Agnee Ghosh

Agnee Ghosh

Agnee Ghosh

Class of 2025

Agnee Ghosh is a first-year student in the narrative/multimedia/data journalism track at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Before coming to Berkeley, I was an independent journalist in India reporting on the intersection of beats such as climate change, public health, and gender.

My reporting has taken me to different regions within West Bengal, India, from the mangroves of Sundarbans to the silicosis-affected villages of South Bengal. I’ve written long-form features, profiles, and investigations into the various ways that the political power structures affect the most marginalized among us — the gig workers, the tiger widows, the COVID widows, the ASHA workers, and several others.

My work has appeared in leading news publications like BBC Future, National Public Radio, Undark, Logic magazine, Women’s Media Center, Ms. Magazine, Atmos, Vice, South China Morning Post, The Globe and Mail, Whetstone Magazine, The National News, TRT World, AFAR, The New Humanitarian, IndiaSpend and others.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Journalism (M.J.) — University of California, Berkeley (August 2023 - May 2025)

AWARDS & HONORS

  • 2022 SAJA Scholarship from the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA)

PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORK

  • Undark - In India, a Spark of Hope for Detecting a Chronic Lung Disease.

    Silicosis is a chronic lung disease with no cure, but there’s hope as a new kit in India will diagnose silicosis in the early stages. I traveled to the silicosis-ravaged villages in South Bengal called Goaldaho and Minakhan to investigate how the workers contracted silicosis, how they live challenging lives after getting diagnosed with silicosis, and their demands from the state government for better healthcare services.

    https://undark.org/2023/08/16/in-india-a-spark-of-hope-for-detecting-a-chronic-lung-disease/

  • LOGIC MAGAZINE - If You Have an Enemy, Then Buy Them a Car: Gig Workers vs. Multinational Corporations in India

    This story had been in the making for over four months as I interviewed multiple
    gig workers from two different cities in India. The gig workers alleged algorithmic wage
    discrimination due to the apps controlling their every movement and determining how
    much wages they could be paid daily. It was an eye-opening account of how union
    organizations fight for gig workers' rights and navigate a challenging new landscape in
    India, where gig workers have few rights.

    https://logicmag.io/supa-dupa-skies/if-you-have-an-enemy-then-buy-them-a-car-gig-workers-vs-multinational/

  • THE NEW HUMANITARIAN - Concern grows in India over hunger deaths, food aid, and data gaps.

    Hunger deaths are not acknowledged in India for various reasons, including the
    corruption of political leaders. The highest percentage of "wasting" (below-average
    weight for height) among children under five was found in India (19.3%). Yet, the country still only falls into the "serious" category rather than "alarming" or "very
    alarming,” according to the 2022 Global Hunger Index. The ground reality tells a very different story. I investigated this by visiting the village of Bhula Bheda in West Bengal.

    https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news-feature/2022/12/19/India-hunger-starvation-data-malnutrition

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

  • South Asian Journalist Association (SAJA),

  • Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)

  • Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE)

REPORTING INTERESTS

Environment, Gender, Health, Labor Rights