MIJE.org: Richard Prince's Journal-isms http://mije.org/richardprince en Barry Was a Gift to the Media http://mije.org/richardprince/barry-was-gift-media <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 24, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-thirdl_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/M_Berry.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />D.C. journalists say national reporters missed the nuance; CNN, Fox reporters attacked in Ferguson protests; Cosby accusers speak on the record to Washington Post; Indy Star tweaks, then removes cartoon on immigration; Somali journalist, shot twice, denied asylum in U.S. (11/24/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Barry">D.C. Journalists Say National Reporters Missed the Nuance</a></p> <p><a href="#Ferguson">CNN, Fox Reporters Attacked in Ferguson Protests</a></p> <p><a href="#cosby">Cosby Accusers Speak on the Record to Washington Post</a></p> <p><a href="#immigration">Indy Star Tweaks, Then Removes Cartoon on Immigration</a></p> <p><a href="#somali">Somali Journalist, Shot Twice, Denied Asylum in U.S.</a></p> <p><a href="#shorttakes">Short Takes</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/barry-was-gift-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/barry-was-gift-media#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:11:31 +0000 princeeditor 8716 at http://mije.org Local Stations Spurn Networks, Carry Obama http://mije.org/richardprince/local-stations-spurn-networks-carry-obama <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 21, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/1121Obama13_t653.JPG" alt="" width="183" height="122" />Rise&nbsp;in viewership approaches 50% on Spanish-language channels; 7 of color apply for buyouts at Philly papers; Cosby developments leave biographer anguished; journalists covering Ferguson win no-interference pledge; Latinos grow more disillusioned over time, survey says; whites distinguish between blacks, African Americans; Native journalists offer tips for reporting on Thanksgiving; Islamic terrorists step up persecution of journalists (11/21/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#spanish">Rise in Viewership Approaches 50% on Spanish Channels</a></p> <p><a href="#philly">7 of Color Apply for Buyouts at Philly Papers</a></p> <p><a href="#cosby">Cosby Developments Leave Biographer Anguished</a></p> <p><a href="#ferguson">Journalists Covering Ferguson Win No-Interference Pledge</a></p> <p><a href="#latinos">Latinos Grow More Disillusioned Over Time, Survey Says</a></p> <p><a href="#blacks">Whites Distinguish Between Blacks, African Americans</a></p> <p><a href="#native">Native Journalists Offer Tips for Reporting on Thanksgiving</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="islamic"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/local-stations-spurn-networks-carry-obama#islamic" target="_blank">Islamic Terrorists Step Up Persecution of Journalists</a></h2> <p>"As the US-led international coalition continues its airstrikes in Iraq and northern Syria in a bid to halt the Jihadi advance, <a href="http://en.rsf.org/irak-islamic-state-holding-at-least-20-21-11-2014,47265.html" target="_blank">Islamic State is stepping up its persecution of journalists</a>, either threatening to kill them, kidnapping them or mistreating those it is already holding," Reporters Without Borders reported on Friday.</p> <p>"Islamic State is now holding at least 20 journalists in Mosul (in northern Iraq), the largest city it controls.</p> <p>"According to the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory (JFO), Islamic State kidnapped nine journalists more than a month ago, six of whom it is still holding and three it released. Then it kidnapped another 14 reporters, cameramen and TV engineers and technicians — most employed by <em>Sama Mosul TV </em> — in Mosul in late October and early November. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> The Guardian, Britain: <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/nov/03/murdered-journalists-90-of-killers-get-away-with-it-but-who-are-the-victims?utm_source=API%27s+Need+to+Know+newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=89ac88d2a3-Need_to_Know_November_4_201411_4_2014&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_e3bf78af04-89ac88d2a3-31688689" target="_blank">Murdered journalists: 90% of killers get away with it but who are the victims?</a>&nbsp;<em>(Nov. 3)</em></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/local-stations-spurn-networks-carry-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/local-stations-spurn-networks-carry-obama#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:14:37 +0000 princeeditor 8715 at http://mije.org A Bad Day for Don Lemon, Bill Cosby http://mije.org/richardprince/bad-day-don-lemon-bill-cosby <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 19, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-11-19%20at%207.22.39%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="105" />CNN host sorry for question; beloved dad becomes pariah; broadcast networks opt out of Obama's immigration speech; coverage of Ebola plummeted after midterms; NBC's senior leadership team not so colorful; company pulls ads From KSTP-TV over "#Pointergate"; USA Today finds widespread racial disparity in arrests; Sharpton calls N.Y. Times report on his taxes misleading; NPR looks at Asian motivations for eyelid surgery; 14 Nigerian journalists abducted by youth gang (11/19/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#cnn">CNN Anchor Host Sorry for Question; Beloved Dad Becomes Pariah</a></p> <p><a href="#obama">Broadcast Networks Opt Out of Obama Immigration Speech</a></p> <p><a href="#ebola">Coverage of Ebola Plummeted After Midterms . . .</a></p> <p><a href="#Firestone">. . . Firestone's Role in Murderous Times Examined</a></p> <p><a href="#nbc">NBC's Senior Leadership Team Not So Colorful</a></p> <p><a href="#pointergate">Company Pulls Ads From KSTP-TV Over "#Pointergate"</a></p> <p><a href="#usa">USA Today Finds Widespread Racial Disparity in Arrests</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="npr"></a></p> <p><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Talk and reality show host Julie Chen in 1995, before her surgery, and afterward. (Credit: &amp;quot;The Talk&amp;quot;/CBS)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/full_column/u902/Julie%20Chen-533x299.jpg" alt="Talk and reality show host Julie Chen in 1995, before her surgery, and afterward. (Credit: &amp;quot;The Talk&amp;quot;/CBS)" width="533" height="299" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/bad-day-don-lemon-bill-cosby#npr" target="_blank">NPR Looks at Asian Motivations for Eyelid Surgery</a></h2> <p>NPR's "Code Switch" Monday began the first in a two-part series "looking at the history and motivations behind the Asian blepharoplasty, popularly known as 'double- eyelid surgery.'</p> <p>"Stepping past the controversy — Is it appropriate to get this surgery? What beauty standards are you abiding by or reinforcing? — <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/11/17/363841262/is-beauty-in-the-eye-lid-of-the-beholder" target="_blank">I wanted to get at the<em> why</em></a>," <strong>Kat Chow</strong> wrote. "Why some of us get the surgery, why some of us don't, or why everyone seems to have an opinion about those who seek it. I spoke with many people who had the surgery, considered it or chose not to get it. But to understand how the surgery became so common, I found it helpful to dig into its history, which goes back more than a century.</p> <p>"In February 1895, an unnamed special correspondent for the<em> Los Angeles Times</em> wrote about this surgery in Japan.</p> <p>" 'In their efforts to acquire recognition in the civilized world, the Japanese have found their greatest barrier in the unmistakable mark of their Mongolian origin,' writes the unnamed author. 'The prejudice against Mongolians is undeniable, and among the Japs, the slanted eye being its only evidence, the curse is being removed.' . . ."</p> <p>In 2013, talk and reality show host <strong>Julie Chen</strong> revealed that comments from a news director <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/station-sorry-racism-toward-julie-chen" target="_blank">led to her developing a complex about her Asian heritage that ended in plastic surgery</a>.</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Vesko Cholakov</strong> blog: <a href="http://cholakovv.com/en/blog/2450" target="_blank">Rules of Attraction: Why White Men Marry Asian Women and Asian Men Don't Marry White Women</a> <em> (July 29)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Kat Chow</strong>, NPR "Code Switch": <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/11/18/364670361/the-many-stories-behind-the-double-eyelid-surgery" target="_blank">The Many Stories Behind Double-Eyelid Surgery </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="nigeria"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/bad-day-don-lemon-bill-cosby#nigeria" target="_blank">14 Nigerian Journalists Abducted by Youth Gang</a></h2> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/bad-day-don-lemon-bill-cosby#nigeria" target="_blank"> </a></p> <p>"Fourteen Nigerian journalists were abducted in a speedboat ambush by a gang of youths and beaten <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2014/nov/19/14-nigerian-journalists-abducted-and-beaten-in-river-ambush" target="_blank">in what appears to be part of the rivalry between two communities — the Ijaw and Itsekiri peoples — on the Niger Delta</a>," <strong>Roy Greenslade</strong> reported Wednesday for Britain's Guardian newspaper.</p> <p>"The journalists were returning by boat from an Itsekiri press conference about a $16bn gas project in the Warri area of the delta when the gang came alongside and boarded them.</p> <p>"Several journalists were beaten when they refused to hand over cameras and recording equipment. The Ijaw gang then demobilised the boat and ransacked the belongings of the journalists and six other people aboard, who included <strong>Kiki</strong>, an Itsekiri youth leader.</p> <p>"All were forced into other boats and taken hostage to what appeared to be the gang's hideaway. The journalists were held for six hours, during which the boat driver and one of the journalists, <strong>Emma Arubi</strong>, senior correspondent of the Daily Independent, were badly beaten. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Temidayo Akinsuyi</strong>, Daily Independent, Nigeria:<a href=" http://allafrica.com/stories/201411190021.html" target="_blank"> Daily Independent Reporter, Arubi, 13 Journalists Kidnapped in Warri</a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Emma Amaize</strong>, Vanguard, Nigeria: <a href="http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/11/untold-story-14-journalists-abducted/" target="_blank">Untold story of how 14 journalists were abducted </a><br /><br /></li> <li> Leadership, Nigeria: <a href=" http://allafrica.com/stories/201411180179.html" target="_blank">Leadership Regional Editor, Others Abducted in Warri </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/bad-day-don-lemon-bill-cosby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/bad-day-don-lemon-bill-cosby#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:43:45 +0000 princeeditor 8702 at http://mije.org Downsized Unity Shrinks Further: Conventions Out, Ending an Era http://mije.org/richardprince/downsized-unity-shrinks-further <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 17, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/obama_unity_lead.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="111" />Executive director out as part of "restructuring"; journalists unimpeded by Ferguson state of emergency; Cosby's lawyer dismisses "decade-old, discredited" charges; Henri Cauvin named city editor at N.Y. Times; police attack journalists covering Mexico protests; Mike Wise, white writer, joins Whitlock's "Black Grantland"; 3 journalists of color hired for "Black Grantland";&nbsp;Smith says player will "never have the last word over us"; ethnic newspaper reinvents itself as cultural institution (11/17/14 and 11/18/14))</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Updated Nov. 18</p> <p><a href="#unity">Executive Director Leaving as Part of "Restructuring"</a></p> <p><a href="#ferguson">Journalists Unimpeded by Ferguson State of Emergency</a></p> <p><a href="#cosby">Cosby's Lawyer Dismisses "Decade-Old, Discredited" Charges</a></p> <p><a href="#cauvin">Henri Cauvin Named City Editor at N.Y. Times</a></p> <p><a href="#mexico">Police Attack Journalists Covering Mexico Protests</a></p> <p><a href="#wise">Mike Wise, White Writer, Joins Whitlock's "Black Grantland"</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="ethnic"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Nichi Bei Weekly is one of the first ethnic newspapers to attempt a conversion to nonprofit status, which enables it to solicit grants and contributions. (Credit: New America Media)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/j_funabiki_ethnicmedia_revival_500x279-1%20copy.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="396" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/downsized-unity-shrinks-further#ethnic" target="_blank">Ethnic Newspaper Reinvents Itself as Cultural Institution</a></h2> <p>"While daily newspapers across the country battle for their lives, a scrappy little ethnic newspaper in San Francisco's Japantown <a href="http://newamericamedia.org/2014/11/reinventing-an-ethnic-newspaper-as-a-cultural-institution.php" target="_blank">is discovering new ways to survive</a>," <strong>Jon Funabiki</strong> wrote Wednesday for New America Media. "It is the Nichi Bei Weekly, and it's become my poster child for the special role that ethnic news media can play in their communities.</p> <p>"The elements of success include the newspaper's deep roots in the Japanese American community, a new nonprofit business model, and an expanded mission that includes a growing set of vibrant, intergenerational cultural programs. A recent example was the Nikkei Angel Island Pilgrimage, which drew more than 600 people, young and old, to honor the 85,000 Japanese immigrants who passed through the 'Ellis Island of the West.'</p> <p>"All of these elements were evident when the newspaper recently held its fifth anniversary celebration in a cavernous basketball gymnasium in the heart of Japantown. The program featured traditional odori dancers, a UC Berkeley a cappella choir singing songs in Japanese and English, and gourmet food with your choice of pesto mashed potatoes or steamed gohan (rice). The event had a distinctly Japanese American and multigenerational flavor, with awards and honors given to numerous volunteers and organizations who have contributed to the Nichi Bei's success. One award went to Renaissance Journalism — more on this later.</p> <p>"The newspaper traces its history back to 1899 . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/downsized-unity-shrinks-further" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/downsized-unity-shrinks-further#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 04:00:26 +0000 princeeditor 8700 at http://mije.org Advice J-Students Can Take to the Bank http://mije.org/richardprince/advice-j-students-can-take-bank <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 14, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/10339623_10204564348582818_5481610634827280163_n.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />Black columnists offer tips for success in changing field; "What's your propaganda?" filmmaker asks J-students; in Washington Post piece, woman accuses Cosby of rape; on net neutrality, could cure be worse than disease?; Conde Nast to pay $5.8 million to 7,500 ex-interns; Suzan Shown Harjo to receive Medal of Freedom; HistoryMakers receives $1.6 million to talk up black success; Washington Post debuts interactive project on "N-word"; at protest, station owner defends #Pointergate (11/14/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#columnists">Black Columnists Offer Tips for Success in Changing Field</a></p> <p><a href="#propaganda">"What's Your Propaganda?" Filmmaker Asks J-Students</a></p> <p><a href="#post">In Washington Post Piece, Woman Accuses Cosby of Rape</a></p> <p><a href="#neutrality">On Net Neutrality, Could Cure Be Worse Than Disease?</a></p> <p><a href="#interns">Condé Nast to Pay $5.8 Million to 7,500 Ex-Interns</a></p> <p><a href="#harjo">Suzan Shown Harjo to Receive Medal of Freedom</a></p> <p><a href="#blacks">HistoryMakers Given $1.6 Million to Talk Up Black Success</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="word"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/advice-j-students-can-take-bank#post" target="_blank">Washington Post Debuts Interactive Project on "N-Word"</a></h2> <p>"This year the NFL instructed game officials to penalize players who used the n-word on the field of play. <strong>David Sheinin</strong> and <strong>Krissah Thompson</strong>, write about how the policy, met by widespread criticism, followed a year marked by several incidents of players deploying America's most divisive racial slur," the Washington Post said in an announcement on Monday.</p> <p>"As the league wrestled with the issue, a team of Washington Post journalists spoke with more than 70 people over the last eight months examining the history of this singularly American word and its place in American vernacular today. Hear from former NFL players <strong>Donte Stallworth</strong> and <strong>Leigh Bodden</strong>; <strong>Byron De La Beckwith Jr.</strong>, Ku Klux Klansman; <strong>Neal Brennan</strong>, co-creator of 'Chappelle's Show,' and more discuss the nuance of the n-word in an interactive project<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dre/features/the-n-word" target="_blank"> here</a>. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Don Lemon</strong>, BlackAmericaWeb.com: <a href="http://blackamericaweb.com/2014/11/11/don-lemon-is-tired-of-debating-the-n-word-use-it-if-you-want-to/" target="_blank">Don Lemon Is Tired Of Debating The N-Word, Use It If You Want To </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>John McWhorter</strong>, The Root: <a href="http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/11/the_n_word_isn_t_automatically_a_slur.html" target="_blank">It's Time We Recognize That 'N--ga' Isn't 'N--ger'&nbsp;</a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Arielle Newton</strong>, Huffington Post: <a href=" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arielle-newton/the-n-word-piers-morgan-and-the-myth-of-black-respectability_b_6141702.html?utm_hp_ref=media&amp;ir=Media" target="_blank">The 'N' Word, Piers Morgan, and the Myth of Black Respectability</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="pointergate"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/advice-j-students-can-take-bank#pointergate" target="_blank">At Protest, Station Owner Defends #Pointergate</a></h2> <p>"Communications mogul <strong>Stanley Hubbard</strong>, speaking at Augsburg College on Thursday, <a href="http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/tv/282657861.html" target="_blank">was forced to defend a controversial story that aired last week on one of his Minneapolis stations</a>," <strong>Libor Jany</strong> reported Friday for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis.</p> <p>"About 30 protesters, some waggling large red foam fingers typical at sporting events, stood up and roared at Hubbard, whose television station, KSTP-TV, had come under fire for airing a story claiming that <strong>Mayor Betsy Hodges</strong> was making a gang sign in a photograph with a young black canvasser. The story, which triggered a wave of criticism across social media calling for an on-air apology from the station, has been held up by critics as an example of racial bias in the media. