MIJE.org: Richard Prince's Journal-isms http://mije.org/column/richard-prince/node/%20http%3A/mije.org/node/1266 en More Dump Trump http://mije.org/richardprince/more-dump-trump <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 1, 2015</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/dump_trump_macys_billboard_-_h_2012.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="103" />Columnist sees irony in Univision's defense of Mexicans; another reporter quits — can't afford to live on her salary; Nigerian journalist says he was beaten into a coma; journalists advised to add context to church burnings; police killings of mentally ill demonstrate lack of training; textbooks, monuments still lie about Confederacy; Obama opposition to team name thwarts move; 5 reasons Puerto Rico is treated more like a colony; ProPublica offering $4,500 stipends to students of color (7/1/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Returning July 6, barring breaking news</em></p> <p><a href="#trump">Columnist Sees Irony in Univision's Defense of Mexicans</a></p> <p><a href="#courtenay">Another Reporter Quits; Can't Afford to Live on Her Salary</a></p> <p><a href="#nigerian">Nigerian Journalist Says He Was Beaten Into a Coma</a></p> <p><a href="#burnings">Journalists Advised to Add Context to Church Burnings</a></p> <p><a href="#killings">Police Killings of Mentally Ill Demonstrate Lack of Training</a></p> <p><a href="#confederacy"> Textbooks, Monuments Still Lie About Confederacy</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="pr"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/more-dump-trump#pr" target="_blank">5 Reasons Puerto Rico Is Treated More Like a Colony</a></h2> <p>"Everyone born on the island of Puerto Rico is a U.S. citizen who enjoys the same rights as any other citizen — <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/30/puerto-rico-debt-colony-_n_7697614.html?utm_hp_ref=latino-voices&amp;ir=Latino+Voices" target="_blank">provided they're willing to move to one of the 50 U.S. states</a>," <strong>Roque Planas</strong> and <strong>Adriana Usero</strong> wrote Wednesday for HuffPost LatinoVoices.</p> <p>"Those who remain on the island, however, are subject to a series of rules that limit their self-determination and participation in U.S. democracy.</p> <p>"Despite the fact that Puerto Ricans are full-fledged Americans, the island is neither a U.S. state nor an independent country. The name for its unique status in U.S. law is 'commonwealth.' Yet for all intents and purposes, this political status has granted the island a separate and unequal designation more akin to a colony.</p> <p>"Being treated as a possession rather than a partner has made it much more difficult for Puerto Rico to dig itself out from under its more than $70 billion debt. The island is facing a historic default on its debt, which Gov. <strong>Alejandro García Padilla</strong> said this week is 'unpayable.'</p> <p>"Here are five ways Puerto Rico is being treated more like a colony than a U.S. state or an independent country — making it harder for the island to tackle its economic disaster. . . .'</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Juan Gonzalez</strong>, Daily News, New York: <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/puerto-rico-defaulting-debts-due-years-u-s-neglect-article-1.2277177" target="_blank">Puerto Rico — like Greece — will default on its debts, as the U.S. has ignored the island's financial problems for decades </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Errol Louis</strong>, Daily News, New York: <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/errol-louis-puerto-rico-crisis-article-1.2275577" target="_blank">Puerto Rico's crisis is ours, too: Rescuing the island from its fiscal emergency should be on the agenda of every presidential candidate </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="propublica"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/more-dump-trump#propublica" target="_blank">ProPublica Offering $4,500 Stipends to Students of Color</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.propublica.org/atpropublica/item/college-journalist-of-color-apply-to-propublica-emerging-reporters-program?utm_content=buffer701bf&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_source=twitter.com&amp;utm_campaign=buffer" target="_blank">Are you a college student of color interested in doing great journalism?</a>" ProPublica asked on Monday.</p> <p>"ProPublica wants to help. We are a nonprofit investigative newsroom and we're offering stipends to five minority students who work or want to work at college journalism outlets — newspapers, websites, radio stations or TV stations. We want to make college journalism accessible to students for whom it would otherwise be economically out of reach. Students can apply for the stipends annually. Those selected will receive $4,500 per semester.</p> <p>"Each student in our Emerging Reporters Program will also receive ongoing mentoring from ProPublica's reporters and editors. We'll also bring you to our newsroom in New York for a week. . . ."</p> <p><a href="http://www.merrill.umd.edu/journalism-certificate" target="_blank">Meanwhile, the <strong>Philip Merrill</strong> College of Journalism at the University of Maryland announced a Saturday-only, four-course graduate program aimed at moving careers into overdrive</a>. "The two-semester, 12-credit graduate certificate program (two classes each semester) is designed for working professionals. Classes meet on Saturdays, so there's no conflict with work schedules. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/more-dump-trump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/more-dump-trump#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:26:44 +0000 princeeditor 8894 at http://mije.org Latinos Applaud NBCU's Trump Dump http://mije.org/richardprince/latinos-applaud-nbcs-trump-dump <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 29, 2015</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/u1488/11401524_643658742436328_5425329123201767523_n.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="165" />Company drops Miss Universe, Miss USA after protests; a Nashville editor tells readers of his same-sex wedding; Johnny and Jamal? This Jamaal defies the code; why some Southern blacks don't mind Confederate flag; . . . didn't talk "heritage" when black areas were razed; Pulitzers' centennial to honor civil rights coverage; HuffPost starts "Black Health Matters" initiative; Bonnie Red Elk championed free press in Indian Country; Bankole Thompson leaves Michigan Chronicle in dispute; opinion editor tracks down story of N.Y.'s first black cop (6/29/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#trump">Company Drops Miss Universe, Miss USA After Protests</a></p> <p><a href="#plazas">A Nashville Editor Tells Readers of His Same-Sex Wedding</a></p> <p><a href="#jamal">Johnny and Jamal? This Jamaal Defies the Code</a></p> <p><a href="#flag">Why Some Southern Blacks Don't Mind Confederate Flag</a></p> <p><a href="#heritage">. . . Didn't Talk "Heritage" When Black Areas Were Razed</a></p> <p><a href="#pulitzer">Pulitzers' Centennial to Honor Civil Rights Coverage</a></p> <p><a href="#huffpost">HuffPost Starts "Black Health Matters" Initiative</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="indian"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/latinos-applaud-nbcs-trump-dump#indian" target="_blank">Bonnie Red Elk Championed Free Press in Indian Country</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Bonnie Clincher Red Elk (Credit: Marise Headdress)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/BonnieRedElk%281%29-282x317.jpg" alt="" height="317" width="282" /><strong>Bonnie Clincher Red Elk</strong>, <a href="http://www.naja.com/news/m.blog/509/in-remembrance-of-naja-founding-member-bonnie-clincher-red-elk" target="_blank">a founding member of the Native American Journalists Association "and a true champion for freedom of the press in Indian Country</a>," died Sunday in a nursing home in Wolf Point, Mont., NAJA President&nbsp;<strong>Mary Hudetz</strong>&nbsp;reported Monday. Red Elk was 63.</p> <p>Red Elk, a member of the Fort Peck Tribes and a Poplar, Mont., resident, died after "never fully recovering from a stroke she suffered eight months ago, according to NAJA member <strong>Rich Peterson</strong>, who worked with her at the Fort Peck Journal.</p> <p>"She was the founding editor of the Journal, a small weekly newspaper out of Poplar launched in 2006. Its founding came after the then-tribal chairman forced her from her editing post at the Fort Peck Tribes' government newspaper, the Wotanin Wowapi.</p> <p>"At the time of her firing, she had been pressing for answers on spending of tribal money for the elected official's purported personal travel to Florida.</p> <p>"For her tenacity and unwavering commitment to holding her tribal government accountable, she was honored that same year with NAJA's Wassaja Award, which is given in recognition of journalists' and publications' dedication to continuing to report the news in the face of challenge and even threat.. . ."</p> <ul> <li> Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune: <a href="http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/local/2015/06/29/montana-journalist-red-elk-dead/29488683/" target="_blank">Montana journalist, Red Elk, dead at 63 </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="bankole"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/latinos-applaud-nbcs-trump-dump#bankole" target="_blank">Bankole Thompson Leaves Michigan Chronicle in Dispute</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Bankole Thompson" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/Bankole-Thompson-277x190.jpg" alt="" height="190" width="277" />"<strong>Bankole Thompson</strong>, one of the leading voices on racial and political issues in Detroit, <a href="http://motorcitymuckraker.com/2015/06/25/bankole-thompson-face-of-michigan-chronicle-resigns-following-long-feud-with-publisher/" target="_blank">has resigned as senior editor of the<em> Michigan Chronicle</em> following a lingering dispute with the controversial publisher, <strong>Hiram Jackson</strong></a>," <strong>Steve Neavling</strong> reported Thursday for the Motor City Muckracker.</p> <p>"Until his resignation Wednesday, Thompson was the beloved face of the newspaper, which serves predominately African American readers. He has earned a reputation as an objective, fair and courageous journalist who challenged metro Detroiters to talk openly about race, community and disenfranchisement. He's often a guest on local and national media shows for his perspective on politics, community and equality.</p> <p>"In a candid letter of resignation, Thompson criticized Jackson for 'questionable business deals' and other scandals that distracted from the newspaper's mission.</p> <p>"When you and Real Times Media came under heavy media scrutiny because of the Pension Fund deals during the <strong>Kwame Kilpatrick</strong> era and the corruption investigations, I endured great pains to maintain journalistic integrity, serving as editor of a paper whose parent company borrowed money from the city's Pension Fund," Thompson wrote in the resignation letter.</p> <p>"It was indeed difficult for me to do my job as editor when the publisher was in the headlines regarding questionable business deals.. . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>L. Fruge'</strong>, WCHB Radio: <a href="http://wchbnewsdetroit.newsone.com/3147188/bankole-thompson-resigns-as-senior-editor-of-the-michigan-chronicle/ " target="_blank">Bankole Thompson resigns as Senior Editor of The Michigan Chronicle </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Tom Greenwood</strong>, Detroit News: <a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2015/06/25/editor-bankole-thompson-leaving-michigan-chronicle/29270355/" target="_blank">Editor Bankole Thompson Leaving Michigan Chronicle </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Bill Shea</strong>, Crain's Detroit Business: <a href="http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20150625/NEWS03/150629900/bankole-thompson-resigns-from-michigan-chronicle" target="_blank">Bankole Thompson resigns from <em>Michigan Chronicle </em></a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Alan Stamm</strong>, Deadline Detroit: <a href="http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/12587/michigan_chronicle_editor_to_boss_i_#.VZIl3flViko" target="_blank">Michigan Chronicle Editor to Boss: 'I Endured Great Pains to Maintain ... Integrity'&nbsp;</a></li> </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="blackcop"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/latinos-applaud-nbcs-trump-dump#blackcop" target="_blank">Opinion Editor Tracks Down Story of N.Y.'s First Black Cop</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Samuel J. Battle in 1941. (Credit: New York Times)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/28BROWNE-blog427-258x360.jpg" alt="" height="360" width="258" />"<a title="It is odd that Samuel J. Battle, the first black officer in the New York Police Department, is not a larger part of our city's lore" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/28/nyregion/the-story-of-new-yorks-first-black-police-officer-told-with-the-help-of-langston-hughes.html?_r=0">It is odd that <strong>Samuel J. Battle</strong>, the first black officer in the New York Police Department, is not a larger part of our city's lore</a>," <strong>Mosi Secret</strong> wrote Friday for the New York Times.</p> <p>"He was a giant man — 6-foot-3 and nearly 300 pounds — who more than 100 years ago led the integration of the department, then essentially an Irish-American enclave.</p> <p>"Mr. Battle's arc from humble Southern roots through racist barriers in New York would be a familiar story, like the stories of other black pioneers. But he was largely forgotten until a veteran New York journalist followed a trail that led to a remarkable discovery.</p> <p>"On a summer day in 2009, <strong>Arthur Browne</strong>, a broad and thick-handed man himself with closely cut silver hair, was reading his newspaper when he came across an article that surprised him. The city was naming a Harlem intersection after Mr. Battle, whom the article called 'the <strong>Jackie Robinson</strong> of the N.Y.P.D.' Mr. Browne, who had expertly covered the city in one way or another for 40 years, realized that he had never thought about how the Police Department was first integrated.</p> <p>" 'It struck me as a lapse because there was so much controversy through the years about the Police Department's relationship with the black community, and over the number of African-Americans on the force,' he said recently in his office at The Daily News, where he is now the editorial page editor. 'It just struck me that I never thought about how it all began.' So he started digging. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Arthur Browne</strong>, Daily News, New York:<a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/arthur-browne-history-blacks-nypd-blue-article-1.2253916" target="_blank"> A history of blacks in NYPD blue: It all started with Samuel Battle</a><em> (June 11)</em> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/latinos-applaud-nbcs-trump-dump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/latinos-applaud-nbcs-trump-dump#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:24:06 +0000 princeeditor 8893 at http://mije.org Praise for Obama, and Then a Dead Mic http://mije.org/richardprince/praise-obama-and-then-dead-mic <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 26, 2015</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/u1488/1ljb0201.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />President's eulogy in Charleston made for riveting TV; mindset behind Confederate monuments mirrors that for flags; can't fault media for not reporting Charleston story; were they "plantations" or "slave labor camps"?; news networks in overdrive on same-sex marriage ruling; ProPublica basks in fair housing decision; Trump, Univision battle after insult to Mexicans; Japanese native tells story of Navajo code talkers (6/26/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#charleston">President's Eulogy in Charleston Made for Riveting TV</a></p> <p><a href="#flags">Mindset Behind Confederate Monuments Mirrors That for Flags</a></p> <p><a href="#media">Can't Fault Media for Not Reporting Charleston Story</a></p> <p><a href="#slavery">Were They "Plantations" or "Slave Labor Camps"?</a></p> <p><a href="#marriage">News Networks in Overdrive on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling</a></p> <p><a href="#propublica">ProPublica Basks in Fair Housing Decision </a></p> <p><a href="#Trump">Trump, Univision Battle After Insult to Mexicans</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="Navajo"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="A two-part retrospective, “40 Years With the Navajo,” is to be exhibited through Jan. 30, 2016, at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, Ariz. (Credit: Kenji Kawano)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/20150624-lens-kawano-slide-1KJP-superJumbo.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="366" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/praise-obama-and-then-dead-mic#navajo" target="_blank">Japanese Native Tells Story of Navajo Code Talkers</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/25/kenji-kawano-40-years-with-the-navajo/?module=BlogPost-Title&amp;version=Blog%20Main&amp;contentCollection=Multimedia&amp;action=Click&amp;pgtype=Blogs®ion=Body&amp;_r=0" target="_blank"><strong>Kenji Kawano</strong> is perhaps best known for his photographs of the Navajo code talkers recruited by the Marines to communicate military orders in their own language in World War II, baffling the Japanese</a>," <strong>Monica Almeida</strong> reported Thursday for the New York Times "Lens" blog.</p> <p>"Around 400 young men, who had never been away from the reservation, served in some of the bloodiest battles in the South Pacific and are credited with helping win the battle of Iwo Jima.</p> <p>"As a Japanese native, and thus a 'former enemy,' Mr. Kawano might have seemed an unlikely candidate to tell the code talkers' story. But his background is what helped him bond with the Navajo veterans who had remained silent for so many years. Soon after he had settled into the Navajo Nation in 1974 to work on a project, he was struggling to learn the language. . . ."</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" href="http://mije.org/richardprince/praise-obama-and-then-dead-mic#shorttakes" target="_blank">Short Takes</a></h2> <ul> <li> "<a href="http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/technology/study-multicultural-viewers-drive-streaming-usage/142156" target="_blank">A new Horowitz Research study highlights the very important role that multicultural users are playing in driving over-the-top (OTT) and streaming video usage</a>, with Hispanics, Asians and blacks being much more likely to be heavy OTT users than whites," <strong>George Winslow</strong> reported Friday for Broadcasting and Cable. Horowitz found that 51 percent of Hispanics, 46 percent of Asian Americans and 45 percent of blacks were spending more than 20 percent of their total TV viewing time watching content on over-the-top services. <br /><br /></li> <li> "<a href="http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/6/24/lawmakers-want-restitution-for-wwii-vets.html" target="_blank">Lawmakers in Washington are calling for an apology and 'restitution' for thousands of U.S. World War II veterans who were exposed to mustard gas </a> as part of experiments meant to test gas masks,body suits and even the theory that dark-skinned men were more resistant to chemical weapons," Al Jazeera America reported on Wednesday. "The calls follow reports this week by National Public Radio (NPR) that revealed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) never made good on promises to locate some 4,000 veterans who were subjected to the experiments and compensate those who suffered permanent injuries. . . ."