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Covering Google, its internal culture, its advertising systems, YouTube, Waymo and the rest of the Alphabet family. Also covering machine learning, artificial intelligence and the use and abuse of the emerging technologies across the technology industry.
Also helped cover Facebook for a year during a tumultous period of privacy, security and financial changes.
Originally started as a business reporting intern, writing about cybersecurity, online privacy and the technology industry for the Tech Now blog, Money & Co. blog and the newspaper.
From October 2013 to December 2013, reported on sports business, including about agents, NHL outdoor games and business decisions in the wake of JFK's assassination.
In winter 2013, reported on criminal courts in Los Angeles County for L.A. Now.
In spring 2014, reported on national breaking news outside of California.
In summer 2014, began L.A. tech industry beat (including Silicon Beach) with focus on the convergence of entertainment/media companies with Internet technology start-ups.
As executive director, oversaw and managed a staff of nearly 200 individuals. That includes a news section, a social media team and a PR team in addition to other editorial sections. Regularly covered politics, transportation and technology beats. Produced a dozen web-reported stories weekly. Reported and write a handful of original or enterprise stories monthly.
Edited audio of interviews between host Kai Ryssdal and guests. Wrote teasers and promos that aired nationwide. Generated story ideas.
Hosted weekly show about the business and politics of sports. Provide live color commentary, play-by-play and sideline reports for volleyball, football and mens and womens basketball.
As a business reporter, authored about 10 online posts and 20 printed articles during the course of four weeks.
See the full list of my articles and blog posts during my summer at the Chronicle.
As a staff reporter, authored about 60 online posts and 30 printed articles during the course of 12 weeks.
See the full list of my articles and blog posts during my summer at the Bee.
Helped research ideas to keep the university from resorting to a campus-wide bike ban.
Reported on general assignment news stories and wrote pieces for opinions section.
Created on-air graphics using Photoshop as a volunteer artist.
Produced website's design, introduced Wordpress as the CMS, shot video of football games.
Founded and managed the baseball-information website alone on PHP/MySQL platform, earning 30,000 visits and $700 monthly at its peak. Spent two hours daily updating content, including an aggregation of potential trades and signings, predictions, player contracts, free agent lists and a weekly round-up article.
Bachelor of Arts, Print and Digital Journalism (summa cum laude)
Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Minor in business law.
Minor in web technologies & applications.
My projects included creating My Life Is Engineer.
Studied abroad for a one semester in New Zealand. Read about my experience.
USC Annenberg Outstanding Print and Digital Journalism Student, 2013
USC Discovery and Global Scholar, 2013
USC Global Scholar, 2013
Phi Sigma Theta national William Lawrence Smith Scholarship, 2013
Society of Professional Journalists online news reporting Region 11 Mark of Excellence Award, 2013
L.A. Press Club online news first-place award, 2013
USC Annenberg Herb Klein Endowed Scholarship for Government and Political Reporting, 2011 and 2012
Edwin O. and JoAnn Guthman Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Investigative Journalism at USC, 2012
Victoria Hall Scholarship for studying journalism and technology, 2012
Glen and Alberta Ingles Endowed Scholarship for investigative reporting, 2012
L.A. Press Club online news second-place award, 2012
L.A. Press Club investigative news award finalist, 2011
USC Unruh Institute Diana Chudacoff Levin Internship Award, 2011
California Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation Internship Award, 2012
AAJA Print/Online Internship William Woo Grant, 2011
USC WebFest Winner, 2011
Papercheck.org Scholarship Winner, Winter 2010 -- "Paresh's winning essay was based on his passion for and understanding of technology. It described how Apple and Microsoft have their respective places in the consumer and corporate cultures." --More at Papercheck.org
Annenberg Dean's List, Annenberg Scholar and USC Deans Scholarship, 2009-2012
Have been a member of Asian American Journalists Association, South Asian Journalists Association and Sacramento Press Club
Speak bits of Spanish and Gujarati