How to land your first journalism job – May 15

Asian American Journalists Association’s Los Angeles Chapter invites you to workshop for students:

“HOW TO LAND YOUR FIRST JOURNALISM JOB: ADVICE FROM INDUSTRY INSIDERS”

Are you a graduating senior who wants to work in journalism or media? Or are you looking for your first internship at a newspaper, television/radio station, or website? Come to an exclusive event to talk to Los Angeles-based reporters, producers, editors, freelance journalists, and bloggers to get advice straight from the insiders.

You will get job hunting tips from award-winning journalists who have worked for KTLA 5, People, NBA.com, Yahoo!, The New York Times, National Public Radio and other outlets.  We will also provide complimentary lunch with the journalists and small group discussions based on your specific beat or media interest.

WHEN: Saturday, May 15th, 2010, 11am-1:30pm
WHERE: University of California, Los Angeles
118 Kerckhoff Hall 308 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90024 (look for signs)

= PANELIST LINE-UP =

  • BRYAN CHU — Bryan Chu is a reporter for NBA.com who covers the Los Angeles Lakers. His career has included stops at the San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Albany Times Union. He has also freelanced for ESPN the Magazine and The Associated Press. During his career, Chu has won numerous national and local awards for his work as a sports and criminal reporter. Chu graduated from UCLA and worked at the UCLA Daily Bruin all four years as a sports reporter.
  • PHIL IGE — Phil Ige is a videographer at KTLA Channel 5 in Los Angeles. His favorite mantra about his job: “Without us, it’s radio.” He takes a lot of pride in being a TV Photojournalist. Phil has worked at ABC (KERO) in Bakersfield, at the ABC affiliate in Santa Barbara, Norfolk, VA, at the NBC and WB affiliates in San Diego, and now he’s back home in L.A at KTLA.
  • COREY TAKAHASHI — Corey Takahashi is an independent journalist, audio producer, and photographer. He has worked as a staffer and freelancer in the print and broadcast industries, and he began his career as an editor at a start-up hip-hop magazine in New York. Corey currently contributes to NPR and PRI, among other media outlets. His freelance print work has appeared in the Best Music Writing anthology, The New York Times, and Vibe magazine.http://www.coreytakahashi.com/
  • KEN LEE — Ken Lee has worked as a reporter for PEOPLE magazine for the past six years. He covers the courts/crime beat, mostly for PEOPLE.com. Prior to this, he was a freelance reporter based in the Middle East for two years, covering the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and the Iraq war mostly for the New York Daily News and the BBC Online.
  • KIM BUI — Blogger, social media and web producer (Consumertrack)
  • LAWRENCE YEE — Senior web producer and programmer, specializing in entertainment coverage (Yahoo!, Emmy and Webby winner for Olympics coverage)

= LUNCH & REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED =

= FREE & OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS =

RSVP: The event is free and open to all, but please RSVP on Facebook at http://bit.ly/AAJAstudentpanel
HOW TO GET HERE:
Park: Structure 6 for $10: Enter from Westwood Boulevard and Strathmore
Transit: Take the Metro (2, 305, or the 720), Culver City Bus (6), or Big Blue Bus

TO LEARN MORE:

Go to http://aaja.org to learn about the Asian American Journalist Association

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