Director, LMF Board

Founder, Black Girl Media

Shana Black is a trailblazing entrepreneur and innovator. She has seamlessly transitioned from a dedicated K-12 educator back to a career in media and journalism. With a profound commitment to education and community empowerment, her journey reflects a passion for addressing information gaps within underserved communities. 

Shana is the founder of Black Girl Media, as well as a board member of the Local Media Foundation. Shana has worked with First Draft, The Associated Press and NEOSOJO, and PEN America.

Shana holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Media for the University of Mount Union, a Master’s from Indiana Wesleyan, and has completed the  Executive Program in News Innovation and Leadership

 from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism.

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