October 27, 2020

Putting the Spotlight on Black Tech Journalists

Black journalism has shaped the way we look at the technology industry. Get to know the writers and storytellers amplifying Black stories and speaking up across matters as varied as race, artificial intelligence, venture capital, diversity, and other issues affecting communities of color.

Sidney Fussell, Senior Staff Writer for WIRED

Sidney is a Senior Staff writer based in San Francisco covering technology for WIRED, writing compelling features about surveillance, health, spending data, and Silicon Valley’s social and political impact.

Sidney was previously a technology writer with The Atlantic but has also written for Huffington Post, Fusion, The Guardian, Paste, and Business Insider.

Read some of Sidney’s features:

Just as Tech Looked Serious About Diversity, Trump Intervenes

Can We Make Non-Racist Face Recognition?

An Algorithm That ‘Predicts’ Criminality Based on a Face Sparks a Furor

Follow Sidney at @sidneyfussell

Sherrell Dorsey, Data Journalist & Founder of The Plug

Sherrell is a Data Journalist and Writer examining how tech, policy, and culture impact societies. She is the founder and CEO of The Plug, a digital news platform focusing on Black tech news, Black innovators, venture capital, the future of work policy, and more.

In 2016 Sherrell founded BLKTECH Interactive in 2016, an award-winning hub that has supported over 2,000 entrepreneurs and technologists of color.

Check out some of Sherrell’s work:

She believes in girls who code – so much that she left Apple to come home and help them.

A Growing Group of Black Angel Investors is Making Up for the Funding Bias in Venture Capital

Follow Sherrell at @Sherrell_Dorsey.

Megan Rose Dickey, Senior Reporter for TechCrunch

Megan is a Senior Reporter for TechCrunch. 

Previously Megan was a Technology Journalist for Business Insider, writing about tech startups, the sharing economy, and the music industry.

At TechCrunch, Megan has launched a newsletter, ‘Human Capital,’ which covers labor and diversity and inclusion in tech.

Check out Megan’s latest articles:

Twitter & Zoom’s algorithmic bias issues

Black founders face a unique set of challenges

Human Capital: Coinbase and Clubhouse aside, Ethel’s Club founder wants to take us ‘Somewhere Good’

Follow Megan at  @meganrosedickey

Kunbi Tinuoye, Writer & Founder of UrbanGeekz.com

Kunbi Tinuoye is an award-winning British Journalist and Broadcaster. She is the Founder and CEO of UrbanGeekz.com. Their mission is to make tech more accessible while highlighting business, entrepreneurship, and STEM-related fields as rewarding career paths, especially for women and underrepresented groups.

Before relocating to the U.S., Kunbi was a Senior Broadcast Journalist for the BBC in London.

Her work has been recognized internationally, and Ovation International Magazine has named Kunbi one of the 50 Most influential Nigerians in the diaspora.

Check out some of Kunbi’s articles:

Trailblazing Doctor Spearheads CBD Line to Relieve Pain and Stress

Make Music Count: The Math EdTech App Helping Kids Stuck at Home

Meet the Duke Uni Grad Spearheading Accelerator for Underserved Social Entrepreneurs

Follow Kunbi at @Kunbiti

Khari Johnson, Senior AI Staff Writer for VentureBeat

Khari is a Senior Reporter writing about artificial intelligence for Venture Beat. 

Khari has also written for publications like CNN Money, San Francisco Chronicle, Univision, San Diego News Network, and Voice of San Diego.

He is the founder of Through the Cracks, a project started to help bring underreported stories to light and empower media entrepreneurs around the world.

Khari will soon be working as a writer with Wired.

Recent articles by Khari:

AI researchers urge tech to go beyond scale to address systemic social issues.

A fight for the soul of machine learning

AI Weekly: Constructive ways to take power back from Big Tech

Follow Khari @kharijohnson

Xavier Harding, Content Writer for Mozilla

Xavier is a writer with Mozilla and has expertise in tech, culture, and gaming.

Before Mozilla, Xavier has shared his tech expertise with AOL, BuzzFeed, Yahoo Finance, VICE, Vox, Lifehacker, Fortune, Popular Science, and Mic.

At Mozilla, he writes for ‘Misinfo Monday’ a weekly column giving readers the tools and tips needed to ‘cut the crap and find the truth.’

Check out some of his articles:

Misinfo Monday: Memes and Misinformation

Misinfo Monday: How to Spot Misinformation Like The Pros

Gifs will rule the world

Follow Xavier at @iamxavier

Keisha Morant

A freelance writer with a passion for telling impactful tech stories online.

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