HQ Note: Broadcast Challenge Goal Met! A Thank You Note From SAJA's President & VP‏

Monday, March 25, 2013 1:37 PM | Sovy Azhath (Administrator)

Dear SAJA friends,

Thank you to all who donated for our Broadcast Challenge fundraiser. We are pleased to officially announce that we surpassed our goal of reaching the $10,000 mark and this wouldn't be possible without the support and help from you!

Because we reached our goal of raising $10K, this will be matched dollar-to-dollar by some of the top South Asian
broadcast journalists from around the country. All the funds we receive go directly back to SAJA, as it will help us fund more for scholarships, internships, reporting fellowship grants, workshops for mid-career reporters and a variety of other events for our members across the U.S. and Canada.


In 2010, SAJA gave away a total of $17,000 in scholarships; in 2011, we hit $36,000; in 2012, we hit $50,000. We kept the momentum going this year by now giving away a total of $60,000 in scholarship
and internship funds. These funds will help young South Asian journalists and students advance their media careers.

Last year, we completed an Editors' Challenge and now we've accomplished our goal in the Broadcast Challenge. This shows how much SAJA has grown and expanded to other forms of media in the United States and Canada.


Personally, the Broadcast Challenge was a special fundraiser to organize because as South Asians in the broadcast field, both Vice President Sharaf Mowjood of NBC News and I, Sovy Azhath, of CNN/HLN felt that this helped represent the South Asian community’s role in television and radio media.

Thank you for all the help and support you have given us throughout the years. And we are always looking to hear your feedback and ideas. Please feel free to email us at:

Sovy Azhath: president@saja.org

Sharaf Mowjood:
vp@saja.org

 

We are excited to plan even more notable career-focused events in the near future. Stay tuned!

Sincerely,

Sovy Azhath

President, South Asian Journalists Association

CNN Headline News Producer/Writer


Sharaf Mowjood

Vice President, South Asian Journalists Association

Associate Producer for NBC's Rock Center w/ Brian Williams
 
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