The Dat Winning Fellowship is a writing program for aspiring Asian/Pacific Islander American (APIA) writers interested in a career in sports writing. Over a period of six months, DW fellows will write ten (10) stories, including one long-form story. Each fellow is assigned a mentor that is an established APIA professional in the field. The program is run in collaboration with the SB Nation and the Asian American Journalists Association Sports Task Force.
2018 DAT WINNING FELLOWS
Jimmy Chen is a 22-year-old writer who is passionate about storytelling through the sports world. Residing in the Los Angeles area, he aspires to work as a sports journalist in order to inspire audiences through positive, engaging narratives.
Chen is an upcoming 12up Sports intern, current Cover the Spread 365 writing intern and former staff reporter for the Yale Daily News.
In May 2018, he graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. During his senior year at Yale, Chen connected with his lifelong love of sports while beat reporting for the Yale Daily News and aims to continue resonating his passion at the highest level.
TuAnh is a UCLA biology grad with a passion for sports, food and writing in no particular order. Looking forward to somehow combining all them as a multimedia journalist. Also a corgi lover, professional Netflix watcher and constant traveler.
When he isn’t jamming out to “Hamilton,” Brian Truong is writing, broadcasting or shooting video as rising journalism junior at Cal Poly. He is the incoming sports editor for Mustang News and is thrilled to continue telling stories with Dat Winning.
The Bay Area native brings six years of play-by-play broadcasting experience and a fierce enthusiasm for multimedia reporting. He aspires to continue his sportscasting career in hockey or esports. Brian believes that this season will definitely, undoubtedly, be the San Jose Sharks’ year to win it all. Find more of his bad takes at @_BrianTruong.
Ashley Wijangco is an alumna of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who is from the Chicagoland area. Before studying journalism in college, she began her career as a sports writer during her junior year of high school when she started writing for FanSided’s Pippen Ain’t Easy.
In college, Ashley was involved with Illinois’ independent student newspaper, The Daily Illini, as a sports writer and with the university’s official yearbook, Illio. During her senior year, she was Illio’s co-editor-in-chief and oversaw the creation of a top-10 “Best of Show Yearbook 300+ Pages” as named by the Associated Collegiate Press at the 2017 National College Media Convention. Following graduation in spring 2017, Ashley spent the summer as a communications intern for the National Basketball Players Association.
2017 DAT WINNING MENTORS
2017 DAT WINNING FELLOWS
2017 DAT WINNING MENTORS
NBC Asian America
Asian American Writers Workshop
Asian American Journalists Association
AAJA Sports Taskforce
2015 DAT WINNING FELLOWS
- Alec MacDonald (Oakland, CA)
- Andrew Tie (Chapel Hill, NC) | @Andrew_Tie
- Brian Wong (Los Angeles, CA) | @bigbwong
- Lata Pandya (Los Angeles, CA) | @LataPandya
- Maggie Thach (Salt Lake City, UT) | @magsthach
- Saqib Rahim (Brooklyn, NY) | @
- Serenity Joo (Winnipeg, MB, CA) | @JooSerenity
2015 MENTORING EDITORS & ADVISORY BOARD
- Hua Hsu | @huahsu | Associate Professor of English at Vassar College.
- Jay Caspian Kang | jaycaspiankang | Founding Editor at Grantland.
- Kai Ma | @kai_ma | Former Editor-in-Chief at KoreAm Magazine.
- Mina Kimes | @minakimes | Senior Writer at ESPN the Magazine.
- Pablo S. Torre | @pablotorre | Senior Writer at ESPN the Magazine, ESPN.com.
- Sachin Shenolikar | @shenoli | Former editor at Sports Illustrated Kids.
- Ursula Liang | @ursulaliang | Director/Producer of “9-Man” documentary.