Professor Kristal Zook Elected to Alicia Patterson Foundation Board of Directors
Kristal Brent Zook, Associate Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations, has been elected to the Board of the Directors of the Alicia Patterson Foundation. To promote, sustain and improve the best traditions of American journalism, the Alicia Patterson Foundation provides support for journalists engaged in rigorous, probing, spirited, independent and skeptical work that benefits the public. The foundation supports journalism and fosters a community of journalists engaged in truthfully informing the public.
About Professor Zook
Degrees: PHD, 1994, Univ Calif Santa Cruz; BA, 1987, Univ Calif Santa Barbara
With 20 years of experience as an award-winning journalist and author, Dr. Kristal Brent Zook has skills in reporting, writing, editing, teaching, public speaking, and media analysis. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Essence Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The LA Weekly, The Village Voice, and many other outlets. Dr. Zook has also worked as a producer and on-air commentator for National Public Radio, and she continues to appear periodically as an on-air commentator providing analysis of media, social justice issues, and politics for NPR, CNN, BET, Fox, TV-One, MTV, and MSNBC. Her expertise is at the intersections of journalism, cultural reporting, race, gender, and media studies.
Dr. Zook has served most recently as a mentor for the Op-Ed Project in New York, and a judge for the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards and The New York Press Club Awards. In 2013, she was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Alicia Patterson Foundation in Washington DC.
For more information on Dr. Zook’s recent articles or appearances, visit kristalbrentzook.com