The Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association

Aspiring journalists hear from panelists on how to get that first job

AAJA Los Angeles hosted a student workshop and resume critique for aspiring journalists.

The workshop, “How to Get Your First Job in News,” was held at the ABC7 Broadcast Center in Glendale on May 24.

Panelists included KABC News Anchor David Ono, KCBS/KCAL Managing Editor Paul Skolnick, Los Angeles Times Senior Editor Randy Hagihara, Los Angeles Times Online Producer Tenny Tatusian, KNX 1070 Radio News Director Julie Chin and People Magazine Assistant Editor Cynthia Wang. The workshop was moderated by Jinah Kim, AAJA president and NBC news correspondent.”

The panelists from television, print, radio and online media answered questions about how to “get that first job” in news media. It was followed by one-on-one critiques of resumes, writing samples and/or resume tapes for those who wanted professional feedback on their work.