JHU Forums on Race in America
Race, Politics and the Changing Face of Journalism
Sept. 12, 2017
Mudd Hall, Room 26
Veteran journalist April Ryan has been the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks since 1997 and has covered four presidential administrations. She will share her perspective on what it’s like to report on the White House.
Ryan, a Baltimore native and Morgan State University graduate, is the author of the best-selling book The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents, which won an NAACP Image Award. She is one of only three African-Americans to serve on the board of the White House Correspondents Association in that organization’s 100-year history. In April 2017, Ryan signed on as a political analyst with CNN, and in May she was named 2017’s “Journalist of the Year” by the National Association of Black Journalists.
Attending the event
Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Live stream broadcast
About the series
The JHU Forums on Race in America were established in spring 2015 to inform and expand the discussions that were ongoing in the university’s classrooms, workplaces, and public spaces: discussions about racial equality, divisions in our society, and the toll of institutionalized racism.
The series began with urgency at a time when turmoil in U.S. cities, including Baltimore, was shining a light on these issues. Since then, the forums have built on that awareness to engage thousands of audience members in person and online on topics such as race and drug policy, intersectionality and activism, Latino identity, and black social justice movements.
The offices and organizations that sponsor the series are pleased to continue the community dialogue as we pursue our commitment to diversity, community service, inclusion, and academic freedom.