About Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig
Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig, CEO/Editor-in-Chief, shades Magazine – Celebration All Women of Color
An award winning journalist, Fitzhugh-Craig brings more than 15 years experience in the areas of editorial, design, public relations and marketing via her work as a journalist, as the owner of M’agine Creative Services and co-owner of ZM Productions.
Fitzhugh-Craig began her journalism career in 1998 and has worked as reporter at The Arizona Republic; as reporter and editor at three Bay Area News Group publications, ending as City Editor at the Oakland Tribune; and as a contract journalist and editor for several Bay Area news publications (simultaneously).
Along with her duties publishing shades Magazine, Fitzhugh-Craig currently serves as the Region VI Director for the National Association of Black Journalists; is the Immediate Past President for the Bay Area Black Journalists Association; is Managing Editor of Oakland Local; and is an Associate Professor at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Fitzhugh-Craig is a graduate of ASU, where she holds a B.A. in Journalism with a minor in Business. Her publication credits include co-author of “Living in the Moment: A Guide to Living a Full and Spiritual Life” and contributor to “Chicken Soup for the African American Woman’s Soul.”
Fitzhugh-Craig’s awards and recognitions include first place for investigative reporting for her work with the Chauncey Bailey Project and an Associated Press Managing Editors Award for column writing. In 2011, she, along with co-publisher Z’ma Wyatt, won NABJ’s first ever Ray Taliaferro Entrepreneurial Spirit Award for shades Magazine.
- Location: Oakland, CA
- Twitter: shadesmagazine1
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journalistmfc
- Was accepted for Mar 20-25 2011 Independent Journalists Workshop.
Digital media stories published elsewhere by Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig:
- AIDS+30: The Battle Rages On 
Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ll know the 30 anniversary of the AIDS virus is this Sunday. And if you didn’t know, this just proves the point that not enough people know the facts, nor do they understand the importance, of ending this deadly epidemic. At shades Magazine, we mark this anniversary with a video we made to help promote awareness and increased funding to eradicate the disease and to save at least one life with the message that is our responsibility to educate ourselves, our children and those around us about HIV/AIDS.
Content on this site written by Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig (includes contributory writing):