<br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Patty Talahongva</strong>, multimedia journalist, Phoenix-based community developer and a past president of the Native American Journalists Association, was featured Saturday on NPR's "Morning Edition." "From 1891 until 1990, just shy of a century, Phoenix Indian School boarded students from Navajo, Apache and other tribes across the Southwest," <strong>Christopher Livesay</strong> reported. "<a title="Patty Talahongva is a Hopi who went to Phoenix Indian until 1979. By then, attendance was voluntary. That wasn't the case for generations of students before her" href="http://www.npr.org/2015/06/27/417844637/phoenix-students-restore-school-to-reclaim-native-american-identity">Patty Talahongva is a Hopi who went to Phoenix Indian until 1979. By then, attendance was voluntary. That wasn't the case for generations of students before her</a>. . . ." <em>[Added June 27]</em></li> <br /> <li>From a White House advisory for Monday: "The First Lady will deliver remarks at <a title="MORE Magazine's " href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=736288649813874"><em>M</em><em>ORE</em> Magazine's </a>first-ever <em>MORE</em> Impact Awards Luncheon at the Newseum. In her remarks, Mrs. [<strong>Michelle</strong>] <strong>Obama</strong> will speak about the <span lang="EN"><a title="Let Girls Learn initiative" href="http://www.letgirlslearn.peacecorps.gov">Let Girls Learn </a>initiative and the importance of expanding access to education for adolescent girls around the world.&nbsp;The event will celebrate four exceptional women, chosen by&nbsp;<em id="yui_3_16_0_1_1435386005507_29652">MORE&nbsp;</em>editors, who have made a significant impact in the areas of women's and girls' rights, health, veterans and military families, and education, both domestically and internationally. Peace Corps Director <strong>Carrie Hessler-Radelet </strong>will also deliver remarks. This event coincides with the release of <em>MORE </em>Magazine's July/August issue, which was<a title=" guest-edited by the First Lady" href="http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/11/politics/michelle-obama-guest-edits-magazine/"> guest-edited by the First Lady</a>." The event is to be live streamed.</span></li> <br /> <li><span lang="EN">"<a title="It's a classic cautionary tale for journalism in the digital age and the era of social media" href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/rieder/2015/06/24/charleston-stumble-a-cautionary-tale-for-journalists/29214847/">It's a classic cautionary tale for journalism in the digital age and the era of social media</a>," <strong>Rem Rieder</strong> wrote Wednesday for USA Today. "A Pulitzer-winning New York Times reporter goes for the fake while doing a piece on<strong> Dylann Roof</strong>, accused of murdering nine people in a Charleston, S.C., church. She's taken in by a 16-year-old in England who has decided to dupe the news media. . . ." Rieder also wrote, "The passage in question appeared in a story by <strong>Frances Robles</strong> that was posted on nytimes.com on Saturday. The anatomy of how the hoax was perpetrated was outlined in an article on fusion.net. . . ."</span></li> <br /> <li> "<a href="http://washingtoninformer.com/news/2015/jun/24/editorial-denise-w-barnes-rest-in-peace/" target="_blank">The Washington Informer lost one of its own on June 18, when senior editor <strong>Denise Wall Barnes</strong> died following a long illness</a>," the Informer said in an editorial on Wednesday. "Barnes, 58, spent much of her adult life in the news business, including the Washington Star, NPR and the Washington Times. She is remembered as a meticulous, dogged, old-school editor who demanded that her reporters go the extra mile, ask one more question and check, double-check and check facts one more time – right up until the time that the paper went to press. . . ." Publisher <strong>Denise Rolark Barnes</strong> wrote that <a title="people sometimes confused the two" href="http://washingtoninformer.com/news/2015/jun/24/friends-bid-adieu-denise-w-barnes/">people sometimes confused the two</a>. "We even predicted the confusion folks would have when either of us died," the publisher told Journal-isms in an email. Denise Rolark Barnes was elected chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association at its recent meeting in Detroit. <br /><br /></li> <li> "<a href="https://cpj.org/2015/06/al-jazeera-cameraman-killed-in-shelling-in-syria.php" target="_blank">An Al-Jazeera cameraman was killed today while covering clashes between regime forces and rebels in the southern Syrian province of Daraa</a>, the pan-Arab broadcaster reported," according to a report Friday from the Committee to Protect Journalists. "<strong>Mohammed al-Asfar</strong> is the second Al-Jazeera journalist to be killed in the province since December. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> The Committee to Protect Journalists <a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201506260800.html" target="_blank">said it "condemns the excessive damages imposed on Monday by a Moroccan court on a news website convicted of defamation</a> and call on authorities to reverse the conviction on appeal. The Casablanca court convicted the privately owned news website Goud on civil defamation charges in connection with an article it republished on its website that accused the king's private secretary, <strong>Mounir el-Majidi</strong>, of corruption and mismanagement of funds, according to news reports. El-Majidi denied the allegations. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<a href="http://www.adweek.com/fishbowlny/wsj-folds-india-edition/347243" target="_blank">The Wall Street Journal is shuttering its India site</a>," <strong>Chris O'Shea</strong> reported Friday for FishbowlNY. "According to MediaNama, wsj.com/india will shut down next Tuesday, but the blog India Realtime will continue to publish. . . ."<br /><br /></li> <li> "<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/26/journalist-zimbabwe-newspaper-jail-prison_n_7670358.html?utm_hp_ref=media" target="_blank">The attorney for a Zimbabwe journalist says his client was convicted of publishing a newspaper in a southern town without government permission and sentenced to eight months in prison</a>," the Associated Press reported Friday. "Several newspapers and radio stations have already been closed under Zimbabwe's harsh media laws and dozens of journalists have been arrested over the past 15 years. . . ."&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <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> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><em> </em></em></p> <p><em><em>&nbsp;</em></em></p> <p><em><em> </em></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/praise-obama-and-then-dead-mic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/praise-obama-and-then-dead-mic#comments Sat, 27 Jun 2015 03:31:58 +0000 princeeditor 8892 at http://mije.org Lester Holt: "It's a Big Deal" to Be Able to Represent http://mije.org/richardprince/lester-holt-its-big-deal-be-able-represent <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 24, 2015</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%202015-06-23%20at%202.50.39%20AM.png" alt="" width="183" height="100" />New NBC anchor sensitive to race, tech, Western issues; PBS suspends Gates series over Ben Affleck deletion; NABJ president rebukes Don Lemon over N-Word stunt; Charleston paper puts legislators on the record on flag" . . . Confederacy was treason in defense of a deeper crime"; twice as many killed by non-Muslim extremists as Muslims; Washington Post, Univision to partner for '16 coverage; Alessandra Stanley to leave N.Y. Times TV beat; discussion of capitalizing race names is a century old (6/24/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#holt">New NBC Anchor Sensitive to Race, Tech, Western Issues</a></p> <p><a href="#Gates">PBS Suspends Gates Series Over Ben Affleck Deletion</a></p> <p><a href="#Lemon">NABJ President Rebukes Don Lemon Over N-Word Stunt</a></p> <p><a href="#Charleston">Charleston Paper Puts Legislators on the Record on Flag</a></p> <p><a href="#Jenkins"> . . . "Confederacy Was Treason in Defense of a Deeper Crime"</a></p> <p><a href="#terror">Twice as Many Killed by Non-Muslim Extremists as Muslims</a></p> <p><a href="#Univision">Washington Post, Univision to Partner for '16 Coverage</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="Univision"></a><a title="Washington Post, Univision to Partner for '16 Coverage" href="http://mije.org/node/8890/#Univision">Washington Post, Univision to Partner for '16 Coverage</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/pr/wp/2015/06/24/the-washington-post-and-univision-news-join-forces-to-host-forum-with-2016-presidential-hopefuls/" target="_blank">The Washington Post and Univision News will sponsor a Republican presidential candidates forum ahead of crucial primaries in March 2016 as part of a broader collaboration</a> that will include groundbreaking polling, joint reporting projects and unprecedented coverage of Hispanic voters and the issues that matter most to this key demographic," the Post announced Wednesday.</p> <p>"The Republican forum will take place after the four early states have completed their contests and during the run-up to what could be a series of decisive events in major states. The March calendar includes primaries in Texas, Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Michigan, among others. The state of the race will determine the date and location of the Post-Univision forum and invitations to the leading candidates will be extended at that time.</p> <p>" 'Hispanics are the fastest-growing electorate in America today and will be crucial in deciding the next U.S. president,' said Washington Post Managing Editor <strong>Kevin Merida</strong>. 'We are thrilled to partner with Univision. Our goal is to produce together the most authoritative, innovative coverage of Hispanic voters ever seen during a presidential campaign cycle. We will delve into their lives, how they relate to the candidates and how the candidates relate to them.'</p> <p>" 'This important alliance with The Washington Post brings together two media giants with tremendous audience reach, leveraging Univision News' undisputed leadership among the Spanish-speaking population and The Post's unmatched political reporting and expertise,' said <strong>Isaac Lee</strong>, President of News and Digital, UCI, and CEO of Fusion. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Alex Griswold</strong>, Mediaite: <a href="http://www.mediaite.com/online/the-medias-despicable-racist-attack-on-bobby-jindal/" target="_blank">The Media's Despicable, Racist Attack on Bobby Jindal </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Michael Malone</strong>, Broadcasting &amp; Cable: <a href="http://www.broadcastingcable.com/blog/station-station/univision-founder-villanueva-made-his-mark/142061" target="_blank">Univision Founder Villanueva Made His Mark </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Erik Pedersen</strong>, Deadline: <a href="http://deadline.com/2015/06/danny-villanueva-dead-univision-co-founder-kmex-1201451629/" target="_blank">Danny Villanueva Dies: Univision Co-Founder &amp; Spanish-Language TV Pioneer </a><br /><br /></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="Stanley"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/journal-isms-june-24#times" target="_blank">Alessandra Stanley to Leave N.Y. Times TV Beat</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Alessandra Stanley" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/AlessandraStanleyPic-148x184.jpg" alt="" width="148" height="184" />"<a href="http://blogs.indiewire.com/criticwire/alessandra-stanley-no-longer-reviewing-tv-for-the-new-york-times-20150624" target="_blank">The New York Times' TV coverage has made significant advances since the paper hired former Vulture editorial director <strong>Gilbert Cruz</strong> to be its TV editor in February</a>," <strong>Sam Adams</strong> wrote Wednesday for Criticwire, "but there was still major one obstacle in the Grey Lady's way: chief television critic <strong>Alessandra Stanley</strong>, who tended to treat covering the idiot box as if it was beneath her while simultaneously loading up her reviews with errors of both fact and judgment: Parsing <strong>Shonda Rhimes'</strong>&nbsp;shows as the product of an '<a href="http://blogs.indiewire.com/criticwire/alessandra-stanley-writes-article-about-scandal-creator-shonda-rhimes-as-an-angry-black-woman-20140919" target="_blank">angry black woman</a>' was one notorious example, but hardly the only one.</p> <p>"BuzzFeed's <strong>Anne Helen Petersen</strong> focused on Stanley in an article titled '<a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/annehelenpetersen/times-criticism-so-bad#.un5E1JJ9XL" target="_blank">Here's Why the New York Times' Television Criticism Is So Bad</a>,' and the Columbia Journalism Review reported in 2009 on her 'long history of error.' "</p> <p>"Well, today there is joy in TV Land, as well as in the hearts of those who've long been hoping the Times' TV coverage would rise to the level of its movie and pop music counterparts. Stanley's reign of error is no more, as she has been reassigned to a new beat covering, in [executive] editor <strong>Dean Baquet's</strong> words, 'the richest of the rich.' . . ."</p> <ul> <li>PressRun, New York Times Co.: <a href="http://www.nytco.com/alessandra-stanley-moves-to-new-beat-covering-inequality-in-america/" target="_blank">Alessandra Stanley Moves to New Beat, Covering Inequality in America </a></li> </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="capitalizing"></a><a title="Discussion of Capitalizing Race Names Is a Century Old" href="http://mije.org/node/8890/#capitalizing">Discussion of Capitalizing Race Names Is a Century Old</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Lester A. Walton, 1918 (Credit: Flickr)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202015-06-24%20at%2011.48.02%20PM-291x291.png" alt="" width="291" height="291" />"<a href="http://www.cjr.org/analysis/language_corner_1.php" target="_blank">The killings in Charleston, South Carolina, heartbreakingly elicit another focus on race</a>," <strong>Merrill Perlman</strong> wrote Tuesday for Columbia Journalism Review.</p> <p>"In our case, not about race as a social construct, but race as it appears in print: Specifically, when to use capital letters or not for people who are identified with the label 'black' or 'white.'</p> <p>"A website originally registered to the man accused in the Charleston killings, <strong>Dylann Roof</strong>, capitalizes 'White,' but not 'black,' as do many other white supremacist sites. Publications aimed at blacks often capitalize 'Black,' but not 'white,' and there are strong feelings that 'Black] should be capitalized. . . . "</p> <p>"Most journalism-related style guides, like those of the Associated Press and <em>New York Times</em>, call for putting both 'white' and 'black' in all lowercase letters. Others, like <em>The Chicago Manual of Style</em>, allow capitalization if an author or publication prefers to do so. Dictionaries also allow both capitalization and lowercase versions. In other words, it's fielder's choice whether to capitalize 'black' and 'white' or not. . . ."</p> <p>Perlman also wrote, "So why does it matter? Capital letters jump off a page, and signal an importance greater than that of the uncapitalized words. One reason partisans capitalize 'White' or 'Black' is to denote its Importance in messages, even subliminally, magnified by lowercasing the 'other.' . . ."</p> <p>The discussion is not new. A century ago,<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/puzzlemaster/10648104716/in/photostream/" target="_blank"> <strong>Lester A. Walton</strong></a>, managing editor of the New York Age, argued to the Associated Press that "Negro" should be capitalized.</p> <p>"Some of our race papers refer to us as 'Afro-Americans,' refusing to employ the term 'Negro' because of the disinclination of the white press to capitalize the 'n' in Negro [<a href="http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=980CE3DD103BE633A25755C2A9629C946296D6CF" target="_blank">PDF</a>]," Walton wrote to the AP on April 21, 1913.</p> <p>"In the daily press you frequently read an article which is written something like this: 'Every race was represented at the conference held in Carnegie Lyceum Tuesday evening. The Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, and negro were much in evidence.' What a rank injustice to the Negro to use the lower case 'n' in this instance! . . . ."</p> <p>Most of Walton's letter discussed who could be considered "Negro" and who "black." "Black Americans are becoming scarcer each year, and within one hundred years it will be difficult to find a real black Negro in this country," Walton wrote.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/lester-holt-its-big-deal-be-able-represent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/lester-holt-its-big-deal-be-able-represent#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:41:24 +0000 princeeditor 8890 at http://mije.org S.C. Newspapers Play Role in Flag Debate http://mije.org/richardprince/sc-newspapers-play-role-flag-debate <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 22, 2015</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/Haley-620x337.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="99" />The State out front — black paper most hardline; Obama's mention of N-word gets bleeps, headlines; "Meet the Press" blunders with all-black inmate video; Derrick Jackson taking buyout from Boston Globe; Lester Holt starts new role — Max Robinson would approve; NPR reveals WWII experiments on enlisted men of color; Facebook wants applicant of color for each open position; MTV, Vargas plan film on young whites' racial identity; Cari Champion promoted to anchor of "SportsCenter"; Puerto Rican Day planners accept Daily News statement (6/22/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#state">The State Out Front; Black Paper Most Hardline</a></p> <p><a href="#obama">Obama's Mention of N-Word Gets Bleeps, Headlines</a></p> <p><a href="#mtp">"Meet the Press" Blunders With All-Black Inmate Video</a></p> <p><a href="#globe">Derrick Jackson Taking Buyout from Boston Globe</a></p> <p><a href="#holt">Lester Holt Starts New Role; Max Robinson Would Approve</a></p> <p><a href="#npr">NPR Reveals WWII Experiments on Enlisted Men of Color</a></p> <p><a href="#Facebook">Facebook Wants Applicant of Color for Each Open Position</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="mtv"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/sc-newspapers-play-role-flag-debate#mtv" target="_blank">MTV, Vargas Plan Film on Young Whites' Racial Identity</a></h2> <table style="float: left;" width="277" height="227"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" style="border: 1px solid grey; padding: 2px;" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202015-06-23%20at%201.40.05%20AM-260x169.png" alt="" width="260" height="169" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div style="padding-left: 5px;"><em><span style="color: grey;">Jose Antonio Vargas in the preview of "White People" (<a href="http://www.mtv.com/shows/white-people/white-people-more-thav-just-black-or-white/1213942/video/#id=1736532" target="_blank">video</a>)</span></em></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>"<a href="http://www.multichannel.com/news/networks/mtv-air-white-people-documentary/391574" target="_blank">MTV has teamed with filmmaker <strong>Jose Antonio Vargas</strong> to create a documentary focusing on how young white people perceive their racial identity in an increasingly multiracial America</a>," <strong>R. Thomas Umstead</strong> reported Monday for Multichannel News.</p> <p>"<em>White People</em> — part of MTV's 'Look Different' anti-bias campaign — will air July 22 on MTV as well as via MTV.com, the MTV App, MTV's Facebook page and its YouTube channel, said network officials. The documentary will follow the lives of five young white people from varying backgrounds who participated in conversations at their local schools and community centers about race, said MTV.</p> <p>" 'Whiteness often remains unexamined in conversations about race in this country, even as it acts as the implicit norm against which other racial identities are judged,' said <strong>Stephen Friedman</strong>, President of MTV. 'By shining a spotlight on whiteness, we hope <em>White People </em>will serve as a powerful conversation starter that encourages our audience to address racial bias through honest, judgment-free dialogue.'</p> <p>"Added Vargas: 'Race is a sensitive subject no matter who you are and our goal with the documentary is to treat each person, story and community featured in the documentary with the utmost respect, all while exploring what race means to them.' . . ."</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="cari"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/sc-newspapers-play-role-flag-debate#cari" target="_blank">Cari Champion Promoted to Anchor of "SportsCenter"</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Cari Champion (Credit: YouTube.com)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202015-06-23%20at%202.04.28%20AM-333x190.png" alt="" width="333" height="190" />"<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2015/06/19/cari-champion-escapes-espns-first-take-for-sportscenter/" target="_blank">ESPN's <strong>Cari Champion</strong> has received a promotion in every sense of the word, moving from host of hot-take incubator 'First Take' on ESPN2 to the newest anchor of 'SportsCenter,'</a> <strong>Matt Bonesteel</strong> reported Friday for the Washington Post.