Lynne d Johnson
Lynne d Johnson is currently the senior editor and community director for Fastcompany.com where she oversees both content and community functionality, and writes the Digital Media Diva blog. Also a consultant, Johnson works with web and media properties on content, brand, and social media development and strategy. Most recently, she served as the general manager, new media for VIBE, SPIN, and VIBE Vixen where she managed marketing, editorial, production, business development, and sales operations for the magazine's web sites and mobile properties.
As both a professional journalist and blogger, Johnson has written for various online and offline properties. Since 2001, she has published Lynne d Johnson Diary, the winner of the 2006 Black Weblog Awards.
A poet and essayist, Johnson has been published in Bum Rush The Page: A Def Poetry Jam, Da Capo Best Music Writing 2004: The Year's Finest Writing On Rock, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, Country, & More and Etiquette: Reflections on Contemporary Comportment. A new essay , My'Pod Peeps: Why the iPod and Other Gadgets are Fashion Staples in Tte 'Hood, will be published in Fashion Statements. She also recently wrote the foreward for Tactical Transparency: How Leaders Can Leverage Social Media to Maximize Value and Build Their Brand by Shel Holtz and John C. Havens.
Johnson is an adjunct professor in the Audrey Cohen School for Human Services at the Metropolitan College of New York. She earned a BA in journalism from SUNY New Paltz . She also holds an advanced certificate in multicultural studies from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, and an MBA in media managment from the Metropolitan College of New York. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Literary Freedom Project, a nonprofit arts organization.