May 30, 2023 Earlier this month, organizers of J.A.W.N (Journalism Accountability Watchdog Network)—a coalition designed by the leaders of Free Press, the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists and the Philadelphia chapters of the Asian American Journalism Association and National Association of Hispanic Journalists—met with the Philadelphia Inquirer’s publisher Lisa Hughes and Inquirer Board Member, Keith … Continue reading Open Reflections from J.A.W.N. on Recent Meeting with Inquirer Leadership
Aug. 31, 2022 Dear Ms. Hughes, Mr. Escobar and the Philadelphia Inquirer leadership: We’re writing to you as the newly formed J.A.W.N (Journalism Accountability Watchdog Network) Coalition to further underscore our disappointment and displeasure at the ongoing failure of the Inquirer’s DEI initiatives. These failures have led to the loss of multiple journalists of color … Continue reading Open Letter to Philadelphia Inquirer Calling for Immediate Action on DEI Failures
We're excited to welcome our chapter board for 2022! Please feel free to reach out to our board members at email@example.com 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
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
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