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Taking the helm at Charlottesville Tomorrow

Just a short update because I’m hard at work these days! I’m thrilled that today I am now CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Charlottesville Tomorrow. Here’s the announcement.

I can’t say enough about my predecessor, Giles Morris, who has created an organization with heart and soul and a mission of equity in local news at its core. We have an amazing team and an amazing board — it’s a dream job to work with and for my neighbors who care for how we tell our stories. I hope I can help this organization grow to meet the needs of our communities here in central Virginia.

As I do this work, I’m drawing on the invaluable connections I’ve made with other local news organizations, journalists and those looking to create more equity and justice in our industry. And I look forward to building our organizations, projects and dreams together!

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2022 Goals: Get more opportunities for more people in news media

Hello 2022! This year hasn’t started the way many of us intended but for me, I’m working hard to stay ambitious, community-oriented and continue to design my work life to support the rest of my life and help me be my best self. This email update is as much about what I’ve been up to […]

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Guest column: Sincerely, Leaders of Color

If you have ever been a newsroom manager, hiring editor, assigning editor, or really anyone who has built up a network of colleagues that is diverse, you’ve probably been asked for help recruiting for an open position. By my best count, I’ve gotten about 20 requests for ideas for job candidates this year alone. And I […]

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Even in crisis — especially in crisis — we need equity

Some groups have been excluded from the most powerful halls of U.S. news media for as long as U.S. news media have existed. The structures and institutions we rely on for news were designed, like many U.S. institutions, to grant power to a select few. Here is one example: We recently saw the 50th anniversary […]

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A short note: Newsrooms that serve

It’s been one year and my niece and her friends’ news startup is going strong! They reached two-thirds circulation of their class and are now reviewing their costs (copying machines and staples) and distribution (reading period is a good time for news) while still serving their classmates. I’ve spent a lot of the last year […]