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Wednesday, July 27
 

8:00am PDT

Registration
Wednesday July 27, 2022 8:00am - 7:00pm PDT

10:00am PDT

Introduction to Data Journalism (In Partnership with Investigative Reporters and Editors)
Are you new to data journalism? Join this IRE hands-on training for an overview of the key analysis tools used to produce investigative stories, with examples of stories that were made possible with these tools. Bring your computer to the training. IRE's director of diversity and inclusion, Francisco Vara-Orta, will share tips and tools for data reporting and FOIA requests.


Wednesday July 27, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Terrace B
  Special Training
  • Host Organization AAJA

10:00am PDT

Online Abuse Self-Defense: Protect Yourself from Hacking & Doxing (In Partnership with PEN America)
Learn to better protect yourself from impersonation, hacking, and doxing (the publishing of private info). With your devices in hand, join PEN America for an interactive workshop where we’ll teach you how to audit your social media accounts, tighten your privacy settings, and track your personal information online so you can maintain the public profile you need to do your job.

Speakers
JM

Jeje Mohamed

Program manager for digital safety and free expression, PEN America


Wednesday July 27, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Terrace A
  Special Training
  • Host Organization AAJA

10:00am PDT

ABC Storytellers Training
The ABC News Storytellers Summit is a half-day development workshop, created by ABC News and the ABC Owned Television Stations, designed to bring producers, writers, reporters, and content creators together for cutting-edge conversations and training sessions to take their storytelling to the next level. This summit will be led by ABC News journalists and executives from across all of our platforms and shows. Participants will walk away with first-hand knowledge around the skills that make ABC News the No. 1 source for news and innovative ways to enhance their storytelling. *This is an invitation-only event.

Sponsors

Wednesday July 27, 2022 10:00am - 4:00pm PDT
Studio 1
  Special Training
  • Host Organization AAJA

10:00am PDT

ESPN Storytellers Training
The ESPN Sports Media Summit is a dynamic learning experience that will give participants an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look into what it takes to be the world's No. 1 sports media company. During the sessions, participants will learn first-hand from award-winning writers, editors, producers, content creators, storytellers, and on-air talent at ESPN. These sessions will provide a strategic and practical understanding of new concepts and methods, industry trends, and challenges shaping the sports media industry. Join us for an experience you don't want to miss! *This is an invitation-only event.

Sponsors

Wednesday July 27, 2022 10:00am - 4:00pm PDT
Studio 2
  Special Training
  • Host Organization AAJA

10:30am PDT

The Power of Inclusive and Nuanced Storytelling: A Fireside Chat with Executive Producers of “The Cleaning Lady” (Sponsored by Warner Bros. Discovery)
For decades the AAPI experience on screen has been represented as a monolith that fails to recognize the rich cultural heritages of individual API communities within the US, but things are changing for the better. Join the executive producers of WBTV’s “The Cleaning Lady” – Melissa Carter (Executive Producer and Showrunner) and Miranda Kwok (Executive Producer and Series Developer), for a candid conversation moderated by Warner Bros. Discovery’s Equity & Inclusion Senior Vice President, Samata Narra, about how embracing the detailed authenticity of Filipino and Cambodian cultures created an inclusive series that encourages audiences of all backgrounds to recognize universal challenges of immigration, classism, and motherhood.


Wednesday July 27, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Studio 4
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

12:00pm PDT

Owning the narrative online: Getting Asian American journalists their due on Wikipedia (In Partnership with Women Do News)
The first time AAJA partnered with Women Do News in 2020, we worked to get AAJA founders biographies on one of the most popular websites in the world: Wikipedia. Lori Matsukawa now has a complete article, among others who have been added since. This is a session to keep that momentum going. Co-founder and Women Do News founders Angilee Shah and Katherine Rowlands will lead us in learning how to make the platform better by helping journalists be better represented, while talking about what a difference representation makes with longtime media reporter Ada Tseng.


Wednesday July 27, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Terrace C
  Special Training
  • Host Organization AAJA

12:00pm PDT

Caring for others in uncaring times (Sponsored by AARP)
Despite caregivers numbering more than 53 million Americans, representing half a trillion dollars, they remain hidden. And especially for AAPI members, their caregiving is shaped by cultural nuances that include additional family responsibilities and emotions such as guilt, on top of the increased level of anti-AAPI violence and xenophobia that followed the pandemic. Join this revealing discussion of experiences, best practices, and how to include it in your newsgathering.


The panel includes:

Richard Lui, MSNBC anchor and author of the new book “Enough About Me,” was the first Asian American male to anchor a daily cable news program in 2007, but when his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, he set aside his growing career to be part-time, prioritizing his father and family.

Sandy Louey is media relations manager for the California Energy Commission and chapter president of AAJA Sacramento. She co-leads a caregivers support group organized by AAJA+ and AAJA Sacramento. As the oldest child of immigrant parents, her caregiving journey started with serving as a translator for medical and financial issues and shifted to providing financial support.

Van Tieu is a multi-skilled journalist for ABC10 in Sacramento. A week before the Vietnamese American journalist started her first anchor job, her father was given one month to live. What followed was a tumultuous year of taking care of her father, her career, and herself.

Moderated by: Marian Liu, project editor of strategic initiatives at The Washington Post. Since her father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and dementia, she has been flying to the West Coast to deal with his care.

Speakers
RL

Richard Lui

News Anchor, MSNBC
avatar for Sandy Louey

Sandy Louey

Media Relations Manager, California Energy Commission


Wednesday July 27, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Studio 4

12:00pm PDT

Expo Hall
Wednesday July 27, 2022 12:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Grand Ballroom
  Career Fair
  • Host Organization AAJA

1:00pm PDT

Journalism Power Tools Training (Sponsored by Google News Initiative)
Tools are at the heart of every reporting workflow, and utilizing them effectively and strategically is instrumental in some of the best journalism produced today. In this hands-on session, you will learn about new tools that are being developed to support journalists. From Google tools to Pinpoint to Tabula and more, you will not only learn how to use the tools, but also gain an understanding of the strategies that lead to the best results.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Bi

Frank Bi

Director of Tools & Technology, Star Tribune
Frank Bi is senior journalist, technologist, educator and nonprofit leader passionate about the intersection of media and technology. He is the Director of Tools & Technology at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. Frank is also the president of the New York chapter of the Asian American... Read More →

Sponsors

Wednesday July 27, 2022 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Terrace B
  Special Training
  • Host Organization AAJA

1:00pm PDT

Let There Be Light: A Lighting Workshop with AAJA Photo Affinity Group
Lighting is everything. It can enhance and completely change the mood of a photograph. In this workshop, we’ll cover everything from the physics of light to one-light wonders to multiple light setups to lighting on a budget. After the presentation, attendees will split into teams and experiment with their own lighting setups under the guidance of instructors.


