• 00:41

    Well MET with Sree Sreenivasan

    in Culture

    Sree Sreenivasan is the Chief Digital Officer at The Metropolitan Museum of New York. He was previously an academic administrator and professor at Columbia Graduate school of Journalism before becoming overall chief digital officer of Columbia University.

    Born in Tokyo, Sree was raised in Manhattan, Bhutan, the former Soviet Union, Myanmar, and Fiji. He received his B.A. in history from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and subsequently earned a Master of Science degree in journalism from Columbia University.

    Sree joined the Met in August 2013 where he is is responsible for managing and producing digital content. On this show he will talk to MR about the scope of his work.

    He has been named as Poynter’s 35 social media influencers, Newsweek’s 20 most influential South Asians in America, Huff Posts 50 media people on Facebook Subscribe and has many more accolades.

    He appears on WCBS-TV to discuss technology trends and tips and has had over 40 published articles in the New York Times. He is also a co-founder, past president, and current board member of SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, comprising more than one thousand journalists of South Asian origin, based in the U.S. and Canada

    Sree lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.


  • 00:53

    Small Changes Big Shifts: A Good Night's Sleep Makes All the Difference

    in Health

    On Small Changes Big Shifts, Host Dr. Michelle Robin is joined by Dr. Jyotsna Sahni, a sleep specialist and expert in preventative care, and women’s health and holistic medicine.
    Dr. Sahni is the co-author of "A Happy Health You", a book illuminating a woman's best course of action once she hits thirty-five. She has also written a chapter on Sleep Disturbance for a medical text book, co-authored a book chapter on Women's Health, written an article on Personalizing Hormone Replacement Therapy for Healthy Aging magazine, and has had articles published in medical journals on menopause, cancer and end of life issues.

    for more information on Host Dr. Michelle Robin, go online to:  www.yourwellnessconnection.com/


  • 00:29

    Lette's Chat with Author, Shoba Sreenivasan

    in Books

    Mattie, her friends and a wizard are hurled backwards in time to escape an evil serpentine creature of the underworld who they must ultimately defeat in Shoba Sreenivasan’s “Mattie Spyglass and the 8 Magic Stones” “Mattie Spyglass and the 8 Magic Stones” (ISBN 0985360402) is a dramatic and mythical work that will entrance children and adults alike. Shoba Sreenivasan creates an evocative story about an 11-year old girl whose world is forever changed when she comes across a mysterious spyglass. Mattie’s adventure begins in the year 1968 in the most ordinary of places: the basement of Sears in Hackensack, New Jersey. There the spyglass chooses Mattie as her owner catapulting her friends Eddie, Geeta and an old wizard named Mr. Herman Biddle into the dangerous River of Time. On the run from the serpentine Uri Gneezy, who would use the Spyglass’ magic to control the world, the wizard hurls Mattie and her friends through the past, from the time of the rule of the last Russian Czar to the evil winter of the Nazis. Uri Gneezy is aided in his pursuit by all the sinister creatures contained in the Black Book of Magic.  In opposition, Mr. Biddle holds the White Book of Magic which reveals the Enuma Elish, the Babylonian Book of Creation, and the daunting task before this intrepid crew:  they must cross the treacherous Path of the Virtuous, otherwise known as “The 8 Magic Stones.” Mattie is far from home and just a young girl, yet the challenges she face will summon a courage and maturity inside her she barely knew she possessed. To get out alive she needs to fight back against the forces of darkness. Shoba Sreenivasan is a forensic psychologist. She earned a doctorate in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and is a clinical professor at USC. 

  • 00:58

    Pulitzer 2013: Meet some winners

    in News

    The 2013 Pulitzer Prizes: A conversation with Prof. Sig Gissler (@SGissler), Pulitzer administrator and some winners of this year’s prizes, including Public Service winners Sally Kestin (@SallyKestin), investigative reporter, and John Maines, database editor, of the Sun-Sentinel: http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2013-Public-Service; as well as  National Reporting winner Elizabeth McGowan, reporter on "The Dilbit Diaster" for Inside Climate News: http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2013-National-Reporting. See all the winners at Pulitzer.org * Call-in live to this conversation  with Prof. Sree Sreenivasan or send your questions to sree at sree.net or via Twitter to @columbiajourn or @sree. See 80+ J-school webcasts  at BlogTalkRadio.com/columbiajournalism
    To automagically get a reminder one hour ahead of each Columbia J-school  webcast, create a free BlogTalkRadio account and go to BlogTalkRadio.com/columbiajournalism and hit "follow" above... 

