Angilee Shah

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I am currently a Professional journalist or technologist working in media

PRI (Public Radio International

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Social Media Manager


Angilee Shah is a journalist with Public Radio International where she works in the digital space to produce stories for and its social media channels. She is the community editor for Global Nation and focuses on building features that encourage dialogue, especially by connecting diverse communities online. Shah is the co-editor of Chinese Characters, a collection of stories about life in China published by UC Press in September, 2012. Formerly the editor of the online magazine AsiaMedia, which was published at the UCLA Asia Institute, she is now a consulting editor to the Journal of Asian Studies. She has reported from across Asia, including China, Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, and was a South Asian Journalists Association Reporting Fellow in 2007/08. Her writing has appeared in the LA Weekly, Far Eastern Economic Review, Mother Jones Online, Pacific Standard, TimeOut Singapore and Global Voices.

Asian American Journalists Association, National Association of Black Journalists, Other South Asian Journalists Association, Online News Association

Areas of expertise:
Basic HTML/CSS, Experience building interactive charts and graphics, Web production experience, Social media branding – Newsroom / organization level, Social media branding – Individual, Social media branding – Sub-branded accounts (such as a Politics Blog or Regional Channel), Mobile Video (shooting, editing, publishing), Still photography, Data analysis – Beginner level, Beat reporter

Speaking Experience
Yes, I have been a keynote speaker for an event, Yes, have led sessions individually, Yes, have spoken on panels, Yes, have taught skills-based or hands-on training sessions (at events), Yes, have taught skills-based or hands-on training sessions (in newsroom)

Past Speaking Experience:

I have made many appearances at events, on podcasts and radio shows. Here are some highlights from past events. You can find links, images and reactions at

2015 China Town Hall, hosted by the National Committee on US-China Relations. Spoke in La Crosse, Wisconsin about the evolution of women’s rights in China.

Online News Association 2015, Lightning Talks. 5 minutes on why you should talk to trolls.

Journalism Interactive, 2015: Panelist, “Audience metrics and what really matters.”

Public Humanities talk in American Studies at Yale University, November, 2014: On battling trolls and talking about immigration.

Newsroom By the Bay keynote speaker, June, 2014: Gave the keynote address to high school journalism students in training.

Los Angeles Time Festival of Books: Speaker at the Los Angeles Festival of Books, 2013, for Chinese Characters.

June 2013: China program at the Missouri School of Journalism sent me to Beijing to give series of lectures at China Radio International about digital development in radio news

January 2014: Presented in a plenary about the space between journalism and scholarship in the Media and Religion Conference hosted by the Center for Media, Religion, and Culture at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

2013: Member of a scholarly working group for the UC Humanities Research Initiatives; speak at proceedings and offer training in digital projects to scholars in the UC system working on religion in the global diaspora.

2012, 2013: Find out about appearances related to Chinese Characters, the collection of essays on everyday lives in China that I co-edited with Jeffrey Wasserstrom, on the book’s site.

Spring 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015: Invited guest and panelist at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference for Late Breaking News Panels, including “New Media and Old Dilemmas: Online Protest and Cyber Repression in Asia” (2011), two more panels about authoritarianism in Asia and reporting on the region in 2012, and in 2013, I sat on a panel about the web’s influence on coverage of Asia. In 2015 I spoke on a panel about the “strongmen of Asia,” especially about Singapore minister mentor Lee Kuan Yew’s death.

April 2012: In conversation with American Public Media’s Marketplace China reporter Rob Schmitz in an event hosted by the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies and the UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management.

Summer 2010: In conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ian Johnson about reporting across borders in the China Lecture Series at the University of California, Irvine.

August 2012: Interviewed for the “Eye on China” show on Radio Taiwan International. Angilee Shah on Radio Taiwan International (11:58)

May 2010: Speaker at the UCLA Writers’ Program.

Several appearances: At the USC Annenberg California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships about how journalists can better integrate meaningful use of social media into their reporting and manage information overload.

Summer 2009, 2011: Panelist at the South Asian Journalists Association annual convention in New York City; moderated “Reporting from Hotspots” discussion and answered questions about my work in Sri Lanka. I’ve also spoke about reporting with a fellowship.

May 2009: Asia Society’s “Weekly Fix” podcast
In Sri Lanka, the Net Draws Tighter

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