Sonora Jha, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Seattle University. Dr. Jha’s research is on the intersection of journalism, social movements, and the Internet as well as on issues of communication justice. Her research has been published in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, Electronic Journal of Communication, The Journal of Networks & Civil Society and The Seattle Journal of Social Justice, among others. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Jha was a journalist for over a decade in India and Singapore, covering politics, crime and issues of social justice. Her last assignment was as special correspondent and a chief of bureau with The Times of India.
Sonora also worked as Communication Manager for Actionaid, a UK-based development funding agency, for which she was editor of Changes, a journal on issues of rural poverty. She writes a media analysis blog for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer at : http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/mediamockingbird/