The Associated Journals Limited has appointed senior journalist Rajesh Jha as Group Editor in-Chief for its newspapers and digital properties.
As per AJL, the company founded in 1937 by former Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Zafar Agha will continue as the Editor-in-Chief of Qaumi Awaz.
Jha has spent over three decades practising journalism in India, at several newspapers and magazines, including India Today, The Indian Express, Business Standard, Open, Outlook Money and Amrita Bazar Patrika. He has also been a consultant for the World Bank.
He was most recently Editor (News) at India Today magazine. He brings with him a deep understanding of both the print and digital media environments and has led the digital/online push of some publications in the past—including Outlook Money, and Open, a general interest magazine launched in 2008.
“Making space for news, views and perspectives that speak truth to power, hold it to account and challenge the establishment narrative is hard,” Jha said, and added that any measure of success in doing this is its own reward.
Meanwhile, Agha will continue as Editor-in-Chief of www.qaumiawaz.com. He has been associated with the AJL group for many years and has nearly three decades of print and electronic media experience. Even while focusing his energies on Qaumi Awaz, Agha will continue to advise the group on its future editorial endeavours.