Jia H. Jung

Jia H. Jung


Jia H. Jung is a staff reporter for AsAmNews, where she has worked since September 2023. She is also a California Local Journalism Fellow. She reports on stories about and relevant to the Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Indigenous communities across the United States. In 2022, she earned a master’s degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism. She went on to freelance in Korea and the Philippines, producing work for the Korea Times, Atlas/Gastro Obscura, SAVEUR and Eastern Standard Times Media with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. She also previously was a Li Center for Global Journalism Fellow at Honolulu Civil Beat. 


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