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

Need feedback on a resume, cover letter, or reel? Email us!

Need feedback on a resume, cover letter or reel? AAJA Chicago members can email us at chicago@aaja.org at any time with “RESUME/COVER LETTER/REEL FEEDBACK” in the subject line, and we’ll connect you with an AAJA Chicago member within 72 hours to review your application materials. If you’re a journalist who would like to volunteer to … Continue reading Need feedback on a resume, cover letter, or reel? Email us!

Pitch Perfect: Making it as a Freelancer – May 13, 6:00-7:30 pm CST

Join AAJA Chicago for a lively conversation on freelance journalism, featuring independent reporters and critics from around the city. We’ll talk about the state of the media industry, discuss the art and science of pitching, and share advice on managing your time and money. This free panel will be moderated by our secretary-treasurer, Taylor Moore, … Continue reading Pitch Perfect: Making it as a Freelancer – May 13, 6:00-7:30 pm CST

Off the Record: A Conversation About Mental Health – Join Us On April 21

AAJA Chicago presentsOff the Record: A Conversation About Mental HealthWednesday, April 21, 7:30-8:30 pm CST The murder of eight people in Atlanta — including six Asian women — one month ago marks one of a growing number of recent anti-Asian attacks, building on a long history of racism and violence. Now more than ever, it’s … Continue reading Off the Record: A Conversation About Mental Health – Join Us On April 21

Apply for the 2021 Linda Yu Broadcast Internship (AAJA) with ABC7 Chicago

The Chicago chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association is pleased to sponsor a paid summer 2021 internship at ABC7 Chicago, a local leader in broadcast news. The intern will earn a $3,000 stipend, given in honor of chapter co-founder and longtime ABC7 Chicago journalist Linda Yu for her dedication to empowering the voices of Asian Americans. The chosen candidate will … Continue reading Apply for the 2021 Linda Yu Broadcast Internship (AAJA) with ABC7 Chicago

Statement regarding a Chicago Sun-Times column on March 18, 2021

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