about me

Iā€™m a digital journalist covering women's and girls' lives in South Asia (and beyond). I used to work at CNN, and before that I was national digital editor at the Washington Post.

At CNN, I covered the presidential campaign, immigration, the refugee crisis, the Olympics and more. I reported and told stories using words, voicemail, disposable cameras, social media platforms and more. I also led CNN's editorial on emerging social platforms. One of my projects, Love Story, won an EPPY in 2016 and I share in a Murrow Award and a Webby for CNN's social media coverage of the 2016 election. 

At the Washington Post, I was the national digital editor, working on the national and politics desk. My work at the Post includes launching the Post on snapchat ā€“ one of the first major news organizations on the platform ā€“ to tell the story of the 2014 midterms, creating and editing a series of interviews about women in the workplace across generations; and using internet comments as a reporting tool to capture the impact of a government shutdown.  I was part of the team that was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for coverage of the NSA. 

I was part of the first class of the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media in 2015 and returned to teach at the program in 2016 as guest faculty.  I have a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford.

To get in touch: masuma.ahuja@gmail.com