In 2003 Raj Kamal Jha was the first Nirupama Chatterjee Teaching Fellow at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Jha is managing editor at The Indian Express, a well-known English newspaper based in New Delhi. Jha attented the University of Southern California, and graduated with a master’s in journalism in 1990. Four years after graduating, Jha returned to India to take a job with The Statesman, an English daily newspaper based in Calcutta. He also worked briefly for India Today before accepting the job as deputy editor for The Indian Express in 1996.