Tag Archives: journalism

Advice for mid-career journalists & students from AAJA Detroit convention

Advice for Mid-Career Journalists from Yuki Kokubo on Vimeo. Journalist Yuki Kokubo interviewed a sampling of speakers (including me) at the recent Detroit convention of Asian American Journalists Association, and though she didn’t have a pre-planned script when she began taking to people, the consistent theme that emerged from the speakers themselves was advice for […]

visualizAsian’s back! Meet Roxana Saberi, journalist & author of “Between Two Worlds”

Erin and I took a summer hiatus, but visualizAsian.com is back, and proud to kick off a new season of interviews with a conversation with Iranian-Japanese American journalist Roxana Saberi, whose recent book, “Between Two Worlds,” chronicles the harrowing experience of being imprisoned, charged with espionage and sentenced to eight years in a notorious Iranian […]

Why it’s important for me to be part of AAJA and in the company of Asian American journalists

Tak Toyoshima, creator of “Secret Asian Man,” and Jeff Yang, one of the editors of the recently-published book “Secret Identities,” sign copies at the 2009 AAJA Convention in Boston. “Where are you from?” “So, where are YOU from?” “Hi, where’re you from?” I was in Boston a couple of weeks ago, at a convention where […]

Euna Lee & Laura Ling thank-you video for supporters

This is a nice touch in the age of social media — direct communication with the people who supported their cause and hoped and prayed for their release with petitions, Facebook posts, Tweets and candlelight vigils. It’s nice timing, since the plenary session for the first full day of the Asian American Journalism Association convention […]

Denver AAJA chapter to host candlelight vigil for Euna Lee and Laura Ling

Journalism can be a dangerous business. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 735 have been killed so far since Jan. 1, 1992 when the organization began keeping track. Many others are kidnapped or imprisoned while they do their work, covering conflicts and uncovering injustices all over the world. Sometimes, like in the case of […]