Samantha Ragland

  • Manager, Digital Storytelling
  • The Palm Beach Post

As the woman you often hear before you see, Samantha has big ideas to match her big personality. When it comes to storytelling, she sees no limits and welcomes the opportunity to experiment, assess and teach.

A Southerner to the core, Samantha is Manager of Digital Storytelling Strategy at The Palm Beach Post responsible for growing reporters into digital strategists. She wants to ensure that they thrive in the ever-changing digital landscape, and she challenges them to use new storytelling platforms, to own their story distribution and to test engagement strategies with digital audiences.

Samantha earned a Master's in Journalism from Syracuse University and a Bachelor's in Creative Writing from Western Kentucky University. She is one of five digital media professionals selected to spearhead the 2018 ONA Local Speaker's Bureau and is one of 28 women chosen for the 2016 ONA-Poynter Women's Leadership Academy.