Ashley Clarke is an Audience Engagement Editor at the Center for Public Integrity. She believes journalism is a powerful tool that connects people from all walks of life. She is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland College Park in Multiplatform Journalism and Arabic.
She also worked as a production assistant and weekend assignment editor for NBC4 in Washington, D.C. She has a passion for storytelling and wants to change the world through journalism.
She is the author of Facing Blackness: Media and Minstrelsy in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled (The Critical Press, 2015). She has curated film series at BAM, The Museum of Modern Art, Light Industry, TIFF Bell Lightbox, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and has written on cinema for The New York Times, The Village Voice, Reverse Shot, and Sight & Sound.
Outside of work, she enjoys volunteering with Oak Hill Center for Education and Culture, a non-profit that aims to transform the economic, political, social and cultural system that impoverishes millions of people. She also enjoys a good cup of coffee and exploring her home town. She is passionate about her health and wellness and recently started her own lifestyle blog, The Ashley Clarke Experience.