Washington Informer publisher Denise Rolark Barnes plans Press Club virtual conversation, Thursday, Sept. 17, 6 p.m.

Denise Rolark BarnesDenise Rolark Barnes, publisher of the Washington Informer, plans to discuss the publication aimed at African-Americans, digital news services and the critical role of ethnic/racial community news outlets on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m.

This one-hour program, sponsored by the National Press Club Events Team, will stream live on the Club website and on the Club's YouTube Channel. It is free to both the media and the general public. Viewers are invited to submit their questions in advance or during the livestream at [email protected]

Rolark Barnes manages the daily operations of the award-winning publication, its website, a weekly email newsletter and an award-winning television show. 

The Informer's reach extends beyond the Washington region with 40,000 weekly newsreaders, 20,500 unique website visitors, 8,000 e-blast subscribers and a social media reach of more than 11 million. 

The Washington Informer was established by her father, Dr. Calvin W. Rolark, on Oct. 16, 1964, with a mission to “educate, inspire and inform - and to publish positive news about African Americans."