Mr. Deepak Kumar Jha
Having spent a little over 12 years in field journalism, Deepak Kumar Jha is presently working as Special Correspondent with the leading national English daily The Pioneer, New Delhi which has eight editions across the country. Jha has also worked for a brief stint for Doordarshan Bharti, and was instrumental in launching the Delhi edition of tabloid MiD DAY.
Jha’s current responsibility in the National Bureau of The Pioneer is full time coverage and analysis of news reports pertaining to Indian National Congress, Human Resource Development Ministry, Railway Ministry and Rajya Sabha in the Parliament of India.
Before moving to National Bureau, Jha as Metro Editor headed a team of the City-NCR reporters of The Pioneer where responsibilities were to coordinate with the desk and a host of government and non-government agencies.
Besides giving several front page stories, Jha have strived hard to maintain professional journalistic standards by sticking to highest level of accuracy, objectivity and ethics. Among others prestigious reporting assignments, his praiseworthy coverage include the General Elections of India in 2014, 2009 and 2004 besides the Assembly Elections of Delhi in 2003 & 2008, Haryana and Jharkhand Assembly Elections 2009, Uttar Pradesh in February 2012 and Municipal elections of Delhi in 2007 & 2012.
To his credit Jha have reported extensively on national and local issues including political, government, crime and civil society beats. To his credit a few international assignments focusing diplomatic, cultural and economic ties. Jha was also member part of a seven member goodwill delegation to China for celebrations of Indo-China 60th year of diplomatic relationship. Earlier he visited Scandinavian countries for infrastructure and logistics study.
It is no coincidence that owing to qualitative emphasis, Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) born Deepak Kr Jha, has the privilege of being invited by some of the best journalism schools and academic institutes including a couple of Delhi University colleges as guest faculty and as panelists/speaker in their seminars. He is also a visiting faculty in few journalism schools and also served as member of Governing Council of a couple of secondary schools in the NCR.
During his visit to Taiwan on the invitation by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan, Mr Jha received much accolades due to his outstanding performance in the 2012 Taiwan Study Camp for future leaders from South Asia.
A Masters in History, PG Diploma in Journalism and a Graduate in Arts from Delhi University, Jha’s interests include writing poems, analysis of news, tracking current affairs, sketching, photography and last but not the least traveling preferably by road to know more and more about people, culture and the land.