journalism


⭐ Meet Justin Fenton, Author of ‘We Own This City’ (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

  Justin Fenton will be in conversation about his book, We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops, and Corruption. In this urgent book, award-winning investigative journalist Justin Fenton distills hundreds of interviews, thousands of court documents, and countless hours of video footage to present the definitive account of the […]


Meet Don Lemon, CNN Anchor & Author of ‘This Is The Fire: What I Say To My Friends About Racism’ (Free Library of Philadelphia) – VIRTUAL

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE America’s sole Black primetime news anchor, Don Lemon has hosted CNN Tonight since 2014. Before joining the respected cable network in 2006, he worked for NBC News and MSNBC, and earlier in his career as a reporter and anchor in Birmingham, Philadelphia, and Chicago, among other places. The recipient of […]


Navigating Fake News on Social Media (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

This is a one-hour class designed to improve your understanding of media environments and how misinformation or fake news can spread through social media. This class will inform patrons about best practices for identifying fake news on social media and share resources and tips for research. You will receive an […]


Booklovers’ Breakfast featuring MSNBC’s Joy Reid and The View’s Sunny Hostin (Enoch Pratt Library) – VIRTUAL

  For the first time in conversation, Sunny Hostin and Joy Reid will talk about their careers and being groundbreaking Black women in media. February 6, 2021, 8:30am-11am, Zoom Webinar Advance registration required through Eventbrite. Registration required in order to receive the Zoom Webinar link. Admission: $15, includes a signed bookplate […]


Inauguration Eve Special Event: Conversation with Kate Andersen Brower, Author/Journalist (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

New York Times bestselling author Kate Andersen Brower discusses the presidency and presidential inaugurations for this special event. An expert in White House history and the presidency, her most recent books are “Team of Five: The Presidents Club in the Age of Trump” and children’s book “Exploring the White House: […]


‘Bearing Witness’ Documentary Screening and Panel (Marie Colvin Memorial Foundation) – VIRTUAL

A documentary on female journalists working in combat zones featuring Marie Colvin. About this Event Followed by a panel with Cathleen Colvin, Marijana Wotton (director/producer) and Mary Rogers. Bearing Witness highlights five intrepid women journalists and their yearlong experiences in Iraq beginning in April 2003. The five journalists are veterans […]


First Editions with Lizzy Copeland, Author of ‘The Lost Family’ (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​In The ‘Lost Family’, journalist Libby Copeland investigates what happens when we embark on a vast social experiment with little understanding of the ramifications when we engage in home genetic testing by mail. Copeland explores the culture of genealogy buffs, the science of DNA and the business of companies like […]


Meet Lawrence Lanahan, Author of ‘The Lines Between Us’ (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​Lawrence Lanahan has worked in radio and print journalism for over a decade. Join us as he talks about ‘The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide’, the 2019 book based on his award-winning WYPR series. Registration closes one hour before the start of […]