The Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association



AAJA’s Executive Leadership Program (ELP) looks at how Asian American and Pacific Islander values relate to high-level decision-making processes and leadership development.

The program explores the responsibilities and challenges of the print, broadcast and online workplace and participants will gain an increased understanding of the corporate environment and will develop their own strategies for career enhancement.

The next ELP Introductory Session takes place, February 25 to March 1, 2009 in McLean, VA. near Washington, D.C. at Gannett Headquarters. 

ELP will feature the following speakers:

David Bohrman, Vice President and DC Bureau Chief, CNN

Jennifer Carroll, Vice President/Digital Content, Gannett Co., Inc.

Milton Coleman, Deputy Managing Editor, The Washington Post

Peter Copeland, Editor and General Manager, Scripps Media Center

David Ng, Executive Editor, The New York Daily News

Kate O’Brian, Vice President, ABC News

Virgil Smith, Vice President/Talent Management, Gannett Co., Inc.

The deadline to apply is December 30.

Additionally, the Newspaper Association of America has a minority fellowship which will send a newspaper journalist to ELP and will pay for tuition, transportation and housing for the program.

The deadline to apply is December 1.

Additional information on ELP and the NAA fellowship is available on the following pages:

For additional questions, contact Albert Lee at: 415.346.2051 x107 or email

The 2009 Introductory Session is supported by a new two-year grant from the McCormick Foundation.

The Introductory Session is hosted by Gannett Co., Inc. with additional sponsorship from CNN and People.