Boston Selected as 2009 AAJA Convention Site

The AAJA Governing Board at its Dec. 1-2 meeting in San Francisco voted to accept the AAJA New England Chapter’s bid to host the 2009 AAJA National Convention. The convention will take place at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center in Boston on August 12-15, 2009. In their proposal, the New England chapter described Boston as one of America’s oldest cities “in the midst of reinventing itself as diversity’s new hub … today Boston is a city in which minorities are the majority — and Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial group.”
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The last time the New England chapter hosted a convention was in 1997. It was fabulous and well attended. If your media company would be interested in making a financial contribution, please email me, sleung@globe.com.

AAJA Handbook

An updated stylebook for journalists covering Asian American and Pacific Islanders and Asian American and Pacific Islander issues.

This revised handbook continues AAJA’s legacy of leadership in the journalism industry and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Much of our work involves shedding light on America ‘s invisible minorities. As chroniclers of history, we bear responsibility for making sure stories about our community are told fairly and with context, without any trace of racism, bias or stereotypes.

AAJA constantly strives to serve our more than 2,200 members and the journalism industry by providing high quality professional programs and publications. Through this book, we hope to help our fellow reporters and editors practice good journalism about one of the fastest growing – but least understood – groups in America.