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Samaria Bailey</strong>, Philadelphia Tribune: <a href="http://www.phillytrib.com/article_e83e5ae6-eb69-509a-ad8f-59c9ef4550a1.html" target="_blank">Panel talks image of Black men in the news </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Mayor Betsy Hodges</strong> blog: <a href=" http://mayorhodges.com/2014/11/13/pointergate/" target="_blank">#pointergate&nbsp;</a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Tracie Powell</strong>, alldigitocracy.org:<a title=" #Pointergate, the anti-journalism" href="http://alldigitocracy.org/pointergate-the-anti-journalism/"> #Pointergate, the anti-journalism</a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Eric Roper,</strong> Star Tribune, Minneapolis: <a href="http://www.startribune.com/local/blogs/282722861.html" target="_blank">Hodges: Pointergate has shined light on police misconduct problems </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/advice-j-students-can-take-bank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/advice-j-students-can-take-bank#comments Sat, 15 Nov 2014 03:14:02 +0000 princeeditor 8699 at http://mije.org Diversity at Top of PBS News Operation http://mije.org/richardprince/new-leader-pbs-news-public-affairs <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 7, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/mezzanine_118.jpg.fit_.750x422.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="103" />Marie Nelson named VP of news, public affairs; In "Pointergate"; station sees mayor's gesture as gang sign; Hispanics remain Democratic, but Republicans make gains; Sharpton meets with Obama the day after Democratic losses; Michelle Tan named editor in chief of Seventeen; ESPN to air special on domestic violence; Central African Republic is world's forgotten crisis; exception taken to Jill Abramson remarks on women of color (11/7/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Returning Nov. 14, barring breaking news</em></p> <p><a href="#nelson">Marie Nelson Named VP of News, Public Affairs</a></p> <p><a href="#gang">In "Pointergate," Station Sees Mayor's Gesture as Gang Sign</a></p> <p><a href="#hispanics">Hispanics Remain Democratic, but Republicans Make Gains</a></p> <p><a href="#sharpton">Sharpton Meets With Obama the Day After Democratic Losses</a></p> <p><a href="#tan">Michelle Tan Named Editor in Chief of Seventeen</a></p> <p><a href="#espn">ESPN to Air Special on Domestic Violence</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="abramson"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/new-leader-pbs-news-public-affairs#abramson" target="_blank">Exception Taken to Abramson Remarks on Women of Color</a></h2> <p>At last weekend's Journalism &amp; Women Symposium (JAWS), <strong>Jill Abramson</strong>, former executive editor of the New York Times, <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/demographic-changes-trump-midterms#stanley" target="_blank">defended Times television critic <strong>Alessandra Stanley</strong></a>, who ignited a furor in September when she labeled television producer <strong>Shonda Rhimes</strong> an "angry black woman."</p> <p>Asked about racial diversity, Abramson said she chose <strong>Dean Baquet</strong>, who is African American and now executive editor, as her managing editor. She also said retention was a problem, citing <strong>Lynette Clemetson</strong>, who left the Times in 2007 to become founding managing editor of The Root.</p> <p>Those comments did not sit well with <strong>Tracie Powell</strong>, who asked Friday in a headline on her alldigitocracy.org, "<a href="http://alldigitocracy.org/is-jill-abramson-right-about-it-being-harder-to-retain-women-journalists-of-color-than-to-recruit-them/" target="_blank">Is Jill Abramson right about it being harder to retain women journalists of color than to recruit them?</a>"</p> <p>Powell wrote, "Abramson's comments at the JAWS Conference fail to paint a complete picture of what's happening in U.S. newsrooms when it comes to women of color. What she didn't say is that women of color are losing ground in the news media. It's not that we choose to leave, oftentimes we can't even get a foot in the door."</p> <p>Powell went on to quote <strong>Dori J. Maynard</strong>, president of the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. "And if we do, as Maynard said, we're often made to feel as if our voices aren't valued and our stories aren't stories. Abramson proved that, once again, at the JAWS conference when she defended Alessandra Stanley. . . ."</p> <p>Powell also wrote, "For those who remain in newsrooms, race and gender help shape their perspectives. That's just fact, and it should be valued. And if corporate newsrooms don't allow us to bring these perspectives to the table, then there is very little incentive to stay. But these women have to be there in the first place in order for such a decision to be made; and there can't just be one of them. Even if a Lynette Clemetson leaves, the bench of women journalists of color at news organizations ought to be deep enough so that if one woman leaves, there are still several others left in the room. . . . "</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="shorttakes"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/new-leader-pbs-news-public-affairs#shorttakes" target="_blank">Short Takes</a></h2> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/new-leader-pbs-news-public-affairs#shorttakes" target="_blank"> </a></p> <ul> <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/new-leader-pbs-news-public-affairs#shorttakes" target="_blank"> </a> <li><strong>Reginald W. Ragland</strong>, a former journalist and middle school language arts teacher and a lifetime member of the Journalism Education Association, said he&nbsp;<a href="http://dc.journalismconvention.org/" target="_blank">has filed an internal, 85-point professional misconduct and discrimination grievance against a key planner of the national high school journalism convention</a>&nbsp;that opened Thursday in the nation's capital. Ragland said he filed the grievance against <strong>Carol Lange,</strong> a retired Fairfax County, Va., yearbook teacher who is director of the District of Columbia chapter. She has "marginalized and insulted most D.C. media teachers," who are part of "the organization’s most ethnically-diverse jurisdiction of journalism and media teachers," Ragland wrote. <strong>Mark Newton</strong>, president of the association, said by telephone that he had not received the complaint and could not comment. Lange could not be reached. &nbsp;<br /><br /></li> <li> "The Committee to Protect Journalists <a href="http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/cpj-asks-obama-press-burma-press-freedoms/135455" target="_blank">wants <strong>President Obama </strong>to advocate for more press freedom when he visits Burma next week</a>. He is traveling to Asia for the G20 Summit," <strong>John Eggerton</strong> reported Friday for Broadcasting &amp; Cable. "In a letter to the President dated Friday, CPJ executive director <strong>Joel Simon</strong> said Burma had backtracked after releasing jailed journalists in 2012 following the U.S. decision to suspend sanctions on the country. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<a title="Media outlets are slashing diversity; we are fighting back" href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/farai/speaking-the-future-the-one-with-farai-podcast?ref=discovery">Media outlets are slashing diversity; we are fighting back</a>," says&nbsp;<strong>Farai Chideya</strong>, a journalist and professor. She is crowdfunding "One with Farai," a podcast that has "included guests who were black, white, biracial, East Asian, South Asian, Native American; gay and straight; U.S. born, immigrant, and non-American. This is our world right now, and definitely our future. We deserve to see ourselves fully represented. We shouldn't have to settle for media that is dumbed-down and doesn't show our true, fantabulous, colors. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/06/al-roker-world-record-today-show-nbc-longest-weather-report_n_6116336.html?utm_hp_ref=media" target="_blank"><strong>Al Roker </strong>is going to attempt to break a Guinness World Record</a>," <strong>Catherine Taibi</strong> reported Thursday for the Huffington Post. Taibi also wrote, "The 'Today' show weatherman will try to break the record for longest uninterrupted live weather report broadcast. The current record stands at 24 hours. Roker wants to do it for 34 hours. . . . 'Rokerthon,' as NBC News is calling it, will begin Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 10:00 p.m. ET, and end Friday, Nov. 14, at 8:00 a.m. ET. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "An Associated Press photographer in Cuba, <a href="http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268779/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=QT6gdfIR" target="_blank"><strong>Franklin Reyes Marrero</strong>, has died in a car accident</a> while returning from an assignment west of Havana," the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. "Reyes, 39, was driving from the port of Mariel on Monday after working on a story about the Cuban economy. He apparently hit a patch of gravel and lost control of his car, which crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with another vehicle, police and medical officials said. They said he died at the scene. The two occupants of the other car died later. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<strong>Artie Lange</strong>, the comedian who for years played braying second fiddle to <strong>Howard Stern </strong>on <em>The Howard Stern Show</em>, <a href="http://jezebel.com/artie-lange-not-sorry-for-tweeting-slave-rape-fantasy-a-1655408302" target="_blank">has been banned from ESPN as a result of him tweeting racist and sexist jokes about the moderator of <em>First Take</em>,<strong> Cari Champion</strong></a>," <strong>Madeleine Davies</strong> wrote Thursday for jezebel.com. "As mentioned in yesterday evening's Dirt Bag, Lange issued an non-apology after going on a long and despicable Twitter ramble detailing a sexual fantasy in which he was <strong>Thomas Jefferson </strong>and Champion, a black woman, was his slave."<a href="http://www.nabj.org/news/201353/NABJ-Condemns-the-Racist-and-Sexist-Attack-on-ESPN-Host-Cari-Champion-by-Comedian-Artie-Lange.htm" target="_blank">The National Association of Black Journalists </a> was among those condemning Lange's remarks. <br /><br /></li> </ul> <p><a title="Follow Richard Prince on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/princeeditor">Follow Richard Prince on Twitter @princeeditor</a> <br /><br />Facebook users: <a title="fan page" href="http://www.facebook.com/home.php? filter=nf#/pages/Richard-Princes-Journal-isms/88020137014?ref=ts">"Like" "Richard Prince's Journal-isms" on Facebook. </a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/new-leader-pbs-news-public-affairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/new-leader-pbs-news-public-affairs#comments Sat, 08 Nov 2014 03:33:03 +0000 princeeditor 8693 at http://mije.org Demographic Changes Trump Midterms http://mije.org/richardprince/demographic-changes-trump-midterms <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 5, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/p110514ps-0856.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />GOP base still a shrinking portion of electorate; landslide thwarts Paul DeMain's bid for Wis. Senate; from Hopis to Gullahs, low-power radio coming soon; Jill Abramson says Alessandra Stanley has tough job; Chang named "print editor" for N.Y. Times Metro section; new assignments for 4 of color in NPR newsroom; Amazon managers 75 percent white, 18 percent Asian; apology for lack of white men in catcalling video (11/5/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#gop">GOP Base Still a Shrinking Portion of Electorate</a></p> <p><a href="#landslide">Landslide Thwarts Paul DeMain's Bid for Wis. Senate</a></p> <p><a href="#radio">From Hopis to Gullahs, Low-Power Radio Coming Soon</a></p> <p><a href="#stanley">Jill Abramson Says Alessandra Stanley Has Tough Job</a></p> <p><a href="#chang">Chang Named "Print Editor" for N.Y. Times Metro Section</a></p> <p><a href="#npr">New Assignments for 4 of Color in NPR Newsroom</a></p> <p><a href="#amazon">Amazon Managers 75 Percent White, 18 Percent Asian</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="apology"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/demographic-changes-trump-midterms#apology" target="_blank">Apology for Lack of White Men in Catcalling Video</a></h2> <p>"Hollaback, which disseminated last week's video on catcalling in New York City, <a href="http://www.mediaite.com/online/hollaback-apologizes-for-the-lack-of-white-dudes-in-catcalling-video/" target="_blank">apologized Tuesday for the suspicious lack of white men shown in the video</a>," <strong>Evan McMurry</strong> reported Wednesday for Mediaite.</p> <p>"Racial, gender, and class politics is a core part of our work," Hollabeck director <strong>Emily May</strong> wrote on the organization's website. "While we did not create this video, we did allow our name to be used at the end of it. We agree wholeheartedly that the video should have done a better job of representing our understanding of street harassment and we take full responsibility for that. I'm deeply sorry."</p> <p>"The video showed an actress walking the streets of New York and experiencing sustained catcalls and harassment, including being followed by one man for over five minutes. The video racked up 32 million views, but came under quick scrutiny for featuring mostly men of color. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Kat Chow</strong>, NPR "Code Switch": <a href=" http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/11/01/360422087/hollaback-video-calls-out-catcallers-but-cuts-out-white-men" target="_blank">Video Calls Out Catcallers, But Cuts Out White Men </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Tony Norman</strong>, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/tony-norman/2014/10/31/Tony-Norman-column-for-Opinion-9/stories/201410310083" target="_blank">Catcalls video shows males' ugly side </a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong> Leonard Pitts Jr.</strong>, Miami Herald: '<a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/leonard-pitts-jr/article3564730.html" target="_blank">Catcalling' insulting, and certainly no compliment</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="shorttakes" href="http://mije.org/richardprince/demographic-changes-trump-midterms#shorttakes" target="_blank">Short Takes</a></h2> <ul> <li> "An upcoming film by director <strong>Stanley Nelson</strong> <a href="http://www.current.org/2014/11/director-stanley-nelson-leads-history-trilogy-with-documentary-on-black-panthers/" target="_blank">will explore the history and impact of the Black Panthers</a>, released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the controversial civil rights group's founding," <strong>Teta Alim </strong>reported Tuesday for Current.org. "<em>Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution</em> will be released in February 2016 as the first installment of Nelson's <em>America Revisited</em>, a three-part series about pivotal moments in African-American history. The original Black Panther Party formed in 1966 to monitor police brutality against the black community. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/10636102_10154802525860385_1231523465215394701_n_0.jpg" alt="" width="376" height="217" /> <li>Broadcaster <strong>Ed Gordon</strong>, center in photo at right, taped a pilot for "New View," an hourlong political talk show on Friday at Howard University's WHUT-TV in Washington. "New View" is slated to debut as a monthly in hopes of becoming a syndicated weekly offering to other PBS stations, according to General Manager <a href="http://www.howard.edu/newsroom/releases/2011/20111109VeteranTVExecJeffriLeeNamedGMofWHUTTV.htm" target="_blank"><strong>Jefferi K. Lee.&nbsp;</strong></a>Author <strong>Sophia Angeli Nelson</strong>, left, and&nbsp;this columnist, right, participated, along with&nbsp;pollster <strong>Cornell Belcher</strong>; <strong>Rashad Robinson</strong>, executive director of ColorofChange.org; <strong>Brittney Cooper</strong>, who teaches women's and gender studies and Africana studies at Rutgers University; and The pilot aired on Sunday. <em>(<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Yxlw4PsWJk&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">video</a>). </em> <br /><br /></li> <li> The wake for <strong>Jonathan P. Hicks</strong>, the former New York Times reporter who <a title="died Monday at 58" href="http://mije.org/richardprince/43-nonvoters-are-people-color#hicks">died Monday at 58</a>, will be held Friday, Nov. 14, at Bethany Baptist Church, 460 <strong>Marcus Garvey</strong> Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11216, <strong>Elinor Tatum</strong>, publisher and editor in chief of the New York Amsterdam News, announced Thursday. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A Kappa Alpha Psi service will begin at 7 p.m. and the wake proper at 7:30. Funeral services are scheduled for Nov. 15 at Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 <strong>Odell Clark</strong> Pl., New York, NY 10030. The final viewing begins at 9 a.m. and the Celebration of Life service at 10 a.m. <strong>The Rev. Calvin O. Butts III</strong> is to officiate at the service and deliver the eulogy.<em> [Added Nov. 6]</em></li> <br /> <li>"<a href="http://www.niemanlab.org/2014/11/unable-to-find-a-local-partner-the-much-praised-homicide-watch-d-c-is-shutting-down/" target="_blank">More sad news from the startups-covering-local-crime world</a>. Yesterday, it was Philadelphia's <a title="GunCrisis.org that said it would stop daily reporting" href="http://www.niemanlab.org/2014/11/phillys-lauded-guncrisis-org-is-stopping-daily-gun-crime-reporting/">GunCrisis.org that said it would stop daily reporting</a> because of a lack of funding," <strong>Joshua Benton</strong> reported for NiemanLab. "Today, it's an even more noted outfit: Homicide Watch D.C. will close at the end of the year, according to a release from cofounder (and friend of the Lab) <strong>Laura Amico</strong> and a post on the site. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<em>Sports Illustrated</em> — <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/sports-illustrated-names-100-best-twitter-accounts_b231635" target="_blank">a pretty solid source when it comes to sports</a> — has picked out the 100 best Twitter accounts to follow," <strong>Chris O'Shea</strong> wrote Wednesday for Fishbowl NY. O'Shea wrote that Fishbowl, like Sports Illustrated, enjoyed the accounts of "<strong>J.A. Adande</strong> (ESPN); <strong>Jemele Hill </strong>(ESPN); <strong>Michael Lee </strong>(WaPo); <strong>Rachel Nichols</strong> (CNN, Turner); <strong>Dan Rafael</strong> (ESPN); <strong>Adam Schefter</strong> (ESPN); <strong>Adrian Wojnarowksi</strong> (Yahoo)." <br /><br /></li> <li> "NBCUniversal <a href="http://www.medialifemagazine.com/nbcuniversal-rebrands-spanish-cable-network/" target="_blank">is tying its Spanish-language cable channel closer to the parent brand</a>," medialifemagazine.com reported on Tuesday. "The company said Tuesday it will relaunch mun2 as NBC Universo on Feb. 1, 2015, a day before it covers the Spanish- language broadcast of the Super Bowl. