Friday, April 13, 2012

Ann Caulkins and Gerald Johnson to speak at Johnson C. Smith University April 18th

Ann Caulkins, president and publisher of the Charlotte Observer and
Gerald Johnson, CEO and publisher of The Charlotte Post, will discuss
how the media influence elections and campaigns during a free public
lecture at 7 p.m. on April 18 at Biddle Hall on the Johnson C. Smith
University campus. The event is part of the university's Lyceum Series
"Democracy 2012: The Road to Charlotte."

Caulkins has worked at the Charlotte Observer since 2006. She was the
first woman president of The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C. and
publisher for three years.

Johnson is CEO and Publisher of The Charlotte Post Publishing Company,
Inc. and Chairman of Consolidated Media Group. He is also president of
the Charlotte Post Foundation and a member of the American Leadership

Founded in 1867, Johnson C. Smith University is the premier
independent urban liberal arts university located in the heart of
Charlotte, N.C. It offers a progressive liberal arts curriculum with
26 fields of study to more than 1,600 students. The University
prepares students for success through excellent academic programs with
a focus on servant leadership, civic engagement and global