Monday, November 3, 2008

MFC - The Journalist

The space they give you to talk about yourself just isn't enough. So here's a little more about me!

Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig began her journalism career in 1998 as an intern for The Arizona Republic in Phoenix. During her tenure, she has served as Editor-in-Chief for the AZ Examiner multicultural business publication; the Arizona’s Black Pages directory and resource guide; and shades Magazine, an online publication that celebrates and promotes all women of color, which she also created.

Since moving to the Bay Area in 2005, Fitzhugh-Craig has worked as a reporter for the Tri-Valley Herald in Pleasanton, assistant city editor for the San Mateo County Times and most recently, as city editor for the Oakland Tribune. She is currently a freelance journalist for several local and national publications including the Globe Newspapers, which her column, Stirring the Pot, appears in every Wednesday.

Fitzhugh-Craig is a graduate of Arizona State University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in journalism. Her published works include being co-author of Living in the Moment: A Guide to Living a Full and Spiritual Life, and contributor to Chicken Soup for the African American Woman’s Soul and Making Shadow Boxes & Shrines.

Fitzhugh-Craig’s awards and recognitions include first place for investigative reporting for her work with the Chauncey Bailey Project; an Associated Press Managing Editors Award for column writing; and participation in the Maynard Institute Media Academy at Harvard University and NABJ/New York Times Leadership Academy.

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