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.
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is concerned by the toxic work environment that journalists and staff of color have experienced at CBS Television Stations. AAJA stands with the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) in demanding immediate change, especially with the most recent allegations around CBS3 in Philadelphia. We are aware of long-standing concerns about the treatment of journalists across CBS-owned and operated local stations.
The Asian American Journalists Association joins our Asia Chapter (AAJA-Asia) in expressing serious concerns about the arrest of Haze Fan, a Chinese-national working for Bloomberg News in Beijing, and asks for Chinese authorities to be transparent of the charges against Fan and to ensure that her rights to legal assistance are upheld. Fan has been missing … Continue reading AAJA joins AAJA-Asia in Expressing Concern about Haze Fan Detention
AAJA stands in solidarity with our fellow journalists, and condemns threats and attacks that interfere with journalists’ right to do their jobs without fearing for their safety.
September 13, 2020 On Saturday night, Sept. 12, AAJA-LA member and KPCC/LAist reporter Josie Huang was arrested by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies for allegedly “obstructing justice.” Huang was covering the shooting of two deputies in Compton. She was released overnight with visible bruises, KPCC reported. We stand in support of our fellow Asian American … Continue reading AAJA-LA and AAJA National Statement on the Arrest of Josie Huang
The Asian American Journalists Association stands by the three Wall Street Journal correspondents whose press credentials were revoked by the Chinese government on Feb. 19.
ASIAN AMERICAN ORIGINALS: CATHERINE CRUZ, RADIO AND TELEVISION VETERAN Catherine Cruz works for Hawaii Public Radio as a reporter and the host of The Conversation, the station’s weekday talk program. The Guam native studied communications at Santa Clara University and broadcast journalism at San Francisco State University, and spent more than thirty … Continue reading Asian American Originals: Catherine Cruz, Radio and Television Veteran
MEET THE STAFF FOR 2019 Voices has selected its 2019 staff for the upcoming AAJA National Convention in Atlanta, GA from July 31-August 4. These journalists will volunteer their time to mentor, edit and coach Voices student participants in the months prior to the convention, as well as alongside the students on site. The mission … Continue reading MEET THE STAFF FOR 2019
Kathy Tu and Tobin Low are the co-hosts and co-managing editors of the weekly WNYC podcast, “Nancy,” which delves into stories and conversations about the LGBTQ culture and experience. Tu has worked for Radiolab, the Memory Palace, the Mortified Podcast, and Masterpiece Studio. Low has worked on More Perfect, and his work has appeared … Continue reading ASIAN AMERICAN ORIGINALS: KATHY TU AND TOBIN LOW, PODCAST PIONEERS
Voices is celebrating its 29th anniversary in 2019 at the annual AAJA National Convention in Atlanta, GA, July 31 – August 3. For more than two decades, Voices has had a long track record of placing alumni and mentors in jobs with national and international media, including the Dallas Morning News, National Public Radio, the … Continue reading Meet the VOICE Class of 2019