Meet the 2017 Keynote Speaker: Mira Lowe

February 24th, 2017 | No responses

Mira Lowe, the director of the Innovation News Center at the University of Florida College of Journalism, will be the keynote speaker at April’s FSPA State Convention.

Prior to joining the INC earlier this year, Lowe spent most of her time as senior editor at CNN Digital, where she oversaw the entertainment, lifestyle and travel sections on CNN.com and CNN mobile, focusing on multiplatform storytelling using text, photos, video, interactive tools and social media.

Before joining the global network in 2012, she was the editor-in-chief of JET magazine in Chicago, where she became the first woman to lead the number one African-American newsweekly. She was also an assistant managing editor for EBONY magazine and before that worked for 18 years at Newsday in New York, rising to associate editor for recruiting and staff development.

Lowe is not new to higher education. She has taught journalism at Columbia University, her alma mater, as well as Northwestern University, Loyola University (Chicago) and York College (New York).

At UF Lowe leads a team of seven news professionals and more than 500 student journalists each year to provide local news coverage for 19 North Central Florida counties. The 100-seat INC is one of the largest student newsrooms in the country – developing and distributing news, weather and sports content across the College’s owned-and-operated television, radio and digital properties, including the local PBS, NPR and ESPN affiliates. The INC director serves as both executive editor and news director.