Guidance

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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AAJA Condemns Anti-Asian Racism and Challenges Newsrooms to Prioritize Coverage of Anti-Asian Violence

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) condemns the latest incidents of anti-Asian violence across the country and calls on newsrooms to accurately cover such events. These attacks are a part of a disturbing trend of harassment and violence targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, exacerbated by xenophobia and discrimination stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. This violence includes AAPI journalists facing race-related harassment while doing their jobs.

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AAJA urges action to correct toxic work environment experienced by employees of color at CBS-owned and operated local stations

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is concerned by the toxic work environment that journalists and staff of color have experienced at CBS Television Stations. AAJA stands with the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) in demanding immediate change, especially with the most recent allegations around CBS3 in Philadelphia. We are aware of long-standing concerns about the treatment of journalists across CBS-owned and operated local stations.

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MEET THE STAFF FOR 2019

MEET THE STAFF FOR 2019 Voices has selected its 2019 staff for the upcoming AAJA National Convention in Atlanta, GA from July 31-August 4. These

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Asian American Originals

To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is highlighting inspirational members of the community across the country. Check back

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Member News: April 2019 Roundup

   Kathy Ishizuka (AAJA-New York) has been named to FOLIO’s Top Women in Media 2019. As Executive Editor of School Library Journal, an award-winning national publication,

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Announcing the 2019 ELP Class

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is proud to announce the following members who will be participating in the 24th Executive Leadership Program taking place on April

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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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Apply to be Voices Program Director for 2019-2020

The Voices program is in search of a Program Director for 2019-2020. Voices serves as a multimedia journalism training fellowship for college and graduate students, as well as a leadership program for mid-career journalists who serve as faculty. The program is a recruiting tool to increase diversity in newsrooms and takes place annually during the week of the AAJA national convention.

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Meet Your New Senior Vice President for 2019

Ramy Inocencio was elected by AAJA members to serve as Senior Vice President for the 2019 term beginning January 1, 2019. The special election was held to fill the remainder of Michelle Lee’s term as Senior Vice President, as Michelle was elected to serve as National President for the 2019-2020 term.

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AAJA Announces 2018 Award Winners

The 2018 AAJA National Journalism, Membership and Special Awards were announced on Saturday, August 11 at the 29th Annual Gala Scholarship & Awards Banquet during this year’s national convention in Houston. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

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Meet Your New Officers for 2019-2020

Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Pia Sarkar and Ted Han were elected by AAJA members to serve as National President, Vice President of Civic Engagement and Vice President of Finance, respectively, for the 2019-2020 term beginning January 1, 2019. The election results were announced Saturday, August 11 at the 2018 AAJA National Convention Gala Scholarship & Awards Banquet in Houston, Texas.

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AAJA Announces 2019-2020 National Officer Candidates

AAJA announces its candidates for the positions of President, Vice President of Civic Engagement and Vice President of Finance to serve the 2019-2020 term. Electronic voting will begin Wednesday, July 18 at 5pm PT with the final results announced at the AAJA Gala Banquet in Houston, TX on Saturday, August 11.

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Call for 2019-2020 Officer Nominations

AAJA will be seeking a slate of new officers for the 2019-2020 term. Nominations are open for the positions of President, Vice President of Finance and Vice President of Civic Engagement until Friday, June 29 at 5pm PDT.

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Student Leaders Selected for JCamp 2018

AAJA is excited to invite this year’s cohort of talented high school students to participate in JCamp 2018. a six-day multicultural journalism training program for freshmen, sophomores and juniors.

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