The Asian American Journalists Association announced today that its membership elected Ken Moritsugu, the Bangkok, Thailand-based Asia Enterprise Editor for The Associated Press, as AAJA Vice President for Print.
Moritsugu has served on the boards of three AAJA chapters and is a former president of AAJA-New York. He is currently president of AAJA’s Asia Chapter, and during his tenure the chapter has grown from 30 to 130 members and launched an annual conference with the University of Hong Kong.
AAJA held a special election to fill the post of Vice President for Print after Tom Lee resigned from the position for personal reasons in January. Moritsugu will serve out the remainder of the term until Dec. 31, 2013.
“The ever-changing media landscape presents both challenges and opportunities for AAJA as we pursue the goals of newsroom diversity and fair and accurate coverage of our country’s diverse communities,” Moritsugu said. “AAJA means a lot to me, both as an organization and a family. I look forward to joining the leadership and working to help members navigate our evolving media world. As a longtime member who has led chapters in both the U.S. and Asia, I also hope to build bridges between our membership at home and overseas.”
“I’m excited to work with Ken Moritsugu as AAJA’s new Vice President for Print,” said AAJA President Paul Cheung. “Ken has led the Asia Chapter’s successful growth in the past couple of years, now we can work together to help grow AAJA organization-wide.”
AAJA will hold its regular election in August 2013, with eligible members voting to fill the positions of Vice President for Print and National Secretary for two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
Source: AAJA media release