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Benét J. Wilson

Director, Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship


United States

Benét J. Wilson is director of the Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship, a year-long program designed to train early-career journalists. She was previously a senior editor for The Points Guy. She serves on the board of Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism and has served on the boards of the Online News Association and the National Association of Black Journalists. She is a strong advocate for media diversity, mentoring, resumes/cover letters, mental health and career navigation. She has moderated workshops and webinars on topics including resumes/cover letters, digital journalism, mental health, branding and social media. She graduated from American University in Washington, D.C., with a B.A. in broadcast journalism. She resides in Baltimore.