Ammu Joseph is an independent journalist and author based in Bangalore, writing primarily on issues relating to gender, human development and the media.
She began her career in Mumbai in the mid-1970s; in her last full-time job within the press she edited the Sunday magazine of The Indian Post in the mid-80s. Since then she has been contributing to a number of mainstream newspapers and magazines as well as web-based media. Among her publications are six books. She has also contributed chapters to several other books, besides writing and /or editing a number of other publications, both Indian and international. She has been on the visiting faculty of several institutions of media education and involved in several media-related research projects.
She received the UNFPA-LAADLI Media Award for Gender Sensitivity 2007 in recognition of her consistent engagement with gender issues. In 2003 she received the Donna Allen Award for Feminist Advocacy from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, USA. She is a founder-member of the Network of Women in Media, India.