SJSU Computer Science Department Convocation Speech 2015

Receiving the 2012 New America Media First Place Award for Hyperlocal Feature Reporting on the Foreclosure crisis.
The Thank you speech

Jaya Padmanabhan is a journalist and author.  She has a bi-weekly column (on immigrant issues) in the The San Francisco Examiner called “In Brown Type,” and a monthly column in India Currents called “Now and Then.”  She is the author of a collection of short stories published in 2014 called “Transactions of Belonging.”



Awards and Grants

2016: Greater Bay Area Journalism - First place for Editorials from the San Francisco Peninsula Club Awards

2016: Greater Bay Area Journalism - First place for Editorial Leadership from the San Francisco Peninsula Club Awards 

2015: The San Francisco Peninsula Press Club's 38th Greater Bay Area Journalism Award for Overall Excellence: First Place: India Currents Magazine, Jaya Padmanabhan and Vandana Kumar

2015: The San Francisco Peninsula Press Club's 38th Greater Bay Area Journalism Award for Editorials: First Place: India Currents Magazine, Jaya Padmanabhan for the editorials "Who Am I," "How Jay-Z Trumped Modi," and "Passion and Paranoia."

2015:  CAMAC Artists' Residency - France

2015: Laugarvatn Artists' Residency - Iceland

2014: 37th Annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards - Overall Excellence • Second Place: India Currents Magazine, ” Vandana Kumar, Jaya Padmanabhan. The magazine was described as being a comprehensive publication with a compilation of interesting topics, unique angles, excellent writers and fearless leadership

2014: 37th Annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards • First Place: India Currents, Sandberged and Prototyped,” Jaya Padmanabhan

2012:  New America Media First Place Award for Hyperlocal Feature Reporting on the Foreclosure Crisis

2011:  Writers' Village Award for short story, His Curls

2011:  Katha Award for short story, Mustard Seeds

2010:  Ethnic Media Journalism Fellowship Grant from New America Media on Health and Environmental Health

2010:  Katha Award for short story, Mango Tree

2009:  Lorian Hemingway Award for short story, His Curls

2008:  Katha Award for short story, Neyyappams

2003: Gold Award from League of American Communications Professionals, Tackling Everest

2003: Omni Intermedia Award, Tackling Everest

2002: League of American Communications Professionals, CRY

A Perspectives Special: The Bay Area Remembers 9/11 - KQED
September 8, 2011 -- 6:30 PM
While it's fair to say a redeeming virtue of America is a willingness to overcome, the aftermath of 9/11 is evidence we always will have more to overcome. Fear is a persistent monster, according to Jaya Padmanabhan, a Bay Area Indian American writer.



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