South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA)

South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) SAJA is a nonprofit networking and resource organization for journalists and others interested in South Asia and its diaspora. We love all things desi. You can, too. Join us as saja.org.

Founded in March 1994 with 18 members, today SAJA connects and serves more than 1,000 journalists at news outlets big and small. SAJA members are spread across North America; there are active chapters in New York, Washington, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Toronto. For more information or to get involved, visit http://saja.org.

Mission: SAJA serves as a networking and resource forum for journalists of South Asian descent as well as for journalists and others interested in South Asia and the South Asian diaspora. Its mission includes acting as a resource to promote accurate coverage of South Asia and the diaspora.

LAST CHANCE: SAJA has partnered with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project to help finance freelance projects that are...
04/21/2020
SAJA | South Asian Journalists Association - SAJA-Economic Hardship Reporting Project Grants

LAST CHANCE: SAJA has partnered with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project to help finance freelance projects that are focused on covering the coronavirus outbreak and its impacts. Applicants must be SAJA members (membership fees are currently waived.)
The deadline is April 22.

SAJA is partnering with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project to help finance freelance projects that are focused on covering the coronavirus outbreak and its impacts. The goal is to support freelance journalists who may be facing financial hardship at this time. 

DEADLINE EXTENDED!SAJA has partnered with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project to help finance freelance projects tha...
04/19/2020
SAJA | South Asian Journalists Association - SAJA-Economic Hardship Reporting Project Grants

DEADLINE EXTENDED!
SAJA has partnered with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project to help finance freelance projects that are focused on covering the coronavirus outbreak and its impacts. Applicants must be SAJA members (membership fees are currently waived.)
The new deadline is April 22.

SAJA is partnering with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project to help finance freelance projects that are focused on covering the coronavirus outbreak and its impacts. The goal is to support freelance journalists who may be facing financial hardship at this time. 

While many internships are up in the air right now, if yours is still taking place and you need financial assistance in ...
04/18/2020
SAJA | South Asian Journalists Association - Internship Fund

While many internships are up in the air right now, if yours is still taking place and you need financial assistance in order to be able to do it, please apply for our internship fund. The deadline is April 20.
saja.org/internshipfund

DEADLINE EXTENDED!SAJA has partnered with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project to help finance freelance projects tha...
04/17/2020
SAJA | South Asian Journalists Association - SAJA-Economic Hardship Reporting Project Grants

DEADLINE EXTENDED!
SAJA has partnered with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project to help finance freelance projects that are focused on covering the coronavirus outbreak and its impacts. Applicants must be SAJA members (membership fees are currently waived.)
The new deadline is April 22.

SAJA is partnering with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project to help finance freelance projects that are focused on covering the coronavirus outbreak and its impacts. The goal is to support freelance journalists who may be facing financial hardship at this time. 

Undergraduate and graduate students studying journalism, if you need a some financial assistance to study our field, ple...
04/16/2020
SAJA | South Asian Journalists Association - Scholarships

Undergraduate and graduate students studying journalism, if you need a some financial assistance to study our field, please apply to the SAJA scholarship!
The deadline is April 17.

SAJA has awarded $40,000 in scholarships to help graduate, undergraduate and high school students pursue their education and future careers in journalism.

The status of many internships is up in the air right now, but if yours is still taking place and you need financial ass...
04/15/2020
SAJA | South Asian Journalists Association - Internship Fund

The status of many internships is up in the air right now, but if yours is still taking place and you need financial assistance in order to be able to do it, please apply for our internship fund. The deadline is April 20.
saja.org/internshipfund

TOMORROW, APRIL 15, 7PM EASTERN Join us for this virtual Q&A event to talk about what's next for J-school students and e...
04/14/2020

TOMORROW, APRIL 15, 7PM EASTERN
Join us for this virtual Q&A event to talk about what's next for J-school students and early career journalists in the post #COVID19 world.

