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National Communication Association and Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Co-Sponsor Workshop on Covering Anti-Asian Violence

July 1, 2021

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This 90-minute virtual 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.

Event Details
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT


NCA Immediate Past President Kent A. Ono, 
Professor, Department of Communication, The University of Utah


Erika Vichi Lee, Independent Journalist
Diana Lu, Independent Journalist
Marrian Zhou, Nikkei Asia

Co-sponsored by the National Communication Association and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

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To arrange an interview with one or more of the workshop panelists, contact Grace Hébert at 202-534-1104 or



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