AAJA Philly encourages local news organizations to include more AAPIs in pandemic coverage

As the Philadelphia region nears the one-year anniversary of the first local COVID-19 cases and shutdowns, and amid escalating anti-Asian racism nationwide, AAJA Philly is encouraging news organizations to cover the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. The coronavirus pandemic is affecting AAPIs in the same ways that … Continue reading AAJA Philly encourages local news organizations to include more AAPIs in pandemic coverage

AAJA Philly statement on meeting with Philadelphia SAG-AFTRA leadership

On Monday, Feb. 22, AAJA Philadelphia board members, along with leaders from NAHJ Philadelphia and PABJ, met with Philadelphia SAG-AFTRA Executive Director Stephen Leshinski, President Sam Clover and national SAG-AFTRA Director of Diversity Ellen Huang. During the meeting, we discussed our concerns with how Philadelphia SAG-AFTRA handled a recent incident in which a local board … Continue reading AAJA Philly statement on meeting with Philadelphia SAG-AFTRA leadership

AAJA Philly demands answers: Why didn’t SAG-AFTRA Philadelphia Local remove board member who posted, defended racist image?

AAJA Philadelphia demands accountability and transparency from SAG-AFTRA’s Philadelphia Local for allowing a local board member to remain in his position after he posted and repeatedly defended racist imagery. The board member, John Mitchell, only stepped down after his racist post began to draw wider attention — more than a week after SAG-AFTRA acknowledged the … Continue reading AAJA Philly demands answers: Why didn’t SAG-AFTRA Philadelphia Local remove board member who posted, defended racist image?

Joint statement on findings of Philadelphia Inquirer diversity and inclusion audit

A joint statement by AAJA Philadelphia, PABJ and the NAHJ Philadelphia chapter on the findings of the Philadelphia Inquirer’s diversity and inclusion audit: The Philadelphia chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists are disappointed — but not surprised — by the findings … Continue reading Joint statement on findings of Philadelphia Inquirer diversity and inclusion audit

AAJA Philadelphia statement on racism, misogyny allegations at CBS Television Stations

The Philadelphia chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association is disturbed and dismayed by a recent Los Angeles Times report that CBS Television Stations executives allegedly “cultivated a hostile work environment that included bullying female managers and blocking efforts to hire and retain Black journalists,” and potentially retaliated against employees who spoke out against these … Continue reading AAJA Philadelphia statement on racism, misogyny allegations at CBS Television Stations