</p> <p>"According to <strong>Debbie Emery</strong> of <a href="http://www.thewrap.com/espns-cari-champion-promoted-to-sportscenter-anchor-exclusive/" target="_blank">the Wrap</a>, which first reported the news Thursday, Champion will begin her morning 'SportsCenter' duties in mid-July and will take part in a series of 'interactions' about sports and entertainment with the crew at 'Good Morning America,' which airs on ESPN sister station ABC.</p> <p>" 'Being in the middle of <strong>Stephen A.</strong>&nbsp;[<strong>Smith</strong>] and <strong>Skip Bayless</strong>: not an easy challenge,' Champion said on her 'Be Honest' podcast. 'If you were to ask anyone, I probably had the toughest job in the building.'</p> <p>" 'First Take' has grown from mere midday filler on ESPN2 to critically reviled midday filler that has become a success in the ratings department. It probably should be noted that most of the critics' ire is directed at the show’s two main personalities — Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless — and a debate-everything format that quickly grows tiresome, not at Champion. . . ."</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="pr"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/sc-newspapers-play-role-flag-debate#pr" target="_blank">Puerto Rican Day Planners Accept Daily News Statement</a></h2> <p>The National Association of Hispanic Journalists and one organizer of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/charleston-massacre-local-story#hispanic" target="_blank">were critical of a weekend editorial</a> in the Daily News of New York explaining the News' photo of two scantily clad women in Times Square holding a Puerto Rican flags with the words 'Borricua' and 'Pto Rico' painted on their behinds.</p> <p>However, the parade committee issued an official statement Monday calling the News' response "fair and appropriate."</p> <p>"We acknowledge the New York Daily News for providing the editorial space to correct the inaccurate reporting, and misrepresentation of our Parade and our people," the committee said on its Facebook page.</p> <p>"It is a strong and honest step to rectify a mistake, recognize the community’s reaction, and respond in a kind, fair and appropriate manner. The Daily News' editorial is proof that the community has been heard, and a reminder of the need for accurate, serious and responsible news reporting."</p> <p>Organizers said previously that they had severed all ties with the News.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/sc-newspapers-play-role-flag-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/sc-newspapers-play-role-flag-debate#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 03:29:07 +0000 princeeditor 8888 at http://mije.org In Charleston, Massacre Is a Local Story http://mije.org/richardprince/charleston-massacre-local-story <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 19, 2015</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/Screen%20Shot%202015-06-19%20at%208.40.58%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="114" />Post and Courier has less diversity than 15 years ago; N.Y. Times is fine with calling shootings "terrorism"; does focusing on suspect detract from the victims?; Confederate flag under assault after massacre, ruling; it's official: Lester Holt becomes "Nightly News" anchor; Hispanic groups cut ties with N.Y. Daily News over photo; Toronto police to reinstate past policy on stopping citizens (6/19/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><a href="#diversity">Updated June 21</a></em></p> <p><a href="#diversity">Post and Courier Has Less Diversity Than 15 Years Ago</a></p> <p><a href="#similar"> . . . "I Have Similar Experiences to Many in the Church" </a></p> <p><a href="#debate">. . . N.Y. Times Is Fine With Calling Shootings "Terrorism"</a></p> <p><a href="#suspect">. . . Does Focusing on Suspect Detract From the Victims? </a></p> <p><a href="#confederate">. . . Confederate Flag Under Attack After Massacre, Ruling </a></p> <p><a href="#holt"> It's Official: Lester Holt Becomes "Nightly News" Anchor </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="toronto"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/charleston-massacre-local-story#toronto" target="_blank">Toronto Police to Reinstate Past Policy on Stopping Citizens</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2015/06/18/police-board-votes-to-reform-but-apparently-not-scrap-carding.html" target="_blank">The Toronto Police Services Board took a province-wide lead on carding reform Thursday by resurrecting a progressive policy that many in the community regarded as an important step forward in eliminating arbitrary stops of citizens and storing of their details in a police database</a>," <strong>Patty Winsa</strong> and <strong>Jim Rankin</strong>&nbsp;reported Thursday for the Toronto Star.</p> <p>As reported Wednesday,<a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cops-stop-black-journalist-50-times" target="_blank"> demands to change the policy escalated after black journalist <strong>Desmond Cole</strong> described being stopped more than 50 times in a piece for Toronto Life magazine</a>.</p> <p>"No, it is not an outright end to a practice many see as offensive and illegal," Winsa and Rankin continued. "Some left a police board meeting at a packed auditorium at police headquarters feeling deeply disappointed.</p> <p>" 'I feel blindsided,' said <strong>Bev Salmon</strong>, one of more than a dozen speakers to address the civilian board. 'We came here with the hope that carding would be ended.'</p> <p>"But Saunders signalled during and after the meeting — which also saw the resignation of long-term chair <strong>Alok Mukherjee</strong> — that he is willing to follow the wishes of the civilian oversight board on the issue.</p> <p>"And, that is something.</p> <p>"The board passed the progressive policy — and rescinded watered-down rules written by former chief <strong>Bill Blair</strong> — ahead of promised province-wide carding reforms, which are due in the fall. . . ."</p> <ul> <li><strong>Desmond Cole</strong>, Torontoist: <a title="Black people have successfully demanded change from our politicians and police" href="http://torontoist.com/2015/06/the-fight-against-carding-has-ignited-a-movement/">Black people have successfully demanded change from our politicians and police</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/charleston-massacre-local-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/charleston-massacre-local-story#comments Sat, 20 Jun 2015 03:27:29 +0000 Diana Wendel 8887 at http://mije.org Cops Stop Black Journalist 50+ Times http://mije.org/richardprince/cops-stop-black-journalist-50-times <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 17, 2015</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/desmond-cole-toronto-life-cover.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="250" />First-person story has Toronto poised to change policy; media scramble to cover fatal shooting of 9 in Charleston;&nbsp;states in U.S. said to violate standards on deadly force; N.Y. Times adds details on chokehold death of Eric Garner; reports have Holt as permanent "Nightly News" anchor; Montel Williams says "Today" pitched softballs to Dolezal; Puerto Ricans say "rear view" photo wasn't from parade; local news still "root" of operation at Washington Post; N.Y. Times fashion cover girl is 16, from Angola; anchor loses case challenging his firing over "N" word (6/17/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#outrage">First-Person Story Has Toronto Poised to Change Policy</a></p> <p><a href="#Charleston">Media Scramble to Cover Fatal Shooting of 9 in Charleston</a></p> <p><a href="#deadly"> States in U.S. Said to Violate Standards on Deadly Force </a></p> <p><a href="#garner"> N.Y. Times Adds Details on Chokehold Death of Eric Garner </a></p> <p><a href="#holt"> Reports Have Holt as Permanent "Nightly News" Anchor </a></p> <p><a href="#dolezal"> Montel Williams Says "Today" Pitched Softballs to Dolezal </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="root"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cops-stop-black-journalist-50-times#root" target="_blank">Local News Still "Root" of Operation at Washington Post</a></h2> <p>Owner <strong>Jeff Bezos</strong> might want to take the Washington Post to a more global audience, but Executive Editor <strong>Marty Baron</strong> maintained Tuesday that the root of the news operation is local news.</p> <p>"It's absolutely central that we have strong roots," Baron said at the Engage Local conference sponsored in Newark, N.J., by the American Society of News Editors, the American Press Institute, the McCormick Foundation, the News Literacy Project and Montclair State University.</p> <p>The aim of the two-day event was to promote better ways for news organizations to further engagement with their local communities. It began Monday night with a <a title="town-hall session with Newark residents" href="http://mije.org/richardprince/journalists-service-corps">town-hall session with Newark residents</a>.</p> <p>Baron was interviewed by <strong>Merrill Brown</strong>, director of the Montclair State School of Communication and Media and a former Post reporter in a lunchtime "fireside chat." The discussion covered the Post's ever-expanding web and mobile presence, topics that interest millennials, the &nbsp;imprisonment and<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/pb/stories-jason-rezaian/" target="_blank"> trial of Post reporter <strong>Jason Rezaian </strong>in Iran</a>, and more.</p> <p>Brown noted that the Graham family, the Post's previous owners, said often that the Post was first and foremost a local paper. However, as <strong>Michael Meyer</strong> said of Bezos in the July/August 2014 issue of the Columbia Journalism Review, "<a href="http://www.cjr.org/cover_story/washington_post_jeff_bezos.php" target="_blank">As it has been with Amazon, his obsession at the <em>Post </em>is finding a way to integrate a product into millions of people’s lives in a way they haven't yet experienced</a>."</p> <p>Baron said that the Post's Metro staff numbers 80 and that the Post publishes an All-Met sports section on high schools. But he said the local staff, too, is involved in the effort for a wider reach. "How do we take our local stories, if they are emblematic of something going on on a national level — can we turn them into something larger?" Baron asked.</p> <p>Examples of issues with such "crossover" potential are "free range" parenting, in which children receive less supervision, <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2015/05/26/what-exactly-is-this-whole-free-range-kid-thing/" target="_blank">which originated as Maryland story</a>, and police stories.</p> <p>As to local outreach,<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/pr/wp/2015/06/15/washington-post-live-launches-coffeewapo-discussion-series/" target="_blank"> a "Coffee@WaPo" discussion series</a> with community members, launched Wednesday with a moderated discussion about sexual assault on college campuses, based on Post reporting conducted with the Kaiser Family Foundation.</p> <p>Baron said the Post doesn't really have a hyperlocal presence.<a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB121253859877343291" target="_blank">&nbsp;Such an attempt in Loudoun County, Va., in 2008 failed</a>. "It's very expensive to do, but it's an issue we really have to confront." Overall, Baron said, "We try to engage with the local community in every way that we can."</p> <p>Other topics at the conference included revenue-building measures for community newspapers, such as <a title="redbankgreen" href="http://www.redbankgreen.com/2015/05/jason-unterman-wheres-the-food.html">redbankgreen</a>, a directory of restaurants in the Red Bank, N.J., area; innovative ways to interact with readers and listeners, such as New York Public Radio's "<a title="Bored and Brilliant" href="http://www.wnyc.org/series/bored-and-brilliant/">Bored and Brilliant</a>" project and the Bay Area's <a title="StoryWorks" href="http://www.sfgate.com/performance/article/StoryWorks-fleshes-out-drama-in-exposes-4580087.php">StoryWorks</a>, a collaboration between a local theater and the Bay Area-based Center for Investigative Reporting; and <a href="http://www.journalism.org/2015/03/05/local-news-in-a-digital-age/" target="_blank">research from the Pew Research Center on community engagement with media in Denver, Macon, Ga., and Sioux City, Iowa</a>.</p> <p>Portions of the conference can be watched at <a href="http://engagelocal.org/livestream/" target="_blank">http://engagelocal.org/livestream/</a> and on the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oYlZHpvY3s" target="_blank">NJ News Commons channel</a> on YouTube.com.</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Bob Papper,</strong> Radio Television Digital News Association: <a href="http://rtdna.org/article/research_tracking_local_news#.VYHdAUa0Jyt" target="_blank">Research: Tracking local news: Amount of local news stabilizing </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="angola"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cops-stop-black-journalist-50-times#angola" target="_blank">N.Y. Times Fashion Cover Girl is 16, From Angola</a></h2> <p><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/20/t-magazine-promises-more-diversity-_n_2726228.html?utm_hp_ref=black-voices" target="_blank"><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: left;" title="June 14 cover" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u13681/14TBeauty-Cover-blog480.jpeg" alt="" width="376" height="469" /></a>When T: The New York Times Style Magazine relaunched in 2013,<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/20/t-magazine-promises-more-diversity-_n_2726228.html?utm_hp_ref=black-voices" target="_blank"> readers instantly noticed the lack of people of color</a>.&nbsp;T's editor-in-chief, <strong>Deborah Needleman</strong>, promised to be more vigilant.</p> <p>The issue published with Sunday's newspaper featured <strong>Amilna Estevão</strong>, a 16-year-old from Luanda, Angola, on its cover.</p> <p>She "was discovered in 2013 after participating in the Elite Model Look competition in Angola. <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/style/girl-crush-obsessing-over-amilna-estevao-amilna-111309354163.html" target="_blank">From there, she went on to the Elite International competition in China and won third place</a>," according to <strong>Erika Ostroff</strong>, writing in Yahoo Style.</p> <p>Needleman told readers, "<a href="http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/12/the-new-beauty/" target="_blank">As for our exquisite cover model, Amilna Estevao, when we saw her at <strong>Alexander Wang's</strong> fall show, we were gobsmacked</a>. At only 16, she possesses a classic beauty and natural poise that will only deepen as she matures. This is her first major magazine cover, but my guess is that she will have a long career if she chooses to. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Margaret Sullivan</strong>, New York Times: <a href="http://publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/17/newsroom-diversity-why-we-should-care/?_r=0 " target="_blank">Newsroom Diversity: Why We Should Care </a></li> </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="anchor"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cops-stop-black-journalist-50-times#anchor" target="_blank">Anchor Loses Case Challenging His Firing Over "N" Word</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20150615_Former_TV_anchor_loses_N-word_lawsuit.html" target="_blank">After less than three hours of deliberation yesterday, an all-white jury decided that former Fox 29 anchor <strong>Tom Burlington</strong> had not been fired for racial reasons</a>," <strong>Dan Spinelli</strong> reported Monday for the Philadelphia Daily News.</p> <p>"Burlington was terminated on July 12, 2007, after using the N-word during a June 23, 2007, staff meeting about the Philadelphia Council of the NAACP's symbolic burial of the infamous epithet.</p> <p>" 'Does this mean we can finally say, "N-----?" ' Burlington testified he'd said in the meeting. However, <strong>Anne Malone</strong>, to whom Fox 29 referred Burlington for sensitivity training, wrote that he had said the word three times in rapid succession during the June 23 meeting.</p> <p>"<strong>Jerome Hoffman</strong>, attorney for Fox 29, said in his closing argument that Malone's notes predate Burlington's lawsuit, and may best reflect his honest recollection of the meeting.</p> <p>" 'Just stop and think: Who in the world would ever say that?' Hoffman said yesterday about Burlington's comments. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Casey Tolan</strong>, Fusion: <a href="http://fusion.net/story/151103/jury-no-a-white-tv-anchor-getting-fired-for-using-the-n-word-is-not-racial-discrimination/" target="_blank">Jury: No, a white TV anchor getting fired for using the N-word is not racial discrimination </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cops-stop-black-journalist-50-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/cops-stop-black-journalist-50-times#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 02:23:40 +0000 Diana Wendel 8886 at http://mije.org A Journalists Service Corps? http://mije.org/richardprince/journalists-service-corps <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 15, 2015</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/unnamed_1.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="137" />Media can affect a community's confidence in itself; Kierna Mayo, Kyra Kyles named to top Ebony jobs; Rachel Dolezal says she's identified as black since 5 (6/15/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#proposal">Media Can Affect a Community's Confidence in Itself</a> <br /><br /> <a href="#ebony">Kierna Mayo, Kyra Kyles Named to Top Ebony Jobs</a><br /><br /> <a href="#dolezal">Rachel Dolezal Says She's Identified as Black Since 5</a><br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/journalists-service-corps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/journalists-service-corps#comments Tue, 16 Jun 2015 04:05:00 +0000 princeeditor 8885 at http://mije.org How a "Black" White Woman Became a Story http://mije.org/richardprince/how-black-white-woman-became-story <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 12, 2015</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/u1488/5579386f0e23d.image_.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />Pacific Northwest outlets made public record requests; Whitlock ousted as editor before his site debuts; at issue: News diversity issues in age of Obama; 61% of mixed-race people don't say "multiracial"; Mirror Awards reflect an industry out of step on diversity; Boodhoo out as Chicago Public Media cancels show; Lyons laid Off from SunSentinel editorial page; APME awards emphasize community engagement; in death, Tamir Rice could be Man of the Year (6/12/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Updated June 13</em></p> <p><a href="#rachel">Pacific Northwest Outlets Made Public Record Requests</a> <br /><br /> <a href="#whitlock">Whitlock Ousted as Editor Before His Site Debuts</a><br /><br /> <a href="#obama">At Issue: News Diversity Issues in Age of Obama</a><br /><br /> <a href="#mixed">61% of Mixed-Race People Don't Say "Multiracial"</a></p> <p><a href="#mirror">Mirror Awards Reflect an Industry Out of Step on Diversity</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="apme"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/how-black-white-woman-became-story#apme" target="_blank">APME Awards Emphasize Community Engagement</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.apme.com/news/236051/Winners-of-APME-annual-contest-announced-.htm" target="_blank">The Miami Herald, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today were among the news organizations that won top honors in the annual Associated Press Media Editors' Journalism Excellence Awards</a>," <strong>Angie Muhs</strong> reported for the organization on Wednesday.</p> <p>Muhs also wrote, "In the new Community Engagement category, the Seattle Times was recognized in the large circulation entries, for its Education Lab, which used guest columns, live chats, public forums and other engagement forms to create a dialogue with the community about fixing public schools. The Alabama Media Group was a joint winner in that category for bringing together a range of voices to address the long history of problems in the state's prison system.