Profile of Antoinette

Antoinette Dynamic multimedia culture journalist, editor and consultant with expertise in the intersection of African youth culture, arts, and the diaspora.
4 years experience 0 projects worked US
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I am a dynamic multimedia culture journalist, editor and consultant available for hire. My interest and expertise lie in the intersection of African youth culture, arts, and the diaspora. Hailing from the Washington D.C. area, I hold a master’s degree specializing in interactive journalism and magazine writing from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. I’m currently the co-founder of FourTwo Creative, a newly-launched agency of African women building culturally-relevant brands that thrive in the digital space. Previously, I was the arts and culture editor at OkayAfrica as well as a visiting reporter at the Weekend Argus newspaper in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Phone Number:301-467-0409
Linkedin URL:https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinetteisama/

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Work Experiences

  • Co-Founder

    FourTwo Creative

    March 2020 - Now

    FourTwo Creative is a 360 creative agency, taking an immersive approach to building culturally-relevant brands that can thrive in the digital space. Our mission is to elevate the standard for how African cultures are interpreted, represented and engaged with on a global scale.
  • Visiting Reporter

    WEEKEND ARGUS NEWSPAPER

    January 2019 - September 2019

    Covered general interest stories for Cape Town, South Africa-based newspaper.
  • Associate Editor

    OKAYAFRICA

    February 2016 - December 2018

    Connected a global audience to African culture through writing and editing compelling content on the arts and culture beat. Curated relevant, visually pleasing content for Instagram, handled general social media management and produced video content.
  • Arts & Culture Editor

    OKAYAFRICA

    January 2019 - Now

    Connected a global audience to African culture through writing and editing compelling content on the arts and culture beat. Curated relevant, visually pleasing content for Instagram, handled general social media management and produced video content.
  • Freelance Culture Journalist

    FREELANCE

    September 2019 - Now

    Pitching and covering pop culture, music and entertainment coming out of Africa and its diaspora. Bylines: Teen Vogue, Al Jazeera America, The FADER, Vibe Magazine, WNYC, OkayAfrica, etc.

Certification

  • Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Media

    Poynter Institute

    November 2018 - Now

Education

  • BA

    LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO

    August 2010 - May 2014

    Journalism, Digital + Visual
  • MS

    NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

    September 2014 - December 2015

    Journalism, Interactive + Magazine Writing