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Adriana Lacy - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Adriana Lacy

Lecturer of Journalism | Loyola Marymount University







The Future Of Local News (Part 2)



Adriana Lacy is a freelance journalist based in Los Angeles and an adjunct professor in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.

She is also the founder of Journalism Mentors, a website dedicated to advancing early-career journalists through mentoring and paid media opportunities. She also writes a newsletter called The Intersection, which focuses on the intersections of journalism, tech and product.

Education (4)

Arizona State University: M.S., Digital Audience Strategy (ongoing)

Penn State University: B.A., Digital and Print Journalism 2018

Penn State University: B.A., African American Studies 2018

John Curley Center for Sports Journalism: Certificate, Sports Journalism 2018


Areas of Expertise (5)


Audience Engagement

African American Studies

Social Media Platforms


Accomplishments (2)

John W. Oswald Award, Penn State


Chapel Executive Internship Program, Penn State College of the Liberal Arts


Media Appearances (2)

The future of journalism: Interview with Prof. Adriana Lacy

The Brandeis Hoot  online


This is Professor Adriana Lacy’s first semester teaching in the journalism program at Brandeis. Besides teaching at Brandeis, she is also the Digital and Audience Engagement Editor for Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation. Before coming to Brandeis, she worked for the New York Times, Axios and the Los Angeles Times, and taught at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. In an interview with The Brandeis Hoot, Lacy shared her experience in the field of journalism and offered some suggestions to The Hoot.

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Talking about the challenges facing Black journalists with Adriana Lacy

Galley by CJR  online


This week on Galley, we are talking with Black journalists and others in the profession about where things stand when it comes to racism and diversity, where we need to get to, and how best to get there. What concrete steps do newsrooms need to take? How can we ensure that change happens now when this problem has been talked about for decades with little improvement? Is it better to work within a broken system, or start something new? Our next guest is Adriana Lacy, who is the audience engagement editor for the Los Angeles Times. Prior to that, she worked as a senior news assistant at the New York Times in SEO and social media, and she was the co-founder and first editor-in-chief of The Underground, a student-media site at Penn State dedicated to diverse voices.

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Articles (3)

“Democracy Has Never Been More Threatened”: Cleveland Plain Dealer Editor on Covering Trumpism and Advocating for a Free Press

Nieman Reports

2022 Chris Quinn on why the newspaper declined to cover an Ohio Senate candidate’s rally and the dangers press restrictions place on a free society

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We Asked Journalists to Share What It’s Like Working with Other Newsrooms. Here’s What They Told Us

Nieman Reports

2022 In many cases, collaborating helped create more ambitious accountability journalism

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Have You Worked on a Collaborative Reporting Project? We Want to Hear From You

Nieman Reports

2022 What are some examples of collaborative journalism projects you’ve worked on and what impact did they have? Share your story with us below and we might include it as part of a future story

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