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FREE Yahoo! Style Guide online

FREE Yahoo! Style Guide online

aajany August 19, 2011 0

Thanks to AAJA-Michigan member Ron Recinto, Yahoo! gave dozens of hard copies to AAJA convention-goers. The style guide offers writing and editing tips that will help you attract more readers. You can get the

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Funding New Innovative Ideas Workshop

Funding New Innovative Ideas Workshop

aajany August 18, 2011 0

According to panelists Harry Lin and Doug Mitchell, if you’re a journalist who has doubts about staying in the industry, NOW IS THE TIME TO GET OUT. Harry Lin, who is currently the Executive

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Lesson Learned: A Valuable Networking Tip

Lesson Learned: A Valuable Networking Tip

aajany August 18, 2011 0

I always thought I was good at networking until I met some even-more-pro-networkers at the AAJA convention. The obvious things are: don’t be afraid to walk up to someone you don’t know and strike

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The Convention Experience

The Convention Experience

aajany August 18, 2011 0

This is my first AAJA convention. Back home in the burbs of Joisey (New Jersey), my friends do not understand how social media ties in with reporting.  They don’t understand what Google has to

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Annual Karaoke Bash Brings Out The Best Of AAJA (Wannabe) Singers

Annual Karaoke Bash Brings Out The Best Of AAJA (Wannabe) Singers

aajany August 15, 2011 0

Saturday night’s karaoke bash – or, as Ti-Hua would have us say it, “ka la O K” – was a blast. Mr. Kiriyama was in his standard karaoke gear (flat-brimmed rapper cap, sports jersey,

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Not so Silent Auction has Music and Dancing

Not so Silent Auction has Music and Dancing

aajany August 15, 2011 0

Friday night’s silent auction proved to be a festive evening that included food and musical entertainment.  The event was widely attended to support AAJA’s student and professional programs such as Voices and JCamp. Two free

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The Role of Media Post-9/11

The Role of Media Post-9/11

aajany August 15, 2011 0

Jeff Karoub (AP), Osama Siblani (Arab American News), Ritu Seghal (Detroit Free Press) and Stephen Clark (WXYZ) all discuss the media’s role in shaping public opinion post-9/11, and the responsibility journalists have in maintaining

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Through the Lens: Vincent Chin

Through the Lens: Vincent Chin

aajany August 15, 2011 0

Corky Lee discusses his meeting with Vincent Chin’s mother, Lily, after a screening of Curtis Chin’s (no relation) screening of his 2009 documentary, “Vincent Who?” at the Chinese American Community Center in Madison Heights,

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Accessing the Media

Accessing the Media

aajany August 15, 2011 0

So how does one get a story covered that is important to them?  Polite persistence, according to NPR’s Luis Clemens.  Journalists get lazy (like everyone else), and the information needs to be broken down

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AAJA National Convention: Tips for Covering APIA

AAJA National Convention: Tips for Covering APIA

aajany August 15, 2011 0

As the token white guy at this year’s AAJA National Convention in Detroit (kidding, there were actually many others besides me there), I’m hardly in a position to speak for APIA on APIA issues. 

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