Tag Archives: Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship

2017 Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship Reception – May 11 at KIRO-TV

Join Seattle’s Asian American Journalists Association, the Seattle Association of Black Journalists and KIRO 7 as we award the aspiring student journalists who have won this year’s Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarships, the Patricia Fisher Endowed Scholarship, the AAJA Seattle Founders Scholarship and the Northwest Journalists of Color-KIRO 7 Internship.

We’ll hear from keynote speaker Amina Al-Sadi of KUOW’s The Record, and we’ll also invite each of the scholarship winners to briefly speak about their career ambitions. This year’s NJC winners are Hailey Robinson, Ronnie Estoque, Elizabeth Alvarado, Agatha Pacheco and Starla Sampaco, who is also the winner of this year’s Founders Scholarship.

Rhea Panela has been selected as the KIRO-TV/Northwest Journalists of Color summer intern.

Peter Choi will also be recognized for his outstanding service.

Light appetizers will be served.

The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday May 11 at KIRO-TV. Please RSVP to this Facebook invitation so we have an approximate head count before the event.

(more…)

Posted in Events, Students | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on 2017 Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship Reception – May 11 at KIRO-TV

NJC Pizza Night at Mountlake Terrace High School on March 24

AAJA Seattle will be hosting a Northwest Journalists of Color (NJC) Scholarship Pizza Night in partnership with The Hawkeye at Mountlake Terrace High School.
The event will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24 at MTHS (21801 44th Ave. W. in Mountlake Terrace), in room 130.
We will be providing information about the NJC Scholarship, which is open to high school seniors in Washington as well as college students who are Washington residents or enrolled in a college or university in Washington and pursuing journalism.
AAJA Seattle administers the scholarship and we are currently accepting applications through May 3. I have attached a PDF of the application, but an online version is also available on our chapter website at www.aajaseattle.org/scholarships (online applications are preferred).

(more…)

Posted in Events, Members, Programs, Students | Tagged , , | Comments Off on NJC Pizza Night at Mountlake Terrace High School on March 24

Lori Matsukawa inducted into the Silver Circle

Posted on by maiphoang

lorie

Longtime KING5 anchor and AAJA Seattle co-founder has been inducted in the Silver Circle by the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The Silver Circle includes a group of standout media professionals who have started their careers at least 25 years ago and have made a significant contribution to both the television industry and their communities.

Lori’s contributions for AAJA Seattle and the Asian American journalist community are numerous. She has mentored countless young journalists who are now in successful careers of their own. She play an instrumental role in the launch of the Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship, which has helped fund the journalism studies of more than 130 students since its inception in 1986.

Earlier this week, Lori was the keynote speaker at the annual Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship reception. Here a snippet of her speech:

When aspiring journalists ask me what it takes to be a journalist — the answer doesn’t involve what apps you use (though that helps) or how many friends you have on Facebook or followers on Twitter (though that helps, too). Rather, what it takes — is entirely within yourself.  Your attitude, your determination, your willingness to try and try again. 

Lori has been a living example of this in her long and amazing career. All of us at AAJA Seattle are inspired by Lori daily.

Lori and the other Silver and Gold Circle inductees were recognized in a special reception Friday night and will also be recognized during the 2014 Northwest Emmy Awards. A live stream of the Awards can be found here and starts at 4 p.m. this evening.

Congrats, Lori!

Posted in Members, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Lori Matsukawa inducted into the Silver Circle

Congrats to our 2014 Northwest Journalists of Color Scholars!

10382770_10152188658335292_3432694312942083160_n
(more…)

Posted in Programs, Students | Tagged , | Comments Off on Congrats to our 2014 Northwest Journalists of Color Scholars!