Media Plenary Session: The Media's View of The India Decade Ahead

A group of veteran US journalists discusses how the media covers and will be covering the India business story. What are the trends they see? What are the opportunities and pitfalls for India? Where does India fit into all the big financial and business stories that are getting so much attention? Where do Indian-American executives fit in?This plenary session is also a great opportunity to ask questions about how the press chooses what kind of stories to cover and other critical issues.

Speakers
Aparisim "Bobby" Ghosh
Deputy International Editor of Time
Anand Giridharadas
Columnist for New York Times and International Herald Tribune
S. Mitra Kalita
Deputy Global Economics Editor of The Wall Street Journal
Prof. Sreenath Sreenivasan
Professor and Dean of Student Affairs, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism


Aparisim Ghosh

Aparisim Ghosh
Deputy International Editor, Time

Aparisim “Bobby” Ghosh is TIME’s deputy international editor, responsible for the magazine’s Asian and European editions, and for foreign coverage in the U.S. edition. He is also a frequent writer for the magazine. His previous assignments at TIME have included stints in Hong Kong, London, Baghdad and Washington D.C. Ghosh began in journalism career in India, working in daily newspapers in Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Kolkata, before switching to magazines in Mumbai and New Delhi. He then moved to Hong Kong with the (late and lamented) Far Eastern Economic Review, before joining TIME.
[aparisim_ghosh@timemagazine.com]

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Anand Giridharadas

Anand Giridharadas
Columnist, New York Times and International Herald Tribune

Anand Giridharadas is a columnist for The New York Times and its global edition, the International Herald Tribune. His “Currents” column explores fresh ideas, global culture and the social implications of technology. He recently completed a four-and-a-half-year tour in India for both newspapers, first as a South Asia correspondent and then as the writer of a twice-a-month “Letter from India” column. Based in Mumbai and for a time in Goa, he wrote about India’s economic and social transformation, Bollywood, mergers and acquisitions, terrorism, outsourcing, U.S.-India relations, poverty and democracy.
[anand.giridharadas@gmail.com]

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S. Mitra Kalita

S. Mitra Kalita
Deputy Global Economics Editor, The Wall Street Journal

S. Mitra Kalita is the Deputy Global conomics editor at the Wall Street Journal and the author of Suburban Sahibs: Three immigrant families and their passage from India to America. At the Journal, she anchors the weekly column, New Global Indian. Most recently, she helped launch Mint, a business newspaper in New Delhi, as a founding editor, columnist and member of the editorial leadership team. Before that, she was a reporter at the Washington Post, Newsday and the Associated Press. She has covered a wide range of general assignment and business stories, including the impact of 9/11 on New York City's economy, on immigration and on South Asians and Arabs.She has spent much of her career writing about immigration, globalization and emerging economies, especially India. She is currently at work on two books, an economic memoir of India and a workplace manual.
[smkalita@gmail.com]

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Sreenath Sreenivasan

Sreenath Sreenivasan
Professor and Dean of Student Affairs, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Sree Sreenivasan is a journalism educator and freelance journalist. He is Dean of Student Affairs at Columbia University's journalism school, where he runs the new media program. He also serves as a technology reporter and commentator for a variety of news outlets. Most recently, he spent two years as the tech reporter for WNBC-TV in NYC and various NBC News programs (he previously spent six years as WABC's Tech Guru). His work explaining technology has appeared in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Rolling Stone and Popular Science. He is co-founder of SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, a group of 1,000+ journalists across the US and Canada. In March 2004, Newsweek magazine named him one of the 20 most influential South Asians in the nation and in July 2007, India Abroad named him one of the 50 most influential Indians in America. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Roopa Unnikrishnan (a business strategist, Rhodes Scholar and former world-class sports rifle shooter), and their young twins. More on his work at http://www.sree.net

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Friday, April 2nd 2010
Alfred Lerner Hall,
Columbia University
2960 Broadway,
New York, NY 10027


          

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