Wednesday July 27, 2022 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Terrace A
  Special Training
  • Host Organization AAJA

1:30pm PDT

2022 Pro Tips for Networking and Finding a Mentor
Networking and finding a compatible mentor are not easy – and they may feel daunting after two years of remote work and Zoom meetings. This discussion will help journalists from all stages of their career dust off their networking skills and ask the right questions and enter the right rooms to cultivate professional relationships that help move our careers forward.


Wednesday July 27, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Terrace C
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

1:30pm PDT

Free legal resources for AAJA journalists: Meet the Reporters Committee (In Partnership with RCFP)
Are you curious to know what free legal resources and tools are available to AAJA journalists? Come join the Reporters Commitee for Freedom of the Press' (RCFP) introductory training, highlighting RCFP’s legal resources, hotline for journalists, and Local Legal Initiative. Get free access to RCFP's guides covering legal rights and tips involving numerous topics such as pre-publication review, court access, state public records and open meetings laws, FOIA, reporter's privilege laws, recording laws, and other First Amendment and media law issues. You don't want to miss this!


Wednesday July 27, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Studio 4
  Special Training
  • Host Organization AAJA

3:00pm PDT

Crypto Coverage 101 (Sponsored by CoinDesk)
Crypto is having its mainstream moment, from the rise of NFTs to the recent massive market collapse. How can you cover this fast-moving, complex space without succumbing to rookie mistakes? CoinDesk, the leading news trade publication covering the digital asset sector, will host a workshop explaining crypto basics and how to cover this industry without pumping dodgy crypto scams or ignoring major stories.


Wednesday July 27, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Studio 4
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

3:00pm PDT

First Timer Orientation
Is this your first in-person AAJA convention? Join this orientation with Yung AAJA, our young professionals network, to meet your peers and learn hacks to make the most out of this convention.


Wednesday July 27, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Terrace C
  Convention Event
  • Host Organization AAJA

4:30pm PDT

Owning it: How to be #VeryAsian in broadcasting (In Partnership with Very Asian Foundation)
#VeryAsian took off this year when anchor and reporter Michelle Li in St. Louis, Mo., shared her New Year’s tradition of eating dumpling soup — underscoring the pushback journalists face when bringing their authenticity identity to their work. We know not every journalist has institutional support from their newsrooms in instances like these. How can we challenge dominant narratives and engage with our audience? And how can we get our newsrooms to buy in?


Wednesday July 27, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Studio 4
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

5:00pm PDT

ELP Mixer featuring Rashida Jones
NBCU Academy and MSNBC President Rashida Jones host an invitation-only mixer for members of AAJA’s Executive Leadership Program. ELP graduates will have the rare opportunity to network with NBCU News Group executives, anchors, reporters, and producers who will all be in the room for this special event.  

*This is an invitation-only event.

Sponsors

Wednesday July 27, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
TBA
  ELP
  • Host Organization AAJA

6:00pm PDT

#AAJA22 Opening Reception
Please note that the location of Opening Reception has changed to Ballroom Circle, which is outdoors. 

Wednesday July 27, 2022 6:00pm - 8:15pm PDT
Ballroom Circle
  Convention Event
  • Host Organization AAJA
 
Thursday, July 28
 

8:00am PDT

Registration
Thursday July 28, 2022 8:00am - 7:00pm PDT

9:00am PDT

The Racism Virus: The Next Stage in the Fight Against AAPI Hate (Sponsored by NBCU)
Are hate crimes against the AAPI community the new normal and what are journalists doing to cover this issue? We’ll examine how AAPI communities are dealing with this as the nation climbs out of the pandemic. With the consequential midterm elections this year, will this issue drive AAPI voters to the polls? NBC News NOW anchor Vicky Nguyen, who hosted two specials on “The Racism Virus”, will speak with journalists, activists, and thought leaders at the forefront of this issue. And MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki will give a “big board” simulation on what to watch for from the AAPI vote in the election.


Thursday July 28, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Starview

9:30am PDT

Expo Hall
Thursday July 28, 2022 9:30am - 5:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom
  Career Fair
  • Host Organization AAJA

10:00am PDT

CNN Producers Workshop
For 10 years running, CNN’s journalism workshop has been the industry standard. This year, we’re back in person hosting the most enterprising and engaging reporters, along with the best producers and digital journalists at the AAJA Conference in Los Angeles. Senior managers, on-air coaches, and CNN correspondents will teach and challenge attendees on what it takes to make it to the network. During this full-day workshop, reporters and producers will build skills and apply practical techniques. Topics include enterprise reporting, on-air performance and presentation, editorial decision-making, producing philosophy, winning at breaking news, and building a digital strategy. *This is an invitation-only event.

Sponsors

Thursday July 28, 2022 10:00am - 4:00pm PDT
Studio 1
  Special Training
  • Host Organization AAJA

10:00am PDT

CNN Reporters Workshop
For 10 years running, CNN’s journalism workshop has been the industry standard. This year, we’re back in person hosting the most enterprising and engaging reporters, along with the best producers and digital journalists at the AAJA Conference in Los Angeles. Senior managers, on-air coaches, and CNN correspondents will teach and challenge attendees on what it takes to make it to the network. During this full-day workshop, reporters and producers will build skills and apply practical techniques. Topics include enterprise reporting, on-air performance and presentation, editorial decision-making, producing philosophy, winning at breaking news, and building a digital strategy. *This is an invitation-only event.

Sponsors

Thursday July 28, 2022 10:00am - 4:00pm PDT
Studio 2
  Special Training
  • Host Organization AAJA

10:30am PDT

APIDA Narratives in Classrooms and Newsrooms: Past, Present and Future (Sponsored by USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism)
What do high school, college, and professional journalists need to know about how the media has shaped APIDA narratives and stereotypes? How has the industry evolved? What else should be done to create more educated and responsive newsrooms? Join this discussion led by faculty from USC Annenberg (#AAJA2022’s Education Sponsor and this year’s JCamp host) and the AAJA Los Angeles chapter.

Moderators
avatar for May Lee

May Lee

Founder-CEO, Lotus Media House
MAY LEE is an award-winning broadcast journalist/host who has been both a US based and international anchor, host, correspondent and producer. At the start of 2020, May’s production company, Lotus Media House, partnered with NextShark, the leading Asian online news source, to launch... Read More →

Speakers

Thursday July 28, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Terrace B
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

10:30am PDT

Reporting in the Modern Age (Sponsored by ABC News/OTV)
Reporting is central to the work we do. Let’s have an open conversation about developing pitches, booking interviews, clearing content, talking with communities in crisis. And what that means for your digital profile, too.


