Your #DorisDay Mission
Thanks for joining me on another #DorisDay — a summertime tradition since 1975. This year’s feature: a Digital Scavenger Hunt!
Rules: Use Instagram or another photo-sharing service into which you can upload square-cropped images in real time. Be creative, and feel free to recruit strangers to help!
Upload images as you take them, and include the hashtag #DorisDay. You’ll be awarded points for each approved image, plus bonus points for creativity. All images must be uploaded by 4 p.m. Eastern on Sunday to qualify. (Duplications — multiple A’s, for example — will be judged for creativity but will count only once toward hunt completion.)
Hunt clues (track your progress using the grid below):
Check back later for the best entries. Need not be in D.C. to win.
Rewind: Paul Cheung’s 40th birthday bomb on social media #pcheungis40
Thank you to Doris Truong, UNITY Journalists for Diversity acting president, for building this Storify on the creative social-media posts friends from around the globe sent to AAJA President Paul Cheung. Relive it below.
I’m turned 40 today. I’m grateful for everything I have in my life. I have a great group of friends. I’m passionate about my job and my work with AAJA. With the exception of the occasional heartbreaks and set backs, life has treated me well.
For my 40th birthday, I want you to help me inspire the next generations of journalists. Donate $25, $50, $100, $500 or $1,000 to AAJA today!
As I look back at all those who have inspired me to be a better person and journalist over the past decade, it is evident that AAJA has played a tremendous role in my growth. My career wouldn’t be where it is now had I not taken an AAJA training program. I am just one of the many journalists of color who have benefited from AAJA
For $1 or 2 a week ($50 to $100 a year), you could help inspire a young person of color to fulfill the dream of becoming a journalist.
For that same $1 or $2 a week, you could also help to ensure fair and accurate news coverage of minorities in America.
Since 1981, AAJA has awarded over $2 million to aspiring young journalists in national and local scholarships and internships, and AAJA has laid the foundation for many who are working in the news industry. AAJA also provides media training for non-profit groups on how to deal with unfair news coverage and to learn how to get their message to the media.
In addition to our community outreach and education programs, we also address issues of unfair and inaccurate media coverage about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. For example, the coverage of Jeremy Lin would have been very different had it not been for AAJA offering our “Handbook to Covering Asian America.”
These are some of the highlights of what AAJA does. Today, you can help to secure a better future for journalism.
Please donate to AAJA and make my 40th birthday extra special this year.
“Clearly, journalism has got faster. Has it got better? Bearing in mind that the answer is ‘no.’”