AAJA task forces are organizations within AAJA that focus on important topics or constituency groups.

An AAJA task force highlights the work of specific journalists or topics often missed by the larger media ecosystem.

Muslim American Task Force

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) has created a new task force to develop tools to help journalists covering Muslim/Muslim American communities and current changes to U.S. immigration policies. 

A core tenet of AAJA’s mission is to ensure accurate and fair coverage of AAPI communities,
and more broadly, communities of color. The task force will seek to answer

    • How can we improve coverage of Muslim American issues?
    • What are the weaknesses and strengths in current coverage?
    • How can we help journalists who are covering Muslim American communities?
    • What do they need, what don’t they need?

The task force creates tools and resources for journalists covering a variety of issues from the Muslim American perspective.  Are you a journalist covering Muslim American communities? Are you a reader or viewer who sees room for improvement in news coverage? Are you a community member who wants to tell your story? We want to hear from you!

Pacific Islander Task Force

The Pacific Islander Task Force was created within AAJA in an effort to increase engagement, understanding, and awareness of AAJA’s Pacific Islander membership.  The task force aims to represent the Indigenous peoples of Oceania, comprised of Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia. In addition, the task force will develop tools to help journalists covering Pacific Islanders/Pacific island communities to ensure fair and accurate coverage.

Check out the Pacific Islander Task Force’s most recent panel:

Pacific Islander Journalist Profiles: Reporting in the Continental U.S.