Ingrid Sturgis

assistant professor of new media, Howard University
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Ingrid Sturgis is currently on the faculty at Howard University as an assistant professor of new media in the journalism department. She has extensive experience as a content creator, editor and writer in print, broadcast and online journalism. Sturgis began working in interactive media in 1985 as a member of The New York Times videotext project. She has continued to explore new media, most recently as a Web strategist for heartandsoul.com. Sturgis also worked as a senior programming manager for AOL's Black Voices and as editor-in-chief at Essence.com. Previously, she worked as a managing editor for startup magazines BET Weekend and Savoy, and has worked for several newspapers, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Times-Herald Record and the Poughkeepsie Journal. Sturgis is the author of the critically acclaimed "The Nubian Wedding Book: Words and Rituals to Celebrate and Plan an African-American Wedding" and the anthology "Aunties: 35 Writers Celebrate Their Other Mother." Sturgis graduated from City College of New York with a bachelor's degree in art and from New York University with a master's in journalism.


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