20 Black Women in Journalism you Should Know

The way people of color are portrayed in the media makes it clear just how many are being hired at newspapers and magazines. According to the Women's Media Center's Status of Women in US Media Report, the number of women of color is dropping in newsrooms overall. 

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Here are 20 Black women in journalism you should know: 

Jamilah Lemieux  - VP of Men’s programming at Interactive One

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Jemele Hill  - C0-Host of ESPN’s The Six

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Image: Pursuitist  

Rhonesha Byng  - Founder of Her Agenda

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Image: BSmart Guide

Darian Symone Harvin  -  News editor at Buzzfeed

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Shamira Ibrahim - Writer for Very Smart Brothers

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Danyel Smith - Culture editor for The Undefeated, Co-founder of HRDCVR

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Image: Jaws.org 

Samara Lynn  - Tech editor of Black Enterprise

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Image: Twitter 

Chasity Cooper - Freelance journalist, Digital director of Her Agenda  

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Image: Linkedin 

Tiffany Stewart  - News editor at Blavity

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Image: Blavity.com

Ashley C. Ford - Features writer for Refinery29

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Image: Twitter 

Christina Carrega - Reporter at the New York Daily

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Image: Twitter 

Taryn Finley - Associate editor at Huffington Post Black Voices

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Image: Twitter 

Ashley Weatherford  - Senior Beauty Editor at NY Mag’s The Cut

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Image: Bella Mocha

Breanna Edwards - News Editor at The Root

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Image: Twitter 

Danielle Cadet - Senior Editor for ESPN’s The Undefeated

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Image: Twitter 

Essence Gant  - Beauty Editor at Buzzfeed

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Image: LinkedIn

Courtney Connley - Career Reporter of CNBC’s Make It

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Image: CourtneyConnley.com

Polly Irungu - Journalist

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Image: Twitter

Ellen McGirt - Culture and Race writer at Fortune

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Image: Twitter 

Lilly Workneh - Senior Editor at Huffington Post Black Voices

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Image: Twitter

 

Who are some other women you look up to in media?