Announcing Hyphen's Journalism Fellow, Kevin Lee

September 26, 2011


We are very excited and pleased to announce our Hyphen Public Interest Journalism Fellow, Kevin Lee.

Some of you may recognize his name since he's come on board as a Hyphen blogger in recent weeks. (His latest post was about Asian American male images and Ken Jeong).

What you might not know is that Kevin also has experience as a government and public affairs reporter for newspapers in places such Madison, WI, and Springfield, MA, among others.

Kevin impressed our fellowship committee and an outside panel of expert judges (see below) with his proposal to cover restaurant scamming. Kevin will be writing about scams against Asian restaurants nationwide. Kevin will be investigating this issue and will work closely with Hyphen editors to develop the project.

We would like to note that we received a number of highly qualified applicants. The committee and judges carefully considered each application before selecting Kevin’s project. We would like to give a special thanks to the judges for their time and expertise -- and, to all of the applicants.

Please look for Kevin’s post and stories in the future!


The Hyphen Fellowship Committee


Phuong Ly is the founder of Gateway California, a nonprofit that helps journalists connect with immigrant sources and provides media training to nonprofits. The project was developed during her recent year as a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Previously, she was a reporter at the Washington Post. A portfolio of her stories on immigrants won national awards and was included in the book, Best Newspaper Writing 2006-2007.

Sandip Roy is as editor with New America Media currently on leave in India where he is working as culture editor for

Doris Truong is a multiplatform editor at The Washington Post. She was part of The Post’s 2010 “Top Secret America” team. She formerly supervised the editing of 13 weekly suburban sections and also worked on the National desk, where she helped with the Abramoff investigative reporting package that won the 2006 Pulitzer. A graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, Truong is the 2011-12 national president of the 1,400-member Asian American Journalists Association. She is a Maynard Media Academy alumna and a graduate of AAJA’s Executive Leadership Program. Truong has been a guest faculty member at the Poynter Institute and has presented to multiple journalism groups.


Momo Chang

Senior Contributing Editor

Momo Chang is the Content Manager at the Center for Asian American Media, and freelances for magazines, online publications, and weeklies. Her writings focus on Asian American communities, communities of color, and youth culture. She is a former staff writer at the Oakland Tribune. Her stories range from uncovering working conditions in nail salons, to stories about “invisible minorities” like Tongan youth and Iu Mien farmers. She has freelances The New York Times, WIRED, and East Bay Express, among other publications.