A Southerner to the core, Samantha Ragland is Director of Digital Content Strategy for GateHouse Media’s Florida Group — responsible for growing digital audience and acumen across 22 newspaper markets through niche products, alternate business models and accessible digital training.
She is a newsroom leader whose first mission is clear: to give her team wings.
Samantha earned a Master’s in Journalism from Syracuse University where she was a Goldring Arts Fellow and a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing from Western Kentucky. She’s been in the media industry since 2013, and prior to, spent nearly six years as an adjunct English professor.
In 2018, she was selected as a digital media consultant for the ONA Local Speakers Bureau and has served as Poynter Guest Faculty since 2018 as well. She's an active member of and coach for digitalwomenleaders.com. She's a 2016 graduate of ONA-Poynter Women’s Leadership Academy.