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20 Years After the Riots: A More Worldly Los Angeles, A More Insular Los Angeles Times

Peter Hong_TeaserPeter Hong is senior deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. Hong was a reporter for the L.A. Times for 15 years and is a graduate of the Maynard Institute Total Community Coverage program, Class of 1993.

"I had been following the media coverage of the riot anniversary, and was stunned that even after months of planning and a whole lot of resources devoted to riot anniversary packages, news organizations did little on the media’s role during the riot era, and the rise and fall of diversity initiatives in the following decades. That it’s not even part of the conversation is telling," said Hong.

 
  

Collaborative Journalism - Remarks and Observations

teaserMartin G. Reynolds, senior editor for community engagement for the Bay Area News Group, spoke at the Logan Symposium in Berkeley, CA to discuss his experiences with collaborative journalism. Bay Area News Group is a 560,000 daily circulation newspaper group that serves 2.7 million readers each week in online and in print.

 
  

Zimmerman Case Ignites Dialogue on Latino Racial Identity

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This story was originally published by New America Media on April 10, 2012.

The killing of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has ignited a dialogue about race among Latino journalists and bloggers over the complex racial identity of Latinos, and the simplified – and sometimes inaccurate -- ways some media have reported it.

 
  

Thoughts from an Italian Villa

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Mark Trahant, board chair, just returned from a fellowship in Bellagio Center. Away from the 24/7 American cable newsfeed, he had some insights on the political climate and social issues here in the United States with an eye to solving our problems.

 
  

Trayvon Martin Touches Oakland Forum

Maynard Institute president Dori Maynard with writer and Bay Area News Group rep

This story was originally published by Jesse Garnier on the SFBay.ca site.

The shock waves of George Zimmerman’s 9 mm pistol are still being felt even here in the Bay Area.

With rain trampling the roof of downtown Oakland’s Nile Center, a few dozen citizens gathered Tuesday night to find meaning in the Trayvon Martin slaying, and seek awareness of larger issues looming in the shadows of tragedy.

 
  

Media Training Conference Looks at CA's 2012 Election Issues

This stTeaserory was originally published by Oakland Local and republished by New America Media.

Is 2012 the year that California’s ethnic electorate becomes the decider in the state’s future? And If so, what will that mean for hot-button issues like tax measures, criminal justice reform, the environment and healthcare?

 
  

AAJA Issues Guidelines on Lin Reporting

Story originally published by New America Media.

Last week the Asian American Journalists Association issued a set of guidelines on how and how not to report on NBA sensation Jeremy Lin. The guidelines come after a spate of incidents involving racially charged language by media persoanlities at such high profile outlets as ESPN and FOX. The latest incident involved ice cream makers Ben and Jerry, whose latest Lin-Sanity flavor comes chock full of fortune cookies. The company has since issued an apology and has withdrawn the name.

 
  

Why Jeremy Lin Matters: Asian Male Image in the Media

Linsanity TeaserThis story was republished by New America Media.

Pop culture traditionally has painted Asians as awkward, unathletic and never the leading man, like Long Duk Dong from a 1980s film. In just a week, Lin has shattered the stereotype.

 
  

Remembering Henry Nxumalo, Pioneer Under Apartheid

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

This story was written by Mohamed Keita, Africa advocacy coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). CPJ is a nonprofit organization championing the rights of journalists since 1981. 

Just over 55 years ago, on New Year's Eve 1957, trailblazing South African journalist Henry Nxumalo was murdered while investigating suspicious deaths at an abortion clinic in Sophiatown, a suburb west of Johannesburg.

 
  

Media and the Case for Stephen Lawrence

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

This story was originally published by Media Diversity Institute. The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) works internationally to encourage and facilitate responsible media coverage of diversity. 

 

Few national institutions emerge with dignity or enhanced credibility from the Stephen Lawrence murder case, but media have more reason to be cheerful than most.