Joanna Hernandez Joins CJC as New Director of Inclusion and Diversity
The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications announced today that Joanna Hernandez will be joining the College in July as Director of Inclusion and Diversity and a lecturer in the Journalism Department.
As Director of Inclusion and Diversity, a new position at the College, she will be responsible for evaluating the College’s climate, diversity and inclusiveness on an ongoing basis and recommend strategies and tactics for a more inclusive culture.
In her lecturer position, she will teach multimedia reporting and other digital reporting and storytelling courses.
Hernandez comes to UF from CUNY Graduate School of Journalism where she is currently the founding director of the school’s diversity initiatives. In that role, she created a program to prepare students of color for digital-journalism work environments; planned curriculum to strengthen students’ researching, pitching, writing, visual, audio skills; produced content for diversity/inclusion workshops; and managed relationships with employers and mentors.
Prior to joining CUNY in 2012 as director of career services, Hernandez was a multiplatform editor at The Washington Post. She also had reporting and editing roles at the New York Times Regional Group, Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J, San Francisco Examiner, Newsday, New York Daily News, and the Bridgeport (Conn.) Post.
Hernandez also has been an adjunct lecturer at CUNY, Hunter College and New York University. She received her B.A. from NYU, Master of Public Administration from Baruch College and studied global issues at SDA Bocconi in Milan, Italy.