Founder of Indica News
Ritu Jha is a veteran journalist and founder of indica News, an online newspaper based out of California that caters to the need of the South Asian diaspora in the US.
After working as the Special Correspondent for Rediff Inc. and its newspaper India Abroad in the United States, she realized the need of a platform that could highlight the achievements, issue, and needs of the South Asian community in the US.
And so, started Indica News – the voice of the community.
Based in California for the past 10 years, Ritu has been covering not only news stories involving the Indian American and South Asian community but has also extensively covered a variety of exclusive and breaking stories and continues to cover in-depth stories today.
Before joining Rediff Inc. she worked with Gannett Publishing’s newspaper, the Home News Tribune, a 60,000-circulation daily newspaper in New Jersey where she developed an affinity for reporting on news and cultural events about the South Asian community in the US. She also worked on several municipal beats and covered the local school districts and contributed to breaking news as needed.
Her wide range of reporting experience has prepared her to deal with any situation that arises, whether it’s a political, election coverage, business, technology, immigration, student issues, or community story.
She has worked as a reporter in India before coming to the United States.
The best journalism involves covering issues of importance to the community honestly, responsibly and ethically, and being transparent in the process.
At indica, we will be following up on news for the South Asian community – without fear or favor.
In the spirit of transparency, we are also always accessible at firstname.lastname@example.org, and promise to address our followers’ concerns
within the shortest possible time.
If you think good journalism is about important truths, look no farther than indica.