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SAJA Awards

This year's SAJA awards are now live! If you'd like a chance for your work published in 2021 to be recognized by an award, enter it today. We will be recognizing excellence in health reporting, business reporting and more. Deadline is Sept. 15.

Details on categories and how to apply are here.

SAJA-Knowledge at Wharton

The SAJA-Knowledge at Wharton Funding Opportunity was established in 1999. This unique program is designed to enhance the quality of minority business journalism. It provides a member of SAJA with funding to attend the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists in Philadelphia.

Deadline to apply is Sept. 26.

Apply here.

2021 SAJA Scholarship and Internship Fund Award Winners

SAJA is pleased to offer $20,000 in scholarships to 10 students, as well as $3,000 in internship support. Learn about this year's winners here!

Click on the links below to check out the winners of SAJA's awards, scholarships and other grant programs.

 Journalism Award WinnersScholarship Winners Reporting Fellowship Winners Internship Awardees

New Board

Please welcome our new 2022 SAJA executive officers:

  • Sabrina Malhi as President,
  • Farnoush Amiri as Vice President,
  • Mythili Sampathkumar as Secretary,
  • John Laxmi as Treasurer and
  • Jennifer Chowdhury as Communications Officer

And please welcome Deena Zaidi as a new board member.

We look forward to a productive new year!

2021 SAJA Awards

Watch our special panel on Hope and Resilience and awards ceremony, and see the winners of this year's SAJA awards here!

A big congratulations to all of our winners! And a big thank you to all of the judges who volunteered their time to help recognize great journalism.

If you'd like to get more involved with SAJA, or have any questions, please email


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  • SAJA is compiling a list of Covid-19 related resources, tips and links for journalists. Click here for details.
  • SAJA issued an advisory to news organizations against using the term “India variant” or “Indian variant” when describing the new version of the Covid-19 virus that reportedly originated out of India.  Click here for details.
  • SAJA organized a panel discussion on India Under Covid (April 30, 2021) Click here to watch the program
  • In Memoriam: Journalists and media workers lost to Covid-19 in India. List compiled by Network Of Women in Media, India (NWMI).
  • COVID RELIEF DONATIONS: A Crowdsourced List of Suggested Charity Organizations in India, intended for those looking to support local efforts/non-profits & Independent Media using international credit cards.
  • SAJA & AAJA issued a media advisory (April 16, 2021) to help journalists on the coverage of Indianapolis fedex facility shooting. Click Here.
  • International Women's Day: Masuma Ahuja's new book 'Girlhood': On March 8, SAJA Board Member Masuma Ahuja spoke with member and freelancer Lakshmi Gandhi about her new book Girlhood: Teens Around The World In Their Own Voices, what it was like working girls from around the world, and the ins and outs of writing a book as a journalist.  Click  here.
  • Misinformation and the Coronavirus: On March 4, SAJA Board Member Karen Mahabir spoke with BuzzFeed senior reporter Jane Lytvynenko about how to talk to friends and relatives who spread misinformation about the coronavirus, among other topics about misinformation and disinformation. Click here.
  • Farmers' Protests Briefing: On February 9, 2021, SAJA held a background briefing via Zoom on the ongoing farmers' protests in Delhi. Panelists highlighted the issues surrounding the protests and discussed what journalists have been dealing with amid censorship, threats and arrests. Click here.
  • SAJA conducted a meditation and yoga class online for journalists on January 27, 2021. 

    NEW PROGRAM: Mentorship!

    SAJA is pleased to launch a new mentorship program this year. Five mentees will be selected to be paired with five experienced mentors, based on interests and career goals. 

    The goal will be to foster long-term professional relationships, for the benefit of our members and the industry!

    Become a Member

    SAJA provides networking and career opportunities for members. 


    Yoga With SAJA to destress!

    Board Members: Farnoush Amiri, Jennifer Chowdhury, Aishwarya Kumar, John Laxmi, Karen Mahabir, Sabrina Malhi, Nidhi Prakash, Mythili Sampathkumar, Pia Sarkar, Deena Zaidi and Mihir Zaveri. 

    Advisors: Anusha Shrivastava, Prabha Natarajan, Prerana Thakurdesai and Nina Sen

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