</p> <p>"The Sarasota (Florida) Herald-Tribune was cited in the small circulation category for 'Newtown 100: A Legacy of Struggle and Triumph,' a series on an African-American community and its rich history, voices, successes and struggles.</p> <p>"The broadcast winner in the Community Engagement category was Vermont Public Radio for its efforts to reach out to the public and let them tell how they had been affected by the state's heroin problem.</p> <p>In addition, "The Los Angeles Times won the large circulation category in the International Perspective Awards for its 'Product of Mexico,' the story of poorly paid and badly treated migrant workers who harvest the produce for America's tables.</p> <p>The article also said, "The Miami Herald won the 45th Annual Public Service Award in the large circulation category for 'Innocents Lost,' its investigation of child deaths because of abuse or neglect after Florida changed its policy and reduced the number of children in state care. The Herald also won the Best of Show award, sponsored by the APME Foundation, which carries a $1,500 prize. . . ."</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="tamir"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/how-black-white-woman-became-story#tamir" target="_blank">In Death, Tamir Rice Could Be Man of the Year</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.cleveland.com/morris/index.ssf/2015/06/tamir_rice_will_make_cleveland.html" target="_blank"><strong>Tamir Rice </strong>is Cleveland's Man of the Year</a>," Plain Dealer columnist <strong>Phillip Morris</strong> wrote on Friday.</p> <p>"But let's not rush to rename a street in his honor. We still don't understand fully his emerging legacy.</p> <p>"I recognize that many will find such a characterization of Tamir to be preposterous. Tamir was, after all, a boy. Furthermore, legions have concluded that Tamir, 12, was an emerging thug whose actions precipitated his own death. But let's pause for a moment to hear other voices. There's more to Tamir than meets the eye. Perhaps, we should listen. And, if we choose, learn.</p> <p>"On Thursday, Cleveland Municipal Judge <strong>Ronald B. Adrine</strong> released his highly controversial, non-binding opinion that two police officers should be charged in the death of Tamir. About the same time, four black boys between the ages of 12 and 15 from the hardscrabble Hough neighborhood offered their own useful opinions of the case.</p> <p>"The mere mention of Tamir's name made them reflective. I could see discomfort in their eyes as they discussed his untimely death. They repeatedly have seen the killing from last November on video. They each expressed extreme sadness for Tamir's mother.</p> <p>"But here's what might surprise many:</p> <p>"The boys — <strong>U'Asi Wright</strong>, 15, <strong>Brandon Hill</strong>, 13, <strong>Marco Hopper</strong>, 13, and <strong>Charles Poindexter</strong>, 12 — also expressed varying degrees of empathy for the police officers involved in the killing. They all had a surprisingly non-hostile view of the officers who responded to the 911 call that ended with Tamir dying on a playground. . . ."</p> <p>Morris concluded, "In death, he has this nation talking about things that truly are important. His fate has mobilized many to commit themselves to making Cleveland a better place. If we listen closely, Tamir actually is capable of teaching this community a crucial lesson: All lives matter."</p> <ul> <li><strong>Stephen Benavides</strong>, Daily Kos: <a href="http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/06/10/1392082/-Woman-Involved-in-Starting-McKinney-Pool-Fight-Placed-on-Administrative-Leave-by-CoreLogic-Inc#" target="_blank">Woman Involved in Starting McKinney Pool Fight Placed on Administrative Leave by CoreLogic Inc. </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Wayne Bennett</strong>, the Field Negro: <a href="http://field-negro.blogspot.com/2015/06/first-they-came-for-negroes.html" target="_blank">First they came for the Negroes.... </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Brandon Blackwell</strong>, Northeast Ohio Media Group: <a href="http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/06/judge_finds_probable_cause_for.html#incart_m-rpt-1" target="_blank">Judge finds probable cause for murder charge against officer who killed Tamir Rice </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Arthur Browne</strong>, Daily News, New York: <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/arthur-browne-history-blacks-nypd-blue-article-1.2253916" target="_blank">A history of blacks in NYPD blue: It all started with Samuel Battle </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Olivia Cole</strong>, HuffPost BlackVoices: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/olivia-cole/mckinney-texas-hypervisible-invisibility-black-children_b_7536426.html?utm_hp_ref=black-voices&amp;ir=Black%20Voices" target="_blank">McKinney, Texas and the Hypervisible Invisibility of Black Children </a><br /><br /></li> <li> Editorial, Dallas Morning News: <a href="http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/20150608-editorial-why-are-120-still-in-jail-weeks-after-waco-biker-gang-shootout.ece" target="_blank">Why are 120 still in jail weeks after Waco biker gang shootout? </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Ashley Farmer</strong>, the Independent, Britain: <a href=" http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/mckinney-video-if-youre-a-black-girl-in-america-being-brutalised-is-just-another-part-of-growing-up-10307789.html" target="_blank">McKinney video: If you're a black girl in America, being brutalised is just another part of growing up </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>David A. Love</strong>, theGrio.com: <a href="http://thegrio.com/2015/06/08/texas-pool-party-jim-crow/" target="_blank">Texas pool party incident shows that Jim Crow's 'black codes' may still be in effect </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Julianne Malveaux</strong>, National Newspaper Publishers Association: <a href="http://washingtoninformer.com/news/2015/jun/10/malveaux-time-young-people-stop-violence/" target="_blank">Time for Young People to Stop the Violence </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Lonnae O’Neal</strong>, Washington Post: <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/lonnae-oneal-lets-wade-into-mckinneys-deeper-waters/2015/06/10/f9f2ff32-0ecd-11e5-adec-e82f8395c032_story.html" target="_blank">Are we all drowning in McKinney's pool troubles? </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>James Ragland</strong>, Dallas Morning News: <a href="http://www.dallasnews.com/news/columnists/james-ragland/20150610-james-ragland-pastors-are-pushing-the-right-buttons-in-mckinney.ece" target="_blank">Pastors are pushing the right buttons in McKinney </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Torraine Walker</strong>, HuffPost BlackVoices: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/torraine-walker/mckinney-mississippi-and-_b_7542526.html?utm_hp_ref=black-voices" target="_blank">McKinney, Mississippi, and the Dangers of Celebrating While Black </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/how-black-white-woman-became-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/how-black-white-woman-became-story#comments Sat, 13 Jun 2015 02:54:25 +0000 princeeditor 8884 at http://mije.org Barkley to Give $1 Million to Morehouse http://mije.org/richardprince/barkley-give-1-million-morehouse <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 10, 2015</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%202015-06-10%20at%2010.10.53%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="85" />NBA Hall of Famer aids Journalism and Sports Program; . . . sports journalists get a "D" on diversity hiring; judge upholds firing of cop in infamous photo; student video gives voice to outrage over McKinney; 5 reasons women are underrepresented in media ; writers fault authorities for "cruelty" that led to suicide; project links female Latin American journalists, tech; columnist sees "plain ignorance" about Latino politicians; African journalists welcome whistleblowing platform (6/10/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#nba">NBA Hall of Famer Aids Journalism and Sports Program</a> <br /><br /> <a href="#diversity">. . . Sports Journalists Get a "D" on Diversity Hiring</a><br /><br /> <a href="#judge">Judge Upholds Firing of Cop in Infamous Photo</a><br /> <br /> <a href="#mckinney">Student Video Gives Voice to Outrage Over McKinney</a><br /><br /> <a href="#women">5 Reasons Women Are Underrepresented in News Media</a> <br /> <a href="#cruelty"> <br />Writers Fault Authorities for "Cruelty" That Led to Suicide</a><br /> <a href="#latin"><br />Project Links Female Latin American Journalists, Tech</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="latino"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/barkley-give-1-million-morehouse#latino" target="_blank">Columnist Sees "Plain Ignorance" About Latino Politicians</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: right;" title="From left: Julián Castro, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/OfficialPortrait_0.png" alt="" width="376" height="157" />"<a href="http://www.news-journal.com/news/2015/jun/09/navarette-medias-double-standard-for-latino-politi/" target="_blank">Let's say you're a smart and accomplished Latino politician with big dreams, impressive credentials and what many people agree is a bright future</a>.," <strong>Ruben Navarrette Jr.</strong> wrote Tuesday for the Washington Post Writers Group.</p> <p>"Only one thing stands in your way: You don't speak Spanish.</p> <p>"Will that fact cause you any grief, open you up to criticism or prompt the media to pounce? If you're a Republican, the answer is likely yes. If you're a Democrat, then probably not.</p> <p>"The 2016 election is adding a new twist to familiar accusations of bias in the media. Latinos are at the center of the controversy, with two of them waging well-funded and credible campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination (Sens. <strong>Ted Cruz</strong> of Texas and <strong>Marco Rubio</strong> of Florida) and three more in the wings as possible running mates (Republican Govs. <strong>Brian Sandoval</strong> of Nevada and <strong>Susana Martinez</strong> of New Mexico, and Democrat <strong>Julian Castro</strong>, the secretary of housing and urban development).</p> <p>"It's a new world, and the elite Beltway media can't keep up. In an interview with Castro's twin brother, <strong>Joaquin</strong>, a congressman from San Antonio, NBC News' <strong>Andrea Mitchell</strong> made reference to his 'Cuban-American' heritage. But, as the congressman pointed out, he and his brother are Mexican-American. Last August, The Washington Post introduced a blurb about Julian Castro dining with former President <strong>Bill Clinton</strong> under the tacky subheadline: 'We'll need more fajitas.'</p> <p>"That's plain ignorance, the kind that grows like fungus in a petri dish in the laboratory of mostly white newsrooms where people who are paid to know a little about everything know virtually nothing about 54 million Latinos in the United States. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>James Oliphant</strong>, Reuters: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/05/ted-cruz-latinos_n_7517836.html?utm_hp_ref=latino-voices&amp;ir=Latino+Voices" target="_blank">Why Ted Cruz's Candidacy Isn't Catching Fire With U.S. Latinos </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="african"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/barkley-give-1-million-morehouse#african" target="_blank">African Journalists Welcome Whistleblowing Platform</a></h2> <p>"<a href="https://ijnet.org/en/blog/new-whistleblowing-platform-helps-investigative-journalists-africa?utm_source=API%27s+Need+to+Know+newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=de87025c59- Need_to_Know_June_9_20156_9_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_e3bf78af04-de87025c59-31688689" target="_blank">Top editors and investigative journalists in South Africa have welcomed a new whistleblowing platform designed to protect sources who leak sensitive information to the media</a>," <strong>Raymond Joseph</strong> wrote Monday for the International Journalists Network.</p> <p>"The platform, afriLEAKS, is being introduced to African media following a pilot phase during which it was tested by select newsrooms, including the weekly Mail&amp;Guardian and Oxpeckers, an environmental investigative journalism platform that has played a key role in exposing the illicit trade in rhino horns.</p> <p>"The embedding of afriLEAKS in African newsrooms is being spearheaded by the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR). Based on Publeaks, a successful whistleblowing platform that is widely used in the Netherlands, afriLEAKS provides a secure platform for sources to share information and sensitive documents. The platform was customized for African newsrooms by Nairobi-based technologists affiliated with Code for Africa.</p> <p>"[International Center for Journalists] Knight Fellow <strong>Justin Arenstein</strong>, a founder of Code for Africa, is leading the strategy to roll out the whistleblowing platform on the continent and coordinated a high-level gathering in Johannesburg where afriLEAKS was showcased. . . ."</p> <p>The center explained, "Knight International Fellow <strong>Raymond Joseph</strong> is working with Code for South Africa to strengthen the storytelling and audience engagement of news through data journalism and civic innovation in South Africa as part of ICFJ’s Code for Africa data journalism initiative."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/barkley-give-1-million-morehouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/barkley-give-1-million-morehouse#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 02:20:24 +0000 princeeditor 8883 at http://mije.org Warning on McKinney: "This Time We Got Lucky" http://mije.org/richardprince/warning-mckinney-time-we-got-lucky <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 8, 2015</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/Texas-Pool-Party.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="97" />Dallas paper thankful pool incident didn't end tragically; videotaped ex-cop indicted in N. Charleston shooting; Baltimore Sun uses "riot" — only for April 27 events; use of "illegal immigrants" said to be rising again; in survey, 51 percent of blacks oppose same-sex marriage; Bhatia to direct Reynolds Center for Business Journalism; innovative local journalist rewrites the story of her city; S. Dakota Newspaper Association challenged on race; drones offer Africans new perspectives on old problems (6/8/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#pool">Dallas Paper Thankful Pool Incident Didn't End Tragically</a> <br /><br /> <a href="#charleston">Videotaped Ex-Cop Indicted in N. Charleston Shooting</a><br /><br /> <a href="#riot">Baltimore Sun Uses "Riot" — but Only for One Day's Events</a><br /> <br /> <a href="#illegal">Use of "Illegal Immigrants" Said to Be Rising Again</a><br /><br /> <a href="#marriage">In Survey, 51 Percent of Blacks Oppose Same-Sex Marriage</a> <br /> <a href="#bhatia"> <br />Bhatia to Direct Reynolds Center for Business Journalism</a><br /> <a href="#newark"></a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="race"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/warning-mckinney-time-we-got-lucky#race" target="_blank">S. Dakota Newspaper Association Challenged on Race</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.indianz.com/News/2015/017740.asp" target="_blank">Many newspaper editors in South Dakota and North Dakota sort of shrink back into themselves when it comes to discussing the race relations between Indians and whites in their respective states</a>," the Native Sun News editorialized on Friday. "The newspaper associations are no different.</p> <p>"The problem lies there like an open wound that the news media is afraid to examine. Several years ago the South Dakota Newspaper Convention had <strong>Billy Mills</strong> as the keynote speaker, but he did not speak about race relations, but instead talked entirely about his Olympic Gold Medal. And that is fine because we are sure the SDNA would not have invited Mills if he wanted to talk race relations.</p> <p>"<strong>Tim Giago</strong> was a member of SDNA for 30 years and asked several times, including this year, his final year, if he could speak to the gathering of newspaper editors, publishers and journalists of South Dakota about the race problems of the state. He was denied that opportunity several times including this year. What are they afraid of and why? . . ."</p> <p><strong>David Bordewyk</strong>, general manager of the association, did not respond to a request for comment.</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="drones"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/warning-mckinney-time-we-got-lucky#drones" target="_blank">Drones Offer Africans New Perspectives on Old Problems</a></h2> <p>"<a href="https://www.journalism.co.uk/news/old-stories-new-perspectives-drone-journalism-in-africa/s2/a565390/" target="_blank">Less than two miles from the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, the Dandora Dump is both a blessing and a curse to the communities which surround it</a>," <strong>Abigail Edge</strong> wrote Monday for journalism.co.uk.</p> <p>"Up to 10,000 people make their living from the 850 tonnes of rubbish that arrives at the dump daily, sorting through it for anything which might be useful to sell or keep, and risking their health — and their lives — in the process.</p> <p>"The dump, established as a temporary waste site in the 1970s and officially declared full in 2001, has been covered many times by journalists.</p> <p>"However, a team of journalists in Africa decided the story needed to be told from a different angle: with drones.</p> <p>" 'When it comes to drone journalism I always talk about all old stories, new perspectives,' explained <strong>Dickens Olewe</strong>, founder of African SkyCAM, at the World News Media Congress in Washington DC.</p> <p>" 'This story has been told all the time, but people have just never brought this kind of shot of "OK, what are we actually talking about? What are the challenges that these people face?" '</p> <p>"Together with journalism technologist <strong>Ben Kreimer</strong>, Olewe visited Nairobi in November 2014 and flew a video drone over the Dandora Dump to show an aerial perspective of the site.</p> <p>"The pair also used the footage to produce a 3D model of the dump to offer audiences 'a massive experience' of its 30-acre scale, as well as its proximity to schools and houses.</p> <p>" 'I thought it was really important to inspire the imagination of not just our readers, but also the government, who I knew at some point would want to regulate this space,' said Olewe.</p> <p>"SkyCAM was one of 20 projects awarded funding by the inaugural African News Innovation Challenge in 2012, which invited African journalists to come up with digital solutions to address hurdles faced by media across the world's second-largest continent. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Tafara Shumba</strong>, the Herald, Zimbabwe: <a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201506080196.html" target="_blank">Sahara TV Crew Put Its Foot in the Mouth </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Marianne Thamm</strong>, Daily Maverick, South Africa: <a href="http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2015-06-04-adeola-fayehun-nigerias-online-satirical-it-girl-goes-global-after-ambushing-mugabe/#.VXUcCEa0Jyt " target="_blank">Adeola Fayehun: Nigeria's online satirical 'it' girl goes global after ambushing Mugabe </a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong> Alexandra Wexler</strong>, Wall Street Journal: <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/african-journalists-go-undercover-with-official-blessing-1433727941" target="_blank">African Journalists Go Undercover, With Official Blessing </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/warning-mckinney-time-we-got-lucky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/warning-mckinney-time-we-got-lucky#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 02:07:37 +0000 princeeditor 8882 at http://mije.org Media "Negative" on Black, Arab, Latino Boys http://mije.org/richardprince/media-dog-black-arab-latino-boys <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 5, 2015</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/Media%20bias-health%20collaborative.png" alt="" width="183" height="123" />ASNE offers "community-based engagement" as remedy; journalists meet to discuss lack of access to Clinton; Baltimore's Mosby wants autopsy report kept under wraps; grand juror in Ferguson case presses court on going public; mourners honor slain reporter as killer remains at large; study: women generate 37.3% of news to men's 62.1%; Al Jazeera spotlights unsafe water in Black Belt; Maynard helps train storytellers on community, politics; a dissent on Univision acquisition of The Root; Boston Herald hires Zuri Berry as deputy M.E. (6/5/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Updated June 6</em></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="maynard"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/media-dog-black-arab-latino-boys#maynard" target="_blank">Maynard Helps Train Storytellers on Community, Politics</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.adweek.com/fishbowldc/12-young-journalists-head-to-dc-for-the-politico-journalism-institute/145753" target="_blank">Politico announced its summer class of student journalists attending the institute it runs with American University and the Maynard Institute</a>," <strong>Corinne Grinapol</strong> reported Thursday for Politico.</p> <p>"The program, launched last summer, will bring 12 undergraduate students to Washington for an 8-day politics- and policy-focused journalism training program that begins tomorrow. Students will work on their skills in digital journalism, enterprise reporting, ethics and cartooning, among other topics, and will have the chance to report for Politico.</p> <p>"This year's class emphasizes a diversity of personal, regional and educational backgrounds . . ."</p> <p>Meanwhile, "<a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_28253854/oakland-voices-seeks-east-oakland-residents-community-storytelling" target="_blank">We're recruiting for the next group of community storytellers</a>," <strong>Brenda Payton</strong> wrote Thursday for newspapers of the Bay Area News Group, describing the Oakland Voices project. Oakland Voices operates in partnership with the newspaper group and the Maynard Institute.</p> <p>"In the nine-month program, 10 correspondents receive training in basic journalism skills, including writing, interviewing, photography and video. They write a minimum of one story a month, preferably two, put together photo essays and tweet news from events. The articles are posted on the website oaklandvoices.us and are frequently printed in the Oakland Tribune and posted on the Tribune's website. If that's not enough, each correspondent receives a $1,000 stipend. . . ."</p> <p>Payton, who coordinates the program, also wrote, "As a journalist for more than 40 years, I've long believed that residents have a better understanding of their neighborhoods than what we see in the mainstream press, particularly when it comes to communities of color. The 2014 Oakland Voices correspondents confirmed that belief and then some.</p> <p>"In addition, the diversity of the group led to interesting discussions about gentrification, the media's preoccupation with the violent few at huge, peaceful protests, as well as fascinating stories about growing up in Oakland and the history of the city's neighborhoods. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Joe Garofoli</strong>, San Francisco Chronicle: <a href="http://m.sfgate.com/warriors/article/With-Warriors-in-finals-why-won-t-the-media-6305495.php" target="_blank">With Warriors in finals, why won’t the media just say 'Oakland'? </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Ben Mook</strong>, Current.org: <a href="http://current.org/2015/06/nonprofit-news-site-oakland-local-will-suspend-production-search-for-new-management/" target="_blank">Nonprofit news site Oakland Local will suspend production, search for new management </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="univision"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/media-dog-black-arab-latino-boys#univision" target="_blank">A Dissent on Univision Acquisition of The Root</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://alldigitocracy.org/caution-and-skepticism-about-univision-theroot-merger/" target="_blank">Two weeks ago Spanish-language television giant Univision announced its acquisition of TheRoot.com, one of the top African American news websites</a>," <strong>Jillian Báez</strong> wrote Wednesday for alldigitocracy.org.</p> <p>"Coverage of the merger was quite celebratory and echoed co-founder <strong>Henry Louis Gates'&nbsp;</strong>statement that 'This bold new partnership between Univision and [The Root] underscores the ties that have long bound people of color together throughout the Western Hemisphere and is a sign of even greater levels of communication, collaboration and exchange between these culturally vital groups of people.'</p> <p>"But while Gates is obviously optimistic about the venture, I'm a little skeptical. Univision has some issues that no one has talked about that might impact things. For one thing, [its] digital presence, Fusion, is struggling to get traffic to its own website. Secondly, the parent company's history as a serial consolidator and nasty habit of broadcasting racist content makes me cautious about this venture. . . ."</p> <p>The article states incorrectly that Univision acquired Bounce TV. Rather, <a title="Univision and Bounce TV have a distribution agreement" href="http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/currency/exclusive-bounce-tv-extends-univision-deal/129577">Univision and Bounce TV have a distribution agreement</a>. Univision spokesman <strong>Jose Zamora</strong>, who confirmed the arrangement, said the network would have no further comment.</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="zuri"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/media-dog-black-arab-latino-boys#zuri" target="_blank">Boston Herald Hires Zuri Berry as Deputy M.E.</a></h2> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/apology-whitewashing-slavery#boston" target="_blank"><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Zuri Berry" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/060415zuriberry.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="137" /></a>Eight months after the Boston Herald <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/apology-whitewashing-slavery#boston" target="_blank">angered community leaders over a cartoon some considered racist</a>, the tabloid has hired <strong>Zuri Berry</strong>, a black journalist, as deputy managing editor for news and multimedia.</p> <p>"<a href="http://www.bostonherald.com/business/media_marketing/2015/06/multimedianews_editor_zuri_berry_joins_herald_team" target="_blank">Zuri has built a career in steering news organizations through the challenges of new media platforms to extend their reach and reader engagement</a>," Herald Editor-in-Chief <strong>Joe Sciacca</strong> said Thursday in a staff-written story.</p> <p>" 'Smart, energized and committed to journalism, he has a strong appreciation for the collaboration needed to make a multimedia newsroom work,' Sciacca said.</p> <p>"In his newsroom leadership role, Berry will focus on expanding and enhancing the Herald's integrated print and Web reporting initiatives, radio and video. . . ."</p> <p>Berry arrives from WFXT-TV in Boston, where he served as manager of Web content, supervising digital staff on news projects. Previously, he worked at the Boston Globe's Boston.com as a content producer and writer, spearheading sports coverage.</p> <p>The Herald met with the Boston chapter of the NAACP after the cartoon controversy. Chapter President <strong>Michael Curry</strong>&nbsp;told Journal-isms by email Friday, "That meeting led to more frequent conversations with the Herald leadership, who expressed an interest in identifying candidates of color for openings in order to broaden their pool of applicants.</p> <p>"The Boston NAACP, and likely others, responded by offering super-talented journalists of color from across the nation, who would make good additions to the Herald staff. I'm hopeful that Zuri is just the first of many to come..."</p> <p>Sciacca did not respond to a request for comment.&nbsp;<strong>Gary Washburn</strong>, president of the Boston Association of Black Journalists, said the Herald did not approach him about a candidate.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/media-dog-black-arab-latino-boys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/media-dog-black-arab-latino-boys#comments Sat, 06 Jun 2015 02:18:58 +0000 princeeditor 8881 at http://mije.org Half Billion Raised for Haiti; 6 Homes Result http://mije.org/richardprince/half-billion-raised-haiti-6-homes-result <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 3, 2015</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/tri_03_cropped_custom-6313da093ed7e74eebef07b6027105ba218eddba-s1300-c85_0.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="121" />Red Cross slammed in NPR-ProPublica investigation; inmate to be freed after stories on "dirty cop"; journalists have proved fickle in reporting on Obama; Huffington Post future uncertain after AOL sale to Verizon; story of mystery photo was hiding in plain sight; app would reveal how many women lead product's parent; Cubans learn U.S.-style journalism, risk wrath; Vernon Jordan urges black journalists to "stay on the case"; Stephanie Rochon, Va. breast cancer advocate, dies at 50 (6/3/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#redcross">Red Cross Slammed in NPR-ProPublica Investigation</a> <br /><br /> <a href="#cop">Inmate to Be Freed After Stories on "Dirty Cop"</a><br /><br /> <a href="#obama">Journalists Have Proved Fickle In Reporting on Obama</a><br /> <br /> <a href="#huffpo">Huffington Post Future Uncertain After AOL Sale to Verizon</a><br /><br /> <a href="#parks">Story of Mystery Photo Was Hiding in Plain Sight </a> <br /> <a href="#app"> <br />App Would Reveal How Many Women Lead Product's Parent</a><br /> <a href="#cubans"><br />Cubans Learn U.S.-Style Journalism, Risk Wrath</a><br /> <a href="#jordan"></a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="jordan"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Vernon Jordan, right, tells journalists, &amp;quot;Most black people aren&#039;t having this kind of breakfast.&amp;quot; From left, Fred Sweets, Flo Purnell, Patricia Gaston and Viviana Hurtado. (Credit: Jason Miccolo Johnson) " src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/JMJ_7733.JPG" alt="" width="560" height="372" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/half-billion-raised-haiti-6-homes-result#jordan" target="_blank">Vernon Jordan Urges Black Journalists to "Stay on the Case"</a></h2> <p>"Trouble is a-comin' like it used to did," <a href="http://www.akingump.com/en/lawyers-advisors/vernon-e-jordan.html" target="_blank">Vernon Jordan&nbsp;</a>said Sunday of the current racial climate, repurposing a statement from a 90-year-old black man in the early days of the civil rights movement. Jordan was speaking at a breakfast in Washington with 24 journalists of color known as the Journalists Roundtable.</p> <p>It's important for black journalists to "stay on the case," Jordan said, referring to the plight of African Americans. Jordan is a lawyer, presidential confidant and former civil rights leader whose yearly compensation is in the <a title="millions of dollars" href="http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2010/03/15/vernon-jordan-gets-a-big-payday-from-lazard/?_r=0">millions of dollars</a>. He told the group, "Most black people aren't having this kind of breakfast, and don't have the kind of jobs that we are blessed to have." Jordan added, "Somebody laid a hand on me, and that's what we have to do with these young people."</p> <p>When it was pointed out that leaders of the civil rights era such as <a title="Roy Wilkins of the NAACP" href="http://www.kentuckypress.com/live/title_detail.php?titleid=3059#.VPuYIuGVPG0"><strong>Roy Wilkins</strong> of the NAACP</a> and <a title="Whitney Young Jr. of the National Urban League " href="http://powerbrokerfilm.com/"><strong>Whitney Young Jr.</strong> of the National Urban League </a>are unknown to most Americans today, Jordan, 79, added his own anecdotes about people who should have been familiar with the late historian <strong>John Hope Franklin</strong>, but weren't.</p> <p>Part of the problem with some in recent generations is that "they somehow believe they got there all by themselves," Jordan said. In addition, preachers "preach from Isaiah, but they don't say anything about what's in the newspapers."</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="cancer"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/half-billion-raised-haiti-6-homes-result#cancer" target="_blank">Stephanie Rochon, Va. Breast Cancer Advocate, Dies at 50</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Stephanie Rochon" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202015-06-04%20at%2012.39.54%20AM.png" alt="" width="183" height="187" />"<a href="http://wtvr.com/2015/06/03/goodbye-stephanie/" target="_blank">Longtime WTVR CBS 6 anchor <strong>Stephanie Rochon</strong> passed away Wednesday after a battle with cancer</a>," <strong>Mike Bergazzi</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Bill Fitzgerald </strong>and the Web staff of&nbsp;the Richmond, Va., television station reported Wednesday. "Stephanie was an honored journalist whose broad intellect, natural curiosity and captivating personality opened hearts across Central Virginia."</p> <p>They also wrote, "Her compassion was evident when she covered the topic she was most passionate about — the fight against breast cancer.</p> <p>"Stephanie, whose mother survived breast cancer, used her Buddy Check 6 reports to shine a spotlight on the courageous women and men on the front lines of this battle — the patients, doctors, nurses, family members and their friends. . . ."</p> <p>Referring to those Buddy Check 6 reports, <strong>Michael Paul Williams</strong> added in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, "<a href="http://www.richmond.com/news/local/article_14f13694-4499-5905-9647-f0ae81128fc2.html" target="_blank">The monthly segment spotlighted women on the front lines of the breast cancer battle</a>. Ms. Rochon worked especially hard to reach people in Richmond's underprivileged communities, since black women are more likely to die from the disease than those of other racial and ethnic groups." Williams was quoting <strong>Sheryl Barnhouse</strong>, WTVR news director.</p> <p>The station report continued, "In Stephanie’s final Buddy Check 6 report, which was broadcast in August 2014, she told the story of a woman who said her faith was tested when she was diagnosed with cancer. Cancer would soon become Stephanie's cross to bear, the disease took her life just after her 50th birthday. . . ."</p> <p>Williams wrote, " Her colleagues were reeling Wednesday at the news of her death. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/half-billion-raised-haiti-6-homes-result" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/half-billion-raised-haiti-6-homes-result#comments Thu, 04 Jun 2015 02:08:58 +0000 princeeditor 8880 at http://mije.org Journalists Bear Down on Killings by Police http://mije.org/richardprince/journalists-bear-down-killings-police <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 1, 2015</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%202015-06-02%20at%2012.00.12%20AM.png" alt="" width="183" height="95" />Washington Post counts 385 fatally shot this year; new photo contradicts Fla. police account of shooting; "Wear Orange" honors teen who wanted to be a journalist; new Williams role could mean Holt gets "Nightly News"; Raleigh editor hits xenophobia, hysteria on immigration; local stations called key to public radio diversity; "cultural fit" used to justify hiring the same old, same old; "fall guy" in U.K. scandal gets suspended sentence; vigil planned to honor slain D.C. community reporter (6/1/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#post">Washington Post Counts 385 Fatally Shot This Year </a> <br /><br /> <a href="#florida">New Photo Contradicts Fla. Police Account of Shooting</a><br /><br /> <a href="#orange">"Wear Orange" Honors Teen Who Wanted to Be a Journalist</a><br /> <br /> <a href="#williams">New Williams Role Could Mean Holt Gets "Nightly News"</a><br /><br /> <a href="#raleigh">Raleigh Editor Hits Xenophobia, Hysteria on Immigration</a> <br /> <a href="#radio"> <br />Local Stations Called Key to Public Radio Diversity</a><br /> <a href="#fit"><br />"Cultural Fit" Used to Justify Hiring the Same Old, Same Old</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="fit"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/journalists-bear-down-killings-police#fit" target="_blank">"Cultural Fit" Used to Justify Hiring the Same Old, Same Old</a></h2> <p>"Across cultures and industries, managers strongly prize 'cultural fit' — <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/31/opinion/sunday/guess-who-doesnt-fit-in-at-work.html?smid=fb-share" target="_blank">the idea that the best employees are like-minded</a>," <strong>Lauren A. Rivera</strong> wrote Saturday for the New York Times. 'One recent survey found that more than 80 percent of employers worldwide named cultural fit as a top hiring priority.</p> <p>"When done carefully, selecting new workers this way can make organizations more productive and profitable. But cultural fit has morphed into a far more nebulous and potentially dangerous concept. It has shifted from systematic analysis of who will thrive in a given workplace to snap judgments by managers about who they'd rather hang out with. In the process, fit has become a catchall used to justify hiring people who are similar to decision makers and rejecting people who are not. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Jessica Partnow</strong>, PBS Idea Lab: <a href="http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2015/06/how-and-why-were-building-a-hyper-diverse-newsroom-at-seattle-globalist/" target="_blank">How and Why We're Building a Hyper-Diverse Newsroom at Seattle Globalist </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"> <p><a name="scotland"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Anthony France, right, crime reporter for Britain&#039;s the Sun, was arrested by detectives investigating illegal payments to public officials. (Credit: Press Association)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/elvedon-police-fra_2454182b.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="350" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/journalists-bear-down-killings-police#scotland" target="_blank">"Fall Guy" in U.K. Scandal Gets Suspended Sentence</a></h2> <p>"A British tabloid reporter <a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/4471e1ebd26b4101a64fd82551553789/uk-reporter-handed-suspended-sentence-bribery-case " target="_blank">has been handed a suspended 18-month prison sentence over a police bribery case,"</a> the Associated Press reported from London on Friday.</p> <p>"<strong>Anthony France</strong>, a crime reporter for the <strong>Rupert Murdoch</strong>-owned newspaper, The Sun, was accused of cultivating a 'corrupt relationship' with Heathrow Airport counter-terrorism officer <strong>Timothy Edwards</strong> over four years. Edwards had earlier admitted selling dozens of stories and news tips to the journalist for more than 20,000 pounds ($31,000).</p> <p>"France, 41, was convicted last week of aiding and abetting Edwards to commit misconduct in a public office.</p> <p>"Judge <strong>Timothy Pontius</strong> on Friday handed down the prison sentence, suspended for two years. He said France was 'essentially a decent man of solid integrity.'</p> <p>"France's trial followed a police investigation into alleged media bribery. The operation was triggered by Britain's phone-hacking media scandal."</p> <p>In a blog post before the verdict, <strong>Colin Randall</strong>, who spent 27 years on Britain's Daily Telegraph, called France "a fall guy."</p> <p>"<a href="http://www.francesalut.com/2015/05/memo-judge-timothy-pontius-mitigation-for-anthony-france-fall-guy.html" target="_blank">What I bitterly oppose is the squalid, politically convenient pursuit of foot soldiers doing the bidding of the generals</a>, top brass who then, to their everlasting shame, deserted their troops (not to mention what they did to the civvies, ie the confidential sources)," Randall wrote.</p> <p>He added, "Repeatedly, juries have refused to convict these employees for doing their jobs. But the law is the law, even when it resembles a lottery or an ass, and poor Anthony France stands convicted of this dredged-up offence.