AAJA Florida is a chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. We are a small chapter with an average of 40-50 members throughout the state. AAJA is a non-profit organization. Our mission is:
- To provide a means of association and support among Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists.
- To provide encouragement, information, advice and scholarship assistance to Asian American and Pacific Islander students who aspire to professional journalism careers.
- To provide to the Asian American and Pacific Islander 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
Board elections are held every two years, with notices going out by email or on our Facebook page.
The 2013 Chapter Board is:
- President: Valerie Boey
- Vice President: Adam Vance
- Secretary: Open
- Treasurer: Belinda Ivey
- National Board Representative: Victoria Lim
AAJA is also part of the UNITY alliance, and we often meet up with our colleagues from state and local chapters of NABJ, NAHJ, NAJA, NLGJA, SPJ and FSNE. Check back often on our website and on AAJA Florida’s Facebook page for more information on local events with our partners.
Each year, the AAJA annual convention is held in a different city. Every four years, we gather with our alliance partners and meet for the UNITY convention each summer. The 2012 UNITY convention has just passed, but we are looking forward to the next AAJA convention in New York City. For more information, visit the New York 2012 convention page on AAJA’s website.