Were you aware that award-winning photojournalist Miki Turner is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha? Turner pledged the Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Miki Turner began her journalism career as a general assignment intern at The Kentucky Enquirer. Afterward, she worked as a sports writer/photojournalist for various weeklies. This led her to enroll in Boston University (BU). From there, she moved to New York City and accepted positions with different companies before heading back down the coast to Hampton, VA.
After completing her fellowship at Berkeley, she became the first African-American female to write a column about sports for major American newspapers. She went on to work in news reporting and entertainment journalism before switching gears to cover movies, theater, and television shows.
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Turner has been the recipient of numerous accolades, including but not limited to: the 2023 Barbara Solomon Staff & Faculty Award from the USC Black Alumni Association; the 2022 Educator of the Year recognition from the National Association of Black Journalists; the 2021 USC Mentoring Award; the 2021 Black Women Film Network’s BBehind the Lens award; the 2014 Florence Biennale Award in the field of photography; the 2014 Woman of Excellence title from Wiley College; the 2012 Alumni Legacy Award from Hampton University; the 1995 NABJ award; the 1992 DAISY (Distinguished Achievement in Inspiring Youth) award presented by the U.S. Girl Scouts; and the 1980 Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Award.