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.
AAJA’s national convention is headed to Houston, Texas from August 8-11, 2018, and we want your ideas for programming!
Whether you’re a member or not, we want to hear your ideas on how we can make our conference well-rounded, inspiring and useful to our attendees.
What’s a topic that you think needs more discussion?
What’s the one skill you’ve been wanting to learn?
Is there something you want to show or share with your fellow conference attendees?
Who’s the speaker you’ve been itching to hear from?
Use the form below to share with us your ideas or if you just want to make a suggestion or comment to improve our conference. Feel free to reuse this form for multiple submissions or comments. We will be accepting proposals, ideas and comments until February 16, 2018 11:59pm ET.
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Plan on joining us in Houston? Stay tuned for information regarding early bird registration and hotel.
Applications are now open for the Winter 2018 McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, an initiative of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism designed to support ambitious coverage of critical issues related to U.S. economy and business. The McGraw Fellowships provide up to $15,000 and editorial support for experienced journalists to do the deep reporting needed to produce a significant investigative or enterprise business story. No residency is required; McGraw Fellows work from their own offices. Open to freelance journalists, as well as staff reporters and editors working at a news organization. Five years professional journalism experience is needed. The upcoming deadline for Winter 2018 Fellowship applications is December 15, 2017; Summer 2018 applications will be due June 30, 2018.
You’ll find more information on the Fellowships and the stories we’ve published at bit.ly/2iqvn63. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.