Introducing Independent Journalist Dr. Nsenga Burton--Founder of The Burton Wire
This week on WCLK's The Local Take, we continue our conversation with Atlanta-area independent journalists. These are reliable journalists who work on their own to bring stories often missed in the mainstream media. Nsenga Burton is the founder of the award-winning platform The Burton Wire, launched in 2012.
I ask Burton to describe The Burton Wire. She speaks to the platform covering news from the African Diaspora. She explains that Black people are connected all over the globe. The Burton Wire focuses on those connections. She speaks about the importance of having these stories in one place.
Burton explains that the look and feel of the platform is intentional. Photographs display a panorama of images of the diaspora from Barbados to Birmingham. (Alabama, and England.)
She covers global people of African descent. Burton also speaks about fact-based reporting being more important than being first with the story.
Her journalism career began as a high school student at age 15 when she wrote a cover story for the Richmond Dispatch on the school system's dress code. Burton explains that she's been "fighting the power" for some time.