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Saturday, October 29 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
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A very interactive talk about taking a very nonlinear path in journalism and in life! A kind of “BackStory” talk about how a girl from a non-college-educated family dropped out of Berkeley to take care of her younger sister, made it through the alternative newsweeklies of the San Francisco Bay Area, got to NYC, went through a divorce, became the first woman editor-in-chief of a national music magazine, got her degrees at 39, has managed to attend, via fellowships, Medill and Stanford, teaches at Newhouse, and now works in multimedia at ESPN (and is married again). Written two books! Too crazy. It’s been super hard, and super fun, and the valleys have been tough from which to rise. But she has done so.

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Speakers
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Danyel Smith

author, and host of Spotify's "Black Girl Songbook"
Award-winning journalist Danyel Smith is the author of the forthcoming Shine Bright: A Personal History of Black Women in Pop (One World / Random House, September 2021). Danyel is also host of Black Girl Songbook,  a podcast that centers the sounds and stories of black women.. Danyel’s... Read More →

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JSK Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University

We support passionate journalists, innovators, and entrepreneurs as they create the new models, tools and approaches that are redefining journalism. Through the years, one core mission of the JSK Fellowships remains the same: To improve the quality of news and information reaching... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 12:00pm - 1:15pm PDT
Roanoke Ballroom D