Black Voice News Publisher Paulette Brown-Hinds

One of My First Jobs Was Typesetter

Paulette Brown-Hinds is the second-generation publisher of Black Voice News and founder of Voice Media Ventures, a strategic media and content creation firm. She also teaches at UC Riverside. Before participating in the Zócalo/Center for Social Innovation event, “Can Local Media Restore Trust and Destroy Disinformation?,” she talked about her love for the Inland Empire, community media, and potatoes in the Zócalo green room.

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