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EVENTS: SAJA Comes to Seattle; SAJA/AAJA Career Fair; SAJA Awards Submissions Now Open!‏

2013-03-15 3:47 PM | Anonymous

Dear SAJA Members,

We are branching out into the Pacific Northwest with a great social media event! But if you are interested in hosting a SAJA event wherever you are--we are always eager to connect with journalists from around the country--please feel free to email our President, Sovy Azhath, at or our Secretary, Shefali Kulkarni, at for any help or questions.

SAJA Comes To Seattle: Social Media One Night Stand
Hello Seattle!
SAJA along with The University of Washington Communication Leadership Program will co-host a Social Media One-Night Stand with Sree Sreenivasan, Columbia University's Chief Digital Officer and CNET News Blogger. This event is also in partnership with the Seattle Times and the Seattle chapters of SPJ and AAJA. Come and meet SAJA national President Sovy Azhath of CNN who will be visiting Seattle from NYC.

Sree will talk about:

  • How to deepen your connection with your audience via social media
  • New tools you must absolutely know and use
  • How to build your personal brand
  • How to find, on deadline, specific types of people you need for work
  • The best ways to increase your followers, fans, and connections
  • How to get the "right" followers, fans, and connections
  • Metrics: why you need to understand them and how you can do just that
  • Sustainable social media undefined how to keep from drowning in information and make time to participate efficiently

When: Monday, March 18, 2013

Time: 6:00 P.M. (Light refreshments will be served!)

Where: University of Washington, Husky Union Building (HUB), Lyceum

Campus Map:

Get your tickets here before they sell out: Tickets are $10 -

SAJA & AAJA Career Expo
This summer SAJA is teaming up with AAJA during their national convention in New York City to provide our members an exclusive day pass to the AAJA convention on Friday, August 23rd. This pass will not only include the Career Expo, but will also include access to SAJA panels and mixers at the convention. It's a great opportunity to connect with AAJA members and a wide variety of media companies and employers.
If you are interested in attending the full AAJA convention from August 21 - August 24, you can get a SAJA discount rate as well!

Register before April 12, 2013 to get the Early Bird Special Discount!

To purchase tickets (the day pass or the full convention tickets) please visit and follow this instructions on this page:


For more information and prices please visit:

SAJA Awards Are Now Open For Submissions
We are now taking submissions for our annual SAJA Awards! We have 11 different categories to choose from that include journalists and students of South Asian decent as well as reporters who cover the South Asian diaspora.

Submissions can include: print articles, editorials, photographs and new media pieces published, and broadcast aired in 2012.

And good news students: this year we've eliminated the entry fee for all of you, but you are limited to submitting one entry.

We've extended our deadline for award submissions to SUNDAY APRIL 21, 2013.

For more information please visit:

If you have any questions about this year's awards please send an email with 'SAJA Awards 2013' in the subject line to board member Anup Kaphle:

We are also looking for volunteers to help us judge this year's award submissions. If you have the time and are interested in helping us out please send Anup an email with 'SAJA Judge' in the subject line at:
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