January 19, 2022
Our guest today is journalist Neha Wadekar, an independent multimedia journalist reporting across the globe. Neha’s work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Economist, PBS NewsHour, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Mother Jones, CNN, TIME, and others. In this episode, we talk to Neha about under-reported stories in the media, why its so important to cast a wider net, and how we can all advocate for more diversity and inclusion in the stories we see and hear.
December 31, 2020
I spoke with hosts Carli and Laura for their podcast, Unconventional Dyad, where psychology and psychoanalysis meets social justice, feminism, politics, climate change, critical theory, graduate student mental health, and the arts.
August 19, 2019Press
Travel is often viewed as a luxury or a privilege, rather than a political statement, cultural rebellion, or act of empowering defiance. But for the six intrepid women travellers we’re celebrating this Women’s Day, leaving home was not only an adventure — it’s been a means to not only change the travel industry, but the world.
April 1, 2019Press
Yemen, Egypt, Kenya, Somalia, Syria: Distant places with complex problems that generate frequent headlines. Dedicated journalists on the ground in these countries know that their reporting is important. And although some news organizations have cut back or closed their foreign bureaus, today’s international journalists feed audiences information through alternative sources, such as streaming video services, websites and podcasts. News professionals are often necessarily both multimedia experts and entrepreneurs. Excited to be featured in my alma mater’s alumni magazine!
March 20, 2018Press
When Neha Wadekar joined the Journalism Master’s program, she had no idea that it would lead her on a path to reporting from Nairobi, Kenya. Since then, her work has been published in Elle Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times, VICE Media and CNN, and her stories span across topics that focus on politics, conflict, foreign policies and women’s rights. Please watch, as Wadekar shares her insight on how she navigates as a multimedia journalist reporting across Africa.
June 29, 2017Press
Neha Wadekar sits down with The Fuller Project for International Reporting to discuss the challenges and thrills of being a female freelance journalist in East Africa.
April 20, 2016Press
Neha Wadekar (MS Journalism ’16) discusses how the first half of the nine-month graduate program affected her skill set. How her capstone project will take her to Jordan to cover the Syrian refugee crisis, and how the instruction she has received has helped guide her along the way.
March 10, 2017
USC journalism student Neha Wadekar recently returned from a reporting trip to Jordan. She tagged along with the group Atlantic Humanitarian Relief to document its work and the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis in the country. James McDaniels spoke with Wadekar about her experience.
October 22, 2015Press
Current Journalism M.S. student Neha Wadekar speaks about the 2015 “boot camp,” which included students from all Journalism Masters Programs for four weeks of intensive learning. The crash course on all things audio, video, editing and writing formed a foundation for all the students as the official school year was about to kick off.