment, with arrest.

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AAJA Encourages Newsrooms to Empower AAPI Journalists and Their Expertise

On behalf of our broadcast members nationwide, the Broadcast Advisory Council of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) urges newsrooms to empower their Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) journalists by recognizing both the unique value they bring to the coverage of the Atlanta shootings and the invisible labor they regularly take on, especially in newsrooms where they are severely underrepresented.

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AAJA Guidance on Atlanta Shootings & Anti-Asian Hate Incidents

The shootings in Atlanta on March 16 killed eight people. Six of the victims were identified as Asian and seven were women. At least four of those killed were of Korean descent. The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) urges newsrooms to take caution with language in news coverage that could fuel the hypersexualization of Asian women, which has been linked to violence and discrimination.

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AAJA-HQ commends journalists who have championed coverage of AAPI experiences during this period of increased anti-Asian incidents

AAJA commends journalists who have championed coverage of our communities by pitching and advocating for the stories of our community to be told. We are thankful to AAPI journalists, who are often exposed to COVID-19 in order to provide news coverage, and affected by the compounding stressors of industry turmoil, life under COVID-19 and being subject to anti-Asian discrimination themselves. We are thankful that their journalism brings context and nuance to a topic that can be difficult to discuss.

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AAJA calls on Condé Nast to ensure its commitment to Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and employees

In light of the controversy over past tweets of the incoming Teen Vogue editor in chief, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and our Young Professionals Network call on Condé Nast to publicly, forcefully and concretely show its commitment to fair, accurate and comprehensive coverage of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, and to ensure a safe and inclusive workplace for its AAPI employees.

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We’re recruiting for AAJA’s 40th Anniversary Committee

As we look to the future, we embark on an anniversary project that honors our shared history and the role of our members in diversifying journalism and reinforce our mission by amplifying the work of AAJA through the years. More importantly, the work will center on why AAJA’s work and mission is just as crucial today and into the next forty years.

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AAJA Announces 2021-2022 National Officer Candidates

We are excited to announce the candidates for the positions of President, Vice President of Civic Engagement and Vice President of Finance for the 2021-2022. Electronic voting will begin Wednesday, July 22 at 5pm ET with the final results announced at the first ever virtual AAJA Fest.

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AAJA Seeks New Officers for 2021-2022

AAJA will be seeking a slate of new officers for the 2021-2022 term. We will be electing a President, a Vice President of Finance, and a Vice President of Civic Engagement. Nominations are due no later than Monday July 20, no later than 8 p.m. ET. Electronic voting will begin Wednesday, July 22, with the final results announced at AAJA Fest. Candidates for national office can be nominated by any full member in good standing.

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2020 National Convention Update

We’re excited to provide you with updates about #AAJA20 soon! Until then, we’re taking down our registration website so you don’t have to worry about meeting any deadlines. We’re

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Apply Today for JCamp 2020

Applications are open for JCamp, a six-day intensive, multicultural journalism training program for high school students. Students learn from professional journalists and get hands-on training in writing, reporting, photography, television and radio broadcasting, online media and data journalism.

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Apply for Voices 2020

Apply to AAJA’s Voices Fellowship, where students spend the summer producing a long-form, in-depth news project and receive training from industry leaders.

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Career Spotlight: Wudan Yan

Tune in to our career spotlight conversation with Wudan Yan, independent journalist based in Seattle, led by AAJA Women & Non-Binary Voices co-director Shirley Qiu.

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Apply for Catalyst 2020

Calling all aspiring media entrepreneurs and journalists! Applications are now open for Catalyst 2020, a three-day boot camp for founders of color who want to launch their own media products.

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#AAJA18 Pre-Convention Hangout for First-Time Attendees

Join AAJA convention veterans Sharon Pian Chan, Natasha Chen and Pablo Iglesias for a live Google Hangout on Wednesday, July 18 from 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET and learn strategies for increasing your professional opportunities at #AAJA18. Whether you’re a student, mid-career or a seasoned journalist, don’t miss this chance to ask our experts how to make the most of your convention experience!

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Member News: March 2019 Roundup

Leezel Tanglao (AAJA-New York) has received a non-residential fellowship with the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri, Columbia for the 2019-2020 year. She is developing a tool

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Member News: January 2019 Roundup

Lison Joseph (AAJA-Philadelphia) was recently recruited by The Philadelphia Inquirer to be their deputy business editor. He was hired from The Dallas Morning News where he was an assistant business editor,

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Apply for Voices 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — The Asian American Journalists Association is proud to announce the world premiere of Sky Blossom: Diaries of the Next Greatest Generation on November 11,

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Apply for ELP 2019 Today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2020 AAJA 2020 Awards Ceremony & End of Year Celebration Presented by Joie Chen, Pablo Iglesias, Michelle Ye He Lee,

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Apply Today for JCamp 2019

The Asian American Journalists Association joins our Asia Chapter (AAJA-Asia) in expressing serious concerns about the arrest of Haze Fan, a Chinese-national working for Bloomberg News

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JCamp: The Teachers Edition

For the first time, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is offering a new, one-day workshop based on JCamp, its long-running program for high-school journalists.

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