Founded in 1981, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a non-profit professional and educational organization with more than 1,600 members.
Since 1985, Seattle’s AAJA chapter has provided scholarships for students, professional development for journalists and service to the community in the Pacific Northwest.
The Seattle chapter promotes the association’s three-part mission:
- To encourage young Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to enter the ranks of journalism.
- To promote fair and accurate coverage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
- To increase the number of Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists and news managers in the industry.
AAJA Seattle’s 100-plus members work throughout Washington state in print, television, radio and online media.
AAJA is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status. Donations are tax-deductible.