DR. IMANI M. CHEERS
I am a multimedia producer and director of educational resources for PBS NewsHour, where I have been since 2010. In that job I manage all educational resources for the program’s website, which averages more than 50,000 hits a day and more than 10 million unique visitors a year. Previously, I was a producer/writer at Howard University Television and a multimedia producer/intern at Newsweek.com. Before that,I was a community organizer at the DC Rape Crisis Center in Washington, D.C .I received my BFA in photography at Washington University in St. Louis, a Master’s degree in African Studies and Research from Howard University and my doctorate in Mass Communications and Media Studies at Howard. I am a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association for Media Literacy Education and DAWN (Diaspora African Women's Network).
I am an avid explorer and currently have traveled to 30 countries on 6 continents. I was recently awarded a New Media fellowship with the International Reporting Project and will spend 2013 traveling to Zambia, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia reporting on mobile technology and global health issues facing women and young girls.
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