Dante Miller

WFAE/Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Digital Public Library of America

Reporter Profile

Dante Miller reports for WFAE/Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Digital Public Library in Charlotte, North Carolina, a partnership of the local NPR station and the region’s largest public library system. She focuses on expanding Wikipedia entries that both describe and impact the community and uses public forums to help get the community’s input. Miller knows the area well. She covered community-based stories during her time as a reporter and freelancer for QCityMetro, Charlotte’s leading digital platform for the African-American community. She was the Union County Reporter for Charlotte Media Group, the owners of Union County Weekly, South Charlotte Weekly, and Matthews Mint Hill Weekly. Miller is a proud alumna of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and received her Bachelor’s of Science in journalism and mass communications in August 2017. As a student, she served as the first Yard Section Editor for her university newspaper, which focused on hard and campus news stories. During her free time, Miller enjoys reading, singing and writing poetry. She’s a military brat who was born in Arlington, Texas, but raised in Wilson, North Carolina.

Beat: Unique partnership using radio and wikipedia to fill news deserts

This position leverages thorough research to strengthen Wikipedia, a widely used informational source for high-profile and timely events. The Reporter expands local Wikipedia entries and a series of community forums, talk-back opportunities, programs and exhibits produced by the unique partnership between WFAE, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, DPLA and Wikipedia. This beat fills the news, information and engagement needs of local residents.