Our panelists:
- Swati Sharma, Managing Editor, The Atlantic
- Anusha Shrivastava, Director, Career Dev., Statistics Dept., Columbia University

RSVP required: [email protected]

SAJA has partnered with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project to help finance freelance projects that are focused on c...
04/14/2020
SAJA | South Asian Journalists Association - SAJA-Economic Hardship Reporting Project Grants

SAJA has partnered with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project to help finance freelance projects that are focused on covering the coronavirus outbreak and its impacts.

Applicants must be SAJA members (membership fees are currently waived.) The deadline is April 15.

SAJA is partnering with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project to help finance freelance projects that are focused on covering the coronavirus outbreak and its impacts. The goal is to support freelance journalists who may be facing financial hardship at this time. 

SAJA has partnered with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project to help finance freelance projects that are focused on c...
04/13/2020
SAJA | South Asian Journalists Association - SAJA-Economic Hardship Reporting Project Grants

SAJA has partnered with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project to help finance freelance projects that are focused on covering the coronavirus outbreak and its impacts.

Applicants must be SAJA members (membership fees are currently waived.) The deadline is April 15.

SAJA is partnering with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project to help finance freelance projects that are focused on covering the coronavirus outbreak and its impacts. The goal is to support freelance journalists who may be facing financial hardship at this time. 

Students, apply now for $2,000 scholarships from the South Asian Journalists Association. The deadline is April 17! saja...
04/13/2020
SAJA | South Asian Journalists Association - Scholarships

Students, apply now for $2,000 scholarships from the South Asian Journalists Association. The deadline is April 17! saja.org/scholarships

SAJA has awarded $40,000 in scholarships to help graduate, undergraduate and high school students pursue their education and future careers in journalism.

Students, apply now for $2,000 scholarships from the South Asian Journalists Association. The deadline is April 17! saja...
04/11/2020
SAJA | South Asian Journalists Association - Scholarships

Students, apply now for $2,000 scholarships from the South Asian Journalists Association. The deadline is April 17! saja.org/scholarships

SAJA has awarded $40,000 in scholarships to help graduate, undergraduate and high school students pursue their education and future careers in journalism.

STUDENTS & EARLY CAREER JOURNALISTS:We're taking all your questions about the impact of COVID-19 on careers in journalis...
04/08/2020

STUDENTS & EARLY CAREER JOURNALISTS:
We're taking all your questions about the impact of COVID-19 on careers in journalism. Register with [email protected] to join the the conversation with SAJA advisors:

- Swati Sharma, Managing Editor, The Atlantic
- Anusha Shrivastava, Director, Career Dev., Statistics Dept., Columbia University

Wednesday, April 15th, 7pm Eastern

04/07/2020

SAJAers Remember Liyna Anwar

Students, apply now for $2,000 scholarships from the South Asian Journalists Association. The deadline is April 17! saja...
04/04/2020
SAJA | South Asian Journalists Association - Scholarships

Students, apply now for $2,000 scholarships from the South Asian Journalists Association. The deadline is April 17! saja.org/scholarships

SAJA has awarded $40,000 in scholarships to help graduate, undergraduate and high school students pursue their education and future careers in journalism.

SAJA is compiling a list of resources, tips and links to help journalists cover — and cope — with the COVID-19.Please sh...
04/03/2020
SAJA | South Asian Journalists Association - COVID-19 Resources

SAJA is compiling a list of resources, tips and links to help journalists cover — and cope — with the COVID-19.

Please share, and if there's anything we can add, let us know!

SAJA is compiling a list of resources, tips and links to help journalists cover -- and cope -- with the COVID-19. This list will expand over time. Feel free to email suggestions for additions to [email protected].

