Moderator: Kent A. Ono, Professor, Department of Communication, The University of Utah
Erika Vichi Lee, Incoming Reporter, KWTV News 9 in Oklahoma City (CBS)
Diana Lu, Independent Journalist
Marrian Zhou, Nikkei Asia
This 90-minute workshop seeks to support journalists and scholars in covering stories about Asians and Asian Americans, especially stories relating to anti-Asian violence. Specifically, Asian American journalists with expertise in some aspect of such coverage will offer “lessons from the field.” After an hour of presentations, there will be a half-hour question-and-answer period. Topics to be discussed include: how to cultivate Asian American sources, how to generate a list of possible interpreters over time, how to keep stories about anti-Asian violence “live” (e.g., develop follow-up stories), and how to help audiences understand the historical roots of anti-Asian violence in the United States.
Erika Lee is an Incoming Reporter for KWTV News 9 in Oklahoma City (CBS). She has covered breaking news, features, and stories that impact the local community and is an active member of the Asian American Journalists Association.
Diana Lu is a writer, media critic, and scientist in Boston, MA.
Marrian Zhou is a Chinese American journalist based in New York. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School and is currently a reporter at Nikkei Asia.
Co-sponsored by the National Communication Association and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.