Pamela Philipose, who began her career with The Times of India, is currently a senior fellow with the Indian Council of Social Science Research. Until June 2014, she was director and editor-in-chief of Women's Feature Service (WFS), an agency mandated to highlight development issues with a gender focus in media coverage. She was also an advisor to the Media Task Force of the Government of India’s High Level Status of Women Committee Report.
Earlier, she was senior associate editor with The Indian Express, anchoring the edit page and writing commentary on a range of issues, including those of conflict, politics, children, development and the media. The Indian Express ran her satirical column, ‘Straight Face’, for ten years and she authored a book of political satire for Penguin India entitled ‘Laugh All The Way To The Vote Bank’. She was awarded the Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Woman Journalist in 1999 and the Zee-Astitva Award for Constructive Journalism in 2007.
She has co-edited two volumes, one focusing on reportage on conflict entitled: Across the crossfire: women and conflict in India’ (Women Unlimited, 2012), and another that looked at women’s employment, Work in progress (Concept Information/ FES, 2013). She has also contributed to various anthologies – including Memoirs from the women’s movement in India: making a difference’ (Women Unlimited/Kali For Women, 2011) as well as Making news, breaking news, her own way (edited by Latika Padgaonkar and Shubha Singh, Tranquebar, 2012) and Practising journalism: values, constraints, implications (edited by Nalini Rajan, Sage Publications, 2005).