AAJA convention, August 4 to 7, Los Angeles

21st Annual Asian American Journalists Convention – you don’t have to be Asian or a member of AAJA to attend. Details below. -Mia


Event: 21st Annual Asian American Journalists Convention

When: August 4 to 7, 2010.

Where: Renaissance Hotel, 1755 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The annual Asian American Journalists Association returns to Los Angeles for the first time in 17 years August 4-7, 2010 at the Renaissance Hotel near the famous Hollywood & Highland entertainment complex. Our world-class program features panels and workshops to strengthen your skills in this dynamic field. Learn new technologies and techniques for investigative journalism, developing stories for multi-media platforms, covering ethnic communities and foreign coverage.

Some conference highlights:

Job recruiters from The Associated Press, CNN, The Detroit News, Eli Lilly and Company, Gannett Co., Inc, Gilead, Marketwire, The McClatchy Company, NBC News, The New York Times, NY Daily News, Social Imprints, USA TODAY, The Washington Post and more TBA.

Laura Ling, a correspondent for Current TV, who was detained in North Korea for 140 days and brought back to the U.S. by Bill Clinton. She has since become an advocate for imprisoned journalists around the world and trafficked women.

Ben Fong-Torres, a former senior editor and writer with Rolling Stone magazine, who was portrayed in Almost Famous, the 2000 film by Cameron Crowe. The Renaissance Media Man blazed trails both print and broadcast media during the revolutionary, counter-cultural civil rights-embattled 1960s.

AAJA’s founders and other Asian American media pioneers.

Free dinner cruise of the beautiful Long Beach Harbor, home of the historic Queen Mary. Transportation to and from the harbor included.

Opening night reception

Silent auction

Gala banquet

Networking mixers

Field trips to Disneyland, The Price Is Right TV show, Huntington Gardens

Register online or download the convention registration book which includes travel information, convention highlights, national awards forms, and more.


Registration: $300. On-site registration: $375. The first 100 registrants to book their hotel by May 1 get free Wi-Fi access in their rooms.

Here’s a video that introduces the history of AAJA, and its founders, six Los Angeles journalists.

Here is some more background info on AAJA’s history:


More info on the Vincent Chin story prominently featured in the promo:


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