  • 01:14

    Live from the Pulitzer Prizes Announcement

    in News

    The lives of many journalists, authors, poets, playwrights and composers are changed forever when the Pulitzer Prizes are announced each year. Here's a rare opportunity for you to find out who those folks are at the same time as they do.
    The 97th annual Pulitzer Prizes are being announced by  Columbia University (@Columbia) at 3 pm ET on Monday, April 15, 2013. Here's your chance to listen in as the winners are announced by Pulitzer Prizes Administrator Sig Gissler (@sgissler). The show is hosted by Sree Sreenivasan (@sree), Columbia's Chief Digital Officer and Columbia Journalism School professor and various experts and former winners will call in to help with the analysis.
    Names of winners and nominated finalists in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music will be available on Pulitzer.org shortly after 3 pm. Call in, ask questions and discuss the winners. The winners receive their prizes at a luncheon on May 30 at Columbia.
    After the live version, the recording will be available at this link.
    Hashtag: #pulitzer
    To automagically get a reminder Columbia J-school webcasts, create a free BlogTalkRadio account and hit "follow" above... 

  • 01:01

    Bangladesh in Crisis - a SAJA Briefing

    in News

    SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, representing 1,000+ journalists in the US and Canada, present their latest SAJA Briefing.
    Join Anup Kaphle, digital foreign editor of the Washington Post and Sree Sreenivasan, Columbia University's Chief Digital Officer as we discuss one of the biggest crises in four decades of Bangladeshi history.
    Our speakers: Maneeza Hossain, senior fellow at Hudson Institute, specializing in prospects of democracy in South Asia and the Middle East and has written extensively on Bangladesh; and Zain Al-Mahmood, a journalist based in Dhaka, covering Bangladesh for WSJ. His interests are politics, human rights and sustainable development.
    For the last 4 weeks, Bangladesh has been convulsed by the Shahbagh movement. What started as the protest of bloggers against a back-door deal between the government and the opposition Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami, has mushroomed into continuous street protests against the war criminals of Bangladesh's 1971 liberation war. During the brutal war that gave birth to Bangladesh, the genocidal campaign of the Pakistan army was assisted by local Bengali collaborators, known as "razakars." In 2011, the Awami League government began long-delayed war crimes trials against some of the alleged razakars, most of whom are now top ranking leaders of the country's largest Islamist party, the Jamaat-e-Islami. But the unexpectedly lenient sentencing of Quader Mollah, known as the "Butcher of Mirpur," set off the protests that snowballed into Shahbagh, filling the streets with up to 500,000 protesters, mos

  • 01:06

    SPORTS: SAJA-SAMMA Super Bowl 2013

    in Sports

    SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, and SAMMA, South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment Association, present their fifth annual BlogTalkRadio conversation about the biggest day in American sports - from a South Asian perspective.   Join us as hosts Vijay Setlur (@VijaySetlur), Raakhee Mirchandani (@raakstar) & Sree Sreenivasan (@sree) chat with three ESPN anchors Kevin Negandhi (@knegandhiESPN), Adnan Virk (@adnanESPN) and Zubin Mehenti; Amar Shah (@amarshahism), digital features editor of NFL.com (see the Super Bowl trailer he wrote and produced: http://on.nfl.com/11qSbWA ) as well as filmmaker Evan Rosenfeld (@evansss), whose is directing "Birth of a Sport," about the Elite Football League of India, the first pro American football league in South Asia.   Other South Asian NFL notes: SAJAer Aditi Kinkhabwala - @akinkhabwala is now a reporter for the NFL Network. Paraag Marathe is COO of the San Francisco 49ers and has played a pivotal role in the business side of the operations. This season, Shripal Shah rejoined the Washington Redskins as senior VP and chief strategy officer. And, of course, the new owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars is Shahid Khan (see the glowing "60 Minutes" profile: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50134050n   Call-in live or send your questions: to sree@sree.net or @sree or @sajahq or #sajahq Last year's version: http://b

  • 02:01

    Alan & Friends 2012 Year-End Celebration

    in Entertainment

    BlogTalkRadio Co-Founder and CEO Alan Levy celebrates 2012 and what's to come with BTR Staff and Hosts.
    Alan will co-host the show with Amy Domestico, BlogTalkRadio Customer Service and Chitra Agrawal, BlogTalkRadio Marketing Director & welcome as his guests BlogTalkRadio hosts Sree Sreenivasan, Rodney Perry, Lara Galloway, Eric Olsen, Gael Sylvia, Anthony Donahue and Halli Casser-Jayne.
    Alan will also be welcoming calls from listeners so tune in & call in with questions!

