Akoto Ofori-Atta

co-founder and chief audience officer Capital B

Akoto Ofori-Atta is co-founder and Chief Audience Officer of Capital B, a nonprofit local and national news organization serving Black Americans, set to launch this fall. Most recently, she was Managing Editor at The Trace, where she was responsible for partnerships, special projects, and editorial operations. As a founding editor, Akoto helped secure more than 170 local and national editorial partners for The Trace’s features and investigations. Previously, she held the position of Associate Editor and Social Media Manager at The Root and as a Senior Editor at Essence Magazine. In 2015, she completed a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University, where she focused on issues surrounding diversity and the Black press. She was selected as a 2019-2020 Emerging Leader for the Institute of Nonprofit News.

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