The Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association

Rescheduled: Freelance Workshop, Jan. 10

The AAJA workshop on careers in freelance journalism has been rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 10. Please RSVP to Michelle Woo at, even if you had already RSVP’d for the previously scheduled event. Hope to see you there!

So You Wanna Freelance?

A workshop on careers in freelance journalism

Want to break into freelancing or boost your chances of getting work? Come to AAJA-LA’s freelance workshop! A great lineup of panelists in print and broadcast will talk about the demands, the difficulties and the rewards of freelance journalism. Learn about finding the best media outlets for your stories, pitching ideas effectively and maintaining relationships with editors and producers.

When: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Jan. 10

Where: Los Angeles Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles 90012

Parking: The Los Angeles Times garage, 213 Spring St., between 2nd and 3rd streets

Cost: Free to the public

Refreshments will be provided

MUST RSVP by Jan. 6 to:


Kai Ma is a senior writer at KoreAm Journal. She has reported for magazines, newspapers and websites in California and New York, and has covered a range of topics, including pop culture, art, fashion, dating, and Asian American communities. In 2000, she began working as a production assistant for “Matters of Race,” a 2003 PBS documentary, produced by Orlando Bagwell, that explored the impact of race and ethnicity in one of the most diverse hospitals in Los Angeles. During graduate study at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, she reported for Newsday’s general assignment and health desks, then traveled to South Korea to write about North Korean defectors who reside in capitalist Seoul. She has written for New York magazine, Time Out New York,, Hyphen magazine, Angeleno magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is also the co-author of “The Awful Truth,” a relationship column published in Audrey magazine.


Albert Kim is a TV writer and journalist. He has written for numerous magazines, including Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Time and Men’s Fitness. As an editor, he has worked at People, Details, Entertainment Weekly and Sports Illustrated. For television, he has written episodes of the upcoming TNT drama, Leverage, as well as the FX drama, Dirt. He was also the Senior News Director at ESPN, where he co-created the entertainment news program, ESPN Hollywood. A graduate of Princeton University, he currently lives in Manhattan Beach, Calif. with his wife and two children.

Elyse Glickman, based in Sherman Oaks, has built her freelance writing and editing “business” by multi-tasking and developing an expertise in a variety of subjects including food & wine, interior design, fashion, wellness and travel. A willingness to work for a variety of media genres for business-to-business and consumer audiences has also kept business coming in, even in tough economic times. She is the U.S. West Coast Editor for New Zealand-based fashion magazine LUCIRE and the current editor-at-large for Beverage Industry News. Her article credits include From House to HOME, Wedding Vow, Media That Delivers (publishers of hotel specialty magazines), Audrey, Fit, Enchanted Bride, MetroMix,, Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia, Food & Beverage, Nuvo, NEO, La Reppubblica, The Jewish Journal, The Jewish Exponent and Las Vegas Woman.

Victoria Namkung covers fashion, entertainment, design, travel and food for publications such as USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, C magazine and She began her career as an editorial assistant at Los Angeles magazine and covered Hollywood for four years for InStyle. In addition to teaching writing courses at UC Santa Barbara and 826LA, Victoria raises money for her family’s nonprofit organization Kids of Kilimanjaro. She lives in Los Angeles and enjoys playing tennis, is an amateur tap dancer and writes the Las Angelenas blog.

Chip Yost has worked as an on-air investigative and general assignment reporter at television stations in Los Angeles, Denver, San Diego, Tucson and Yuma. Currently, Chip is working as a full-time freelance reporter at KTLA. Chip’s investigative reports have earned him numerous awards, including a Columbia University duPont Silver Baton, an Emmy and three consecutive first place awards for investigative reporting from the Arizona Associated Press Broadcasters Association. Chip is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the University of Cincinnati College of Business Administration.

Phillip Ige is a photojournalist for KTLA Channel 5. Phil discovered TV news when he gathered his first breaking news story at 19 years old during his time at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut. Phil’s first job as a news photographer came in 1998 at KERO, the ABC affiliate in Bakersfield. As the years moved forward, Phil has worked in markets like Santa Barbara, CA and Norfolk, VA. After 5 years in the San Diego market(KSWB, KNSD), he packed his bags and moved back home to L.A to work for KTLA. He’s been there for 8 months now. In July of this year, Phil earned his very first Emmy Award for his achievement in News Photography.