Thursday July 28, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Terrace A

10:30am PDT

Reporting on Trauma During Traumatic Times
We are living in troubling and trying times. The news can be daunting amid a coronavirus pandemic that we have not yet been able to control, incidents of police brutality and racial injustice protests that have sometimes turned violent. Hurricanes are more powerful, and wildfires are raging. These chaotic and often tragic events don’t bode well for the planet, but they can result in amazing stories for journalists. Speakers will describe their experiences reporting stories in the midst of conflicts and disasters, such as the deadly California wildfires, the 2018 Hawai‘i Island eruption of the Kīlauea volcano and the Iraq War. They’ll discuss how you can get your story out safely and how to ensure that you are reporting fairly and accurately even when you’re under pressure.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Sonali Kohli

Sonali Kohli

Senior Recruiter, URL Media
I’m a recruiter for URL Media, where I work with newsrooms and media-adjacent nonprofits all over to fill their roles. I’m also a journalist writing a young adult nonfiction book about teen activism.
avatar for Shawna Chen

Shawna Chen

Breaking news reporter, Axios
Shawna covers breaking news for Axios with a focus on race and justice. She also moonlights as editor-in-chief of The Yappie, a volunteer-run publication that covers AAPI politics and power. Her previous work can be found in Politico, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press... Read More →


Thursday July 28, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Terrace C
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

10:30am PDT

NBCU Academy’s 2022 Journalism Workshop
NBCU Academy is the premier journalism training and development program from NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, and Telemundo News. Are you interested in learning more from America’s leading news organization? NBCU Academy convenes our best and brightest team of world-class journalists to give you a window into how we produce for network news, cable, digital, streaming, local, and beyond. We are looking for innovative, energetic, and intensely curious journalists and producers interested in taking their craft to the next level. NBCU Academy 2022 is a selective program that will take admitted applicants on a journey – from story concept to creation. *This is an invitation-only event.

Sponsors

Thursday July 28, 2022 10:30am - 3:30pm PDT
Studio 3
  Special Training
  • Host Organization AAJA

11:30am PDT

ELP Executive Real Talk with Kim Godwin
An Executive Leadership Program real talk with ABC News President Kim Godwin

*This is an invitation-only event.

Thursday July 28, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
TBA
  ELP
  • Host Organization AAJA

11:30am PDT

ProPublica/Texas Tribune/MarshallProject/The Trace Luncheon Reception
*This is an invitation-only event.


Thursday July 28, 2022 11:30am - 1:00pm PDT
Studio 4
  Sponsored Workshop
  • Host Organization AAJA

11:45am PDT

Disrupting Disparities Through Data: The Need for AAPI Data Equity in Research and Newsrooms (Sponsored by AARP)
Despite being the fastest-growing population in the United States, AAPIs are often overlooked when it comes to data. Both in research and throughout the media, terms like “minority” and “person of color” can leave out Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Data sources also do not reflect the diversity that exists within the AAPI community -- AAPIs are frequently reported on as a monolith when it comes to racial and ethnic disparities. AARP will host a panel on the critical need for AAPI data equity, including disaggregated data and policy research, to help disrupt stereotypical narratives. Experts will explore what data exists and what data are needed to address unique disparities within AAPI communities, the challenges and potential solutions for data collection, and how journalists can leverage AAPI research in news reporting to help tell their stories.


Thursday July 28, 2022 11:45am - 12:45pm PDT
Terrace C
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

11:45am PDT

Diversifying Publishing: Navigating the world of Publishing from AAPI authors
So you have a great idea for a book but you don't know where to start if you want to get published. This session features several AAPI authors who have each taken a different path from concept to publication. You'll hear how they decided which publishers to use, tactics in negotiating contracts and how they've been promoting their work. You'll also hear the impact they're made in diversifying their respective subject matter expertise.

Moderators
avatar for Curtis Chin

Curtis Chin

A graduate of the creative writing program at the University of Michigan, Curtis Chin has received awards from ABC/Disney Television, New York Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts and more. Chin has screened his films, Vincent Who? and Tested, with over 600 entities... Read More →

Speakers
TK

Traci Kato-Kiriyama

Traci Kato-Kiriyama (they+she, based on unceded Tongva Land in Los Angeles), --author of Navigating With(out) Instruments-- is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist, recognized for their work as a writer/performer, theatre deviser, cultural producer, community organizer, and audiobook... Read More →
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Paula Yoo

Paula Yoo is a book author, TV/film screenwriter/producer, and freelance professional violinist. Her latest YA nonfiction book, From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement (Norton Young Readers/W.W. Norton... Read More →


Thursday July 28, 2022 11:45am - 12:45pm PDT
Terrace A
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

11:45am PDT

Harnessing Hollywood: Confronting Against Anti-Asian Hate (Sponsored by SAG-AFTRA)
SAG-AFTRA is sponsoring a panel at the national Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Conference to include Asian American journalists and actors in a solutions-geared discussion on How the Media Industry Can Help the AAPI Community, especially during this painful time of anti-Asian Hate. The theme of this year’s conference is Owning Our Narratives. This is a unique opportunity for SAG-AFTRA members to present first-hand experience in the media industry to conference participants on this important topic and supports the overarching theme of the 2022 conference.


Thursday July 28, 2022 11:45am - 12:45pm PDT
Terrace B

1:00pm PDT

Dear Corky: Film Screening and Panel Discussion (Presented by AAJA Photo Affinity Group)
For over 50 years, Corky Lee photographed New York’s Chinatown and Asian American communities around the country. With a strong sense of social justice, he captured activists, celebrities, and everyday heroes. Sadly, we lost Corky to COVID-19. Join us for a documentary screening of "Dear Corky" and a discussion with filmmaker Curtis Chin and Corky's brother John Lee.

Moderators
avatar for Frank Bi

Frank Bi

Director of Tools & Technology, Star Tribune
Frank Bi is senior journalist, technologist, educator and nonprofit leader passionate about the intersection of media and technology. He is the Director of Tools & Technology at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. Frank is also the president of the New York chapter of the Asian American... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Curtis Chin

Curtis Chin

A graduate of the creative writing program at the University of Michigan, Curtis Chin has received awards from ABC/Disney Television, New York Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts and more. Chin has screened his films, Vincent Who? and Tested, with over 600 entities... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday July 28, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Starview
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

1:00pm PDT

Leveraging Employee Resource Groups as Strategic Partners (Sponsored by Dotdash Meredith)
This session is for all attendees who have interests in DEI and those aspiring to learn more about leveraging their ERGs. This is an opportunity to hear how Dotdash Meredith’s Asian ERG, AAPI Collective, continued to build community inside and outside the organization throughout the rise in AAPI hate during the pandemic. You’ll hear from AAPI Collective leadership on how the group became a source of accountability to editorial and business stakeholders.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Nicole Kwan

Nicole Kwan

Editorial Director, Verywell Health, Dotdash Meredith
avatar for Jackie Napalan

Jackie Napalan

Support Operations Specialist, Editorial Operations / AAPI Collective Co-Chair, Dotdash Meredith

Sponsors

Thursday July 28, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Terrace B
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

1:00pm PDT

Speaking Our Minds: AAPI Voices in Opinion Journalism
AAPIs make up a tiny fraction of the nation's editorial writers, columnists, op-ed writers and TV commentators — yet these are the positions that give them a platform to express their ideas and infuse the public discourse with an AAPI perspective. How do you get into opinion journalism? Why aren't there more AAPIs in this field? And how do AAPI perspectives enrich today's media landscape?


