Ingrid Sturgis

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I am currently a Professional academic, teaching journalism

Howard University

Job Title:
Associate Professor


Ingrid Sturgis, associate professor/new media in the Department of Media, Journalism and Film at Howard University, is “fully-connected,” like the website she helped to found. Ingrid is firmly rooted in traditional as well as digital journalism. She teaches Digital Media Literacy, Multimedia Storytelling and Interactive Copy Editing. As a print journalist, she worked for newspapers such as the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Times-Herald Record and the Poughkeepsie Journal. She was also a founding managing editor for magazine startups BET Weekend and Savoy. Ingrid has worked online, including as a senior programming manager for AOL’s Black Voices, as editor-in-chief for and as a Web strategist for She is co-author of “Social Media: Pedagogy and Practice” and editor of the anthology “Are Traditional Media Dead.” Ingrid has a master’s in journalism from N.Y.U. and a B.A. in art from City College of New York.

National Association of Black Journalists

Areas of expertise:
WordPress development, Experience building interactive charts and graphics, Experience building interactive news applications, Web production experience, Social media branding – Newsroom / organization level, Social media branding – Individual, Social media branding – Sub-branded accounts (such as a Politics Blog or Regional Channel), Mobile Video (shooting, editing, publishing)

Speaking Experience
Yes, have led sessions individually, Yes, have spoken on panels, Yes, have taught skills-based or hands-on training sessions (at events), Yes, have taught skills-based or hands-on training sessions (in newsroom)

Past Speaking Experience:

Social media use in covering elections. Fulbright-Hays U.S. Speaker and Specialist. Two-day presentation delivered at U.S. Embassy in Jamaica.
Government 2.0: from traditional to social media reaching people. Three-day presentation delivered at Bermuda Department of Communication and Information.
Social media and older persons workshop. Presentation delivered at Howard University School of Social Work, Multidisciplinary Gerontology Center. Washington, D.C.
Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom: Common Ground Between Professionals and Academics? Panelist at AEJMC convention, Washington, D.C.
Panel Session: AEJMC/Knight Bridge Grants: Bringing the Knight News challenge into JMC classrooms. Using Ushahidi and Mobile Media Toolkit to train new generation of black press.
Blacks and technology. Panelist at New York Times black history month luncheon, New York, N.Y.
The nuts and bolts of creating and using social media. Social media technology conference and workshop. At Bowie University.
Gaming your class: Can badges, avatars and experience points increase student engagement and outcomes. Social media technology conference and workshop.
One-day intensive. Gravatars, Plugins, Widgets and Themes: WordPress Crash Course. NABJ convention. Orlando, Fla.
CPATH Expertise Colloquium. Presentation: Use of gaming techniques, social media and badging to create a quiz based on the Associated Press Stylebook. Villanova, Pa.
Getting in the flow: Social media for beginners. Presentation delivered at National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Convention, Philadelphia.
Telling our stories: Writing for publication. Presentation delivered at New York Presbyterian – Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center (N.Y.) Regional Perinatal Center’s 7th annual nursing leadership retreat.
New media tips and tools for health care journalism II. Presentation delivered at National Health Policy Training Alliance for Communities of Color Health Policy Journalism Institute covering health disparities.

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All cities, and towns.

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