When we made the decision to move from Minnesota this year, one of the biggest losses I’ve felt was that of the AAJA Minnesota chapter. I had spent six years as a member of the Minnesota chapter, five of them serving on the board as student representative and co-president. The AAJA Minnesota board became not only a source of my incredible mentors, but great friends who felt like a family.
I’ve decided to apply my experience working on a local chapter in our new home, and am currently running for Vice President for Online within the AAJA DC chapter.
Any AAJA DC full members, I’d greatly appreciate your vote and support.
In the contested chapter president race, I’m backing POLITICO’s Seung-Min Kim. Her candidacy statement is included on the ballot emailed to all chapter members eligible to vote. I’ve been impressed with her leadership since moving to the area and am excited about her ideas to continue leading the chapter.
AAJA DC is also seeking members to step up to fill positions of treasurer, community liaison and member outreach.
I usually try hard to keep an open mind about new ideas, but this is on instance where I am going to come right out and say it: this is a stupid idea.
Social media, and good social media use for journalism, is about so much more than any junky metric like Klout could ever capture.
A great read by Mandy Jenkins on women in journalism. I especially love the reminder to be supportive and collaborative. Everybody wins when everybody wins.
I believe that in some crowds, people can forget that diversity in journalism is about more than just getting more faces of color into the newsroom. The push to get more women into leadership roles across all aspects of news is equally important.
Thanks for the great reminder and inspiration, Mandy!