Diamond works as a manager for Free Press’ News Voices: Colorado project in collaboration with community members to envision a transformative media. She aims to participate in the creation of a world where freedom is noncontingent — but rather, an inevitable necessity. In service of this vision she has worked as a tenants’ rights advocate and bail abolitionist in St. Louis, as well as an advocate for people sentenced to execution by the state in Jackson, Mississippi. Diamond earned a B.A. in African American studies and political science from Saint Louis University. In her free time, she enjoys pondering womanism and liberation theology, working out and spending an ungodly amount of time on FaceTime with her sisters.
News Voices: Colorado is launching to help strengthen local news in a state that's seen widespread newsroom closures and journalist layoffs.
There is a window of opportunity for Coloradans to conceive a new path forward for local journalism.
The project will work to ensure that communities across the state have access to the information they need and are represented in the stories being told.
Over the past four months, News Voices: Colorado has guided 12 journalists in producing equitable and community-centered storytelling in Boulder County.
Reporting on the racial-justice uprisings has led to a reckoning within newsrooms. A recent Colorado event highlighted how journalists can honor Black life.