Tuesday, May 25, 2021: Out of the Shadows: AAPI Mental Health in an Era of Violence

A conversation with Dr. Josephine Kim presented by AAJA and AAJA New England

The recent spike in violence against Asian Americans has not only been traumatic, but also exposed a history of racism that our community has grappled with in many forms, from microaggressions to systemic problems. Discussing mental health, for many, has been taboo or challenging to access. We sit down with a Lecturer on Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education and expert on Asian American mental health for a wide-ranging and timely discussion.

Register now below or at this URL

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AAJA New England’s Summer Dim Sum, July 20

Join us on Saturday, July 20 for AAJA New England’s Summer Dim Sum  at JOYFUL GARDEN at 10:30 a.m.

It will be a time to connect with AAJA journalists and get to know our chapter if you haven’t been to recent events. If you’re headed to AAJA19 it is the perfect chance to connect with others before flying to the ATL.

Most of all, it will be a time to get some great food with great people.

We are asking for a modest contribution of $10 for those who come.

Please RSVP by emailing me at yj.magnet@gmail.com.

The address of Joyful Garden is 550 Arsenal St. in Watertown.

I encourage everyone to sign up!

Helen Zia: Book Talk and Signing – Feb 12, 6pm

Author Event: Helen Zia

Helen, as many of you know, is a groundbreaking Asian-American author, journalist and activist. Her reporting on the Vincent Chin case helped galvanise the response to anti-Asian violence. (https://sites.ed.gov/aapi/helen_zia/

Helen will discuss her latest book, Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao’s Revolution with Connie Chan. The event is organised by the Boston Chinatown Neighbourhood Center and the Chinese Historical Society of New England.

RSVP and pre-sale books: bit.ly/CHSNE-Helen-Zia

AAJA Sports Task Force’s #AAJA18 scholarship, Deadline: Mon. April 30

Hello, supporters of diversity:

In an effort to promote newsroom diversity and perspectives, the AAJA Sports Task Force is offering 2 free scholarships/stipends to attend the AAJA National Convention in Houston from Aug 8-11 for free! Please share with anyone who might benefit from this scholarship worth $900!


For the 3rd consecutive year, the AAJA Sports Task Force is pleased to offer one scholarship to a current college student interested in sports journalism, and one scholarship to a recent college graduate (within 3 years) to help cover expenses related to travel, accommodations, and registration fees for the 2018 AAJA National Convention in Houston, August 8 – 11, 2018. The scholarships, $900 each, are made possible thanks to Don Yee (of sports talent agency Yee & Dubin Sports, LLC.).


  • Resume
  • Cover letter (explain journalism experience – if any – academic accomplishments, career goals, community involvement and financial need)
  • Essay (1,000-2000 words) –What do you hope to accomplish as a journalist and how has your ethnicity/cultural background helped to shape these professional goals?
  • References (names and contact information)


There are 2 versions. One for students, one for grads. Details listed on AAJA’s website


Monday, April 30, 2018

In case you missed AAJA Sports Task Force’s Facebook Live mentorship session with Bleacher Report’s Joon Lee, here’s the link

News and editorial opportunities at WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station

Boston’s NPR News Station, WBUR, 90.9 FM (online at wbur.org) has many news/editorial opportunities available, and they would like to attract a diverse group of candidates.

    “Confronting Racism as Journalists” at UConn, Feb. 8

    Feb. 8: “Confronting Racism as Journalists” at University of Connecticut

    Confronting Racism as Journalists
    Please join us as we host a timely panel discussion about what responsibility the news media has to confront racism. When should journalists call something racist?

    The panelists are:

    Helen Ubinas, an award-winning columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and philly.com. She previously wrote for Hartford Courant as the newspaper’s first Latina news columnist.

    Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, an essayist for NBC Asian America and contributor to PRI Public Radio International. She is a well traveled speaker and educator on issues of diversity, race, culture and the arts.

    Kevin B Blackistone, a columnist for the Washington Post, commentator on ESPN’s ‘Around the Horn,’ and a professor of the practice at Philip Merrill College of Journalism – UMD

    The moderator is Marie Shanahan, UConn Assistant Professor of Journalism.

    The event is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Wilbur Cross building, North Reading Room starting at 5 p.m.
    Directions: https://maps.uconn.edu/m/info/WCB

    Apply for 2018 Voices program today!

    The 2018 Voices program will take place August 5-11, 2018 during the week of the 2018 AAJA National Convention in Houston, TX.


    AAJA Voices is a summer-long journalism training fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students. Now in its 28th year, Voices provides aspiring journalists with career-ready skills to succeed in the continually-evolving media landscape and mid-career journalists management opportunities. By nurturing relationships between students and professional volunteers, Voices also gives students the opportunity to tap into mentors’ networks and begin their own long-lasting relationships.