The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) condemns the latest incidents of anti-Asian violence across the country and calls on newsrooms to accurately cover such events. These attacks are a part of a disturbing trend of harassment and violence targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, exacerbated by xenophobia and discrimination stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. This violence includes AAPI journalists facing race-related harassment while doing their jobs.
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is concerned by the toxic work environment that journalists and staff of color have experienced at CBS Television Stations. AAJA stands with the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) in demanding immediate change, especially with the most recent allegations around CBS3 in Philadelphia. We are aware of long-standing concerns about the treatment of journalists across CBS-owned and operated local stations.
In the wake of the violent attack on Congress last week that was spurred by disinformation about the 2020 election results and amid threats of violence timed with the presidential inauguration, AAJA reaffirms the crucial role of journalists in ensuring an informed and engaged citizenry in a democracy.
A list of resources for journalists covering the U.S. election and the inauguration.
AAJA congratulates Sharon Pian Chan, Heidi Chang, Corinne Chin, Ramon Dompor and Lauren Frohne on newest achievements.
AAJA Announces New Voices Directors
The Voices program is in search of a Program Director for 2021-2022.
Applications are open for AAJA’s 2020 Executive Leadership Program.
Applications are open for JCamp, a six-day intensive, multicultural journalism training program for high school students. Students learn from professional journalists and get hands-on training in writing, reporting, photography, television and radio broadcasting, online media and data journalism.
Apply to AAJA’s Voices Fellowship, where students spend the summer producing a long-form, in-depth news project and receive training from industry leaders.