Bio from WLA 2015
One of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 rising stars in media for 2013, Latoya Peterson is best known for the award-winning blog Racialicious.com – the intersection of race and pop culture. She is currently the Deputy Editor of Voices for Fusion. Previously, she was the Senior Digital Producer for The Stream, a social media driven news show on Al Jazeera America and a John S. Knight Journalism 2012-2013 Fellow at Stanford University focusing on mobile technology and digital access. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Essence, Spin, Vibe, Marie Claire, The American Prospect, The Atlantic Blog, Bitch Magazine, Clutch Magazine, the Women’s Review of Books, Slate’s Double X, The Poynter Institute, The Root.com and the Guardian.
Latoya worked with ONA as a digital media consultant, as well as NPR and Wikipedia, to improve user experience and provide an understanding of blogging voice and creating connections to help humanize larger brands on the web. She works on projects related to race, pop culture, and video games, and has spoken at SXSW Interactive on issues of technology and social justice. She is a Poynter Institute Sensemaking Fellow, and one of the inaugural Public Media Corps fellows.
A self-declared certified media junkie, she regularly speaks on topics of race, gender and social media at conferences like Women, Action and the Media.