Community Impact Editor - Ideas and Voices
Amelia Robinson is a native of Cleveland where she learned all about sarcasm and aircraft repair as a student at the now closed Aviation High School. The graduate of Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism joined the Dayton Daily News staff in 2000 after a three-year stint at the Mansfield News Journal.  Robinson is the recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter's 2020 Camilla Warrick Award. The award honors journalists in any medium who use their professional role to make an impact on people in the community. Her Sunday column, “Smart Mouth,” has appeared in the newspaper’s Life & Arts section since 2005. It was recognized as the best newspaper column in Ohio in 2019 by the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2020, the column won best column in the National Society of Newspaper Columnists General Interest Print Publications Over 50,000 Circulation category. She has been recognized multiple times by the Ohio Associated Press Managing Editors for feature and column writing as well as digital and social media skills. Robinson hosts, edits and produces the “What Had Happened Was …” podcast, a 2019 National Association of Broadcasters Marconi award finalist. The podcast has earned more than 3 million downloads since launching in January of 2018. It won a 2020 All Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Press Club of Cleveland and the 2020 best podcast award from the SPJ Cincinnati Pro Chapter. The 2020 Kiplinger Program fellow is a founding member and former long-time president of the Greater Dayton Association of Black Journalists and now services as sergeant of arms. She also serves on the Dayton Sister City Committee and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Dayton Man & Woman of the Year Committee. Robinson is president of the Oregon Historic District Society board of trustees.
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