AAJA previews original research on journalists of color and AAPI audiences at AAPI research roundtable

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) hosted an event in Washington, DC on Friday, April 26, 2024, called “AAPIs as Audiences, Consumers, Voters: Making the Case for AAPI Research,” powered by The Asian American Foundation (TAAF). 


Ahead of a consequential election and amid continued shifts in media consumption, the convening featured presentations of the latest research from organizations committed to investment in data on Asian American and Pacific Islanders and disaggregation of data on AAPI communities.


The event previewed key findings from a new report by AAIAVote, AAPIData and AAJA on the evolution of news and information consumption by AAPIs and other communities of color, including election news and information.


It also previewed key findings from a new report by Rapid Research Evaluation, with AAJA and TAAF, on the structural obstacles faced by journalists of color, who play a crucial role in informing our multicultural democracy.

Representatives of Pew Research Center and Nielsen also presented summaries of their latest, in-depth research on AAPI communities.

The Asian American Journalists Association is a professional membership association founded in 1981. Since its founding, AAJA has been at the forefront of change in the journalism industry, advocating for accurate, comprehensive and fair coverage of the AAPI community. We champion the development of AAPI representation and leadership in journalism through trainings, opportunities and resources for our members as well as through nurturing and maintaining a network and community of AAPI journalists globally. Learn more at www.aaja.org or follow us on Twitter @AAJA.

Media Contact: Andrew Sherry, andrews@aaja.org, (315) 954-7571