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Society for Features Journalism (SFJ) Awards Two Diversity Fellowships

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

2006 Media Academy Alum Kathy Lu has furnished the following press release:

The Society for Features Journalism, formerly American Association of Sunday and Features Editors, has awarded Diversity Fellowships to two minority journalists to attend the professional organization’s annual conference, held this year in Tucson, Ariz.


Perceptions of Oakland

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The following is the speech given by Martin G. Reynolds, Oakland Tribune Editor and keynote speaker of the League of Women Voters 2011 Annual Luncheon. 

For those of us who live and work in Oakland, a unique relationship exists.

We know Oakland is a place you can put on a tux, hop in the car, have a world class meal at any number of fantastic restaurants and then go see Bobby Hutcherson at Yoshi’s, visit Chabot Space and Science Center, or the newly renovated Oakland Museum.


AP Expands Project to Distribute Content from Nonprofit News Organizations

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

NEW YORK - The Associated Press is expanding its project to distribute content from nonprofit news organizations to newspapers through delivery technology that will make it easier for newspapers to find and use the material.


USC Annenberg journalism students receive diversity training through “Fault Lines”

As part of USC Annenberg’s diversity initiative, the School of Journalism began educating new students this academic year with a “Fault Lines” approach that teaches them to better recognize race, class, gender/sexual orientation, generation and geography when reporting.


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Egypt, America Hears You, but is it Listening?

For the past few weeks Americans have watched along with the rest of the world as events in Egypt continue to unfold.  Americans have listened intently as President Obama has spoken in very nuanced terms about how he would like Egyptian President Mubarak to proceed.  Last week he stated, “I spoke directly to President Mubarak… What is clear -- and what I indicated tonight to President Mubarak -- is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now.”  He went on to say, “To the people of Egypt, particularly the young people of Egypt, I want to be clear:  We hear your voices.”  President Obama hears them but is he listening?


Protecting federal spending on American Indians and Alaska Natives ‘to some degree’

The National Congress of American Indians proposed a fiscal year 2012 budget last week. It called for modest increases in a variety of federal programs, making the case that more money is required for American Indian and Alaska Native programs because of historic underfunding.

“Tribal leaders look to the upcoming fiscal year with great anticipation for honorable fulfillment of federal trust, treaty, moral and statutory obligations to tribes in the 21st century,” the proposal said. The NCAI budget proposal “presents a fresh opportunity for the U.S. government to live up to the promises made to tribes....” The NCAI request captures the wide variety of needs for services and programs across Indian Country.

In some years this proposal might get a fair hearing. Not this year.


Loughner in Tucson, Bomb in Spokane: Connect the Dots

On Monday January 17th while millions of Americans were peacefully honoring the life, legacy, and sacrifice of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the bomb squad in Spokane, WA was defusing a pipe bomb that had been left along a parade route by unknown domestic terrorists.


Setting a new standard for relations between tribes and the U.S.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- What’s my take away from the White House Tribal Nations Conference? Easy. This is an administration that actually believes the United States government must represent all of the people, including American Indians and Alaska Natives.