The Washington Informer

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The Washington Informer
Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes
Editor Denise W. Barnes
Editor-in-chief Shantella Y. Sherman
Sports editor John DeFreitas
Staff writers James Wright, Barrington Salmon, Dorothy Rowley, Sam Collins, Joshua Gardner, Margaret Summers
Founded October 16, 1964
Headquarters Washington, DC
Circulation 50,000
ISSN 0741-9414
OCLC number 60630464
Website Washington Informer

The Washington Informer is a weekly newspaper published in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. The Informer is woman-owned, and serves 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.
  • Publisher – Denise Rolark Barnes [3]
  • Editors - Shantella Y. Sherman
  • Photographers - Khalid Naji-Allah, Nancy Shia, Roy Lewis [4] and Mickey Thompson
  • Sports Editor - John DeFreitas
  • Online Editor - Dorothy Rowley
  • Staff Writers - James Wright, Barrington Salmon
  • Graphic Design - Brian Young
  • Social Media Rep. - Stacey Palmer


See also[edit]