Shreeya is an award-winning journalist and an editor at The New York Times where she guides the digital transformations of two of its most important desks — investigations and obituaries, including launching new ways to tell stories digitally and making sure those stories find their biggest, most engaged audience.

She spent more than three years on the international desk, building digital packages with over 75 correspondents across 30 international bureaus which won her Times awards, executing digital strategies including on the rise of Narendra Modi and helping grow the desk’s Twitter account to more than a million followers.

She has managed large-scale investigations such as chemical weapons in Iraq and one of the world’s great secrecy havens, and she executed audience development strategies grow their readership. She has won several in-house awards including for coverage of Nelson Mandela’s death.

Prior to joining The Times, she was a multimedia journalist at the nonprofit Asia Society, where she shot video interviews with global leaders, produced multimedia packages, and wrote about the rise of Asia.

She collaborated as a reporter, videographer and associate producer on MediaStorm’s ‘Undesired’ – a film on violence against women in India – which won the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, Pictures of the Year International and an Emmy and Webby nomination.

As an Adjunct Faculty Professor at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, she also taught the fundamentals of multimedia and interactive storytelling.

Shreeya grew up in India, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Vietnam and Bangladesh. She received her master’s degree with honors from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s in Politics and International Relations from Brandeis University.

Recognition

  • 2014 Overseas Press Club award for C.J. Chivers’ investigation on secret chemical weapons in Iraq. Multimedia I managed and produced cited.
  • Winner, 2011 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for Digital Reporting – Undesired
  • Nominee, 2011 Emmy Award in New Approaches to News & Documentary – Undesired
  • Winner, 2011 Pictures of the Year International for Multimedia Reporting – Undesired
  • Nominee, 2011 World Press Photo in Multimedia – Undesired
  • Nominee, 2011 Webby in Public Service and Activism category – Undesired
  • Listed, 2013 The New Media Landscape: 105 Vital Sources for Journalists
  • Winner, 2010 National Foreign Press Association Award (competition for international reporting.)
  • Highest Honors, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism for her thesis, Ricocheting Bullets– a multimedia project on psychological trauma in gangsters and their effect on communities.
  • Selected by The Carter Center in 2008 along with 10 other students to report on the conflict in Israel & The West Bank. Report featured in The New York Times by Nicholas Kristof.

“Shreeya Sinha interviewed me, for her web site, on Nalanda University – the ancient university which is being re-established through joint efforts of India, China, Japan, Singapore and other Asian countries. I was very impressed about the quality of her journalistic talents. I am sure she will flourish in this profession.” – Nobel-prize winning economist Amartya Sen

Speaking, Teaching & Media

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