ISF scholars and alumni regularly receive awards, promotions, and more for their work highlighting the American Muslim experience through fair and impartial reporting.
We're proud to share their accomplishments!

ISF Alumna Promoted at
the New York Times

ISF Media Council member and 2014 ISF Scholar Zainab Khan was recently promoted at the New York Times, where she has worked since 2018. As the new Associate Director of Audience, Video, Zainab is responsible for on- and off-platform audience strategy across the Times' video department. Her work focuses on creative content development, deep data analysis, and long-term strategic planning, and goal setting.

ISF Alumna Focuses on the Muslim Experience at CNN

2016 ISF Scholar Alaa Elassar works as a writer for CNN Digital, where she regularly publishes articles about the American Muslim experience, success stories about Muslim women, and the connection between current events (e.g. the pandemic) and the Muslim community.