Colorado’s Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) in journalism and media organized a news and media summit to create an opportunity for AANHPI journalists to network and build a local support system. Community members also joined the event to connect with the local journalists that represented newsrooms in broadcast, radio, print, social media, and more.
The event on October 15 kicked off with keynote speaker, Tamara Chuang, business reporter and cofounder of The Colorado Sun, speaking about her early days in journalism, as well as her passion for writing and sharing people’s stories.
Then a panel of journalists were asked to discuss the latest trends in the industry and how newsrooms are managing distrust from communities. Panelists included:
Gil Asakawa, freelance writer and author
Danielle Kreutter, reporter, Denver7
Joe Nguyen, sports digital strategist, The Denver Post
Community members presented about upcoming events and connected with the journalists in attendance to pitch their story ideas.
The summit concluded with an interactive session about artificial intelligance (AI) led by Christian Ortiz, film director and social justice influencer. With audience participation, he demonstrated how ChatGBT could be used for everyday tasks and questions.
This program was funded by the Colorado Media Project's Advancing Equity in Local News grant.