Journalist Jessica Lum dies after struggle with cancer

Jessica Lum, a journalist who combined multimedia skills with enthusiasm for telling stories to report news and share her personal struggle with cancer on Facebook, died Sunday of cancer, her family said. She was 25. She was also an AAJA member.

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Photographer Corky Lee’s photo gear stolen during scholarship auction

Unfortunately, Corky Lee had his camera and camera bag stolen during the Scholarship Auction in Las Vegas. Corky has been the man in charge of the Silent Auction for years. He has done more photography of Asian American issues than any other photographer. If anyone is interested in helping out Corky with about $4,300 with […]

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Unity Convention a success, thousands of dollars raised for scholarships

Thank you to all of you who donated prints for the AAJA Silent Auction. The Auction went well. AAJA sold most of the framed autographed photos. The Auctions made thousands of dollars for future AAJA journalist.

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Final VTF Photo Room Schedule, no really, this is it!

Monday, July 30 – Saturday, August 4: STUDENT PROJECT Newsroom: South Convention Center, Level 2, rooms Lagoon A & B Photo and multimedia students publish daily newspaper and multimedia about the Unity Convention. Professionals: please come by Student Project to help mentor students during week. Staff: Carlos Gonzalez, San Francisco Chronicle photographer, (cgonzalez@sfchronicl…) Special thanks: […]

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2012 Visual Task Force Dinner and Luncheon Update

Dear Unity VTF, Thursday VTF Photo Dinner and Nick Ut Saturday Luncheon update: Thursday private VTF photo dinner invitation: 7pm Thursday, August 2 Tamba Indian Cuisine buffet 3743 Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas 89109 When you arrive at restaurant, tell them you are with Unity VTF. Then you will be escorted to our private room. […]

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Last call for donation prints. Only need 15 more prints for 2012 Convention

Print (IMAGE) must be exactly 10.5 x 13.5 inches. Anything larger than this dimension will need to be cut to fit the frame size. Selected prints will be matted in 16” x 20” frame.

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Desperately seeking prints

This is the desperate call for your donation of an auction photo(s). Corky Lee needs your donation by the end of June. 100 per cent of the money from auction go directly into the pocket of AAJA photo scholarships. Your donation is also tax deductible.

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Call for prints for the Photo Silent Auction, deadline is July 1, 2012

Dear AAJA Photojournalists,

This is the first call for your donation to the Photo Silent Auction. 100 percent of the money from auction go directly into the pocket of AAJA photo scholarships. Your donation is also tax deductible.

DEADLINE: JULY 1.

When selecting your print please consider what someone would purchase. Generally celebrity great feature, sports photos sell well. Our prediction is Jeremy Lin photo(s) will be the hot item this year.

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Deadline for AAJA national photo awards is Friday (April 20)

Dear AAJA Photographers,

Here is info on the AAJA National Journalism Awards Photography Competition. The deadline is Friday, April 20, 2012 – I’m sending this to you late since most photographers don’t enter until last week anyway.

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Kitagaki exhibit to open at BART station Saturday (April 28)

You are invited to an opening of photographs by Sacramento Bee photographer Paul Kitagaki Jr., and documentary photographer Dorothea Lange at the San Bruno Bay Area Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) station on Saturday, April 28. 2012.

The BART station was the location of the former Tanforan Race Track and also the Tanforan Assembly Center during WWII where Japanese Americans were herded up in 1942 before their were sent to permanent internment camps.

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