On Feb. 14, 2022, an “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir” broadcast misidentified community organizer Grace Lee as Michelle Go, an Asian American woman who was killed on Jan. 15, 2022. ABC World News was covering a vigil for Christina Yuna Lee, a 35-year-old Asian American woman who was murdered in her home on … Continue reading AAJA Acknowledges ABC Apology for Misidentification of AAPI Women’s Names, Urges Caution in Coverage of Our Communities
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), the AAJA-San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, the MediaWatch Committee and the Broadcast Advisory Council condemn racist comments by a YouTube host, using stereotypes to criticize the looks of Asian American reporter Betty Yu of KPIX-TV and to demean the Asian American community. These comments, which reinforce the “perpetual foreigner” … Continue reading AAJA Condemns Racist Comments About KPIX-TV Reporter Betty Yu And Asian Americans
The Asian American Journalists Association commends the decision to include and update terms pertaining to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in the AP Stylebook, the premier style guide for our industry.
As we reflect on the past month and watch these stories unfold, we want to highlight some of the work we have done to keep newsrooms accountable and amplify the resources AAJA developed to guide ongoing coverage.
After an editorial lapse by Vice Media, the Asian American Journalists Association’s (AAJA’s) MediaWatch Committee urges Vice Media Group and other media outlets to be vigilant about their representation of Asians and Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
AAJA is seeking candidates to join its newly revamped MediaWatch committee. MediaWatch holds news organizations accountable to standards of accuracy and fairness in covering Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and AAPI issues. The volunteer-based committee also gets out in front of issues, encouraging good journalism as well as sharing best practices. MediaWatch has long … Continue reading AAJA Seeks Candidates for Revamped MediaWatch Committee
The Asian American Journalists Association’s MediaWatch Committee and Muslim American Task Force are troubled by recent coverage of the New Mexico compound raid where authorities charged Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and four others with child abuse.
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)’s MediaWatch Committee condemns the recent commentary made by the hosts of “The Dennis & Judi Show” on New Jersey 101.5 radio regarding Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.