Thursday July 28, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Terrace A
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

1:00pm PDT

Using Twitter to Build and Engage Live Audiences (Sponsored by Twitter)
Join Twitter's News Partnerships team to hear how Twitter is helping journalists and publishers grow and engage their audiences and why news is among the biggest conversations on the platform. Plus, learn more about how newsrooms and journalists from the New York Times, Bloomberg News, and Red, White & Brown Media are using Twitter Spaces to find new audiences for their journalism and interact with them through live audio.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Eric Zuckerman

Eric Zuckerman

Head of US News Partnerships, Twitter
avatar for Elaine Chen

Elaine Chen

Newsroom Events, New York Times
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kami rieck

I’m a social media editor at Bloomberg Opinion, where I spearheaded our live audio programming on Twitter Spaces, where we have produced nearly 200 shows with over 1 million listeners. I previously worked on the audience engagement teams at The Boston Globe, Business Insider, and... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday July 28, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Terrace C
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

2:30pm PDT

AAPI Representation in Sports & Entertainment (Presented by AAJA Sports Task Force, Sponsored by CBS Sports)
Entertainers and sports figures have been at the forefront of speaking out against the rise in violence against AAPIs during the pandemic. These advocates have not only broken barriers in their professional careers, but they have also experienced and overcome rejection, stereotyping, and racism. Join our discussion, as some of today’s most notable AAPIs reflect on the growing importance of representation and the challenges we all face in trying to make an impact beyond personal achievements.


Thursday July 28, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Starview
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

2:30pm PDT

Who are we? Podcasting the Asian American experience (Sponsored by Think.Public.Media)
How do we tell race stories in podcasts and how do we get institutional buy-in? What are the pitfalls to pitching stories about race, and what’s it like to make, develop and get buy-in for podcasts hosted by Asian Americans? How is covering race different in a podcast format versus a beat reporter format? Join Alyssa Jeong Perry from NPR’s Code Switch as she facilitates a conversation with Sarah Mizes-Tan from CapRadio, Anjuli Sastry Krbechek from LAist, Arun Venugopal from WNYC and Podcast Creator James Kim as they talk about their experiences and what they think needs to happen going forward.

Moderators
Speakers

Thursday July 28, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Terrace A
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

4:00pm PDT

Think.Public.Media Reception: “I don’t know what I’m doing” — the youngest NPR host reflects on her weird career
When Emma Choi started at NPR, she was a twenty one year old intern at the flagship comedy news show Wait, Wait… don’t Tell Me. Only a year later, she found herself hosting her own NPR show Everyone & Their Mom out of her tiny college dorm room. In this multi-media presentation, Emma will share the strange and wonderful road that led her towards public radio, important lessons she’s learned along the way, and reflect on her experience as NPR’s first Gen Z host.

Moderators
Speakers
Sponsors

Thursday July 28, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Terrace B
  Sponsored Workshop
  • Host Organization AAJA

5:45pm PDT

6:00pm PDT

Reporting From the Front Lines (Presented with AAJA-Asia and N3Con)
As the world watches Russia's invasion of Ukraine, journalists on the front lines are documenting history as it unfolds, risking their safety, mental health, and lives. Hear from journalists who have covered the news from conflict zones and amid calamity, and learn about their process for protecting themselves and their sources while bearing witness to world events. This panel is co-presented with AAJA-Asia's N3Con, and it will be simultaneously cast in Singapore and Los Angeles with speakers from around the world.

  • Joyce Koh is video reporter and on-air correspondent at The Washington Post, covering politics, breaking news and most recently the war in Ukraine. She has previously covered the 2020 presidential campaign, George Floyd protests, The White House and the national opioid crisis. Prior to coming to the Post, she covered the South Carolina state house as a television reporter.
  • Danny Fenster is editor-at-large for Frontier Myanmar, an investigative news magazine. In 2021, he was imprisoned by Myanmar’s junta for nearly six months for his reporting on military-linked businesses and was awarded the National Press Club’s John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award, which recognizes journalists “who bravely push to disclose the truth in trying circumstances.” He is a 2022-2023 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.
  • Laurel Chor is an Emmy-nominated freelance journalist, photographer, filmmaker, and National Geographic Explorer from Hong Kong. She has worked for VICE, HBO, SHOWTIME, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Reuters, National Geographic, and others. She has covered social, political and environmental stories all over the world, ranging from the Rohingya refugee crisis, to rising sea levels in the Solomon Islands, to deforestation in Paraguay. In 2020, she was named an honoree for the IWMF Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism award for her work during the 2019-2020 Hong Kong protests.
    She is currently researching the trade in manta ray gills for traditional Chinese medicine under the Oxford Martin Programme in Illegal Wildlife Trade as part of her Masters in Biodiversity, Conservation, and Management at Christ Church, Oxford University. An accomplished rugby player, she represented Hong Kong in the 2017 Rugby World Cup. She graduated from Georgetown University magna cum laude with a degree in International Health.
  • Keith Richburg is the Director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong and a Washington Post Global Opinion columnist. He spent more than 30 years with The Washington Post, including as bureau chief and correspondent in Manila, Nairobi, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Paris, Beijing and Shanghai. He covered the invasion in Iraq, the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the genocide in Rwanda, and the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China. He was the Post’s Foreign Editor from 2005-2007. His 1997 book, Out Of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa, chronicles his travels across Africa. He is President of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong.




