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David Baker

Associate Editor, The Louisiana Weekly, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

David T. Baker is an award-winning writer and journalist based in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a native of the city, where he works as an associate editor for The Louisiana Weekly newspaper, the oldest existing African-American newspaper in the Southeast Louisiana region. David began working with The Louisiana Weekly in August 2004. In his time as a journalist, his byline has appeared locally in Uptown Buyer's Guide, Stay Local! A Guide to Commerce and Culture, NPN's The Trumpet, Louisiana Life, and nationally in Southern Living magazine's The Daily South. Since returning to New Orleans post-Katrina, he has worked in community development and organizing, economic development, and communications management within the Greater New Orleans region. David serves as president of the board of directors for Market Umbrella (operators of the Crescent City Farmers Market), Vice President of the Boards of Directors for the Press Club of New Orleans and Junebug Productions, and as a member of the board of directors for the Contemporary Arts Center. Beyond his professional endeavors, he is committed to working towards helping reestablish New Orleans as an international city with verdant and diverse cultural, economic, ethnic and social environments. David earned a Bachelors of Arts in literature from Dillard University, Louisiana in 2004, and studied public relations at Tulane University's School of Continuing Studies. David began his relationship with writing in his early years of high school with short stories. While at Dillard, he expanded his literary portfolio to include poetry, creative non-fiction and essays, script and playwriting for which he received the Pearl Cleage Award for Creative Writing in 2004.

 

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