ELECTION RESULTS: SAJA announces newly elected board for 2016-2017!

Jan 14, 2015, New York, NY—The board of directors of SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association (@sajahq), appointed a new executive committee at its first meeting of the year in January. 

Anusha Shrivastava (@AnushaCU), career management officer at Columbia University’s Department of Statistics and faculty adviser for the SAJA student group at the university, returns for a second term as president. Shefali Kulkarni (@ShefaliKulkarni), audience engagement producer at BBC News North America, was elected as vice president. Kamini Ramdeen (@KaminiRamdeen), assistant managing editor at The Odyssey and managing editor at Brown Girl Magazine, was elected as secretary. Financial risk advisor at KPMG and former broadcast journalist, Divya Singaravelu (@Divya_158), was elected as treasurer. And Sovy Azhath (@SovyProducer), former SAJA president and producer/ writer at CNN Headline News, was elected as officer-at-large.

Other board members include: Lakshmi Gandhi (@LakshmiGandhi), freelance writer and communications associate at Foundation for a Just Society, Sharaf Mowjood (@Mowjood), a producer at The Huffington Post, Geetika Rudra (@GGGeetika), domain expert at Dataminr, Trisha Sakhuja (@Tsakhuja13), content manager at India.com and editor-in-chief at Brown Girl Magazine, Aarti Virani (@aartivirani), freelance arts and culture writer and contributing editor at Vogue India, and SAJA co-founder and chief digital officer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sree Sreenivasan (@sree).

“I am excited to be back on the SAJA Board as President. This is my second term leading a very dedicated and hard-working group of volunteers who help improve coverage of South Asia and mentor young journalists,” said Shrivastava. 

“We plan to have several events, including panels and workshops for mid-career journalists, and newsroom visits throughout the year. Please reach out to us with ideas and feedback,” she added.

Having been a member of SAJA since 2003, I've seen SAJA grow and adapt to journalism's changing landscape. SAJA prides itself on its relationship with its members and creating a community that can learn from one another,” said Kulkarni. 

Get Involved!

The new board hopes you will get involved with SAJA activities in 2016. As always, please send ideas, tips, and suggestions to saja@saja.org.

Save the date! 

SAJA Hosts a Mixer w/ NABJ, AAJA and NAHJ on Thursday, February 18 at Parlor Lounge in New York City from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

The mixer includes open bar from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. and cash bar from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Stay tuned for the registration link! 


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