GW Explores Diversity Among White House Press Corps

correspondents1924-960The Monday before the 2014 White House Correspondents Dinner, the WHCA and GW will examine diversity among the White House press corps, 70 years after the Atlanta Daily World’s Harry McAlpin became the first black journalist to cover a White House news conference. The panel comprising media from The Washington Post, the Associated Press, and NBC News, among others, will explore “the roles that minority journalists have played in the White House press corps throughout the years, where they are today, and what more must be done to create a press corps that reflects the growing diversity of America.”

Slated for Monday, April 28th at 11am, media interested in attending should contact Nicole Carlotto at

A full list of those participating and event logistics after the jump.

Photo credit: White House Correspondents, 1924. Digitized glass negative, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. (via

Jim Avila, White House reporter, Fusion
Kevin Merida, managing editor, The Washington Post
David Nakamura, White House reporter, The Washington Post
Sonya Ross, race and ethnicity editor, The Associated Press
Ken Strickland, Washington bureau chief, NBC News
Kristen Welker, White House reporter, NBC News

April Ryan, White House reporter, American Urban Radio Networks

Monday, April 28; 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

GW’s Media and Public Affairs Building
Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St., NW

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