</p> <p>"What I ask Judge Pontius to apply is a sense of proportion. Anthony France is not a menace to the public. He has not profited from his supposed crime, save to have kept his job. He honestly believed he was acting with at least the tacit blessing of in-house lawyers. . . ."</p> <p><strong>Roy Greenslade</strong> of the Guardian said of Randall's piece, "<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2015/may/28/why-sun-reporter-anthony-france-should-not-go-to-jail" target="_blank">I do not agree with some of it but he is spot on about France being a scapegoat. It would be iniquitous for him to go to jail</a>."</p> <ul> <li> Agency, the Telegraph, London: <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/phone-hacking/11637974/Sun-crime-reporter-Anthony-France-spared-jail.html" target="_blank">Sun crime reporter Anthony France spared jail </a><br /><br /></li> <li> Press Association: <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/may/29/sun-journalist-sentence-anthony-france" target="_blank">Sun journalist receives 18-month suspended sentence </a></li> </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="charnice"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/journalists-bear-down-killings-police#charnice" target="_blank">Vigil Planned to Honor Slain D.C. Community Reporter</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Charnice Milton" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Charnice_0.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" />The work of slain D.C. reporter <strong>Charnice Milton</strong> is to be commemorated by a silent vigil on Wednesday night, her newspaper, the Capital Community News, reported on Monday.</p> <p>Services are pending but expected to be held at the end of the week, <strong>Andrew Lightman</strong>, managing editor of Capital Community News, told Journal-isms by telephone.</p> <p>Milton, 27, was shot as she walked on one of Southeast Washington's major streets to transfer buses. She was used as a human shield in an exchange of gunfire by two groups of dirt bike riders, police said. The reporter was returning home after covering the monthly meeting of a community advisory committee.</p> <p>"<a href="http://www.capitalcommunitynews.com/content/members-press-and-community-members-honor-work-slain-ccn-reporter-charnice-milton-0" target="_blank">Participants in Wednesday's event will gather in concentric circles around copies of the Hill Rag and East of the River newspapers containing Charnice's contributions</a>. They will join hands and stand in silence for 20 minutes to reflect on the meaning of her work," Lightman wrote.</p> <p>The perpetrator is at large. A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Department would say only that the case remains under investigation.</p> <p>The community news organization has received more than 100 emails, Lightman said. On social media, fellow journalists outside Washington expressed their outrage as well.</p> <p>On Sunday afternoon, mourners participated in a neighborhood prayer vigil organized by Milton's family, community activist <strong>Philip Pannell</strong> told Journal-isms by email. "There were clearly way over 100," Pannell said. "People just kept on coming."</p> <p>In a letter to the editor of the Washington Post posted Monday, economist and columnist <strong>Julianne Malveaux</strong> said Milton "<a title="worked in my office for a few weeks as a fact-checker, and I was impressed by her thoroughness, focus and competence" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/reporters-bright-life-cut-short-by-a-bullet/2015/06/01/2f943be0-0642-11e5-93f4-f24d4af7f97d_story.html">worked in my office for a few weeks as a fact-checker, and I was impressed by her thoroughness, focus and competence</a>."</p> <p>She also wrote, "This shooting makes the case for guns to be removed from our streets. Absent the proliferation of guns, Ms. Milton might still be alive. She wanted to tell the story; she didn't want to be the story. She wanted to supplement the stories our mainstream newspapers do not tell. She wanted to shine a light on the invisible communities east of the Anacostia River, the poorest in the District and those too often ignored. . . ."&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/journalists-bear-down-killings-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/journalists-bear-down-killings-police#comments Tue, 02 Jun 2015 02:13:37 +0000 princeeditor 8878 at http://mije.org Reporter Killed in Community She Loved http://mije.org/richardprince/reporter-killed-community-she-loved <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 29, 2015</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%202015-05-29%20at%2010.15.32%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="97" />Charnice Milton slain in D.C. while used as human shield; Bettinger to step down as director of Knight fellowships; N.C., Texas schools confront Confederate iconography; . . . Monuments "inseparable from Jim Crow, white supremacy"; he might have been first Chinese American journalist; 19 news organizations challenge gag order in Baltimore; Clinton's pick for Latino outreach leaves some unimpressed; Dallas anchor gets a doctorate at 61, just because; columnist Bob Ray Sanders retires in Fort Worth; Don Haney dies at 80, helped break Detroit color barrier (5/29/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8877/#charnice">Charnice Milton Slain in D.C. While Used as Human Shield</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8877/#knight">Bettinger to Step Down as Director of Knight Fellowships</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8877/#texas">N.C., Texas Schools Confront Confederate Iconography</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8877/#crow">. . . Monuments "Inseparable From Jim Crow, White Supremacy"</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8877/#chinese">He Might Have Been First Chinese American Journalist</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="dallas"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Anchor John McCaa of WFAA-TV in Dallas, center, is honored after earning his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Daniel Wickberg, standing at left, directed McCaa’s dissertation. (Credit: University of Texas at Dallas)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/blow_0528met.1.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="373" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/reporter-killed-community-she-loved#dallas" target="_blank">Dallas Anchor Gets a Doctorate at 61, Just Because</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.dallasnews.com/news/columnists/steve-blow/20150527-its-now-dr.-john-mccaa-an-even-greater-role-model.ece" target="_blank">Chances are that you will never see the full credentials used, so let's give him his due just this once</a>," columnist <strong>Steve Blow</strong> wrote Thursday for the Dallas Morning News.</p> <p>"<strong>Dr. John McCaa, Ph.D.</strong>, I mean.</p> <p>"I always thought of the news anchor at WFAA-TV (Channel 8) as a class act. Now I know he's also had lots of classes.</p> <p>"Congratulations to all those receiving diplomas in this graduation season. But I'm especially impressed with John, who just earned his doctor of philosophy from the University of Texas at Dallas.</p> <p>"And will he be 'Dr. McCaa' on the TV set now? He laughed. 'No, I won't do that,' he said.</p> <p>"But what a great role model. If he won’t toot his own horn, I'll do it for him.</p> <p>"At age 61 and with 31 years on the job, it's not like he needed the degree for career advancement. This was education just for education's sake.</p> <p>"The one practical application, he hopes, will be in his weekly commentary during the 6 p.m. Friday broadcasts.</p> <p>" 'Commentary is context,' he said. And the more education you have, the more complete the context you can provide, he believes.</p> <p>" 'These days, people's idea of reaching back for political context is quoting <strong>Ronald Reagan</strong>,' he said. He prefers <em>The Federalist Papers </em>or Plutarch's <em>Parallel Lives</em>.</p> <p>" 'I'm pretty old-school about things,' he said. . . ."</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="sanders"></a><a title="Columnist Bob Ray Sanders Retires in Fort Worth" href="http://mije.org/node/8877/#sanders">Columnist Bob Ray Sanders Retires in Fort Worth</a></h2> <p><strong>Bob Ray Sanders</strong>, a columnist and associate editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram known for decrying capital punishment and defending the unfairly accused, announced his retirement Friday. It comes shortly after another black columnist, <strong>Merlene Davis </strong>of the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader, told readers that <a title="she, too, is leaving" href="http://www.kentucky.com/2015/05/23/3866330/merlene-davis-with-retirement.html">she, too, is leaving</a>.</p> <p><img class="caption" title="Bob Ray Sanders" src="/files/u426/Bob_Sanders_0.jpg" alt="Bob Ray Sanders" align="right" border="0" height="209" width="150" /> "<a title="By the time you read this I will have retired from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the place where I began my journalism career more than four decades ago" href="http://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/bob-ray-sanders/article22651575.html#storylink=cpy">By the time you read this I will have retired from the <em>Fort Worth Star-Telegram</em>, the place where I began my journalism career more than four decades ago</a>. And, after a 20-year absence, it was the place that I came 'home' to and where I complete the journey, Sanders wrote.</p> <p>He added that "the regret is that while we've made tremendous progress in this state and country on the issue of capital punishment, we have not been able to completely abolish it.</p> <p>"I reflect on the number of times I've watched two mothers crying, one because her son was dead, the other because her son killed him.</p> <p>"Yet, I also think about the number of young men and women I've been able to assist in some way, and to share their stories of accomplishments that helped others.</p> <p>"While I've been able to witness many historical events in my career and talk with some of the most powerful and influential people in the country, the real joy came in being able to write about extraordinary people who were not famous, but whose lives, conditions and achievements begged to be written about. . . ."</p> <p>According to one bio, "<a title="Sanders' journalism career has spanned more than three decades and three media: newspaper, television and radio." href="http://freshfiction.com/author.php?id=23162">Sanders' journalism career has spanned more than three decades and three media: newspaper, television and radio.</a> . . . He worked many years at the Dallas/Fort Worth PBS affiliate, where he served as reporter, producer, station manager, and vice president."</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="detroit"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/reporter-killed-community-she-loved#detroit" target="_blank">Don Haney Dies at 80, Helped Break Detroit Color Barrier</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Don Haney" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/B9317537714Z.1_20150529163523_000_GFDAUBF71.1-0.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="244" />"<a href="http://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/television/2015/05/29/newsman-detroit-haney/28170591/" target="_blank">Memorial services will be held Saturday for <strong>Don Haney</strong>, a longtime newsman and commentator who helped break the color barrier in Detroit broadcasting in the 1960s</a>," <strong>Tim Kiska</strong> reported Friday for the Detroit Free Press. "Haney, 80, died March 24 in Little Rock, Ark., where he moved nine years ago.</p> <p>"Haney grew up in Detroit, the son of <strong>Mack Haney</strong>, who owned a funeral home in the city's African-American neighborhood known as Black Bottom. Even as a youngster at Northern High School, Haney hoped to become a broadcaster.</p> <p>"He came face-to-face with racism in the media when in the 1950s he dropped off a job application and demonstration disk of his work to Channel 4, the leading news station in town at the time. He said he was told: 'You're a damned fool for trying to get a job at a white station.'</p> <p>"Undeterred, Haney moved to Canada, where he got work in London, Kitchener and St. Thomas, Ontario. He returned to Detroit in 1964 as an announcer at WJR-AM (760), the first African American in that post.</p> <p>"He joined Channel 7 (WXYZ-TV) late in 1967. Media coverage of the riot that year, in which 43 people died, made it painfully clear that Detroit's airwaves were almost totally devoid of African-American representation. Haney was hired by Channel 7 in late 1967.</p> <p>" 'He was a pioneer, no question about it. There weren't many African-Americans on the air when he got here.' said <strong>Chuck Stokes</strong>, Channel 7's public affairs director. 'He opened a lot of doors, and handled himself in a such a dignified way. I think he commanded a lot of respect.' . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/reporter-killed-community-she-loved" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/reporter-killed-community-she-loved#comments Sat, 30 May 2015 02:23:04 +0000 princeeditor 8877 at http://mije.org NAHJ Parts With Executive Director, Board Member http://mije.org/richardprince/nahj-parts-executive-director-board-member <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 27, 2015</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/resize/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Anna%20Lopez%20Buck-133x133.png" alt="" height="133" width="133" />President taking leave of absence to fill staffing void; on L.A. TV news, not enough Latino victims, officers; N.Y. Times stakeout pays off in arrests of soccer officials; Sun-Times runs a photo that police didn't want seen; Waco columnist calls shootout a "brawl" lacking "legs"; Charleston paper finds faulty oversight of police shootings; why sale of The Root to Univision matters to advertisers; Eric Newton to become innovation chief at Cronkite school; radio journalist Sunni Khalid acquitted, a nightmare ends (5/27/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8875/#NAHJ">President Taking Leave of Absence to Fill Staffing Void</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8875/#crime">On L.A. TV News, Not Enough Latino Victims, Officers</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8875/#FIFA">N.Y. Times Stakeout Pays Off in Arrests of Soccer Officials</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8875/#Chicago">Sun-Times Runs a Photo That Police Didn't Want Seen</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8875/#Waco">Waco Columnist Calls Shootout a "Brawl" Lacking "Legs"</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="Newton"></a><a title="Eric Newton to Become Innovation Chief at Cronkite School" href="http://mije.org/node/8875/#Newton">Eric Newton to Become Innovation Chief at Cronkite School</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Eric Newton" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202015-05-27%20at%209.55.12%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="189" /><strong>Eric Newton</strong> is leaving the <strong>John S.</strong> and <strong>James L. Knight </strong>Foundation, where he has long championed — and funded — journalism innovation, <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/rieder/2015/05/26/eric-newton-asu-innovation-in-journalism/27959907/" target="_blank">to become innovation chief at Arizona State University's <strong>Walter Cronkite </strong>School of Journalism and Mass Communication</a>, <strong>Rem Rieder</strong> reported Tuesday for USA Today.</p> <p>"The idea, says the school, which has a wide array of professional programs including digital news bureaus in Phoenix, Washington and Los Angeles and an entrepreneurial innovation lab, is to 'serve as a test bed for news industry innovations and experimentation.' "</p> <p>Newton, senior adviser to the president of the Knight Foundation, was an associate of <strong>Robert C. Maynard</strong>, co-founder of the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education,<a href="http://mije.org/bob-maynard-media-diversity-and-story-without-ending" target="_blank"> and considered Maynard a mentor</a>. He spoke May 4 at the<a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/dori-maynard-kept-faith#knight" target="_blank"> memorial service for <strong>Dori J. Maynard</strong></a>, president of the Maynard Institute and Bob Maynard's daughter.</p> <p>"Newton, who will continue to consult for Knight, sees Arizona State as a perfect fit," Rieder continued. "For 30 years, he says, he has been interested in the idea of journalism schools as teaching hospitals, where students learn by doing. In recent years, as traditional news outlets have cut back, more and more [J-schools] have established news bureaus, and more and more of their work is showing up in professional venues.</p> <p>"But, quoting [Cronkite dean <strong>Christopher</strong>]&nbsp;<strong>Callahan</strong>, Newton says many of these J-school forays are more like clinics than hospitals. What is too often missing is the laboratory component from which creative solutions can emerge. . . ."</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="Khalid"></a><a title="Radio Journalist Sunni Khalid Acquitted, a Nightmare Ends" href="http://mije.org/node/8875/#Khalid">Radio Journalist Sunni Khalid Acquitted; a Nightmare Ends</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Sunni Khalid" src="http://mije.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/Sunni%20Khalid%20new.jpg" alt="Sunni Khalid" width="183" height="222" /></p> <p>Nineteen months after he was arrested and charged with assaulting his son, radio journalist <strong>Sunni Khalid</strong> has been acquitted by a jury in Harford County, Md., according to Baltimore news reports.</p> <p>But the price of his ordeal has been the end of a 31-year marriage, five days in jail, loss of access to his children, a difficult time finding work as a journalist and first-hand experience with a criminal justice system he once covered.</p> <p>"<a href="http://www.citypaper.com/blogs/the-news-hole/bcpnews-former-wypr-news-editor-acquitted-of-assault-20150521,0,5822782.story" target="_blank">He says the deputies never interviewed him or other potential witnesses</a>," <strong>Edward Ericson Jr.</strong> reported May 21 for Baltimore City Paper. Two judges in the Maryland county recused themselves because they knew Khalid from his days as a Baltimore Sun reporter in the county, Khalid said.</p> <p>Still, Khalid told Journal-isms by telephone on Wednesday, the nightmare is over. Khalid is now working for KGO-AM in San Francisco and freelancing for public radio station KQED-FM there, and in December plans to marry a woman he met in the Bay Area, where he relocated. The Baltimore City Paper's Ericson and <a href="http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/blog/bs-md-ha-khalid-acquittal-20150522-story.html" target="_blank"><strong>Alison Knezevich</strong> of the Baltimore Sun</a> reported details of his ordeal.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-10"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/nahj-parts-executive-director-board-member" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/nahj-parts-executive-director-board-member#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 10:39:41 +0000 princeeditor 8875 at http://mije.org Forgot Press Pass at Protest, Editor Arrested http://mije.org/richardprince/forgets-press-pass-protest-editor-arrested <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 24, 2015</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/u1488/17903189-mmmain.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="114" />71 held in demonstrations after Cleveland cop's acquittal (5/24/15); news outlets want Eric Garner documents; reader comments demonize black bikers, praise whites; Claudia Puig, USA Today film critic, takes buyout; photographer's passion makes every day Memorial Day; website picks its "50 sexiest in national TV news"; editorial page editor: If this is liberal agenda, so be it; Asian Americans urged to reject "Model Minority" hype; Angola drops defamation charges against muckraker (5/22/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a name="Cleveland"></a><a href="#Cleveland">71 Held in Demonstrations After Cleveland Cop's Acquittal</a></p> <p><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Kris Wernowsky of the Northeast Ohio Media Group is arrested Saturday on Johnson Court in Cleveland. (Credit: Joshua Gunter/Northeast Ohio Media Group)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/17903189-mmmain.