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CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT

 


 

Mira Lowe

Senior Editor, Features

CNN Digital

Atlanta, GA

  
 

Intro/Background:

 

Mira Lowe is a nationally known and admired journalism leader working as senior editor for features at CNN Digital, based in Atlanta, Ga., where she oversees lifestyle, entertainment, travel and related coverage on CNN.com (desktop, mobile and social).

 

Education:

 

M.S., Journalism, Columbia University, New York.

B.A. Television and Radio, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York.

Multimedia Training, “Essential Skills for the Digital Journalist,” Poynter Institute.

Certification, Nonprofit Organization Management, Georgia Center for Nonprofits.

 

Experience:

 

Mira Lowe has been senior features editor for CNN Digital since June 2013. In addition to daily coverage, she focuses on partnerships, sponsorships and social initiatives. Prior to CNN, Lowe served as editor-in-chief of JET – becoming the first woman to lead the African-American newsweekly – and as an assistant managing editor at Ebony. Her print experience extends to daily newspapers, including Newsday, where she served as an associate editor. She’s taught journalism at various colleges and universities, co-authored “Heart and Soul: A Marriage of Love, Faith and Journalism” (monograph, 2007, World Journalism Institute) and contributed to “Black Women Redefined” (paperback, 2012).

 

Related Experience:

 

Lowe is a longtime NABJ member who has chaired three national committees – 30th anniversary, special honors and awards contest – and mentored many current and aspiring black journalists and association leaders. She copyedited both editions of “Committed to the Cause: A Salute to NABJ’s Presidents,” a booklet chronicling our history and leadership. Lowe also helped create “NABJ Style,” an online stylebook focused on coverage of the black diaspora. The New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ) bestowed its service award upon Lowe in 1999; formerly with the NABJ-Chicago chapter, she is a member of the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists (AABJ).

 

Statement:

 

It’s time to reimagine NABJ for the digital age. Our profession is changing. We must continue to change with it. NABJ needs to help get you where you want and need to be. Based on my leadership experience – working in newspapers, magazines, academia, black press and digital at a global TV network, I know we can smartly anticipate and prepare for the opportunities and challenges to come. The mission is simple: Strengthen our purpose. Elevate our presence. Ignite our power in the industry and our communities. Let’s create NABJ’s bright future – together. Thank you for your support.

 

 

 

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