Wanda Lloyd

Public Speaker and Author

Travels From: Savannah, GA

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Categories: Diversity, Journalism, Women Empowerment, Culture, Women in Culture, Social Equality

Wanda Lloyd News

Wanda Lloyd’s Full Circle of Journalism

RETIRED newspaper editor and educator Wanda Lloyd keeps a picture of her 22-year-old self on all her homepages – her iPhone and her iPad. It’s also on the cover of her new book, out this month, called "Coming Full Circle: From Jim Crow to Journalism."

In the black and white photo, a young and bespectacled reporter, beaming and confident, sits behind the typewriter at her first newspaper job in 1972. This young woman, who was born and raised in Savannah, has no idea of the amazing life that lies ahead of her.

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Lonely at the Top: Wanda Lloyd’s Journey Through American Newsrooms

For Wanda Smalls Lloyd, simply walking into a newsroom in 1972 was enough to change the American journalism industry. 

She broke barriers as a female African American editor at newspapers run by white males. She changed the way journalists reported on black communities. She hired black reporters. She made sure white reporters understood the rich histories of minority communities. . .

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Our Hometown: Veteran Journalist Wanda Lloyd Hosts Book Talk & Meet and Greet

She’s a veteran journalist– former associate professor and chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at Savannah State University– and retired executive editor of the Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser.

She’s also the author of a new book– Coming Full Circle: From Jim Crow to Journalism.

Savannah native, Wanda Lloyd, will host a book signing and conversation about her memoir and her incredible journey through a career that has spanned 40 years. . .

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