About AAJA Young Professionals Network (Yung AAJA)

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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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Hi everyone,I’m excited to announce that Beena Raghavendran is going to be taking over as Director of Yung AAJA starting in September 2019.Beena is an engagement reporter at ProPublica, where she works with the Local Reporting Network, ProPublica's initiative to support local investigative...

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Director Beena Raghavendran

Beena Raghavendran is an engagement reporter at ProPublica, and prior to that was an education reporter at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She's previously served as AAJA Minnesota chapter president. Beena graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2015 with a Bachelor's in journalism and government and politics. Follow her on Twitter @thebeenster.