AAJA Guidance on Coverage of Anti-AAPI Violence

The shootings in Atlanta on March 16 killed eight people. Six of the victims were identified as Asian and seven were women. At least four of those killed were of Korean descent. The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) urges newsrooms to take caution with language in news coverage that could fuel the hypersexualization of Asian women, which has been linked to violence and discrimination.

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