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="350" /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="liberal"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/news-groups-want-documents-chokehold-death#liberal" target="_blank">Editorial Page Editor: If This Is Liberal Agenda, So Be It</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/taylor-batten/article21108579.html" target="_blank">I wrote a light blogpost last month about Mayor <strong>Dan Clodfelter</strong> proclaiming April 30 'Honesty Day' in Charlotte</a>," <strong>Taylor Batten</strong>, editorial page editor of the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer, wrote for last Sunday's print edition. "Honesty Day, it turned out, is observed on that date nationwide.</p> <p>"I noted a Wikipedia explanation of what it's all about: 'On this day, anyone participating may ask any question they choose and the opposing person should give a truthful and straightforward answer.'</p> <p>"I invited readers to say what they would ask, and of whom.</p> <p>"<strong>David Fry</strong> of Charlotte was among those who responded.</p> <p><em>“ 'To: observer editors </em></p> <p><em> “ 'Question? Why do you support such a liberal agenda? </em></p> <p><em> “ 'Remember you’re supposed to answer honestly.' ”</em></p> <p>"Well, rules are rules, so I suppose you deserve an honest answer for Honesty Day. Here goes:</p> <p>"We believe that everyone is created equal.</p> <p>"We believe that children should not bear responsibility for the sins of their parents.</p> <p>"We believe that prevention is a heck of a lot cheaper than a cure.</p> <p>"We believe people should not be treated as lesser citizens, with fewer rights, because of whom they love.</p> <p>"We believe a thriving city, state and nation rests to a great degree in the quality of its public schools, and that every child deserves a dedicated, dynamic teacher, regardless of what ZIP code that child lives in.</p> <p>"We believe discrimination is wrong in every instance.</p> <p>"We believe in consistency, so if you are going to drug-test recipients of public assistance, drug-test them all, including the corporate chieftains who are the biggest beneficiaries.</p> <p>"We believe that police officers should act professionally, under incredibly difficult circumstances, regardless of a suspect's race. . . ."</p> <p>Among the additional beliefs: "We believe there are peace-loving Muslims" and "We do not believe <strong>President Obama</strong> was born in Kenya."</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="asian"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/news-groups-want-documents-chokehold-death#asian" target="_blank">Asian Americans Urged to Reject "Model Minority" Hype</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Jeff Yang" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202015-05-22%20at%2011.48.32%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="191" />Writing Friday for CNN, <strong>Jeff Yang</strong>, author and columnist for the Wall Street Journal Online, <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/waco-bikers-or-wacothugs-double-standard-seen#nytimes" target="_blank">challenged <strong>Jerry Hough</strong>, the Duke University professor who expressed his disappointment with African Americans and praised Asian Americans as examples</a> of the right kind of people of color.</p> <p>"<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/22/opinions/yang-asians-role-models/index.html" target="_blank">There are so many ways that this kind of praise is actually damnation</a>," Yang wrote.</p> <p>"For a start, it suggests that assimilation and cultural erasure are the only means to succeed in America. It dismisses those who don't succeed in the precise ways that white America defines as success as failures, and blames them for their inadequacy and laziness. And it sets America's striving masses against one another — dividing communities that should by all rights be finding common cause and fighting shared ills.</p> <p>"The net effect is that in times of unrest, anger is redirected away from an unjust establishment and toward closer and more immediate targets for rage.</p> <p>"We who grew up experiencing the same kind of language from our parents should be wary of it when we encounter it as adults. The sad thing, though, is that many Asian-Americans — too many — not only accept these false terms as factual, they actually embrace the hype. It's a core rationale fueling the drive by some Asian-Americans to strike down race-based affirmative action, for example. . . ."</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="angola"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/news-groups-want-documents-chokehold-death#angola" target="_blank">Angola Drops Defamation Charges Against Muckraker</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/kerryadolan/2015/05/21/charges-dropped-in-defamation-trial-against-angolan-journalist-rafael-marques/" target="_blank">In a surprise development, the defamation charges against journalist <strong>Rafael Marques de Morais</strong> were dropped Thursday by the Angolan military generals who had brought them</a>," <strong>Kerry A. Dolan</strong> wrote Thursday for Forbes.</p> <p>"Marques had been charged with criminal defamation for writing about human rights abuses in Angola's diamond mining region. He alleged that the murders and torture there had been orchestrated by private security and mining companies owned by Angolan generals. Marques could possibly have faced up to nine years in jail if he had been found guilty. . . ."</p> <p>Dolan also wrote, "Marques cautioned that the trial proceedings are not officially over. The trial will continue with oral submissions on Monday May 25 and the judge will read the sentence on Thursday May 28.</p> <p>"Marques, a longtime investigative journalist who has highlighted abuses in his country, had widespread and ongoing support from a broad range of human rights and free speech groups, some of which had expected the court to wrongly convict Marques. So the news came as a positive surprise. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/forgets-press-pass-protest-editor-arrested" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/forgets-press-pass-protest-editor-arrested#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 18:29:58 +0000 princeeditor 8874 at http://mije.org News Outlets Want Eric Garner Documents http://mije.org/richardprince/news-groups-want-documents-chokehold-death <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 22, 2015</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/TAG_Garner_Protest_05.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="129" />"You still have to beg for facts in this country"; reader comments demonize black bikers, praise whites; Claudia Puig, USA Today film critic, takes buyout; photographer's passion makes every day Memorial Day; website picks its "50 sexiest in national TV news"; editorial page editor: If this is liberal agenda, so be it; Asian Americans urged to reject "Model Minority" hype; Angola drops defamation charges against muckraker (5/22/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#garner">"You Still Have to Beg for Facts in This Country" </a> <br /><br /><a href="#blackbikers">Reader Comments Demonize Black Bikers, Praise Whites</a><br /> <br /><a href="#puig">Claudia Puig, USA Today Film Critic, Takes Buyout</a><br /><br /> <a href="#memorial">Photographer's Passion Makes Every Day Memorial Day</a> <br /><a href="#sexy"> <br />Website Picks Its "50 Sexiest in National TV News"</a><br /><a href="#liberal"><br />Editorial Page Editor: If This Is Liberal Agenda, So Be It</a><br /><a href="#asian"><br />Asian Americans Urged to Reject "Model Minority" Hype</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="angola"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/news-groups-want-documents-chokehold-death#angola" target="_blank">Angola Drops Defamation Charges Against Muckraker</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/kerryadolan/2015/05/21/charges-dropped-in-defamation-trial-against-angolan-journalist-rafael-marques/" target="_blank">In a surprise development, the defamation charges against journalist <strong>Rafael Marques de Morais</strong> were dropped Thursday by the Angolan military generals who had brought them</a>," <strong>Kerry A. Dolan</strong> wrote Thursday for Forbes.</p> <p>"Marques had been charged with criminal defamation for writing about human rights abuses in Angola's diamond mining region. He alleged that the murders and torture there had been orchestrated by private security and mining companies owned by Angolan generals. Marques could possibly have faced up to nine years in jail if he had been found guilty. . . ."</p> <p>Dolan also wrote, "Marques cautioned that the trial proceedings are not officially over. The trial will continue with oral submissions on Monday May 25 and the judge will read the sentence on Thursday May 28.</p> <p>"Marques, a longtime investigative journalist who has highlighted abuses in his country, had widespread and ongoing support from a broad range of human rights and free speech groups, some of which had expected the court to wrongly convict Marques. So the news came as a positive surprise. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/news-groups-want-documents-chokehold-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/news-groups-want-documents-chokehold-death#comments Sat, 23 May 2015 02:34:05 +0000 princeeditor 8873 at http://mije.org Univision Buys TheRoot.com http://mije.org/richardprince/univision-buys-therootcom <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 21, 2015</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/Screen%20Shot%202015-01-30%20at%207.23.55%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="126" />Broadcaster, black-themed site each see chance for growth (5/21/15); Whites OK with upcoming minority status; Waco bikers include Hispanics, blacks — CNN called out; ASNE opposes reauthorizing Patriot Act; man tries to steal news van with reporter sitting inside; Detroit's LeDuff nabs suspect who mugged restaurateur; Iverson's advice: Treat sources like people in your life; 5-part series tackles mental health in the newsroom; female journalists sound alarm on issues affecting women; activists call attention to black women killed by police (5/20/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Root">Broadcaster, Black-Themed Site Each See Chance for Growth </a></p> <p><a name="Root"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title=" &amp;quot;&#039;Like Univision, The Root aims to serve a significant segment of America&#039;s diverse population&amp;quot; the Univision announcement said. " src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u13681/Screen%20Shot%202015-01-30%20at%207.23.55%20PM-511x351.png" alt="" width="511" height="351" /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="mental"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8872/#mental">5-Part Series Tackles Mental Health in the Newsroom</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/18/mental-health-journalism-trauma_n_7305460.html" target="_blank">When Hurricane Katrina swirled onto the Louisiana shore and residents of New Orleans clogged highways to flee</a>, <strong>John McCusker</strong> stayed behind," the Huffington Post's <strong>Gabriel Arana</strong> reported Monday in the first of a five-part series on mental health in the newsroom.</p> <p>"A photographer for The Times-Picayune for more than two decades, McCusker paddled through the city's muddy waters in a kayak, day after day, documenting the destruction. Like many of the city's residents, he had lost his home and all of his possessions. His family had relocated to Birmingham, Alabama, five hours away.</p> <p>"On Aug. 8, 2006 — after nearly a year of documenting the trauma surrounding him — McCusker was seen driving erratically through the city. When police caught up with him at a traffic stop, he begged officers to end his life. 'Just kill me, just kill me,' he repeated. 'Get it over with.' McCusker backed up, pinning a cop between vehicles before speeding off, crashing into cars and signs along the way. When police caught up with him again, they subdued him with a stun gun and arrested him. McCusker says he only remembers waking up in four-point restraints.</p> <p>" 'I had no idea how I got there,' he said.</p> <p>"As much as journalists may fancy themselves superhuman observers of history, the truth is that we are as susceptible to trauma as the victims whose stories we tell. . . ."</p> <p>Arana also wrote, "Specific data about journalists and mental health is hard to come by. Research on the topic only began to pick up steam in the mid-1990s, and journalists are notoriously reluctant to divulge information about themselves.</p> <p>"A 2001 study found that upwards of 85 percent experience work-related trauma. Other research shows that 4 to 28 percent suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder over the course of their careers, and up to 20 percent experience depression. Even when psychological symptoms like nightmares, flashbacks, insomnia and anxiety don’t rise to the level of a disorder, they still take a toll. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="malloum"></a></p> <p><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Journalist Houda Malloum interviews a woman in a refugee camp in Chad for &amp;quot;She Speaks, She Listens,&amp;quot; a weekly radio show she produced that focused on violence against women and girls. (Credit: Guillaume Michel/Internews)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/full_column/u678/H_Malloum-535x319.jpeg" alt="Journalist Houda Malloum interviews a woman in a refugee camp in Chad fo" width="535" height="319" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/node/8872/#malloum">Female Journalists Sound Alarm on Issues Affecting Women</a></h2> <p>"<a href="https://medium.com/local-voices-global-change/living-dangerously-9a8bb5248609" target="_blank">Women and children often fare the worst during conflict and in refugee situations</a>," Internews, an international nonprofit organization created to empower local media worldwide, says on its website.</p> <p>"After the terrible earthquakes in Nepal this month, <strong>Viviane Fluck</strong>, who is conducting a post-earthquake humanitarian information assessment for Internews, noted that violence against women has been on the rise during the disaster. Fluck recommends leveraging Nepal's vibrant community radio sector to help mitigate this situation.</p> <p>"On the other side of the world, in Chad, journalist <strong>Houda Malloum</strong> reported for a community radio station set up by Internews to serve refugees from Darfur. She focused an episode on the problem of attacks on Darfuri women and girls who were leaving the refugee camps to gather firewood. The episode helped alert local authorities to the problems of violence against women, and at the same time gave the women alternatives so that they could avoid areas where they might be attacked.</p> <p>"Women's issues need to be heard so that humanitarian organizations can respond to their particular needs. Women journalists can help drive the debate beyond guns, troops and tents. Local women journalists can provide a better understanding of what women need to take better care of their families and safeguard themselves. . . ."</p> <ul> <li>International Center for Journalists: <a title="Pioneering Cuban Blogger, Indian Investigative Reporter Win Premier International Journalism Award" href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pioneering-cuban-blogger-indian-investigative-reporter-win-premier-international-journalism-award-300084894.html">Pioneering Cuban Blogger, Indian Investigative Reporter Win Premier International Journalism Award</a></li> </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="activists"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8872/#activists">Activists Call Attention to Black Women Killed by Police</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/black-lives-matter--including-black-womens-activists-remind-nation/2015/05/19/e155a514-fe43-11e4-833c-a2de05b6b2a4_story.html" target="_blank">Weeks after <strong>Trayvon Martin</strong> was killed in Sanford, Fla., in 2012, a Chicago police officer fatally shot</a> an unarmed 22-year-old black woman in the head as he fired into a group in the early hours of a March morning," <strong>Marcia Davis</strong> wrote Wednesday for the Washington Post.</p> <p>"Not long after <strong>Michael Brown</strong>, 18, was killed in Ferguson, Mo., last summer, a 21-year-old black woman was found dead in a Pagedale, Mo., cell after being picked up on warrants over a dispute she allegedly had. She had hanged herself with her T-shirt, authorities said, adding that they had video because of cameras in the facility. The case is now closed.</p> <p>"And in February, before <strong>Freddie Gray</strong> died from injuries sustained while in the custody of Baltimore police in April, a 37-year-old black female inmate just down the road in Fairfax County, Va., died several days after being shocked with a stun gun. At least six officers were present as the mentally ill woman — hands cuffed, feet shackled and head hooded in a spit mask — was Tasered four times. A medical examiner's ruling that 'excited delirium' was the cause of death has been controversial.</p> <p>"<strong>Rekia Boyd</strong>. <strong>Kimberlee ­Randle-King</strong>. <strong>Natasha McKenna</strong>.</p> <p>"Their names and their stories — as well as those of other black women who have been killed by police or died while in their custody — are the focus of several days of activity this week meant to highlight what some activists say has been missing from the national discussion on race and criminal justice: Black women are dying, too, not just black men. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Michael H. Cottman</strong>, BlackAmericaWeb.com: <a href="http://blackamericaweb.com/2015/05/19/black-cops-part-of-the-solution-or-part-of-the-problem/" target="_blank">Black Cops: Part Of The Solution Or Part Of The Problem? </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Courtland Milloy</strong>, Washington Post: <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/black-womens-lives-matter-too-say-the-women-behind-the-iconic-hashtag/2015/05/19/61d57798-fe4c-11e4-8b6c-0dcce21e223d_story.html" target="_blank">Black women's lives matter, too, say the women behind the iconic hashtag </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Leonard Pitts Jr.</strong>, Miami Herald: <a href=" http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/article21416571.html" target="_blank"> Police brutality can't be fixed this way </a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>AJ Vicens</strong> and <strong>Jaeah Lee</strong>, Mother Jones: <a title="Here Are 13 Killings by Police Captured on Video in the Past Year " href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/05/police-shootings-caught-on-tape-video">Here Are 13 Killings by Police Captured on Video in the Past Year</a><em><a title="Here Are 13 Killings by Police Captured on Video in the Past Year " href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/05/police-shootings-caught-on-tape-video"> </a>(video)</em></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/univision-buys-therootcom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/univision-buys-therootcom#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 22:05:27 +0000 princeeditor 8872 at http://mije.org Whites OK With Upcoming Minority Status http://mije.org/richardprince/whites-ok-upcoming-minority-status <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 20, 2015</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/u678/T_Shields.png" alt="" width="183" height="128" />Resistance to immigration tame compared with past years; Waco bikers include Hispanics, blacks — CNN Called Out; ASNE opposes reauthorizing Patriot Act; man tries to steal news van with reporter sitting inside; Detroit's LeDuff nabs suspect who mugged restaurateur; Iverson's advice: Treat sources like people in your life; 5-part series tackles mental health in the newsroom; female journalists sound alarm on issues affecting women; activists call attention to black women killed by police (5/20/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#wilkinson">Resistance to Immigration Tame Compared With Past Years </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="malloum"></a></p> <p><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Journalist Houda Malloum interviews a woman in a refugee camp in Chad for &amp;quot;She Speaks, She Listens,&amp;quot; a weekly radio show she produced that focused on violence against women and girls. (Credit: Guillaume Michel/Internews)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/full_column/u678/H_Malloum-535x319.jpeg" alt="Journalist Houda Malloum interviews a woman in a refugee camp in Chad fo" width="535" height="319" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/node/8869/#malloum">Female Journalists Sound Alarm on Issues Affecting Women</a></h2> <p>"<a href="https://medium.com/local-voices-global-change/living-dangerously-9a8bb5248609" target="_blank">Women and children often fare the worst during conflict and in refugee situations</a>," Internews, an international nonprofit organization created to empower local media worldwide, says on its website.