AAJA National has released a guide on the pitfalls of the Jeremy Lin story. Journalists everywhere should give careful consideration to the following tips to ensure fair, accurate and sensitive portrayals of Lin and others who are Asian American.
In the past weeks, as more news outlets report on Lin, his game and his story, AAJA has noticed factual inaccuracies about Lin’s background as well as an alarming number of references that rely on stereotypes about Asians or Asian Americans, the media advisory reads.
Know the facts and the danger zones before reporting. Go to National president Doris Truong’s Tumblr to read the full guide.