ANITRA BROWN Managing Editor, Anitra Brown joined the staff as editor in March of 2004 and immediately brought her fresh ideas and her immense talent and skills to the publication while still embracing the long-standing tradition of The Tribune and its objective to offer its readers news and information from a perspective not heard in the city’s mainstream media. A native of the New Orleans metropolitan area, Anitra is a graduate of Dillard University and the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri–Columbia, where she earned her master’s degree in journalism. Trained as a government beat reporter, her experiences in journalism stem from stints as a staff writer at The Myrtle Beach (SC) Sun News and the Thibodaux (LA) Daily Comet and The Houston Chronicle. Shortly before joining The Tribune, Anitra made her living as freelance writer in the New Orleans area. She has also taught journalism at several colleges and universities, including Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C., Delgado Community College and Dillard University, both in New Orleans. Most importantly, her professional knowledge, passion for and commitment to the practice of journalism, has made her a vital part of Tribune’s staff. She has become integral to the developing The Tribune’s editorial focus.