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Neha Dixit

Visiting Faculty of Media Studies, Ashoka University

PG in Convergent Journalism, MCRC, JMI

Neha Dixit is an independent journalist based in New Delhi, India. She looks at the intersection of politics, gender, and Social Justice in South Asia. Most of her work is in long-form, investigative and narrative format. She has worked with multiple mediums and reported for Al Jazeera, Washington Post, Caravan, Wire, NYT and others. She has won over a dozen international and national journalism awards including International Press Freedom Award 2019, Kurt Schork Award in International Journalism 2014, Lorenzo Natali Prize for Journalism from the European Commission 2011, Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Woman Journalist 2016 among others.

She has been a fellow for PEN America, World Press Institute, and International Centre for Journalists and others. She has published over 250 long-form works of reportage and contributed to several anthologies for UNESCO, Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan and others. She is currently working on her debut non-fiction book that looks at India through the eyes of urban poor, working-class women and their families.

She has also taught at Symbiosis, NALSAR, IIMC and MCRC in India. She has taken guest sessions at the Columbia School of Journalism, Newyork, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, the University of Göttingen, Gottingen, and others.

1. Race and Racisms: A Critical Approach, Third Edition, Oxford University Press, 2021
2.’Bad’ Women of Bombay Films: Studies in Desire and Anxiety, Palgrave  Macmillan, 2020
3. Knot For Keeps: Writing the Modern Marriage, Harper Collins, 2018
4. ‘Journalists too’,  UNESCO anthology on harassment and threats faced by female journalists, 2018
5. ‘Breaching the Citadel’, an anthology of essays on Sexual violence in South Asia, Zubaan, 2015
6. First Hand: Graphic Non-Fiction from India, Volume 1 &2, Yodapress, 2015, 2017
7. UNESCO Casebook of Investigative Journalism, 2011

  1. Journalist of the Year, One Young World Award, 2020
  2. International Press Freedom Award, Committee To Protect Journalists, 2019
  3. Merit, 23rd Human Rights Press Awards, Hong Kong Press Association 2019
  4.  Special Mention, ACJ Award for Investigative Journalism 2019
  5. Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Woman Journalist, 2016-17
  6. Press Institute of India-ICRC Award for Best report on Humanitarian Subject, 2015
  7.  Kurt Schork Award in International Journalism, 2014
  8. UNFPA-Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity, Best Investigative Feature, 2013
  9. Trust Women Honorary Journalist of the Year, Thomson Reuters Foundation, 2013
  10. Thomson Foundation-Foreign Press Association Young Journalist Award, 2013
  11. Best TV News reporter, News Television Awards, 2011-2012
  12. Lorenzo Natali Prize for Journalism by European Commission, 2011
  13. News Television Award for Best Investigative Feature 2010-2011
  14. UNFPA-Laadli Media Award for Best Investigative Feature, 2009-2010
  15. Anupama Jayaraman Memorial Award for Young Women Journalists, 2009

Fellowships:

  1. Pen America World Press Freedom Fellowship, 2019 to study assault on journalists
  2.  Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative Fellowship, 2018 to cover police brutality in North India
  3. New India Fellowship, 2017 to write a book on migrant working-class women in India
  4. ICFJ-Knight fellowship, 2017 to promote Gender-based reporting in Indian newsrooms
  5. One World South Asia-Poshan fellowship to cover malnutrition, 2013
  6. World Press Institute fellowship to cover the US Presidential election campaign, 2012

  • Media, Culture and Society
  • Introduction to Newswriting and reporting
  • Gender Lens Reporting
  • Understanding Urban Poverty
  • Beat reporting
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