Asian American Journalists Association, Philadelphia Chapter

Location: 
Asian American Journalists Association, Philadelphia Chapter
Contact Phone Number: 
(202) 729-8383
Contact Email Address: 
[email protected]

Founded in 1981, the Asian American Journalists Association is a nonprofit member organization committed to increasing diversity in media. AAJA’s mission is to support and advance AAJA journalists while serving the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. 

In addition to ensuring the accuracy of AAPI news coverage, they offer advice to media outlets and journalists about how best to cover AAPI issues and correct any mistakes media outlets have made. 

As the local Philadelphia chapter, 1 of 19 chapters nationwide, AAJA hosts multiple personal and professional events for both members and non-members. To encourage young people to enter this field, AAJA has many scholarship opportunities that are linked here

The leadership team is listed below. 

President: Jingyao Yu, senior editorial associate, Resolve Philly

Secretary: Samara Ahmed, journalism research assistant, EdSurge

Treasurer: Juliana F. Reyes, investigative reporter, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Vice president of engagement/national advisory board representative: Kristine Villanueva, project editor, Equally Informed initiative, Resolve Philly

To stay up to date about events and opportunities, make sure to follow AAJA on Facebook and Twitter and join the email list by reaching out to [email protected].