The Schuneman Symposium: Kainaz Amaria & Meghan Louttit
Kainaz Amaria is a multimedia producer and trainer at NPR, based in Washington, D.C. While her role is multifaceted, her focus is strengthening NPR’s visual voice. Before NPR, Amaria was a freelance photojournalist based in Mumbai, India, shooting assignments for The New York Times, Reuters, The Times of London and others. In 2010, she was a Fulbright-Nehru scholar to India, where she visually documented the Parsi Zoroastrian community. Amaria is a graduate of Boston University and is completing her masters project in Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, where she was a Chips Quinn Scholar in 2007 and a graduate teaching assistant.
Meghan Louttit (BSJ ’08) is a multimedia producer at The New York Times and the dedicated Web producer for the investigations desk. She designs and builds narrative story presentations using programming, video, audio, photography and social media. Louttit’s work has included pieces for Jim Glanz’s look into data centers, Louise Story’s series on state and local tax incentives, and David Bartsow’s Wal-Mart investigation. She has also created special issues for The New York Times Magazine and was the lead producer on the 10-year anniversary package about 9/11. In addition to her editorial work, Louttit creates and helps maintain reusable multimedia templates for newsroom use. She has received an Emmy for news and documentary and awards from the Online News Association. Louttit is an Ohio native and graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. She previously worked as a community reporter and home page producer at The Washington Post.