(May 3, 2012) WEST HARTFORD, Conn., U.S.A. – A 19-year-old reporter from Mumbai, India who produced an astonishing array of compelling and important stories is Youth Journalism International’s 2012 Student Journalist of the Year.
During the course of 2011, Pushkal Shivam questioned the Dalai Lama, interviewed survivors in the immediate aftermath of a terrorist bomb attack, lived for a week on a handful of rupees a week to see how the poor scrape by and much more, impressing the judges with his drive, initiative and talent.
Though Shivam’s portfolio was unusually packed, YJI’s annual contest also honored many other talented students who captured awards for everything from news to reviews, with photographers, cartoonists, columnists and others winning awards for an astonishing range of material published last year. There were winners from 18 countries and 11 U.S. states. CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE CONTEST RESULTS