AAJA Announces Winners of Professional Training Fellowship


SAN FRANCISCO — Through the generous support of the Ford Foundation, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) has announced the 44 recipients of the Professional Training Fellowship and Chapter Initiative.

Fellowship winners will attend the state-of-the-art training available at the 22nd annual AAJA National Convention from Aug. 10-13 in Detroit. The fellowship will cover convention costs, which include convention registration, airfare, and hotel accommodations.

Fellows will be required to blog their experiences for the AAJA website and share training information learned from the convention with their chapters. In addition, recipients of the award must volunteer two hours for their chapters.

AAJA is a non-profit educational organization with more than 1,400 members in 21 chapters across the U.S. and Asia. Its mission is to provide a means of association and support among Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) journalists; to provide encouragement, information, advice and scholarship assistance to AAPI students who aspire to professional journalism careers; to provide to the AAPI community an awareness of news media and an understanding of how to gain fair access and research; and to point out when news media organizations stray from accuracy and fairness in the coverage of AAPIs.

For information on the convention and other AAJA programs, visit www.aaja.org.

Fellowship recipients are:

Arizona — Amy Pholphiboun

Asia — Koji Takahashi

Atlanta — Suzanne Marta

Chicago — Joseph Lariosa, Susan Oh

Denver — Danielle Kreutter, Tillie Fong

Florida — Joanna Chau, Carol Reynolds-Srot

Hawaii — Linda Dela Cruz, Wesley Nakama, Brian Ojima

Los Angeles — Renee Eng, Denise Poon

Michigan — Xinjuan Deng

Minnesota — Delane Cleveland

New England — Janet Wu

New York — Bao Ong, Maria Sandoval, Vinita Singla, Shawn Wen

North Carolina — Marc Kawanishi

Philadelphia — Jennifer Lee, Michelle Lee

Portland — Maya Blackmun, Cate Cauguiran, Dominique Fong

Sacramento — Matt Kawahara, Florence Low

San Diego — Paola Rodelas, Chris Soriano

San Francisco Bay Area — Ellen Lee, Linda Park, Rick Quan

Seattle — Caroline Li, Sarah Wallace, Sunny Wu

Texas — Analisa Nazareno, Michele Santos, Esther Wu

Washington, D.C. — Angeline Hartmann, Tejinder Singh

At-Large — Furhana Afrid, Cary Chow


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