Thursday July 28, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Starview
  Plenary
  • Host Organization AAJA

7:15pm PDT

VOICES Reception
Thursday July 28, 2022 7:15pm - 8:15pm PDT
Studio 4
  Convention Event
  • Host Organization AAJA

8:30pm PDT

“American Born Chinese” Panel and Book Signing
 
Join us for a 25-30 minute moderated panel with Gene Luen Yang (Executive Producer, Graphic Novel Author), Kelvin Yu (Executive Producer, Writer) and Melvin Mar (Executive Producer), with 10-15 minutes for audience Q&As, and book signing with Gene Luen Yang! Based on the genre-hopping graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang, Disney+’s "American Born Chinese" tells the story of Jin Wang, an average teenager juggling his high school social life with his home life. When he meets a new foreign student on the first day of the school year, even more worlds collide as Jin is unwittingly entangled in a battle of Chinese mythological gods. Only 150 seats are available. 


Thursday July 28, 2022 8:30pm - 9:30pm PDT
Studio 1/2
 
Friday, July 29
 

7:30am PDT

ELP Women's Leadership Breakfast
A ELP Women's Leadership Breakfast with Associated Press Executive Editor Julie Pace, Minneapolis Star Tribune Editor & SVP Suki Dardarian and CBS News President and co-head Wendy McMahon.

*This is an invitation-only event.

Friday July 29, 2022 7:30am - 9:00am PDT
TBA
  ELP
  • Host Organization AAJA

8:00am PDT

NBCU Student Breakfast
Join NBCUniversal for a Student Networking Breakfast at the #AAJA22 Convention! You’ll have the chance to learn more about our internships, meet industry professionals and share your information with our team of Recruiters for internships and early career opportunities across the company. Sign up here to receive more information!

Friday July 29, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
Studio 3
  Sponsored Workshop
  • Host Organization AAJA

8:00am PDT

Registration
Friday July 29, 2022 8:00am - 5:00pm PDT

9:00am PDT

Sa-I-Gu Thirty Years Later: Lessons from the L.A. Riots for Today
In 1992, the L.A. Riots sent shock waves through our nation, divided communities, and increased tensions between people of color and law enforcement. Thirty years later, hate against marginalized communities and police brutality continue to make headlines in our daily coverage. Join us for an in depth conversation on what we learned from past reporting and how reporting can exacerbate relations among communities of color without addressing systemic issues and cultural differences. What is the progress we’ve made? How can we continue to build a bridge of better understanding between groups? And how can we ensure that our storytelling incorporates context and history and is inclusive of all perspectives?

Speakers
Sponsors

Friday July 29, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Starview
  Plenary
  • Host Organization AAJA

9:30am PDT

Expo Hall
Friday July 29, 2022 9:30am - 5:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom
  Career Fair
  • Host Organization AAJA

10:00am PDT

NBCU Academy Workshop: Next Level Leadership Clinic
Looking to take your leadership skills to the next level? This interactive clinic will challenge you to develop strategies to solve real-world business cases alongside NBCUniversal News Group executives. Learn ways to activate your influence on company culture and content creation. No matter your career goals, these skills will help you bridge your experience between the newsroom and the boardroom. *This is an invitation-only event.

Friday July 29, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Studio 2
  Special Training
  • Host Organization AAJA

10:15am PDT

ELP Session I: Strategic Thinking Part 1
Strategic thinking is essential to becoming a leader. In this interactive overview, Caroline Ceniza-Levine will use examples taken from you the participants to define the essential elements of strategic thinking, outline how to apply strategic thinking right now – even if you’re not in a leadership role and recommend ways to strengthen your capacity for strategic thinking in an information-overload workplace.

*This is an invitation-only event.

Sponsors

Friday July 29, 2022 10:15am - 12:00pm PDT
TBA
  ELP
  • Host Organization AAJA

10:30am PDT

Atlanta Shootings, Anti-AAPI Crime: Broadcasters Reflect on Coverage
As many major media outlets turn their attention away from anti-Asian crimes, how have AAPI reporters led the conversation, particularly in broadcast newsrooms where AAPIs are vastly underrepresented? How can AAPIs lead the charge in keeping attention on those affected? How can we fight for more coverage of AAPI communities in our broadcast newsrooms?

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Natasha Chen

Natasha Chen

National Correspondent, CNN
I'm currently a national correspondent for CNN out of Los Angeles. I'm also a spreadsheet enthusiast, a soprano, a tap dancer, a mentor, an AAJA member, and a Disney nut. Winner of karaoke and eating contests. Less-chill sibling of Pico CEO Nick Chen. I most recently covered COVID-19... Read More →


Friday July 29, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Studio 4
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

10:30am PDT

Language, Please: Thoughtfully covering evolving topics and the words we use to describe them (Sponsored by VOX Media)
When news breaks, too many newsrooms are left scrambling, trying to create standards around complex, sensitive topics while juggling deadlines and their own staff’s potential lack of diversity and unconscious biases. The work of moving these conversations forward too often falls to people of color and other historically underserved populations, and it’s never been clearer that this work is a responsibility every single one of us shares.



We will explore style guidance, tools, and inclusivity readers, and offer necessary context to help newsrooms make informed decisions about language usage, and introduce "Language, Please," a free resource available to all journalists and storytellers seeking to thoughtfully cover evolving social, cultural, and identity-related topics.


Friday July 29, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Terrace C
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

10:30am PDT

Reporting on Anti-AAPI Hate: Facts, Nuances, Context (In Partnership with STOP AAPI HATE)
This workshop, hosted by Stop AAPI Hate, offers journalists and attendees information and conversation about a number of core issues that have come to the fore surrounding reporting on anti-AAPI hate. Stop AAPI Hate will discuss the current data, context and polices surrounding the surge in anti-AAPI hate, the types of discrimination, and will disaggregate the data along factors including ethnicity, class and gender to reflect the intersectional nature of racism. The conversation will focus on providing facts, nuance and context around the core tensions that repeatedly emerge in reporting and discourse around anti-AAPI hate.


Friday July 29, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Studio 1
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

10:30am PDT

Shapeshifting Your Journalism Experience: Careers in Freelancing, Teaching & More
Storytelling isn’t limited to newsrooms and news channels anymore. From copywriting and ghostwriting to sponsored content to product descriptions, there are many opportunities to turn our newsroom experiences into a new career path. Let’s talk about journalism-adjacent avenues and how to balance traditional journalism with gigs in coaching, teaching, corporate writing, and much more.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Grace Hwang Lynch

Grace Hwang Lynch

Content Manager, Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)
Grace Hwang Lynch is a San Francisco Bay Area based freelance writer with a focus on race, culture and family. She currently serves as the content manager for the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). Her work has appeared on NPR, PRI, NBC Asian America and the San Francisco Chronicle... Read More →


Friday July 29, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Terrace B
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

10:30am PDT

Hands-On Session: Sportscasters’ Workshop (Presented by AAJA Sports Task Force, Sponsored by FOX)
Aspiring on-air sports personalities can receive hands-on instruction from the best in the business, all members of AAJA’s Sports Task Force. Whether you’re an in-studio analyst/host, a play-by-play announcer, or sideline reporter, this is where you learn how the pros do it. This workshop will focus on critiquing reels: You’ll critique, get critiqued, and receive valuable advice from the pros. A Q&A session will follow, to answer any lingering questions about techniques, reels, and networking.

Moderators
Speakers
MK

Melissa Kim

Studio Host/Anchor, Ravens Broadcast Team

Sponsors

Friday July 29, 2022 10:30am - 1:00pm PDT
Terrace A
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

12:00pm PDT

Building an Inclusive Journalism Program that Sticks (Sponsored by TEGNA)
This panel will walk through TEGNA’s two-year (and counting!) journey to build more inclusive newsrooms and content that reflects all communities we serve. We’ll hear from different-sized stations on their experience of training, action planning, measuring progress, successes, challenges, and lessons learned throughout our ongoing journey.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Pham

Tim Pham

Anchor/Reporter, KREM 2
avatar for Doris Truong

Doris Truong

Director of Teaching and Diversity Strategies, The Poynter Institute
Doris Truong is director of teaching and diversity strategies for the Poynter Institute and was the 2011-12 AAJA national president.

Sponsors

Friday July 29, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Studio 1
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

12:00pm PDT

DEI strategies for racial equity: Lessons learned across industries
Workplace belonging is important for all kinds of businesses and inclusion is essential for companies across industries to engage customers. Join this session with experts across the industry in management, human resources, and public relationships to learn from their strategies and journeys. 


Friday July 29, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Terrace B
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

12:00pm PDT

How to Build and Maintain a Wide Network of Sources
Every journalist needs sources, who inform us, tip us off to good stories, and serve as sounding boards for our reporting. So how do you go about building and maintaining those relationships, especially if you're new to the area? How do you know which sources to trust? How do you maintain those relationships and build trust over time?


Friday July 29, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Studio 4
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

12:00pm PDT

Lights, Camera … Journalism! Breaking Into Entertainment News
L.A.-based entertainment producers, writers and reporters discuss what it's like covering red carpet events and speaking with celebs, and what it takes to create compelling entertainment content. Learn how these journalists got their start in entertainment news, the challenges they've faced, and the lessons they have learned.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Derick Yanehiro

Derick Yanehiro

Producer, ABC NEWS
Derick Yanehiro is an ABC News producer based in Los Angeles. He covers entertainment stories for Good Morning America and Nightline. The 5-time Emmy recipient has produced high profile segments for the network from Madonna and Lady Gaga to George Clooney and Brad Pitt. And he is... Read More →


Friday July 29, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Terrace C
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

12:00pm PDT

The Future of Streaming and Digital (Powered by NBCUniversal News Group)
The digital space has been rapidly growing as news and entertainment consumers change their viewing habits in transformative ways. This panel will focus on the future of streaming, where it’s going, and how news networks are evolving to provide compelling content across multiple platforms.


Friday July 29, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Studio 2
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

12:00pm PDT

Reunion Luncheon & Intergenerational Dialogues
*This is an invitation-only event.

Friday July 29, 2022 12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Starview Ballroom
  Convention Event
  • Host Organization AAJA

1:00pm PDT

ELP session II Strategic Thinking: Insufficient On Its Own (ELP)
One of the best ways to flex your strategic thinking is by discussing a business case. Dickson Louie will unpacks what could have been done differently at CNN+. What would you have done if you were on the decision team leading this rollout?

*This is an invitation-only event.

Sponsors

Friday July 29, 2022 1:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
TBA
  ELP
  • Host Organization AAJA

1:15pm PDT

How to report on mass shootings (Powered by NBCUniversal News Group)
It’s become an all-too familiar news story that unfolds in every corner of America. Details come fast and furious - and precise, authoritative reporting is more important than ever in these settings. Is this an “active shooter” situation? What kind of weapon(s) is being/was/were used? Who are the victims? All of these questions need to be answered quickly and with highly detailed accuracy. This session will look at the best practices and review pinpoint language that everyone must use to serve our readers and viewers.

Moderators
RL

Richard Lui

News Anchor, MSNBC

Speakers
Sponsors

Friday July 29, 2022 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Studio 2
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

1:15pm PDT

How to travel the world using points and miles (Sponsored by The Points Guy/Red Ventures)
What if we said you can afford to stay in luxury properties costing up to $1,000 a night? What if we showed you how to snag a $10,000 first class seat without having to spend cash for it? Members of The Points Guy’s editorial team will show you how to do this and more with the points and miles you already earn on travel credit cards and airline/hotel loyalty programs.

Moderators
Speakers
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Madison Blancaflor

Content Operations Editor, The Points Guy
avatar for Benét Wilson

Benét Wilson

The Points Guy

Sponsors

Friday July 29, 2022 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Studio 1
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

1:15pm PDT

Queer(ing) Journalism
Meet the LGBTQIA+ individuals who are centering queer voices in their work and shaping the community’s narrative from behind the scenes. Journalists across the spectrum of the industry – in print, public radio, and other digital platforms – share their work in increasing queer representation in media coverage and share tips on newsrooms who want to improve their LGBTQIA+ representation.

Moderators
Speakers

Friday July 29, 2022 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Studio 4
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

2:30pm PDT

Duct Tape & Broken Fax Machines: The Challenges for U.S. Election Officials & the Stories That Have Yet to be Told (Sponsored by Skoll Foundation)
Our critical election infrastructure is more vulnerable and fragile than we could imagine. From outdated technology and ballot boxes patched with duct tape to partisan attacks on election officials, our systems and processes need significant support and resources. In this session, Tiana Epps-Johnson, founder and executive director of the Center for Tech and Civic Life, will provide the key challenges she’s seeing across the country and point out some of the most important stories in the country that have yet to be told. She’ll also provide a reporting tip sheet with additional sources and stories.

Moderators
Speakers
Sponsors

Friday July 29, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Terrace C
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

2:30pm PDT

Leading in Prime Time & Going Global: From Local News to International Reporting (Sponsored by CITIZEN by CNN)
Leading in Prime Time
CNN's Amara Walker is in conversation with Susie Xu, executive producer of ”Erin Burnett OutFront.” Xu, who has two decades of professional experience, will share how her Asian American background impacts her editorial decisions in the newsroom and the control room. You won't want to miss her talk about what it takes to produce a daily prime-time show and how her background as a first-generation Chinese immigrant impacts her work.

Going Global: From Local News to International Reporting
How do you go from working at KABC in Los Angeles to working at CNN in Hong Kong? Or Baghdad? Or Jerusalem? In this CITIZEN by CNN conversation, CNN anchor and correspondent Amara Walker speaks with two journalists, who have spent years working abroad, about their career journeys. You'll hear the personal stories of Vice President and Western Bureau Chief Kevin Flower and West and Midwest Director of Coverage Elizabeth Joseph as they explain how their backgrounds and international experiences help them make coverage decisions every day on top stories important to the AAPI community, like the economy/jobs, national security, COVID-19, and anti-Asian hate.


