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October 21, 1999
SAJA, Wharton School Launch Awards For Business Journalism
A P Kamath in New York
The South Asian Journalists Association has launched an award in conjunction with the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Called the SAJA-Knowledge@Wharton Award for Business Journalism, it provides a journalist of south Asian origin with a scholarship to attend the influential Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists from December 12-16, 1999.
Any reporter or editor of south Asian origin in the United States or Canada and working in business journalism or a field that overlaps, such as health care or technology, is eligible to apply.
Applicants must be available to attend the Wharton program run from December 12 to 16 this year.
Valued at $ 1,040 this year, the award covers tuition, materials and most meals. Applications now being accepted must be postmarked no later than Monday, November 1, 1999.
SAJA expects an e-mail indicating potential interest in the award; write to email@example.com.
A group of judges selected by the Executive Board of SAJA-NY will assess the entries and the winner will be announced in mid-November.
The Knowledge@Wharton is a bi-weekly online resource from the Wharton School that offers the latest business insights, information and research.
Edited by Mukul Pandya, it includes analyses of business trends, interviews with industry leaders and Wharton faculty, articles based on the most recent business research, book reviews, conference and seminar reports, and links to other web sites.
The South Asian Journalists Association founded in 1994 is a network of more than 600 journalists of South Asian origin across the United States and Canada. Apart from hosting talks by writers and journalists, it also offers a style-book and gives many awards to journalists.
SAJA guests include authors Suneeta Peres Da Costa, Abraham Verghese, Siddharth Dube, Simon Singh, Jhumpa Lahiri and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, anchor Daljit Dhaliwal, The Washington Post managing editor Steve Coll, Michael Oreskes, Washington bureau chief, the New York Times, and Abdul Hakeem Mujahid, the Taliban ambassador.
Over the last 30 years, more than 1,600 journalists have participated in Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists.
The 1998 participants include writers from the New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, US News & World Report, Inc, Business Week, Computer World, Dallas Morning News, Time, American Banker and San Jose Mercury News.
For more information, visit http://www.saja.org; and Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists at http://wharton.upenn.edu/journalists.
Send a cover letter highlighting what you hope to gain from the seminars, a resume, and three writing samples to SAJA c/o Sreenath Sreenivasan, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027.
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