AAJA Philly announces major grant from Lenfest Institute

AAJA Philly is proud to announce that we are receiving a $15,000 grant from the Lenfest Institute for Journalism. The grant will allow us to expand our programming and impact, including the amount and type of scholarships we offer. We are extremely grateful to the Lenfest Institute for supporting our chapter’s work and goals of increasing diversity among news producers and promoting accurate coverage of underrepresented communities. Please read the full announcement here.

The Lenfest Institute for Journalism is pleased to announce that it has committed a total of $70,000 in support in 2020 for the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia Chapter (AAJA Philly), the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Philadelphia Chapter (NAHJ Philly), and — as announced earlier —  the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ). These three professional journalism organizations provide unique, quality programs and services to journalists of color in the Philadelphia region.

With this grant, AAJA Philly will increase its educational programming. With the added support, it plans to bring in guest speakers to engage with the community. AAJA Philly will also engage with more Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists by hosting more mixers and other social gatherings.

AAJA Philly has for years provided scholarships to offset the travel and registration costs for members attending AAJA’s annual national convention. It will now expand these offerings to provide support for independent projects, general tuition scholarships for students, reimbursements for members to travel to other conferences, and grants to help students in unpaid or low-paid internships.

We are hard at work planning new events — stay tuned!