Tracie Powell

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I am currently a Professional journalist or technologist working in media

All Digitocracy

Job Title:
Founder and freelancer


Tracie Powell contributes regularly for the Columbia Journalism Review. She writes about the media and media policy, specifically on issues regarding diversity, piracy, media ownership, government transparency and the business of journalism. A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, she lives in Washington, DC. She has also contributed to Poynter, NPR, and Publica, the first nonprofit investigative journalism center in Brazil.

National Association of Black Journalists

Current Leadership Positions:

Chair, NABJ’s Digital Journalism Task Force

Diversity Committee, Online News Association

Areas of expertise:
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), Data analysis – Beginner level, Data analysis (statistics, etc.) – R, Strata, SPSS or similar, Beat reporter, Other
Other areas of expertise:

Led the redesign of websites, supervised daily web content production, helped launch digital media products for news organizations and my own.

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:

I have served on a panel discussion on community coverage, representing Black America Web – NAACP Convention

I have served on a panel discussion, representing Knight Ridder, Inc. about women in daily newsrooms – National Association of Black Journalists Convention

I have organized and led discussions – both online and at an event – on freelancing – National Association of African Journalists and National Association of Black Journalists Digital Journalism Task Force

I have organized, moderated and led online panel discussions about digital images and how web series inform video news story telling for NABJ Digital

I have led a video session on net neutrality for the Columbia Journalism Review

I have led a workshop on media monitoring for the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism

I have taught skills-based training sessions for various student groups, including college students at Ohio State University

City / Location Preferences:

Washington, DC or Atlanta, Ga.


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