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Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with AAJA Seattle – Jan. 21. 2017

AAJA Seattle Lunar New Year Banquet (1)

Make some noise for the year of the rooster, with the Seattle chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association!

Each year, AAJA Seattle holds this banquet and silent auction to celebrate the start of a new year. It’s a time to eat together, watch performances, and kick off another year of programming.

Silent auction proceeds will go toward the chapter’s general fund. This year, the banquet will be held in Seattle at China Harbor.

ALL AGES ARE WELCOME.

You don’t have to be a journalist or Asian to attend, so please, encourage your friends and colleagues to attend. The more the merrier!

Discounted pre-sale tickets will be available until Jan. 20 at 11:59 p.m. After that, tickets at the door will be $50 ($25 for students), so get your tickets early and save!

China Harbor offers FREE PARKING in the lot in front of the restaurant.

Menu

China Harbor Appetizer Plate
Seafood hot and sour soup
Spicy salt and peppered prawns
General Tso’s chicken
Pork chop in Peking Sauce
Broccoli beef
Kung pao cabbage
Chicken fried rice
Steamed fish filet with wine sauce
Seasonal fresh fruit

Get your tickets

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday Jan 21, 2017
WHERE: China Harbor, 2040 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
TICKETS: Presale: $30 for AAJA/SPJ members, $40 General Admission, $25 Students/Children | $50 day-of/at the door.

Get your tickets at http://aajalny2017.brownpapertickets.com

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Get your tickets to the AAJA Seattle Chef Showcase 2016

10604668_682149841866225_6921916299993711362_oThe AAJA Seattle Chef Showcase is back this year, featuring a great lineup of Seattle food and wine to be enjoyed at the top floor of the Columbia Tower at the Columbia Tower Club.

The event will be 6 p.m. Monday, remedy August 29 at the Columbia Tower Club.

Some of the most exciting chefs working in the Seattle food scene today are donating their time to demonstrate recipes. This year’s lineup of fabulous chefs includes Lisa Nakamura of Gnocchi Bar, Garrett Doherty of Kraken Congee, Jutamas Kwan Kanjanamai of Noi Thai and Kenneth Lee of Lionhead.

Drinks this year will be provided by Tranche Cellars and Fremont Brewing.

Advanced tickets are $25 for AAJA Members (limit one ticket per member) and $40 for the general public. Tickets at the door will be $50 for everyone. You must be 21 or older to attend the Chef Showcase.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Asian American Journalists Association Seattle chapter. AAJA Seattle is dedicated to promoting diversity in local newsrooms and fair coverage of Asian Americans in the media. Our programs include college scholarships for aspiring journalists, career development and community outreach to local nonprofit organizations.

 

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AAJA Seattle announces new chapter secretary

AAJA Seattle is pleased to announce that Shirley Qiu will be chapter secretary through 2017, filling a vacated position.

Shirley QIu

Shirley QIu

Shirley Qiu is a digitally-focused journalist working as Features Producer at The Seattle Times. She graduated from the University of Washington in 2015 with a degree in Journalism and International Studies. Before working at the Times, she had written features and news stories for The Daily of the University of Washington, Seattle Met magazine, The Seattle Globalist, and The Jakarta Globe.

She joined AAJA’s Seattle chapter at the beginning of this year, and she looks forward to helping the chapter support Asian-American journalists and promote newsroom diversity.

Shirley joins Chapter President Venice Buhain (The Seattle Globalist), Vice President of Events Natasha Chen (KIRO-TV), Vice President of Programs Jovelle Tamayo (independent photojournalist), Chapter Treasurer Sarah Wallace (freelance journalist) and National Advisory Board Representative Audrey Carlsen (Seattle Times).

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AAJA Seattle board news: New VP of Programs, call for Secretary nominations

Welcome Jovelle Tamayo, VP of Programs

AAJA Seattle is happy to announce that Jovelle Tamayo has stepped up to fill our board vacancy for Vice President of Programs. The VP of Programs heads our workshops, training and other programs for members.

IMG_4416Jovelle Tamayo is an independent visual journalist who joined the AAJA Seattle community early this year. Jovelle’s photos have appeared in outlets including The Seattle Globalist, South Seattle Emerald, Seattle Weekly, BuzzFeed News, The New York Times, Esquire, The Star-Ledger, and GMNews.com. Previously, she studied Political Science and French at Rutgers University, where she served terms as Editor-in-Chief and Photography Editor of the school’s independent daily newspaper, The Daily Targum. She also interned at Aperture Foundation and The Times Herald-Record through the Dow Jones News Fund Program.

As the new VP of Programs, Jovelle looks forward to producing professional development and engagement opportunities for AAJA Seattle and the community at-large.

Jovelle joins Chapter President Venice Buhain (The Seattle Globalist), Vice President of Events Natasha Chen (KIRO-TV), Chapter Treasurer Sarah Wallace (freelance journalist) and National Advisory Board Representative Audrey Carlsen (Seattle Times).

Call for nominations for Chapter Secretary

We have a vacancy on our board for chapter secretary, and we are calling for nominations through June 5. Being on the board is a great way to get involved in AAJA locally and nationally and to work for boosting diversity in journalism. The secretary position takes the lead on chapter communications, keeps minutes at meetings and is in charge of elections. The position will be through December 2017.

Please contact AAJA Seattle chapter president Venice Buhain at venice@seattleglobalist.com if you have any questions or if you want to nominate yourself or someone else for the secretary position.

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April 11 deadline for 2016 Northwest Journalists of Color and Founders’ scholarships

Scholarship winners and journalists at the 2015 Northwest Journalists of Color and Patricia Fisher Endowed Scholarship Reception at KIRO TV.

For nearly 30 years, the Northwest Journalists of Color have coordinated scholarships for aspiring journalists. The NJC’s members belong to the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), Seattle Association of Black Journalists Association of Seattle (SABJ), National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA). Since 1983, the NJC and AAJA have given more than $150,000 in scholarships.

You do not need to identify as a student of color to apply for this scholarship. Strong preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the importance of diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences in newsrooms.

NJC

You are eligible to apply for NJC if you meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • You are a Washington resident
  • You are a current high school junior or senior attending high school in Washington
  • You are a current student attending a four-year college, community college or vocational college who will be attending school this fall (does not have to be a Washington state college)

What scholarship winners receive:

  • Scholarship money to students who intend to pursue careers in journalism
  • An invitation to an awards ceremony and reception in early June attended by other media professionals in the area
  • A professional journalist mentor
  • Application materials for the Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship:

AAJA Seattle Founders’ Scholarship

Only AAJA Seattle Student Members are eligible. The Founders’ Scholarship was established in 2000 to honor Frank Abe, Ron Chew and Lori Matsukawa, who founded the AAJA Seattle chapter in 1985. The scholarship covers a student registration fee for 2016 National Convention. The 26th Annual AAJA National Convention will be held at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, August 10-13, 2016. A small stipend for travel and accommodations is available. At the very end of the application below, please indicate if you’d like to be considered for the Founders’ Scholarship.

How to apply for NJC and the Founders Scholarship

Make a copy of this Google doc OR this Microsoft Word document. Please send your completed application and any related materials in ONE e-mail to Anika Anand at anikaanand00@gmail.com with the subject line “NJC Scholarship.”

A completed application form
Resume (optional)
A 500-word essay
Statement of financial need
Three samples of your best journalistic work

 

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