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The Kansas City Defender is a nonprofit news site for young Black audiences across the Midwest
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Articles by Kristen Taylor

Kristen Taylor teaches at NYU’s graduate ITP and strengthens communities with online storytelling. She was the first online community manager for Knight Foundation, launching the News Challenge Garage and Knight Pulse, and has worked with Al Jazeera, BBC America, Global Voices, foursquare, and PopTech. She writes for Fast Company, edits the food quarterly Saucy, blogs at, and drinks raw milk. She’s @kthread.
“In 2013, Instagram will become even more like Chinese microblogging service Sina Weibo, as television news screenshots and mugshots mix with picnic tableaux.”