Newspaper editor Wanda Lloyd is a self-professed “word nerd.” She uses her love of words to raise awareness about common mistakes and misuses, poking fun at the ways even professionals get words and letters mixed up. “Come on, now,” she implores. We can all play a part in making the world a better place because words do matter.
Coming Full Circle: From Jim Crow to Journalism is Wanda’s self-reflective exploration of her journey from childhood in the Deep South to becoming a daily newspaper editor. She retired as the executive editor of the Montgomery (AL) Advertiser and then worked as the chair and associate professor for the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at Savannah State University. She was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Hall of Fame and is co-host of the 2 Old Chicks podcast.