College students: Apply to be AAJA-New England’s next student board rep

The New England chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association is seeing applicants for its next student board representative(s).

The student board rep is a vital part of our all-volunteer chapter board. They work to raise AAJA’s profile on college campuses and connect their peers to working journalists for mentorship. In year’s past, that’s involved promoting chapter events, recruiting new members, helping organize student-focused events and participating in our regular board meetings.

Given this is an unusual year, we’re looking for someone who can help us think creatively about how our chapter can better serve our sizable and vibrant student member community, even if many (most?) aren’t actually in town to attend classes.

If interested, we’re looking for a brief statement (max 300 words) on why you want to join and how you might be able to contribute. Any ideas you might have for programs or initiatives are also welcome.

Applications are due October 1 to me ( and Chapter President Young-Jin Kim (

Also, if accepted, you should be current on your AAJA membership. (You can sign up for the discounted student rate, which comes with loads of other benefits HERE).

STUDENT JOURNALISTS: Join us for our fall mixer at Northeastern

The New England chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association is holding its annual fall gathering for college students, recent graduates and young journalists.

We’re meeting Friday, Oct. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m at Northeastern University‘s West Village H building, Room 108.

Street address is 440 Huntington Avenue, and it’s a short walk from the Northeastern green line stop and Ruggles orange line stop.

This informal event is a chance to meet other young reporters, meet leaders of the local AAJA chapter, and learn about scholarships, and other career development programs that AAJA offers.

Food and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP here:

Hope to see you there!

MAY EVENT: Media Access Workshop for Nonprofits

How can your nonprofit or community-focused organization promote your work, draw media attention and highlight your mission?

The Asian American Journalists Association presents Media Access, a FREE half-day workshop for nonprofit and community organizations to learn about the most effective ways to build partnerships with local media organizations and get coverage.

This event is free and open to nonprofits and community-based organizations. The sessions cover media literacy, media access and op-ed writing featuring a moderator and a panel of local journalists.

WHEN: Saturday, May 18 from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

WHERE: WGBH’s Hawley Theatre, One Guest Street, Boston, MA


Bowling! College Hoops! Springfield!

Spring is here, so join the Asian American Journalists Association as we venture to SPRINGFIELD in scenic western Massachusetts!

The New England chapter is hosting a networking social at MGM Springfield, the state’s new (and so far only) resort casino.

We’re gathering at the TAP Arcade and Bowling Lounge on MARCH 23starting at NOON.

We’ll eat, bowl and catch some of the NCAA tournament action. We’re just asking for a (modest) $20 contribution to help cover the lanes and food.

Also, please RSVP here:

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to AAJA-New England President Young-Jin Kim at

Hope to see you there!

PANEL DISCUSSION: Real Journalists. Real Talk.

Join the New England chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association for a timely discussion about the news industry.

“Demystifying the Media: Real Talk with Real Journalists about Real News”

WHO: Top reporters and editors from The Boston Globe, NBC Boston, WHDH-TV, Sampan Newspaper and the New England Sports Network.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 29 at 5:15 p.m.

WHERE: Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany Street, Boston

This event is being hosted in partnership with the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center and Bunker Hill Community College.

More details on the AAJA-NE Facebook page.

APPLY NOW: Sports Journalism Scholarship

Attention aspiring sports journalists:

The Asian American Journalists Association has a terrific scholarship opportunity named in honor of New England’s own trailblazing sports journalist Al Young. 

The scholarship provides up to $2,000 to Asian American/Pacific Islander students interested in sports reporting or other sports media-related professions.

If you’re interested, DON’T DELAY! Deadline is December 9.


CALLING ALL YOUNG JOURNOS: Join us for our fall mixer Nov. 9 at BU!

It’s that time of the year…..

The New England chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association is holding its fall mixer for college students, recent graduates and young journalists on Friday, Nov. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m.

We’re gathering in the newsroom of Boston University’s student newspaper, located at 708 Commonwealth Avenue (right underneath Insomnia Cookies).

This informal event is a chance to meet other young reporters and build some lasting connections as you start to navigate the industry. Chapter leaders will also be on hand to talk about some of the mentorship/scholarship programs AAJA has to offer.


More details on our Facebook page.

Hope to see you there!

FREE EVENT: Resume workshop at Boston University

Applying for internships or jobs soon?

Come chat one-on-one with professional broadcast, print and online journalists and get advice to make sure you stand out from the pack!

Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 6-8 p.m.
Boston University’s College of Communication
640 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 209

We’ll have reporters from the Boston Globe, WBUR, NBC10, NBC Sports Boston and more on hand.

Please bring your RESUME, WORK SAMPLES AND REELS (on your own laptops) to be critiqued.

All students are invited to participate in this FREE EVENT and stay afterward to enjoy PIZZA AND REFRESHMENTS.

This event is co-sponsored by Boston University and the local chapters of the Asian American Journalists Association, the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

Email with any questions, or visit our Facebook event page.

See you there!

EVENT: New England chapter mixer at The Boston Globe on June 21

Join the New England chapter of AAJA for an after-work social at The Boston Globe’s new downtown office on Thursday, June 21.

It’ll be a chance to reconnect ahead of August’s convention in Houston as well as an opportunity to meet current and former members of VOICES, AAJA’s summer training program for college journalists, which is hosting reunions in cities across the country this month.

Also: newsroom tours and pizzas!

Full details HERE:

Note: SPACE IS LIMITED so please RSVP to by June 14.

Hope to see you there!