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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Chapter President Young-Jin Kim (email@example.com).
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).
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, or visit our Facebook event page.
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.