Fabulous seeing all of you at the SAJA book talk tonight. For those who missed this insightful chat with Sopan Deb, mode...
04/03/2020
Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing

Fabulous seeing all of you at the SAJA book talk tonight. For those who missed this insightful chat with Sopan Deb, moderated by Lakshmi Gandhi, here's a recording for you.
You can preorder Sopan's book, Missed Translations: Meeting the Immigrant Parents Who Raised Me, here: hc.com/missedtranslations

Talk link:
https://us04web.zoom.us/rec/play/6JAvf7yv_203G9DE4gSDVPZ5W9Xpe6qs0CNLrqAIxB7nVCUGMwHyb7IaN-edLQY0bF4CiV3gpAwHnw3X?autoplay=true&startTime=1585867362000

Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, confer...

Join us TONIGHT at 7 p.m. Eastern as Sopan Deb, basketball writer at The New York Times, talks about his new book "Misse...
04/02/2020

Join us TONIGHT at 7 p.m. Eastern as Sopan Deb, basketball writer at The New York Times, talks about his new book "Missed Translations: Meeting The Immigrant Parents Who Raised Me."

The talk will be moderated by Lakshmi Gandhi, a freelance journalist, social media manager and longtime SAJA member.

Tune in here: http://zoom.us/j/6064456370

Join us tomorrow at 7 p.m. Eastern for our next virtual event!Sopan Deb of The New York Times will be in conversation wi...
04/01/2020

Join us tomorrow at 7 p.m. Eastern for our next virtual event!

Sopan Deb of The New York Times will be in conversation with Lakshmi Gandhi about his new memoir, "Missed Translations: Meeting The Immigrant Parents Who Raised Me."
More details at saja.org.
ZOOM LINK: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/814012451

Have a great reporting idea related to COVID-19 and need funding? Apply by April 15! http://saja.org/covidgrantsSAJA and...
03/31/2020

Have a great reporting idea related to COVID-19 and need funding? Apply by April 15! http://saja.org/covidgrants

SAJA and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project are teaming up to help freelancers during a time when newsrooms and organizations are slashing budgets to commission work. If you have a great idea and meet the eligibility requirements, please apply by APRIL 15! If you have any questions regarding the program, please reach out to [email protected]

Join us this Thursday at 7 p.m. Eastern for our next virtual event!Sopan Deb, basketball writer at The New York Times, t...
03/31/2020

Join us this Thursday at 7 p.m. Eastern for our next virtual event!

Sopan Deb, basketball writer at The New York Times, talks about his new book "Missed Translations: Meeting The Immigrant Parents Who Raised Me."

The talk will be moderated by Lakshmi Gandhi, a freelance journalist, social media manager and longtime SAJA member.

Details at saja.org.

Students, apply now for $2,000 scholarships from the South Asian Journalists Association. The deadline is April 17! saja...
03/31/2020
SAJA | South Asian Journalists Association - Scholarships

Students, apply now for $2,000 scholarships from the South Asian Journalists Association. The deadline is April 17! saja.org/scholarships

SAJA has awarded $40,000 in scholarships to help graduate, undergraduate and high school students pursue their education and future careers in journalism.

JOIN US for our next virtual event, this Thursday, 4/2, at 7 p.m.!Sopan Deb, basketball writer at The New York Times, ta...
03/30/2020

JOIN US for our next virtual event, this Thursday, 4/2, at 7 p.m.!

Sopan Deb, basketball writer at The New York Times, talks about his new book "Missed Translations: Meeting The Immigrant Parents Who Raised Me."

The talk will be moderated by Lakshmi Gandhi, a freelance journalist, social media manager and longtime SAJA member.

Details at saja.org.

Hope to see you then!

Last call! Applications for the SAJA Reporting Fellowship close today at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. The program provides g...
03/29/2020
SAJA | South Asian Journalists Association - Reporting Fellowships

Last call! Applications for the SAJA Reporting Fellowship close today at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. The program provides grants for in-depth reporting projects on South Asia or the South Asian diaspora. Apply here: saja.org/srf

Zuha Siddiqui is a journalist based in Karachi, Pakistan. She writes about borders, refugees, migration and human rights, and her work has appeared in Foreign Policy, The Diplomat, and BuzzFeed news, among others. Zuha was also a Falak Sufi Fellow at NYU and graduated from the Arthur L. Carter Jour...

