About Seattle

Since 1985, Seattle’s AAJA chapter has provided scholarships for students, professional development for journalists and service to the community in the Pacific Northwest. For about three decades, AAJA Seattle has organized the Northwest Journalists of Color scholarship, which has helped more than 100 student journalists pursue our profession. We also provide the 30th Anniversary Fund, which grants assistance for mid-career members seeking professional development. Our chapter has organized workshops for Speed Mentoring and Media Access for local nonprofits. Our signature networking events include the Chef Showcase fundraiser at the Columbia Tower Club, regular Dim Sum Saturdays and our annual Lunar New Year banquet.

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Corinne Chin is a video editor at The Seattle Times, where she works with a dynamic photo staff to film and edit short documentary films and compelling visual stories. Before joining The Seattle Times in 2014, Corinne was a freelance video journalist reporting in Washington, DC; Nairobi, Kenya;...

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President Ramon Dompor

Video Journalist, The Seattle Times

Ramon Dompor is a video journalist at The Seattle Times, where he produces character-driven stories in the Seattle community. Previously, he worked as a youth-filmmaking educator and freelance photographer, documenting climbing and biking trips in the mountains. He studied electrical engineering at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and currently serves as the chapter president of the Asian American Journalists Association in Seattle.