Voices is the Asian American Journalists Association's training fellowship for college and graduate students. Voices selected 15 student journalists nationally out of more than 100 applicants for our 2017 class. Our students received hands-on training and mentorship from 12 professional Voices editors. This summer, Voices students collaborated to produce four long-form multimedia pieces. Our 2017 class presented their pieces during the AAJA National Convention in Philadelphia on Friday, July 28. Watch here.

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For Asian Americans, what does it take to confront autism?

BY KRISTINE TUZON, APARNA VERMA, LAWRENCE WU AND ALEXANDRA YOON-HENDRICKS

Advocates and families say many Asian communities still struggle to overcome cultural shame, language barriers and limited community resources surrounding autism.


Missed deadline: The delayed promise of newsroom diversity

BY PEREGRINE FRISSELLALA'A IBRAHIMSHEILA RAGHAVENDRAN AND AVERY YANG

In 1978, the American Society of News Editors challenged newsrooms to reach parity with the nation's racial demographics—but its 17 years passed the deadline and that goal is far from complete.


'The immigrant and the stranger'

BY JANAKI CHADHA, AYAH GALAL, NISA KHAN AND AUSTIN MA

South Philadelphia’s Little Saigon has become the heart of a growing, increasingly diverse Asian population that has made the city feel more like home for immigrants—but has also raised challenges.


Refugee Stories: Navigating Hardship and Resilience in Portland, Detroit and San Francisco

BY JASMINE ESPY, RACHEL RAMIREZ AND NOUR COUDSI

Refugees survived violent regimes and the front lines of war, but their long journeys continue in the United States. With the support of local nonprofits, they begin building new lives. 


Live from Philadelphia

BY MAYA SUGARMAN AND JESSIE TSENG

We've arrived in Philly, and the students are working on their projects! This year, we've made significant changes to the Voices program in an effort to better prepare students for the ever-expanding news media universe. We aimed to encourage collaboration, provide skill-specific training and enable students to better participate in the AAJA National Convention. Check out what we're up to!


A Note from Our Directors

BY MAYA SUGARMAN AND JESSIE TSENG

Public trust in the media is at an all time low. As proud Voices alumni and faculty members and as individuals who believe in the importance of journalism in a democracy, we believe that volunteering our time with Voices is how we help train this next generation of up-and-coming journalists—journalists who produce quality editorial work, who understand the larger impact their work has on society, and who are deeply engaged with driving the direction of the industry.