We've started a discussion forum for y'all. Log in to the SAJA website and talk about everything related to journalism, ...
03/29/2020
SAJA | South Asian Journalists Association - How can SAJA help you during the COVID-19 epidemic?

We've started a discussion forum for y'all. Log in to the SAJA website and talk about everything related to journalism, South Asia and diaspora. We'd love to see our community come alive on this forum. We have the first topic already lined up for you: How can SAJA help you during COVID-19 pandemic? Feel free to create more topics. We'd love to engage.

Let us know what you'd like from SAJA to help you during these times. We want you to know that SAJA is committed to helping all its members. 

Last call! Applications for the SAJA Reporting Fellowship close March 29. The program provides grants for in-depth repor...
03/28/2020
SAJA | South Asian Journalists Association - Reporting Fellowships

Last call! Applications for the SAJA Reporting Fellowship close March 29. The program provides grants for in-depth reporting projects on South Asia or the South Asian diaspora. Apply here: saja.org/srf

Zuha Siddiqui is a journalist based in Karachi, Pakistan. She writes about borders, refugees, migration and human rights, and her work has appeared in Foreign Policy, The Diplomat, and BuzzFeed news, among others. Zuha was also a Falak Sufi Fellow at NYU and graduated from the Arthur L. Carter Jour...

We've extended the deadline for the SAJA Reporting Fellowship to March 29 in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The prog...
03/27/2020
SAJA | South Asian Journalists Association - Reporting Fellowships

We've extended the deadline for the SAJA Reporting Fellowship to March 29 in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The program provides grants for in-depth reporting projects on South Asia or the South Asian diaspora. Apply here: saja.org/srf

Zuha Siddiqui is a journalist based in Karachi, Pakistan. She writes about borders, refugees, migration and human rights, and her work has appeared in Foreign Policy, The Diplomat, and BuzzFeed news, among others. Zuha was also a Falak Sufi Fellow at NYU and graduated from the Arthur L. Carter Jour...

Students, apply now for $2,000 scholarships from the South Asian Journalists Association. The deadline is April 17! saja...
03/27/2020
SAJA | South Asian Journalists Association - Scholarships

Students, apply now for $2,000 scholarships from the South Asian Journalists Association. The deadline is April 17! saja.org/scholarships

SAJA has awarded $40,000 in scholarships to help graduate, undergraduate and high school students pursue their education and future careers in journalism.

We've extended the deadline for the SAJA Reporting Fellowship to March 29 in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The prog...
03/26/2020
SAJA | South Asian Journalists Association - Reporting Fellowships

We've extended the deadline for the SAJA Reporting Fellowship to March 29 in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The program provides grants for in-depth reporting projects on South Asia or the South Asian diaspora. Apply here: saja.org/srf

Zuha Siddiqui is a journalist based in Karachi, Pakistan. She writes about borders, refugees, migration and human rights, and her work has appeared in Foreign Policy, The Diplomat, and BuzzFeed news, among others. Zuha was also a Falak Sufi Fellow at NYU and graduated from the Arthur L. Carter Jour...

This was so great, you guys! Loved seeing everyone at our VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR. Thanks for all the suggestions and great i...
03/26/2020

This was so great, you guys! Loved seeing everyone at our VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR. Thanks for all the suggestions and great ideas that we are raring to implement.

P.S: Stay tuned, we have something special for you coming up next week!

We've extended the deadline for the SAJA Reporting Fellowship to March 29 in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The prog...
03/25/2020
SAJA | South Asian Journalists Association - Reporting Fellowships

We've extended the deadline for the SAJA Reporting Fellowship to March 29 in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The program provides grants for in-depth reporting projects on South Asia or the South Asian diaspora. Apply here: saja.org/srf

Zuha Siddiqui is a journalist based in Karachi, Pakistan. She writes about borders, refugees, migration and human rights, and her work has appeared in Foreign Policy, The Diplomat, and BuzzFeed news, among others. Zuha was also a Falak Sufi Fellow at NYU and graduated from the Arthur L. Carter Jour...

