Kimberly Renee Selden is an entrepreneur, multimedia producer and educator with experience in entertainment, politics and social activism. Her production credits include Oprah Behind the Scenes, VH1 Hip Hop Honors, FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and many more.
The idea for the Global Media Project was sparked in 2012 following Kimberly’s trip to the West African country of Niger. There, she helped launch an independent radio and television station. This work helped her realize how media is an essential tool in shaping thought and that the technology gaps around the world further oppress marginalized communities.
Kimberly continued this exploration in graduate school where her thesis eventually evolved into The Global Media Project. In 2014, she received a grant from the U.S. Embassy of Niger to work with members of the community to create original programming, distribute solar-powered radios to people throughout local villages, host workshops for local women journalists and she also delivered a speech at the Embassy about the importance of digital media this work set the foundation for the future work of GMP.