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  • April 21 Pasadena, CA - MEDIA ACCESS EVENT - Meet with journalists. Learn how to pitch stories to the press

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

     

    Our AAJA-LA.org board has a great slate of programs this year. Don't miss this event this Sunday April 21 - but hurry! RSVP by April 18 on Eventbrite.

     

    Presented by Asian American Journalists Association – Los Angeles chapter, in partnership with KPCC, Southern California Public Radio  

    When: 10:00 a.m. to noon Sun April 21, 2013

    Where: Crawford Family Forum at KPCC, 474 S. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena

    LIMITED SEATING + RSVP required by Thursday, April 18 on Eventbrite

    What: Please join us for a session for community groups to learn how to pitch stories to the media and to get news covered.

    Meet with journalists and trainers in print, broadcast, online media and public relations.

    Step by step, how does the press select stories to cover?

    What’s a pitch, and what kind of pitches catch the attention of decision-makers?

    How do you make a local story appeal to national media?

    How can you help journalists gain access to and understand diverse communities, diverse issues?

    The workshop will include specific examples, case studies as well as allow participants to break into small groups, with a trainer guiding a conversation in each group.

    Attendees may want to bring specific ideas and issues to brainstorm within your group and with our speakers.

    SPEAKERS:

    - Ashley Dunn, Los Angeles Times

    - Jay Eckstein, KABC Channel 7 

    - Oscar Garza, KPCC

    - Rachanee Srisavasdi, VENG Group 

    Moderator: Anh Do, Los Angeles Times

     

    FAQs

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

    No, your name will be on the guest list.  

  • Super Hiro - Hiroki Kuroda throws complete game shutout

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Photo: Hiroki Kuroda - Pitcher for the New York Yankees

    April 14, 2012

    New York

    Yankees 3, Orioles 0

    Photo: New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda 

    It's baseball season and it couldn't be sweeter with 38 year old Hiroki Kuroda's five-hit shutout. Kuroda is a New York Yankees pitcher. 

    The New York Daily News reports that was just part of tonight's story.

    27 year old Wei-Yin Chen from Taiwan, a left-handed pitcher for the Major League Baseball's Baltimore Orioles matched Kuroda zero for zero over the first four innings tonight.

    Read more here.  

    Go catch a screening of "42" the new movie about baseball great Jackie Robinson which took top box office honors this weekend. Just released in theaters nationwide the movie stars Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, and Harrison Ford as the Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey. 

    Photo: Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Wei-Yin Chen

    For the full story about the New York Yankees vs the Baltimore Orioles game tonight click here.

  • Actress Junie Hoang loses suit against IMDb

    Posted by Admin

    April 12, 2013

    Seattle

    Photo: JunieHoang.com 

    Actress Huang "Junie" Hoang has lost her lawsuit. She sued IMDb for refusing her request to remove her correct age from her IMDb Pro account. A federal jury in Seattle ruled against her lawsuit.  

    Hoang, now 41, originally filed suit in October 2011 against IMDb.com and its parent company Amazon.com for revealing her true date of birth, which she said opened her up to age discrimination. 

    In March 18, 2013, all of her claims against Amazon and all but one of her claims against IMDb were dismissed, and on April 12, 2013, a jury found that IMDb was not liable for the remaining claim for breach of contract.

    For the full stories click on the related articles from around the web:

     

    Related:

    Source: Wikipedia

    Time.com

    The Hollywood Reporter

    JunieHoang.com

  • In Memoriam: Chi Cheng 1970-2013 Grammy winning bass guitarist of the Deftones

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Chi Cheng (1970-2013) Deftones Grammy-winning Bass Guitarist

    Sacramento, California

    April 14, 2013

    Photo: OneLoveforChi.com  Chi Cheng (1970-2013) Grammy-winning American bass guitarist and Deftones band member  

     

    www.oneloveforchi.com posted sad news today. It published a message from Jeanne Marie Cheng, mother of American musician and poet Chi Cheng that he passed away last night.

    The website, originally started by a fan was dedicated to communicating updates and raising funds to aid in the recovery of Chi Cheng who was seriously injured in a car accident. It reported that a candlelight vigil is planned tonight, Sunday April 14 in Cheng's memory at 6:30pm at Cesar Chavez park in downtown Sacramento. 

    Cheng, bass guitarist and co-founding member of the Grammy-winning alternative metal band Deftones died April 13, 2013 at age 42, after more than four years of medical care following a car accident in Santa Clara, California in November, 2008 which left him in a coma.  Born Chi Ling Dai Cheng in Davis, California, he grew up in Stockton and joined the Deftones shortly after it formed in a Sacramento garage. 

    Updates on the website said that he was showing signs of improvement including regaining partial consciousness and moving his legs on command. By summer 2012 he returned home to further recover.  But he took a turn for the worse this weekend.

    Cheng recorded five albums with the Deftones, debuting in 1995 with Adrenaline to 2006's Saturday Night Wrist. In 2000, Cheng released a collection of his poetry in a spoken word album titled The Bamboo Parachute.

    Click here from the home page to the full story and Tribute Interview with Chi Cheng (1970 - 2013) Credit: ArtisanNewsService on YouTube.com

    His sister Mae reportedly sustained minor injuries and was wearing a seat belt in the 2008 accident. Chi's injuries were much more serious. He was in the passenger seat without a seat belt on, and was ejected from the car when it flipped several times after hitting another car going 60 mph. 

    The message posted today on 

  • Guy Kawasaki - The Top Ten Mistakes of Entrepreneurs

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Guy Kawasaki: The Top 10 Mistakes of Entrepreneurs

    UPDATE:

    We received alot of positive feedback to our posting of Guy Kawasaki's Spring, 2013 talk at the UC Berkeley Startup Competition (Bplan).

    The former chief evangelist of Apple and co-founder of Garage Technology Ventures is such a good speaker that you wanted to hear more of him.  He was the keynote speaker at the first Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup Business Plan Competition at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond in 2005, and its timeless. 

    You can click on the top blue headline to the full story and his video or click here. In his keynote, "The Art of the Start" he gives insight into the characteristics that make a successful start-up.

    His first test is, "Are you making "meaning?"  He finds that the start-ups which have the highest chance of success are created by people who have a mission. He says they want to make "meaning" and not money. He feels the entrepreneurs who more often succeed are those who want to change the world. They want to make the world a better place, to improve the quality of life, to right a wrong, to fix something and change it to make it better, or they want to prevent the end of something good. 

    He urged his audience of students to be "Prototypers" not typists. He was referring to entrepreneurs who create things, or develop something, versus those who merely write a business plan with a mission statement. 

    Kawasaki says, "Get going." "As an entrepreneur - Think different. Don't look at the existing status quo. Don't look at what is successful now, except to say how can I leap frog that? How can I change the world. How can I shift paradise? How do I get to the next curve? How can I create the next curve?"

    Second, "You should polarize people. Create products and services that you love." 

    Third, "Find a few soul mates. There is this myth about the solo entrepreneur - that is a vastly overrated and inaccurate myth." "You need people to balance off your skillset, if you are great at engineering you need sales,...

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