Friday July 29, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Studio 1
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

2:30pm PDT

Dismantling stereotypes in the arts: A live performance and discussion about AAPI representation in theater, film and television
Film, art, music, books, and theater criticism is a rarefied — and mostly white — world. Hear from Asian American critics and actors about why it's so important to have AAPI perspectives in this space, and join us for a performance by L.A.-based theater group Artists at Play that unravels stereotypical tropes in theater.


Friday July 29, 2022 2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Studio 4
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

2:30pm PDT

Establishing sustainability for AAPI/Multicultural media entrepreneurs (In Partnership with Gold House)
This is an invitation-only event.

Sponsors

Friday July 29, 2022 2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Terrace B
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

3:00pm PDT

ELP Executive Real Talk with Washington Post Executive Editor Sally Buzbee
An Executive Leadership Program real talk with Washington Post Executive Editor Sally Buzbee

*This is an invitation-only event.

Friday July 29, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
TBA
  ELP
  • Host Organization AAJA

4:00pm PDT

5:00pm PDT

Little Tokyo Event (Off-Site)
Members of the host chapter for this year’s convention, AAJA-LA, and our Presenting Sponsors The Walt Disney Company, ABC News, ESPN, and ABC Owned Television Stations invite you to a special off-site event Friday night, in Little Tokyo! 
First, let award-winning filmmaker and ABC7 News Anchor David Ono take you on a gripping and emotional journey to the World War II battlefields of Italy, France, Germany and Japan, where a segregated unit of Japanese Americans known as the 100th/442nd fought in some of the most incredible yet little known battles. Immerse yourself in this multimedia presentation at the JACCC, that includes stunning cinematic photography, live music composed by David Benoit, historical footage, and interviews with veterans. Then, explore Little Tokyo for a few hours and enjoy this charming neighborhood. This is an RSVP-only event.

Little Tokyo Night is an offsite event that includes attendees outside of #AAJA22. AAJA is not confirming the others’ vaccination status, and we are not requiring them to follow AAJA’s COVID-19 Policy. Please attend at your own risk. 

Sponsors

Friday July 29, 2022 5:00pm - 11:59pm PDT
Little Tokyo
  Convention Event
  • Host Organization AAJA
 
Saturday, July 30
 

8:00am PDT

Registration
Saturday July 30, 2022 8:00am - 7:00pm PDT

9:00am PDT

The Desi Women Leading and Shaping Editorial Coverage (In Partnership with the South Asian Journalists Association)
Meet the South Asian female journalists leading the charge in diversifying newsrooms and news coverage, and join us for a discussion on the importance of representation and diverse leadership, and how inclusion – and the lack thereof – directly impacts the coverage of some of the most pressing issues we're facing.


Saturday July 30, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Starview
  Plenary
  • Host Organization AAJA

9:30am PDT

Meditation Program (Presented by PopSugar)
Sponsors

Saturday July 30, 2022 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Studio 4
  Convention Event
  • Host Organization AAJA

9:30am PDT

ELP 2022 Closing session
ELP brings together mid- to senior-level journalists and prepares them for tackling important leadership and change management questions. ELP delves into important topics, such as leveraging identity, changing demographics effects, leadership styles across various cultures and regions affect the success and failures of products, and what lessons can be learned from established and emerging media markets that can be shared in this new poly-cultural and cross-cultural world.

The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) is for those interested in moving ahead in the workplace and developing the necessary skills to achieve goals small and large. The program explores the responsibilities and challenges of the media workplace and examines how cultural values come into play in newsroom dynamics.

This is the final session of the three-month program. Sessions includes a breakfast with New York Times Managing Editor Marc Lacey and hands-on training session.

*This is an invitation-only event.

Sponsors

Saturday July 30, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PDT
TBA
  ELP
  • Host Organization AAJA

10:30am PDT

Who Controls the Narrative About People of Color in Our Democracy? (Sponsored by Skoll Foundation)
How can we ensure informed and engaged participation in our democracy — and elections in particular — among people of color? Facing two pivotal elections and a rise anti-democratic efforts, an informed and engaged electorate that represents all of America has never been more important. In this panel, subject matter experts will provide guidance for news organizations and journalists on how to report on and think about increasing civic participation and combating voter suppression and misinformation, and ensuring that communities of color lead their own narratives to strengthen representation going into the 2022 and 2024 elections.

Moderators
RL

Richard Lui

News Anchor, MSNBC

Speakers
Sponsors

Saturday July 30, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Starview
  Plenary
  • Host Organization AAJA

11:30am PDT

VOICES Presentations
Saturday July 30, 2022 11:30am - 1:00pm PDT
Studio 3
  Convention Event
  • Host Organization AAJA

12:00pm PDT

Best Practices for Covering Marginalized Communities: A roundtable conversation
How can we win trust and build partnerships with marginalized communities? In this roundtable conversation, experienced journalists and storytellers will share their experience in finding stories, diverse sourcing, effective pitching, and impactful engagement.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Veronica De La Cruz

Veronica De La Cruz

National News Anchor, Newsy


Saturday July 30, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Studio 1
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

12:00pm PDT

BREAKOUT HOLD
Saturday July 30, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Terrace A & B
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

12:00pm PDT

Lead with Purpose and Impact: AAPI Executives in Nonprofit Journalism (Sponsored by MacArthur Foundation)
Nonprofit news organizations are playing an increasingly important role in our industry. AAPI media executives are leading the way in creating impactful journalism at the local, national and global level. Join this conversation


Saturday July 30, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Starview Ballroom
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

1:30pm PDT

Journalists as Advocates: How to Push for Press Freedom Amid Unprecedented Attacks
Journalists covering the recent historic protest movement faced an unprecedented number of assaults and arrests, thwarting their ability to cover important events. And data shows that journalists of color were disproportionately affected. To combat these breaches of press freedom, rank-and-file journalists in Los Angeles banded together to champion law and policy changes, creating an advocacy model for journalists everywhere.

Moderators
avatar for Julie Patel Liss

Julie Patel Liss

Head of Journalism & Investigative Reporter, Cal State LA
Julie Patel Liss is a professor, freelance investigative reporter and head of Cal State LA’s journalism program. She worked as an investigative reporter at nonprofit news outlets such as the Center for Public Integrity and D.C.’s NPR affiliate. Julie also worked at the South Florida... Read More →

Speakers
Sponsors

Saturday July 30, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Studio 1
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

1:30pm PDT

Reach the Next Level in Podcasting (Presented by AAJA Radio and Podcasting Affinity Group)
If you have wanted to dip your toes into podcasting but don’t know how to get started, or you have specific questions to take your podcast to the next level, join this workshop to find inspirations and learn how to plan, produce, and distribute a podcast from veteran podcasters.


