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Remembering Henry Nxumalo, Pioneer Under Apartheid

Wednesday, January 25, 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

Thursday, January 12, 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.

 
  

The Maynard Institute Participates in Media Diversity Best Practices Conference

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Maynard President Dori Maynard sat on a panel to discuss diversity issues in the media Monday for the U.S.-European Best Practices Exchange on Promoting Social Cohesion through Broadcast Media, hosted by the U.S. State Department.

 
  

Uncovering Race: A Black Journalist's Story of Reporting and Reinvention - EXCERPT

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Excerpt from Amy Alexander's new book "Uncovering Race: A Black Journalist's Story of Reporting and Reinvention." Copyright 2011, Beacon Press

 
  

Occupy Oakland Protestors Want More Diversity in Movement

Thursday, October 13, 2011

This story was originally published by New America Media.

 
  

Maynard Institute Webinar on Structural Inequity - Survey Now Available

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Welcome to the Maynard Institute webinar on identifying and reporting on structural inequities in health and education.
 
The one-hour webinar was broadcast on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. It is underwritten by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

View the webinar here

 
  

Troy Davis Execution - Suppression of Race Discussion?

Friday, September 23, 2011

Commentary

While watching CNN’s Anderson Cooper plow through coverage of Troy Davis’ execution last week, I couldn’t help but think: Where is the discussion of race? Here was a black man convicted of killing a white off-duty police officer, and there were doubts about his guilt.

Race finally reared its ugly head at the very end of the program in the form of a disturbing reminder from CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin.

 
  

Familiar Patterns of Minority Exclusion Follow Mainstream Media Online

Thursday, September 22, 2011

This story is from the Fall 2011 issue of Nieman Reports, published by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. 

 
  

Sulzberger encourages news industry to 'embrace diversity'

Monday, September 19, 2011

This is the first post from the ASNE Leadership in Diversity: New Models for Growing Audience, Talent and Revenue conference, on the ASNE website. 

NEW YORK --Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., the publisher of The New York Times, today challenged the news industry “to embrace diversity and take action to transform your organizations” in the face of tremendous changes in technology, demographics and the economy.

 
  

President Must Sell Complicated Jobs Program to a Simple-Minded Congress

Thursday, September 15, 2011

This article is from Mark Trahant's weekly Monday column, Trahant Reports

President Barack Obama must sell a complex idea to a Congress that prides itself on simplicity.