AAJA Conference
June 19-24, 2006
4 Asian journalism students gather in Hawai'i for the Asian American Journalists Conference. Each is paired up with an NPR reporter/producer, and tasked with writing, reporting and producing a story in a week. Stay tuned to hear their stories, if they withstand the constant temptation of the "Mai Tai Bar," located steps from our workspace in the Royal Hawaiian hotel on Waikiki Beach.
AAJA Radio Students Blog it Out
The students write their impressions of the week. Learning to use a flash recorder, please your mentor, get the interview, edit sound on the computer...and what do students do at night in a tropical paradise, anyway?
Listen to The Beat (22:59)

Photo Gallery
From the opening reception at the Honolulu Academy of Arts

Watch a short preview of the radio show, with photos (1:57, RealMedia file)

Jen Chang

Jen Chang
Listen to Jen's story

Jen is a recent graduate of Johns Hopkins University in neuroscience and anthropology. She is an intern at WYPR's Marc Steiner Show, working for Maryland Morning. Jen started a news and public affairs show at WJHU, the student station at Johns Hopkins.

David Shih

David Shih
"3 oz. lighter" script
Listen to "3 Oz. Lighter"
Listen to "Dr. Sanjay Gupta interview"

David Shih is a grad student in epidemiology at U. of Maryland. He is currently doing a residency at University of Maryland Medical Center. He produced a show at KALX-FM, UC Berkeley's student-run station, and worked at KQED-FM for 3 years, as the outreach manager for their health show. His next challenge is a rotation at the CDC with the Epidemic Intelligence Service.

Ko Woon Im

"Korean Drama Craze" script
Listen to "Korean Drama Craze" (3:29)

Ko Woon "Kokonut" Im is currently an NPR intern and a junior at the University of Pennsylvania. She produced her own Asian pop show at KPRG in Guam, where she grew up. She has also hosted her own Asian-interest television show on campus, co-edited the Asian Pacific American Heritage Week supplement, worked at WXPN in Philadelphia and interned at KUAM-TV in Guam. Ko started the Penn chapter of AAJA.

Justine Ma
Listen to "Japananese Hula Dancers" (4:28)

Justine is heading into her last year of broadcast journalism at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. She has worked as both a beater and an anchor for CFML, the campus radio station. She has also produced a documentary about the introduction of wheelchair curling as a paralympic sport. Vancouver plays host to the 2010 Winter Olympics and Justine aims to be one of the reporters covering the events.

About Us

Next Generation Radio is a series of one-week, student radio training projects co-sponsored by NPR and several journalist and media organizations. The projects are designed to give students who are interested in radio and journalism an opportunity to report and produce their own radio story.

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Contact us

Asian American Journalists Association
Where Diversity Lives
Honolulu, Hawaii
June 19-24, 2006

AAJA Mentors

Craig DeSilva, Health writer, Honolulu, HI

Reena Advani, NPR, Washington, DC

Wilma Consul, WETA-FM, Washington, DC

Tom Krymkowski, Audio Engineer, KQED-FM, San Francisco, CA

Rachel Basofin, Webmaster, NPR

Traci Tong, The World, WGBH Boston

Doug Mitchell, Next Generation Project Manager, NPR