American Society of Magazine Editors


The Osborn Elliott-National Magazine Awards Scholarship 2018 Recipient

Sanam Yar

Sanam Yar, 22, is a graduate of Queen’s University, where she was a psychology major in the sciences. Most recently she interned for Suite Adore, an online start-up specializing in selling consignment designer apparel. Her time working for the company helped her further explore her love of writing on the business side of fashion. Growing up near Toronto, Canada, her interest in journalism stemmed from her time interning at a boutique magazine publisher, as well as her extensive involvement with her alma mater’s arts and culture magazine, MUSE. She is thrilled to study at Columbia Journalism School where she hopes to sharpen her writing skills and broaden her journalistic skill set through learning about different types of reporting. She is working towards a career in both magazine and online journalism in the fashion world, reporting on the business and cultural aspects of the apparel industry.