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PhD student Enakshi Roy wins $500 for ‘Newsy Indian’ project

by Michael Sweeney, Professor; Associate Director for Graduate Studies

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism PhD student Enakshi Roy has won $500 for creating a news project aimed at informing people from India now living in the United States.

Her project is “The Newsy Indian.”

It is a curated news site for the Indian diaspora in the Unites States of America. The India-related news that appears in the U.S. mainstream media is often of an accident or natural disaster, thereby only presenting a limited version of the happenings in India. Moreover, time constraints do not always allow the diaspora to keep up with the news of ones home country. The news-curated site The Newsy Indian will list the 10 most important India-related news every day. Roy said she will try to replicate The Daily Beasts Cheat Sheet, but for the Indian diaspora.

She created this project as a part of her Online News Development Class, which she took with Dr. Hans Meyer in fall 2013.

Her project won first place in the Graduate Research Division for the School of Journalism (got $200). She also entered the same project for the Idea Pitch Competition held by the Center for Entrepreneurship, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs; she won second place in this competition (and also got the prize money of $300). This idea pitch competition had 12 participants.

April 11, 2014

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