The Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association

AAJA Extends Convention News Project Deadline To March 27

The AAJA National Office has extended the Convention News Project student application deadline to March 27.

From the applications, 20 of the most promising students will be selected as finalists and given the opportunity for building skills and developing their portfolios. They will participate in pre-convention training that will include interactive online courses in interviewing, multimedia, ethics, and an option of visual and audio techniques. They will also be given pre-convention assignments covering issues related to the journalism industry today and/or the Asian American/Pacific Islander community. Of those students, 12 will be selected to cover the 2009 AAJA National Convention in Boston, with travel and hotel accommodations provided. On-site participation will be from Aug. 10-16.

Students can visit the following link for the application.

Thank you and please contact me if you have any questions.


Nao Vang

Student Programs Coordinator

Asian American Journalists Association

1182 Market Street, Suite 320

San Francisco, CA 94102

Telephone: 415-346-2051

Fax: 415-346-6343