S. Mitra Kalita is a veteran journalist, media executive, prolific commentator and author of two books. She is the co-founder and CEO of URL Media, a network of Black and Brown community news outlets that share content and revenue. URL Media works with mainstream newsrooms to syndicate content and partner on diversity initiatives in content, staffing and culture. Mitra is also the co-founder and publisher of Epicenter-NYC, a newsletter to help New Yorkers get through the pandemic, and an inaugural member of the URL Media network. She was most recently Senior Vice President at CNN Digital, overseeing the national news, breaking news, programming, opinion and features teams. Mitra is spending the spring of 2021 as a visiting fellow at Harvard University. She also sits on the board of the Philadelphia Inquirer, and consults and speaks on newsroom management and diversity, equity and inclusion.
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