Broadcast Journalist Series: April Ryan
The O'Shaughnessy Educational Center
Doors Open: 6:45 PM
For over 20 years, Minnesota Public Radio's Broadcast Journalist Series commissions journalists and correspondents for a 24-hour residency four times a year, 2 in the fall and 2 in the spring each season. While here they share insights on their craft as well as on people and events. Hosted by MPR's Tom Weber, the Broadcast Journalist Series is an hour long live discussion with a visiting journalist and includes an audience Q&A. The interview is recorded for later broadcast on MPR News. All events take place at the University of St. Thomas O'Shaughnessy Education Center and are free, but tickets must be reserved.
White House Correspondent April Ryan has a unique vantage point as the only black female reporter covering urban issues from the White House – a position she has held since the Clinton era. On behalf of the American Urban Radio Networks, and through her "Fabric of America" news blog, she delivers her readership and listeners (millions of African Americans and close to 300 radio affiliates) a “unique urban and minority perspective in news.” Her position as a White House Correspondent has afforded her unusual insight into the racial sensitivities, issues, and attendant political struggles of our nation’s last presidents. She also can be seen almost daily on CNN as a political analyst. April is the author of the award winning book, THE PRESIDENCY IN BLACK AND WHITE, and her latest book, AT MAMA’S KNEE: MOTHERS AND RACE IN BLACK AND WHITE (December 2016). A paperback version of THE PRESIDENCY IN BLACK AND WHITE – with updates about President Trump – is her latest book.