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MediaMakers are involved in publishing and broadcasting, and include, but are not limited to, reporters, news anchors, bloggers, television producers, radio station managers, and magazine publishing executives. These are HistoryMakers recognized for the innovative programming and important coverage they provide in print and both on the radio and on television.

In 2009, Herb and Sheran Wilkins provided The HistoryMakers  with a gift to interview 150 of the nation's top African American MediaMakers The goal of the MediaMakers initiative is to increase the current interview collection within the MediaMakers category from 200 to a total of 350 interviews and to digitize, encode, transcribe, index and catalog the MediaMakers oral history interviews.