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2021-2022 AAJA Board Officers-Wlect

AAJA Asian American Journalists Association

Here are the results for the 2021-2022 AAJA Board officers elect.

Michelle Lee
President

Michelle Lee
President
The president shall be the chief executive officer of the corporation and shall, subject to the control of the Governing Board, have general supervision, direction and control of the business and officers or of the corporation. She shall preside at all meetings of the membership and at all meetings of the Governing Board and Advisory Board. The president shall be an ex-officio member of all standing committees, including the executive committee, if any. She shall have the general powers and duties of management usually vested in the office of president of a corporation and shall be vested with such other powers and duties as may be prescribed by the board of directors or the By-laws. The holder of this office shall be a member of the corporation’s Governing Board. @myhlee

Jin Ding
VP of Finance

Jin Ding
VP of Finance
The treasurer shall keep and maintain, or cause to be kept and maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, adequate and correct accounts of the properties and business transactions of the corporation, including accounts of its assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, gains, losses, capital and earnings. The books of accounts shall be at all times open to inspection by any Governing Board member.

The VP of Finance shall deposit all moneys and other valuables in the name of, and to the credit of, the corporation with such depositories as may be designated by the Governing Board. The treasurer and/or the president shall have signatory powers over such depositories and disburse the funds of the corporation as may be ordered by the Governing Board; shall render to the president and the Governing Board whenever they request it an account of transactions and of the financial condition of the corporation; and shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Governing Board or the by-laws. This officer must be a member of the board’s Finance Committee. The holder of this office shall be a member of the corporation’s Governing Board. @jinkding

Julia B. Chan
VP of Civic Engagement

Julia B. Chan
VP of Civic Engagement
The vice president of civic engagement shall be dedicated to providing outreach to AAPI communities and leading AAJA’s media awareness efforts as well as fulfilling the following two tenets of AAJA’s mission: 1) Provide the AAPI community an awareness of the news media and an understanding of how to gain fair access. 2) Inform when news media organizations stray from accuracy and fairness in the coverage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and AAPI issues. @Juliachanb

Thanks to everyone who cast their vote! We had over 1/3 of our active members participate. For more information about AAJA’s past and current board, visit www.aaja.org/board-of-directors.

Sincerely,
AAJA National and 2021-2022 Elections Committee

Hawai‘i AAJA Journalists to Poynter Leadership Academy for Diversity

Published to Facebook by Krystyn Shi Huangdi — Check this out!

Two journalists close to home were chosen for the Poynter Institute’s fifth Leadership Academy for Diversity.

Congratulations to current Hawaii Chapter member Diane Lee, of the Honolulu Star Advertiser, and former Hawaii Chapter member Kimberly Yuen, currently Newsday’s digital editor.


Members of the 2020-21 Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media

Members of the 2020-21 Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media

Poynter and The Washington Post announce members of the 2020-21 Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Aug. 5, 2020) – In partnership with The Washington Post, the Poynter Institute is proud to announce the journalists selected for its fifth Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media.

The 32 journalists who emerged from over 130 applicants are pioneers in digital media who have demonstrated an aptitude for leadership through current projects and references. They were selected by a committee including graduates of the program, with an emphasis on ensuring diversity across race and ethnicity, geography, technology platforms, organization size and skill sets.

 

AAJA Hawaii Mid-Year Virtual Happy Hour

Thanks to everyone who joined our inaugural virtual mid-year happy hour last night! It was great to catch up and have a thought-provoking discussion on the events taking place around the country right now.

Virtual Happy Hour

AAJA Hawaii Virtual Happy Hour, June 5, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/aajahawaii/

AAJA National Board’s Message on Allyship for our Black Colleagues

AAJA Asian American Journalists Association
The Asian American Journalists Association stands in solidarity with our black colleagues during this challenging time. Just as we stand up to racism against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, we stand up to racism against the black community, including the targeted and violent actions toward journalists of color during the protests of the last week.
We recognize the trauma our black colleagues are experiencing while reporting current events. All too often, black journalists are denigrated while doing their job and providing the public service of bearing witness and telling the story. And that is unacceptable.
Recent events– and the missed opportunities we have witnessed in both local and national coverage– underscore the need for greater equity and inclusion in newsrooms. News leaders must realize that their editorial decisions have real-life impact on the safety and well-being of their black journalists and other journalists of color. Newsrooms must diversify, and so must its leadership and decision-makers at every level.
These moments have shown us that we must confront how to be better allies to our black colleagues. For too long, anti-black sentiments have been pervasive in the Asian immigrant community in America. We recognize and fully support AAJA members’ growing efforts to confront our community’s history through our work, on social media and through personal conversations to better educate ourselves and others about the necessary work to support the black community.
As an organization, AAJA is committed to becoming even stronger allies of journalists of all backgrounds. AAJA will work to share resources for our members and create spaces for meaningful conversations around allyship, with the goal of growing together as an AAJA Family.
-AAJA Board of Directors

AAJA joins press freedom groups in calling for journalists’ rights and safety

AAJA Asian American Journalists AssociationThe Asian American Journalists Association joins press freedom groups calling for journalists’ rights and safety in light of incidents related to nationwide protests. Over the past two days, AAJA signed on to letters led by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the National Press Club calling for full protection of journalists as they work to cover and report on the nationwide protests.
AAJA’s mission is to diversify news organizations and news coverage, particularly in support of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) journalists. Fundamentally, we support all journalists in their right to do their jobs and call for their protection.
AAJA upholds the key tenet of the journalist’s creed, which states that “suppression of the news, for any consideration other than the welfare of society, is indefensible.”
To read the full Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press letter, click here.
To read the National Press Club Open Letter to Law Enforcement, click here.
AAJA Board of Directors

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