AAJA New England Book Event and Social with author Cheryl Tan, July 27

AAJA New England Book Event and Social
Book Reading and drink social with AAJA member and author of SARONG PARTY GIRLS, Cheryl Tan www.cheryllulientan.com
Wednesday, July 27 at Brookline Booksmith 279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

More details here.

Also checkout facebook event page Sarong Party Girls Boston Book Signing

Starts at 7:00 pm
Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan – Sarong Party Girls in conversation with Julia Glass (Three Junes)

AAAJA sponsored after-reading event at Hops n Scotch
Email RSVP Sangita Chandra, VP of Broadcast, at schandra@hearst.com

Sarong Party Girls brilliantly captures the unique voice of a young, striving woman caught between worlds in the glitzy, moneyed city of Singapore. On the edge of twenty-seven, Jazzy hatches a plan for her and her best girlfriends. Before the year is out, these Sarong Party Girls will all have spectacular weddings to rich ang moh—Western expat—husbands. As she fervently pursues her quest to find a white husband, this bombastic yet tenderly vulnerable gold-digger reveals the contentious gender politics and class tensions thrumming beneath the shiny exterior of Singapore’s glamorous nightclubs and busy streets. Cheryl will appear in conversation with National Book Award-winning novelist Julia Glass (Three Junes).

AAJA New England/Voices Alumni Happy Hour Mixer

Wednesday, June 29, 6:00 p.m.
Publick House (www.thepublickhousebeerbar.com)
1648 Beacon Street, Washington Square, Brookline
Great opportunity to meet new and veteran AAJA members, prospective members and participants in AAJA Voices.

$10 for appetizers; drinks are on your own
Email RSVP to Phil Marcelo, VP of Print and 2016 AAJA Voices volunteer mentor, at phil.marcelo@gmail.com


I hope many of you will attend the below event at NESN on October 17, 2015…FREE. Please let me know if you are attending since I would like to meet new and old members.
New England JACL, NESN, and New England AAJA
Come hear Asian Americans from newspaper, television, and digital media talk about their experiences as an Asian American in sports media, stories of Asian American athletes, career advice, and thoughts on the hot sports topics of today.
Panelists include:
Fluto Shinzawa, reporter/Boston Bruins beat writer, The Boston Globe
Gary Striewski, anchor/reporter, NESN
Ben Watanabe, digital content editor, NESN
Al Young, media consultant, the first Asian American metro daily sportswriter
Saturday, October 17, 2015
11:00 am-1:00 pm
NESN Studios
480 Arsenal St., Building 1
Watertown, MA 02472
(NESN Studios is in an office park on the Westbound side of the street. Driveway is next to Auto Zone)
(Free on-site parking. MBTA 70/70A bus stop one block away at Watertown Mall/Arsenal Mall)
Reception will be held after panel discussion.
Free Admission
Limited seating for 50
RSVP required by Thursday, October 15.
Co-Sponsored by the New England Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), New England Sports Network (NESN), and New England Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA).
Susan Choi


UNITY Holiday Party

Celebrate the end of the year and enjoy the holiday spirit with fellow AAJA journalists and members! NAHJ and NABJ will also be joining us at The Banshee in Dorchester.
When: Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m.
Where: 934 Dorchester Avenue, Boston, MA 02125
The Banshee in Dorchester 
**Street parking available.
For public transportation, the location is about a five minute walk from the JFK/UMass stop on the Red Line.
RSVP: Shirley Goh at goh.shirley@yahoo.com
This year, we decided not to have a cover charge, so food and drinks will not be provided.Please join us and let us know if you have any questions.

Send any questions to swatigsharma@gmail.com.

We are very excited to see you all!

Happy Holidays,

– Shirley, Shirley, and Swati

Innovative Initiatives in Journalism event

AAJA is hosting an event focusing on different innovative initiatives in journalism and digital media. We will discuss start ups and efforts at various media labs to see anything new that is happening in the field of journalism.

The panelists: 

RadioBDC: This radio station, for Boston.com, was launched earlier this year and has been extremely popular. Chris Ratty, a driving force behind the project, will speak to the creative efforts behind the scenes. 

MuckRock: Looking to file a Freedom of Information request? MuckRock provides a service for journalists to easily acquire documents. 

Mashery: RSS feeds are old news. Learn how this company is helping digital media companies share their content across multiple platforms using APIs. Here’s a video that explains more: http://vimeo.com/49392667
Date: Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.
Location: The Media Lab at The Boston Globe, 135 Morrissey Blvd.
Food will be provided.
Please RSVP to get on the building’s security list:  Shirley Goh at goh.shirley@yahoo.com
If you have any questions, please contact Swati Sharma at swatisharma@boston.com.

NHAB Job Fair

Are you on the hunt for a job?

Have you ever dreamed about being behind the mic and talking to thousands over the radio? Or maybe you’d be perfect for producing the commercials that local advertisers rely on to bring in new customers.

From on-air and production to promotions, traffic and sales, come to the NHAB 2012 Job Fair on April 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Anselm College in Manchester.

You can talk with hiring personnel from many New Hampshire television and radio stations about all the internship and job opportunities available! Be sure to bring your resume!  WTSN-AM and WBYY-FM will be on hand to answer your questions on job opportunities.

Contact Info:

Panel on Race and Extreme Violence at MIT

AAJA member Paul Niwa of Emerson College will be a panelist at this discussion at MIT.

Race and Extreme Violence in American Society Today
April 19, 2012

MIT will hold a panel discussion of violence against racial minorities in the US. Panelists will compare the Trayvon Martin incident and the death of Jicun Wu, owner of a Chinese takeout in Philadelphia, as instances of extreme violence against the black and Asian American communities. Martin was killed in Florida in February 2012, Wu died in Pennsylvania in March 2012: what does this say about the state of race relations in US society today?

Thursday, April 19, 2012
4:00 – 5:30 PM in 4-237
Refreshments will be served!

2012 National Journalism Awards

Asian American Journalists Association

AAJA is now accepting entries for 2012 National Journalism Awards.
AAJA’s National Journalism Awards, established in 1989, recognize and encourage excellence among journalists and outstanding coverage of Asian American and Pacific Islander issues.  These awards demonstrate the ability of journalists–AAPI and otherwise–to cover the news with authority, sensitivity, insight and an eye towards diversity.

You do not need to be an AAJA member to submit an entry.  Entries may be subject to fees.

Entries are being accepted in the following categories for either “Unlimited Subject Matter” or“Asian American Pacific Islander Issues:”  
*    Online
*    Photography
*    Print
*    Radio
*    Television

To download the entry form, click here.

Deadline: Friday, April 20 at 5:00pm PSTAward recipients will be presented at AAJA’s Gala Scholarship and Awards Banquet at the UNITY Conference in Las Vegas