Three Kashmiris Scribes Bag Fulbright Fellowship
Reyaz Ahmed (Kashmir Monitor)
Baramulla: Three young Kashmiri journalists, including two women, have been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Master’s Fellowship to pursue higher studies in top American journalism schools.
Ashwaq Masoodi, a Delhi-based correspondent with the ‘Asian Age’, Showkat Nanda, a freelance photojournalist and formerly Assistant Editor with a local weekly, and Maroosha Muzzaffar, correspondent with ‘The Indian Express’ in Delhi were recently declared as the recipients of the 2012-13 Fulbright fellowship, a highly competitive exchange program, given by the US State Department to people who demonstrate excellence in their respective fields of study.
Ashwaq, a former media student of Baramulla Degree College, having a PG Diploma from Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) will go to the Columbia School of Journalism in New York, for an MS in Journalism with specialization in Magazine journalism. Showkat, a postgraduate from Kashmir University’s MERC, will be going to Missouri Graduate School of Journalism in Columbia for a specialization in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography. Maroosha, also a former MERC student, will pursue an 18-months program in Long Form Narrative Journalism at the New York University.
The three Kashmiris will join 17 other scholars from different parts of India to embark on this prestigious fellowship this summer.