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Hawai‘i AAJA Journalists to Poynter Leadership Academy for Diversity

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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.


National Convention 2014


Join more than 850 journalists, news executives, media researchers and community leaders at the 24th Annual AAJA National Convention at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, August 13-16, 2014.

Whether you are a media industry veteran, new to the field or still in school, the convention is a can’t-miss event for media professionals and future journalists looking to network and grow in their careers. The four-day convention includes plenary sessions, panel workshops, seminars and other activities with interactive discussions about industry and community issues. The convention’s Career Fair & Expo features top news and media companies, universities and journalism industry services, along with one-on-one critiques with veteran journalists and other opportunities for professional and student journalists.

“On behalf of the Washington, D.C. chapter, we are excited to welcome AAJA members and friends to the nation’s capital in 2014,” said convention co-chairs Seung Min Kim, congressional reporter, Politico, and Sherri Ly, reporter, WTTG FOX 5. “With the campaign season for midterm elections in full swing, all eyes will be on Washington, and it will be an exciting time to be in the District.”

The 2014 National Convention will include an unforgettable speaker panel of internationally renowned orators and industry luminaries. The convention will culminate with the AAJA Gala Scholarship & Awards Banquet on Saturday, Aug. 16. AAJA student scholarship recipients will be honored, and national journalism and special awards will be presented to recognize excellence in journalism.

2014 Convention

Dates: August 13-16, 2014

Hotel Information:

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

999 Ninth St NW, Washington, DC 20001

A special starting room rate of $174 per night will be available to convention attendees. Convention and hotel registration will open on Dec. 1, 2013. Please continue to check this website and follow @aaja and #AAJA14 on Twitter for up-to-date information about the 24th Annual AAJA National Convention.

Have ideas for programs, topics or speakers that you want to see at convention? The Convention Programming Committee is currently accepting proposals. Help make the 2014 convention the best one yet – share your ideas now! The deadline to submit a proposal is Nov. 15, 2013.

It all happens in Washington, D.C., and we hope to see you there!

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