The Black History app is an innovation that comes naturally to Hill. The former shoe-leather reporter at The Washington Post switched to cyberspace after glimpsing an early edition of Wired magazine and realizing the significance of the Internet.
“I saw the handwriting on the wall,’’ she recalls. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is going to change everything.’ ’’
Hill joined the Post’s digital operation, then moved to Black Entertainment Television, where she became the first vice president for content development and launched BET.com. She’s now executive director of the innovation and entrepreneurship lab at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.