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AAJA-Denver hosts its holiday mixer Dec. 9

Come join Denver’s Asian American Journalists Association chapter (AAJA-Denver) as it hosts its annual holiday mixer from 5 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 9 at Wild Bangkok Bar and Grill in Denver.

AAJA-Denver is supplying a cornucopia of appetizers and there will be drink specials until 7 p.m. Specials include $2 bottles of Chang beer, $10 Chang towers (96 oz.),  and 2-for-1 house wine, wells and drafts. Continue reading

Denver’s Asian American Journalists Association chapter elects new leadership

The Asian American Journalists Association’s Denver chapter (AAJA-Denver) recently wrapped up its 2012 elections. The new officers will begin their term on Jan. 1.

Vice President Joe Nguyen will take over for outgoing President Gil Asakawa, who has served the role since 2009. KDVR reporter Chris Jose is the new vice president. Tillie Fong and Andy Vuong were re-elected as secretary and treasurer, respectively. Continue reading

AAJA-Denver August meeting

It’s that time again, AAJA-Denverites. Our next meeting will take place:

Date: Sunday, Aug. 21
Time: 1 p.m.
Place: SunBurst Grill, 2295 S. Chambers Road, Aurora [map]
Cost: Whatever you eat.

Should be a good meeting to recap our fundraiser during dragon boat and the AAJA national convention, as well as look forward to our future projects in the fall.

If you have any questions, contact Joe at jnguyen@denverpost.com or 303-378-9832.

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, joe@asiaxpress.com, 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 http://bit.ly/media-training. 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, joe@asiaxpress.com, 303-378-9832 for more information.

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


AAJA Denver members find new jobs

Congratulations to our members who are starting new jobs!

Audra Ensign
Audra now works at High Noon Productions. She had previously worked as a reporter at KWGN and attended Colorado State University.

Brandon Iwamoto
Brandon is the new photographer at the Farmington Daily-Times in Farmington, N.M. He had previously attended Colorado State University.

Joe Nguyen
Joe is a new community journalist at Your Hub. He had previously worked at The Aurora Sentinel and attended Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Denver becomes 21st AAJA chapter

LOS ANGELES – The Asian American Journalists Association board of directors voted unanimously to approve Denver as its 21st chapter on Aug. 8 during the organization’s annual convention at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel.

“We just added another star to the flag,” AAJA National President Sharon Chan wrote on her Twitter feed.

Photos from AAJA and CABJ’s ‘Women of Color in Broadcast Journalism’ panel

Check out more photos from AAJA and CABJ’s “Women of Color in Broadcast Journalism” panel on March 20, 2010 at the 9News community room in Denver.