NBC hires AAJA-LA member Hetty Chang

NBC4 Southern California has announced that Hetty Chang will join the station as a multi-media reporter covering Los Angeles’ South Bay. Chang will report regularly on stories originating from Long Beach, Torrance, Inglewood, Palos Verdes and Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo Beaches on NBC4’s 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts beginning

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Year in Review: Trivia Bowl XVII a resounding success — again

 OCTOBER 2012 Imagine combining the competitive pressure of Jeopardy with a colorful Mardi Gras celebration and you end up with the AAJA-LA Chapter’s Trivia Bowl, held on October 12, 2012, hosted by David Ono and ABC7. In its seventeenth year, AAJA-LA’s signature event is recognized as the “Granddaddy” of Chapter

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Year in Review: V3 Conference awards journalists for vision, visibility, voice

AUGUST 2012 By Jenny Lin and Robert Moran It was a night of vision, visibility and voice. At the opening ceremony of the V3 conference, four awards were given out:  one Vision, two Visibility, and one Voice award. More than 200 people attended the the V3 Digital Media Conference opening

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Year in Review: V3 Conference reception ‘perfect,’ attendee says

AUGUST 2012 By Mariecar Mendoza More than 200 people kicked off of the first-ever V3 Conference on August 24, under the stars and lanterns that dotted the sky of the open-air courtyard at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena. Visibly armed with smartphones and digital cameras illustrating just how interactive

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Year in Review: Media access workshop aids community groups

  JULY 2012 By Anh Do  Everyone needs access. And if you’re in the community, looking to get your news in the news across Southern California, one way to figure out how to do that is to talk to journalists. That’s right, the folks covering stories or actually assigning stories

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Year in Review: Pre-UNITY Mixer fires up membership for Vegas

JUNE 2012 By Jackie Tiongson UNITY was in August 2012, but the Los Angeles celebrations officially began at KTLA studios in late  June. About 100 attendees came out for the pre-UNITY mixer, where members from participating groups came together to network and share their stories – all while snacking on freshly-made

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Year in Review: Storytellers gather for Steve Padilla’s Writers Workshop

MAY 2012 By Matt Stevens  Almost 100 AAJA-LA members and journalists from across Los Angeles got a treat in May listening to the LA Times’ Steve Padilla talk self-editing, storytelling and all things writing. Attendees who came out to KPCC’s Crawford Family Forum left with tips like skip to the

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Year in review: AAJA-LA/KTLA internship awarded to Jackie Tiongson

Jackie Tiongson is a Southern California native who has spent the last 4 years on the East Coast. She is a senior Broadcast Journalism major at Emerson College, in Boston, and reflected on her AAJA-LA/KTLA internship experience: “As the AAJA-LA intern for KTLA, I had a wonderful experience this summer.

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Year in Review: Meet AAJA-LA OC Register Scholarship recipient Connie Ho

  BIO Connie K. Ho is a Freelance Writer for online publications who has contributed to AOL Patch, Mochi Magazine, and Red Orbit. A graduate of the University of California, Irvine, she received a double major in English and International Studies as well as a minor in Spanish. She has

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