"Chasing News Across Culture and Generations"

Anh Do


Masters Tea, Davenport College
April 2, 2009,
4:00 P.M.

co-sponsored by:
Council on Southeast Asia Studies and the Poynter Fellowship Program

hosted by
Richard Schottenfeld, Master, Davenport College, 271 Park StreetStreet


Anh Do will go wherever the story takes her. A second-generation journalist, she serves as vice president of Nguoi Viet Daily News, the largest Vietnamese-language newspaper in the U.S. where she also founded Nguoi Viet 2, a weekly English section for younger readers.

Anh Do started her career at the Dallas Morning News and the Seattle Times before coming to the Orange County Register in California, where she boosted the paper's reporting on Asian cultures and communities as a columnist for eight years.

Her work has taken Anh to England, Guatemala, Peru, Vietnam, India, Cuba and 18 states in Mexico. Her coverage has been honored by Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, the University of Washington's DART Award for excellence in reporting on victims of violence, the Asian American Journalists Association and Freedom Newspapers Sweepstakes Award. Her interviewing technique is highlighted in Covering Violence, a guide to ethical reporting on victims and trauma, and she has taught narrative writing and how to connect with diverse demographics at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in Florida. She is the recipient of a fellowship from the New York Times for training in newspaper management.

For her work connecting immigrant and mainstream communities, OC Metro magazine in 2005 named her one of "10 Women Changing Our Lives" and OC Weekly newspaper chose her among its "Magnificent Seven" in 2007. Anh is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She also studied international relations at Regent's College in London and Spanish at UNAM in Mexico City.