Dena Levitz

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Dena Levitz just served as the first journalism fellow for D.C.-based startup hub 1776. In that role, she spent the past six months traveling all over the globe  interviewing startup founders and analyzing innovation ecosystems and entrepreneurship trends.  Just prior to 1776, Dena was a member of the first cohort of the Media Entrepreneurship Masters program at American University. She is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a staff writer for the Augusta Chronicle covering crime and transportation and for the Washington Examiner reporting on D.C. schools. For three years she also worked as the manager of digital strategies for the Newspaper Association of America. As a freelancer, her byline has appeared in media outlets including CityLab by Atlantic Media, the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, PBS Mediashift, Eater, Bloomberg News, and Narratively. 

Latest Stories

What hyperlocal site The Bold Italic can teach journalists about storytelling, humor and risk-taking

The San Francisco-based news site, owned by legacy media company Gannett, offers lessons learned after its recent and abrupt shutdown April 7. 

Dena Levitz | April 21, 2015

News outlets experiment with sponsored content online

The push to establish guidelines and best practices is hitting a fever pitch.

Dena Levitz | October 14, 2013