The 24th Annual AAJA (Asian American Journalists Association) Convention and Career Fair will be held in Washington D.C. from Aug. 13-16.
Here are 10 Things you should know about it:
- Headlining our gala will be Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas and actor Maulik Pancholy.
- Offering more than 50 workshops to help improve core skills and making sure journalists return to their newsrooms abreast of the latest tools and trends.
- Partnering with industry leaders to offer immersive full-day bootcamp from $5 to $50 on Wednesday, Aug. 13, to sharpen your investigative, data journalism, international reporting and more. You don't have to be an AAJA member to register for these bootcamps. Open to all to attend.
- Launching a Media Institute to train diverse experts and thought leaders to be better media sources in print, on air and online.
- Hosting a free Media Access workshop for non-profit leaders. The workshops aim to teach local community leaders, non-profits, and business owners how to "get their news in the news." You can still sign up
- Looking for a job? Media companies are recruiting from all market sizes and platforms.
- Looking to shop? Our Annual silent auction is available online this year. Big ticket items range from Hawaiian vacation packages to tech gadgets to a commemorative football signed by the Super Bowl-winning Seahawk coach and more.
- Not sure what to wear? Check out our pinterest board on convention style.
- Featuring acclaimed pianist Jenny Lin in an exclusive piano concert.
- Love to sing? AAJA always ends our convention with karaoke!
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