AAJA has released a pronunciation guide for victims in the Atlanta spa shootings with Chinese-language and Korean-language names.
As more information emerges about the victims' identities, center their stories and those within the community. Please consult members of the AAPI community to ensure accurate spelling and pronunciation of Asian names.
In our video pronunciation guide, reporters Janice Yu and Frances Wang state the correct pronunciation of each of the Chinese- and Korean-language names. Six of the eight victims are Asian.
Soon Chung Park
Hyun Jung Grant Please note the video pronunciation guide uses Hyun Jung Grant. A crowdfunding page set up by her family members uses her maiden name Hyun Jung Kim.
Yong Ae Yue
Without the names written in Hanzi or Hangul respectively, the tonal representation may not be accurate. We ask reporters to best mimic the sounds pronounced in the video.
Access our guidance here: aaja.org/2021/03/17/aaja-guidance-on-atlanta-shootings/