Open Letter to Philadelphia Inquirer Calling for Immediate Action on DEI Failures

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

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