The Washington Informer

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The Washington Informer
Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes
Editor D. Kevin McNeir
Managing editors D. Kevin McNeir
Sports editor John DeFreitas
Photo editor Shevry Lassiter
Staff writers Barrington Salmon, Dorothy Rowley, Sam Collins,
Founded October 16, 1964
Headquarters Washington, DC
Circulation 50,000
ISSN 0741-9414
OCLC number 60630464
Website Washington Informer
The Washington Informer dispenser at Huntington metro station

The Washington Informer is a weekly newspaper published in Washington, D.C.. The Informer is female-owned and is targeted at the African-American population of the D.C. metropolitan area.[1]

At the 2011 Second Annual Ethnic Media Awards competition, the Informer received first-place honors for feature writing and local news.[2]

Editorial staff[edit]

  • Publisher Emeritus – Dr. Calvin W. Rolark, Sr. (deceased)
  • Publisher – Denise Rolark Barnes [3]
  • Editor - D. Kevin McNeir
  • Photo Editor - Shevry Lassiter
  • Photographers - Shevry Lassiter, John DeFreitas, Roy Lewis, Travis Riddick
  • Sports Editor - John DeFreitas
  • Online Editor - Dorothy Rowley
  • Staff Writers - William Ford, Sarafina Wright, Lauren Poteat, Sam P.K. Collins
  • Graphic Design - Brian Young
  • Social Media Rep. - Stacey Palmer


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