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, Red Bull and XXL, where she has provided commentary on music, culture and society through long-form features, research-driven cultural analysis and red carpet interviews. She’s also been seen in front of the camera via television and online for series such as Access Hollywood, and has moderated and appeared on panels pertaining to journalism and the music industry.
J'na also spearheads various types of original content. She is the creator, host and editor of VIBE Vixen's Boss Talk podcast, where she interviews notable cis, queer, trans and female-identifying individuals on their unique stories. In January 2019, she began DOPEism, an online platform dedicated to showcasing several "dope" cis, queer and trans women in various industries.
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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