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> In Turkey, "<a title="Some 1,863 journalists have been fired in the 12 years of Justice and Development Party (AKP) rule" href="http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/1863-turkish-journalists-fired-during-akp-rule-opposition-report-says.aspx?pageID=238&amp;nid=73547&amp;utm_content=buffer1af73&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_source=twitter.com&amp;utm_campaign=buffer">Some 1,863 journalists have been fired in the 12 years of Justice and Development Party (AKP) rule</a>, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Deputy Chair <strong>Veli Agbaba</strong> said, while releasing a new party report on the issue," the Hurriyet Daily News reported on Wednesday. "The report, titled 'Journalists Whose Pens Are Broken,' has been printed as a book, and includes 42 media workers telling the story of their dismissals, <span>Agbaba</span>&nbsp;told reporters on Oct. 27, adding that 20 of these individuals did not even want to be named, fearing the consequences. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "A journalist in Sierra Leone has been imprisoned after <a href="https://cpj.org/2014/11/in-sierra-leone-journalist-imprisoned-after-critic.php" target="_blank">criticizing President <strong>Ernest Bai Koroma's</strong> handling of the Ebola outbreak</a>, according to news reports and local journalists. <strong>David Tam Baryoh</strong> was arrested on Monday," the Committee to Protect Journalists reported on Tuesday. <br /><br /></li> <li> "Freedom of information has made important progress in Brazil during the past 12 years under President<strong> Lula da Silva</strong> and (since 2011) his successor <strong>Dilma Rousseff</strong>, who was reelected on 26 October, winning a fourth consecutive term for the Workers' Party (PT), but much remains to be done," Reporters Without Borders reported on Wednesday. <a href="http://en.rsf.org/brazil-journalists-safety-and-media-05-11-2014,47199.html" target="_blank">The press freedom group said the two major challenges facing the government regarding freedom of information</a> were "journalists' safety and a skewed media landscape." <br /><br /></li> <li> "A Burmese freelance journalist <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29910773" target="_blank">killed in army custody may have been beaten before he died, reports say</a>," the BBC reported on Wednesday. "<strong>Aung Naing's</strong> body was exhumed and has been sent for post mortem examination. He was shot dead in army custody on 4 October after being arrested reporting on clashes at the Thai border. . . " <br /><br /></li> <li> The Committee to Protect Journalists <a href="https://cpj.org/2014/10/argentine-authorities-raid-news-outlet-and-confisc.php" target="_blank">said Oct. 30 that it condemned a raid by Argentine police</a> on the offices of La Brújula 24, a radio station and news website, in which the outlet's journalistic materials were confiscated.&nbsp;<br /><br /></li> </ul> <p><a title="Follow Richard Prince on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/princeeditor">Follow Richard Prince on Twitter @princeeditor</a> <br /><br />Facebook users: <a title="fan page" href="http://www.facebook.com/home.php? filter=nf#/pages/Richard-Princes-Journal-isms/88020137014?ref=ts">"Like" "Richard Prince's Journal-isms" on Facebook. </a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/demographic-changes-trump-midterms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/demographic-changes-trump-midterms#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 04:05:15 +0000 princeeditor 8692 at http://mije.org 43% of Nonvoters Are People of Color http://mije.org/richardprince/43-nonvoters-are-people-color <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 3, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-11-03%20at%208.07.30%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="109" />"Vast gulf" in finances between voters, nonvoters; reporter Jonathan Hicks dies at 58, "true Renaissance man"; biographer Whitaker stands firm in Cosby controversy; Ferguson no-fly zone was aimed at media, AP reports; FCC approves transfer of TV station to black firm; Lilly Workneh named latest editor of HuffPost BlackVoices; when is it right to exploit other cultures to create fashion?; African migrants in Russia describe 'hell on Earth'" (11/3/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#gulf">"Vast Gulf" in Finances Between Voters, Nonvoters </a></p> <p><a href="#hicks"> Reporter Jonathan Hicks Dies at 58, "True Renaissance Man"</a></p> <p><a href="#cosby"> Biographer Whitaker Stands Firm in Cosby Controversy</a></p> <p><a href="#ferguson"> Ferguson No-Fly Zone Was Aimed at Media, AP Reports</a></p> <p><a href="#fcc"> FCC Approves Transfer of TV Station to Black Firm</a></p> <p><a href="#huffpost"> Lilly Workneh Named Latest Editor of HuffPost BlackVoices</a></p> <p><a href="#fashion"> When Is It Right to Exploit Other Cultures to Create Fashion?</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="african"></a></p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" style="border: 1px solid lightgrey; padding: 2px;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-11-03%20at%2010.52.39%20PM.png" alt="" width="560" height="315" /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><em><span style="color: grey;">"Fabrice Kanda fled the Democratic Republic of Congo after news stories he wrote charging fraud during the 2011 presidential election made him a wanted man there. A relative helped the 29-year-old journalist secure a plane ticket and visa to Russia. He left behind a wife and two small children," Ann M. Simmons reported for the Los Angeles Times. (<a href="http://www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-russia-africans-20141102-story.html#page=1" target="_blank">video</a>)</span></em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/43-nonvoters-are-people-color#african" target="_blank">"African Migrants in Russia Describe 'Hell on Earth'"</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-russia-africans-20141102-story.html#page=1" target="_blank">First they spat angry words at <strong>Remy Bazie</strong></a>," <strong>Ann M. Simmons</strong> reported Sunday from Moscow for the Los Angeles Times. "Then they struck him in the face with an iron bar, knocking him unconscious.</p> <p>"The men who jumped the Ivory Coast migrant at a crowded Moscow train station last November did not rob him. But they damaged his jaw to the degree that doctors had to install a metal plate to hold it in place. It took Bazie four months to raise the $3,600 to undergo surgery.</p> <p>" 'Most of the time I'm harassed, but this was the worst experience,' Bazie, 28, said recently as he sat at a parish community center in Moscow where African migrants often seek refuge.</p> <p>"His story is not uncommon, Russian civil and human rights leaders say. African migrants face widespread hostility and racism that usually go unpunished.</p> <p>"According to the SOVA Center for Information and Analysis, a Moscow-based advocacy group and think tank, 177 acts of violence against blacks have been reported in Russia since 2010. . . ."</p> <p>Simmons worked from 1991 to 1994 as a reporter in Time magazine's Moscow bureau after having been a student in the country and had been seeking a way to return to reporting from Russia. "<a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/abu-jamal-case-roars-back-headlines#Ukraine" target="_blank">It is not OK that there is a lack of journalists of color, and particularly black journalists, covering the current crisis in Russia and Ukraine</a>," Simmons told Journal-isms in March.</p> <p>The story's tagline reads, "This report was funded by a grant from the International Center for Journalists."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/43-nonvoters-are-people-color" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/43-nonvoters-are-people-color#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 04:13:02 +0000 princeeditor 8691 at http://mije.org Mourners Aid Victimized U.S. Journalists http://mije.org/richardprince/mourners-rally-around-victimized-us-journalists <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 31, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Dominican%20funeral-1.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" /> Dominicans embrace Americans after equipment stolen; visiting African sees "hysterical" Ebola coverage in U.S.; editorial writer who called Brown an "animal" is fired; José Díaz-Balart awarded second hour as MSNBC anchor; in voluntary exodus, Cincinnati newsroom losing 1 in 6; C-SPAN on outs with White House for last 4 years; "Red State," "Blue State" on AP list of clichés to avoid; PBS series on America's browning also showing online; How Rev. Al became the incredible shrinking Sharpton (10/31/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#dominican"> Dominicans Embrace Americans After Equipment Stolen </a></p> <p><a href="#ebola"> Visiting African Sees "Hysterical" Ebola Coverage in U.S.</a></p> <p><a href="#brown"> Editorial Writer Who Called Brown an "Animal" Is Fired </a></p> <p><a href="#msnbc"> José Díaz-Balart Awarded Second Hour as MSNBC Anchor</a></p> <p><a href="#cincinnati"> In Voluntary Exodus, Cincinnati Newsroom Losing 1 in 6</a></p> <p><a href="#cspan"> C-SPAN on Outs With White House for Last 4 Years</a></p> <p><a href="#cliche"> "Red State," "Blue State" on AP List of Clichés to Avoid</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="pbs"></a></p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" style="border: 1px solid lightgrey; padding: 2px;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/ABTN_103_1920x1080.jpg__320x180_q85.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="315" /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><em><span style="color: grey;">A multiracial family living in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, one of the whitest places in America. In the third episode of "America by the Numbers," host Maria Hinojosa reported that while whites account for only 8 percent of total U.S. population growth, they make up 73 percent of growth in exurban areas. Coeur d’Alene ousted the Aryan Nations in 2000 but remains more than 94 percent white. (Credit: PBS) (<a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/america-by-the-numbers/episodes/episode-103/" target="_blank">video</a>)</span></em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/mourners-rally-around-victimized-us-journalists#pbs" target="_blank">PBS Series on America's Browning Also Showing Online</a></h2> <p>If you have been missing "America by the Numbers," a series of eight-half hour episodes that examine the demographic shifts that will culminate in the United States becoming majority people of color by 2043, the episodes may still be viewed online.</p> <p>The series, hosted and led by journalist <strong>Maria Hinojosa</strong>, premiered the first week of October.</p> <p>Viewers may watch past full programs on this <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/america-by-the-numbers/episodes/" target="_blank">program page</a>.</p> <p>The episodes are also are streaming at the PBS video portal: <a title="video.pbs.org" href="http://video.pbs.org/">video.pbs.org</a>.</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Carolina Moreno</strong>, HuffPost LatinoVoices: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/09/america-by-the-numbers-_n_5955398.html" target="_blank">Why Maria Hinojosa Is 'Less Afraid' Of How The U.S. Will Deal With Demographic Change</a> <em>(Oct. 9)</em><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Jeff Selle</strong>, Coeur d'Alene (Idaho) Press:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cdapress.com/news/local_news/article_8ed45a6f-7568-54e4-8721-ac3e1bb8bb9b.html" target="_blank">Idaho: A lack of diversity? </a><em>(Oct. 14) </em></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="sharpton"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/mourners-rally-around-victimized-us-journalists#sharpton" target="_blank">How Rev. Al Became the Incredible Shrinking Sharpton</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: left;" title="MSNBC host Al Sharpton with breakfast at his New York home. (Credit: Anthony DelMundo/Daily News, New York)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-11-01%20at%202.13.24%20AM-232x241.png" alt="" width="232" height="241" />"<a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/incredible-shrinking-sharpton-article-1.1988923" target="_blank">There were 60 candles on the cake — but none of it in <strong>Al Sharpton's </strong>stomach</a>," <strong>Justin Rocket Silverman</strong> wrote Tuesday for the Daily News in New York.</p> <p>"Even at his own birthday party at the Four Seasons this month, surrounded by the governor, the mayor and <strong>Aretha Franklin</strong>, the Rev didn’t take a bite of the sugary treat.</p> <p>"It's not simply that he hasn't had any sweets in years. He hasn't had dinner in years, either.</p> <p>"Call it 'the Al Sharpton Diet,' but this once-rotund reverend has dropped from 305 pounds to exactly 129.6 pounds. The precise weight was recorded this week on Sharpton’s bedroom scale at 5 a.m., when the man of the (much less) cloth begins his day.</p> <p>"Sharpton has shed 60% of his much-mocked weight — and he did it without surgery, diet pills or a single Weight Watchers meeting.</p> <p>" 'I could take all the cartoons in the tabloid newspapers, but I couldn't take my daughter punching me in the belly and asking why I was so fat,' Sharpton recalled. 'That was my inspiration to lose the weight. And probably the last time anyone hurt my feelings.'</p> <p>"That incident with his daughter happened nearly 15 years ago, when she was 12. But it wasn't until more recently that Sharpton devised his strategy to drop the pounds — just stop eating.</p> <p>"That's only a minor simplification. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-10"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="shorttakes" href="http://mije.org/richardprince/mourners-rally-around-victimized-us-journalists#shorttakes" target="_blank">Short Takes</a></h2> <ul> <li> "<strong>Hugo Balta</strong>, a Coordinating Producer for ESPN’S SportsCenter since 2011, <a href="http://www.mediamoves.com/2014/10/hugo-balta-promoted-at-espn.html#sthash.2TG35DNs.dpuf" target="_blank">has been promoted to a new role within the company</a>," <strong>Veronica Villafañe</strong> reported Thursday on her Media Moves site. Balta, immediate past president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists "has been named Senior Director, Multicultural Content for ESPN's Digital &amp; Print Media team. He officially starts the new position on December 1. In his new role, Hugo, has been assigned to help raise the quality, profile and delivery of content targeting English and Spanish-speaking U.S. Hispanics for all of ESPN's digital and print properties. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "When an event becomes news, there is often an implication that it is an exception — <a href="http://www.cjr.org/feature/ta-nehisi_coates_defines_a_new.php?page=all" target="_blank">that the world is mostly working as it should and this event is newsworthy because it's an aberration</a>," <strong>Chris Ip</strong> wrote Wednesday for Columbia Journalism Review in a profile of <strong>Ta-Nehisi Coates</strong> of the Atlantic. "If the race-related stories we see most often in the media are about personal bigotry, then our conception of racism is limited to the bigoted remarks or actions — racism becomes little more than uttering the n-word. If we see each shooting as an isolated case of fear or provocation, without being told that young African-American men are 21 times more likely than their white counterparts to be shot dead by the police, according to a recent ProPublica report, then we miss the real question of why there is a systemic, historical difference in the way police treat blacks versus whites. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "The winner and loser of the lawsuit between Al Jazeera America and former Current TV CEO<strong> Al Gore </strong>is yet to be determined, <a href="http://www.thewrap.com/al-jazeera-america-viewers-down-nearly-50-percent-from-current-tvs-numbers/" target="_blank">but ratings comparisons between the two show a clear winner</a>,"&nbsp;<strong>Jordan Chariton </strong>reported Wednesday for the Wrap. "After buying Current TV in early 2013, and debuting over the summer that year, Al Jazeera has lost almost half of Current TV's audience. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Aretha Franklin" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/51B5oSnKpGL._SL500_AA280_-116x180.jpg" alt="" width="116" height="180" />Summarizing the newly published "Respect: the Life of <strong>Aretha Franklin</strong>" by&nbsp;celebrity biographer<strong> David Ritz</strong>, <strong>Caroline Howe</strong> reported Tuesday for Britain's Daily Mail Online that Jet and Ebony magazines were tools the Queen of Soul used to create the image she desired. "<a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2810229/Diva-tantrums-feuds-rivals-insatiable-appetites-food-sex-orgy-loving-preacher-father-secret-life-Queen-Soul-Aretha-Franklin-laid-bare.html" target="_blank">Franklin liked to create a narrative about her life, especially in the pages of Jet magazine</a>, the weekly targeted towards African-American readers. It made her a frequent cover girl, but some of the stories were part of how she saw her life as a soap opera," the publication reported. Howe also wrote, "She tried to bury rumors about going crazy and having breakdowns by using Jet Magazine to clean up her image, something she had done for decades. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "A new video ad titled 'No Honor in Racism' <a href="http://thegrio.com/2014/10/30/redskins-racial-slurs/" target="_blank">denounces the name of the Washington Redskins</a>, comparing it to other racial slurs," the Grio reported on Thursday. "The video is a joint project between Red Circle Agency and the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media. The 30-second spot was uploaded to YouTube and starts with a black woman staring at the camera and saying, 'I am a N*****.' . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "After allegations of rape resurfaced, <em>The <strong>Queen Latifah </strong>Show</em> <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bill-cosbys-queen-latifah-show-745119" target="_blank">has opted not to have comedian <strong>Bill Cosby</strong> on the show</a>," <strong>Philiana Ng</strong> reported Thursday for the Hollywood Reporter. "Cosby, prepping a stand-up comedy tour, was originally scheduled to appear on the daytime talk show, but has postponed an interview with Queen Latifah two weeks after comedian <strong>Hannibal Buress</strong> called the 77-year-old comedian 'a rapist' during an Oct. 16 Philadelphia show. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<strong>Edna Schmidt</strong> returns to Univision Chicago… <a href="http://www.mediamoves.com/2014/10/univision-to-air-series-about-alcoholism-featuring-edna-schmidt.html" target="_blank">but this time, as part of a story</a>," <strong>Veronica Villafañe</strong> reported Friday on her Media Moves site. "Starting next Monday, November 3, the station will be running a 5-part series with a half-hour Saturday special about women and alcoholism, and Edna is the centerpiece. Edna, the founding anchor of Univision Chicago's newscast, shares her story about her own struggles with alcohol on 'Mi Verdad: Edna Schmidt.' . . ."&nbsp;<br /><br /></li> <li> "Veteran broadcaster <strong>Rafa 'El Alcalde' Hernández Brito</strong> <a href="http://www.mediamoves.com/2014/10/cleveland-cavaliers-start-broadcasting-games-in-spanish.html " target="_blank">will be doing the play-by-play Spanish-language narration of the Cleveland Cavaliers 2014-15 regular and post-season games</a>," <strong>Veronica Villafañe</strong> reported Wednesday on her Media Moves site. "This will mark the first time in club history that Cavs games will be broadcast in a second language. