AAJA Urges Newsrooms Not To Perpetuate Xenophobia in COVID-19 Coverage


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 tweet that was captured in this screenshot, the Chicago Sun-Times used an image depicting people on a street in Tokyo, Japan, as the preview for … Continue reading AAJA Urges Newsrooms Not To Perpetuate Xenophobia in COVID-19 Coverage

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics Guidance for Journalists


Ahead of the start of the Beijing Winter Olympics, the Asian American Journalists Association has compiled a series of guides, resources and organizational stances to help inform journalists and their coverage. AAJA advises journalists to:  Consult with native speakers on the proper pronunciation and romanization or spelling of Asian and Pacific Islander language names and … Continue reading 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics Guidance for Journalists

AAJA advises media organizations to heed South Asian Journalists Association’s guidance regarding reporting on the new COVID-19 variant from India


On the start of AAPI Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness Month, the Asian American Journalists Association is proud to announce the expansion of our mental wellness offerings to our membership with support from Panda Express and others.

Guide to Covering Asian Pacific America


Note: AAJA is in the process of updating this guidance. UPDATE DEC. 1, 2021: AAJA has removed the current version of the style guide which is under revision, and in the coming weeks will publish a condensed version with basic terminology that can be a resource while we undergo a full review.  We welcome all … Continue reading Guide to Covering Asian Pacific America