AMEJA is hosting a panel discussion entitled "Covering Difficult Stories in Dangerous Regions: Lessons From Iran" at the AAJA Convention in Washington DC. Panelists will include Martha Raddatz, ABC News' chief global affairs correspondent, Yaganeh Rezaian, CPJ senior Middle East researcher, Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN producer and editor. It will be moderated by Yasmin Vossoughian, MSNBC anchor.
The event will take place during the AAJA convention on July 20th at 10:15am EST.
The board of the Arab & Middle Eastern Journalists Association (AMEJA) is thrilled to announce the second annual AMEJA Awards call for entries. A jury of industry peers will recognize the best reportage of the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region and our heritage communities in North America. Members will also vote on the best work of one of our own in the AMEJA community. Each winner will receive $500 and a hand crafted award during a ceremony on the campus of New York University on November 9th, 2023.
We welcome all manner of reports - print, digital, audio-visual. Submissions must be in ENGLISH. Each entry must have been published or broadcast between August 1st, 2022-August 1st, 2023.
These are the three categories:
You can apply for more than one category. However, each submission requires a separate application.
To submit your work please go to this link:
We look forward to receiving your submissions. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out by emailing: email@example.com
AMEJA hosted a workshop about the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in journalism for members on May 19th. Lauren Vreekamp, the author of the Art of AI, started by asking participants to take a quiz to detect whether a text was generated by AI or a human. He discussed current trends in the use of AI in journalism and ethical challenges that arise. Vreekamp stressed on the importance of staying up to date on the use of AI and on continuous discussions related to ethics. in an answer to a question about whether AI will take away journalism jobs, he responded that there's a common belief that " you won't be replaced by AI, but you might be replaced by a person using AI."
On Friday, May 11th AMEJA hosted a virtual event where independent journalist Isma'il Kushkush discussed his political, economic, and cultural reporting on Sudan. The event was moderated by AMEJA member Zeina Mohammed, reporter at the Boston Globe.
AMEJA issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of Shireen Abu Akleh's killing.
On May 8th, AMEJA co-sponsored the book signing of Hostile Homelands by AMEJA member Azad Essa
On April 26th, AMEJA hosted a virtual discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning data journalist Mona Chalabi on Visual Journalism in which she talked about how she uses graphics and illustrations in her data reporting and beyond.
On April 25th, AMEJA co-sponsored an in-person conversation with the editors of New Lines Magazine about Middle East Coverage and the magazine’s founding and journey at the NYU Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. You can watch the recording here.
On April 19th, AMEJA hosted a virtual workshop with the Boston Globe’s opinion writer and Editorial Board member Abdallah Fayyad who talked to AMEJA members about how he got into opinion writing, talked about how to craft an argument that resonates, and how to strengthen their persuasive writing skills. The event was moderated by AMEJA board member Linah Mohammed.
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