“Storytellers of the Future” Sat, Sept. 10 2016

We are thrilled for this upcoming outreach event on September 10th.
The purpose of this panel is to encourage and inspire our next generation to tell the stories of their community — that their stories are important, worth telling, and need to be heard. We also want to give them advice on how they too can pursue a career in media if they so desire, titled “Storytellers of the Future.”

See the program of the event


Experienced Asian American journalists share their stories and advice to teach and inspire the next generation of storytellers

WHERE: Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
38 Ash Street, Boston, MA 02111 617-635-5129

Joy Lim Nakrin, NECN/NBC Boston Anchor/Reporter

Vanessa Botelho, NECN/NBC Boston Executive Producer
Jonathan Choe, NECN/NBC Boston Reporter
Audrey Asistio, NECN/NBC Boston Anchor
Nicole Dungca, Boston Globe Reporter
Bernice Corpuz, WBZ Radio Reporter

The event is free and lunch will be provided, but space is limited.

Please RSVP by emailing events@bcnc.net or calling 617-635- 5129.

Bilingual journalists will also be available for further questions and answers, including Pai En Yu, NECN/NBC Boston producer.


Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association
Asian Community Development Corporation
Southeast Asian Coalition
Greater Malden Asian American Community Coalition


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Globe’s 2017 summer internship program application deadline: Oct. 22

The Boston Globe runs one of the top programs in the nation, giving 11 interns the opportunity to work as reporters, or as a photographer, designer or copy editor.

The 12-week paid internship places reporter-interns in our Metro, Business, Living/Arts, and Sports departments; the photo intern shoots stills and video for all sections, the design intern creates sections fronts and information graphics for print and online, and the copy editing intern works on local and regional, national and business copy, as well as with BostonGlobe.com. We provide direction and feedback on a daily basis. Globe interns produce every day and finely polish their journalism skills over the summer.

The application deadline this year is Oct. 22.

More information on the program and an application can be accessed from our webpage: www.bostonglobe.com/newsintern.

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Aug 10: National Convention N.E. Chapter Gathering

AAJA New England Pre-Convention Meet-Up

The AAJA National Convention (Aug. 10 to 13 at Caesars Palace Las Vegas) is fast approaching, and we hope to see many of you there next month!

Before the festivities begin, we thought it might be good for those of us from the New England chapter to meet up. In addition to helping everyone get acquainted, it would give student members a chance to connect with professionals from their area.

When: Wednesday, August 10 at 4:30 PM
Where: Cleopatra’s Barge (inside Caesars Palace casino), Las Vegas Map

The gathering will be very informal, we’ll exchange information/strategy for our action-packed convention, and we’ll head into Opening Reception together!

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1562315027409880/

Questions and comments can be directed to Ben Watanabe at bwatanabe@nesn.com or Daigo Fujiwara call/text 617-688-2051.

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AAJA New England Book Event and Social with author Cheryl Tan, July 27

AAJA New England Book Event and Social
Book Reading and drink social with AAJA member and author of SARONG PARTY GIRLS, Cheryl Tan www.cheryllulientan.com
Wednesday, July 27 at Brookline Booksmith 279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

More details here.

Also checkout facebook event page Sarong Party Girls Boston Book Signing

Starts at 7:00 pm
Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan – Sarong Party Girls in conversation with Julia Glass (Three Junes)

AAAJA sponsored after-reading event at Hops n Scotch
Email RSVP Sangita Chandra, VP of Broadcast, at schandra@hearst.com

Sarong Party Girls brilliantly captures the unique voice of a young, striving woman caught between worlds in the glitzy, moneyed city of Singapore. On the edge of twenty-seven, Jazzy hatches a plan for her and her best girlfriends. Before the year is out, these Sarong Party Girls will all have spectacular weddings to rich ang moh—Western expat—husbands. As she fervently pursues her quest to find a white husband, this bombastic yet tenderly vulnerable gold-digger reveals the contentious gender politics and class tensions thrumming beneath the shiny exterior of Singapore’s glamorous nightclubs and busy streets. Cheryl will appear in conversation with National Book Award-winning novelist Julia Glass (Three Junes).

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AAJA NE’s annual Fenway Park Fundraiser, July 22

Photo by Daigo Fujiwara

Summer’s here and that means AAJA NE’s annual Fenway Park Fundraiser is around the corner!

Join AAJA NE on Friday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m. as the Red Sox take on South Korean slugger Byung-ho Park and the Minnesota Twins. Come hang with some of New England’s top journos, strengthen the network of Asian Americans and cheer on Big Papi and the rest of the Sox lineup!

Tickets are $48 for right-field grandstand seats, all seated together. Proceeds go to VOICES, the student-operated publication of the AAJA National Convention.

If interested, email me at yj.magnet@gmail.com. Feel free to request an additional ticket for a friend. Tickets are limited, DON’T DELAY!

