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African-American Info Session

Dec 7, 2022 09:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Paulette Brown-Hinds
JSK Community Impact Fellow; publisher, Black Voice News; co-founder, Media in Color
Paulette Brown-Hinds is the publisher of the Black Voice News and co-founder of Media in Color. Paulette has over 30 years working in community media and has served as a practitioner and strategist utilizing Black media as a trusted source for community news and information, as well as an advocate for California’s community media sector. As a co-founder of Media In Color, she is working with a collaborative of media professionals to ensure California’s news media organizations in communities of color are self-sufficient civic actors informing, empowering, and advancing the interests of their communities. As publisher of the Black Voice News, she is working to transform the print publication into a digital leader in solutions-based data journalism drawing on its 50-year history of justice-seeking reporting. Important to that work is her Mapping Black California geospatial community mapping initiative.
Sara Lomax-Reese
president and CEO, WURD Radio
Sara Lomax-Reese is president and CEO of WURD Radio, Pennsylvania’s only African-American-owned talk radio station and co-founder of URL Media, a network of Black and Brown media organizations that share content, distribution and revenues to increase their long-term sustainability. She has transformed WURD Radio from a legacy talk radio station to a multimedia communications company that provides original programming on air, online, through video and community events. Sara also launched two important initiatives: an environmental justice journalism platform called ecoWURD.com and Lively-HOOD, a multimedia project that connects Black Philadelphians to jobs, career readiness, and entrepreneurship opportunities to address the persistent wealth gap in the Black community. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, Sara has written for several local and national publications.
Lawrence Caswell
Managing Editor, Community for OLNI