Priti David is a Journalist and Teacher. She is the Executive Editor of the People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI) and reports on the intersection of livelihoods, policies, and data. Her particular focus is on Adivasis, forests, women, health, and education.
She has held senior positions in both the press and television. She started her career with The Economic Times in 1989 and went on to report for BBC World’s India Business Report and CNBC-ABNi. Her stories have also appeared in The Hindu, Mint Lounge, and others.
In 2018, Priti spearheaded PARI’s education project, PARI Education. She has worked with thousands of young people and their educators to get them to explore and engage with marginalized people through journalistic writing. She is Visiting Faculty at many universities, has designed the Delhi state school’s syllabus for journalism, and has conducted workshops on journalistic storytelling. She has also written two books for children (ages 11–15) based on her work in rural India. Coming Home, published in 2021, is listed on the Parag Honours List, and Jamuna Begs to Differ! will be launched in July 2023.
In 2022, she co-founded the Rural Hospital Network, a free-to-access website that lists verified rural healthcare establishments and invites medical professionals to apply for jobs in rural areas.