Gracie Bonds Staples is a lifestyles reporter and columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Prior to Atlanta she was a features reporter and columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a paper she joined in December 1990 as a general assignment reporter. She has won numerous awards for her writing as well as coverage of the African-American community. She was presented the Fredrick Douglass Award for feature writing in 2002 and 2004 by the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists and, in 1999, the Vivian Castleberry Award for commentary by the Association of Women Journalists. Her resume includes time spent at the Raleigh Times and The Sacramento Bee. A native of McComb, Miss., Gracie is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi.
"Even after 26 years in the business, I'm forever looking for ways to hone my craft. Rookie or veteran like me, I'm certain this conference will help us become not just better journalists but ultimately better story tellers." - Gracie Bonds Staples
August 6th, 2009
The annual WJI Conference for Minority Christian Journalists will be held this year in Tampa, Florida, in partnership with the National Association of Black Journalists.