Covering Anti-Asian Violence: A Workshop for Journalists and Scholars

July 28, 2021
1 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

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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.



Panelist bios:

Erika Lee
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
Diana Lu is a writer, media critic, and scientist in Boston, MA.

Marrian Zhou
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.

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