1:1 session

Sonia Paul: Private Session (60 mins)

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Session Details

  • 60 minute mentorship session via phone call
  • Sonia is generally available Wednesday mornings PT starting in February 2022
As an independent professional who has worked across mediums, genres and geographies, Sonia can coach on how to break into and survive the industry, talk through story ideas and pitching and offer feedback on how to navigate work-life chemistry to suit your goals. She is especially excited to work with BIPOC and non-traditional producers in podcasting, as well as those looking to tell culturally-sensitive, complex stories in different formats.

About Sonia

Sonia Paul (she/her) is a journalist, writer and producer based in Oakland, and an editor and instructor at KALW’s Uncuffed, a podcast and audio journalism training program in California prisons. She’s produced podcasts and reported radio stories for Pushkin Industries, 70 Million, NPR, PRI and public radio affiliates, and her written work has appeared in outlets like The Atlantic, WIRED, Politico Magazine and Religion News Service. Her work has received awards, recognition and support from the South Asian Journalists Association, Economic Hardship Reporting Project, Religion News Association, Fund for Investigative Journalism, and International Women’s Media Foundation

Previously, Sonia was based out of India as a freelance journalist, and she founded and produced the podcast Shizuoka Speaks while teaching in Japan. The daughter of immigrants from India and the Philippines, she serves on the board of the Bay Area chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association.
Sonia is a 2022 fellow with Periplus, a mentorship collective serving US writers who are Black, Indigenous and people of color. She enjoys experimenting with audio and currently produces her own podcast, Loitering, as an email newsletter.
Patrick Jones - Course author

How does it work?

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