Roshan Patel, a well-known editor, and journalist of the Washington Post died on 25 October 2022. As she joined this paper in 2016. To know more about Neema’s life and the reason for her death at an age of 35 scrolls down and read the complete post.
Who is Neema Roshiania Patel?
Neema was born in 1987, in New Jersey and complete her journalism studies at Rutgers University in 2009. With the help of CNBC and NJBIZ, she completes her internships and then joins WHYY, Philadelphia’s public radio station as a community editor.
In 2016, Neema join Washington Post as a funding editor of the millennial woman’s site The Lily. She worked with “The Lily” for at least four years and then was appointed as the editor of The Next Generation team.
Roshan Patel worked on “Anxiety Chronicles” which is based on health. Then she worked on another project “The Jessicas” This is one month long baked on famous women from 1989 till now.
“Younger audiences want to see their experiences and the experiences of their peers reflected in the journalism they consume,” she wrote. And “They want to see how policy affects the lives of everyday people. And they want to feel personally connected to what they read. Diverse sourcing makes us more trustworthy arbiters of the news.”
Why Did Neema Die at an early Age 35?
Neema died on 24 October, Monday and this news was published in the Washington Post paper on 25 October. She was a popular editor of the paper. Her husband Akshar Patel stated that she survived gastric cancer.
Neema get married to Akshar Patel in 2014 and they had a son Abhiraj Patel. In Neema’s family her husband, son, her parents, and younger sister Reshma Roshania left behind. She was just 35 years old.
What did Neema’s Colleague Say About Her?
Neema is working with The Washington Post for more than six years and in these years she worked as an editor as well as a team member. Team members who know her closely tweeted about Neema’s work and experience working with her.
Sahaj Kaur Kohli wrote: “I’m lucky to have known Neema professionally and personally. My advice column exists because of her. She’s incredibly smart, kind, and decisive — qualities that made her an excellent journalist, friend, and editor. I’m devastated her life was cut short.”
Elite Truong said: “Socked in the gut with this news. I can’t express what an amazing person Neema was and how her fierce brilliance, kindness, and thoughtfulness still alter the course of people’s lives who were lucky enough to know her.”
“Neema was the best kind of editor: curious, compassionate and always there to talk,” Caroline Kitchener added.
Phoebe Connelly, the senior editor of Next Generation, wrote: “What stood out immediately was her desire to collaborate — to take what she had learned running The Lily and infuse it into every department, every article, and every project.”
Amy King, The Lily’s founding editor-in-chief, wrote her a “vibrant” colleague who “found our greatest stories and gave visibility to people and ideas who had long been ignored.”
Neema Roshania Patel, a founding editor of The Lily, The Washington Post news site for millennial women, and most recently an editor with the Next Generation audience development team, died Oct. 24 at a hospital in Washington. She was 35. https://t.co/RFOb4nhYup
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