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Sean Jensen</strong>, former Chicago Bears/NFL beat writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, was last in this space in December, <a href="http://thrivesports.com/2013/12/19/sean-jensen-format-1/" target="_blank">when he became executive editor of a Minneapolis-based startup sports site, Thrive Sports</a>. Jensen&nbsp;started in September as an NFL columnist for the Bleacher Report and in October as a columnist for RantSports. <br /><br /></li> <li> The French-American Foundation is accepting submissions for its third annual Immigration Journalism Award for best immigration reporting, the first of its kind to honor excellence in coverage of immigration worldwide. <a href="http://frenchamerican.org/ija-apply" target="_blank">Deadline for submissions is Nov. 13</a>. <br /><br /></li> <li> In Mexico, "<strong>Jesús Antonio Gamboa Urías</strong>, a journalist and editor of the weekly online news site Nueva Prensa, <a href="http://www.freemedia.at/newssview/article/respected-mexican-editor-found-dead.html" target="_blank">was found dead</a> last week in the north-western state of Sinaloa, considered one of Mexico's most violent regions," the International Press Institute reported on Thursday. <br /><br /></li> <li> "Two Cameroonian journalists <a href="http://en.rsf.org/cameroon-journalists-are-not-informants-29-10-2014,47174.html" target="_blank">face military court charges of failure to report a destabilization plot</a>," Reporters Without Borders reported on Wednesday. "Journalists <strong>Felix Cyriaque Ebole Bola</strong> of the daily <em>Mutations</em> and <strong>Rodrigue Tongue</strong> of <em>Le Messager</em>, were charged following a 28 October military court hearing in Yaoundé with 'non-denunciation' of facts potentially endangering state security. <strong>Baba Wamé</strong>, a former journalist and professor was accused of the same charges. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> Reporters Without Borders Tuesday joined Journalist in Danger, its local partner, in <a href="http://en.rsf.org/drc-tv-cameraman-badly-hurt-in-28-10-2014,47168.html" target="_blank">calling for a thorough investigation into a shooting attack on a TV cameraman</a> in the eastern Congolese city of Goma on Oct. 25. The local group said reporter/cameraman <strong>Philémon Gira</strong> "was clearly the victim of a targeted attack because of his work as a journalist. JED calls on the authorities to take this threat seriously in a province that has become a minefield for media personnel, one where ten journalists have been killed in the past decade." <br /><br /></li> <li> The U.S. State Department said it was "<a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201410301776.html" target="_blank">deeply concerned by the October 27 sentencing of Ethiopian journalist <strong>Temesgen Desalegn</strong></a> to three years in prison for 'provocation and dissemination of inaccurate information.' "T<a href="http://nazret.com/blog/index.php/2014/10/15/ethiopian-editor-convicted-for-inciting" target="_blank">emesgen becomes the first journalist who's accused and found guilty only for what he's written in a newspaper</a>," lawyer <strong>Ameha Mekonnen</strong> told <strong>William Davison</strong> of Bloomberg News on Oct. 14. "The evidence was only his writing, nothing else."&nbsp;<br /><br /></li> </ul> <p><a title="Follow Richard Prince on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/princeeditor">Follow Richard Prince on Twitter @princeeditor</a> <br /><br />Facebook users: <a title="fan page" href="http://www.facebook.com/home.php? filter=nf#/pages/Richard-Princes-Journal-isms/88020137014?ref=ts">"Like" "Richard Prince's Journal-isms" on Facebook. </a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/mourners-rally-around-victimized-us-journalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/mourners-rally-around-victimized-us-journalists#comments Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:28:22 +0000 princeeditor 8690 at http://mije.org Holder Sees End to Journalist's Prosecution http://mije.org/richardprince/holder-sees-end-prosecution-journalist <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 29, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-29%20at%2011.01.09%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="104" />Attorney general repeats, "No reporter's going to jail"; administration refines practice of leaking to news outlets; Zucker ties CNN sponsorship to NABJ statement; more than 1,300 bid farewell to Ben Bradlee, his era; Sister2Sister "restructuring," but hasn't filed bankruptcy; pathologist in Michael Brown case disputes conclusions; 1 in 13 voting-age blacks can't vote due to felonies; freed journalist describes torture by "band of sadists"; four-part video series uses humor for social statements (10/29/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#jail"> Attorney General Repeats, "No Reporter's Going to Jail" </a></p> <p><a href="#leaking"> Administration Refines Practice of Leaking to News Outlets</a></p> <p><a href="#zucker"> Zucker Ties CNN Sponsorship to NABJ Statement</a></p> <p><a href="#bradlee"> More Than 1,300 Bid Farewell to Ben Bradlee, His Era</a></p> <p><a href="#sister">Sister2Sister "Restructuring" but Hasn't Filed Bankruptcy</a></p> <p><a href="#brown">Pathologist in Michael Brown Case Disputes Conclusions</a></p> <p><a href="#voting"> 1 in 13 Voting-Age Blacks Can't Vote Due to Felonies</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="humor"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Hari Kondabolu, left, Kristina Wong, Issa Rae and Lalo Alcaraz." src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/newyorktimes_offcolor01.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="315" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/holder-sees-end-prosecution-journalist#humor" target="_blank">Four-Part Video Series Uses Humor for Social Statements</a></h2> <p>"<a title="The New York Times has launched a really cool four-part video series called Off-Color" href="http://blog.angryasianman.com/2014/10/off-color-highlights-funny-artists-of.html#more">The New York Times has launched a really cool four-part video series called Off-Color</a> which highlights artists of color who use humor to make smart social statements about the sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious ways that race plays out in America today," <strong>Phil Yu</strong> wrote Tuesday on his Angry Asian Man blog.</p> <p>"The series features <strong>Hari Kondabolu</strong>, <strong>Kristina Wong</strong>, <strong>Issa Rae</strong> and <strong>Lalo Alcaraz</strong>. (I had the honor of being interviewed for Kristina's video.) . . ."</p> <p>From the series:</p> <p>"<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/28/arts/off-color-kristina-wong-video-series-.html" target="_blank">Dating in Los Angeles is not easy</a>. Just ask <strong>Kristina Wong</strong>, a Chinese-American performance artist and writer who says she wants reparations for 'yellow fever,' a common term for the fetishization of Asian women by white men.</p> <p>" 'Even in high school or middle school there would be white boys saying I like dating Asian girls because they're more quiet and submissive and sweet,' Ms. Wong said in an interview. 'It's like they're unable to acknowledge that there is something going on and there's a specific reason they are dating all these women as if they were interchangeable.' . . ."</p> <ul> <li><strong>Steve Haruch</strong>, NPR "Code Switch": <a title="The Struggle Of Being Asian-American For Halloween" href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/10/29/359623702/the-struggle-of-being-asian-american-on-halloween">The Struggle Of Being Asian-American For Halloween</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/holder-sees-end-prosecution-journalist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/holder-sees-end-prosecution-journalist#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:28:32 +0000 princeeditor 8689 at http://mije.org Sister2Sister Magazine Files for Bankruptcy http://mije.org/richardprince/sister2sister-magazine-files-bankruptcy <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 27, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-27%20at%2010.03.39%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="240" />Publisher says she'll focus on online edition; Native school shooter had "foot in each of two worlds"; Stevie Wonder visits FCC to aid visually impaired; three women of the black diaspora; on CNN's media show, 11 guests of 146 were black; advice from BuzzFeed's Ebola reporter: Break the rules; Asian Americans energized despite lack of attention; Justice Dept. urged to probe abuses of press in Ferguson; a photographer with fingers crossed, eyes wide open (10/27/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#online"> Publisher Says She'll Focus on Online Edition</a></p> <p><a href="#shooter"> Native School Shooter Had "Foot in Each of Two Worlds"</a></p> <p><a href="#stevie"> Stevie Wonder Visits FCC to Aid Visually Impaired</a></p> <p><a href="#black"> Three Women of the Black Diaspora</a></p> <p><a href="#cnn"> On CNN's Media Show, 11 Guests of 146 Were Black</a></p> <p><a href="#ebola">Advice from BuzzFeed's Ebola Reporter: Break the Rules</a></p> <p><a href="#asian"> Asian Americans Energized Despite Lack of Attention</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="ferguson"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/sister2sister-magazine-files-bankruptcy#ferguson" target="_blank">Justice Dept. Urged to Probe Abuses of Press in Ferguson</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.pen.org/ferguson" target="_blank">This report compiles 52 alleged violations of freedom of the press during the Ferguson protests,</a>" the PEN American Center reported on Sunday. "These infringements contravene a right that is protected under both the U.S. Constitution and international human rights law."</p> <p>"On the basis of these findings, PEN American Center calls upon the U.S. Department of Justice to carry out investigations into violations of press freedom that took place in the context of the Ferguson protests.</p> <p>"Such investigations would shed essential light on the factors that drove law enforcement officers in Ferguson to infringe on media freedoms, and on the necessary steps to ensure that in an era of instantaneous transmission, cell phone cameras and citizen journalists, the rights of members of the press and of the public at large are upheld in the context of protests and public assemblies. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Charles F. Coleman Jr.</strong>, Ebony: <a href="http://www.ebony.com/news-views/the-case-against-mike-brown-continues-405#axzz3HMDZvvyh" target="_blank">The Case Against Mike Brown Continues </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" style="border: 1px solid lightgrey; padding: 2px;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-28%20at%2012.50.57%20AM.png" alt="" width="560" height="312" /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><em><span style="color: grey;">New York Times photographer Ozier Muhammad weighed how to produce the right image during an event as large as last month's People's Climate March. (<a href=" http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/lens/2014/10/23/fingers-crossed-eyes-wide-open/?smid=tw-share/video/gloria-campos-mission-children-foster-care-22811685" target="_blank">video</a>)</span></em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2><a name="photographer"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/sister2sister-magazine-files-bankruptcy#asian" target="_blank">A Photographer With Fingers Crossed, Eyes Wide Open</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/lens/2014/10/23/fingers-crossed-eyes-wide-open/?smid=tw-share" target="_blank">There are days when everything works out for a newspaper photographer and he or she comes up with perfect photos that waltz onto Page 1,</a>" the editors of the New York Times "Lens" blog wrote on Thursday. "But more often than not, the photographer is just doing his or her best to make a good image in less than ideal circumstances.</p> <p>"For <a href="http://oziermuhammad.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Ozier Muhammad</strong></a>, a staff photographer for The Times, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/22/nyregion/new-york-city-climate-change-march.html?_r=0" target="_blank">the People's Climate March</a> last month in New York was a big example of one such challenging situation. And the Times video journalist <strong>Deborah Acosta </strong>followed him to document his day for Lens.</p> <p>"During the course of the assignment, Mr. Muhammad, 64, told Ms. Acosta that 'it's hard to find a picture' when an event is so large. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/sister2sister-magazine-files-bankruptcy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/sister2sister-magazine-files-bankruptcy#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 02:16:06 +0000 princeeditor 8684 at http://mije.org Radio Host Ballentine Found Guilty of Fraud http://mije.org/richardprince/jury-finds-radio-host-ballentine-guilty-fraud <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 24, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u13681/Warren.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="121" />"People's lawyer" accused of bilking lenders of $10 million; terrorists targeting Western journalists, FBI warns; leaks on Michael Brown autopsy said to favor officer; Ebola victims nameless, voiceless, says Nigerian American; NBCUniversal settles unpaid intern suit for $6.4 million; writer denies Americans are in information cocoons; Chicago Defender names first female top editor (10/24/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#lawyer"> "People's Lawyer" Accused of Bilking Lenders of $10 Million </a></p> <p><a href="#terrorists"> Terrorists Targeting Western Journalists, FBI Warns </a></p> <p><a href="#michael"> Leaks on Michael Brown Autopsy Said to Favor Officer </a></p> <p><a href="#ebola">Ebola Victims Nameless, Voiceless, Says Nigerian American </a></p> <p><a href="#intern"> NBCUniversal Settles Unpaid Intern Suit for $6.4 Million </a></p> <p><a href="#information"> Writer Denies Americans Are in Information Cocoons </a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/jury-finds-radio-host-ballentine-guilty-fraud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/jury-finds-radio-host-ballentine-guilty-fraud#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:15:19 +0000 Diana Wendel 8683 at http://mije.org Ben Bradlee Wrestled With Racial Issues http://mije.org/richardprince/benjamin-c-bradlee <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 22, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/d94ce249327595f4b991a8f9545896b1f91d21cc389a6e930676615abd3921e6_large.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="103" />Fabled editor, dead at 93, acknowledged his ignorance; autopsy indicates Michael Brown reached for cop's gun; debate questioners overwhelmingly white men; Poynter to host African journalists university turned away; David Plazas to lead Tennessean editorial board;&nbsp;NAHJ says free regional conferences pay off; "A Limited View of Boys From the Bronx" (10/22/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Bradlee">Fabled Editor, Dead at 93, Acknowledged His Ignorance</a></p> <p><a href="#Ferguson">Autopsy Indicates Michael Brown Reached for Cop's Gun</a></p> <p><a href="#Debates">Debate Questioners Overwhelmingly White Men</a></p> <p><a href="#Poynter">Poynter to Host African Journalists University Turned Away</a></p> <p><a href="#Plazas">David Plazas to Lead Tennessean Editorial Board</a></p> <p><a href="#NAHJ">NAHJ Says Free Regional Conferences Pay Off</a></p> <p><a href="#Bronx">"A Limited View of Boys From the Bronx"</a></p> <p><a href="#shorttakes">Short Takes</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/benjamin-c-bradlee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/benjamin-c-bradlee#comments Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:36:04 +0000 princeeditor 8650 at http://mije.org 15 More Disinvited in Fear of Ebola http://mije.org/richardprince/15-more-journalists-disinvited-fear-ebola <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 20, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-20%20at%207.29.28%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="121" />Universities of Ga., South Fla. cancel invitations to Africans; troubles not over for reporter who broke quarantine; NAHJ attracts nearly 400 in Mexico City; caucus chair: sharp cuts of CNN blacks would be "affront"; Tamron Hall tears muscle after screaming in haunted house; NHL player ousted swiftly after domestic violence arrest; lessons from Boston Herald cartoon mistake; N.Y. Times honored for series on underpaid disabled; black opinion editor ties gay marriage to civil rights (10/20/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#invitations"> Universities of Ga., South Fla. Cancel Invitations to Africans </a></p> <p><a href="#quarantine"> Troubles Not Over for Reporter Who Broke Quarantine </a></p> <p><a href="#mexico"> NAHJ Attracts Nearly 400 in Mexico City</a></p> <p><a href="#caucus">Caucus Chair: Sharp Cuts of CNN Blacks Would Be "Affront" </a></p> <p><a href="#haunted"> Tamron Hall Tears Muscle After Screaming in Haunted House</a></p> <p><a href="#nhl"> NHL Player Ousted Swiftly After Domestic Violence Arrest</a></p> <p><a href="#herald"> Lessons From Boston Herald Cartoon Mistake</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td><a name="disabled"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" style="border: 1px solid grey; padding: 2px;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-20%20at%209.45.58%20PM.png" alt="" width="560" height="320" /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div style="padding-left: 5px;"><em><span style="color: grey;">Willie Levi, now 67, was one of more than 1,000 selected over the years for a for-profit program that took in young men from state institutions and trained them in agricultural work — and some basic life skills. (Credit: New York Times) (<a href="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/video/multimedia/bundles/projects/2014/bunkhouse/video/jobvideo-1200.webm" target="_blank">video</a>)</span></em></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/15-more-journalists-disinvited-fear-ebola#disabled" target="_blank">N.Y. Times Honored for Series on Underpaid Disabled</a></h2> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/15-more-journalists-disinvited-fear-ebola#disabled" target="_blank"></a>"<a title="A New York Times story about a group of men with intellectual disabilities who worked in servitude for decades has won top honors" href="https://asunews.asu.edu/20141013-schneider-award">A New York Times story about a group of men with intellectual disabilities who worked in servitude for decades has won top honors</a> in the 2014 <strong>Katherine Schneider </strong>Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability<span style="font-family: Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, 'Bitstream Vera Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">," Arizona State University announced last week.</span></p> <p>The Oct. 13 release also said, "First place went to <strong>Dan Barry</strong>, <strong>Kassie Bracken</strong> and <strong>Nicole Bengiveno</strong> of The New York Times for <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/03/09/us/the-boys-in-the-bunkhouse.html?