Young-Jin Kim, VP of Membership for AAJA New England

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AAJA New England/Voices Alumni Happy Hour Mixer

Wednesday, June 29, 6:00 p.m.
Publick House (www.thepublickhousebeerbar.com)
1648 Beacon Street, Washington Square, Brookline
Great opportunity to meet new and veteran AAJA members, prospective members and participants in AAJA Voices.

$10 for appetizers; drinks are on your own
Email RSVP to Phil Marcelo, VP of Print and 2016 AAJA Voices volunteer mentor, at phil.marcelo@gmail.com

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Join us May 18 for Asian Pacific Heritage Month event


Edited transcript of the event: Chang, Wu, and Koh are blazing trails in Boston

An evening to celebrate
Asian Pacific Heritage Month
with Michelle Wu, Dan Koh, & Tommy Chang

See flyer here

Wednesday, May 18
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
China Pearl
9 Tyler St., Boston (MBTA, Orange line Chinatown)

koh wu chang
Dan Koh,
Chief of Staff to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh
Michelle Wu,
President of the Boston City Council
Tommy Chang,
Superintendent of Boston Public Schools
  • Networking starts at 5:30 p.m.
  • Program at 6:30 p.m., moderated by Shirley Leung, Columnist of the Boston Globe


The event is free, but please RSVP. Seating is limited.
Register here:


Sponsors: Asian American Journalists Association New England Chapter (aajane.org) and New England Japanese American Citizens League (http://nejacl.org/)
with support from Coulter Foundation’s civic engagement grant

Questions? Contact Daigo Fujiwara, President of AAJA New England at daigo@wbur.org or 617-688-2051


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AAJA / BABJ Mixer on March 2

Please join us for a festive, fun, and casual Asian American Journalists Association and Boston Association of Black Journalists mixer on March 2.

Get to know fellow journalists and media professionals in our area, especially those representing communities of color. Come meet new people, snack on delicious Korean fusion dishes, and shape the direction of our chapters!

WHEN: 7pm on Wednesday, March 2.
WHERE: Koy Restaurant, 16 North St, Boston, MA 02109 (across from Faneuil Hall, MBTA: Haymarket or Government Center)
COST: $15 per member at the door, includes food.

The event is open to all — be sure to bring other journalists that aren’t in AAJA or BABJ, as well as your friends and loved ones.

Please e-mail RSVP by Feb. 29 so we can get an accurate headcount. Thanks, and see you soon!

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I hope many of you will attend the below event at NESN on October 17, 2015…FREE. Please let me know if you are attending since I would like to meet new and old members.
New England JACL, NESN, and New England AAJA
Come hear Asian Americans from newspaper, television, and digital media talk about their experiences as an Asian American in sports media, stories of Asian American athletes, career advice, and thoughts on the hot sports topics of today.
Panelists include:
Fluto Shinzawa, reporter/Boston Bruins beat writer, The Boston Globe
Gary Striewski, anchor/reporter, NESN
Ben Watanabe, digital content editor, NESN
Al Young, media consultant, the first Asian American metro daily sportswriter
Saturday, October 17, 2015
11:00 am-1:00 pm
NESN Studios
480 Arsenal St., Building 1
Watertown, MA 02472
(NESN Studios is in an office park on the Westbound side of the street. Driveway is next to Auto Zone)
(Free on-site parking. MBTA 70/70A bus stop one block away at Watertown Mall/Arsenal Mall)
Reception will be held after panel discussion.
Free Admission
Limited seating for 50
RSVP required by Thursday, October 15.
Co-Sponsored by the New England Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), New England Sports Network (NESN), and New England Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA).
Susan Choi


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Membership Renewal and more

It’s time to renew your 2014 AAJA membership.
Please join as a member or renew your membership today!
Members will receive substantial discounts on AAJANE events and discounted registration for the AAJA National convention.
Full Membership: $65
Students: $25
Click on the following link:
Join more than 850 journalists, news executives, photojournalists, media researchers and community leaders at the 24th Annual AAJA National Convention.
Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel
August 13-16, 2014
Early-bird registration deadline is April 15.
Members: $250 for professionals, $100 for students.
Clink on the following link to register for the convention:
Clink on the following link for hotel registration:
Join us for AAJANE Day at Fenway Park.
Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays
Sunday, September 7
1:35 pm
Our Seat Location: RF Box 87
Tickets: $60 for members, $80 for non-members and guests
To buy tickets, email: Brian.h.wong@espn.com
President: Susan Choi
National Board Representative: Hanah Fadrigalan
Secretary: Cindy Atoji (Keene)
Treasurer: Dolores Kong
Vice President of Print: Shirley Leung
Vice President of Broadcast: Sangita Chandra
Vice President of Professional Development and Student Programs: Veronica Chao
Vice President of Membership: Brian Wong
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