Together with Joshua S. Fouts, Rita J. King was responsible for the "Understanding Islam Through Virtual Worlds" project at the Carnegie Council. She is CEO and creative director of Dancing Ink Productions. King decided to become a journalist on September 5, 1999 when she first saw Dan Eldon's book The Journey is the Destination.

Since then, her photographs, essays, and articles have appeared in diverse publications. In 2003, she was the recipient of a first place award from the New York Press Association for investigative reporting on the nuclear industry, specifically on Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County, New York. In 2005 she received the same award for her coverage of nine American soldiers who returned from Iraq to sue the United States government because they believe they were knowingly exposed to depleted uranium while serving.

Last Updated: August 10, 2017