AAJA Media Access Atlanta Workshop
How can your nonprofit or community-focused organization promote your work, draw media attention and highlight your mission? The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) presents Media Access, a FREE half-day workshop for nonprofit and community organizations to learn about the most effective ways to build partnerships with local media organizations and get coverage. Media Access is free and open to nonprofits and community-based organizations. The sessions cover media literacy, media access and op-ed writing featuring a moderator and a panel of local journalists. Moderator Toan Lam is the host of the TruthDare podcast, a motivational speaker, multimedia consultant, university professor and founder of GoInspireGo.com, a nonprofit multimedia platform that uses storytelling and social networking for social change. After eight years as a television news reporter, Toan left his job to start GoInspireGo, a nonprofit organization that scours the globe for "street corner"-style heroes to produce authentic and touching stories, all while leveraging social media to raise visibility and support for those featured. His work has been featured on ABC's Good Morning America, CNN, Disney and Hallmark channels. Toan's blogs have also been shared on The Huffington Post and Deepak and Mallika Chopra's Intent.com. Op-Ed Presenter Andre Jackson was named editorial editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) in April 2009. In this role, he oversees the newspaper’s Sunday editorial page and daily opinion pages. Prior to being named editorial editor, Andre was the senior editor for business, federal and state news at the AJC and was an assistant managing editor/business of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He joined the Post-Dispatch in 1987 as a general assignment reporter, where his work earned him local, state and national journalism awards. Andre began his career as a reporter at The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader and has also worked at the old Kansas City Times. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in mass communications/journalism from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. (PANELISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED) Questions? Contact Patricia Villon, AAJA Program Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 415-346-2051 ext. 105.
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