The Asian American Journalists’ Association just broke the news that The O’Reilly Factor‘s Executive Producer David Tabacoff has agreed to a sit-down meeting with AAJA and other representatives of the Asian American community at the NYC Chinatown’s Museum of Chinese in America.
After the jump is AAJA’s full statement.
Earlier this month, Donald Trump spoke to a rally in Portland, Maine where he repeated one of his most infamous platform positions: that, as president, he would restrict immigration from so-called “terrorist nations” which he has previously said would include Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.
On August 6, however, Trump offered an expanded list of “terrorist nations” he would blacklist with regard to new immigrants, adding Morocco, Somalia, Yemen, Uzbekistan, Pakistan and the Philippines.
While providing this expanded list, Trump reportedly said that refugees from all “terrorist nations” should be banned from entry into the United States.
“We’re dealing with animals,” he said of immigrants from these countries, including Filipino and Pakistani immigrants. Later on the Charlie Rose show, Trump was asked if he would include nations like Belgium or France in his list of “terrorist nations,” given the recent spate of high-profile terrorist attacks; Trump declined to comment.
The Asian American Journalists Association is currently seeking applicants for several scholarships and grants aimed at promoting and supporting journalism students. Virtually all of them are due in the next two months, and all of them seem like super-cool opportunities to provide financial aid to in-need students. The funding opportunities are available to students interested in journalism whether in traditional news media outlets or online.
Here’s the list of stuff currently available:
AAJA is paticularly interested in finding applicants for the CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship, which provides $5000 in support for college, as well as offsets cost of travel to the AAJA national conference.
Check out the AAJA website, and get to applying folks!
Are you a high school student and aspiring journalist — which I promise you is a way cooler and glorious life than that of the part-time hobbyist blogger?
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), the nation’s foremost association for Asian American journalists and writers, has an awesome summer program just for you! J-Camp is a travelling 6-day summer camp that connects high school students with contemporary journalist professionals to foster more journalists of colour in the otherwise traditionally White male-dominated news industry. J-Camp is also all-expenses paid, including lodging, travel and meals summer camp!
This year’s J-Camp will be held at Emerson College in Boston, MA. Applicants are in their freshman, sophomore, or junior year of high school, and the program is open to kids of all races and ethnicities! Applications are due March 16, 2014!
Here’s the website for the full information including the application process, but I’ll tell you that if I were still 16 years old, I would totally want to do this!