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:
Cue theme from “Jaws” …
Snowtober in Northern Virginia.