For episode number 75 of our podcast, we’re joined by Tionna Taite. Tionna will be attending the University of Alabama law school after completing her undergrad work there with a degree in News Media. Her minor is Advocacy, Voice, and Stewardship.

Two years ago, Tionna started a magazine for students, Nineteen Fifty-Six – the first Black student-led magazine at the school. It’s staffed by 50 students, full color – articles and amazing photography.

Tionna talked about the origin of her interest in journalism and the origin of the magazine. She explained the organizational process by which each issue is put together and the influences that other magazines had on it.

Tionna is also the current Miss Black Alabama and will be competing in the Miss Black USA pageant this summer. She shared how her platform is related to teaching media.

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