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Michelle Faust Raghavan (they/them) is the founder of Claridad Media, a consultancy that works with newsrooms to strengthen their relationships with communities. Last year, Michelle was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford examining best practices to create a culture of belonging for BIPOC journalists in the news industry. Prior to that, they worked for the Solutions Journalism Network as the Equity Initiative Manager. Michelle spent about a decade hosting and reporting on policy issues for public media stations across the country. Most recently, Michelle covered health care policy at 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio/ LAist. They were a USC Annenberg Data Fellow in 2018 and a Maynard 200 Executive Leadership Fellow in 2021. Michelle is passionate about mentorship and is actively involved with NPR’s Next Generation Radio project.


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