The Lead: Scripps News’ Alexandra Travis on Telling Black Stories on Screen

Alexandra Travis works to tell stories that have gone uncovered. As a documentary producer at Scripps News, she creates long-form, in-depth video journalism focusing especially on the experiences of Black people in the South.

In this episode, Alexandra — who’s also a Grady College alum — talks about what it feels like when she realizes there’s a story she can tell using video, why focusing on Black stories is important to her and how her documentaries connect with audiences. You can watch her award-winning documentary “Ropes in Brown Hands,” which is about an Oklahoma town that’s home to one of the nation’s oldest Black rodeos, here.

Guest: Alexandra Travis, documentary producer at Scripps News

Host: Jacqueline GaNun


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