about me

Iā€™m a journalist at CNN. Before that, I was the national digital editor at the Washington Post.

I cover the impact of national and global politics and policy on people. My work brings together traditional on-the-ground, pen and paper reporting and emerging technology and platforms. 

At CNN, I've covered stories including the presidential campaign, immigration, the refugee crisis, the Olympics. I have written about the fears of undocumented immigrants, reported on the impact of the travel ban on families around the world, used disposable cameras to create a portrait of motherhood around the world; interviewed Olympic athletes; and used voicemails to capture how the American voters were feeling in the days after the election. I also lead CNN's editorial on emerging social platforms and messaging apps.

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, using internet comments as a reporting tool to capture the impact of a government shutdown, and telling the story of what happened in Ferguson, months after the protests and the media attention. I created and edited a series of interviews on how the world of women in the workplace has changed across generations; created popular tumblrs built around voicemail storytelling and political archives; and much more. 

I was part of the team that was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for coverage of the NSA. My project, Love Story, was awarded the 2016 EPPY award for best use of social media and crowdsourcing. I also share in a Murrow award and a Webby for CNN's social media coverage of the election in 2016. 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.

If you want to get in touch, email me: masuma.ahuja@gmail.com