Pakistani-American journalist wins award for best blog
WASHINGTON: Pakistani-American Faiz Shakir and his co-author Amanda Terkel have won the Sidney Hillman Foundation’s best blog award for their blog.
Talking to the South Asia Journalists’ Association (SAJA), he said “To have our work recognised as journalism is a great testament to the increasing reliability and influence of the blog-o-sphere. I’m not sure if that’s an honour for us, or a blow to traditional journalism. Either way, I’ll take it.”
Shakir is the research director at the Centre for American Progress and serves as editor-in-chief of ThinkProgress.org and The Progress Report. He holds degrees from Harvard University and the Georgetown Law Centre and has previously worked as a research associate for the Democratic National Committee, as a legislative aide to Florida Senator Bob Graham on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, and as a communications aide in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Source: Daily Times