AAJA-Hawai’i mourns the passing of Robert Kekaula

The Asian American Journalists Association-Hawai’i Chapter joins thousands of residents across the state in mourning the sudden and unexpected loss of Robert Kekaula, who passed away Saturday morning, June 19. Robert was a venerable and welcome mainstay in the local journalism community for the past 30-plus years, especially in the realm of University of Hawai’i … Read more

AAJA Hawai‘i June 2021 Newsletter: Updates on AAJA’s strategic plan, chapter social media and more

June 2021 Newsletter Welcome to AAJA Hawai‘i’s monthly newsletter! Here, you’ll find chapter updates, upcoming events, member bylines and more. If you have a story or career update you want to share with our AAJA family, let us know at hawaii@aaja.org! Chapter Updates and Announcements The board met virtually on June 8. We briefly discussed … Read more

AAJA Hawaii Panel: How Hawai‘i’s Media Reported in the Year of the Pandemic

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the April 22 panel on how Hawai‘i’s media reported in the year of the pandemic. Our panelists were: Annalisa Burgos, KITV Eleni Avendaño, Honolulu Civil Beat Ashley Mizuo, Honolulu Star-Advertiser Here is the link to the replay:

AAJA Multimedia Journalism Awards

Jayna Omaye

Congratulations to Jayna Omaye and the Honolulu Magazine team for their first place multimedia award from Asian American Journalists Association! Their powerful feature, Soldiering On, documented 17 Nisei soldiers’ lives after World War II. https://awards.aaja.org/excellence/multimedia-awards

Hawai‘i AAJA Journalists to Poynter Leadership Academy for Diversity

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

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. Poynter and The Washington Post … Read more