The Asian American Journalist Association’s Minnesota Chapter, where Emmy-nominated journalist Joy Lim Nakrin is the Vice President, serves Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. They encourage young people to consider journalism as a career choice while promoting fair and accurate news coverage.
Two recent events by the AAJA-MN are certainly worth noting.
Recently, Joy Lim Nakrin collaborated with the Lao Family Community of Minnesota to offer training to Hmong community members. The three part series included a Hmong translator and enabled Joy Lim Nakrin and her colleagues to educate the Hmong community about tornado warning signs, ice and water safety, hypothermia risk and more. As Nakrin pointed out, these issues are very important to people who fish for food and who aren’t used to the harsh weather conditions.
In other programming, the AAJA-MN and the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ) are hosting an occasional conversation with top journalists to discuss how to cover specific beats. This month they are looking at political reporting and will have special guests Tom Hauser and Baird Helgeson on hand at the O’Gara’s Bar & Grill on Thursday, March 21. The event is free to any Minnesota journalists.