The Windy City chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association

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The Chicago chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association was formed in 1989 by Linda Yu, an ABC-7 news anchor, and David Ibata, a former Chicago Tribune editor. The chapter presents a variety of journalism-related activities, the most important of which are designed to help prepare young journalists for a successful career in the news media. It also promotes diversity programs, offers career advice, works with other journalist organizations, and encourages networking among AAJA members nationwide.

AAJA Chicago 2021 Board

President: Nader Issa

Vice President: Ariel Cheung

Secretary-Treasurer: Taylor Moore

Communications Director: Yiwen Lu

Membership Director: Jessica Kim Cohen

Partnerships Director: Sandy Tang