Our chapter board is changing: Juliana Reyes is moving from treasurer to president for the rest of 2021. In her place, Yowei Shaw will become treasurer. Both are former chapter presidents and so this transition should be fairly seamless. The reason for this change is that unfortunately - and coincidentally - current president Tim Tai, … Continue reading AAJA Philly chapter board updates
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
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 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?
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