AAJA’s response to Chicago Sun-Times tweet The Asian American Journalists Association urges newsrooms not to perpetuate xenophobia in coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic as anti-Asian violence increases. In a now-deleted … Continue reading AAJA Urges Newsrooms Not To Perpetuate Xenophobia in COVID-19 Coverage
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) condemns the latest incidents of anti-Asian violence across the country and calls on newsrooms to accurately cover such events. These attacks are a part of a disturbing trend of harassment and violence targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, exacerbated by xenophobia and discrimination stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. This violence includes AAPI journalists facing race-related harassment while doing their jobs.