Fellows & Editors


Imani M. Cheers

New Media Fellows 2013
PBS NewsHour
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Imani M. Cheers is a multimedia producer and an assistant professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., which she joined in May 2013. Before joining the faculty at GWU, Cheers was director of educational resources for PBS NewsHour, where she managed all educational resources for the program’s website, which averages more than 50,000 hits a day and more than 10 million unique visitors a year. She also managed the NewsHour’s student reporting labs program, a global journalism initiative. Previously, she was a producer/writer at Howard University Television and a multimedia producer at Newsweek.com. She was also a community organizer at the DC Rape Crisis Center in Washington, D.C. She received her BFA in Photography at Washington University in St. Louis, a Master’s degree in African Studies and Research with a concentration in Women's Studies from Howard University and her doctorate in Mass Communications and Media Studies at Howard. Her area of expertise is the intersection of women/girls, technology and health/conflict/agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association for Media Literacy Education, and DAWN (Diaspora African Women's Network).



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