About AAJA Young Professionals Network (Yung AAJA)


AAJA Young Professionals Network (Yung AAJA) is the place for early career and student journalists. The community centers around skill development, mentorship and helping others find work. We also encourage posting of jobs, internships, fellowships and scholarships.

This will be a space specifically for young journalists, but we welcome the presence of older and more experienced journalists. Mentorship starts here: Yung AAJA will be the network to help point the next generation of journalists in the right direction.

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Welcome to the Yung AAJA FAQ

What is yung AAJA? AAJA Young Professionals Network (Yung AAJA) had an interesting start. It was a meme Facebook group, born out of AAJA’s 2016 Las Vegas conference and a desire to reconnect with the new friends we had made. ...

Chapter leader information


Director Benjamin Pu

Benjamin is an associate producer with MSNBC. He serves on the AAJA-New York chapter board as the social media chair and webmaster. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2016 with a Bachelor's in global studies. Follow him on Twitter at @benjamin_pu, or visit his website at benjaminpu.com.