More than 20 AAJA-Asia chapter members made their way to the annual journalism conference, this year in New York in August 21-24. That’s record attendance for the Asia chapter at a national convention, out of nearly 1,400 people who registered this year.
Long-time AAJA-Asia leader Professor Ying Chan received the Lifetime Achievement Award, but that wasn’t the only news to celebrate. The national board also announced that AAJA-Asia had won the Chapter of Year Award again — for the second year in a row!
The announcement was made on the first day of the conference, and we celebrated at our chapter meet-up with cupcakes (it was also Seoul VP Hannah Bae’s birthday!).
Members also caught up with one another throughout the conference. Many were at the investigative reporting workshop held by the IRE.
AAJA-Asia president Ramy Inocencio, and members Andrew Lih and Michael Logan also spoke on panels. Andrew and Michael spoke about the future of digital news; and Ramy on working in Asia.
Ramy was also interviewed by students covering the convention who were curious about what it is like working as a foreign journalist in Asia. AAJA-Asia secretary Wendy Tang and board member Eldes Tran also appeared in AAJA Voices.
Read the full story by Frances Wang, USC student.
Watch the broadcast, starting at 4:00.
The final convention event was the Gala and Awards Night, at which Professor Chan accepted her Lifetime Achievement Award.
Kudos to the New York chapter for pulling off a rewarding and fun convention!