_r=0" target="_blank">'The "Boys" in the Bunkhouse</a>,' which describes in text, photos and video the lives of men who for 30 years worked in an Iowa turkey processing plant for almost no pay. The story raised questions about the federal law that permitted the men to be underpaid for doing the same work as their non-disabled colleagues, explained how regulators effectively sanctioned the exploitation, and detailed the squalid living conditions and mistreatment the men endured.</p> <p>"The New York Times team spent most of 2013 documenting the men's experience, which was first revealed in stories in The Des Moines Register in 2009. . . ."</p> <p>The university also said, "The second-place award went to the Anchorage Daily News. Judges also awarded an honorable mention to the Kansas City Star, as well as to a student-created deaf and hearing newscast at Arizona State University.</p> <p>"The contest, the only one devoted exclusively to disability reporting, is administered by the National Center on Disability and Journalism at the<strong> Walter Cronkite </strong>School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="opinion"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/15-more-journalists-disinvited-fear-ebola#opinion" target="_blank">Black Opinion Editor Ties Gay Marriage to Civil Rights</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.news-record.com/blogs/gay-and-interracial-marriages-similar-stakes-and-issues/article_82750a46-558b-11e4-8e05-001a4bcf6878.html" target="_blank">Some people don't like to equate the issue of gay marriage with the civil rights struggle</a>," <strong>Allen Johnson</strong>, a black journalist who is editorial page editor of the News &amp; Record in Greensboro, N.C., wrote Sunday. "But what is it, if not a struggle for civil rights? That's why I suspect more African American clergy have not only turned away from their traditional disdain for gay marriage, but embraced it as a cause.</p> <p>"Some state lawmakers also have embraced it as a cause, in fierce opposition to a recent federal judge's decision declaring gay marriage legal in North Carolina. They may be as motivated by politics as personal convictions. But, whatever the reason, they won't go down without a fight. And, in the end, they will lose.</p> <p>"On a personal note, I was born black and raised Southern Baptist. That meant I was taught that homosexuality was wrong because the Bible said so. I also have seen scripture — specifically, 'the curse of Ham' — similarly quoted to defend slavery, discrimination, segregation ... and worse.</p> <p>"I am older and wiser today, and so, apparently, are more of the rest of us. Our courts are telling us that laws banning gay marriage are unconstitutional. We should listen. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Mary C. Curtis</strong>, Washington Post: <a title="In North Carolina, same-sex marriage goes to church" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/wp/2014/10/16/in-north-carolina-same-sex-marriage-goes-to-church/">In North Carolina, same-sex marriage goes to church</a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Jarvis DeBerry</strong>, NOLA.com | the Times-Picayune: <a href="http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/10/gay_rights_vs_religious_freedo.html" target="_blank">Gay rights vs. religious freedom in Houston</a><em>&nbsp;</em><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Courtland Milloy</strong>, Washington Post: <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/a-maryland-church-helps-members-of-a-black-gay-street-gang-reshape-their-lives/2014/10/07/039ad262-4e49-11e4-aa5e-7153e466a02d_story.html" target="_blank">A Maryland church helps members of a black gay street gang reshape their lives</a><em> (Oct. 7) </em><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Mary Sanchez</strong>, Kansas City Star: <a href="http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article2644442.html" target="_blank">Time for Kansas to move past same-sex marriage hang-ups</a><em> (Oct. 9) </em> <br /><br /></li> <li> Mary Sanchez, Kansas City Star: <a href="http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article2761852.html" target="_blank">As Vatican revisits its stance toward gays, a KC lesbian is left in the cold</a><em> (Oct. 15) </em> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Barry Saunders</strong>, News &amp; Observer, Raleigh, N.C.: <a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/10/10/4223394/saunders-gays-are-now-marrying.html?sp=/99/102/110/117/197/" target="_blank">Gays are now marrying in North Carolina — and the sky hasn't fallen</a><em> (Oct. 10) </em></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/15-more-journalists-disinvited-fear-ebola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/15-more-journalists-disinvited-fear-ebola#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:56:20 +0000 princeeditor 8679 at http://mije.org CNN "Reconsidering" NABJ Sponsorships http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-reconsidering-relationship-nabj <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 17, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/nabj_student_photo_2012.jpg" alt="" width="376" height="184" />Journalists say network retaliates after criticism; reports on Ebola turned toward perspective this week; skepticism greets news that Nigerian girls will be freed; artist redraws cartoon in response to NAHJ objections; Univision ends newscasts at Puerto Rico TV station; study shows no lack of qualified black, Latino geeks; O'Reilly tells Jon Stewart there is no "white privilege"; chilling series captures dangers of women on migrant trail (10/17/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#journalists"> Journalists Say Network Retaliates After Criticism </a></p> <p><a href="#ebola"> Reports on Ebola Turned Toward Perspective This Week </a></p> <p><a href="#nigerian"> Skepticism Greets News that Nigerian Girls Will Be Freed </a></p> <p><a href="#artist"> Artist Redraws Cartoon in Response to NAHJ Objections </a></p> <p><a href="#univision"> Univision Ends Newscasts at Puerto Rico TV Station </a></p> <p><a href="#silicon"> Study Shows No Lack of Qualified Black, Latino Geeks</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="migrant"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Reporter Maria Ines Zamudio and photographer Carlton Purvis of the Commercial Appeal in Memphis traveled to El Salvador and along the Mexico-Guatemala border exploring the peril Central American migrants face on their path to the United States. (Credit: Carlton Purvis/Commercial Appeal)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Characters-07810.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="260" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-reconsidering-relationship-nabj#migrant" target="_blank">Chilling Series Captures Dangers of Women on Migrant Trail</a></h2> <p>"Beheadings. Modern day slavery. Forced prostitution. Murder. <a href="http://voxxi.com/2014/10/15/unaccompanied-minors-escape-violence" target="_blank">It would seem like something out of a horror movie</a>," <strong>Kevin Olivas</strong> wrote Wednesday for voxxi.com. "But it is all too real. One could be hard-pressed to find much in the way of coverage by English-language U.S. media of what so many people are trying to escape in Central America and why they would risk so much to come here.</p> <p>"But that experience is captured vibrantly and chillingly in the series '<a href="http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/trail-of-fearscentral-american-women-risk-sexual-violence-en-route-to-us-for-a-better-life_16094086" target="_blank">Trail of Fears</a>' by reporter <strong>Maria Ines Zamudio</strong> and photographer <strong>Carlton Purvis</strong>, of 'The Commercial Appeal' of Memphis, Tenn.</p> <p>" 'Last December/January, I went to Mexico for a family party. I took a few extra days to do some reporting in Lecheria, a common stop for migrants outside Mexico City. I interviewed some women there and I produced the story for NPR's Latino USA,' says Zamudio. 'During this reporting trip, which I funded myself, I realized that I wanted to look into the story in a more meaningful way. I started investigating the issue of human trafficking and other dangers women face along the migrant trail.'</p> <p>"Zamudio earned a fellowship from the International Center for Journalists that was sponsored by the Ford Foundation to produce the series. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Matt McCleskey</strong>, WAMU-FM, Washington: <a href="http://wamu.org/news/14/10/09/listen_reporter_armando_trull_reflects_gang_violence_in_el_salvador " target="_blank">Reporter Armando Trull Reflects On Gang Violence In El Salvador</a> <em>(audio) (Oct. 9)</em> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-reconsidering-relationship-nabj" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-reconsidering-relationship-nabj#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 02:22:36 +0000 princeeditor 8678 at http://mije.org Disinvited Over Fear of Ebola http://mije.org/richardprince/disinvited-over-ebola-fears <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 16, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Michel du Cille" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Michel%20duCille-146x146.jpg" alt="" width="146" height="146" />J-dean says any decision would leave someone upset (10/16/14);&nbsp;CNN layoffs reach journalists of color; . . . MSNBC says it is keeping promises to Hispanics; journalists robbed, news vehicle stolen at prayer vigil; NPR to pull back on use of Washington NFL team name; Nancy Snyderman apologizes for violating Ebola quarantine; new BuzzFeed publisher Dao Nguyen to refashion role; Time revisits "model minority" stereotype; Boston Herald opinion editor asks forgiveness for cartoon; diversity lament from Britain sounds familiar (10/15/14)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#ebola">J-Dean Says Any Decision Would Leave Someone Upset</a></p> <p><a name="ebola"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="A sick child, Cynthia, waits outside Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, for health workers to remove dead bodies before she can enter. Michel du Cille&#039;s assignment in Liberia is at issue at Syracuse University. (Credit: Michel du Cille/Washington Post)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/full_column/u678/Ebola_wp-547x277.png" alt="A sick child, Cynthia, waits outside Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, f" width="547" height="277" /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="time"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-layoffs-reach-journalists-color#time" target="_blank">Time Revisits "Model Minority" Stereotype</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Time cover of Aug. 31, 1987" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/1101870831_400-295x388.jpg" alt="" width="295" height="388" />"Although it was not the first to do so, Time's cover story in 1987 titled <em>The Asian American Whiz Kids</em> is often <a href="http://www.asamnews.com/2014/10/15/time-asian-americans-not-part-of-diversity-equation/" target="_blank">cited as an example of media coverage perpetuating the model minority myth</a>,' <strong>Randall Yip</strong> wrote Wednesday for his AsAmNews.</p> <p>"Now 27 years later, Time has updated its story talking to some of the same people it talked to in 1987. [Its] conclusion:</p> <p>" 'The lack of Asian leadership in tech sheds light on a larger issue: Asians are excluded from the idea of diversity.'</p> <p>"The most recent example can be found in the diversity reports released by Silicon Valley's largest tech firms. . . ." Time pointed out, "<a title="Very little was said of the discrepancy between the high percentage of Asian tech employees and the disproportionately low percentage of Asian leaders" href="http://time.com/3475962/asian-american-diversity/">Very little was said of the discrepancy between the high percentage of Asian tech employees and the disproportionately low percentage of Asian leaders</a>. . . ."</p> <p><strong>Jack Linshi</strong> wrote in the Time story, headlined, "<a href="http://time.com/3475962/asian-american-diversity/" target="_blank">T</a>he Real Problem When It Comes to Diversity and Asian-Americans":</p> <p>"The belief in a blanket Asian-American culture is so thick that it has resulted in confusion when Asian-Americans deviate from the model minority myth. Today, diversity is more visible than ever: There is the commanding <strong>John Cho</strong>, and there is the awkward <strong>William Hung</strong>; the funny <strong>Mindy Kaling</strong> and the serious <strong>Indra Nooyi</strong>; the talkative local launderer and the mum evil villain; the whitewashed American-born Chinese and the perpetual foreigner.</p> <p>"And yet those who display that diversity are often perceived as exceptions. The rule is the single framework — the model minority myth — that persists as the dominant stereotype for the whole race, especially in the tech sector. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="herald"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-layoffs-reach-journalists-color#herald" target="_blank">Boston Herald Opinion Editor Asks Forgiveness for Cartoon</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/opinion/op_ed/2014/10/rachelle_cohen_here_s_how_hurtful_cartoon_made_it_into_herald" target="_blank">For two weeks I have remained silent</a>," <strong>Rachelle G. Cohen</strong>, editorial page editor of the Boston Herald, wrote on Wednesday. "And that was just plain dumb. Oh, not THE dumbest thing — not by a long shot. The dumbest thing I've ever done was without a second thought to give my approval to a cartoon — we all know which one — that has proven hurtful to so many people — people I care about. It has also proven hurtful to an institution I love and to colleagues who are blameless.</p> <p>"And that, in the end, is what forces me to break this utterly uncharacteristic silence of mine. . . ."</p> <p>As CBS News reported on Oct. 1, "<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/boston-herald-apologizes-for-obama-watermelon-toothpaste-cartoon/" target="_blank">The cartoon shows the president brushing his teeth in a White House bathroom with a surprised look on his face</a> as a white man sits in the bathtub behind him, asking [<strong>President</strong>] <strong>Obama</strong>, 'Have you tried the new watermelon flavored toothpaste?' The caption reads, 'White House Invader Got Farther Than Originally Thought. ' "</p> <p>Cohen wrote Wednesday, "it's my job as an editor to see around corners, to look at all the possible meanings and nuances of words and of images. It's my job and two weeks ago I failed at it miserably. And that's all on me and this is why. . . ."</p> <p>She also wrote, "Yes, a final page proof does go up to the 6th floor where a desk editor will read the editorials, make sure we haven't made some obvious error of fact and in the event a topic has been overtaken by breaking news events will pick up the phone and advise me that we need an update. On the night in question — the night the cartoon appeared on a page proof, the proof was not left in the proper bin. No senior news editor ever saw it.</p> <p>"And every evening the publisher gets a copy of the editorials sent to his email — not the images — only the words.</p> <p>"So there you have it. The remarkably simple way in which bad stuff can happen. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-10"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="diversity"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-layoffs-reach-journalists-color#diversity" target="_blank">Diversity Lament From Britain Sounds Familiar</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/14/diversity-british-media-black-ethnic-minority" target="_blank">This is an article I swore I would never write</a>," <strong>Nesrine Malik</strong> wrote Tuesday for Britain's Guardian newspaper. "First, as a protest against the minority media ghetto where minority writers are limited to writing about minority issues and gripes, second, because it just looks like sour grapes, and finally, because this kind of journalism about journalism can edge into the self-indulgent. But two lists published in close succession have made me break my vow.</p> <p>"So bear with what may seem like media navel-gazing and look at what these two lists tell us. The first, the 2014 list of nominees for the Comment Awards, has not a single columnist of colour; the second, the list of judges for the British Journalism Awards, not a single black or minority ethnic (BME) judge and only three women out of 18 on the panel. After I tweeted about the latter, Press Gazette got in touch and said there was still 'work to do,' and added one male non-white judge and two women to its panel. . . ."</p> <p>Malik also wrote, "Protest against this, however, and you are met with cries of tokenism and horror at positive discrimination. Sometimes the blame is shifted onto the excluded for being paranoid or not proactive enough. The comment awards curator <strong>Julia Hobsbawm</strong> defended the all-white shortlist by saying that people who feel underrepresented should just 'phone me up and ask to be a judge ... Don't put a barrier where there isn't one. That's a mindset.' The selection of the all-white shortlist was 'democratic'.</p> <p>"To me this is proof that there is still a fundamental misunderstanding of how networks can be hermetic and self-perpetuating without being actively racist, sexist or classist. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Jimi Matthews</strong>, the Journalist, South Africa: <a href="http://www.thejournalist.org.za/news/complexion-newsrooms-changed-old-norms-haunt-us" target="_blank">The Complexion of Newsrooms Changed But old norms haunt us</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/disinvited-over-ebola-fears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/disinvited-over-ebola-fears#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:10:34 +0000 princeeditor 8676 at http://mije.org CNN Layoffs Reach Journalists of Color http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-layoffs-reach-journalists-color <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 15, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/34d01782ffa87707cb634cc81ca2518f.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="104" />Velez-Mitchell, Darius Walker hit in ongoing staff cuts; . . . MSNBC says it is keeping promises to Hispanics; journalists robbed, news vehicle stolen at prayer vigil; NPR to pull back on use of Washington NFL team name; Nancy Snyderman apologizes for violating Ebola quarantine; new BuzzFeed publisher Dao Nguyen to refashion role; Time revisits "model minority" stereotype; Boston Herald opinion editor asks forgiveness for cartoon; diversity lament from Britain sounds familiar (10/15/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#cuts"> Velez-Mitchell, Darius Walker Hit in Ongoing Staff Cuts </a></p> <p><a href="#msnbc"> . . . MSNBC Says It Is Keeping Promises to Hispanics </a></p> <p><a href="#journalists"> Journalists Robbed, News Vehicle Stolen at Prayer Vigil </a></p> <p><a href="#npr"> NPR to Pull Back on Use of Washington NFL Team Name </a></p> <p><a href="#ebola"> Nancy Snyderman Apologizes for Violating Ebola Quarantine </a></p> <p><a href="#buzzfeed"> New BuzzFeed Publisher Dao Nguyen to Refashion Role </a></p> <p><a href="#time"> Time Revisits "Model Minority" Stereotype </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="herald"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-layoffs-reach-journalists-color#herald" target="_blank">Boston Herald Opinion Editor Asks Forgiveness for Cartoon</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/opinion/op_ed/2014/10/rachelle_cohen_here_s_how_hurtful_cartoon_made_it_into_herald" target="_blank">For two weeks I have remained silent</a>," <strong>Rachelle G. Cohen</strong>, editorial page editor of the Boston Herald, wrote on Wednesday. "And that was just plain dumb. Oh, not THE dumbest thing — not by a long shot. The dumbest thing I've ever done was without a second thought to give my approval to a cartoon — we all know which one — that has proven hurtful to so many people — people I care about. It has also proven hurtful to an institution I love and to colleagues who are blameless.