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  • Meeting, and Googling, a real Asian Pioneer by Ben Fong-Torres

    Posted by Ben Fong-Torres

    Meeting, and Googling, a real Asian Pioneer by Ben Fong-Torres
    May 30, 2011 What a great way to end a terrible month. Here it was, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and I spent most of May with a cold, a bout of laryngitis and general misery. But I saved up energy for a couple of events, including a birthday bash for my pal Sherry Hu, the veteran reporter at KPIX-TV (“CBS 5”) who just retired after 34 years there. She and husband Karl Nichols...

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  • Son Surprises Mom with a new house on Mother's Day

    Posted by AC Team

    Las Vegas May 13, 2013   Photo credit: DIYMike's Youtube.com Channel videoMother's Day was a very special day for a Mom in Las Vegas. Her son, known as "DIYMike" on YouTube.com with his own channel of helpful do-it-yourself videos, decided to surprise his Mom with her dream come true. Click the top headline to the YouTube.com video or here. ...
  • Nicole Wong to join Obama Administration as White House's first Chief Privacy Officer

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Nicole Wong Photo credit: Bart Nagel Washington, D.C.May 8, 2013 President Barack Obama has reportedly selected Nicole Wong as the White House's first Chief Privacy Officer. Wong received her law degree and a master's degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley. She was a partner at Perkins Coie law firm. After working for Google for eight years as a vice president and deputy general counsel overseeing censorship issues for products such as YouTube.com, she joined Twitter as its legal director in November, 2012.  Wong's new role will be to advise the Obama administration on matters involving Internet Privacy. She will reportedly be a senior advisor to Todd Y. Park who was appointed in March, 2012 as the United States Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to the P...
  • Network TV News Video Editor Eddy Li writes "My Journey Through Cancer"

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Eddy Li, former ABC News Video Editor 1971 to 2009, now retired and healthy Photo credit: Eddy Li   Hong Kong May 13, 2013 Eddy Li globe-trotted the world for ABC News in a high-stress non-stop news video editing job from 1971 to 2009. When a sudden diagnosis of cancer changed his life, Li wrote his personal account on how he entered into the darkest tunnel of his life and emerged, a more vigilant and environmentally aware individual. Today, as a cancer survivor and a retiree who now enjoys a healthier and more fulfilling life, Eddy shares what he has learned about our world's increasingly hazardous environment and how you can protect yourself from its toxicity.  AsianConnections' Suzanne Joe Kai chatted with Eddy about his new book, "From A Great Escape to a New Beginning -...
  • April 21 Pasadena, CA - MEDIA ACCESS EVENT - Meet with journalists. Learn how to pitch stories to the press

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

      Our AAJA-LA.org board has a great slate of programs this year. Don't miss this event this Sunday April 21 - but hurry! RSVP by April 18 on Eventbrite.   Presented by Asian American Journalists Association – Los Angeles chapter, in partnership with KPCC, Southern California Public Radio   When: 10:00 a.m. to noon Sun April 21, 2013 Where: Crawford Family Forum at KPCC, 474 S. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena LIMITED SEATING + RSVP required by Thursday, April 18 on Eventbrite What: Please join us for a session for community groups to learn how to pitch stories to the media and to get news covered. Meet with journalists and trainers in print, broadcast, online media and public relations. Step by step, how does the press select stories to...