SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Lioness, the leading digital magazine for female entrepreneurs, has announced that digital strategist expert Mark S. Luckie has joined its Board of Advisors. The former Manager of Journalism and News at Twitter and the Head of Journalism and Media at Reddit, brings to the digital media startup extensive experience in digital newsroom development and management and producing multimedia content.
“We are excited to welcome Mark to our leadership team,” Publisher Natasha Clark said. “Mark is an extremely valuable addition to Lioness. He understands the digital media space and the importance of producing quality news and timely editorial content to strengthen the knowledge and resources available to women entrepreneurs. He has an impressive scope of talent and we look forward to working with him to take entrepreneurship to the next level for women.”
Luckie has led digital initiatives for the Washington Post, the Center for Investigative Reporting, The L.A. Times and Entertainment Weekly. He is a GLAAD Media Award nominee, a Lambda Literary Award finalist and a part of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist team for Local Reporting. He was named by The Root as one of the most influential African-Americans of 2013 and 2014. Mark is a graduate of Bethune-Cookman University and the University of California, Berkeley where he received his master’s degree in journalism.
“At a time when female entrepreneurship is at an all time high, the incredible work Lioness Magazine is producing is more important than ever,” Luckie said.
He is the author of “The Digital Journalist’s Handbook” and the novel, “DO U.” Luckie also the founder of SouledOut Cinema, a startup launched in 2016 that screens classic Black movies at theaters across the U.S.