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Retha Hill

Retha Hill is an expert in innovation, entrepreneurship and digital media.

She is a professor and the executive director of the New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Professor Hill is an award-winning journalist, the founder of AncestoriesXR, an extended reality platform that helps families tell their unique genealogy history using video game technology and immersive media, and the 2020 recipient of a Knight Journalism 360 grant to train African American journalism professors in immersive technology.

Prior to ASU, Hill started her career as a reporter for The Charlotte Observer, then she became a founding editor of the Washington Post Newsweek Interactive, and she spent eight years as the vice president for content for BET Interactive.

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From the Internet perspective, what we are doing with media I would say we are like kindergarteners. We aren’t babies, we aren’t toddlers, but we haven’t hit our strides in terms of what we can do as far as media.

— Retha Hill, The State Press