AAJA Sacramento chapter co-president Judy Lin moves to The Associated Press to cover the state budget for the newswire service. Judy left the Sacramento Bee in August to take a staff writer position at AP’s Sacramento office. Judy started her career at the AP as an intern in San Diego.
Bobby Caina Calvan, senior writer for The Sacramento Bee, has received an AAJA/Poynter Institute Fellowship to attend a Narrative Writing on Deadline workshop on July 13-18 at The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. Calvan attended Camp AAJA and ELP this year and is an AAJA Advisory Board member.
Ryan Yamamoto, Sports Anchor/Reporter at News10, has been nominated for an Emmy for his story – “Beating the Odds, Beating Brain Surgery.”
AAJA Members Florence Low and Ngoc Nguyen of the Sacramento Bee have been selected for the AAJA Multimedia Training Opportunities to be held in San Francisco this year. The hands-on training sessions include classes on multimedia equipment, digital and high-definition cameras, Mac digital editing, video production, Final Cut Pro and Dreamweaver.
Bobby Caina Calvan, Judy Lin, and Pamela Wu are the newest graduates of AAJA’s Executive Leadership Program. ELP helps Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists become outstanding newsroom leaders and executives.The 2008 ELP Introductory Session took place on March 12-16 in San Francisco. Other AAJA Sacramento Chapter graduates include: Suzanne Phan (Class of 2006) and Sandy Louey (Class of 1998).