Board member blog post: Danyel Smith and Aminda â€œMindyâ€ MarquÃ©s Gonzalez to present keynotes at CAMP
By Justine Griffin, JAWS Vice President and CAMP Co-chair
Here are two great reasons to come to the Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) this fall in Roanoke, Va.: Our keynoters will be Danyel Smith, cultural lead at â€œThe Undefeatedâ€ for ESPN, and Aminda â€œMindyâ€ MarquÃ©s Gonzalez, the executive editor and vice president of news for The Miami Herald.
Danyel recently joined ESPNâ€™s â€œThe Undefeated,â€ which explores the intersections of race, sports and culture, as culture lead. She was a 2013-2014 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. Previously, Danyel was editor of Billboard, editor-at-large at Time Inc., and editor-in-chief of VIBE.
Danyel is the co-founder of HRDCVR, a design-centered hardcover media project created by diverse teams for a diverse world. She has written for ESPN The Magazine, the Guardian, NPR, CNN, Rolling Stone, CondÃ© Nast Media Group and The New York Times. Danyel teaches at Syracuse Universityâ€™s Newhouse School. She was born and raised in California, but lives in Washington, D.C., and New York City.
Mindy began her journalism career as an intern at The Miami Herald and rose through the ranks to become the daily newspaperâ€™s first Hispanic editor in 2010. She is only the second woman to hold the post.
Mindy has been a metro reporter, assistant city editor, deputy metro editor and features editor, directing The Heraldâ€™s local, state and community news operations. She was also the Miami bureau chief for People magazine, overseeing coverage for the southeastern United States, the Caribbean and Latin America.
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