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Associated Press’ Ebony Reed joins New England Society of Newspaper Editors board

Associated Press’ Ebony Reed joins New England Society of Newspaper Editors board

Ebony Reed, assistant chief of Bureau New England for the Associated Press, recently joined the New England Society of Newspaper Editors board and received an Image Award from the NAACP Boston branch.

“I feel honored to have received an Image Award from the Boston NAACP and I’m excited about the work that the New England Society of Newspaper Editors does,” said Reed, who lives in Quincy.

“I feel blessed that my parents were able to travel from Detroit for the Boston NAACP honor. That night meant a lot to them, too.”

In June 2010, Reed, 35, joined the Associated Press in Boston. She focuses on business development for AP, the largest global news organization. She works with a variety of organizations that need content and see value in AP’s text, video, images and other services.

Before joining AP, Reed spent 12 years as an editor and reporter at The Detroit News and The Plain Dealer in Cleveland. She supervised staffs that produced a variety of award-winning journalism projects. She oversaw and edited a Detroit News special project in 2007 examining the social and economic conditions experienced by Detroit residents 40 years after the 1967 riots. The project included a poll, community forums, videos, graphics and news stories.

“The point of journalism is to help the community and I’m still really proud of that project we did in Detroit and the important work the Associated Press does every day,” Reed said.

Reed also teaches online journalism classes that focus on business development, business plan writing, digital journalism and leadership at various colleges, including Southern New Hampshire University and Wayne State University in Detroit. She has also taught at Emerson College in Boston.

Reed has a master’s degree in media management and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a native of Lathrup Village, Mich., and has one sister.