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April Ryan - Race in America series

Johns Hopkins University

September 12, 2017 4:47 PM

A Moderated Conversation with April Ryan

Race, Politics, and the Changing Face of Journalism

September 12, 2017

7 p.m.

Location Mudd Hall, Room 26

Free and open to the public

A reception will precede the event at 6 p.m.

April Ryan, a 30-year journalism veteran, has been the White House Correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) since January of 1997. As host of the daily feature “The White House Report,” which is broadcast to AURN’s nearly 300 radio affiliates, and through her blog “Fabric of America,” Ryan delivers her audiences a unique urban and minority perspective in news.


When she comes to Johns Hopkins, she will describe what it is like to be on the front lines of reporting, from her seat in the White House briefing room to the winding corridors of our country's urban and rural communities. Ryan will also talk about the fast-paced culture of news gathering at a time when the rapidly changing profession seems under siege by a wary public struggling to decipher what is real and what is "fake" news.


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.


This event is open to the public. No registration is required.


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