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