Shreeya Sinha is an award-winning journalist and a Senior Staff Editor at The New York Times International desk, where she creates and produces engaging multimedia and social packages including graphics, video, photos and interactivity, with over 45 correspondents across 30 countries, for print, web, mobile and social platforms. She won the Times’ Deadliner Award twice for digital coverage of Nelson Mandela’s death and the turmoil in Egypt.
She was also an Adjunct Faculty Professor at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where she taught a course on the fundamentals of multimedia and interactive storytelling, ranging from reporting and producing stories across multiple platforms, building and engaging an audience on social, to analyzing business trends and publishing technologies.
At the Asia Society, she shot video interviews with global leaders, produced multimedia packages, and wrote about the rise of Asia. She also led the organization’s global social media outreach, increasing their engagement on Facebook by 150% and on Twitter by 180%. For her video journalism in India and editing assistance at MediaStorm for ‘Undesired’ – a multimedia project about violence against women in India – Shreeya won the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, Pictures of the Year International and was nominated for an Emmy and Webby.
Shreeya grew up in India, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and the foothills of the Indian Himalayas. 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.
- 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 and Teaching Engagements
- CUNY Graduate School of Journalism – Adjunct Faculty Professor teaching Fundamentals of Multimedia Storytelling and Interactivity.
- MediaStorm – assisted in intensive multimedia workshop.
- The International Center for Journalists — Taught personal syllabus: Multimedia Storytelling and Harnessing Social Media for Reporting and Engagement to International Reporting Fellows and participants in US-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism.
- WAM! (Women Action Media) — Spoke about the challenges of international reporting.
- Reporthers - an interview of my work in a blog dedicated to women journalists.
Please email shreeyasinha[at]gmail.com or connect via social media.