Meet the new AAJA Governing Board!
I’m thrilled to be joined by phenomenal leaders in the Asian American Journalists Association.
Pictured, from left, Jocelyn “Joz” Wang of Los Angeles, Treasurer Rene Astudillo, President Doris Truong (that’s me!), Paul Cheung of New York, Vice President of Broadcast George Kiriyama, Thomas Huang of Texas, Vice President of Print Thomas Lee (at left, on laptop), Yvonne Leow of Arizona, Ellen Lee of San Francisco/Bay Area (on laptop), Tomoko Hosaka of San Francisco/Bay Area and Secretary Theodore Kim.
Grab everyone’s Twitter handles on the official announcement.
AAJA Members Talking Jeremy Lin On-Air
The Asian American Journalists Association's MediaWatch has been vigilant about coverage of the Knicks point guard. Unfortunately, not everything we've seen has measured up. On Feb. 18, MediaWatch issued a statement about a racial slur that was used in three separate incidents in one week at ESPN. (ESPN apologized quickly and disciplined its employees, firing a mobile editor and suspending an anchor for 30 days.)
After the AAJA statement, our members were on-air coast to coast, reporting on the issue or invited to appear as segment guests.
In the guest segments, AAJA VP-Print Tom Lee appeared on the Twin Cities Fox affiliate:
Rick Quan was on CNN:
And Ryan Leong was on CBS San Francisco:
Oh, and finally, here’s me (!) with Brent Cannon of NBC Bay Area: