Friday 15 March, 2013

2013 Golden Circle Awardee: International Examiner

Nearly forty years since its inception, the International Examiner has come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1974. With a readership of 30,000, it is the oldest, non-profit Pan-Asian American newspaper. Established in the Pacific Northwest and named after Seattle’s International District, the International Examiner was initially a publication aimed at serving the business interests of Asian Americans in Seattle. When the International Examiner was bought in 1975 by the Alaska Cannery Workers Association for $1, it took on a more activist, community-based tone. It dedicated itself to serving as a catalyst for building an informed and inspired Asian Pacific American community. Nearly 40 years later, the International Examiner continues to encourage critical thinking by providing timely coverage of relevant and APA news and events. The International Examiner is governed by a volunteer board of directors, guided by a set of goals.

In brief, the goals are to:

  • Be a reliable source of information for the APA community.
  • Serve as a voice for distinct APA views.
  • Provide employment opportunities for APA writers, photographers, artists, & advertising representatives.
  • Promote a better understanding about APA diversity.
  • Serve as an educational resource about the APA community in classrooms
  • Maintain the highest professional standard of journalistic excellence in news content
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