Denver chapter of AAJA to host Asian Community Media Training Workshop

Learn from members of the media on how get the word out about your community’s or organization’s event, or your group’s performance!

Who: Denver chapter of Asian American Journalists Association
What: Asian Community Media Training for leaders within the local Asian and Asian communities, as well as performers and leaders within groups and organizations interested in media outreach
Date: Saturday, May 21
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Where: 9News Training Room, 500 Speer Blvd., Denver, CO 80203
How Much: Early bird price is $25 per person; $35 after April 30
Contact: AAJA Denver Vice President Joe Nguyen,, 303-378-9832



Asians are often under-represented in the mainstream media, unless there’s a story about a tragedy (like currently in Japan), a gang-related crime, or a stereotypical story about model-minority Asian students getting straight A’s. If you’ve ever wondered how to get your community’s news on the air, or reported in the newspapers, here’s your chance to learn from the pros: Professionals who work in television stations and newspapers.

Join members of AAJA Denver, the Association of Asian American Journalists, as we offer an introduction to reaching out and creating relationships with the local media outside your communities.

The Asian Community Media Workshop will be designed to help you get the word out about your community, event or performance.

We’ll help you understand how the media work, how to tell if you have a good story, and how to write a press release that grabs the attention of a reporter, editor or assignment desk. There will be hands-on breakout sessions so you can have your own press releases critiqued in one session, or get help putting together a press release in another. You’ll learn how you need to adjust your approach if you’re contacting TV instead of print media.

AAJA Denver’s Asian Community Media Training will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 21 at 9News, 500 Speer Blvd. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

Space is limited but you can reserve your attendance at Send in your check before April 30 and take advantage of our Early Bird special, $25. The fee will be $35 after April 30 and at the door. Contact Joe Nguyen,, 303-378-9832 for more information.

This workshop is sponsored by AAJA Denver, 9News and the Asian Chamber of Commerce.



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