Challenge: How can journalists imagine new roles and create new opportunities using the wealth of skills that our industry requires?
Veronica Chambers deepened her passions for innovation and collaboration while at Stanford. During her fellowship, she took classes at the Graduate School of Business and taught workshops and gave lectures at the GSB, as well as in the fields of narrative nonfiction, gender studies and science writing. A longtime fan of graphic novels, she took a class in the subject and engaged in projects that strengthened her skills as a visual storyteller. Veronica is looking forward to jumping into new projects in the year ahead: both in long form journalism and new digital platforms as well as continuing the peer mentoring of helping journalists pivot and find new outlets for their storytelling skills.
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Veronica Chambers is a prolific author and journalist, best known for her critically acclaimed memoir Mama’s Girl and The New York Times Bestseller Yes Chef, which was co-authored with chef Marcus Samuelsson. She has taught creative writing and worked as a writing coach for Senator Cory Booker on his nonfiction debut, United. She is the editor of the upcoming anthology, The Meaning of Michelle: 15 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own. Chambers has held numerous leadership positions at magazines. She was a culture writer at Newsweek, a story editor at The New York Times Magazine and as a director of brand development at Hearst magazines. She was also the founding editor of Condé Nast’s Glam Latina. Born in Panama and raised in Brooklyn, much of her work is rooted in her Afro-Latina heritage. In 2017, she will publish The Go-Between, a young adult novel. Her husband Jason Clampet is co-founder and editor-in-chief of Skift.com. Veronica and Jason have a 9-year-old daughter.