Black Boston: Telling Our Stories

5:00 pm on Thursday, August 27, 2020
6:00 pm on Thursday, August 27, 2020
Contact Name:
David Gross

Boston is a rich media market with many award-winning journalists at both national and local media outlets. How is our media industry working on diversifying leadership, journalists, and the stories they tell? Where do gaps endure? How can Boston nurture and inspire a new generation of Black journalists?

Join the Boston University Initiative on Cities, the Boston University Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and WBUR CitySpace for Black Boston: Telling Our Stories, the second in a recurring discussion series featuring transformative Black leaders from across Greater Boston.


Karen Holmes Ward, Director of Public Affairs & Community Services and Host & Executive Producer of CityLine, WCVB; Graduate of Boston University College of Communication and Recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Boston University; Chair of Boston University Black Alumni Leadership Council

Michelle Johnson, Associate Professor of the Practice, Journalism, Boston University College of Communication; former editor at The Boston Globe

Kimberly Atkins, Senior Opinion Writer, The Boston Globe; Graduate of Boston University School of Law and Boston University College of Communication

Moderated by:

Paris Alston, Producer for Radio Boston, WBUR