The Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association

Flash mentoring workshop for early- to mid-career journalists

Feel stuck in your career? Uncertain about your next move? Should you jump from newspapers to TV or online? Do grunt work at a large media outlet in hopes of a better gig there? For journalists early in their careers, this is a time of great uncertainty and great opportunity. The answers used to be obvious: do good work and move to a bigger newspaper or TV station. That ladder doesn’t exist anymore. You can go far, fast, if you play it right.


Join AAJA-LA for a flash mentoring workshop. We’ll start with some quick presentations, then go to one-on-one mentoring sessions and conclude with a mixer where everyone can mingle. Bring your resume and work samples so your mentor has an idea of where you’re coming from. But the idea is to focus on career guidance rather than clip critiques.


Space is limited! Sign up early so we have more time to match you with the perfect mentor. Send your resume, a few work samples and some thoughts about your career goals to Deadline is April 17.


Everyone is welcome, but priority will be given to AAJA-LA members — please renew your membership and indicate in your application that you’re a member. 


If you’d like to be a mentor, drop me a line, too.


Speakers will include:

Ashley Dunn — page one editor at the Los Angeles Times and president of AAJA-LA

Luis Gomez — engagement editor at the San Diego Union Tribune and founder of the RunGomez job newsletter

More to come depending on the interests of the mentees

Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m.

Cindy Chang’s house in Atwater Village 

Brunch provided

Cindy Chang

Staff writer, Los Angeles Times

VP of Career Development, AAJA-LA