indica News, a news and analysis outlet for India and Indian American community related news, was honored at the 46th annual San Francisco Press Club Awards. Among its many wins is first place in the Digital Media: Business/Technology Story category.
Considered one of the most prestigious awards in San Francisco, the Journalistic Excellence Awards gala was held December 13, 2023 at the San Francisco Elks Lodge, California.
Ritu Jha won first place in the Digital Media: Business/Technology category for the story: “California 10th-grader develops AI system to help specially-abled people safely cross roads.”
“Such honors are gratifying and give hope, no matter whether you are a startup or a small media outlet. Real impactful stories are always recognized,” said Jha. She thanked the jury members, the community, and indica’s supporters.
In second place for the same category was Bloomberg’s Ian King, Debby Wu for “The Chip War.” Julie Zigoris was honored with third place for her story, “The Gap, One of SF’s Iconic Businesses, Has Come Undone” in The San Francisco Standard. An Honorable Mention was given to MarketWatch‘s Jeremy Owens and Therese Poletti for their story “Corporate profit is at a level well beyond what we have ever seen, and it’s expected to keep growing.”
Jha, an experienced reporter and editor, says her work in various areas of reporting has helped her stay aware and be able to remain prepared to deal with any situation whether it is politics, election coverage, business, technology, immigration, student issues or community stories.
She won two other awards. Under the ‘Digital Media: Profile’ category, she won second place for the story: “Indian American teen Indeever Madireddy on how he sequenced the angelfish genome.”
She also won third place in the Digital Profile category for the story: “Can’t have caste denial and bigotry in the U.S. anymore: Dalit rights activist Thenmozhi.”
The San Francisco Press Club had announced in November that it had received a record 544 entries for its 46th annual awards gala. This is the third time in a row the SF Press Club broke its previous record.
Competing media outlets include:
National/International: Associated Press, The Athletic, BBC, Bloomberg, CBS News, El Tecolote, Epoch Times, Financial Times, Fox News, Gizmodo, Indica News, Insider, LinkedIn News, MarketWatch, Mashable, Politico, Re/Code, Reuters, The Nation, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Univision, USA Today, VentureBeat
Local print/online: Contra Costa Times, Mission Local, Oakland Tribune, Palo Alto Daily Post, Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, SF Gate, San Francisco Business Journal, San Francisco Bay Times, San Francisco Standard, San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Bay City News
TV: KBWB, KCSM, KICU, KGO, KNTV, KOFY, KPIX, KRON, KSTS, KTVU
Radio: KALW, KFTY, KHMB, KPFA, KQED, KSFO, Sing Tao Chinese Radio
About indica News
Indica News is an online news platform that primarily serves the South Asian diaspora. The company provides a range of news content, including technology news, entrepreneur news, and updates on Indian American doctors. It also covers topics related to immigration, such as H4EAD and H-1B Visa. Indica News is known for its unbiased reporting and commitment to serving the South Asian community. Based out of the Silicon Valley, the California-based company also offers advertising opportunities for businesses looking to reach its audience.