To produce journalism that plays a role in creating positive shifts within Tulsa communities, bolsters the challenging of traditional ideas and practices, and sparks discussions that lead to improvements.
A noteworthy leader in the energy sector for more than a decade, Kelly Tidwell took the plunge into news entrepreneurship after witnessing his wife Brittany Harlow’s passion for community service through news and information.
Kelly co-founded VNN in 2018 to strengthen Indigenous and other underrepresented voices in the news ecosystem.
Amy Turner is a highly experienced professional in the field of counseling, holding both a license as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) in the State of Oklahoma.
Her educational background includes a master's degree in counseling psychology, and she have over 20 years of experience in serving individuals.
Susan has vast experience as a minority small business owner, including firsthand knowledge in acquiring, managing and fulfilling government contracts.
As the Minority Business Center Program Manager for REI Oklahoma, Susan focuses on creating opportunities for minority-owned companies to achieve new growth.
Unjust systems are imbalances of power and fairness. These social, political, economic, and legal systems do not play by the rules of fairness or treating everyone equally. They usually make life harder for the folks who are already struggling, while giving even more advantages to the people who are already doing well.
Underrepresented communities are groups of people who don't have a proportional presence and voice in various aspects of society. This includes areas like politics, media, education, and more. As a result of this underrepresentation, these communities are not given the same consideration and opportunities as others.
Award-winning independent journalist and co-founder of VNN.
Brittany received her associate degree in journalism and broadcasting from Tulsa Community College and her bachelor's degree in media studies from Northeastern State University.
Before writing under the VNN platform, Brittany worked as a reporter for KRMG and weekend anchor and reporter for KXII.
As an independent investigative journalist, Brittany's work has been awarded:
2023 LION Awards Collaboration of the Year Award
2023 RevContent Local Reporting Award
2021 Local Media Digital Innovation Award
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