Publisher & Managing Editor: Janet Shan
Janet Shan has been a journalist for over 20 years, having attending Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism with a major in Public Relations and a minor in Political Science. Janet has bachelor’s degrees in Public Relations and Business Management, as well as a graduate degree in Business Administration. She has worked in various capacities as a freelance financial and business writer, political and legal blogger, operations manager, logistics analyst, social media consultant and public relations specialist. Janet was frustrated with the mainstream media missing important news stories and decided to start the Hinterland Gazette, formerly known as Black Political Thought, as an outlet to cover these important stories, as well as news about people of African-descent in the U.S. and overseas.
Janet has interviewed many public figures such as then-Florida Democratic Senatorial candidate Kendrick Meek, former Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin, CNN special correspondent Soledad O’Brien, Jamaican-American ski-cross champion Errol Kerr, money manager Bill Baker, Jamal Simmons, principal at The Raben Group, co-chair at the Internet Innovation Alliance & former strategist to then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, and many more fascinating individuals. She has been quoted in numerous articles at other media outlets including the Sacramento Bee, CNN’s Belief Blog and Bloomberg. Mainstream media sites such as The Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Drudge Report, AOL News and others have linked to different news items we publish.
Douglas A. Wilson is the founder of Politics is Power. He is dedicated to changing the world through empowering others. Doug has been involved in community outreach for the past 12 years. He has worked with various organizations as a youth advocate. Doug covers topics such as Hip-Hop and Politics, civic engagement, the role of youth and minorities in politics at local, state and national levels, and the role of the African American Church in politics. You can reach Doug Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clive Henry writes about racial discrimination, particularly as it happened to him in Great Britain. He is a voice for the voiceless who have been wronged by their employers. You can reach Clive Henry at @clivehenry1
Looking for a place to showcase your writing talents? Are you a journalist and writer of color fed-up with the mainstream media? Well, The Hinterland Gazette would love to hear from you. We are open to conservative, liberal and centrist views! If you have a tip for a news story, hit us up at janetshan at hinterlandgazette dot.com as well!