Students and faculty are hard at work finishing five collaborative editorial projects they've been working on since May.
Published July 29, 2019
AAJA Voices Class 2019, Students & Faculty
Join us as our 2019 Voices students present their collaborative editorial projects on Friday, Aug. 2 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. at the AAJA National Convention in Atlanta in Ellington E. Not in Houston? Follow Voices on Twitter for a livestream. Following the presentation, speak with our students one-on-one in the Voices area during the Buzzfeed Student Programs Reception from 5 – 6 PM in Ellington F.
Students and faculty are hard at work finishing five collaborative editorial projects they’ve been working on since May.
A Collaborative Experience
The five projects this year are focused on:
Rooting Identity: A spotlight on the next generation of young Asian American farmers
‘Minority within a Minority’:
The Making of the Southern and Midwestern Asian-American identity
Looking at a new generation of Asian-American chefs and their cultural inheritance
How America’s top newsrooms recruit interns from a small circle of colleges
A summer of skills training
Students took part in pre-convention remote trainings, arming students with the skills to broaden their reporting repertoires at home – even with limited resources. Thanks to professionals in the AAJA network, our students participated in nine hours of remote training before arriving in Houston:
International Reporting with Dolly Li, Freelancer
Introduction to Interactive Mapping with Lo Bénichou, Mapbox
Networking 101 with Hannah Bae, Freelancer and AAJA New York Chapter President
Character Development with Michael Huang, ESPN
Investigative Reporting with Caroline Chen, ProPublica
Pitching & Freelancing with Karen Ho, Freelancer
Economics Reporting with Kelsey Gee, WSJ
Negotiating Basics with Caroline Ceniza-Levine, SixFigureStart
On-Site in Atlanta
Once we got to Atlanta, we hit the ground running. In addition to finishing reporting and production of their projects, students attended a variety of workshops and talks. AAJA President Michelle Lee and VP of Journalism Programs Frank Bi welcomed students to the organization. Each student had a one-on-one session with a Voices co-director to discuss their career goals. We also visited CNN and heard from an all-women panel that included Melody Taylor, Jessica Reyes, Roxanne Garcia, Holly Yan and Diane Gallagher.
As in years past, media organizations and AAJA leaders kindly sponsored breakfasts for small groups of students. These lunches give students a valuable opportunity to talk with professional journalists in a close setting. We’d like to thank our lunch sponsors:
ESPN and Fox News
Dolly Li, Freelancer
Matt Stevens, New York Times
Ted Han, AAJA VP of Finance
Pia Sarkar, Associated Press & VP of Civic Engagement
Bobby Calvan, Associated Press
Hannah Bae, AAJA New York Chapter President
Frank Bi, Vox & AAJA VP of Journalism Programs
Rahul Bali, Oconee Radio Group
Michelle Lee, Washington Post & AAJA President
Corinne Chin, Seattle Times
Elizabeth Yuan, WSJ
Mihir Zaveri, New York Times
Millie Tran, New York Times
Anh Do, Los Angeles TImes
Ash Dunn, Los Angeles Times
Nicole Dungca, Boston Globe
Become a fellow or editor
Join AAJA’s 2024 VOICES cohort! Our multimedia journalism training fellowship is for college and graduate students. This year’s program will focus on Asian Americans in the upcoming election cycle, broadly defined.Apply here
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The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a membership nonprofit advancing diversity in newsrooms and ensuring fair and accurate coverage of communities of color. AAJA has more than 1,500 members across the United States and Asia.