SAJA-NY EVENT – Meet Krishna Bharat at GoogleNY + workshop

Looks like a great event for NY folks… and it sounds like you can get in as long as you have a friend in SAJA. Details below.


Google NYC is pleased to extend an invitation to members of the South Asian
Journalists Association and their media friends:

Thursday, January 20 — from 6-9 p.m.
@ Google NYC at 75 Ninth Ave. (more details below)

a reception with hors d'oeuvres & refreshments, followed by: 

Google News Discussion / Q&A with Krishna Bharat
 – founder and head of Google News ( )
 – Hearst New Media Professional-in-Residence at Columbia J-school
                ( )

Krishna Bharat is the founder and head of Google News, responsible for
leading a team developing Google's news products. He is also a Google
distinguished research scientist. Google News won the 2003 Webby Award
in the news category, and Krishna received the 2003 World Technology
Award for Media & Journalism. In 2004 he founded Google's R&D
operations in India and served as the center's first director until
2006. Before joining Google in 1999, he was a member of the research
staff at DEC Systems Research Center in Palo Alto, Calif. He holds a
Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.


Google for Journalists: Getting the Most from the Web — training

Every day, millions of people around the world use Google's search
engine to find what they're looking for. Journalists, editors,
producers, and others in the media have long known just how essential
it is to be able to find and use information, and this
"Google for Journalists" session demonstrates ways to work more
efficiently and effectively on the web. Learn how to get the most from
Search and other free tools from Google. Whether you're in print,
broadcast, or digital journalism, this session will introduce tips and
tricks you can use to search smarter, keep better tabs on your beat,
see what's hot and what's not, and add a visual edge to your online
content. (Delivered by Sean Carlson)

Sean Carlson is Manager for News Industry Relations at Google,
responsible for building the company's relationship with the
journalism community. Based in New York City, Sean previously worked
at Google's Mountain View, Ca. headquarters and has also led
initiatives in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. Prior to joining
Google in 2006, Sean interned with the Consulate-General of Ireland in
Sydney and Fleishman-Hillard in Boston. He graduated from Boston
University with degrees in political science and communication.


@ Google New York's offices in Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Ave. (at W. 15th St.), New York, NY
directions via Google Maps:

(Just inside the main entrance to Chelsea Market, there's an elevator and
staircase to the right. Please proceed up to the second floor for the
evening event.)

PLEASE RSVP via Google Docs:

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