About the Program
From the 2012 National Black Writers Conference, a panel discussion entitled, "The Role of Social Media: Black Writers Take Literature to the Web." The panelists, include Angela Dodson, content manager, Kweli Journal, Troy Johnson, founder and webmaster, The African American Literature Book Club, Montague Kobbe, writer and blogger, Akoto Ofori-Atta, assistant editor, The Root, Laura Pegram, founding editor, Kweli Journal, and Joel Dreyfuss, senior editor-at-large, The Root. The panel is moderated by Grace Aneiza Ali, founder and editorial director, of note and is hosted by Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York.
Angela Dodson is the content manager of Kweli Journal, kwelijournal.com and online editor of diversebooks.net. She is a former senior editor for The New York Times and former executive editor of Black Issues Book Review.
Troy Johnson is the founder and webmaster of The African American Literature Book Club, aalbc.com.
Montague Kobb is a literary columnist for Sint Maarten's The Daily Herald. He blogs at mtmkobbe.blogspot.com.
Akoto Ofori-Atta is the assistant editor of The Root, theroot.com. She is a former marketing associate for BusinessWeek and communications assistant at McGraw-Hill.
Laura Pegram is the founding editor of Kweli Journal, kwelijournal.org.