TODAY! We're looking forward to seeing our members and friends at our first VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR this evening. We want to ...
03/25/2020

TODAY!
We're looking forward to seeing our members and friends at our first VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR this evening. We want to hear about all that's been on your mind. We'll also be talking about what SAJA can do for our community of journalists during these times.

JOIN US ONLINE
https://meet.jit.si/SAJAVIRTUALHAPPYHOUR
OR, BY PHONE
+1.512.402.2718
PIN: 52214975#

We'll be online between 6.30PM - 7.30PM EDT
Hop on anytime in between

Students, apply now for $2,000 scholarships from the South Asian Journalists Association. The deadline is April 17! saja...
03/25/2020
SAJA | South Asian Journalists Association - Scholarships

Students, apply now for $2,000 scholarships from the South Asian Journalists Association. The deadline is April 17! saja.org/scholarships

SAJA has awarded $40,000 in scholarships to help graduate, undergraduate and high school students pursue their education and future careers in journalism.

Address

Columbia University Graduate School Of Journalism
New York, NY
10020

Website

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA):

Videos

Our Story

SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, is one of the most dynamic journalism organizations in the U.S. and Canada. It serves as a network for education, inspiration, training South-Asian journalists in America and those covering South Asia and South Asian diaspora. SAJA aims to upgrade the coverage of South Asia and uplift the standards of journalism.

Founded in March 1994 with 18 members, today it connects and serves more than 1,000 journalists at news outlets, big and small. SAJA has members spread across North America. Over the years, SAJA has given out more than $200,000 in scholarships and fellowships. All of this SAJA does with NO paid staff. Its volunteers - from the elected board to chapter coordinators to individuals helping with various events - make SAJA possible.

PRESIDENT: Prerana Thakurdesai VICE PRESIDENT: Zainab Imam ([email protected]) TREASURER: John Laxmi ([email protected]) SECRETARY: Nina Sen ([email protected]) AT-LARGE OFFICER: Sameepa Shetty GENERAL BOARD MEMBERS: Ali Rizvi Mihir Zaveri Swati Sharma Sovy Azhath ADVISER: Anusha Shrivastava For more information, or to get involved, visit http://saja.org.

