Yamiche Alcindor of PBS NewsHour will join KPU virtual event in October

SOC and The Blackprint are co-hosting the Oct. 1 conversation

Yamiche Alcindor of PBS NewsHour will join KPU virtual event in October
PBS NewsHour White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor will take part in a conversation for a virtual AU event in October.

Yamiche Alcindor, PBS NewsHour’s White House correspondent, will join an American University professor on Oct. 1 for a webinar hosted by AU Student Government Kennedy Political Union, the School of Communication and The Blackprint.

Alcindor began her current role in January 2018 and often writes about the intersection of race and politics. She previously covered the killing of Trayvon Martin in 2012 and police brutality and racial injustice protests in Ferguson, Mo. and Baltimore.

Prior to joining PBS, Alcindor worked at USA Today and The New York Times, where she covered presidential candidates, including U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Donald Trump in the 2016 election. She also is an NBC and MSNBC contributor who appears on shows like “Meet the Press” and “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

In 2013, the National Association of Black Journalists awarded Alcindor as Emerging Journalist of the Year. This year, the White House Press Association awarded her the Aldo Beckman Award for Overall Excellence in White House Coverage.

The event will be moderated by SOC professor Jane Hall and will have a Q&A session where student media editors and journalists can ask their questions. It will be hosted over Zoom at 7:15 p.m. and students can RSVP for the event on Engage.

kmcdonnell@theeagleonline.com

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