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, with four main strategic goals:

  • To provide a means of association and support among Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) journalists, and to advance their careers within the U.S. Media.
  • To provide encouragement, information, advice and scholarship assistance to AAPI students who aspire to professional journalism careers.
  • To provide to the AAPI community an awareness of news media and an understanding of how to gain fair access.
  • To research and point out when news media organizations stray from accuracy and fairness in the coverage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and AAPI issues.

AAJA-Asia’s extended mission

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. It upholds AAJA’s core values and goals and extends its mission’s scope beyond the strict boundaries of the AAPI community and US Media to all journalists and news organizations operating in this region. AAJA-Asia strives to:

  • Advance diversity (of gender, race, social class and age) and inclusion in media organizations
  • Support students interested in journalism
  • Advocate for fair media access
  • Support a diverse community of local and international multimedia journalists, media professionals and advocates for a vibrant press in the Asia Pacific region.