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HQ Note: SAJA Career Expo Early Bird Special; SAJA Awards Deadline; SAJA Internship Fund; SAJA Comes To Your City‏

2013-04-10 8:37 PM | Anonymous
SAJA Career Expo at the AAJA National Convention: Early Bird Special Deadline Is April 12th

Hurry members! The deadline to get our Early Bird discount for the AAJA National Convention Career Expo is April 12th!

SAJA members will have a special one day rate ($150) on Friday August 23, 2013 with complete access to the job fair as well as workshops, panel discussions, and AAJA's silent auction later that night.

Those interested in attending the full AAJA National Convention from Wednesday Aug 21st - Saturday Aug 24th can get a SAJA discount rate as well.

You will need to register through the AAJA Convention site. 

To register, please follow the guidelines on this link:

Career Fair & Expo/Convention Registration

The discount code for SAJA members is SAJA2013, to be entered at the check-out page.

Registration Dates & Prices Below:

Day rate for Friday, August 23rd before April 12th - $150
Day rate for Friday, August 23rd after April 12th - $175
Full-Early Bird Convention rate before April 12th - $225
Full-Pre-Convention rate after April 12th - $300
Full Onsite rate after June 14th - $375

Any questions, please direct them to AAJA office at 415.346.2051, ext. 105, or email at
Send In Your Submissions: Deadline For SAJA Awards Is April 21st

We need your submissions! The deadline for this years' SAJA Awards is Sunday, April 21st.

We invite individual journalists and news organizations in North America to submit entries for this year's SAJA Journalism Awards.

This award recognizes excellence in coverage of South Asia, as well as outstanding reporting by South Asian journalists and students in the U.S. and Canada.
SAJA Board Member presents a SAJA Award to Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann

The 2013
 Awards, which are open to journalists, media companies and freelancers headquartered in the U.S. and Canada, consist of the following categories:

For journalists (including freelancers) working for media outlets based in North America:

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

ENTRY FEE (entries without payment will NOT be processed): $50

We have eliminated the entry fee for students, but will accept only one submission per student.

You can submit by clicking on the categories above or going to

Any questions or if you are interested in volunteering to judge this years' awards please email SAJA Board Member Anup Kaphle at

(Please address your email with "SAJA Awards 2013" or "SAJA Judge" in the subject line)

NEW: SAJA Internship Fund Is Now Taking Applications

Calling all students! Got an unpaid or partially paid internship lined up this summer? A
little financial help from SAJA's Internship Fund, to meet basic expenses, will help you gain valuable experience and clips.

This year, 
SAJA will grant up to $4,500 distributed among three students who have already secured internships, but may find it difficult to accept because they are partially paid or unpaid. This is a need-based grant. Up to three students will receive a minimum of $1,500 each for the summer.

Students from all mediums (newspaper, magazine, radio, TV and new media) will be considered.

To apply, first register here:

To complete your application, email with the following supporting materials:

1. A copy of your offer letter.

2. A copy of your resume.

3. Attachments or links to 3-5 clips.

4. Answers to the following questions (300 words or less each):

a. What has driven your interest in SAJA, South Asia or the diaspora?

b. How have you been involved with SAJA thus far?

c. Detail the expenses you will incur to pursue this internship.

d. Detail your financial need for this grant.

e. Detail any other sources of funding you are receiving for this internship.

Applications are due at 11:59 P.M. Saturday, June 1st, 2013.
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Visit for complete details on the program.
Please contact SAJA Secretary Shefali Kulkarni at with questions or to send supporting application materials.

SAJA Comes To Your City!

SAJA is looking to come to a city near you! In the past we've hosted events in New York City, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Seattle, Las Vegas, Boston, Bay Area and Toronto. And we would love to host a happy hour, mixer, panel, informational session, or any other event that will help benefit our North American members. We love hearing from our members and want to collaborate with all of you.

If you are interested in hosting an event in your city please feel free to contact SAJA President Sovy Azhath at or SAJA Secretary Shefali Kulkarni at

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