Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Donald Trump this week unleashed a string of racist insults against Asian Americans and Latinos. Trump pulled a “ching chong” at a rally and earlier called for the deportation of all undocumented immigrants. He then threw out a renowned Latino journalist from a press conference just for asking questions. […]
The UW Department of Communication announced that Lori Matsukawa is a 2015 Distinguished Alumna. Each distinguished alumnus is part of the Department’s Alumni Hall of Fame on the basis of making significant contributions to the field and society. Matsukawa will give the keynote speech to graduating students at the department’s graduation celebration on June 11, […]
EDITORIAL: Hyphenating our heritage — Are we Asian American or Asian-American?
There has been an ongoing discussion here at the Northwest Asian Weekly about the rules of
Lori Matsukawa lauded at NW Emmys
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Generations of Pacific Northwesterners have grown up with the familiar smile of Lori Matsukawa, who has been informing and enlightening the public for 36 years, 31 of those at KING 5 television.
Seattle Times’ Sona Patel accepts position with the New York Times
Sona Patel, formerly of the Seattle Times, will be joining the New York Times’ social media team in New York City as a social media manager. While living in Seattle, she served as the president of the Seattle chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association, while working as a social media producer at the Seattle […]
Eight great years and counting at the Asian Weekly
By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY It was 10:30 in the morning on Oct. 19, 2004, when my life journey took a turn in a new and unexpected direction.
Local journalism students awarded the Northwest Journalists of Color scholarship awards
Local journalists and community members gathered at the KOMO-TV headquarters on May 18 to celebrate the Northwest Journalists of Color (NJC) scholarship winners. The event was hosted by Seattle’s Asian American Journalists Association and featured keynote speaker Hari Sreenivasan, a PBS NewsHour correspondent and former NJC scholarship recipient. The 2012 scholarship winners included Kelly Manalo, […]
Asian American journalist Sharon Pian Chan named new Seattle Times digital associate opinions editor
Sharon Pian Chan has been named the new digital associate opinions editor of The Seattle Times. Chan will use digital tools to expand the Times’ opinion pages for community dialogue and manage guest column submissions. She is currently the vice president for UNITY Journalists, a nonprofit that advocates for diversity in news. She served formerly […]
Asian Americans prominent on Constantine’s senior personal staff
Thus far, there are a few notable Asian Americans as his senior personal staff: Director of Communications Frank Abe, and Director of Government and Labor Relations Sung Yang. His administrative assistant is Lee Anne Hughes
Sept. 17: Lori Matsukawa is AWC Communicator of the Year
KING 5 co-anchor Lori Matsukawa was named 2009 Communicator of the Year by the Seattle professional chapter of the Association for Women in Communications (AWC). Matsukawa will receive the award on Oct. 17 at the Chapter Awards Breakfast at AWC’s National Conference at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel.