Nowpublic's South Asia Bureau Chief Sanjay Jha Wins Prestigious U.s. Journalism Award

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NowPublic's South Asia Bureau Chief Sanjay Jha Wins Prestigious U.S. Journalism Award

VANCOUVER, July 3 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

                    First Indian Ever To Win A Loeb Award 


    NowPublic (, the world's largest participatory news network, today announced

that its own South Asia Bureau Chief, Sanjay Jha, is the first-ever Indian to win a Loeb Award, one of the

highest honors in American business journalism.  Jah, based in New Delhi, joined NowPublic this past May

and reports on Indian and South Asian affairs. 

    "It is a tremendous honor to be the very first Indian recipient of the highly-coveted Loeb Award," said Jah. 

"It is my privilege to provide a  first-hand account of breaking Indian and South Asian news to NowPublic's

enormous network of readers and journalists." 

    "Sanjay has proven himself as an extremely accomplished journalist in just 

a short time as NowPublic's South Asia Bureau Chief," said Leonard Brody, CEO 

of NowPublic.  "We're extremely proud and cannot think of a more deserving honoree." 

    Prior to joining NowPublic, Mr. Jha worked with the South Asian Bureau of 

The Guardian, based in New Delhi.  He was researching and writing on South Asian affairs-covering

everything from media to business to government affairs 

and human interest stories.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Jha served as India Producer for the BBC, PBS, France

2 and the Danish Broadcasting Corporation.  

Mr. Jha also produced Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts, a 4 episode documentary 

currently on BBC 3.  Mr. Jha has also been associated with India's most 

popular news network, Aajtak. 

    The Loeb Awards have been presented for 35 years by Anderson School of Management at the University

of California at Los Angeles. They were 

established in 1957 by Gerald Loeb, a financier and founding partner of E.F. 

Hutton, to encourage quality reporting in business, finance and the economy.  

Jha, along with PBS Nightly Business Report Colleagues, Steve Washington, Darren Gersh and Dana

Greenspon, were honored with the award for their work on 

the television program, "India's Promise." 


    About NowPublic 

    NowPublic is a crowd-sourced, participatory news network that mobilizes an 

army of reporters to cover the events that define our world.  In its short history, the company has become the

largest news organization of its kind with 

contributing reporters in more than 5,500 cities and 160 countries.  The 

Guardian has named NowPublic one of the top five most useful news sites on the 

Web and Time Magazine named it one of the Top 50 Websites for 2007.  The 

company has received funding from Rho Ventures, Rho Canada, Brightspark, 

GrowthWorks and members of the New York Angels. 




     For NowPublic:   

     Chris Macowski 

     The Morris + King Company     



SOURCE  NowPublic 


    CONTACT:  Chris Macowski of The Morris + King Company, for NowPublic,                +1-212-561-7459, 



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