About Sandeep Junnarkar

SANDEEP JUNNARKAR is an Associate Professor of Journalism at The City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. He teaches interactive journalism, and reporting and writing.

Sandeep at the Freedom Foundation in Hyderabad.
Sandeep at the Freedom Foundation in Hyderabad.

From March 2000 to August 2003, Sandeep was the New York bureau chief at CNET News.com, writing special reports on the strengths and weakness of the various technologies used by different industries. Prior to being promoted to bureau chief, he was a reporter for CNET News.com beginning in July 1998.

Sandeep entered the online journalism world at its infancy in 1994 as part of a team gathered to present The New York Times on America Online, a service called @times. He later became a breaking news editor, writer and Web producer when the paper went live on the Internet as The New York Times on the Web.

In April 2003, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers selected his three-day report titled “Cracking the nest egg” as Best in Business Projects Among Real-Time Publications. The series was also a finalist in the Investigative Reporters and Editors contest in June 2003. His special reports have won multiple South Asian Journalism Assocation Journalism Awards and an Online Journalism Award from the Online News Association and Columbia University.

He received a Masters in Journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia in 1994. He completed his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He was the recipient of the 2002 SAJA-Knowledge@Wharton scholarship to attend the prestigious Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists.

Sandeep has been a board member of the South Asian Journalists Association since 2003.