1. To provide a means of association and support among Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists.
2. To provide encouragement, information, advice and scholarship assistance to Asian American and Pacific Islander students who aspire to professional journalism careers.
3. To provide to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community an awareness of news media and an understanding of how to gain fair access.
4. To research and point out when news media organizations stray from accuracy and fairness in the coverage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
The Asian American Journalists Association was founded in 1981 as a nonprofit professional and educational organization for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The organization counts more than 2,000 members nationwide and works to encourage young people to consider a career in journalism, develop managers in the news industry and promote fair and accurate news coverage.
The San Diego chapter of AAJA has members working in and around San Diego. The chapter hosts professional development and networking opportunities for journalists in the area.
To join AAJA or learn more, visit http://www.aaja.org/membership.