Ariama C. Long is a reporter for the New York Amsterdam News in New York City, covering local politics, city council and city agencies. A born-and-raised Brooklynite, Long was a Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism fellow and worked as a multimedia reporter at PoliticsNY in Brooklyn. Her beat went beyond politics and elections, and included coverage of the arts and culture. She has interned as an audio reporter at WNYC, a public radio station, and at the Brooklyn-based Heritage Radio Network, a nonprofit radio station that focuses on food. Her favorite thing about being a journalist is the risk it takes to be informed, curious and brave. Long holds a master's degree in journalism from the City University of New York, and a bachelor's from Chestnut Hill College, where she double-majored in English literature and communications.
The New York Amsterdam News was started more than a century ago and has gone on to become one of the most prominent newspapers in the country targeted to an African American audience. The newspaper has broadened its reach to include an increasingly multi-racial and multi-ethnic readership in New York City and beyond. Still, it remains the primary voice of one of the largest and most influential Black communities in the nation. It seeks to highlight the issues that most deeply impact communities of color in New York, the United States and around the world.
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