APPLY NOW! Radio Reporting for Mid-Career Journalists in Hartford

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Connecticut Public Radio (WNPR) is offering a free, two-day intensive introduction to public radio journalism for experienced professionals who might be interested in learning more about our branch of the news industry. Space is limited, so we’ll be asking interested journalists to apply. (The workshop itself is free. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodations.) All journalists are welcome, and we especially hope to see applications from journalists of color.

To apply, please submit an application form by April 4, 2018.

“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 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.

Journalism Resume Workshop at BU, Tues. Oct. 10, at 6 p.m.

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 if you have any questions.

Annual Red Sox outing, Sat., Sept 9 at 7pm

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 Feel free to request an additional ticket for a friend. Tickets are limited, DON’T DELAY!

Summer Barbecue/Mixer on July 22

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.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Sat. Feb. 25: The Day of Remembrance Panel: National Security and Civil Liberties – 1942 and 2017

Japanese American Citizens League 2017 Day of Remembrance Program: February 25, 2017

2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which made the WWII imprisonment of Japanese Americans possible. The Day of Remembrance program, titled, “National Security and Civil Liberties – 1942 and 2017,” will feature a panel discussion comparing the World War II incarceration of 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of them American citizens, to the current wave of Islamophobia and xenophobia.

It will be held on
Saturday, February 25, from 2 to 4 pm,
at the Bartos Theater, MIT Media Lab,
20 Ames Street, Cambridge.

The program is free and open to the public.

  • Hoda Eisharkawi, MIT Muslin Chaplain


  • Shannon Al-Wakeel, Executive Director, Muslim Justice League & Board of Mass ACLU
  • Barbara J. Dougan, Civil Rights Director, Council on American Islamic Relations
  • Nadeem Nazem, Cambridge City Council
  • Paul Watanabe, Director, UMass Institute for Asian American Studies
  • Margie Yamamoto, co-president, New England Japanese American Citizens League


  • Kenneth Oye, Professor MIT Political Science and co-president New England JACL



“Storytellers of the Future” Sat, Sept. 10 2016

We are thrilled for this upcoming outreach event on September 10th.
The purpose of this panel is to encourage and inspire our next generation to tell the stories of their community — that their stories are important, worth telling, and need to be heard. We also want to give them advice on how they too can pursue a career in media if they so desire, titled “Storytellers of the Future.”

See the program of the event


Experienced Asian American journalists share their stories and advice to teach and inspire the next generation of storytellers

WHERE: Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
38 Ash Street, Boston, MA 02111 617-635-5129

Joy Lim Nakrin, NECN/NBC Boston Anchor/Reporter

Vanessa Botelho, NECN/NBC Boston Executive Producer
Jonathan Choe, NECN/NBC Boston Reporter
Audrey Asistio, NECN/NBC Boston Anchor
Nicole Dungca, Boston Globe Reporter
Bernice Corpuz, WBZ Radio Reporter

The event is free and lunch will be provided, but space is limited.

Please RSVP by emailing or calling 617-635- 5129.

Bilingual journalists will also be available for further questions and answers, including Pai En Yu, NECN/NBC Boston producer.


Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association
Asian Community Development Corporation
Southeast Asian Coalition
Greater Malden Asian American Community Coalition


Aug 10: National Convention N.E. Chapter Gathering

AAJA New England Pre-Convention Meet-Up

The AAJA National Convention (Aug. 10 to 13 at Caesars Palace Las Vegas) is fast approaching, and we hope to see many of you there next month!

Before the festivities begin, we thought it might be good for those of us from the New England chapter to meet up. In addition to helping everyone get acquainted, it would give student members a chance to connect with professionals from their area.

When: Wednesday, August 10 at 4:30 PM
Where: Cleopatra’s Barge (inside Caesars Palace casino), Las Vegas Map

The gathering will be very informal, we’ll exchange information/strategy for our action-packed convention, and we’ll head into Opening Reception together!

RSVP here:

Questions and comments can be directed to Ben Watanabe at or Daigo Fujiwara call/text 617-688-2051.