Hail To The Chief!: Racialicious’ Editrix Named 2012-13 Knight Journalism Fellow

By Arturo R. García

Please join the Racialicious team in congratulating our Editrix, Latoya Peterson, who was just selected for a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University. Latoya will join 12 other Fellows from around the nation and eight international Fellows in pursuing their own proposals for improving the field of journalism, while also taking part in special seminar and independent courses.

Latoya’s studies will cover how to democratize communication and societal participation through the multimedia and text capabilities of mobile technology. She joins colleagues from outlets including NPR, Al Jazeera English (where she has also appeared as a commentator), National Geographic, and The Wall Street Journal Americas, among others. The program, which began in 1966, has hosted almost 800 journalists, and has produced 26 Pulitzer Prize winners.

The big news kicks off a heck of a week for our boss: you can catch her on a panel at ROFLCon this weekend in Cambridge, MA, and she also appears in the latest episode of Mark Anthony Neal’s webseries Left Of Black, discussing the legacy and the lessons of the anger that overtook Los Angeles in the wake of the Rodney King verdict 20 years ago.

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Racialicious is a blog about the intersection of race and pop culture. Check out our daily updates on the latest celebrity gaffes, our no-holds-barred critique of questionable media representations, and of course, the inevitable Keanu Reeves John Cho newsflashes.

Latoya Peterson (DC) is the Owner and Editor (not the Founder!) of Racialicious, Arturo García (San Diego) is the Managing Editor, Andrea Plaid (NYC) is the Associate Editor. You can email us at team@racialicious.com.

The founders of Racialicious are Carmen Sognonvi and Jen Chau. They are no longer with the blog. Carmen now runs Urban Martial Arts with her husband and blogs about local business. Jen can still be found at Swirl or on her personal blog. Please do not send them emails here, they are no longer affiliated with this blog.

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  • PatrickInBeijing

    Congrats!!  Lucky Stanford!!  Have a great time!

  • dersk

    Way to go, Latoya!

  • Sonia

    Aw yayy!!  Congratulations.  I don’t frequently comment, but this blog has changed my life, and I’m really appreciative of everyone’s efforts here.   

  • LM

    Well-deserved indeed — congratulations, Latoya.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=430798 Clara Shao-Tan

    Congrats and welcome to Palo Alto!

  • Ally

    Many, many congratulations Latoya! Completely and utterly deserved.

  • D E

    Congratulations, Latoya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • D E

    Congratulations, Latoya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Li

    Congrats, Latoya, it’s well-deserved! I’m a long-time reader of this blog, and have always found your work particularly insightful. Best of luck! 

  • Li

    Congrats, Latoya, it’s well-deserved! I’m a long-time reader of this blog, and have always found your work particularly insightful. Best of luck! 

  • http://twitter.com/mezz98 gillian rosheuvel

    Awesome! Congrats on an amazing opportunity!