ABOUT AAJA

AAJA’s vision for diversity in media

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a membership, nonprofit educational and professional organization with more than 1,500 members across the United States and Asia. It is committed to advance diversity in newsrooms and ensure fair and accurate coverage of communities of color.

AAJA’s Asia Chapter is open to all media professionals and students who strive for diversity, inclusion and editorial excellence in the Asia Pacific region. Its mission is to:

  • Advance news diversity in Asia
  • Foster the next generation of journalists
  • Empower journalists from underrepresented communities
  • Strengthen trust in quality journalism and
  • Contribute to building more democratic and harmonious societies through fair representation in Asia news.

AAJA has over 1,500 members globally and about 200 members in Asia, although our extended community in Asia reaches over 4,000 journalists and students in journalism. It focusses on supporting APAC journalists in 4 main areas:

  • CARE: Protect and support journalists, especially those from underrepresented communities
  • CRAFT: Tools and skills that will help you become a better journalist
  • CONTENT: Insights to cover today’s most challenging news
  • CAREER: Guidance to take your journalism career to the next level