A years that are few, reporter and journalism teacher Erika Hayasaki traded a couple of e-mails beside me wondering why there weren’t more visible Asian US long-form authors within the media industry. After talking about a number of our experiences that are own we concluded that an element of the problem had not been just too little variety in newsrooms, but deficiencies in editors whom worry sufficient about representation to proactively simply take some article writers of color under their wings.
“There has to be more editors out there who is able to behave as mentors for Asian United states journalists and provide them the freedom to explore and flourish,” we published. Long-form journalism, we noted, is just a craft this is certainly honed in the long run and needs persistence and thoughtful modifying from editors who care — perhaps not no more than just what tale has been written, but in addition who’s writing those tales.
We additionally listed the names of some Asian US authors who’ve been doing a bit of actually great work that is long-form. Aided by the Asian United states Journalists Association meeting presently underway in Atlanta, Georgia (if you’re around, come express hello!), I desired to share with you a number of my personal favorite long-form pieces authored by Asian US authors within the last years that are few.
1. In a present that is perpetualErika Hayasaki, Wired, April 2016)
Susie McKinnon includes a severely lacking memory that is autobiographical this means she can’t keep in mind information about her past—or envision what her future might look like.