• 01:17

    SPORTS: SAJA-SAMMA Super Bowl 2015

    in Sports

    SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, and SAMMA, South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment, present their sixth annual BlogTalkRadio conversation about the biggest day in American sports - from a South Asian perspective.


    Join us as hosts Vijay Setlur (@VijaySetlur; who teaches sport, tourism and leisure marketing at Schulich School of Business, York University) & Sree Sreenivasan (@sree, Chief Digital Officer of @MetMuseum) chat with ESPN anchor Kevin Negandhi (@knegandhiESPN); Aditi Kinkhabwala (@akinkhabwala) a reporter for the NFL Network, calling in on game day from Arizona. Also participating is SAMMA co-founder Rajan Shah, who’s been involved in marketing campaigns with the NFL and Super Bowl over the past decade; and Sharaf Mowjood (@mowjood; producer for NBC News & Brian Williams), the newly-reelected president on SAJA. Call-in live or send your questions: to sree@sree.net or @sree or @sajahq or #sajahq

    OTHER NFL NOTES: Paraag Marathe is COO of the San Francisco 49ers and has played a pivotal role in the business side of the operations. Shripal Shah rejoined the Washington Redskins as senior VP and chief strategy officer. And, of course, the 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

  • 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.

  • 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... 

  • 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!
     
     
     

  • 01:14

    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

  • 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

  • 00:43

    SAJA Briefing: Maldives Crisis

    in News

    SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, presents a conversation about the ouster of President Mohamed
    Nasheed of the Maldives.


    Join SAJA board members Jigar Mehta (@JigarMehta) and Sree Sreenivasan (@sree) for a webcast with experts and journalists, including:
    * Bonni Cohen Shenk (@bcactual) a documentary filmmaker, is the producer, with Jon Shenk, of “The Island President,” a forthcoming film about Mohamed Nasheed. See their NYT op-ed today: http://bit.ly/xwmjO6

    * Lily Jamali (@lilyjamali), 2011 SAJA Reporting Fellow, reporting on climate change in the Maldives for Public Radio
    International's "The World". See her work: http://www.lilyjamali.com/the-maldives/

    Other speakers being confirmed.

    Topics we will discuss - we'll be taking your questions, too:

    * The details of the resignation and current status of ex-President Nasheed

    * Effect on global climate change initiatives led by the Maldives.

    And much, much more.

    Call-in live or send your questions or comments via email to sree@sree.net or @sree or @sajahq or #sajahq
     

  • 01:01

    Remembering Astronaut Kalpana Chawla

    in Science

    On Feb. 1, 2003, Kalpana Chawla was one of  seven astronauts killed when the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon re-entry. Kalpana's career, including her first flight in 1997, captured the imagination of people of Indian descent the world over who were excited to see someone born in a small city outside Delhi go into space.
    Her name lives on in everyone she inspired as well as in a street in New York's Jackson Heights and even a hill on Mars.

    To mark the ninth anniversary of her death, SAJA presents an exclusive conversation with her husband, colleagues and friends.

    Join hosts Sree Sreenivasan (@sree) and Melanie Huff (@MGHuff) of Columbia Journalism School as they talk with Jean-Pierre Harrison, Kaplana's husband and author of "Edge of Time, The Authoritative Biography of Kalpana Chawla"; Steve Morse, Deep Purple guitarist, wrote "Contact Lost" after Columbia accident; Jane Miller, friend. Gaurav Goyal, friend;  Aishwarya Stanley, graduate student who is modelling her career after Kalpana's; Karen McNally, pilot. former NASA  aviation human factors researcher and flight instructor.

    Call-in live or send your questions or comments via email to sree@sree.net or @sree or @sajahq or #sajahq

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