Announcing the 2022 AAJA Philly chapter board

We're excited to welcome our chapter board for 2022! Please feel free to reach out to our board members at philadelphia@aaja.org with ideas, concerns, requests or just to say hi! President: Jingyao Yu, senior editorial associate, Resolve PhillySecretary: Samara Ahmed, journalism research assistant, EdSurgeTreasurer: Juliana F. Reyes, investigative reporter, The Philadelphia InquirerVice president of engagement/national … Continue reading Announcing the 2022 AAJA Philly chapter board

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?