Daja E. Henry is a graduate student at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She is skilled in writing both hard and feature stories, photography, videography and social media management. She aspires to be a narrative writer and documentary photographer.
She has dedicated her work to facilitating cross-cultural understandings and bridging information gaps, one community at a time. From an early age, curiosity has fueled her thinking. In high school, she was the kid who could recite the lyrics to every new Drake song, along with all the songs he sampled to create his body of work.
Now, as a multimedia journalist, she has found a focus in social issues. She has reported on a variety of topics in these areas, from Afro-Cuban religion to a small Saharawi refugee population in Spain. Her diverse internship experiences allowed her to aggregate multimedia skills, explore multiple avenues in the field, and enhanced her professionalism. In 2018, she produced, shot and edited a 15-minute documentary on the history of the New Journal and Guide (Virginia’s oldest black weekly) and contributed to two cover stories on for the Atlanta Voice newspaper. In 2019, she interned at The Wall Street Journal, where she enhanced reader experience, ensured accuracy, and reported a news feature piece.
In her spare time, she enjoys writing music reviews, learning foreign languages and relaxing bike rides. Follow her on Twitter @dajaehenry.