Community, Identity and Self-Care: A Conversation with Natasha Alford

Wednesday September 22nd, 2021

Newhouse 3, Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium

Join the Newhouse School for a conversation with award-winning journalist, digital host and millennial media executive Natasha S. Alford, who will share her experiences as a CNN political analyst, vice president of digital content at TheGrio and guest contributor on “The Breakfast Club” and SiriusXM. In a conversation with Melissa Chessher, Newhouse interim associate dean for inclusivity, diversity, equity and accessibility, Alford will offer advice for young journalists, content creators and digital storytellers. Her talk is part of Newhouse’s Leaders in Communications speaker series.

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Leaders in Communications

Leaders in Communications is a monthly speaker series that brings media leaders, influencers and newsmakers to the Newhouse School for candid and insightful conversations with students and other guests. With a special emphasis on current trends and challenges, the series helps students keep apace of a quickly changing communications industry and provides them with a connection to the professions they will eventually lead. The series also offers valuable networking and learning opportunities, as guests visit classrooms or student organizations in addition to participating in the public conversation. The series is supported by the Hearst Speakers Fund.

Event Details


Amanda Griffin


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