AAJA held its 22nd annual convention in Detroit, Michigan – home of Motown and the largest Arab population outside the Middle East. Despite the distance, several Asia chapter members made the trip and featured prominently throughout the week.
On my way to the #AAJA convention in Detroit. For updates, I’ll be tweeting from @aajaasia for next few days. http://4sq.com/pfaZ21
Then, three days of fantastic speakers and workshops where AAJA members learned new skills, found new ideas and expanded their network.
Asia chapter secretary Ling Woo Liu presented at “What’s next for journalists after the newsroom?” Her organization, the Korematsu Institute, also co-sponsored a well-attended screening of “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” National board representative Tomoko A. Hosaka spoke on another popular workshop, “Working abroad in Asia and the Middle East.”
There was business to be done as well.
One inspiring session featured legendary AP photographer Nick Ut. Napalm Girl. You know the photo. Everyone does. He won AAJA’s Lifetime Achievement Award this year.
Ut: "I’m the luckiest man in the world" to have covered so many big stories for 45 years. #AAJA
In 400 days, the UNITY ’12 Convention kicks off at The Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev., to be held from Aug. 1-4 next year! The momentum and energy at the recent National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ 29th Annual National Convention at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resorts in Orlando, Fla., gave us a preview of what to expect at UNITY ’12.