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Ingrid Sturgis

Ingrid Sturgis, an associate professor specializing in new media in the Department of Media, Journalism and Film at Howard University, is "fully connected.” Firmly rooted in traditional as well as digital journalism, she has worked as a reporter and editor for newspapers such as the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Times-Herald Record, and the Poughkeepsie Journal as well as managing editor for magazine start-ups BET Weekend and Savoy. She began working in interactive media in 1985 as a member of the New York Time’s videotext project. She has worked online since 2001 in positions such as senior programming manager for AOL's Black Voices, as editor-in-chief for Essence.com, and as a web strategist for heartandsoul.com and fierceforblackwomen.com. She is part of team at Howard University that received a $35,000 grant for “Truthbetold.news,” a student-created digital network for fact-checking and investigating claims about the African-American community. She is the author of the critically acclaimed “The Nubian Wedding Book: Words and Rituals to Celebrate and Plan an African-American Wedding,” and the anthology “Are Traditional Media Dead: Can Journalism Survive in the Digital World.” Ingrid has a master’s in journalism from New York University, a B.A. in art from City College of New York. She is currently at Ph.D. student in the Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies program. Twitter: @isturgis

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