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"I've covered Chinatown since 1980, and I remember how good a place this was then," says Alex Peng, a veteran reporter for New York's Chinese language media who serves as one of OurChinatown's bilingual editors. "Since then, it has been fading away, and it's in danger of disappearing. For the Chinese American community, this is not just a place -- it's a source of life, inspiration and dreams. And Chinatown isn't just important for Chinese Americans. It's not just our Chinatown. It's everybody's Chinatown." For further information or to speak with the OurChinatown team, email Jeff Yang at jeff@ourchinatown.org or Marcia Santillan at marcias@aaja.org, or call Marcia at 415.346.2051 x107. OurChinatown: The Team Directors How to Buy Gold Physical Gold Shipped to Your Door Free Investor Kit. Since 1960. Goldline.com/Buy-Gold

Mae Cheng (Project Coordinator) is executive editor of amNewYork. Before joining amNewYork in 2007, she was a reporter and writer for New York Newsday. She is a former AAJA national president and UNITY: Journalists of Color president, and serves as committee chair of the AAJA National Endowment. She participated In AAJA's Gannett Management Development Mentor Program in 2005 and was AAJA National convention chair in New York in 2000. Cheng is a graduate of the AAJA Executive Leadership Program New York Class of 1998 class and a former AAJA New York chapter president. Paul Cheung (Interactive Director) is the Associated Press's Global Interactive Editor for its New York City headquarters. The interactive editor manages a global team of visual journalists who produce multimedia and information graphics for all formats, including print, online and mobile. Cheung is also an adjunct faculty member at Columbia Journalism School teaching visual journalism. Prior to joining the AP, Cheung was The Miami Herald's Deputy Multimedia Presentation Editor. He managed MiamiHerald.com site redesign in 2009 and before joining the Miami Herald, Cheung was a Senior Graphics Editor at The Wall Street Journal. Cheung served on the board of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA). He was the National AAJA convention co-chair in Miami 2007 and programming chair for the past three years. Cheung, a 2007 Newspaper Association of America Breakthrough fellow, graduated from New York University where he studied journalism, sociology, science and photography. Cindy del Rosario Tapan (Editorial Director) is a freelance writer and editor. Previously, she was editorial manager at RecycleBank, an incentives program that encourages people to take positive green actions. Cindy has served as the managing editor for National Geographic's Green Guide online, Parenting.com and the eco-conscious website Blue Egg. She began career at In Style and Oprah magazines, before being named program director for the launch of Martha Stewart Living Radio. She is the former president of the NY chapter of AAJA, and a 2005 graduate of the Executive Leadership Program. Jeff Yang (Marketing and Outreach Director) was founder and publisher of aMagazine, Asian America's most influential English-language media institution, and aOnline, one of the first AsianAmerican communities on the web. He now serves as Global VP of Iconoculture, where he oversees

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