AAJA Chicago was disappointed Thursday morning to see a column published by the Chicago Sun-Times that included language describing Asian Americans in an insensitive and dismissive light. The chapter’s board was particularly dismayed that this offensive language was used in a week when so many Asians and Asian Americans are hurting after the deadly acts … Continue reading Statement regarding a Chicago Sun-Times column on March 18, 2021
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 … Continue reading Resources for Covering Anti-Asian Violence + Statement on the 3/17 Shootings in Atlanta
It's time to elect chapter officers for the 2014-2015 term. We are collecting nominations for the following positions: co-presidents, national board representative, secretary and treasurer. Candidates must be full members of AAJA in 2013 (candidates for treasurer may be associate members) and, if elected, remain in good standing during their time in office. Student members … Continue reading Nominate Candidates for the 2014-2015 Board
We'd like to extend a warm Chicago welcome to our summer interns, Junru Huang and Lee Jian Chung, who will be working at the Chicago Tribune and WBEZ - 91.5 FM. Junru Huang is the winner of the 2013 David Ibata Scholarship. She just received her M.A. in Visual Communication (photojournalism and documentary photography) graduated from Ohio … Continue reading Congratulations to our Summer Interns!
AAJA has extended its application deadline for the 2013 Executive Leadership Program to Tuesday, Jan. 22. ELP is exclusively for AAJA members and helps mid-career journalists develop leadership skills to advance in newsroom management. This year's ELP introductory session runs from April 16 - 19 in New York. Applicants must have at least five years … Continue reading 2013 Executive Leadership Program