The Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association

LA-18/ABC7 Fellowship

What is the difference between mainstream and ethnic media news coverage?

With AAJA-LA’s innovative, “LA-18/ABC7 Diversity in Broadcast Media” fellowship, you will have an eye-opening valuable broadcast news coverage experience.

The AAJA-LA “Diversity in Broadcast Media” Fellowship is a five-month program that will allow a student journalist to explore, learn, and assist in the reporting on the Filipino community, the largest Asian sub-group in Southern California with a population of over half a million and an opportunity to compare that experience with one in mainstream media.

AAJA-LA will select a broadcast student to spend 10 weeks working at LA-18 for Kababayan LA — the nation’s first locally produced daily show specifically for and about the burgeoning Filipino community — to learn about LA’s Filipino community. After 10 weeks the selected candidate will spend the remainder of their internship with ABC7, the most watched television station in Southern California and West Coast flagship of the ABC television network.

The Chapter is looking for an undergraduate, or graduate student with solid writing skills and a comfort with asking a lot of questions. Applicants do not need to be Filipino to apply, but they should have an interest in learning about the Filipino culture.

In 2010, Filipinos were acknowledged for the first time in the Census in a separate race category outside of the general “Asian” category. A Historic Filipinotown was established in Los Angeles in 2002. However, to many others outside of Filipino and Filipino Americans, Filipino culture remains a mystery, despite its culturally rich, vibrant presence in Los Angeles.



Applicant must be an AAJA member

College or Graduate Students only



The internship will last for five months.

Intern is required to spend a minimum of 16hours a week on the fellowship.

AAJA-LA will offer a stipend of $4,000 to be distributed in two equal payments.



Submit your five strongest clips or videos,a cover letter with resume demonstrating knowledge or interest in the AAPI community.

Deadline to apply is September 25