Expanding Our Roots: Paromita Saha
Expanding Our Roots: Global Conversations With 821 is an online interview series hosted by The 821 Project. The purpose of the series is to showcases the cultural diversity, global connections and social consciousness of the people of southeast Louisiana as well as those who work to expand southeast Louisiana’s roots to the world through works that promote social justice and global citizenship.
The series presents community organizers, community leaders and residents living in southeast Louisiana who come from different parts of the world or who work to promote global citizenship, multiculturalism and social justice in our regional community.
This interview is with Paromita Saha. Paromita is from the United Kingdom with twelve years of industry experience working as a news journalist /producer for major British broadcasters such as the BBC and ITV news. She has also worked as a strategic communications lead on major public campaigns for the British government and non-profit sector.
She is completing her PhD with the Manship School of Mass Communication. Her research interests include newsroom diversity and media leadership from the standpoint of intersectionality, critical race theory and organizational behavior. She is also a music journalist who writes extensively about the Louisiana and Mississippi music scene for the British blues music magazine, Blues Matters.