Join AAJA’s Sports Task Force on Tuesday, February 7 from 8:00 – 9:00 PM ET for an online mentoring session with Mike Yam, host for Pac-12 Networks and Give Me A Sense podcast. Open to students and early career AAPI journalists, the Sports Task Force Online Mentoring Sessions are broadcast via Facebook Live and teach aspiring journalists how colleagues are performing at the highest levels. Mike will answer your questions about how to break into the business, the obstacles he’s faced, and more! Log on to Facebook and head to the AAJA-Sports Journalists page to join the conversation.
AAJA-STF Online Mentor Session
+ Tuesday, February 7, 8:00 – 9:00 PM ET / 5:00 – 6:00 PM PT
+ Via Facebook Live at http://www.facebook.com/AsianAmericanSportsJournalists
+ With Mike Yam, host on Pac-12 Networks and Give Me A Sense podcast
Mike Yam joined Pac-12 Networks at its August 2012 launch after spending nearly four years at ESPN where he served as an anchor on SportsCenter, and was also heavily involved in the network’s NBA, college football, and college basketball coverage. Yam currently hosts “Pac-12 Sports Report”, as well as anchoring the Pac-12 Football pregame and postgame shows, and “Pac-12: Final Score”. Previously, Yam was a regular voice on the radio as co-host of ESPN’s “Fantasy Focus Basketball” and a frequent fill-in on ESPN Radio and its affiliate in New York City. Prior to ESPN, Yam had stints as anchor of NBA-TV’s “Game Night” and provided daily sports updates on the College Sports Television Network (CSTV). A graduate of Fordham University and winner of the Marty Glickman Play-by-Play award, Yam began his broadcasting career hosting “One-on-One” on WFUV radio in New York.
Tweet your questions before and during the broadcast to @Mike_Yam using #AAJAHangout.
The AAJA Sports Task Force (STF) is an affinity group of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the sports media industry. Membership includes sports journalists (print, broadcast, digital), media professionals, academics and marketing and public relations professionals. The Sports Task Force’s mission is to elevate the voice of Asian Americans in sports media across multiple platforms and encourage future Asian American sports media professionals through mentorship, educational offerings and scholarship opportunities. Follow STF on Twitter @AAJASports.