Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month 2012

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The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) will be rolling out 31 profiles of our members in May, which is designated as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

AAJA is partnering with the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education to present these daily profiles to a broad audience.

Throughout May, learn more about selected members from our 1,400-member organization in the following categories:

  • Pioneers (journalism trailblazers)
  • Emerging leaders (people making an impact on the industry early in their careers)
  • Movers and shakers (journalism leaders with at least 10 years’ experience)
  • Fresh faces (college students and other up-and-comers)

You can also visit last year's feature here: Asian-Pacific American History Month 2011 - Maynard Institute for Journalism Education

Lori Matsukawa
May 1, 2012
What is your life motto?The surfing mantra:  “No Fear.” One cannot live in fear or worry. A close second is the motto I saw at the Dumbo ride in Disneyland:  “Believe and Soar.”  If you think about it, they belong together.What advice... more »
Abe Kwok
May 2, 2012
Abe got into journalism on a lark — a guidance counselor in junior high recommended it to improve his English, after his family moved from Hong Kong several years earlier — and he’s been addicted since. All of his professional experience has been... more »
Brooke Camp
May 3, 2012
Brooke Camp is the Senior Editorial Recruiter for CNN at TBS Inc. Since joining the company in 2006, Brooke has helped over 500 talented journalists find homes within the CNN networks. She currently serves as the Chair for Turner Asia NY, Turner’s... more »
Lloyd LaCuesta
May 4, 2012
After a long and storied career as a broadcast journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area, Lloyd LaCuesta is retiring in June.LaCuesta has been instrumental to AAJA’s success. He is a past AAJA national president and was the first president of UNITY.... more »
Carolyn Chin
May 5, 2012
Chin is a young professional who is career-focused — she’s a work-hard, play-hard enthusiast. Chin is a news and features designer at the Detroit News. This year, she embarked on a new journey as AAJA Michigan’s co-president. She loves cooking,... more »
Gil Asakawa
May 6, 2012
Gil Asakawa has been writer and editor since 1980 and has worked online since 1996, managing content for startups and media companies. Currently Manager of Student Media for the University of Colorado, he’s an expert on SEO and social media. Follow... more »
Holly Pablo
May 7, 2012
Holly Pablo is a senior journalism major at San Diego State. Pablo began her journalism career as a writer, news editor and editor in chief of the Advocate, the student newspaper at Contra Costa College. In San Diego, she reported for the Daily... more »
David Ibata
May 8, 2012
David Ibata is a member of AAJA’s Atlanta chapter and the co-founder and former President of AAJA-Chicago, which gave him a Lifetime Achievement Award and named a scholarship in his honor.  He is currently a Dispatch Editor for the Atlanta... more »
Sylvia Komatsu
May 9, 2012
Sylvia Komatsu is executive vice president and chief content officer for North Texas public media stations KERA/KXT. In her 32-year career as reporter, documentary producer and program executive she has received numerous honors, including two... more »
Rindraty Celes Limtiaco
May 10, 2012
Rindraty Celes Limtiaco is president and publisher of the Pacific Daily News on Guam, which is a Gannett newspaper. She has been publisher since 2007 and before that was the Executive Editor for eight years. She is four-time recipient of Gannett’s... more »