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David A. Love

David A. Love is a journalist and commentator who writes investigative stories and op-eds on a variety of issues, including politics, social justice, human rights, race, criminal justice and inequality. He is a writer for theGrioCNNAtlanta Black Star, Al JazeeraNewsWorksThe Progressive and

Love is also an adjunct instructor at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information, where he trains students in a social justice journalism lab, and edits and publishes student work for the online publication NJ Spark.

In addition to his journalism career, Love has worked as an advocate and leader in the nonprofit sector, served as a legislative aide, and as a law clerk to two federal judges. He holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Harvard University, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He also completed the Joint Programme in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford.

Recently, Mr. Love was on our show talking about his article Why the black press is more relevant than ever.

During our conversation, Mr. Love talked about:

– Why and how did he transition from being a criminal justice advocate to the world of writing
– The reason why he wrote the article
– Some of the history of the Black press in America and when did it experience its heyday
– How Blacks have not been included in mainstream media since Barack Obama left office
– His thoughts on Black American’s media and social media consuming habits
– The current Black media landscape
– The importance of Black media outlets being Black owned
– Why he feels that Black press to some degree is still a change agent
– What Black Americans need to do to support and grow the Black press

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