Nearby media companies


Other Media/News Companies in New York

Show All

Comments

***Seeking international collaborators!*** Academy Award-winning documentarians Orlando von Einsiedel (VIRUNGA) and Dan Cogan (ICARUS) are building a team of international storytellers to collaborate on a new, multi-filmmaker telling of the COVID-19 outbreak. We are looking for filmmakers and videographers who have been recording the unfolding stories of their own lives, the lives of people in their community, or of the heroes around them fighting to keep us all safe. Specifically, we are really looking for filmmakers who are filming in India. Please join our collective of international storytellers and help tell the story of this global challenge to humanity. Please contact me to discuss a story you have on here, or on [email protected]
“The value of our voices in media has nothing to do with fairness or the abstract concept of "diversity." It is about the survival and the legitimacy of the national media landscape. When our voices are excluded from America's narrative, it means, by definition, the world only knows one side of every story. This is about more than equity. It is about accuracy." [email protected] The Racial Equity in Journalism Fund at @BorealisPhil has awarded $2.3 million to news outlets led by and serving communities of color. Learn more: bit.ly/REJgrantannouncement
Why is SAJA not a platform for discussing the assault on free speech by this disgusting fascist Modi regime?
Coronavirus and Economic Imperialism of China Venue: Murrow Room, 13th floor, 529, 14th Street, NW, Washington DC Time: 10am - 11am ET on Monday - March 9 Is the Belt and Road Initiative of China making it harder to contain COVID-19? A panel of experts will examine the relationship between China's model of international development and economic statecraft with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak which has spread to at least 75 countries and infected more than 95,000 people worldwide in just a few months. Jennifer Huang Bouey, MD, PhD ,Senior Policy Researcher; Tang Chair in China Policy Studies RAND Corporation Daniel Kliman, Senior Fellow and Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Paris Huang, White House Correspondent VOA China Contact: Nico Pandi: [email protected] On the NPC website:
Coronavirus and Economic Imperialism of China Venue: Murrow Room, 13th floor, 529, 14th Street, NW, Washington DC Time: 10am - 11am ET on Monday - March 9 Is the Belt and Road Initiative of China making it harder to contain COVID-19? A panel of experts will examine the relationship between China's model of international development and economic statecraft with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak which has spread to at least 75 countries and infected more than 95,000 people worldwide in just a few months. Jennifer Huang Bouey, MD, PhD ,Senior Policy Researcher; Tang Chair in China Policy Studies RAND Corporation Daniel Kliman, Senior Fellow and Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Paris Huang, White House Correspondent VOA China Contact: Nico Pandi: [email protected] On the NPC website:
We knew that the Trump administration was denying H1-B visas, but I found that they've been wrongfully denying a lot of them. I looked at 5 years of USCIS appeals data and found that they've been overturning their own decisions at a record rate.When someone is denied an H-1B visa, they can ask the USCIS appeals office to review their application again. For the first time in 5 years in 2018, the appeals office overturned 15 percent of the agency's decisions. They normally overturn 3 percent of the decisions.
I want to join this organization and want to learn a lot about journalists
Freedom Freedom Freedom #OneKASHMIR. #StandWithKashmir #article370 #Decolonize #Demilitarize #DownWithOccupation #KashmirBleeds #Decolonize #Demilitarize #selfDeterminationForKashmiris @ABC7NewsBayArea #whereyoulive.
PLEASE TAG & SHARE AWAY!!!! - ASIAN FAMILIES LIVING IN GEORGIA!!! Now Casting - Wife Swap is OFFICIALLY back! We are looking for dynamic, fun and ALL types of families in the GEORGIA area to star on this legendary show! Pay is $10,000 per family for participation!!! ALSO, THERE'S A FINDER'S FEE OF $1,000 IF YOU FIRST NOMINATE A FAMILY THAT APPEARS ON THE SHOW! Please email - [email protected] with Names & Ages of each family member, Brief Bio, Contact Info & Photos!
SAJA friends, Fast Company is hiring! We have two full-time editorial openings, each for journalists with 3-5 years experience, and two very cool, lifestyle-y freelance positions. See postings below, feel free to email me directly at [email protected] for more info. Tech Editor: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1334099212 News Writer: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZNXgcd6ANfqR_xfDfQR8epg7Cy0LCraPaqPnvNv2Ry4/edit?usp=sharing Creativity freelance writer: https://docs.google.com/document/d/194K2ED3D4MixQZxT2TuLxaLY0dlOohNihtuNoIfaU3o/edit?usp=sharing Freelance recommender editor: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ubktTJ51xS367MJvtnvsLtgCY5xAf5AKw0tIevEjkbM/edit?usp=sharing
Calling NYC South Asians for a networking event on June 4th. Help us empower underprivileged kids 🙏. Children Right and You America (CRY America - Non-profit org CRY America - New York Action Center) and Homeis are proud to present a Networking event for NYC professionals. Network.Connect.Discuss! Student discount tickets are $10 wine and snacks provided. Please see the panel and attendees on this event page. All the proceeds go towards the empowerment of unprivileged kids in areas like food/shelter/education etc. This is a win-win situation for you. We look forward to seeing you there. https://www.facebook.com/events/334135900619489/ Please reach out to me, CRY America - New York Action Center, or Homeis for more details or questions.
Hi! On behalf of South Asians in Sports (501c3), a network of professionals who work and play in sports, I wanted to share our upcoming member meet-up details. We'd love to have your members connect with us! When: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 6:00 PM Where: Baar Baar | Indian Gasto Bar Meet-up RSVP: http://bit.ly/2Q2JVtd To become a member: https://sainsports.com/membership/