Update: Congratulations to Nader Issa for winning this year’s Al Young Sports Journalism Scholarship!
Please help spread the word to our chapter students members about the AAJA Sports Task Force’s Al Young Sports Journalism Scholarship!
Al at AAJA N.E. event in 2015
$2,000 is available to current students pursuing journalism studies and interested in a sports journalism career. The application deadline is December 15
Many of us know Al, as he is a long-time member of New England chapter. Al is an award-winning journalist who blazed many trails for Asian American sports journalists. He is the nation’s first Asian American sportswriter at a metro daily. He is also the first Asian American to cover the NFL as the New Haven Register beat writer for the New York Giants and Jets. While with the Register, he also wrote a weekly column that was the first in the country focusing on national and local personalities and trends in women’s sports.
Young’s career spans more than four decades. He was a writer and editor at the Boston Globe, USA Today, the New York Daily News, the New Haven (CT) Register and Bridgeport (CT) Post-Telegram.
In 2010, AAJA named Young to its inaugural honor roll as an “Asian American Pioneer in U.S. journalism.” He is a past president of AAJA’s Washington, D.C. chapter. Retiring in 2013 from the Boston Globe, Young is currently the advisor to the student newspaper at Quincy College (MA).
The application deadline is extended to December 15: http://www.aaja.org/2016-al-young-scholarship/