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Khadijah Costley White is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Previously she worked as a journalist on an Emmy-nominated team at NOW on PBS and has served as a White House intern on the Obama administration’s Broadcast Media team.

White researches race, gender, and politics in media. Her book manuscript, Raising the Volume: How the News Media Created the Tea Party is a multi-platform study that examines the rise of the Tea Party in online, print, broadcast, and cable news; it is currently under review at a university press. She has conducted ethnographic media research in the United States, Australia, and South Africa. She has also published her work in books, academic journals, professional blogs, and presented her research at conferences around the world.

In 2007 the National Association of Black Journalists and United Nations awarded her a reporting fellowship to Senegal, where she interviewed President Abdoulaye Wade and other national leaders. She has also received the University of Pennsylvania Women of Color at Penn Award and a Emerging Diversity Scholar citation from the University of Michigan.In 2014, she was nominated for a CBS Philly Women's achievement award.

White's writing and commentary on topics such as race, social movements, news, and politics has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Root, Huffington Post,BBC, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Los Angeles Times, Quartz, Gizmodo, Buzzfeed, and others. She is also a regular contributor to the online magazine Role/Reboot

As a Fontaine Fellow, she graduated from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate degree at Swarthmore College.

You can find her on twitter. Email her at khadijah (dot)white (at) rutgers (dot) edu or click here.

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