</p> <p>"And that, in the end, is what forces me to break this utterly uncharacteristic silence of mine. . . ."</p> <p>As CBS News reported on Oct. 1, "<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/boston-herald-apologizes-for-obama-watermelon-toothpaste-cartoon/" target="_blank">The cartoon shows the president brushing his teeth in a White House bathroom with a surprised look on his face</a> as a white man sits in the bathtub behind him, asking [<strong>President</strong>] <strong>Obama</strong>, 'Have you tried the new watermelon flavored toothpaste?' The caption reads, 'White House Invader Got Farther Than Originally Thought. ' "</p> <p>Cohen wrote Wednesday, "it's my job as an editor to see around corners, to look at all the possible meanings and nuances of words and of images. It's my job and two weeks ago I failed at it miserably. And that's all on me and this is why. . . ."</p> <p>She also wrote, "Yes, a final page proof does go up to the 6th floor where a desk editor will read the editorials, make sure we haven't made some obvious error of fact and in the event a topic has been overtaken by breaking news events will pick up the phone and advise me that we need an update. On the night in question — the night the cartoon appeared on a page proof, the proof was not left in the proper bin. No senior news editor ever saw it.</p> <p>"And every evening the publisher gets a copy of the editorials sent to his email — not the images — only the words.</p> <p>"So there you have it. The remarkably simple way in which bad stuff can happen. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="diversity"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-layoffs-reach-journalists-color#diversity" target="_blank">Diversity Lament From Britain Sounds Familiar</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/14/diversity-british-media-black-ethnic-minority" target="_blank">This is an article I swore I would never write</a>," <strong>Nesrine Malik</strong> wrote Tuesday for Britain's Guardian newspaper. "First, as a protest against the minority media ghetto where minority writers are limited to writing about minority issues and gripes, second, because it just looks like sour grapes, and finally, because this kind of journalism about journalism can edge into the self-indulgent. But two lists published in close succession have made me break my vow.</p> <p>"So bear with what may seem like media navel-gazing and look at what these two lists tell us. The first, the 2014 list of nominees for the Comment Awards, has not a single columnist of colour; the second, the list of judges for the British Journalism Awards, not a single black or minority ethnic (BME) judge and only three women out of 18 on the panel. After I tweeted about the latter, Press Gazette got in touch and said there was still 'work to do,' and added one male non-white judge and two women to its panel. . . ."</p> <p>Malik also wrote, "Protest against this, however, and you are met with cries of tokenism and horror at positive discrimination. Sometimes the blame is shifted onto the excluded for being paranoid or not proactive enough. The comment awards curator <strong>Julia Hobsbawm</strong> defended the all-white shortlist by saying that people who feel underrepresented should just 'phone me up and ask to be a judge ... Don't put a barrier where there isn't one. That's a mindset.' The selection of the all-white shortlist was 'democratic'.</p> <p>"To me this is proof that there is still a fundamental misunderstanding of how networks can be hermetic and self-perpetuating without being actively racist, sexist or classist. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Jimi Matthews</strong>, the Journalist, South Africa: <a href="http://www.thejournalist.org.za/news/complexion-newsrooms-changed-old-norms-haunt-us" target="_blank">The Complexion of Newsrooms Changed But old norms haunt us</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-layoffs-reach-journalists-color" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-layoffs-reach-journalists-color#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:37:19 +0000 princeeditor 8674 at http://mije.org How Ferguson Cops Bullied the Media http://mije.org/richardprince/how-ferguson-cops-bullied-media <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 13, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/ferguson-riots.jpeg" alt="" width="183" height="96" />Photographers group fights "catch and release" tactic; hard to show death by Ebola "with the dignity it deserves"; ex-all-news, all-Beyoncé station now "classic hip-hop"; Bill Whitaker's first story airs on "60 Minutes"; Islamic State beheads Iraqi TV cameraman, 3 others; Central African Republic on brink again, without media; on both coasts, cartoons depicting Hispanics draw fire; . . . N.Y. Daily News Mariachi cartoon called stereotypical; no more mug-shot galleries for Missouri paper; pitching the press, with diversity (10/13/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#photo"> Photographers Group Fights "Catch and Release" Tactic </a></p> <p><a href="#ebola"> Hard to Show Death by Ebola "With the Dignity It Deserves" </a></p> <p><a href="#beyonce"> Ex-All-News, All-Beyoncé Station Now "Classic Hip-Hop" </a></p> <p><a href="#whitaker"> Bill Whitaker's First Story Airs on "60 Minutes" </a></p> <p><a href="#islamic"> Islamic State Beheads Iraqi TV Cameraman, 3 Others </a></p> <p><a href="#african"> Central African Republic on Brink Again, Without Media</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="mariachi"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="This cartoon &amp;quot;insulted and cast a negative light on Latinos for the sake of something that was &#039;fun to draw,&#039; &amp;quot; said Mekahlo Medina, president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. (Credit: Bob Eckstein/Daily News)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/cartoon-comment-taxi-subway-ratings.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="406" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/how-ferguson-cops-bullied-media#mariachi" target="_blank">. . . N.Y. Daily News Mariachi Cartoon Called Stereotypical</a></h2> <p>The National Association of Hispanic Journalists Sunday denounced a cartoon in the Daily News in New York as stereotypical and demanded a public apology.</p> <p>The cartoon, a commentary on New York's grading of taxis, was published Sunday. It showed mariachis on a train to illustrate "an example of what some may find annoying," the cartoonist, <strong>Bob Eckstein</strong>, tweeted to NAHJ member <strong>Julio Varela</strong>, founder of LatinoRebels.com, according to NAHJ.</p> <p>NAHJ President <strong>Mekahlo Medina</strong> said in a statement on the NAHJ website, "<a title="Our community, for far too long, has been the subject of these stereotypes for the sake of jokes or entertainment" href="http://nahj.org/sts-stop-the-stereotypes-ny-daily-news-cartoon-offensive-and-re-enforces-negative-stereotypes/ ">Our community, for far too long, has been the subject of these stereotypes for the sake of jokes or entertainment</a>. It's disturbing that a journalism organization like the New York Daily News would allow a negative depiction to be used to engage readers on an issue that is important to citizens. The cartoon, for Latinos, is an example of engaging them on the issue of grading transportation . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Ruben Navarrette Jr.</strong>, Washington Post Writers Group:<a href="http://www.news-journal.com/opinion/navarrette-a-heckler-s-reasoning/article_0af85ec1-db83-522c-93c0-72ff9f4506cd.html" target="_blank"> A heckler's reasoning </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Jose Parra</strong>, Fox News Latino: <a href="http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/opinion/2014/10/13/opinion-what-in-name-pronunciation-for-latinos-plenty/ " target="_blank">What's in a name pronunciation? For Latinos, plenty </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Geraldo Rivera</strong>, Fox News Latino: <a href="http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/opinion/2014/10/10/geraldo-rivera-immigration-frustration/" target="_blank">Immigration frustration </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Bob Ray Sanders</strong>, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: <a href="http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/10/04/6173071/fort-worth-herd-drovers-get-a.html " target="_blank">Fort Worth Herd drovers get a lesson in their own culture </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="missouri"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/how-ferguson-cops-bullied-media#missouri">No More Mug-Shot Galleries for Missouri Paper</a></h2> <p>The Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader is dropping its regular publication of <a href="http://www.jrn.com/ksgf/galleries/mugshots-230561061.html" target="_blank">mug shots </a>because "Greene County's system to distribute mug shots of daily arrests had gone down, and our system to capture them was as useless as an iPhone in western Kansas."</p> <p>Moreover, <strong>Paul Berry</strong>, executive director of news and engagement, told readers Sunday, "<a title="I'd been thinking lately about the mug shots and our role as the community newspaper" href="http://www.news-leader.com/story/opinion/contributors/2014/10/11/mug-shots-go/17139807/">I'd been thinking lately about the mug shots and our role as the community newspaper</a>. As I've said countless times since getting here, our success hinges on our ability to produce quality journalism that impacts our community.</p> <p>"Good journalism seeks to bring clarity to confusion, helps us ask informed questions and provides us with the information we need to make informed decisions for our families, businesses and communities.</p> <p>"We've been struggling with how these galleries fit into our approach. While they serve as a record of arrests in our area, they raise significant questions. Was the arrest justified? Were formal charges filed? What is the condition of the person arrested?</p> <p>"Without proper context, the galleries serve as little more than a place for people to gawk at those who have been arrested. Many of those who are arrested need our community's help, not our ridicule. . . ."</p> <p>Berry also wrote, "We'll continue to report on the serious crimes against people in our community, as you've come to expect from us. And we won't shy away from holding people accountable for their actions, including publishing their photos.</p> <p>"But for now, mug shots are a machine we won't be turning back on again. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-10"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="diversity"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-13%20at%2010.36.26%20PM_0.png" alt="" width="560" height="449" /><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/how-ferguson-cops-bullied-media#diversity" target="_blank">Pitching the Press, With Diversity</a></h2> <p>The centerfold of the Washington Post's Capital Business section Monday featured a photo of its diverse staff and an invitation to "learn about how to get your news in Capital Business and pitch to reporters one-on-one, speed-dating style." <a href="http://www.cvent.com/events/the-capital-series/event-summary-0d8c2a42c6da4d7185471636f79efb60.aspx" target="_blank">Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres are to be served at the Post building on Oct. 28</a>.</p> <p>From left, <strong>Jonathan O'Connell</strong>, <strong>Mohana Ravindranath</strong>, <strong>Shawn Selby</strong>, <strong>Madia Brown</strong>, <strong>Amrita Jayakumar</strong>, <strong>Dan Beyers</strong>, <strong>V. Dion Haynes</strong>, <strong>J.D. Harrison</strong>, <strong>Abha Bhattarai</strong>, <strong>Steven Overly</strong>, <strong>Catherine Ho</strong> and <strong>Kathy Orton</strong>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/how-ferguson-cops-bullied-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/how-ferguson-cops-bullied-media#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 02:35:13 +0000 princeeditor 8665 at http://mije.org All-News Station Pivots to All-Beyoncé http://mije.org/richardprince/all-news-station-pivots-beyonc%C3%A9 <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 10, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-10%20at%207.17.42%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="103" />Don't blame Houston listeners, some tell Radio One; CNN's sole black executive producer quits; Latino, black millennials use phones as top news source; do presidential approval ratings mean same thing today?; GAO confirms voter ID controversy is a scam; young black men 21 times more likely to be killed by cops; "5 craziest things people in the West say about Ebola" (10/10/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#houston"> Don't Blame Houston Listeners, Some Tell Radio One </a></p> <p><a href="#cnn"> CNN's Sole Black Executive Producer Quits </a></p> <p><a href="#latino"> Latino, Black Millennials Use Phones as Top News Source </a></p> <p><a href="#ratings"> Do Presidential Approval Ratings Mean Same Thing Today? </a></p> <p><a href="#scam"> GAO Confirms Voter ID Controversy Is a Scam </a></p> <p><a href="#cops"> Young Black Men 21 Times More Likely to Be Killed by Cops </a></p> <p><a href="#ebola"> "5 Craziest Things People in the West Say About Ebola" </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="dakota"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="South Dakota has, for all intents and purposes, eliminated Columbus Day as a holiday. (Credit: freegreatimages.com)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-10%20at%209.11.52%20PM.png" alt="" width="560" height="349" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/all-news-station-pivots-beyonc%C3%A9#dakota" target="_blank">In South Dakota, Oct. 12 Holds Different Significance&nbsp;</a></h2> <p>"An unprecedented event happened in South Dakota 24 years ago, an event that has not been duplicated by any other state: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-giago/standing-tall-for-native_b_5818988.html" target="_blank">South Dakota adopted October 12 as a state holiday to be called Native American Day</a>," <strong>Tim Giago</strong> wrote Sept. 15 for the Huffington Post, anticipating this weekend.</p> <p>"By selecting October 12, South Dakota eliminated, for all intent and purpose, Columbus Day as a holiday. But the ensuing 24 years have proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that old habits are hard to break.</p> <p>"The Native American Day holiday did not occur by happenstance. It certainly was not anything advocated by the state's largest newspapers, television or radio stations, or by the state's 100 weekly newspapers. It was instead a holiday advocated by the only independent, Indian-owned weekly newspaper in the state, the original Lakota Times (No connection to the current Lakota Country Times). . . ."</p> <p>Giago also wrote, "But as I alluded to earlier, change comes hard in this state. The state's white-owned media has done little to promote Native American Day. Out-of-state retail chains like Walmart, Target, K-Mart, J.C. Penney's and Lowe's, and others, with their corporate mentality, still advertise 'Columbus Day' sales. And above all, the state government of South Dakota has been woefully negligent in stepping forward to celebrate a day that honors Native Americans.</p> <p>"It seems to me that the people of South Dakota are not fully aware that what they accomplished is unique in American history. Of the 50 States of the Union, only one has set aside a state sanctioned holiday to honor Native Americans and in so doing has diminished a holiday, Columbus Day, that most Native Americans find offensive. Witness the Native protests that take place across America (except in South Dakota) every October 12. In South Dakota we made this happen without firing a shot.</p> <p>"If South Dakota's white-owned media had come up with the idea of Native American Day, or of a Year of Reconciliation, perhaps they would be more apt to promote and honor these days, but it seems to me that because the Lakota people and a Lakota-owned newspaper did it for them, they are hesitant, fearful and even envious of promoting this special day. They even neglect to report truthfully about how this day began. They instead credit a white governor and white legislature totally ignoring the all-important instigating role played by me and the Native Americans at the Lakota Times.</p> <p>"I would say to the Lakota people that October 12 is our day. . . ."</p> <p>The University of California at San Diego adds, "California Native American Day <a href="http://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/policies/diversity/NA-celebration.html" target="_blank">was established as an official state holiday in 1998</a>. Today, all California schools recognize the fourth Friday in September as the official Native American holiday. . . "</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Michael Arceneaux</strong>, Ebony: <a href="http://www.ebony.com/news-views/columbus-smiles-down-on-the-culture-vultures-594#axzz3Fk5hoHr2" target="_blank">Columbus Smiles Down on the Culture Vultures </a></li> <li> <p><strong>Jessica Carro</strong>, Indian Country Today Media Network: <a href="http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/10/08/do-other-countries-celebrate-columbus-day" target="_blank">Do Other Countries Celebrate Columbus Day?</a></p> </li> <li> <strong>Valerie Strauss</strong>, Washington Post: <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/10/08/columbus-day-how-is-this-still-a-thing/" target="_blank">Columbus Day: 'How is this still a thing?'</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/all-news-station-pivots-beyonc%C3%A9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/all-news-station-pivots-beyonc%C3%A9#comments Sat, 11 Oct 2014 02:16:34 +0000 princeeditor 8664 at http://mije.org CNN's Racial "Atmosphere" Worries NABJ http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-atmosphere-worries-nabj <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 8, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/sidebar_contact_us_2-278x185.jpg" alt="" width="278" height="185" />Fired black producer files $5 million lawsuit; restraints on African news media tighten amid Ebola panic; 70% of blacks say gays sin, but 40% back same-sex marriage; no spike in Ferguson voting registration after all; Islamic State jihadists put Al Jazeera on blacklist; FCC chairman says diversity fight has moved online; Florida sportswriter resigns after plagiarism charge (10/8/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#lawsuit"> Fired Black Producer Files $5 Million Lawsuit </a></p> <p><a href="#ebola"> Restraints on African News Media Tighten Amid Ebola Panic </a></p> <p><a href="#blacks"> 70% of Blacks Say Gays Sin, but 40% Back Same-Sex Marriage </a></p> <p><a href="#ferguson"> No Spike in Ferguson Voting Registration After All </a></p> <p><a href="#aljazeera"> Islamic State Jihadists Put Al Jazeera on Blacklist </a></p> <p><a href="#fcc"> FCC Chairman Says Diversity Fight Has Moved Online </a></p> <p><a href="#florida"> Florida Sportswriter Resigns After Plagiarism Charge </a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-atmosphere-worries-nabj" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-atmosphere-worries-nabj#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 02:24:23 +0000 princeeditor 8663 at http://mije.org An Apology for Whitewashing Slavery http://mije.org/richardprince/apology-whitewashing-slavery <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 6, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/nohero-davis.