Hundreds of Asian American Journalists gathered in Boston last week for the Asian American Journalist Association Conference. Like other businesses, the AAJA is also struggling with funding, membership and staff.
AAJA will likely end the year with a deficit of more than $100,000, Heckman said. Funding for some programs already has been cut. Further cuts may be on the way, and some members are talking of fundamental changes to AAJA programming.
The hardest-hit program so far has been the student news project. In past years, the project’s budget has exceeded $100,000, said Janice Lee, outgoing deputy executive director.
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