Come celebrate the talented journalists we are honoring this year from around the country!
This year we are hosting our annual journalism awards dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
We are thrilled to present out panelists for this year's Awards Dinner.
(Stay tuned for more details!)
S. Mitra Kalita
S. Mitra Kalita is the vice president for programming at CNN Digital. She was previously managing editor for editorial strategy at the Los Angeles Times. During her year there, she helped latimes.com traffic soar to nearly 60 million uniques monthly, innovated new forms of storytelling and audience engagement, and connected the Times to new communities via events, new beats, translations and partnerships. She served as the executive editor (at large) for Quartz, Atlantic Media’s global economy site, and was its founding ideas editor. She also oversaw the launches of Quartz India and Quartz Africa. She worked previously at the Wall Street Journal, where she directed coverage of the Great Recession, launched a local news section for New York City and reported on the housing crisis as a senior writer. She was a founding editor of Mint, a business paper in New Delhi, and has previously worked for the Washington Post, Newsday and the Associated Press. She has taught journalism at St. John’s, UMass-Amherst, and Columbia Jschool, and previously served as president of the South Asian Journalists Association. Born in Brooklyn, Mitra was raised in Long Island, Puerto Rico and New Jersey—with regular trips to her grandparents’ villages in Assam, India.
Swati is The Washington Post’s Deputy General Assignment Editor, focusing on audience engagement and breaking news. Previously, she was The Post's Foreign Digital Editor, coordinating cross-departmental efforts to maximize the speed, reach and visual impact of international coverage. She was formerly at the Boston Globe, where she covered nightlife, hyperlocal news and coordinated the live blog coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, which was cited in the Globe’s Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. Swati loves to travel, speaks Hindi and is a voracious consumer of international news – as well as a passionate fan of Indian cinema. She grew up in northern California and is a graduate of Northeastern University.
Tasneem is the Senior Editor, NPR's Code Switch where she edits long essays about uncomfortable issues: race, ethnicity, and identity. Formerly Tasneem led the data journalism team at Mother Jones, and spoke regularly at fancy conferences about how small, lean newsroom teams can punch way above their weight. Even more formerly she was a longform features writer on staff at the Chicago Reader. She is the author of the essay Is Coding The New Literacy? (Mother Jones, 2014), hailed as required reading on the future of programming.
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FULL MEMBERS: $80.00
STUDENT SAJA MEMBERS: $50.00
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To enter your work in this year's SAJA Journalism Awards click here: http://www.saja.org/page-1752848
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