Pre-Convention Google Hangout for First-Time Attendees


With so many workshops, sessions, receptions, and onsite recruiters to choose from, AAJA conventions can be overwhelming for first-time attendees. Join AAJA convention veterans Allyn Hoang, Ted Kim and Benjamin Pu for a live Google Hangout on Wednesday, June 21 from 7-8pm ET and learn strategies for increasing your professional opportunities at #AAJA17. 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!

Watch live below or on AAJA's Youtube channel at 7pm ET on June 21. Click here to register and find out more about the 2017 AAJA National Convention. Tweet questions @AAJA using #AAJAHangout.

Allyn_Hoang_Headshot.jpgAllyn Hoang is an Emmy award-winning news anchor and host on Eye Opener TV, a nationally syndicated morning news show airing on The CW. You may have also seen her fill-in host on E! News Now. She was recently invited to Washington, D.C. to work with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. There, she MCed an event highlighting the progress of AAPIs under President Obama's administration and beyond. As a journalist, she is committed to enterprising stories that inform and educate viewers about issues affecting everyday lives. Allyn covers everything from hard news, politics, and business to trending stories, lifestyle, and entertainment. Allyn has been a member of AAJA since 2008.

download.jpgAs the innovation and workshops editor at The New York Times, Theodore Kim creates best practices for emerging story forms and then scales that training to the newsroom. Previously, he was a Times assistant news editor, guiding the nightly digital report. Prior to coming to The Times, he was mobile editor at The Washington Post. He also worked as a reporter for the Dallas Morning News, USA Today and the Indianapolis Star. He is a former national secretary of the Asian American Journalists Association.

10896414_10209445626197477_1736788709008790378_o.jpgBenjamin Pu works as a production assistant for MSNBC's Meet the Press Daily (5PM ET). Ben has been with AAJA since 2015, and Philadelphia will be his third AAJA conference. A recent graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara, Ben received a BA in globalization studies and his area of specialization includes international conflict, economics, and global structure. When he's not producing sick graphics for MTP Daily, he's probably playing video games or trying to reboot his flagging photography business.