Minneapolis Star Tribune
Assistant Managing Editor of Diversity and Community
Kyndell Harkness is the first Assistant Managing Editor of Diversity and Community at the Minneapolis Star Tribune after working as a photo editor during the murder of George Floyd and the societal uprising that followed. She helped to coordinate on-the-ground coverage of the protests as well as ensuring that picture selection kept community impact in mind. Because of that work, she was awarded the Jim Gordon Editor of the Year award and Newspaper Editor of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association.