Williams has been a staff writer at The Associated Press, The Clarion-Ledger and The Columbus Dispatch. Her work has also appeared in Ebony and NV magazines and on Essence.com.
Her beat coverage includes immigrants/minorities, schools, courts, social services, youth culture and theater. At The Clarion-Ledger Williams broke the story about the Justice Department’s investigation of Mississippi’s juvenile jails. She also broke the story about the Ohio fair director’s unethical acceptance of gifts from vendors which led to his resignation.
AIDS and its impact on people of color is a priority for her. Williams organized workshops for journalists covering AIDS and community forums about the epidemic’s impact on the black community.
Williams has helped develop training for professional and student journalists through her work with the National Association of Black Journalists and Central Ohio Society of Professional Journalsists.
While on the Ohio SPJ board Williams developed training sessions and programs about multimedia storytelling, ethnic media outlets and religion in media.
As the NABJ chapter president in Jackson, Miss. and Columbus, Ohio Williams developed writing and internship workshops for college students.
Williams is also a noted public speaker on topics including the nation’s country’s changing demographics, race and reporting, race and the recession, sisterhood, building girls’ self-esteem, mentoring, the first hip-hop generation and depictions of people of color in media.
To contact Sherri for freelance jobs or to book her for a speaking engagement:
Call 614-266-3314 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org