NBTB 2014’s keynote speaker: Angilee Shah of Public Radio International

Angilee ShahAngilee Shah, social media manager for Public Radio International, will be the keynote speaker for Newsroom by the Bay’s 2014 session, which begins on Monday, June 23.

A talented young journalist with a strong online voice and a passionate commitment to stories of many colors and cultures, Shah will talk about PRI’s new GlobalNation project, launched a year ago to document “stories of a changing America and its people.”

Screen Shot 2014-06-18 at 10.48.05 PMAmong Shah’s recent stories and social media convos are a piece on the “incredibly epic” commercials airing during the World Cup, a report on groups suing the U.S. government for access to immigration data, and a talk with three technology innovators and educators about “how technology can change the lives of people in poverty?”

“Angilee is that rare combination of someone who can rock social media and digital tech, but she never loses sight of the human being and the social question that’s at the heart of every story,” said NBTB co-director Beatrice Motamedi.

As the moderator for GlobalNation, Shah is open to submissions from freelance journalists, including students.

“We’re very lucky to have Angilee visit us, and I’m looking forward to her interactions with our students,” Motamedi said.

As a journalist for Public Radio International, Shah produces stories for pri.org and its social media channels, specializing in features that encourage dialogue, especially by connecting diverse communities online.

Shah is the co-editor of Chinese Characters, a collection of stories about life in China published by UC Press in September 2012. Formerly the editor of the online magazine AsiaMedia, which was published at the UCLA Asia Institute, she is now a consulting editor to the Journal of Asian Studies.

Shah has reported from across Asia, including China, Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, and she was a South Asian Journalists Association Reporting Fellow in 2007-08. Her writing has appeared in the LA Weekly, Far Eastern Economic Review, Mother Jones Online, Pacific Standard (formerly Miller-McCune Magazine), TimeOut Singapore and Global Voices.

A former high school journalist, Shah was named “Journalist of the Year” in 1999 at Diamond Bar High School in Diamond Bar, California.

Shah will be speaking on Tuesday, June 24 at 7 p.m. at Stanford. For more information on Shah’s appearance, please contact newsroombythebay@gmail.com.


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