J’na Jefferson is a journalist and creative from New Jersey who is living and working in NYC. Her work has been featured on sites such as Billboard, Playboy, The Recording Academy, VIBE, Paper, BET, BBC Music, Red Bull and XXL, where she’s provided commentary on music, culture and society through long-form features and research-driven cultural and social analysis. She’s also been seen in front of the camera via television and online for platforms such as Access Hollywood and Yahoo’s BUILD Series, on red carpets such as the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, and has moderated and appeared on panels pertaining to journalism, music and culture.
J'na also spearheads various types of original content. As the creator, host and editor of VIBE Vixen's Boss Talk podcast, she interviewed notable cis, queer, trans and female-identifying individuals regarding their unique rises in their respective professions. In January 2019, she began DOPEism, an online platform dedicated to showcasing several "dope" cis, queer and trans women in various industries. She is also volunteering her writing knowledge as a mentor in the Girls Write Now Class Of 2020.
She completed her undergraduate career at Rider University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a minor in Digital Media Studies (Radio/Television/Film). During her time in undergrad, she explored several courses related to journalism code and ethics, and found a particular interest in minority studies in American music and popular culture during her senior year.
(Her name is pronounced like Dana with a J. We know you were wondering.)
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