April 29, Seoul — To celebrate 60 years of partnership and shared prosperity, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Sung Kim announced a Su$15,000 award to create a collection of short videos on Koreans’ experiences with the United States. Called “Stories That Need To Be Told: America and Me” the award launches an on-going … Continue reading
Tomohiro Osaki (AAJA Tokyo) Lands Full-Time Staff Writer Job at the Japan Times While still undergraduate at Sophia University in Tokyo, Tomohiro Osaki discovered the joy of journalism through his five-month internship experience at CNNGo, Tokyo. He began to work at the Japan Times as a part-time editorial assistant from February 2012. His major responsibilities … Continue reading
AAJA-Asia chapter President Ken Moritsugu has won a special election on the national level and will be vice president for print. “The ever-changing media landscape presents both challenges and opportunities for AAJA as we pursue the goals of newsroom diversity and fair and accurate coverage of our country’s diverse communities,” Moritsugu said. “AAJA means a … Continue reading
AAJA-Asia is here to connect, mentor and support journalists, freelancers and students across the region. We work to promote diversity in newsrooms and help bridge local journalists media organizations with those in the US. The Asia chapter of the US-based Asian American Journalists’ Association is a growing network in Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok, … Continue reading
AAJA is holding a special election to choose the next vice president for print. Electronic voting starts on Feb. 11 and ends Feb 18 (that’s actually Feb. 19 in Asia, 9am in Hong Kong and 10am in Seoul and Tokyo) . Ballots will be sent to your e-mail inboxes. Two candidates are vying for the … Continue reading
This week we toasted Allen Cheng, who recently stepped down as AAJA-Asia vice president for Beijing. Allen, who co-founded the chapter in 1997, will continue to be an influential member for us.
Renew your AAJA membership for 2013 before Monday, December 31! AAJA membership is based on the calendar year, January to December, regardless of when dues are received. Membership registration submitted today is good through December 31, 2013 (starting October 1, 2012). You can renew your AAJA membership by: 1) Logging into AAJA’s new membership portal OR … Continue reading
Hong Kong-based journalist and AAJA member Zela Chin met up with AAJA-Asia chapter president Ken Moritsugu and member Annie Chenaphun during a recent visit to Bangkok. While you’re traveling around Asia, make sure you send a heads up to AAJA members who live at your destination. It’s fun to catch up and meet fellow chapter … Continue reading
This was the first year we had contested elections. It’s a sign of our chapter’s tremendous growth and success that so many of you want to serve on our board. It also means that some will be disappointed. To those who did not get elected, we thank you for running and value your continued participation … Continue reading
We have three contested races: three candidates for two open positions on the chapter board (term 2013-2014); two candidates for treasurer (term 2013-2014); and two candidates for national board representative to fill the year remaining in the current national representative’s term. Every full member for 2012 should have received an email ballot to the address … Continue reading
Photos by Wendy Tang Cheryl Tan is a New York-based writer and author of A Tiger in the Kitchen - a memoir about discovering her Singaporean family by learning to cook with them. A Tiger In The Kitchen was published by New York City-based Hyperion in 2011. Here is a recap of her creative writing workshop, “Digging … Continue reading
Preparations are in full swing for the upcoming conference in New York City Aug. 21-24, 2013. Organizers are seeking suggestions for the conference, so take a survey about what you’d like to see by Oct. 15. If you’re interested in presenting, pitch your panel ideas by Oct. 31. Follow @aaja2013nyc for convention updates on Twitter. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with comments or questions. And use the … Continue reading
If you’ve been waiting for 2013 because you want to get the most out of your AAJA membership, now is the time to join! Membership for the 2013 year actually begins October 1 (today!). If you sign up now, your membership lasts until December 31, 2013. That’s a deal, if there ever was one. Don’t forget … Continue reading
Social Media Week (SMW), a multi-city global conference, comes to Hong Kong next week, and our very own Angie Lau of Bloomberg TV will appear on a panel called “Tug-O-War: Mainstream Media Versus Social Media.” Also on the panel are Asha Phillips, senior editor of Storyful; Mariko Sanchanta, of Wall Street Journal Asia; David Bandurski, of the China … Continue reading
AAJA-Asia was named AAJA’s 2012 Chapter of the Year at the UNITY Convention in Las Vegas recently. The chapter — which covers Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul, Hong Kong and regions in Southeast Asia — has seen exponential growth in the past year. Here’s the rest of the announcement: AAJA-Asia President Ken Moritsugu has been an innovator … Continue reading
The UNITY convention is less than a week away, and we can’t wait to talk shop with members of our sister chapters — as well as NABJ, NAJA and NLGJA — in the States. On Thursday, Aug. 2, the AAJA-Asia contingent and friends are meeting for happy hour and to catch up. Details below. When: … Continue reading
AAJA-Asia’s own National Board Representative Chi-Chi Zhang of CNN will moderate a panel at the UNITY convention in Las Vegas next month. She will talk to Farland Chang of WorldBizWatch and Michael Logan of NextMedia Animation about working overseas. The panel, “Emerging Markets, Emerging Jobs,” is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 3 from 10:45am to noon. What: … Continue reading
This year’s AAJA National election is shaping up to be an exciting one. Candidates are vying for President, Vice President for Broadcast and Treasurer. These volunteer positions are for two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2013. AAJA members can vote online by absentee ballot here, starting now until July 16. Here’s the election timeline: JUNE 1 … Continue reading
AAJA-Asia member Sunshine Lichauco de Leon’s latest special report appears in Forbes Asia. She profiles developer Jose Antonio in Manila in the piece, and she also contributed to Forbes’ list of 2012 South Asian Philanthropists. Sunshine is a freelance journalist based in the Philippines. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The World — a … Continue reading
Early voting for the AAJA national elections is underway. Asia chapter members are eager to know more about the two presidential candidates, so some of us compiled a list of questions for them. Below are the answers from Paul Cheung and Janet Cho. Eligible AAJA members can either vote now by absentee ballot by July 16 or … Continue reading
AAJA National is recognizing a member a day for May, APA Heritage Month. Hannah Bae, AAJA-Asia’s Seoul vice president who works in public affairs for the U.S. State Department in Seoul, is the featured AAJA member for May 27. Read the Q&A. Check out the calendar.
AAJA National is recognizing a member a day for May, APA Heritage Month. Ramy Inocencio, AAJA-Asia’s Hong Kong vice president and CNN International’s Asia business analyst, is the featured AAJA member for May 13. Read the Q&A. Check out the calendar.
The Asian American Journalists Association’s official website will be rolling out 31 profiles of our members in May, which is designated as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Throughout May, learn more about selected members from the 1,400-member organization. So far this month, it has profiled Lori Matsukawa of the Seattle chapter and Abe Kwok of Arizona. … Continue reading
Congratulations to AAJA member Aki Soga, editorial page editor of the Burlington (Vt.) Free Press, and Executive Editor Michael Townsend for being Pulitzer Prize finalists for editorial writing. Their campaign resulted in the state’s first reform of open government laws in 35 years, reducing legal obstacles that helped shroud the work of government officials. Aki is a … Continue reading