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Mitra Kalita

Mitra Kalita

Executive Editor (at-large) Quartz, USA

S. Mitra Kalita is the executive editor (at large) for Quartz. She also oversaw the launch of Quartz India and previously served as the site's founding ideas editor. She worked previously at the Wall Street Journal, where she oversaw coverage of the Great Recession, launched a local news section for New York City and reported on the housing crisis as a senior writer. She also launched Mint, a business paper in New Delhi, and has previously worked for the Washington Post, Newsday and the Associated Press. She is the author of three books related to migration and globalization, and speaks seven languages (but only four of them half decently). She has taught journalism at St. John's, UMass-Amherst, and Columbia Jschool, and previously served as president of the South Asian Journalists Association. 

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