AAJA: Asian American Journalists Association


AAJA NATIONAL AWARDS
1989 - 2008

2008 Unlimited Subject

Graphics
Belinda P. Long, senior graphics reporter, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
“Expanding The Panama Canal”
Online
Vanessa Hua, reporter, Frontline/WORLD
"South Korea, Everyone's a Journalist"
Photography
Kuni Takahashi, staff photographer, Chicago Tribune
"Hidden Poverty in Illinois"
Print
Geeta Anand, staff reporter, The Wall Street Journal
“The Edge of Medicine”
Radio
Ann S. Kim, reporter, PRI's The World, WGBH Radio, and Patrick Cox, editor, PRI's The World, WGBH Radio
“Inside North Korea: a Personal Memoir”
Television
Darren Lyn, bureau reporter, ESPN, “Delaware vs. Delaware State”

2008 Asian American/Pacific Islander Issues

Online
Statesman Journal, "Beyond Barbed Wire"
Photography
Chiaki Kawajiri, photojournalist, The Baltimore Sun
"Scars of the Heart"
Print
Laura Yuen, reporter, St. Paul Pioneer Press
“Lure of the Land”
Radio
Lenora Chu, reporter, PRI's The World, WGBH Radio, and Margo Melnicove, editor, PRI's The World, WGBH Radio
“Asian-Americans and Gambling”
Television
Bill Kubota, producer, KDN Films
“Most Honorable Son”

2007 Unlimited Subject

Graphics
Belinda Long, Graphics Reporter, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"High Heel Hazards"
Online
Michelle T. Shinseki, Website Diretor; Suelain Moy, Writer; Lexi Walters, Editor; and Sheri Hofhuis, Designer, Americanbaby.com/Meredith Corporation
"Ages & Stages Pregnancy"
Photography
Kuni Takahashi, Staff Photographer. Chicago Tribune
"Gift's Journey"
Photography
Therese Tran, Staff Photographer, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
"Tale of a Women's Football Team"
Print
Geeta Anand, Staff Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
"Mother's Tale"
Radio
Mina Kim, Freelance Reporter; George Lewinski, Editor; Nina Thorsen, Producer; Ceil Muller, Technical Director; and Nguyen Qui Duc, Host, "Pacific Time," KQED Public Radio
"Tibetan Girl's Surgery"
Television
Linda Yee, Reporter; Craig Franklin, Producer; Greg Marasso, Video Editor; and Sandy Lee, Associate Producer, KPIX-TV
"The Man in White"

2007 Asian American/Pacific Islander Issues

Online
Mona Khanna, Contributing Medical Editor and Philip Stauskas, Video Web Producer, KTVT CBS 11
"A Study Tour in Asia"
Print
Vanessa Hua, Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
"The Making of a Cyber Dissident"
Radio
Robynn Takayama, Segment Producer, Crossing East
"Cambodian Deportation"
Television
Michael King, Reporter, KING-TV
"The Angel of Saigon"

2006 Unlimited Subject

Print
Geeta Anand, The Wall Street Journal
Television
Edward Forgotson, Jr. CBS NEWS Sunday Morning
Francoise Dumoulin, CBS NEWS Sunday Morning
Joie Chen, CBS NEWS Sunday Morning
Online
Jeff Yang, San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate.com
Radio
Robynn Takayama, National Radio Project
Photography
Cheryl Diaz Meyer, The Dallas Morning News
Graphics
Raoul Ranoa, Los Angeles Times

2006 Asian American Issues

Print
Monica Eng, Chicago Tribune
Television
Thuy Vu, ABC7 San Francisco
Online
Dr. Mona Khanna, KTVT-CBS 11 News
Radio
Dmae Roberts, MediaRites
Photography
Takaaki Iwabu, The News & Observer
Graphics
Belinda Long, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

2005 Unlimited Subject

Print
Tracy Jan, The Oregonian
Alison Overholt, Fast Company magazine
Television
Sue Kwon, CBS 5 San Francisco
Online
Ben de la Cruz, TheWashingtonPost.com
Radio
Ruby de Luna, KUOW Public Radio

2005 Asian American Issues

Print
Amy Waldman, The New York Times
Noreen O'Donnell and Marcela Rojas, The Journal News (White Plains, N.Y.)
Television
David Ono, KABC-TV
Online
John Nania, The Epoch Times
Radio
Dmae Roberts, MediaRites

2004 Unlimited Subject

Print
Mei-Ling Hopgood, Dayton Daily News
Television
James D. Wang, ABC News
Radio
Sydnie Kohara, KQED Public Radio
Photography
Michael Yamashita, National Geographic

2004 Asian American Issues

Print
Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
Television
Marie E. Nelson, ABC News
Radio
Richard L. Paul, Soundprint Productions

2003 Unlimited Subject

Print
Paula Bock, The Seattle Times
Television
Patty Kim, National Geographic Today
Radio
Cynthia G. Gouw, Chink-O-Rama-That CWord
Photography
Cheryl Diaz Meyer, The Dallas Morning News
New Media
Melinda Liu, Newsweek

2003 Asian American Issues

Print
Jennifer 8. Lee, New York Times
Anh Do & Teri Sforza, Orange County Register
Television
Ann Curry, KCTS-TV Seattle
Radio
Geri Alumit Zeldes, WMUK 102.1 NPR
New Media
Tom Farry, ESPN.com
Graphic Design
Craig Gima, Star-Bulletin

2002 Unlimited Subject

Print
Maureen Fan, San Jose Mercury News
Television
Gayle Yamada, Bridge Media
Radio
Trang Q. Ho, Freelance reporter
Photography
Cheryl Diaz Meyer, The Dallas Morning News
Stan Honda, Agency France-Presse

2002 Asian American Issues

Print
Jennifer Lin, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Television
Susan Han and Greg Davis, KCTS-TV Seattle
Radio
Heidi Choe, Linda Lee, Heather Oplinger, WNYC Radio Rookies

2001 Unlimited Subject

Print
Anh B. Do., Orange County Register
Television
Frank Abe, PBS
Photography
Chiaki Kawajiri, The Baltimore Sun
New Media
Andrew Chang, ABCNews.com

2001 Asian American Issues

Print
Stephen Magagnini, The Sacramento Bee
Television
Josephine Cheng, KING-TV
Radio
Wilma B Consul, National Public Radio
New Media
Lia Chang, PBS

2000 Unlimited Subject

Print
Evelyn Iritani, Los Angeles Times
Television
Susan Han, KCTS Seattle
Radio
Wen Huang, WBEZ Chicago
Photography
Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times

2000 Asian American Issues

Print
Phillip Pan & Peter Pae, The Washington Post
Television
Ann Curry, NBC Today Show
Radio
Heidi Chang, National Public Radio
Photography
Peggy Peattie, San Diego Union-Tribune

1999 Unlimited Subject

Print
Maureen Fan, New York Daily News
Television
Lee Ann Kim, Playing Hooky in Cuba
Photography
Michael Yamashita, National Geographic

1999 Asian American Issues

Print
Dele Olojede, Newsday
Television
Vic Lee, KRON-TV

1998 Unlimited Subject

Print
Ching-Ching Ni, Newsday
Television
Khuyen Tran, KFOR-TV
Radio
Holly Quan, KCBS-AM
Photography
Chiaki Kawajiri, Baltimore Sun

1998 Asian American Issues

Print
Mei-Ling Hopgood, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Television
Vic Lee, KRON-TV
Photography
Gary Reyes, San Jose Mercury News

1997 Unlimited Subject

Print
Ken Moritsugu, Newsday
Television
Sue Kwon, KRON-TV
Photography
Ken Kwok, Long Beach Press-Telegram

1997 Asian American Issues

Print
Jane Lii, The New York Times
Television
Thuy Vu, KPIX-TV
Radio
Gayle Yamada, KQED-FM
Photography
Paul Sakuma, Associated Press

1995 Unlimited Subject

Print
Amy Wang, Philadelphia Inquirer
Television
Nancy Soo Hoo, WCCO Minneapolis
Photojournalism
Rick Rocamora, Freelance

1995 Asian American Issues

Print
Andrew Lam, Pacific News Service
Television
Stanton Tang, KCRA-TV
Radio
Joanne Mar, Donna Limerick and Alyne Ellis, National Public Radio
Photojournalism
Eugene Tanner, Maui News

1994 Unlimited Subject

Print
Steven Chin, San Francisco Examiner
Television
Frederick Katayama, NHK-TV Tokyo
Radio
Holly Quan, KQED San Francisco
Photojournalism
Marilynn K. Yee, The New York Times

1994 Asian American Issues

Print
Dan Lovely, USA Weekend
Television
Deanna Lee, ABC-TV Nightline
Photojournalism
Gary Reyes, San Jose Mercury News

1993 Unlimited Subject

Print
Patrick Lee (News), LA Times
Vivian Toy (Features), The Detroit News
Elizabeth Moore (Series), The News Tribune
Andrew Lam (Commentary), Pacific News Service
Television
Deanna Lee, ABC News Nightline
Radio
Thuy Vu, KQED San Francisco
Photojournalism
Paul Kuroda, Orange Country Register

1993 Asian American Issues

Print
Barbara Koh and Ken McLaughlin, San Jose Mercury
Television
Ti-Hua Chang, WNBC-TV New York
Radio
Donna Limerick, National Public Radio
Photojournalism
Dennis Oda, Honolulu Star-Bulletin

1992 Unlimited Subject

Print
Helen Zia, Ms. Magazine
Television
Denise Yamada, KNSD-TV
Radio
Deborah Wang, National Public Radio
Photojournalism
Dennis Oda, Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Feature Photo
Paul Kuroda, Orange County Register
Sports Photo
Kenneth Lam, Baltimore Sun

1992 Asian American Issues

Print
Steven Chin, San Francisco Examiner
Television
Adele Arakawa, WBBM-TV Chicago
Radio
Eugina Hotta, KPFA Berkeley
Photojournalism
Dennis Oda, Honolulu Star-Bulletin

1991 Unlimited Subject

Print
Melinda Liu, Newsweek
Television
Lorie Hirose, KUSA-TV Denver
Radio
Emil Guillermo, National Public Radio

1991 Asian American Issues

Print
Melinda Ruley, The Independent
Television
Elizabeth Farnsworth. KQED-TV San Francisco
Radio
Emil Guillermo, National Public Radio

1989 Unlimited Subject

Print
Evelyn Iritani, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Television
Betty Ann Bruno, KTVU-TV Oakland
Radio
Frank Abe, KIRO Newsradio, Seattle
Photography
Mary Lee (B&W), The Quincy Patriot-Ledger
Akira Sura (Color), The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine

1989 Asian American Issues

Print
Nancy Cleeland, San Deigo Union
Television
Kay Kasuda, WPVI Philadelphia
Radio
Jenny Linda Attiyeh, KCRV Santa Monica, CA