We’re thrilled to announce “In True Color: A Panel Discussion of Race, Media, and Responsible Coverage,” to be held at WGBH Satellite Studio and Newsfeed Cafe in Boston Public Library (700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116website) on Thursday, April 12 at 6 p.m.
The Asian American Journalists Association’s New England chapter and its partners, the Boston Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists New England, want to spark a deeper conversation about race in Boston media, and how we as an industry can proactively improve our coverage.
The panel will bring together esteemed guests: NBC Sports Boston Senior Vice President & General Manager Princell Hair; WBUR Executive Director of News Content Richard Chacón; Boston Globe Columnist Shirley Leung; and WEEI/Entercom Executive Mark Hannon. This event will be moderated by WGBH TV & radio host/commentator Callie Crossley.
Space is limited and RSVPs are encouraged. Please email Young-Jin Kim, AAJA NE Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Asian American Journalists Association’s MediaWatch, New England chapter, and Sports Task Force condemn the recent segment on WEEI’s “Ordway, Merloni & Fauria” in which hosts perpetuated harmful, inaccurate and insensitive stereotypes about Asian Americans. We are heartened to learn Christian Fauria personally apologized to sports agent Don Yee for his racist portrayal of Yee. We commend WEEI for quickly responding to criticism, but we call for management to take steps to ensure that racial stereotyping will never be broadcast on its airwaves and that the station’s on-air personalities have a true understanding of why the segment was so offensive.
Feb. 8: “Confronting Racism as Journalists” at University of Connecticut
https://www.facebook.com/events/339772666506854/ 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 philly.com. 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.
AAJA Voices is a summer-long journalism training fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students. Now in its 28th year, Voices provides aspiring journalists with career-ready skills to succeed in the continually-evolving media landscape and mid-career journalists management opportunities. By nurturing relationships between students and professional volunteers, Voices also gives students the opportunity to tap into mentors’ networks and begin their own long-lasting relationships.
Join AAJA August 8-11, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, TX for the 2018 National Convention. Whether you are new to the field, still in school or a media industry veteran, the convention is a can’t miss event for media professionals and future journalists looking to network and grow their careers. The four-day convention includes plenary sessions, panel workshops, an expo hall featuring top media companies and other activities with interactive discussions.
Lock in the early bird registration rates by April 18, 2018 at 11:59pm PT: $275 for professional members and $150 for student members. Registration includes access to all public panels and workshops and a ticket to the Gala Scholarship & Awards Banquet on Saturday, August 11.
The Marriott Marquis Houston is the official host hotel for the 2018 AAJA National Convention taking place August 8-11, 2018. AAJA’s group rate is $159 per night (Wednesday, August 8 – Saturday, August 11) for single and double rooms. The deadline to book with the AAJA group rate is Monday, July 23.
AAJA is excited to announce the call for application for the 2018 Executive Leadership Program! ELP is a five-day professional leadership and development program that has been taught around the country for 26 years. It will be held from March 20-24 at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York.