Digital & Audience Engagement Editor
As Digital & Audience Engagement Editor, Chris Rudisill is focused on increasing opportunities for community involvement and sustainability in local LGBTQ journalism. He joined Qnotes in 2019 and led the publication through the Google GNI North American Innovation Challenge project to launch the new QnotesCarolinas.com. Chris is also the Director of the Charlotte Journalism Collaborative, a partnership of seven media companies and other local institutions focusing on issues of major importance to the Charlotte region.
As a writer, he specializes in long-form narratives, solutions journalism, arts journalism and community journalism. In 2020, he was selected into the Solutions Journalism Network Mentorship program and has participated in numerous trainings and conferences on collaborative journalism.
Chris consults with journalists, cultural organizations and LGBTQ advocacy groups across the country, has been a guest speaker at a variety of national events, was featured in 2017 on NBCComcast Newsmakers and has written for Huffington Post and The Sun News. In 2019, he founded artstreet and launched “Queering the Bias.” The multi-year research and engagement project explores how quilting can bring people together in physical and digital spaces, embracing the social and cultural impact of the craft in the American South, while increasing the accessibility and representation of LGBTQ communities and artists in the field. A proud North Carolinian, Chris is focused on shaping the future of the South through innovative projects in journalism, art, craft and history.
Have questions, need answers, or just want to say hi? Reach out to Chris.