AAJA’s national convention is headed to Houston, Texas from August 8-11, 2018, and we want your ideas for programming!
Whether you’re a member or not, we want to hear your ideas on how we can make our conference well-rounded, inspiring and useful to our attendees.
What’s a topic that you think needs more discussion?
What’s the one skill you’ve been wanting to learn?
Is there something you want to show or share with your fellow conference attendees?
Who’s the speaker you’ve been itching to hear from?
Use the form below to share with us your ideas or if you just want to make a suggestion or comment to improve our conference. Feel free to reuse this form for multiple submissions or comments. We will be accepting proposals, ideas and comments until February 16, 2018 11:59pm ET.
Questions? Send an email to Frank Bi, programming committee co-chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plan on joining us in Houston? Stay tuned for information regarding early bird registration and hotel.
Applications are now open for the Winter 2018 McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, an initiative of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism designed to support ambitious coverage of critical issues related to U.S. economy and business. The McGraw Fellowships provide up to $15,000 and editorial support for experienced journalists to do the deep reporting needed to produce a significant investigative or enterprise business story. No residency is required; McGraw Fellows work from their own offices. Open to freelance journalists, as well as staff reporters and editors working at a news organization. Five years professional journalism experience is needed. The upcoming deadline for Winter 2018 Fellowship applications is December 15, 2017; Summer 2018 applications will be due June 30, 2018.
You’ll find more information on the Fellowships and the stories we’ve published at bit.ly/2iqvn63. You can also contact us at email@example.com.
AAJA is looking for passionate, motivated mentors to join our revamped mentoring program, Mentor Match. We’re looking for folks in every field – print, broadcast, digital, management and more – to help earlier-career journalists navigate the changing news landscape.
Now, Mentor Match is a year-long commitment where mentors will be matched with mentees. The 2018 class will take part in leadership exercises, salons and mixers at #AAJA18 in Houston and be recognized for their achievements through awards.
Apply today. Mentor applications are due on Tuesday, October 31. We will start accepting applications for mentees in November.
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
The New England SPorts Network (NESN) is looking to fill a number of openings in its Digital department.
Digital Video Manager – NESN.com is seeking a video production guru to manage the digital video production staff. The DVM is responsible for creative development, career and performance management, and recruitment of talent, among other duties. Candidates should have at least five years of video production experience and three-plus years of management experience.
Assistant Content Producer – NESN.com is looking for a skillful writer to contribute digital content. This is a year-long, contracted temporary full-time position, with an opportunity of being extended for another 12 months and a possibility of joining NESN as a full-time employee. Candidates should have a BA/BS in communications or a related field, as well as excellent writing, editing and news judgment skills.
Interested applicants can visit careers.nesn.com for more information and to apply.
Are you applying for internships or jobs this fall? Come speak one-on-one with high-level broadcast, print, and online editors to get advice on making you stand out from the pack. We’ll have journalists from The Boston Herald, WCVB, NBC Boston, Comcast Sportsnet, WBZ TV, and WBUR. Please bring your résumés, work samples, and reels (bring your own laptops) to be critiqued.
When: 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10
Where: Room 209, Boston University Communications Building 640 Commonwealth Avenue
All students and journalists are invited to participate in this free event. Stay afterward to enjoy free refreshments and pizza with other students and journalists.
The event is co-sponsored by the local chapters of the Asian American Journalists Association and Boston Association of Black Journalists, and Boston University. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network
– Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, home to CPTV, WNPR, and the Learning Lab, offers internships at its headquarters in the historic Asylum Hill neighborhood of Hartford. http://cpbn.org/internships/
It was great to see so many New England media companies supporting diversity in the newsroom at AAJA National Conference. Check out their jobs here:
September is around the corner, but we’re not letting summer slip away without AAJA NE’s annual Fenway Park Fundraiser!
Join AAJA NE on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 7:00 p.m. as the Red Sox take on the Tampa Bay Rays. Come hang with some of New England’s top journos, strengthen the network of Asian Americans and cheer on the 1st place BoSox as they head into the postseason.
Tickets are just $35 and we’ll all be seated together in the bleachers. This year, we are encouraging those who attend to donate to the AAJA New England Chapter. Proceeds go to VOICES, the student-operated publication of the AAJA National Convention.
RSVP with Young-Jin Kim at email@example.com. Feel free to request an additional ticket for a friend. Tickets are limited, DON’T DELAY!
It’s summer, and the AAJA New England Chapter is celebrating with a Summer Barbecue/Mixer on July 22! The event will take place at a member’s home in the Needham/Dover area, starting at 12:30 p.m. It will be an excellent chance to network with fellow journalists and enjoy each other’s company.
Feel free to bring guests, including family, friends, and colleagues. The event is free, but RSVP is required and BYO drinks.