AAJA Portland announces diversity and inclusion journalism awards competition for 2023

PORTLAND, Oregon, March 31, 2022 — The Portland chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA Portland) is proud to announce the 2023 AAJA Portland Diversity and Inclusion Awards.

The awards will recognize the best journalism published during 2022 about issues that, through discrimination or structural inequity, disproportionately affect people of color or other underresourced groups in Oregon and/or southwest Washington. AAJA Portland is particularly interested in work that focuses on antiracism and social justice.

Submissions will open in early 2023, with judging categories and submission guidelines to be announced at that time.

The competition will be open to journalists working in Oregon and/or southwest Washington, including student journalists. The inaugural 2023 awards will come with monetary prizes and will not include entry fees, thanks to the support of the Fred W. Fields Fund of Oregon Community Foundation (OCF).

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About AAJA and AAJA Portland:

The Asian American Journalists Association is a membership nonprofit advancing diversity in newsrooms and ensuring fair and accurate coverage of communities of color. AAJA has more than 2,000 members throughout the United States and Asia. Since its founding in 1981, AAJA has been at the forefront of change in the journalism industry, working towards the visibility and inclusion of Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists in newsroom leadership, and towards equitable and accurate coverage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and AAPI issues. AAJA’s Portland chapter was founded in 1987. For more information about AAJA, please visit: For more information about AAJA Portland, please visit:

About Oregon Community Foundation:

Oregon Community Foundation puts donated money to work in Oregon – more than $100 million in grants and scholarships annually. Since 1973, OCF grantmaking, research, advocacy and community-advised solutions have helped individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create charitable funds to improve lives for all Oregonians. Impactful giving – time, talent, and resources from many generous Oregonians – creates measurable change. Throughout 2020, OCF responded quickly and urgently – distributing a record-setting $220 million in charitable dollars to more than 3,000 nonprofits throughout Oregon working to address urgent needs, stabilize communities and prepare for long-term recovery in Oregon. OCF donors responded to the magnitude of need, as reflected in a 44% increase in donor advised fund grantmaking from the previous year. For more information, please visit: