Richard Prince's Journal-isms™

Diversity's Greatest Hits, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

A year in the quest for news media that look like America: Ferguson; Cosby found guilty in court of public opinion; online media, new frontier, take heat on diversity; the numbers and the layoffs; breakthrough in minority broadcast ownership; MSNBC chief promises change for Latinos; Dean Baquet named editor of N.Y. Times; sports journalists become part of the story; NPR cancels "Tell Me More"; more outlets won't use "Redskins" name; most popular "Journal-isms" columns of 2014 (12/29/14)

 

CNN, Cosby Lawyers in Scathing Duel Over Coverage

Monday, December 22, 2014

Beverly Johnson charges surface talk of lies, death threats; T.J. Holmes joins ABC News as full-time co-anchor; Milwaukee cop won't be prosecuted in black man's slaying; NPR, AP say "assassination" doesn't apply in cop killings; Fox station edits chants to say "kill a cop!," apologizes; Lemon, Logan, Breitbart on list of cringeworthy blunders; what smart people are saying about 2015; how the right photo "unfolded right before me" (12/22/14 and 12/23/14)

 

Morial, Sharpton Confront Sony Over Emails

Friday, December 19, 2014

Pullback of movie demonstrates "all films are political"; president lists what he's done for black America; press-freedom group urges release of Cuban journalists; Byron Pitts replacing Dan Abrams as "Nightline" anchor; Cosby says "media" quote was misconstrued, blasts Dyson; N.Y. Times plans to "rebalance" newsroom talent; Ferguson reporter sues police for false arrest, defamation; . . . poll shows Latinos believe cops use excessive force; Florence L. Tate dies, pan-African activist, ex-journalist (12/19/14)

 

Media Share in Historic Thaw With Cuba

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Journalists no longer will need U.S. license to travel; N.Y. Times departures further whiten Culture section; what about the "torture" in our own prisons? NABJ leader says his Cosby comments were sensationalized; Washington Post ending "She the People" blog; Gates' "The African Americans" wins DuPont-Columbia Award; Fox News audience is 1 percent black; services for sports writer Bryan Burwell are SRO (12/17/14)

 

NAHJ's Contreras Resurfaces as Unity President

Monday, December 15, 2014

"Polarizing figure" praised by AAJA, NAJA leaders; Cosby says black-press freelancer duped him; Richard Prince's Book Notes™: Journalists' Holiday Gifts: Teri Agins, Ruben Castaneda, Farai Chideya, Nick Chiles, Nunyo Demasio, Audrey Edwards, Howard W. French, Charisse Jones, Dick Lehr, Betty Medsger, Lisa Frazier Page, Ron Stodghill, Alex Tizon, Caroline Brewer, Todd Steven Burroughs, Dinah Eng, Harold Holzer, Quincy T. Mills, Suzette Martinez Standring (12/15/14)

 

Hands Up! Read This!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Richard Prince's Book Notes™: Journalists' Holiday Gifts: Teri Agins, Ruben Castaneda, Farai Chideya, Nick Chiles, Nunyo Demasio, Audrey Edwards, Howard W. French, Charisse Jones, Dick Lehr, Betty Medsger, Lisa Frazier Page, Ron Stodghill, Alex Tizon, Caroline Brewer, Todd Steven Burroughs, Dinah Eng, Harold Holzer, Quincy T. Mills, Suzette Martinez Standring (12/15/14).

 

Photographer Michel du Cille Dies Suddenly in Liberia

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Three-time Pulitzer winner, of Washington Post, was 58; wealth gap between races has widened since recession; Bailon praised for guiding Post-Dispatch in Ferguson crisis; SNCC veterans point to need for coverage of organizing, too; Holder ends effort to compel reporter to name source; First Look Media, criticized for lack of diversity, reverses; Colombian paramilitary group threatens journalists; Miss Nebraska 2015 works as a "video journalist"; journalists advised to "become part of their community" (12/11/14 and 12/12/14)

 

Torture Report Says CIA Misled Media

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Senate Democrats' study reveals leaks to journalists; Obama pushes back on contentious anchor Jorge Ramos; armed security guards get little oversight, reporters find; CNN's Janelle Rodriguez named to senior post at NBC News; renowned black photographers taking buyouts at N.Y. Times; Alison Bethel McKenzie leaving press-freedom group; Dallas paper asks Latino parents to help cover education; how offensive was that Spanish word used on NPR?; African court rules for reporter in defamation case (12/10/14)

 

Obama to BET Viewers: Be Patient on Race

Monday, December 8, 2014

Younger African Americans hear message of racial progress; "four lessons from the media's conflicted coverage of race"; few blacks, whites see police-minority relations improving; a D.C. anchor says another one saved her job; St. Louis paper to turn off reader comments to editorials; "If a reporter calls for comment, stall"; African American Film Critics name "Selma" best film; press-freedom group focuses on jailed journalists (12/8/14)

 

Even Conservative Media Criticize Grand Jury

Friday, December 5, 2014

Lack of indictment in Garner case faulted across spectrum; U.S. photojournalist killed in Yemen by Al Qaeda affiliate; FCC approves 10 minority-, female-owned stations; mass resignations at New Republic magazine; collaboration on Cuban child sex tourism hailed as model; Marion Barry services to be telecast live on Saturday; Washington NFL team to honor sports writer Burwell; Lee May dies at 73, a writer who loved the soil; black company sues AT&T over access to DirecTV (12/5/14)

 
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