Terrell J. Starr

Associate Editor, NewsOne

Terrell J. Starr

Terrell J. Starr is the Associate Editor at NewsOne, a Black news site in New York City. He has five years of journalism experience in public radio, social media, magazines, photography and online reporting. Fluent in SEO and social media best practices, his skill of using social media in his reporting has lead to him breaking several national stories, including one where a Twitter user forced a literary agent to withdraw a book contract offered to a George Zimmerman juror.

Starr has a bachelor's degree in English from Philander Smith College and an M.S. in Editorial Journalism and M.A. in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

He is also Fulbright Journalism Scholar (Ukraine 2009-2010) and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Georgia 2003-2005). He is also an active member of the #DigitalMaidan activist group that helps to promote accurate information about Ukrainians and its people.

Starr is the founder of Diaspora Wire, a daily newsfeed launching this summer that produces originally reported stories on African diasporas worldwide from an exclusively Black/African perspective.


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