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Ira Madison III is a senior writer for MTV News. He has quickly garnered a reputation for his humor-infused critiques of pop culture, but he can also tackle series topics. The writer shows his range by dressing up as a Black Power Ranger to report from Comic-Con then later discussing how people are exposing violence…

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Christopher Nelson is a senior assignment editor for NBC News. He has been a part of the broadcast television network’s evolution to a multi-platform content provider and has worked across broadcast and digital formats. In addition to editing, Nelson is also a reporter and writer. In a previous stint with NBC News, Nelson was a researcher…

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Gene Demby Correspondent/Host NPR’s Code Switch Hofstra University Gene Demby is the podcast host and lead blogger for NPR’s Code Switch.The team of journalists of color are putting exploring stories that highlight the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, but with the idea of bringing in a broad audience. “Many of us subtly, reflexively…

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Wilbert L. Cooper host and senior editor ‘VICE Does America’ and VICE.com New York University, M.A. Ohio University, B.A. As host of “Vice Does America,” Wilbert Cooper can be caught in some awkward, perhaps dangerous, situations like that time he reported on a Civil War reenactment in Alabama. His serenity comes back at Vice’s New…

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Jamilah Lemieux Vice President of News and Men’s Programming Interactive One @JamilahLemieux Howard University, B.F.A. Jamilah Lemieux was recently named the vice president of News and Men’s Programming for Interactive One, the online media company launched in 2008 by Radio One, Inc. Previously senior editor for Ebony magazine, Lemieux’s new role will involve expanding iOne’s video…

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Amber Payne is the first managing editor of NBCBLK, a section within NBCNEWS.COM that launched in early 2015. With its focus on stories “by, for, and about the Black community,” Payne is charged with cultivating writers and editors who can elevate the conversation about Black identity, politics and culture today. Since it’s launch, NBCBLK has…

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Danielle Belton is managing editor of The Root, which ranked second in monthly unique visitors for 2015 on a list of African American-oriented websites. A sought after pundit, Belton been a featured guest on CNN, ABC’s “Good Morning America“, NBC’s “Today” show, and a host of other news shows. The Path Belton gained notoriety for…

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Another Round with Heben and Tracy BuzzFeed Podcast Heben Nigatu Writer/Podcast Host The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Columbia College Heben Nigatu (pronounced Heaven) and Tracy Clayton are the hosts of BuzzFeed’s breakout podcast hit, “Another Round.” The show features the two co-hosts, who didn’t know each other before they began working together at BuzzFeed,…

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Another Round with Heben and Tracy BuzzFeed Podcast Tracy Clayton Writer/Podcast Host Transylvania University Tracy Clayton is the co-host of BuzzFeed’s breakout podcast hit, “Another Round.” The show also features, Heben Nigatu (pronounced Heaven). The two didn’t know each other before they began working together at BuzzFeed, bantering or interviewing guests while sipping alcohol. (Since…

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Name: Shaquille Brewster Position: Producer Assignment: NBC News Education: Howard University For the previous year, Shaquille Brewster has been a campaign embed for NBC News serving as a digital journalist and producer while covering the presidential candidates. Brewster shoots political events, provides live transmission, posts on social media, produces segments, writes articles for digital platforms under deadline,…

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Jamiles Lartey Reporter The Guardian US New York University, M.A. State University of New York at New Paltz, B.A. Jamiles Lartey was named this year’s National Association of Black Journalists’s Emerging Journalist of the Year. In announcing the honor, NABJ president Sarah Glover said, “Jamiles is an impressive young journalist who has developed a passion…

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Lilly Workneh Senior Editor HuffPost Black Voices The University of Georgia, B.A. Lilly Workneh is the senior editor for The Huffington Post’s vertical, Black Voices. Her work aims to amplify marginalized voices in a mainstream space by elevating the black experience and the diversity among it. She oversees all of Black Voices’ coverage, which aims to…

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Jasmine Alexander Producer SportsCenter University of Southern California, B.A. Jasmine Alexander is responsible for picking the stories, setting the tone and identifying guests and analysts for the 6pm ESTSportsCenter. Alexander didn’t come to this career by chance. Inspired by growing up in a household in which television news was always on and trusted, she knew…

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Yesha Callahan Senior Editor The Root Rutgers University Yesha Callahan covers black Twitter, pop culture, and entertainment. “Whether it’s dealing with a popular trending topic (hashtag) or entertainment news, black Twitter is always sure to be at the forefront of the conversation, and I don’t ever see this role changing,” says Callahan, who also predicts…

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Rashida Jones Managing Editor MSNBC Hampton University, B.A. Rashida Jones is managing editor of MSNBC. Upon her hiring, MSNBC VP and executive editor, Yvette Miley wrote to the staff, “Rashida, a highly-sought after newsroom leader, has always been someone I wanted on our team … She is a visionary who understands strategy and how to…

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Morgan Radford Correspondent NBC News Columbia University, M.S. Harvard University Bachelor of Arts, B.A. Few television correspondents have risen as quickly as Morgan Radford. Still a student less than five years ago, she is currently a correspondent for NBC News and appears on the TODAY Show, NBC Nightly News and MSNBC.  She’s reported on deadly floods…

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Jenna Wortham Staff Writer The New York Times Magazine University of Virginia, B.A. Jenna Wortham writes a technology column in The New York Times in which she spends considerable time “using and observing behavior on social media and then writing about it.” A great example is her recent piece, “How I learned to love Snapchat.”…

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Brittany Noble Jones Morning Anchor WJTV This Morning Arkansas State University Masters, M.A. Alcorn State University, B.A. Brittany Noble Jones is a news anchor for WJTV News Channel 12 in Jackson, Mississippi. While Jones is a broadcast journalist, she acknowledges that the internet is changing reporting. “Right now I work for broadcast, but I am constantly…

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Talia Buford Reporter The Center for Public Integrity Georgetown University Law Center, M. S. L. Hampton University B.A. Talia Buford reports on environmental and labor issues for The Center for Public Integrity where she co-authored a series of investigative stories on the Environmental Protection Agency’s lackluster enforcement of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. “As…

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