December 4, 2018

Inside the Briefing Room

Very few people get access into the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, and even fewer journalists of color do. In spite of the systematic attacks journalists of color—and in particular, black women journalists— receive from government officials and the President himself, they have a responsibility to report for their communities.

Maria and Julio are joined by two journalists who live this reality in the briefing room: April Ryan with American Urban Radio Networks and CNN political analyst, and NPR’s White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe. They talk about the behind-the-scenes of covering the Trump administration from within the White House walls.

ITT Staff Picks:

Why it matters to have journalists of color in the White House briefing room, via The Washington Post.

The Intercept sheds light into the complex legacy of George H. W. Bush’s presidency, and some of issues overlooked by the media coverage after his death.

Rolling Stone’s investigation on George H. W. Bush’s ties to the Nicaragua war.

  • April Ryan's interview on NPR about her new book, Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House. For information regarding your data privacy, visit  

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