AAJA Seattle member Marian Liu writes on AAJA leadership program
[photo from AAJA.org]
Liu was the 2009 recipient of the AAJA/Newspaper Association of American Foundation Minority Fellowship, which covered her expenses for the ELP program, which looks at how Asian American and Pacific Islander values relate to high-level decision-making processes and leadership development.
Liu writes about why she became a journalist, what drew her to the ELP program and how the program increased her confidence and leadership skills.
Here’s an excerpt from the piece:
But after years in the industry, I ran into the same walls as those before me. Managers spoke about my â€œpotential,â€ yet I was never able to realize this â€œpotential.â€ But, the Executive Leadership Program provided me the blueprint to gain that footing to climb upwards.
In August,Â Liu directed the first fully multimedia-enabled student project at the AAJA National Convention in Boston. This year’s AAJA Voices staff covered the convention through a variety of media platforms.
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