Resources for Covering Anti-Asian Violence + Statement on the 3/17 Shootings in Atlanta

We are devastated by the news out of Atlanta. Last night a white man murdered 8 people, 6 of whom were Asian women. This violence is the culmination of centuries of white supremacy in America, and it’s important we center the victims and most marginalized in our coverage.

To help Chicago journalists looking to cover anti-Asian racism further, we put together a list of local community organizations for sourcing and guides to covering racism and diversity. Our list also compiles mental health resources for Asian American and Pacific Islander folks, because taking care of yourself right now is vital.

If you have any suggestions for our resource list, feel free to email us at We are particularly interested in expanding what we have for covering Southeast Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander issues.

Lastly, we want to extend love to our community of AAPI journalists and allies who are hurting today. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to support you.


AAJA Guidance on Atlanta Shootings


The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) urges newsrooms to:  

A local coalition of AAPI civil rights, advocacy, and direct service organizations have compiled a list of AAPI community contacts for media

AAJA Studio is not an exhaustive list of experts, and we encourage reaching out to AAPI studies professors and scholars as well.

When more information emerges about the victims’ identities, center their stories and those within the community. Please consult members of the AAPI community to ensure accurate spelling and pronunciation of Asian names. 

AAJA stands with our AAPI journalists, who have been subject to violence and discrimination over the past year and as anti-Asian incidents have risen during the coronavirus pandemic. Many of our journalists are pushing for — many times, quietly and without recognition — increased coverage of AAPI experiences. Many are experiencing compounding trauma while covering the violence. We commend their dedication and resilience. 

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  1. […] Association which provides resources, scholarships, and educational support to their community. Here they have compiled a list of information in regards to anti-Asian violence and the Atlanta shootings, which includes a […]

  2. […] ask all Chicago newsrooms to review AAJA’s guidance on covering anti-Asian violence and racism. We also strongly encourage news managers, editors and reporters to use similar resources provided […]

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