  • 01:13

    Social Media Q&A with @Sree & Co

    in Social Networking

    [ SAMPLE TWEET: Live web/phone call-in Social Media Q&A w/ @sree @wordwhacker @travelogged, 9-10 p ET (archived, too) http://bit.ly/cjsmqa #sreetips ]
    Join Sree Sreenivasan (@sree), Linda Bernstein (@WordWhacker) and Liz Borod Wright (@Travelogged) for a free-form session to get your social media questions answered.

    Aimed at attendees of the fully-online Smarter Social Media course as part of Columbia Journalism School's Continuing Education program, this is an open event, so feel free to tune in. 
    We are experimenting with Join.me, so you can watch Sree's desktop as you listen via phone or a via different tab for BlogTalkRadio. Just go to http://bit.ly/joinemtest or https://join.me/478-366-247

    Learn more about our Continuing Ed offerings, including the Social Media One-Night Stand on May 23, 2012, see http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/page/843-continuing-education-offerings/638
    - @sree | @travelogged | @wordwhacker

    ILLUSTRATION BY Winston Huff (@WinstonHHuff), as part of Sree's Social Media Week in Review for CNet News.

  • 01:21

    SepiaMutiny's Founders

    in Blogs

    SAJA, South Asian Journalists Association, presents the latest in its series of world-class conversations with fascinating speakers from the media, arts, politics and more. 
    For much of the nearly eight years of its existence, SEPIA MUTINY was a singular phenomenon, tackling just about every South Asian diasporic issue there was, serious or inane. In the process, it established itself as a model of intelligent, interactive blogging, and the voice of a generation.`
    Those of us who worked elsewhere in the desi media, including at SAJAforum - looked on with a combination of admiration and envy -- How are they so prolific? What makes their readers so damn smart? But we felt nothing but regret when the Mutineers decided to close their doors last month. We know there will be nothing else like it.   But join us Thursday night at 11 pm (Eastern time) for a very special SAJA webcast, as we conduct the SEPIA MUTINY EXIT INTERVIEW.   We'll be joined by Sepia Mutiny founder Abhi Tripathi, blogging hellion Anna John, and the mysterious but always trenchant Ennis. We hope to also have plenty of SM fans participate, too.   Moderating the conversation will be Arun Venugopal (@ArunNYC), WNYC reporter and Prof Sree Sreenivasan (@Sree), Columbia J-School.   [ Want to get an automagic email one hour ahead of every SAJA webcast? Create a free BTR account and hit the "follow" button above. You can also find us on iTunes, free, at http://bit.ly/sajaitunes ]

  • 01:00

    Be Better at Social Media

    in Technology

    Join Columbia Journalism School (@ColumbiaJourn) and BlogTalkRadio (@BlogTalkRadio) in the latest of their timely webcasts about the changing media landscape.   This time, following a major New York Times article about the importance of learning social media, join writer Jennifer Preston (@NYT_JenPreston; she was the paper's first social media editor) and Prof. Sree Sreenivasan (@sree; he's a social-media blogger for CNET News) for a conversation about the importance of learning how to use social and digital media in   smarter ways.   You can participate by calling in live or Skyping in or commenting in our chatroom or emailing sree@sree.net or tweeting@ColumbiaJourn or @sree or @NYT_JenPreston or using #learnsocmedia Jennifer's article, which is a must-read for those trying to understand the world of business and media today, is available at http://bit.ly/ssnyt12   ==> Want to learn social media? Consider Sree's Smarter Social Media 7-week course - for the first time, it's fully online and fully global, March 7-May 2: http://bit.ly/cjsm12 * other digital courses, incl. May 23 Social Media One-Night Stand, in-person and online, are listed at http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/page/8-raise-your-game/8

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