Congratulations to AAJA-Asia’s Youkyung Lee, the Associated Press’ newest technology writer in Seoul. Lee has been a reporter for the English language news service of South Korea’s national news agency Yonhap for the past four years, where she covered consumer technology and the economy. She has worked as a translator for state television and a … Continue reading
AAJA-Asia’s Seoul VP Hannah Bae got the chance to visit the Bangkok workplaces of some of our members in Thailand. At AP, Hannah not only got to check out the editing hub, where chapter president Ken Moritsugu (pictured with Hannah) works his magic as AP Enterprise Editor, but also the AP bureau devoted to coverage … Continue reading
Several AAJA members reported from Japan over the weekend, when the nation marked a year after its devastating earthquake. The stories include a personal reflection, a look at the auto industry and radiation, as well as how schoolchildren, farmers and fishermen are coping. Read on: Japan-based member Ayako Mie joined force with Chico Harlan for … Continue reading
Selected tweets from AAJA members who are covering or following Japan as it marks one year after the massive earthquake on March 11, 2011. Steve Herman, @W7VOA, files several reports from the field for Voice of America. (See his collection of stories.) Masato Kajimoto, @SociologJourno, leads a group of journalism students on a reporting trip, … Continue reading
AAJA-Asia’s newest member Masato Kajimoto, a teaching consultant at the Journalism & Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong, is leading a student journalism trip in Japan this week. Masato (@sociologjourno) will take seven journalism students to Japan to cover the first anniversary of last year’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. Read about the … Continue reading
Chi-Chi Zhang, CNN associate producer in Beijing and AAJA-Asia’s national board representative, visits CNN’s Hong Kong office, where she bumps into Ramy Inocencio. Ramy is AAJA-Asia’s Hong Kong vice president, CNN International’s Asia business analyst and owner of a fancy mug:
The Seoul Foreign Correspondents’ Club announced its new board this week. The new president is AAJA-Asia member Steve Herman, Seoul Bureau chief and correspondent for Voice of America. Steve was previously SFCC’s first vice president. He was also onetime president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan. Another AAJA member also serves on the board: … Continue reading
A few notes from chapter president Ken Moritsugu: Dear AAJA-Asia members, Wow! As of Feb. 17, we had a record 81 members, up from 51 at the end of last year, and it’s only February. Thanks to all of you for being paid members of AAJA-Asia and helping to support our organization and goals. Please … Continue reading
Cheryl Tan, a long-time AAJA member from New York, is bringing her book tour to Asia. The writer — whose work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, among others — published her memoir A Tiger in the Kitchen a year ago. The book is about how she discovered her Singaporean … Continue reading
AAJA-Asia rings in the new year with 17 new members for 2012… so far. Welcome all! See the list and profiles below. It’s not too late to join or renew. Maximize your membership by joining now; membership is good for a calendar year (up to December 31, 2012) no matter when you join this year. … Continue reading
As a member, you’ll not only be supporting the goals and values of the Asian American Journalists Association, you’ll also be getting some great discounts on future events.(Joining is as easy as filling out an online form. See here.) So what’s the bottom line? 1. The first reason is the East-West Center’s International Media Conference … Continue reading
*VENUE CHANGE: The Hong Kong subchapter has a casual social at Club 71 the Fringe Club rooftop by Lan Kwai Fong on Saturday evening (December 3) at 6:30pm. AAJA member Sunshine de Leon is visiting from Manila, while AAJA supporter Kylie Chan is celebrating a new job. Kylie was instrumental in helping AAJA-Asia pull together … Continue reading
Wendy Tang, member of AAJA-Asia’s Hong Kong subchapter, is tweeting up a storm at the Global Editors Network’s 2011 News World Summit, a gathering of the world’s top editors-in-chief and news executives. She is also a volunteer writing press releases and doing other duties at the event. Among her tweets: Wendy has been promoting AAJA … Continue reading
Ramy Inocencio, next year’s AAJA-Asia vice president in Hong Kong and CNN International’s Asia business analyst, reports from the APEC summit in Hawaii this month. In case you missed it, below are a few selected tweets from @RamyCNN. Read Ramy’s wrap-up on CNN’s Business360 blog here. “ Pres. Hu Jintao now taking stage of APEC … Continue reading
Dear AAJA-Asia members, Find a list of our newly expanded chapter board for 2012 after the jump. We have eliminated the two co-vice president positions and replaced them with four regional vice presidents. We think this will better serve the membership by focusing leadership in our regional hubs. As other regions gain enough members, we will consider … Continue reading
AAJA-Asia member Akiko Fujita, ABC news reporter in Tokyo, filed a report from Bangkok as floodwaters closed in earlier this month. Watch her story on ABC News’ website. Akiko’s Twitter feed (@akikofujita) offered a more personal vantage point: “ Late night flight out to Bangkok. Flooding awaits… Akiko Fujita October 13, 2011 11:06:07 AM EDT … Continue reading
Congratulations to AAJA-Asia member Lam Thuy Vo, a Wall Street Journal multimedia journalist who is one of three journalists under 30 who were named inaugural MJ Bear Fellows by the Online News Association: Online News Association selects 2011 MJ Bear Fellows, journalism stand-outs under 30.
AAJA-Asia member Rosa Yum blogs about her experience as a volunteer in Japan’s tsunami zone.
Congratulations to AAJA-Asia member Martyn Williams for being awarded a John S. Knight Fellowship to study at Stanford University for the 2011-12 academic year. His fellowship project will focus on designing tools for safely connecting reporters with citizens in North Korea and other closed societies. Williams is multimedia editor and Tokyo bureau chief of IDG News … Continue reading
AAJA-Asia member Steve Herman of VOA was interviewed by CNN as one of the first western reporters to go up to the main gate at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant. Listen to his VOA report and read his first-person account.
Time magazine names AAJA-Asia member Martyn Williams of IDG News Service as one of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds that are “shaping the conversation”. Martyn, along with AAJA members Tomoko Hosaka of The Associated Press and Steve Herman of Voice of America, is also named on a U.N. list of the Must-Follow Twitterers On The Earthquake In Japan.
AAJA-Asia member Terril Jones, a Reuters correspondent normally based in Beijing, has been covering the unfolding disaster in Japan. Interview with worker trapped in nuclear reactor during earthquake Yakuza among first to send aid Radio interview with WNYC and Public Radio International At the fish market: “The tsunami washed away all of east Japan’s farmed scallop … Continue reading
AAJA-Asia member Doualy Xaykaothao on one family’s flight to safety from the tsunami and nuclear zone: Japanese family fled on foot, no home to go back to.
AAJA-Asia member James Chau, a CCTV News Anchor and National UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador, has been named International Journalist of the Year by China Central Television. The prize, the first in the network’s history, was given for his coverage of the 2010 Manila hostage crisis, and in recognition of his reporting to highlight the rights of HIV-positive people. Read … Continue reading