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*DEADLINE EXTENDED*: APPLY FOR AAJA EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM & $1200 STIPEND!

Dear AAJA-Asia member, Do you want to give your career a boost? Are you ready to be a leader in your news organization? AAJA’s Executive Leadership Program has been transformative for those of us who went through the training. AAJA-Asia’s board recognizes the value of ELP, and we are offering one $1200 stipend to cover …

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Letter of Candidacy – National Board Representative (Oanh Ha)

AAJA is my family. There’s no other way to describe my relationship with this unique community that first welcomed me as a high school scholarship recipient. While at the national convention this summer, I ran into an AAJA friend who still remembered giving me that scholarship when I was a teenager. There are many journalism and media organizations, but …

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Letter of Candidacy – National Board Representative (Blessing Waung)

Dear AAJA-Asia, I first was involved with AAJA as a high school student, aspiring to become a journalist and admiring those established in their journalism careers. It has been such a special experience to be a part of our chapter here in Asia, to meet incredible friends and mentors, and to be a part of others’ journeys in …

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Letter of Candidacy – VP of Seoul (Tae-hoon Lee)

Many journalists in South Korea, including myself, have long been forced to work as the government’s mouthpiece and now increasingly for family-run chaebols. It is no secret that local journalists have no choice but to write state-funded or chaebol-backed advertorials without any mention of them being paid content if they want to keep their job as media companies’ dependence …

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Candidate Letter: Blessing Waung for national representative

Post: National Board Representative Candidate: Blessing Waung   Blessing’s letter of candidacy: Dear members, When I first heard of AAJA, I was a mere high school student, aspiring to become a journalist and researching all the amazing conferences, events and people who were a part of this organization. Ten years later, I’m so proud to say …

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Candidate Letter: Jeremiah Foo for board member

Post: At-large board member A (term until December 2016) Candidate: Jeremiah Foo   Letter of Candidacy: Dear Sir/Madam, I would like to tender this letter of candidacy for consideration to fill the position of At-large board member of AAJA-Asia. My journalistic career began in Malaysia, as a feature writer for Star Publications for almost seven years covering …

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Candidate Letter: Angie Lau and Yuriko Nagano for co-presidents

AAJA-Asia Chapter Elections 2015-16: Candidate Letters Post: Chapter President Candidates: Angie Lau and Yuriko Nagano (Co-presidency)   Angie Lau: I am incredibly humbled to step forward to ask for your support as co-president of AAJA Asia Chapter, which I hope to share with Yuriko Nagano. As many of you know, I’ve been a stalwart supporter of AAJA …

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2014 Chapter Elections: Hailey Ren statement for Student Representative

Hailey Ren, mainland China Student Representative (Shantou University)   Thank you for giving me the opportunity to write the first candidate letter in English. My name is Hailey Ren, a junior student in Shantou University and AAJA student member. My major is International Journalism and I plan to study media further. The experiences of the …

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2014 Chapter Elections: Ramy Inocencio statement for President

Ramy Inocencio, Hong Kong Candidate for AAJA-Asia president   Dear fellow AAJA-Asia members –   We’ve had a terrific 2014 with record-setting attendance at our annual New.Now.Next International Media Conference and have won Chapter of the Year twice in a row in both 2012 and 2013 – something no other chapter has done before. I’m …

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