SAJA Announces 2012 Journalism Award Winners

Sunday, July 15, 2012 1:53 PM | Jigar Mehta (Administrator)

The Daniel Pearl Award for outstanding reporting about South Asia: All media
Winner
The Unwinnable war, Aryn Baker, Time

Finalists
War pulls apart Afghan families, Joshua Partlow, The Washington Post

At Afghan military hospital, graft and deadly neglect, Maria Abi-Habib, The Wall Street Journal

Outstanding enterprise reporting about South Asia or the worldwide South Asian diaspora: All media
Winner
Series: On the smuggler’s trail, Stewart Bell, The National Post

Finalists
From Kerala to Dayton, Arthur Pais, India Abroad


Outstanding breaking news reporting about South Asia or the worldwide South Asian diaspora: All media
No Finalists

Outstanding business story about South Asia, or the worldwide South Asians diaspora: All media
Winner
J.P Morgan’s hunt for Afghan gold, James Bandler, Fortune

Finalists


Outstanding arts, culture, or travel story about South Asia, or the worldwide South Asians diaspora: All media
Winner
Kabul rock city, Ali M. Latifi, Al-Jazeera

Finalists

India’s vanishing vultures, Meera Subramanian, Virginia Quarterly Review

Outstanding editorial/commentary on South Asia, or the worldwide South Asians diaspora: All media
Winner
When parochialisms collide, Parthiv N. Parekh, Khabar

Finalists
China’s century -- or India’s? Zoher Abdoolcarim, Michael Schuman and Bill Powell, Time

The politics of grief, V.V. Ganeshananthan, Granta

Outstanding visual storytelling about South Asia, or the worldwide South Asians diaspora (includes audio slide shows, photo essays and video stories)
Winner
Why are children smoking in Indonesia? Jon Meyersohn and Dan Harris, ABC News

Finalists
With newborn baby, Bhutanese refugee family plants American roots, Matt O'Brien and Jane Tyska, Inside Bay Area

Photographs of Afghanistan show a country carved up by war, Balazs Gardi and Teru Kuwayama, The Daily Beast

For journalists of South Asian origin working in North America for any media outlet: Outstanding story on any subject: All media
Winner

Finalist
Born on 9/11- Ten Children, Ten Years Later, Zain Shauk, Susan Carroll, Johnny Hanson, Tanyia Johnson, The Houston Chronicle

Outstanding editorial/op-ed/commentary on any subject: All media
Winner

Finalists


Outstanding story on any subject by a South Asian student in the US or Canada: All media
A double edged sword: gay and illegal in America, Kumutha Ramanathan (FIRST prize)

Squeezed out in India, students turn to U.S, Nida Najar (SECOND prize)

JUDGES: Franz Strasser, The BBC; Mark Stein, Dow Jones; Tiffany Harness, The Washington Post; Prabha Natarajan, Dow Jones; Jonathan Capehart, MSNBC contributor; Blake Hounshell, Foreign Policy.


 
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