SAJA JOURNALISM AWARDS NOW OPEN
Deadline: August, 15, 2020
We are accepting nominations from journalists and news organizations for excellence in reporting on South Asia or the worldwide South Asian diaspora. This year, we have introduced two new award categories that recognize the two biggest events of 2020 - the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement. In these two specific categories, we are accepting nominations for work that is produced between January 1-July 15, 2020. Nominations for all other categories should include work produced in 2019.
Winners will be awarded in our online awards event on October 3, 2020. For any questions, write to us at email@example.com.
OCTOBER 3, 2020
Due to the pandemic, SAJA will be holding a virtual awards ceremony this year. We are making sure that the online event will have opportunities for networking, skill building panels and a lot of South Asian fun!
Mark the date on your calendars and stay tuned for more information in the coming months.
Meanwhile, if you have any ideas and suggestions on what you'd like to see in our awards programming, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the South Asian Journalists Association has waived membership fees for the rest of the year. We'd like you to know that SAJA stands committed to helping its members -- and journalists who aren't members -- through this crisis. You can now SIGN UP and become a SAJA member at no cost. In addition, all of SAJA's member resources are now free, including our JOBS BANK. We have RESOURCES to help journalists covering -- and coping -- with COVID-19.
PLEASE WRITE TO US WITH SUGGESTIONS ON HOW YOU'D LIKE SAJA TO HELP DURING THIS CRISIS
Send your suggestions and feedback to email@example.com
JOURNALISTS & MENTAL HEALTH
Georgetown's journalism program called this a "terrific event and a thread to read through". WATCH journalist Aneri Pattani and Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sumi Raghavan discuss mental health issues for journalists and tools to help navigate the uncertainty of this period. You may also READ the twitter thread.
Realistic and optimistic is how we'd describe this session with Swati Sharma, Managing Editor, The Atlantic & Anusha Shrivastava, Director, Career Dev., Statistics, Dept., Columbia University. READ the tweets to find out what the post-corona journalism industry looks like for early and mid-career journalists.
BOOK TALK WITH SOPAN DEB
SAJAer Sopan Deb talks about his upcoming book, Missed Translations: Meeting the Parents Who Raised Me, HERE is a recording. Enjoy this insightful conversation moderated by Lakshmi Gandhi.
WINNERS ANNOUNCED: SAJA-EHRP Grants
SAJA has partnered with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project to help finance freelance projects that are focused on covering the coronavirus outbreak and its impacts. Read more here. We'd like to congratulate our winners:
Ghazala Irshad, Chicago-based writer, editor, and social media strategist focused on solutions and policies affecting people at the margins of society.
Sonia Paul, freelance journalist and audio producer based in Oakland, California.