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SAJA's Annual Awards Ceremony
September 16th, 2017 in New York City.
Sopan Deb is a culture writer for The New York Times, writing about the intersection of politics and culture, among other topics. Before joining The Times, he covered Donald Trump's presidential campaign for CBS News from start to finish as a campaign embed. He covered hundreds of rallies in more than 40 states for a year and a half.
His work has previously appeared on NBC, Al Jazeera America and The Boston Globe, ranging from examining the trek of endangered manatees to following a class of blind filmmakers in Boston led by the former executive producer of "Friends."
Tina Rosenberg is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. She co-authors the "Fixes" column in the New York Times "Opinionator" section. She is a former editorial writer for the New York Times and a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. Tina is the co-founder of Solutions Journalism Network, which supports and connects journalists interested in doing solutions journalism. Her books include Children of Cain: Violence and the Violent in Latin America and The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism, which won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. She has written for dozens of magazines, including The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Foreign Policy and The Atlantic. She is the author, most recently, of Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World.
Arun Venugopal is a race reporter and host at WNYC. He is a regular contributor to The United States of Anxiety, as well as NPR's Morning Edition and All things Considered. His work has appeared at Salon, Newsweek, the Guardian, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. He's a native Texan and lives in Queens.
Habiba Nosheen is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning investigative journalist and filmmaker. She is the co-host for Canada’s leading investigative news-magazine show, "the fifth estate" on CBC.
Prior to CBC, she worked at 60 Minutes where her reporting included stories on death penalty in America, wrongful convictions, and corruption in the banking system. In 2013, Habiba shot, directed and reported the film "Outlawed in Pakistan" which aired on PBS FRONTLINE. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where it was called "among the standouts" of Sundance by The Los Angeles Times.
Habiba was born in Pakistan and is fluent in four languages. She teaches reporting at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. She was a SAJA Reporting Fellow in 2011 and reported from Pakistan for The Atlantic with Hilke Schellmann for a piece titled “Abandoned, Aborted, or Left for Dead: These Are the Vanishing Girls of Pakistan”.
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