Alliance Presents Panel On Asian American Women In Journalism

The Asian American Arts Alliance is proud to present a panel of pioneering women journalists on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. In keeping with its mission of connecting its community and providing direct access to cultural gatekeepers, the Alliance is organizing a panel of journalists to share their unique perspectives as Asian American women. More to the Story: Asian American Women Journalists Respond brings together five highly accomplished writers, critics, producers, and editors to share their insights on the shifting landscape of journalism and their roles as cultural arbiters. Panelists Dawn Chen, Jennifer Kho, Diep Tran, Junko Tsunashima, and moderator Lilly Wei will discuss their personal journeys within their chosen fields as well as provide insights to those interested in entering (and staying in) journalism. Participants will be able to ask questions at the end of the discussion.

Attendance is FREE and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. Link to RSVP here:

Panelists: Dawn Chan is a New York-based writer and editor whose work appears in the Atlantic, Bookforum, the New York Times, the New Yorker, New York Magazine, Paris Review, Village Voice, and, among other publications. Dawn also frequently contributes to Artforum, where she was an editor from 2007 to 2018.

Jennifer Kho is the managing editor of HuffPost, where she leads editorial strategy and operations, including standards, audience, visuals, and partnerships. Prior to joining HuffPost in 2017, she served as the US managing editor of the Guardian, following roles as editorial partnerships editor and sustainable business editor in the New York office. As a reporter and editor with more than a decade of journalism experience, she has covered a broad range of topics, including business, tech, travel, and culture.

Diep Tran is the senior editor of American Theatre magazine, where she assigns articles for print and web and contributes regularly. She is the host of the Token Theatre Friends podcast and video series. Tran is also a freelance journalist, whose writing has appeared in the New York Times, Playbill, CNN, Hello Giggles, Time Out New York, Backstage, and Salon, among other publications.

Junko Tsunashima is the supervising producer of American Masters on PBS. She is the winner of an Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary and a 5-time Emmy nominee. Tsunashima began her film career coordinating for Japanese companies filming in the United States and was part of the Culture and Arts Documentary Unit at THIRTEEN, producing projects such as Peabody Award-winning Degas and the Dance.

Lilly Wei (moderator) is a New York-based independent curator, writer, journalist, and critic whose area of interest is global contemporary art and emerging art and artists, reporting frequently on international exhibitions and biennials. She has written for dozens of publications in the US and abroad and is a longtime contributor to Art in America and a contributing editor at ARTnews. She is the author of numerous artists' catalogues and monographs and has curated exhibitions in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

More to the Story... is part of the Alliance Arts Exchange program, a series of panels and workshops that helps to create concrete pathways of access between artists and cultural gatekeepers such as curators, artistic directors, and editors. Alliance Arts Exchange programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo; and ConEdison; as well as numerous individuals. About the Asian American Arts Alliance

Asian American Arts Alliance, founded in 1983, is a diverse alliance of artists, organizations, and individual supporters who believe that working together as a pan-ethnic, multidisciplinary community is essential to nurturing the development of artists and arts organizations and to providing a critical voice for this community. The organization is dedicated to strengthening Asian American artists and arts/cultural groups in New York City through resource sharing, promotion, and community building. Based in Brooklyn, the Alliance is the only service organization in the country dedicated to the professional development of Asian American artists working in all disciplines. Its support impacts hundreds of careers while promoting a vibrant and diverse cultural landscape.

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