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Masuma Ahuja discusses Social Storytelling and her work at CNN

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For the June 2016 StoryCode NYC Forum we are excited to welcome Masuma Ahuja, a social apps producer at CNN. In this capacity Masuma develops strategy, builds communities and reports and tells stories on emerging messaging and social platforms. At CNN, her work has included launching and developing editorial strategy for CNN on new platforms including Facebook Messenger and LINE. She also created Love Story ( – a voicemail storytelling project (


Masuma Ahuja is a social apps producer at CNN, where she works on developing strategy, building communities and reporting and telling stories on emerging messaging and social platforms.

Before CNN, Ahuja was the national digital editor at the Washington Post. Her work at the Post includes launching the Post's presence on Snapchat, rethinking user comments to cover the impact of the government shutdown, and using Yik Yak to cover the 2016 campaign.

Ahuja was part of the team that was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for coverage of the NSA. She has a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford.