Ammu Joseph has been an independent journalist, author and media watcher for last three decades. She began her career in Mumbai in the mid-1970s as a reporter and sub-editor in Eve's Weekly and Star & Style and became editor of the Sunday magazine of The India Post in the mid-1980s. Based in Bengaluru and working independently since 1988, she contributes articles in print and online publications (including several books), works on research project, undertakes consultancies, lectures at journalism schools and speaks in other forums.
Ammu has authored/edited six books, including two on women and media, three on women and literature and one on women's perspectives on terrorism and counter-terrorism. Her work on gender and children's issues earned her the UNFPA-Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity in 2007. She was also conferred the Donna Allen Award for Feminist Advocacy in 2003 by the Commission on the Status of Women of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, USA. She is a Founder Member of the Network of Women in Media, India.