Shreeya Sinha is an award-winning journalist and producer at the Foreign desk of The New York Times. She was most recently a producer at the Asia Society, where she shot video interviews with global leaders, produced multimedia packages, and wrote about the rise of Asia.
At Asia Society, she also led the organization’s global social media outreach. During her time, Asia Society’s engagement on Facebook increased by 150% and on Twitter increased by 180%.
Shreeya is the winner of Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards (the equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes in broadcast news,) has won Pictures of the Year International and was nominated for an Emmy and Webby for ‘Undesired’, a multimedia project about violence against women in India featuring photojournalist Walter Astrada’s work. She spent months reporting, finding women who would speak out, shooting video and field producing the project for Mediastorm and wrote their first investigative story.
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
- 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
- The International Center for Journalists — Taught own syllabus: Multimedia Storytelling and Harnessing Social Media for Reporting and Engagement to International Reporting Fellows.
- The International Center for Journalists — Taught Multimedia Storytelling and Harnessing Social Media for Reporting and Engagement to participants in US-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism.
- WAM! (Women Action Media) — Spoke about the challenges of international reporting.
Please email shreeyasinha[at]gmail.com or connect via social media.