- PRESIDENT: Sandeep Junnarkar, a new media professor at the City
University of New York Graduate School of Journalism and one of the
country's leading experts on online journalism.
- VICE PRESIDENT & CONVENTION CHAIR: V.V. Ganeshananthan, a writer and author, "Love Marriage: A Novel."
- SECRETARY & COORDINATOR OF SAJA BUDDY PROGRAM: Anusha Shrivastava, a reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, who is new to the Board, was named secretary (she covers corporate bonds for the news service, and has been a business journalist for wire, print and broadcast media in the U.S., Canada and India).
Listen to archived, downloadable audio recordings of the web radio chats we had with each of them via BlogTalkRadio/saja.
This part of our efforts to reach out to members and others around the U.S. and Canada and we will be doing more of these in the weeks and months ahead. For future events, bookmark http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saja - for the live stream, chat room and dial-in number. You can also send in questions in advance to saja[at]columbia.edu
SAJA Buddy Program details are below. POST YOUR COMMENTS, PLEASE.
City and state you live in: If you are a student, please list your
current institution, when you expect to graduate and what you are
studying. (bullet points, please)
If not a student, years of experience:
Past work experience: (bullet points, please)
Main media field: (newspaper, magazine, TV, radio, online, or a
Main journalism interests: (science, business, technology, politics,
international reporting, etc)
(Minimum work experience is 5 years; freelancers welcome)
The SAJA Buddy Program to help younger members navigate the
journalism profession is up and running now.
For students or those of you who have recently entered the journalism
field, the program is a great way for you to meet experienced
journalists, pick up journalism tips and receive guidance about
For seasoned members, it's an opportunity to help younger people who
are are trying to move up in their careers just as you did.
The SAJA "Buddy" Program is being managed by SAJA Secretary and Dow
Jones Newswires reporter Anusha Shrivastava. The program is open to
all SAJA full and student members living in North America. (If you
aren't a member already, sign up for membership at
To get a SAJA Buddy, complete the form below and attach your resume
so we can best match you with a person who shares your interests. The deadline to apply for the second round of matches is March 15, 2008.
To volunteer, just reply to this message with the basic information
we've requested below, plus any other details you'd like to share.
We'll ask you to maintain e-mail and phone contact with your young
member and set up opportunities to meet up at various SAJA events and
at the convention.
Questions? Contact Anusha Shrivastava at as1698[at]columbia.edu
FOR YOUNG MEMBERS SEEKING A SAJA BUDDY:
For college, high school or graduate students; working journalists
with less than five years of experience (If you're more experienced
and just looking to make a SAJA connection, you can always e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact any of our board members --
City and state you live in:
Years of experience:
Past work experience:
Main media field:
(newspaper, magazine, TV, radio, online, or a combination)
Main journalism interests:
(science, business, technology, politics, international reporting,
Preferred method for young member to contact me: (phone or e-mail)