Broadcast Journalist Series: Joshua Johnson
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.
Joshua Johnson hosts 1A one of the most important daily conversations in America. The program is a production of WAMU in Washington, DC and distributed by NPR.
Launched at a tumultuous time for news and inspired by the 1st Amendment, Joshua Johnson and 1A brings new insight and inquiry to the most pressing issues of our time.
“My professional passions have always centered on creativity, exploration and service,” Joshua notes. “This moment in history demands these attributes of us. It’s a chance to tell stories more creatively, to explore ideas beyond our own, and to refocus on serving others.”
Joshua was born and raised in West Palm Beach, FL. He began his public radio career helping launch a unique regional news partnership between Miami’s NPR station, WLRN, and The Miami Herald. Then he served for over five years as morning news host for KQED in San Francisco.
Before joining WAMU, he co-created and hosted the provocative nationwide public radio series, Truth Be Told, which explored race in America. Joshua also taught podcasting at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists.