Paulette Brown-Hinds

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Dr. Paulette Brown-Hinds is founder of Voice Media Ventures, publisher of Black Voice News, a Stanford University JSK Sr Journalism Fellow, and an advocate for community media.

As past president of the California News Publishers Association and current board member of the California Press Foundation, she works to strengthen the state’s information ecosystem as an essential part of the civic and community infrastructure. In 2019 she co-founded Media in Color, a philanthropically funded initiative designed to assist legacy media outlets serving communities of color with digital transformation. She is also leading the effort to create a guidebook for California-based community foundations, community media, and philanthropy to financially support local journalism.

She is also a member of the American Press Institute, James Irvine Foundation, and Inland Empire Community Foundation boards of directors.