Samantha Ragland


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A Southerner to the core, Samantha Ragland is a Poynter faculty member. Her portfolio includes the Leadership Academy for Women in Media and the Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship.

She previously directed digital content strategy for USA Today Network’s Florida group, growing digital audiences across Legacy GateHouse’s 22 daily newspaper markets and facilitating the merger with Gannett for GateHouse staff. 

Samantha earned a Master’s in Journalism from Syracuse University, where she was a Goldring Arts Fellow, and a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing from Western Kentucky. Before being a journalist, she was an adjunct English professor.

A few of her greatest joys in life: Seeing God work in and around her. Loving her husband to his imperfect core. Being her father’s daughter. And watching as many KDramas as her eyelids will stay open for.