Sheeka Strickland

Email address:
sheeka.sanahori@gmail.com

Twitter handle:
@SheekaJS

Website:
http://sheekasanahori.com

I am currently a Professional journalist or technologist working in media

Company:
WJZY

Job Title:
Senior Producer of Digital Media

Bio:

Sheeka is the Senior Producer of Digital Media for WJZY. She manages web, mobile, and social strategies for fox46charlotte.com. Sheeka is passionate about content strategy and user experience. She enjoys using design thinking and usability testing within the newsroom.

In her role, Sheeka sets best practices for the staff members she directly and indirectly supervises as they publish and curate digital content. She works with news, marketing and sales managers to create synergies on air and online.

Before her current role, Sheeka spent six years covering government, crime and social issues as a reporter for WMAZ and WGHP. She’s a graduate of UGA’s Grady School of Journalism and Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism.

Affiliations:
National Association of Black Journalists

Current Leadership Positions:

Vice President of Digital Media, Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists

Areas of expertise:
Basic HTML/CSS, Social media branding – Newsroom / organization level, Social media branding – Individual, Mobile Video (shooting), Mobile Video (shooting, editing, publishing), Beat reporter

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

Past Speaking Experience:

2015 Digital Blue Jeans Workshop, University of Georgia – a 3 hour panel discussing the basic concepts of digital news, social media, and content development.

2014 Converge South Conference, Wake Forest University – discussed on a 4 person panel what’s new in blogging, social and tech.

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