AAJA Philadelphia was founded in 1995 by Mark Angeles of the Philadelphia Daily News and Siani Lee of NBC10 — the first Asian American television news anchor in Philly. Our chapter proudly supports Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists in the greater Philadelphia region, which includes portions of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. We offer opportunities to network with other Asian American media professionals as well as job listings, scholarships and other resources for both students and professionals. Additionally, we advocate against stereotypical or discriminatory coverage of AAPI communities in local media.
In 2017, we hosted AAJA’s annual national convention, welcoming hundreds of members from across the U.S. and Asia to the City of Brotherly Love (and encouraging them to eat many cheesesteaks). We were named Chapter of the Year in 2018, our first time receiving this honor. Philadelphia chapter members include freelance and staff reporters, photographers, videographers, editors, and producers, as well as students, educators, former journalists and journalism supporters.
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President Tim Tai
Staff Photographer, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Tim Tai is a staff photographer at The Philadelphia Inquirer. He previously worked at the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune and graduated from the University of Missouri.