Saturday July 30, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Studio 2
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

1:30pm PDT

The Habits of Successful Freelancers (Presented by AAJA Freelance Affinity Group)
This panel will dissect the practices, systems and tactics of thriving, sustainable freelancers — defined to include creative joy as well as financial success. Speakers will share their budgeting, goal-setting, networking and work practices and explain how they lead to successful assignments, professional relationships, and career landmarks. They will discuss the importance of rest and intention for mental health and fulfilling your creative potential. Attendees will leave with new tools for sustainable freelancing and emotional support.

Moderators
avatar for Ellen Lee

Ellen Lee

Freelance Writer
AAJA Freelance Affinity Group Co-directorJoin our newsletter!http://eepurl.com/hbnRaH

Speakers
avatar for Nandita Godbole

Nandita Godbole

CEO, Curry Cravings (TM) LLC
Plates. Pages. Perspectives.Indian-origin food and culture writer & author. A new potter, a food photographer, a teacher. Covering West Coast & East Coast stories. Atlanta (GA), Irvine & SF (CA).For her work as an author and entrepreneur, Nandita has been profiled in The Boston Globe... Read More →
avatar for Katherine Lewis

Katherine Lewis

Independent Journalist, Independent Journalist
Katherine Reynolds Lewis is an award-winning journalist and author covering children, race, gender, disability, mental health, social justice and science. Her freelance work has appeared in the Atlantic, Fortune, New York Times, Parents, Slate, and Washington Post, as well as in Experience... Read More →

Sponsors

Saturday July 30, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Studio 3
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

1:30pm PDT

2:00pm PDT

Identity-empowered Risk Assessment, Planning and Personal Security (In partnership with the International Women's Media Foundation)
Newsrooms in the U.S. are increasingly concerned about the safety of their journalists, especially in the face of rising threats against them. Few newsrooms are actively implementing holistic safety strategies for their teams, ones that consider identity and the interconnected nature of mental health, physical safety, and digital safety. During this session sponsored by the International Women’s Media Foundation, our panelists will talk about the safety strategies that they are adopting in their newsrooms, particularly for the most vulnerable: women, people of color, and LGBTQIA+ journalists.


Saturday July 30, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Terrace C
  Special Training
  • Host Organization AAJA

3:00pm PDT

Kicking Off Your Career in Film & TV Criticism (Sponsored by Rotten Tomatoes)
A panel of expert film and television critics discuss ways to develop analytical style, seek mentorship in the entertainment journalism world, and the differences between reporting and criticism.


Saturday July 30, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Studio 3
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

3:00pm PDT

Non-fiction Video Storytelling + Portfolio Review (AAJA Video Affinity Group)
Are you interested in learning about what paths you can pursue in video storytelling and how diverse publications develop non-fiction video products?
Seasoned professionals will showcase how video content plays a role in their editorial and guide participants in career and project development. Not required but send in portfolios, project synopsis and even resumes ahead of time if you are interested in getting their feedback during breakouts.


Saturday July 30, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Studio 2
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

3:00pm PDT

Storytelling from the Heart: Excavating Personal, Family and Community Stories
Historically, the news media have whitewashed over America’s rich diversity … Asian and Pacific Islander experiences have largely gone ignored, and the rules of “objectivity” have constrained API journalists from drawing from their own lives, much less reporting from the first person perspective. But in a movement harkening back to Carlos Bulosan’s 1946 classic “America is in the Heart,” which chronicled Filipino migrant workers’ experiences, more and more journalists are digging deep into their personal, family and community lives to offer revelatory – and sometimes painful -- stories that touch the heart and lift API experiences. Moreover, journalists are experimenting with myriad techniques – memoir, video, podcasting, virtual reality, performance and more. This 90-minute interactive workshop is designed to stimulate API journalists who are leaning into their identities to tackle deeply personal, yet socially revealing, investigations. The session will be facilitated by three journalists who are on their own personal journeys.

Moderators
avatar for Jon Funabiki

Jon Funabiki

Founder, Renaissance Journalism
Jon Funabiki founded Renaissance Journalism to lead local and national social justice media initiatives. He also is an emeritus journalism professor at San Francisco State University. Previously, he developed the Ford Foundation's journalism grant program, and he reported from throughout... Read More →

Speakers

links docx

Saturday July 30, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Studio 1
  Breakout
  • Host Organization AAJA

5:00pm PDT

President's Reception (INVITE ONLY)
INVITE ONLY EVENT

Sponsors

Saturday July 30, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Starview Ballroom
  Sponsored Workshop
  • Host Organization AAJA

6:30pm PDT

Narrative Owned: Convention Party on the Lawn
Because of the number of people that want to celebrate AAJA and our final night in Los Angeles, we are hosting a picnic on the lawn IN THE BALLROOM CIRCLE DRIVE from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
LA-based #foodtrucks will be there with special menus. All are welcome, first come first serve for limited meals. We hope to see you there!



Saturday July 30, 2022 6:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Ballroom Circle

6:30pm PDT

Gala
Saturday July 30, 2022 6:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom
  Convention Event
  • Host Organization AAJA

8:00pm PDT

Karaoke
The celebrated AAJA tradition is back in 2022 for its 32nd year! And for the first time since 2019, we’re LIVE and in-person at #AAJA22 in Los Angeles! After two years of singing from bedrooms, it will be a breath of fresh air to finally hear our #AAJAFamily’s voices in-person. 

On July 30 at 8 p.m. PT, right after the gala, join our seasoned host Frank Bi as he leads us through for the chance to show your chops. All the AAJA karaoke stars will be coming out for special appearances and special performances! Simply put: It’s going to be awesome and you should not miss it.

What’s at stake? The winner of AAJA Karaoke will not only take home the coveted George Kiriyama Karaoke Trophy (which will be making its in-person debut, after two years of only seeing it on Zoom); they’ll also receive a travel package from MGM Studios. 

You are encouraged to sing for fun and won’t be judged as part of the competition. Groups and chapters are always welcome to sing and will have priority.  

For those who want to compete: People who want to enter the competition can designate their entry as such. It’s not just about your singing ability, but also your stage presence and crowd engagement, so folks are encouraged to get creative.

Questions? Reach out to Frank Bi (bi.h.frank@gmail.com)

Saturday July 30, 2022 8:00pm - 11:59pm PDT
Studio 1, Studio 2, Studio 3, Studio 4
 
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