Ankita Mukhopadhyay Kumar is an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker who teaches the Reporting on India class at Berkeley Journalism. Ankita has received several prestigious fellowships and grants to support her reporting in India, such as the Postgraduate reporting fellowship from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the John F. Richards Fellowship from the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies (AIAS) and the COVID-19 emergency reporting grant from the National Geographic Society. Her articles have been published in outlets such as The Wire, Outlook India, Outlook Money, Indian Express, Dainik Bhaskar, San Francisco Chronicle and Deutsche Welle. In 2023, Ankita was elected as a regional director to the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). She also serves on the board of SPJ Northern California. Ankita serves on the awards committee of SPJ and AAJA and has judged several awards for investigative and feature reporting. Ankita has a Masters degree in Journalism and Media Innovation from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where she was a Richard Schwarzlose scholar. She also holds a Masters degree in History and International Relations from the London School of Economics and a Bachelors degree with distinction from Lady Shri Ram College (LSR), University of Delhi. Ankita’s dissertation on youth participation in politics was awarded Distinction at the LSE.
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