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
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AN UPDATE ON AWARDS
Due to the pandemic, SAJA will be holding a virtual awards ceremony this year. So save the date: Oct. 3, 2020. Stay tuned for details on how to enter this year's awards, which will be released in mid-July.
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.