AAPI community event: Making It In The Media

At Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association
465 School St, Lowell, MA 01851
Saturday, November 18, 12-2pm

This is a collaboration between Asian American Journalists Association, Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association, Cambodian American Student Association, and KhmerPost News. Lunch sponsored by Enterprise Bank

Thank you to all who participated.

Member News: Congratulations, Al Young!

Award was presented to Al Young by Vin Farricielli, a past president of the Walter Camp Football Foundation

Longtime AAJA member and retired journalist AL YOUNG was selected as an Honorary Member to the Walter Camp Football Foundation during its 50th anniversary All-America awards weekend (Jan.12-14, 2017)  at Yale University in New Haven, Conn.

The WCFF perpetuates the name of the man recognized as “The Father of American Football” and oversees the annual selection of the oldest college football All-America team in the country that Camp — the first Yale football coach and team captain —  started in 1889.

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 and the namesake of the AAJA Sports Task Force Journalism Scholarship.

Tues. Feb. 28: AAJA New England Mixer: “Eat. Talk Journalism. Network.”

Tues. Feb. 28: AAJA New England Mixer

Journalists, college students and media industry professionals of all kinds are invited to AAJA New England’s mixer. Consider this a casual meetup in the WBUR building to enjoy good pizza and good conversation, plus learn about the Asian American Journalists Association and its student VOICES college program.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m.

Where: WBUR, 890 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 (Enter on St Paul St. WBUR is on the 3rd Floor)

RSVP to Kelly: k.kasulis94@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/144338626075529/

About the VOICES Program: VOICES is a rare opportunity for college students to develop multimedia and reporting skills in the company of industry professionals from all over the world. Just as newsrooms across the country are adjusting to smaller staffing and new technology, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) has redesigned its student convention program to simulate the convergence newsroom of tomorrow. This innovative opportunity, which will celebrate its 27th year in 2017, trains students and professionals before and during AAJA’s annual convention. Learn more about the program and opportunities to participate as a student or a mentor here.

Sat. Feb. 25: The Day of Remembrance Panel: National Security and Civil Liberties – 1942 and 2017


Japanese American Citizens League 2017 Day of Remembrance Program: February 25, 2017

2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which made the WWII imprisonment of Japanese Americans possible. The Day of Remembrance program, titled, “National Security and Civil Liberties – 1942 and 2017,” will feature a panel discussion comparing the World War II incarceration of 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of them American citizens, to the current wave of Islamophobia and xenophobia.

It will be held on
Saturday, February 25, from 2 to 4 pm,
at the Bartos Theater, MIT Media Lab,
20 Ames Street, Cambridge.

The program is free and open to the public.
PROGRAM INVOCATION:

  • Hoda Eisharkawi, MIT Muslin Chaplain

PANELISTS:

  • Shannon Al-Wakeel, Executive Director, Muslim Justice League & Board of Mass ACLU
  • Barbara J. Dougan, Civil Rights Director, Council on American Islamic Relations
  • Nadeem Nazem, Cambridge City Council
  • Paul Watanabe, Director, UMass Institute for Asian American Studies
  • Margie Yamamoto, co-president, New England Japanese American Citizens League

MODERATOR:

  • Kenneth Oye, Professor MIT Political Science and co-president New England JACL

SPONSORS:

Links:

AAJA New England Year End/ Holiday Mixer, Sat., Dec 10, 6 p.m.

Now that we’ve all survived one of the craziest elections in history — and boy, what a time to be a journalist — it is time to get together and share our war stories and catch up with our AAJA friends and colleagues. It will be an informal, casual, fun gathering. We’ll also have a short chapter board meeting to plan/brainstorm events for 2017. Everyone is welcome; come and spread holiday cheer, or commiserate!

Saturday, December 10th, 2016
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tavern in the Square, Central Square
http://taverninthesquare.com/central-square/info

730 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Chapter will pay for some finger/bar food that everyone can pick. Alcohol on your own (AAJA rule).

Hope to see everyone there! Come with your ideas on how AAJA New England can help you in 2017! What would you like to see us organize? What is the reason for you to be a member of AAJA?

2017 Al Young Sports Journalism Scholarship

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!

More info: http://www.aaja.org/2016-al-young-scholarship/

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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/

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.

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

Join us May 18 for Asian Pacific Heritage Month event

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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)

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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:

http://asian-pacific-heritage-boston-2016.eventbrite.com

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

 

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!