Posts by Tracie Powell


Building relationships with your audience is more important than ever. Here's how you can do it.

Editor's note: Tracie Powell is the founder of, and was a 2015-16 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford. This article first appeared on the JSK website. Let’s get personal. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat, editors have been told for years to meet their audiences where they are. But it’s about more than that. Not … Read More

Why Black Enterprise was given an exclusive interview with Mitt Romney

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney did not reach out to black media until August when senior campaign adviser Tara Wall called and offered Black Enterprise an exclusive interview with the candidate. The interview made Black Enterprise the only black media outlet that Romney spoke with on the record, said April D. Ryan, White House Correspondent and Washington Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio Networks. Oprah Winfrey interviewed Romney. And he spoke off-the-record to several members of the black press. But he broke promises, including to Ryan, that he would later speak with them on-the-record, she said. Read More

SC jail stops publishing mug shots

The State | Fox 5 Atlanta | WLTX The Richland County Jail in South Carolina has stopped publishing mug shot arrest photos after learning that a website was posting the photos and then charging $400 to have the images removed. Some of those having to pay the hefty fee were clients of Seth Rose, a Richland County Councilman and local defense attorney. "I just think there are ethical concerns," Rose told WLTX in Columbia, South Carolina. "I think this should be against the law." Read More