Nishat Kurwa

Nishat Kurwa joined the Marketplace team in 2015 as the senior digital producer. In this role, she is responsible for Marketplace's expansion of digital products and drives future strategy for, apps, podcasts, and social media channels.

Kurwa came to Marketplace from Peabody Award-winning Youth Radio, where she most recently served as director of digital strategy and Tech Desk editor. In that capacity, she led Youth Radio's online content syndication and was a co-developer of its digital platforms, including the music channel Her radio reporting on technology, hip hop, and Bay Area innovators appeared both on NPR programs and Marketplace. She co-produced stories and series that were recognized with awards including an Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Audio Reporting, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and the National Youth Program Award from the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.

Kurwa was also was also a weekend producer at San Francisco's CBS Radio affiliate, KCBS AM, and a contributor to The Aerogram and Pop Up Magazine


Features by Nishat Kurwa

What can a board member do for a high-value startup?

One tech industry leader wants to see investors get more involved.
Posted In: y combinator, startups, investor, valuation, board of directors
Netflix streams on a laptop and cellphone. The vide- streaming service is responsible for 35 percent of bandwidth usage in North America, according to a recent study.

Cord cutter, or committed to cable? How you watch what you watch

Why people keep their cable or move to streaming, and what it costs
Posted In: cord cutting, netflix, streaming, Amazon, cable

San Francisco losing black residents, black businesses

A bookstore closes shop because so many African-Americans have left San Francisco.
Posted In: Youth Radio, San Francisco, African-Americans, gentrification, bookstore

Tech-savvy teachers push schools to new teaching apps

A handful of big publishers win school district contracts again and again. But the latest generation of teachers is forcing districts to rethink business as usual.
Posted In: Education, apps, technology, schools

Tech workers bring lots of change to San Francisco

Twitter headquarters has lured other companies to a stretch of Market Street. The city economy is growing, but not everyone benefits.
Posted In: Twitter, San Francisco, gentrification
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