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="245" />Magazine trashed book on forced free labor, U.S. economy; Boston Herald to meet With NAACP over staff diversity; Turner Broadcasting to cut workforce by 10%; at Dallas Weekly, a "few folk here rather upset"; 2 black networks partner for 5½ hours of news daily; Sarah Glover to edit social media for NBC O&amp;Os; "CBS Evening News" airing "long look" at L.A. dropouts; cartoon on India's mission to Mars scored as in poor taste.(10/6/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#economy">Magazine Trashed Book on Forced Free Labor, Economy </a></p> <p><a href="#boston"> Boston Herald to Meet With NAACP Over Staff Diversity </a></p> <p><a href="#turner"> Turner Broadcasting to Cut Workforce by 10% </a></p> <p><a href="#dallas"> At Dallas Weekly, a "Few Folk Here Rather Upset" </a></p> <p><a href="#black"> 2 Black Networks Partner for 5½ Hours of News Daily</a></p> <p><a href="#glover">Sarah Glover to Edit Social Media for NBC O&amp;Os</a></p> <p><a href="#cbs"> "CBS Evening News" Airing "Long Look" at L.A. Dropouts </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="mars"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/apology-whitewashing-slavery#mars" target="_blank">Cartoon on India's Mission to Mars Scored as in Poor Taste</a></h2> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/apology-whitewashing-slavery#mars" target="_blank"> </a></p> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: right;" title="(Credit: Heng/New York Times)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/2014-09-29-racistcomic-341x246.jpg" alt="" width="341" height="246" /> "Last week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sharanya-haridas/the-new-york-times-publis_b_5903118.html" target="_blank">and the first in the world to do so on its first attempt</a>," <strong>Sharanya Haridas </strong>wrote Sept. 30 for the Huffington Post.</p> <p>"The spacecraft called Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) in English and 'Mangalyaan' or 'mars craft' in Hindi was launched in November and reached the orbit on Wednesday, to much jubilation from the public.</p> <p>"India's first interplanetary mission is all the more creditable because, at $72 million, Mangalyaan cost just a fraction of NASA's $670 million Maven, and $2 billion Curiosity Rover. It also cost less than to produce the film <em>Gravity</em>, and at Rs.7 or 11 cents, per kilometer, cost less than the per-kilometer cost of commuting by autorickshaw in most Indian cities.</p> <p>"So yesterday's New York Times' comic by <strong>Heng</strong>, titled 'India's budget mission to Mars' seems in poor taste. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/apology-whitewashing-slavery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/apology-whitewashing-slavery#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 02:46:38 +0000 princeeditor 8651 at http://mije.org Obama Takes Swipes at Fox News http://mije.org/richardprince/two-speeches-obama-takes-swipe-fox-news <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 3, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/2014-10-03T00-37-58.866Z--1280x720.nbcnews-video-reststate-800.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="103" /> President underscores his animus on Twitter; BuzzFeed, Columbia plan fellowship for journalists of color; Post-Dispatch backs redress for "driving while black"; Boston Herald's gaffe coincides with scant diversity; NAACP lawyer succeeds David Honig at MMTC; NBC cameraman with Ebola virus heads back to U.S.; "comics journalism" can be more memorable than words (10/3/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#twitter"> President Underscores His Animus on Twitter </a></p> <p><a href="#buzzfeed"> BuzzFeed, Columbia Plan Fellowship for Journalists of Color </a></p> <p><a href="#blacks"> Post-Dispatch Backs Redress for "Driving While Black" </a></p> <p><a href="#herald"> Boston Herald's Gaffe Coincides With Scant Diversity </a></p> <p><a href="#naacp"> NAACP Lawyer Succeeds David Honig at MMTC</a></p> <p><a href="#ebola"> NBC Cameraman With Ebola Virus Heads Back to U.S.</a></p> <p><a href="#comics"> "Comics Journalism" Can Be More Memorable Than Words</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/two-speeches-obama-takes-swipe-fox-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/two-speeches-obama-takes-swipe-fox-news#comments Sat, 04 Oct 2014 02:17:21 +0000 princeeditor 8649 at http://mije.org Baquet Seeks More Diverse N.Y. Times Readership http://mije.org/richardprince/baquet-seeks-more-diverse-audience <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Dean%20Baquet%20at%20NYABJ-9-30-14.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />Honored by N.Y. black journalists, editor urges outreach; public TV boards dominated by corporate interests; feds urged to investigate treatment of journalists in Ferguson; 3 FCC commissioners say "Redskins" term is offensive; readers weigh in on "Top 10 House Negroes in America"; Boston Herald columnist apologizes for Obama cartoon; Sharpton offers "preacher status" to donors; Jeter website to enable athletes to bypass reporters (10/1/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#times"> Honored by N.Y. Black Journalists, Editor Urges Outreach </a></p> <p><a href="#public"> Public TV Boards Dominated by Corporate Interests </a></p> <p><a href="#ferguson"> Feds Urged to Investigate Treatment of Ferguson Journalists </a></p> <p><a href="#fcc"> 3 FCC Commissioners Say "Redskins" Term Is Offensive </a></p> <p><a href="#negroes"> Readers Weigh In on "Top 10 House Negroes in America" </a></p> <p><a href="#boston"> Boston Herald Artist Apologizes for Obama Cartoon </a></p> <p><a href="#sharpton"> Sharpton Offers "Preacher Status" to Donors </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="jeter"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/baquet-seeks-more-diverse-audience#jeter" target="_blank">Jeter Website to Enable Athletes to Bypass Reporters</a></h2> <p>"Despite years of politely fending off reporters' questions or offering responses that veered toward the bland, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/02/sports/baseball/derek-jeter-outlines-digital-venture-a-publishing-outlet-for-athletes.html?ref=media" target="_blank"><strong>Derek Jeter</strong> is joining the news media</a>," <strong>David Walstein</strong> reported Wednesday for the New York Times. "On Wednesday, just three days after playing his final baseball game, Jeter announced that he would publish The Players' Tribune, a website that gives athletes a forum to express their thoughts and feelings.</p> <p>"According to a news release, athletes will be able to share first-person accounts, videos, podcasts, photographs and polls on the site. Jeter said he would be closely involved. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Christopher Massie</strong>, Columbia Journalism Review: <a href="http://www.cjr.org/full_court_press/jeters_legend.php?page=all" target="_blank">In all the goodbyes, media didn’t catch why Jeter will be missed </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/baquet-seeks-more-diverse-audience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/baquet-seeks-more-diverse-audience#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 02:55:08 +0000 princeeditor 8647 at http://mije.org J-Group Sees Future in Techno-Color http://mije.org/richardprince/j-group-sees-future-techno-color <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 29, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/IMG00192-20140927-1435.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="137" />Online news assn. conference makes strides in diversity; "Segregation Now" series wins twice at ONA awards; Holder seen as the "race man" Obama didn't want to be; Knight Foundation gives CUNY $1.2 million for diversity; Calif. media not editorializing on Confederate flag curb; MSNBC, contributor Goldie Taylor part company; sports editors seek applications for management candidates (9/29/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#ONA">Online News Assn. Conference Makes Strides in Diversity</a></p> <p><a href="#ProPublica">"Segregation Now" Series Wins Twice at ONA Awards</a></p> <p><a href="#holder">Holder Seen as the "Race Man" Obama Didn't Want to Be</a></p> <p><a href="#knight">Knight Foundation Gives CUNY $1.2 Million for Diversity </a></p> <p><a href="#flag">Calif. Media Not Editorializing on Confederate Flag Curb</a></p> <p><a href="#msnbc">MSNBC, Contributor Goldie Taylor Part Company</a></p> <p><a href="#sports">Sports Editors Seek Applications for Management Candidates</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/j-group-sees-future-techno-color" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/j-group-sees-future-techno-color#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:23:30 +0000 Reuben Telushkin 8644 at http://mije.org Baquet Responds to "Angry Black Woman" Storm http://mije.org/richardprince/baquet-responds-angry-black-woman-storm <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 24, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/8162681969_8a6ac11724_z-267x97.jpg" alt="" height="97" width="267" />Alessandra Stanley tried "to make a profound point"; Google seeks to address employees' hidden biases; fans still love NFL games, but not Goodell, recent events; writer Brill questions why NFL gives money to NABJ; ProPublica offers primer on status of voting rights; bilingual interview too much for Laura Ingraham; restraining order against pro-marijuana TV reporter (9/24/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#stanley"> Alessandra Stanley Tried "to Make a Profound Point" </a></p> <p><a href="#bias"> Google Seeks to Address Employees' Hidden Biases </a></p> <p><a href="#nfl"> Fans Still Love NFL Games, but Not Goodell, Recent Events</a></p> <p><a href="#brill"> Writer Brill Questions Why NFL Gives Money to NABJ </a></p> <p><a href="#voting"> ProPublica Offers Primer on Status of Voting Rights </a></p> <p><a href="#bilingual"> Bilingual Interview Too Much for Laura Ingraham </a></p> <p><a href="#mary"> Restraining Order Against Pro-Marijuana TV Reporter </a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/baquet-responds-angry-black-woman-storm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/baquet-responds-angry-black-woman-storm#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 02:32:24 +0000 princeeditor 8642 at http://mije.org Racial "Blind Spots" Acknowledged at N.Y. Times http://mije.org/richardprince/racial-blind-spots-acknowledged-ny-times <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 22, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-09-22%20at%207.24.27%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="99" />Public editor responds on "Angry Black Woman" story; reporter drops F-word on air, quits to push pot business; overlooked: TMZ's elevator video was "smoothed out"; William Drummond wins diversity award for J-educators; Will Lee named editor of People magazine website; XXL magazine to be sold, end print edition; reporters banned from Ferguson "town hall" meetings; takedown of NFL team name in the fourth quarter; 59 black media figures reaching back to classrooms Friday (9/22/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#angry"> Public Editor Responds on "Angry Black Woman" Story </a></p> <p><a href="#pot"> Reporter Drops F-Word on Air, Quits to Push Pot Business </a></p> <p><a href="#tmz"> Overlooked: TMZ's Elevator Video Was "Smoothed Out" </a></p> <p><a href="#drummond"> William Drummond Wins Diversity Award for J-Educators </a></p> <p><a href="#lee"> Will Lee Named Editor of People Magazine Website </a></p> <p><a href="#xxl"> XXL Magazine to Be Sold, End Print Edition </a></p> <p><a href="#ferguson"> Reporters Banned From Ferguson "Town Hall" Meetings </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td><a name="nfl"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" style="border: 1px solid lightgrey; padding: 2px;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-09-22%20at%209.59.56%20PM.png" alt="" width="560" height="286" /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><em><span style="color: grey;">Fox aired a one-minute ad for the 18th season of “South Park” during Sunday's Philadelphia Eagles-Washington Redskins game. (<a href="http://nesn.com/2014/09/south-park-roasts-redskins-in-ad-during-skins-eagles-game-video/" target="_blank">video</a>)</span></em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/racial-blind-spots-acknowledged-ny-times#nfl" target="_blank">Takedown of NFL Team Name in the Fourth Quarter</a></h2> <p>"NFL fans watching Sunday's Philadelphia Eagles-Washington Redskins were <a href="http://nesn.com/2014/09/south-park-roasts-redskins-in-ad-during-skins-eagles-game-video/" target="_blank">treated to a rare sight during a fourth-quarter commercial break,</a>" the New England Sports Network reported.</p> <p>"FOX aired a one-minute ad for the 18th season of 'South Park' that was less a promo for the Comedy Central show and more a thorough takedown of the Redskins’ nickname and the controversy surrounding it."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Matt Kramer</strong>, HuffPost LatinoVoices: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matt-kramer/rethink-native-mascots_b_5843408.html?utm_hp_ref=latino-voices&amp;ir=Latino+Voices" target="_blank">It's Time to Rethink Native Mascots</a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Robert McCartney</strong>, Washington Post: <a title="If Dan Snyder is so sure Indians support team name, then he should visit local ones" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/if-dan-snyder-is-so-sure-indians-support-team-name-then-he-should-visit-local-ones/2014/09/13/e9d4d3b2-3ad6-11e4-8601-97ba88884ffd_story.html">If Dan Snyder is so sure Indians support team name, then he should visit local ones</a>&nbsp;<em>(Sept. 13)</em><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Robert O'Donnell</strong>, Washington Post: <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/09/17/stop-congratulating-yourself-for-opposing-the-redskins-name-youre-not-helping-the-real-problem/" target="_blank">Stop congratulating yourself for opposing the Redskins' name. You're not helping the real problem. </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong> Travis Waldron</strong>, Columbia Journalism Review: <a href=" http://www.cjr.org/full_court_press/redskins_name_news.php" target="_blank">Why news organizations are abandoning the Redskins</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td><a name="classrooms"> </a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" style="border: 1px solid lightgrey; padding: 2px;" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-09-22%20at%2010.38.05%20PM%201-520x291.png" alt="" width="520" height="291" /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><em><span style="color: grey;">Susan L. Taylor, longtime editor of Essence magazine, explains the HistoryMakers program in a 2010 video.(<a href="http://www.thehistorymakers.com/education" target="_blank">video</a>)</span></em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/racial-blind-spots-acknowledged-ny-times#classrooms" target="_blank">59 Black Media Figures Reaching Back to Classrooms Friday</a></h2> <p>"What does service mean in the African American community?" The HistoryMakers organization asked Monday in a news release. "To newspaper veteran <strong>George Curry</strong>, service means making news accessible to minority communities. To renowned radio personality <strong>Frank Ski</strong>, service means expanding the reach of urban media, and increasing opportunities for disadvantaged youth.</p> <p>"To newspaper publisher and editor <strong>Amelia Ashley Ward</strong>, or television executive <strong>Douglas V. Holloway</strong>, service means changing the face of media leadership. Service means building a legacy of elite journalism to broadcast journalist <strong>Leon Bibb</strong>, and redefining television news media to news anchor <strong>Barbara Ciara</strong>.</p> <p>"On September 26, 2014, these leaders will join over sixty African American MediaMakers across the nation for a day of service during the 5th Annual Back to School With The HistoryMakers program, as they return to classrooms to encourage students to COMMIT to excellence and finishing their education."</p> <p>The full list of participating media figures is in the <a title="&quot;Comments&quot; section." href="http://mije.org/richardprince/racial-blind-spots-acknowledged-ny-times#comment-15610">"Comments" section.</a></p> <p>The release also said, "Secretary of Education <strong>Arne Duncan</strong> is chairing the nationwide effort with the goal of having more than 400 black leaders go 'back to school' in 61 cities and 30 states. The program puts HistoryMakers in direct contact with over 25,000 students across the nation, to inspire them with their life's stories and to encourage youth to strive for The theme of the day is 'COMMIT.' The HistoryMakers will personally recount their own school experiences, reflect upon the struggles they encountered on their paths to success and, most importantly, encourage students. &nbsp;'It makes a difference to hear a message of positive choices from successful, caring adults whom the students can relate to,' says a teacher from the program. . . ."</p> <p>This columnist will be among the participants.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>T<a title="he HistoryMakers' digital archive" href="http://www.thehistorymakers.com/digital-archive">he HistoryMakers' digital archive</a><a href="http://www.thehistorymakers.com/education" target="_blank"></a><br /><br /></li> <li><a href="http://www.thehistorymakers.com/education" target="_blank"> The HistoryMakers Education page</a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Tanzina Vega</strong>, New York Times:<a title=" Library of Congress to Display Interviews Library of Congress to Display Interviews With Blacks, Noted and Unsung" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/24/us/library-of-congress-to-host-collection-of-african-american-interviews.html?_r=1"> Library of Congress to Display Interviews With Blacks, Noted and Unsung</a> <em>(June 23)</em></li> </ul> <ul> <em><em>[Updated Sept. 23.]</em></em> </ul> <ul> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-10"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="shorttakes" href="http://mije.org/richardprince/racial-blind-spots-acknowledged-ny-times#shorttakes" target="_blank">Short Takes</a></h2> <ul> <li> "Diversity may be the face of America, but behind the cameras there's <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dga-report-tv-directing-is-733799?utm_source=twitter" target="_blank">still little room for women or racial minorities, at least when it comes to directing primetime television episodes</a>," <strong>Jonathan Handel</strong> reported Sept. 17 for the Hollywood Reporter. "That's the takeaway from a Directors Guild of America study announced Wednesday, which found that 69 percent of 2013-14 episodes were directed by white males, a figure that’s been virtually unchanged over the last four seasons. