Pankaj played a key role in helping to improve the daily newspaper, develop and launch new sections and create prototypes for new non-daily products. He played a leading role in creation of a design desk and coached two new assistants on supervision of staffers. His work with new sections included Spark, the newspaper’s weekly publication aimed at young readers, a new Health section for a range of readers, an expanded Delaware Parent section and two books.
For the Health section, Pankaj participated in brainstorming sessions, contributed strongly to discussions about what types of stories would work best for the targeted audience, the role of breakouts and graphics and the importance of diversity. At the same time, he advised students working on the student newspaper at the ASNE convention and participated in several programs in the Asian-American Journalists Association.