Pultizer judging is exhausting work: from left, Peter Bhatia, editor of the Oregonian; Davan Maharaj editor of the LA Times; Raju Narisetti, managing editor of WSJ Digital Network, at Columbia Journalism School, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013.
It's the weekend of the Oscars, but the biggest event in the journalism world is the annual judging of the Pulitzer Prizes. A jury of dozens of top editors from around the US is spending the weekend at Columbia Journalism School picking finalists for the Pulitzers (those finalists are then sent to the Pulitzer Board for the final selections and announcement in April).
The three SAJAers above are among the jurors this year. But there are several other senior editors running news operations in the U.S. As you may recall, the SAJA Editors Challenge 2012 featured several of them - as you can see from the photo montage below. Don't forget to participate in the SAJA Broadcast Challenge 2013 - help SAJA raise money for scholarships!
The titles of these folks as of 2011:
- Fareed Zakaria (@fareedzakaria), editor-at-large, Time and host, “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on CNN
- Jai Singh (@jaijs), editor-in-chief, Yahoo News, Sports, Entertainment
- Madhulika Sikka (@madhulikasikka), executive producer, NPR's Morning Edition
- Raju Narisetti (@rajunarisetti), managing editor, Washington Post
- Davan Maharaj (@davanmaharaj), managing editor & editor-designate, Los Angeles Times (taking charge Dec 23, 2011)
- Stephanie Mehta (@stephaniemehta), executive editor, Fortune
- Nikhil Deogun (@nikdeogun), editor-in-chief, CNBC
- Peter Bhatia (@peterbhatia), editor, The Oregonian
- Bobby Ghosh (@ghoshworld), world editor, Time
- Tunku Varadarajan (@tunkuv), editor, Newsweek International
- Om Malik (@om), founding editor, GigaOm blog network, one of the most influential tech networks in the world and SAJA co-founder