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Hugo Balta</strong>, a coordinating producer at ESPN and immediate past president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, is one of 32 recipients of an <a href="https://nfllabor.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/2014-nfl-hispanic-heritage-leadership-awards.pdf" target="_blank">NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award</a> [PDF], the NFL, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Verizon announced on Sunday. The awards recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market. Balta is to represent the New York Jets. Recipients are to select an organization of their choice that serves the local Hispanic community to receive a $2,000 donation. "<span>I'm going to invest the prize towards NAHJ scholarships," </span>Balta told fellow members of NAHJ.&nbsp;</li> <br /> <li> "<a title="Prolific writer and playwright J. California Cooper has died at the age of 82, a family friend has confirmed to EBONY.com" href="http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/writer-j-california-cooper-dies-at-82-405#axzz3E98HkQPb">Prolific writer and playwright <strong>J. California Cooper </strong>has died at the age of 82, a family friend has confirmed to EBONY.com</a>," the website reported Monday. Cooper passed away peacefully in Seattle, Washington on September 20, with daughter <strong>Paris Williams</strong> by her side. The [Berkeley]-native was best known for her short stories and plays including <em>Strangers,</em> which earned a 1978 Black Playwright Award. Cooper authored six short story collections including <em>A Piece of Mine, Homemade Love</em> (winner of the 1989 American Book Award) <em>Some Soul to Keep, The Matter is Life, Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime, and</em> Wild Stars Seeking Midnight Suns. Her short story <em>Funny Valentine</em> was turned into a 1999 TV movie. . . . ."<br /><br /></li> <li>The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America's foremost think tank for black political and economic research, is "restructuring,"&nbsp;<strong>Spencer Overton</strong>, the center's interim president/CEO, told Journal-isms. As reported in June by <strong>Hazel Trice Edney</strong> for her Trice Edney NewsWire, the Washington-based center "is struggling with financial problems so serious <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/black-research-bastion-falls-hard-times" target="_blank">that its political arm has been gutted and its interim president is working for free</a>." Overton told Journal-isms by email on Monday, "We are doing business, and we're in the process of moving to another address."&nbsp;</li> <br /> <li> "The anonymous media watchdogs who have spent the past month accusing <strong>Fareed Zakaria </strong>of serial plagiarism have <a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/09/esquire-aids-fareed-zakaria-antagonists-195917.html" target="_blank">been given a higher platform from which to air their concerns: Esquire</a>," <strong>Dylan Byers </strong>reported Monday for Politico. "In a new post, Esquire.com News editor <strong>Ben Collins</strong> writes that 'CNN would rather employ, give airtime to, and defend a plagiarist whose resumé they find easy to personally explain and understand than someone who is doing actual journalism, but who might take more work to reach out to or understand.' He then hands the pen over to the watchdogs — known as <a title="'Crushing Bort' and 'Blippo Blappo'" href="http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/bloggers-call-out-cnn-for-double-standard-on-fareed-zakaria/?utm_source=API%27s+Need+to+Know+newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=d4bce92def-Need_to_Know_September_23_20149_23_2014&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_e3bf78af04-d4bce92def-31688689">'Crushing Bort' and 'Blippo Blappo'</a> — who target CNN for failing to adequately address Zakaria's plagiarism . . . ."</li> <br /> <li>"<a title="KDFW/Channel 4 reports that weekend sports anchor and reporter Max Morgan has died of congestive heart failure at age 59," href="http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/09/22/6141121/fox-4-reports-sports-anchor-max.html">KDFW/Channel 4 reports that weekend sports anchor and reporter <strong>Max Morgan</strong> has died of congestive heart failure at age 59,</a>" <strong>Robert Philpot </strong>reported Monday for the Star-Telegram in Fort Worth, Texas. " 'The man who greeted viewers with "Hello Dallas-Fort Worth … let's talk sports" has died,' Fox-4’s report begins. 'Max Morgan started every one of his KDFW sportscasts with that saying, along with a smile and a magnificent baritone voice.' Morgan, who had been with the station since 1993, had been in a Dallas hospital since last Wednesday, according to station reports. . . ."</li> <br /> <li>"<a title="The Los Angeles Register, which launched in April as part of Aaron Kushner's bold bet on print newspapers, will cease publication" href="http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-la-register-20140922-story.html?utm_source=API%27s+Need+to+Know+newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=d4bce92def- Need_to_Know_September_23_20149_23_2014&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_e3bf78af04-d4bce92def-31688689">The Los Angeles Register, which launched in April as part of <strong>Aaron Kushner's </strong>bold bet on print newspapers, will cease publication</a>, effective immediately," <strong>Andrew Khouri</strong>&nbsp;reported Monday for the Los Angeles Times. "Orange County Register co-owner Aaron Kushner announced the decision Monday night in a memo sent to employees. . . . The memo hints at layoffs, but provided no specific details. . . ."</li> <br /> <li>"<a title="Fusion today announced that it is partnering with the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism to offer recent graduates several working fellowships specializing in digital storytelling, investigative reporting and documentary production" href="http://fusionlive.tumblr.com/post/98150653809/fusion-and-usc-annenberg-launch-new-fellowship-program?utm_source=API%27s+Need+to+Know +newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=d4bce92def-Need_to_Know_September_23_20149_23_2014&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_e3bf78af04-d4bce92def-31688689">Fusion today announced that it is partnering with the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism to offer recent graduates several working fellowships specializing in digital storytelling, investigative reporting and documentary production</a>," the school announced Monday. "As part of the ongoing career-track fellowship program, three recent graduates will be hired annually to work for Fusion, a news, pop culture and satire network aimed at a young, diverse American audience. Fusion iis a joint venture of Univision Communications Inc., and the Disney/ABC television network. . . ."<br /><br /></li> <li> "We happen to have <a href="http://niemanreports.org/articles/taking-ideas-journalism-online/?utm_source=API%27s+Need+to+Know+newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=68bb1b05ab- Need_to_Know_September_22_20149_22_2014&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_e3bf78af04-68bb1b05ab-31688689" target="_blank">one of the best African-American journalists writing today, <strong>Ta-Nehisi Coates</strong></a>, but also we have three people of color in the entire organization," <strong>Scott Stossel</strong>, editor of the Atlantic magazine, told Nieman Reports on Sept. 11. "There's a whole host of reasons why that is, and we have for some years done aggressive outreach to try to rectify that. But it matters not just in terms of equal opportunity and justice, but in terms of the perspective that you bring to different stories. . . ."<br /><br /></li> <li> "In a little over a decade, historical and contemporary black newspapers have been digitized at a rapid rate. Yet a critical body of scholarship of these newspapers' impact <a href="http://blackpressresearchcollective.org/visualizing-the-history-of-the-black-press-in-the-united-states-workshop-at-the-center-for-africana-studies-at-johns-hopkins-university/" target="_blank">continues to lag behind the technological developments, which have made these newspapers available to scholars and students</a>," according to the National Endowment for the Humanities. To address this issue, the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University and the Black Press Research Collective are planning a two-day workshop Oct. 10-11,&nbsp;funded by a NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up stage I grant.&nbsp;<br /><br /></li> <li> "Arise Entertainment 360, the popular daily entertainment and culture series, will now be syndicated on BET CENTRIC beginning September 29," the participating parties announced on Monday. "Hosted by veteran journalist and television personality <strong>Lola Ogunnaike</strong> (formerly of the New York Times and CNN) and <strong>Shannon </strong>[<strong>LaNier</strong>](Black Enterprise), Arise 360 covers the top news stories in entertainment, arts, culture and sports." In April,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.essence.com/2014/04/23/centric-tv-air-arise-entertainment-360/" target="_blank">Essence magazine reported such a deal was in the works</a>. <br /><br /></li> <li> "<strong>Amie Hudspeth</strong> has been <a href="https://www.mediabistro.com/tvspy/texas-station-group-adds-news-director_b129426" target="_blank">named news director at the Victoria Television Group in Victoria, Tex</a>., <strong>Kevin Eck</strong> reported Monday for TVSpy. Eck also wrote, "Hudspeth was assistant news director at WNCT in Greenville, N.C. She has also worked at WOAI in San Antonio, Tex. and KEYE in Austin, Tex." <br /><br /></li> <li> In the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, "WVEC sports reporter and weekend anchor <strong>Brian Smith</strong> is <a href="http://hamptonroads.com/2014/09/wvec-sports-reporter-brian-smith-suffers-heart-attack" target="_blank">recovering from a heart attack and will be off the air for the next few weeks</a>," <strong>Tom Robinson</strong> reported Saturday for the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk. <br /><br /></li> <li> In Santo Domingo, "At least three journalists were injured <a href="http://en.rsf.org/dominican-republic-journalists-wounded-while-covering-22-09-2014,46991.html" target="_blank">while covering clashes between police and protesters of Haitian origin in the Dominican capital on 20 September</a>," Reporters Without Borders reported Monday. "The street fighting erupted in the neighbourhood known as 27 de Febrero when a policeman fatally shot a man of Haitian origin identified as <strong>Yanisel Yan</strong>. . . ."<br /><br /></li> </ul> <p><a title="Follow Richard Prince on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/princeeditor">Follow Richard Prince on Twitter @princeeditor</a> <br /><br />Facebook users: <a title="fan page" href="http://www.facebook.com/home.php? filter=nf#/pages/Richard-Princes-Journal-isms/88020137014?ref=ts">"Like" "Richard Prince's Journal-isms" on Facebook. </a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/racial-blind-spots-acknowledged-ny-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/racial-blind-spots-acknowledged-ny-times#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:26:47 +0000 princeeditor 8641 at http://mije.org An "Angry Black Woman" Firestorm http://mije.org/richardprince/angry-black-woman-firestorm <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 19, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/washington_0.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="103" />Questionable framing of story on "Scandal" creator; 3 journalists among 8 killed by Ebola-frightened villagers; Goodell promises to punish players who commit abuse; Latino group ranks NBC first among networks on inclusion; lighter Asian Americans, Latinos more likely to back GOP; Islamic State video features kidnapped journalist; solution offered to off-the-record White House briefings; Whitaker didn't ask Cosby about sexual assault accusations (9/19/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#scandal"> Questionable Framing of Story on "Scandal" Creator </a></p> <p><a href="#ebola"> 3 Journalists Among 8 Killed by Ebola-Frightened Villagers </a></p> <p><a href="#goodell"> Goodell Promises to Punish Players Who Commit Abuse </a></p> <p><a href="#latino"> Latino Group Ranks NBC First Among Networks on Inclusion </a></p> <p><a href="#asian"> Lighter Asian Americans, Latinos More Likely to Back GOP </a></p> <p><a href="#journalist"> Islamic State Video Features Kidnapped Journalist </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="whitaker"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/angry-black-woman-firestorm#whitaker" target="_blank">Whitaker Didn't Ask Cosby About Sexual Assault Accusations</a></h2> <p>Former Newsweek editor <strong>Mark Whitaker</strong>, author of "<a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/new-cosby-bio-looks-best-seller" target="_blank">Cosby: His Life and Times</a>," a new biography of <strong>Bill Cosby</strong>, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=349847465" target="_blank">did not ask his subject about allegations that he drugged and sexually assaulted women in 2004</a>, television critic <strong>Eric Deggans</strong> reported for NPR on Friday.</p> <p>In his report, Deggans said he interviewed Cosby critic <strong>Michael Eric Dyson</strong>, the academic and social critic. "Dyson says Whitaker's been seduced by Cosby. He notes the biography doesn't mention a jarring accusation from 2004. When several women claim the comic drugged and sexually [assaulted] them."</p> <p>The transcript continues:</p> <p>"DYSON: So, how is it that accusations of immorality that have been levied against Mr. Cosby don't make it into a book where the author defends Mr. Cosby in terms of his own attacks on young people?</p> <p>"DEGGANS: Whitaker, who did write about times when Cosby cheated on his wife said he never asked his subject directly about the assault allegations or interviewed the accusers. As a journalist Whitaker says he wasn't [comfortable] including complex accusations in the book that he couldn't prove.</p> <p>"WHITAKER: And I just did not want to be in a position of printing allegations and denials and then be in a position as a journalist writing the most thorough biography that's ever been done. If people said to me, well what do you think really happened? And I would say, you know, I don't know. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Erin E. Evans</strong>, The Root: <a href="http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/_the_cosby_show_30th_anniversary_12_life_lessons_from_cliff_huxtable.html " target="_blank">12 Life Lessons We Learned From Cliff Huxtable </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/angry-black-woman-firestorm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/angry-black-woman-firestorm#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:35:26 +0000 princeeditor 8639 at http://mije.org Web Fails Blacks, Latinos on Coverage http://mije.org/richardprince/web-disappoints-blacks-latinos-coverage <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 17, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/2010_handheld_devices_5810829793.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="244" />"Their communities not paid much attention in the news"; new Washington Post blog focuses on visual narratives; whites catching Ebola virus gives disease visibility; Fareed Zakaria denies accusation of serial plagiarism; younger Latinos said to be less assimilationist in mindset; too many sports writers too cozy with the NFL?; fan of black papers creates only site linking to them (9/17/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#attention">"Their Communities Not Paid Much Attention in the News"</a></p> <p><a href="#post">New Washington Post Blog Focuses on Visual Narratives</a></p> <p><a href="#ebola">Whites Catching Ebola Virus Give Disease Visibility</a></p> <p><a href="#zakaria">Fareed Zakaria Denies Accusation of Serial Plagiarism</a></p> <p><a href="#latino">Younger Latinos Said to Be Less Assimilationist in Mindset</a></p> <p><a href="#nfl">Too Many Sports Writers Too Cozy With the NFL?</a></p> <p><a href="#black">Fan of Black Papers Creates Only Site Linking to Them</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/web-disappoints-blacks-latinos-coverage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/web-disappoints-blacks-latinos-coverage#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:20:21 +0000 princeeditor 8626 at http://mije.org "Why Was Michael Brown's Body Left There for Hours?" http://mije.org/richardprince/why-was-browns-body-left-there-hours <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 15, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/54143116acf6b.preview-620.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="100" />St. Louis paper compiles "most comprehensive" account; whites, blacks split on whether shooting was justified; Movement Veteran says organizing doesn't get its due; Peterson case prompts discussion of black discipline; lead sentence of column on Ray Rice gets a "WTF?"; Vox.com hires Jenée Desmond-Harris of The Root; Michel Martin to host forums in N.Y., Charlotte, Dallas, Miami. (9/15/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#stl"> St. Louis Paper Compiles "Most Comprehensive" Account </a></p> <p><a href="#whites"> Whites, Blacks Split on Whether Shooting Was Justified </a></p> <p><a href="#movement"> Movement Veteran Says Organizing Doesn't Get Its Due </a></p> <p><a href="#peterson"> Peterson Case Prompts Discussion of Black Discipline </a></p> <p><a href="#rice"> Lead Sentence of Column on Ray Rice Gets a "WTF?" </a></p> <p><a href="#vox"> Vox.com Hires Jenée Desmond-Harris of The Root </a></p> <p><a href="#michel"> Michel Martin to Host Forums in N.Y., Charlotte, Dallas, Miami </a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/why-was-browns-body-left-there-hours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/why-was-browns-body-left-there-hours#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:25:18 +0000 princeeditor 8622 at http://mije.org Reassigned Columnist Quits Abruptly http://mije.org/richardprince/reassigned-columnist-abruptly-quits-memphis <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 12, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/whatwedo-anniversary-wendi-and-jackie-302x241.jpg" alt="" width="302" height="241" />Wendi C. Thomas leaves Memphis Commercial Appeal; families of slain journalists not following official line; Atlanta Hawks GM takes indefinite leave; 6 networks to curb showings of Rice elevator video; . . . ombudsman says ESPN needs more transparency; why hiring 3 black journalists is still newsworthy; some find Vogue-anointed trend hard to get behind (9/12/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8621/#wendi">Wendi C. Thomas Leaves Memphis Commercial Appeal</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8621/#journalists">Families of Slain Journalists Not Following Official Line</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8621/#hawks">Atlanta Hawks GM Takes Indefinite Leave</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8621/#video">6 Networks to Curb Showings of Rice Elevator Video</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8621/#espn">. . . Ombudsman Says ESPN Needs More Transparency</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/reassigned-columnist-abruptly-quits-memphis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/reassigned-columnist-abruptly-quits-memphis#comments Sat, 13 Sep 2014 01:59:35 +0000 princeeditor 8621 at http://mije.org