</p> <p>"After the terrible earthquakes in Nepal this month, <strong>Viviane Fluck</strong>, who is conducting a post-earthquake humanitarian information assessment for Internews, noted that violence against women has been on the rise during the disaster. Fluck recommends leveraging Nepal's vibrant community radio sector to help mitigate this situation.</p> <p>"On the other side of the world, in Chad, journalist <strong>Houda Malloum</strong> reported for a community radio station set up by Internews to serve refugees from Darfur. She focused an episode on the problem of attacks on Darfuri women and girls who were leaving the refugee camps to gather firewood. The episode helped alert local authorities to the problems of violence against women, and at the same time gave the women alternatives so that they could avoid areas where they might be attacked.</p> <p>"Women's issues need to be heard so that humanitarian organizations can respond to their particular needs. Women journalists can help drive the debate beyond guns, troops and tents. Local women journalists can provide a better understanding of what women need to take better care of their families and safeguard themselves. . . ."</p> <ul> <li>International Center for Journalists: <a title="Pioneering Cuban Blogger, Indian Investigative Reporter Win Premier International Journalism Award" href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pioneering-cuban-blogger-indian-investigative-reporter-win-premier-international-journalism-award-300084894.html">Pioneering Cuban Blogger, Indian Investigative Reporter Win Premier International Journalism Award</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="activists"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8869/#activists">Activists Call Attention to Black Women Killed by Police</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/black-lives-matter--including-black-womens-activists-remind-nation/2015/05/19/e155a514-fe43-11e4-833c-a2de05b6b2a4_story.html" target="_blank">Weeks after <strong>Trayvon Martin</strong> was killed in Sanford, Fla., in 2012, a Chicago police officer fatally shot</a> an unarmed 22-year-old black woman in the head as he fired into a group in the early hours of a March morning," <strong>Marcia Davis</strong> wrote Wednesday for the Washington Post.</p> <p>"Not long after <strong>Michael Brown</strong>, 18, was killed in Ferguson, Mo., last summer, a 21-year-old black woman was found dead in a Pagedale, Mo., cell after being picked up on warrants over a dispute she allegedly had. She had hanged herself with her T-shirt, authorities said, adding that they had video because of cameras in the facility. The case is now closed.</p> <p>"And in February, before <strong>Freddie Gray</strong> died from injuries sustained while in the custody of Baltimore police in April, a 37-year-old black female inmate just down the road in Fairfax County, Va., died several days after being shocked with a stun gun. At least six officers were present as the mentally ill woman — hands cuffed, feet shackled and head hooded in a spit mask — was Tasered four times. A medical examiner's ruling that 'excited delirium' was the cause of death has been controversial.</p> <p>"<strong>Rekia Boyd</strong>. <strong>Kimberlee ­Randle-King</strong>. <strong>Natasha McKenna</strong>.</p> <p>"Their names and their stories — as well as those of other black women who have been killed by police or died while in their custody — are the focus of several days of activity this week meant to highlight what some activists say has been missing from the national discussion on race and criminal justice: Black women are dying, too, not just black men. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Michael H. Cottman</strong>, BlackAmericaWeb.com: <a href="http://blackamericaweb.com/2015/05/19/black-cops-part-of-the-solution-or-part-of-the-problem/" target="_blank">Black Cops: Part Of The Solution Or Part Of The Problem? </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Courtland Milloy</strong>, Washington Post: <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/black-womens-lives-matter-too-say-the-women-behind-the-iconic-hashtag/2015/05/19/61d57798-fe4c-11e4-8b6c-0dcce21e223d_story.html" target="_blank">Black women's lives matter, too, say the women behind the iconic hashtag </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Leonard Pitts Jr.</strong>, Miami Herald: <a href=" http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/article21416571.html" target="_blank"> Police brutality can't be fixed this way </a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>AJ Vicens</strong> and <strong>Jaeah Lee</strong>, Mother Jones: <a title="Here Are 13 Killings by Police Captured on Video in the Past Year " href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/05/police-shootings-caught-on-tape-video">Here Are 13 Killings by Police Captured on Video in the Past Year</a><em><a title="Here Are 13 Killings by Police Captured on Video in the Past Year " href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/05/police-shootings-caught-on-tape-video"> </a>(video)</em></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/whites-ok-upcoming-minority-status" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/whites-ok-upcoming-minority-status#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 02:00:13 +0000 princeeditor 8869 at http://mije.org Waco Bikers or #WacoThugs? Double Standard Seen http://mije.org/richardprince/waco-bikers-or-wacothugs-double-standard-seen <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 18, 2015</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/u678/Bikers.jpg" alt="The photo of Waco bikers &amp;quot;contrasts sharply with those taken in the aftermath of" width="183" height="131" />Social media quick to comment on media coverage; the reporter who exposed police torture in Chicago; with B.B. King death, blacks urged to reclaim blues legacy; N.Y. Times editorial draws out Duke prof's racial views; Stephanopoulos not alone in giving to foundation; "the plain idea of, hey, I might die was really frightening"; affirmative action curbs seen leading to fewer black M.D.s; BBC team arrested in Qatar while reporting on migrants; Friday is deadline to nominate a J-educator (5/18/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#waco">Social Media Quick to Comment on Media Coverage</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="bbc"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8868/#bbc">BBC Team Arrested in Qatar While Reporting on Migrants</a></h2> <p>Fifa, the governing body of world soccer, "<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/18/fifa-to-investigate-arrest-of-bbc-news-team-in-qatar?CMP=share_btn_tw" target="_blank">has launched an investigation after a BBC news team was arrested in Qatar while reporting on the plight of migrant workers building stadiums for the 2022 World Cup</a>," <strong>Matthew Weaver </strong>reported Monday for Britain's Guardian newspaper.</p> <p>"The four-strong crew had been invited by the Qatari’s prime minister's office on an official tour of new accommodation for construction workers. It was part of a public relations drive in the wake of an international outcry over the slave-like conditions for workers exposed by a Guardian investigation.</p> <p>"But despite official permission to report in Qatar, the crew were arrested by the security services, interrogated and jailed for two days before being released without charge.</p> <p>"The Qatari government defended the arrests and accused the BBC crew of trespassing.</p> <p>"Fifa, which has been repeatedly criticised for the way Qatar won the bid to host the 2022 World Cup, was helping to run the tour. It said it was investigating the arrests. 'Any instance relating to an apparent restriction of press freedom is of concern to Fifa and will be looked into with the seriousness it deserves,' it said in a statement.</p> <p>"The BBC's Middle East correspondent, <strong>Mark Lobel</strong>, was one of those detained, along with his cameraman, a driver and translator. . . ."</p> <ul> <li>Committee to Protect Journalists: <a title="Qatar detains international journalists for the second time this year" href="https://www.cpj.org/2015/05/qatar-detains-international-journalists-for-the-se.php#">Qatar detains international journalists for the second time this year</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="nominate"></a><a title="Nominate a J-Educator Who Has Helped Diversity" href="http://mije.org/node/8868/#nominate">Friday Is Deadline to Nominate a J-Educator</a></h2> <p>The Association of Opinion Journalists, formerly the National Conference of Editorial Writers, annually grants a <strong>Barry Bingham Sr.</strong> Fellowship — actually an award — "in recognition of an educator's outstanding efforts to encourage minority students in the field of journalism." The educator should be at the college level.</p> <p>Nominations, now being accepted for the 2015 award, should consist of a statement about why you believe your nominee is deserving.</p> <p>The final selection will be made by the AOJ Foundation board and announced in time for the annual symposium Nov.14-15 at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., when the presentation will be made.</p> <p>Since 2000, the recipient has been awarded an honorarium of $1,000 to be used to "further work in progress or begin a new project."</p> <p>Past winners include <strong>James Hawkins</strong>, Florida A&amp;M University (1990); <strong>Larry Kaggwa</strong>, Howard University (1992); <strong>Ben Holman</strong>, University of Maryland (1996); <strong>Linda Jones</strong>, Roosevelt University, Chicago (1998); <strong>Ramon Chavez</strong>, University of Colorado, Boulder (1999); <strong>Erna Smith</strong>, San Francisco State (2000); <strong>Joseph Selden</strong>, Penn State University (2001); <strong>Cheryl Smith</strong>, Paul Quinn College (2002); <strong>Rose Richard</strong>, Marquette University (2003); <strong>Leara D. Rhodes</strong>, University of Georgia (2004); <strong>Denny McAuliffe</strong>, University of Montana (2005); <strong>Pearl Stewart</strong>, Black College Wire (2006); <strong>Valerie White</strong>, Florida A&amp;M University (2007); <strong>Phillip Dixon</strong>, Howard University (2008); <strong>Bruce DePyssler</strong>, North Carolina Central University (2009); <strong>Sree Sreenivasan</strong>, Columbia University (2010); <strong>Yvonne Latty</strong>, New York University (2011); <strong>Michelle Johnson</strong>, Boston University (2012); <strong>Vanessa Shelton</strong>, University of Iowa (2013); and <strong>William Drummond</strong>, University of California at Berkeley (2014).</p> <p>Nominations may be emailed to<strong> Richard Prince</strong>, AOJ Diversity Committee chair, richardprince (at) hotmail.com. The deadline is May 22. Please use that address only for AOJ matters.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/waco-bikers-or-wacothugs-double-standard-seen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/waco-bikers-or-wacothugs-double-standard-seen#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 03:09:59 +0000 Roberto Delgado 8868 at http://mije.org Blacks Weren't Writing the B.B. King Story http://mije.org/richardprince/blacks-werent-writing-bb-king-story <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 15, 2015</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/u1488/5_15_15_bb_king.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />Cultural, generational reasons offered as theories; Obama, Coates defend stances on scolding black men; . . . Obama says poverty is down 40% since 1967; 4 U.S. journalists of color chosen as Nieman fellows; Blackistone joining Washington Post as sports columnist; Michael McCarter named interim editor in Cincinnati; 2 cops in fatal Tamir Rice shooting still not interviewed; Geraldo says ABC fired him but not Stephanopoulos; why so few are covering the war in Yemen (5/15/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#bbking">Cultural, Generational Reasons Offered as Theories</a></p> <p><a href="#coates">Obama, Coates Defend Stances on Scolding Black Men</a></p> <p><a href="#poverty">. . . Obama Says Poverty Is Down 40% Since 1967</a></p> <p><a href="#nieman">4 U.S. Journalists of Color Chosen as Nieman Fellows</a></p> <p><a href="#blackistone">Blackistone Joining Washington Post as Sports Columnist</a></p> <p><a href="#cincinnati">Michael McCarter Named Interim Editor in Cincinnati</a></p> <p><a href="#tamir">2 Cops in Fatal Tamir Rice Shooting Still Not Interviewed</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="geraldo"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/blacks-werent-writing-bb-king-story#geraldo" target="_blank"></a></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/blacks-werent-writing-bb-king-story#geraldo" target="_blank">Geraldo Says ABC Fired Him but Not Stephanopoulos</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Geraldo Rivera" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202015-05-15%20at%2010.00.25%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="144" />"<strong>Geraldo Rivera</strong> sees a double standard at work in ABC News' decision to stand by <strong>George Stephanopoulos</strong> <a href="http://www.mediaite.com/online/geraldo-abc-fired-me-for-200-donation-why-not-the-same-for-stephanopoulos/" target="_blank">after the network's chief anchor apologized for failing to publicly disclose $75,000 in donations to the Clinton Foundation over the last three years</a>," <strong>Matt Wilstein</strong> reported Friday for Mediaite.</p> <p>"In a Facebook post Friday morning, Rivera claimed he was fired by ABC News in 1985 for making a $200 political donation and wondered why Stephanopoulos isn't getting the same treatment.</p> <p>" 'In 1985, after fifteen great years, I was fired by ABC News,' Rivera wrote. 'The official reason for my firing was a non-disclosed $200 donation to a family friend running in a non-partisan mayoral campaign in New Bedford Massachusetts.'</p> <p>"He went on to say that the 'real reason' he was fired was a dispute with network head <strong>Roone Arledge</strong> over a spiked 20/20 story involving <strong>Marilyn Monroe</strong> and the Kennedys.</p> <p>" 'The point is ABC treated my undisclosed $200 donation harshly because the network wanted me out for that unrelated reason,' Rivera continued. 'Now ABC is bending over backward to minimize and forgive George Stephanopoulos' $75,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation because he is central to the network's recent success.' . . .”</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Dylan Byers</strong>, Politico: <a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/05/george-stephanopoulos-discloses-contribution-to-clinton-207120.html?ml=m_po" target="_blank">George Stephanopoulos discloses $75,000 contribution to Clinton Foundation </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Joe Concha</strong>, Mediaite: <a href="http://www.mediaite.com/tv/abc-must-bench-stephanopoulos-on-sunday-mornings-for-failure-to-disclose-clinton-donation/" target="_blank">ABC Must Bench Stephanopoulos on Sunday Mornings for Failure to Disclose Clinton Donation </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Lloyd Grove</strong>, Daily Beast: <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/15/a-weak-apology-won-t-end-george-stephanopoulos-clinton-problem.html" target="_blank">George Stephanopoulos Makes a Passive-Aggressive Non-Apology for Clinton Donation</a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Howard Kurtz</strong>, Fox News: <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/05/14/why-stephanopoulos-tarnished-credibility-by-hiding-clinton-foundation-donations/" target="_blank">Why Stephanopoulos tarnished his credibility by hiding his Clinton Foundation donations</a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Jack Shafer</strong>, Politico Magazine: <a href="http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/05/the-great-stephanopoulos-mess-117971.html#.VVYqEPlViko" target="_blank">The Great Stephanopoulos Mess </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Catherine Taibi</strong>, Huffington Post: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/15/media-george-stephanopoulous-abc-news-morning-joe_n_7290778.html?utm_hp_ref=media" target="_blank">Media Critique ABC News' Knee-Jerk Defense Of Stephanopoulos</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="yemen"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/blacks-werent-writing-bb-king-story#yemen" target="_blank">Why So Few Are Covering the War in Yemen</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.cjr.org/analysis/why_almost_no_ones_covering_the_war_in_yemen.php" target="_blank">More than 1,200 people have died since Saudi Arabia and its allies launched a military operation in Yemen in March</a>, but the country has become so hard to access that news organizations are finding it almost impossible to cover the conflict," <strong>Jared Malsin</strong> reported Wednesday for Columbia Journalism Review.</p> <p>"At the same time, a lack of electricity and poorly developed internet infrastructure are hampering the citizen journalism and online activism that have offered a window into other recent conflicts.</p> <p>"Yemen's political turmoil has gone underreported for years, but journalists say the current conflagration has made reporting on the country more difficult than at any other time in memory. There are vanishingly few foreign journalists in Yemen as a result of the violence on the ground, access restrictions, and wavering commitment on the part of international news organizations.</p> <p>"Yemeni journalists, meanwhile, face power outages for days at a time, the threat of food shortages, and the problem of finding sources in a polarized country where violence has hardened attitudes. . . ."</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"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/blacks-werent-writing-bb-king-story#shorttakes" target="_blank">Short Takes</a></h2> <ul> <li> The Native American Journalists Association<a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/najf-nativeeye-2015-2016" target="_blank"> is seeking to raise $15,000 to provide 10 college students with travel, lodging, food, onsite transportation to cover stories, and for other expenses during the week of NAJA's annual National Native Media Conference</a>, held this year in the Washington area in July. The training is part of a one-year project in which students cover stories about the 2016 presidential race, largely through online and digital communication. <br /><br /></li> <li><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Brittany Noble-Jones" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/5554caf879346.image_.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="262" />"<a href="http://www.nabj.org/news/231536/NABJ-Awards-Brittany-Noble-Jones-2015-Emerging-Journalist-of-The-Year.htm" target="_blank">Television reporter <strong>Brittany Noble-Jones</strong> today was named the 2015 Emerging Journalist of the Year</a> by the National Association of Black Journalists," NABJ announced on Thursday. It also said, "Noble-Jones — a general assignment reporter at KMOV-TV, a CBS affiliate in St. Louis — was one of the first journalists to cover the aftermath of the fatal police shooting of <strong>Michael Brown</strong> in Ferguson, Mo. Her interview with Brown's mother shortly after his death — using the app Instagram — trended worldwide. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/15/bill-cosby-gma-interview_n_7290686.html?utm_hp_ref=media&amp;ir=Media" target="_blank"><strong>Bill Cosby</strong> almost responded to the rape allegations against him in a new interview with ABC's 'Good Morning America' on Friday</a>,"&nbsp;<strong>Jessica Goodman</strong> reported for the Huffington Post. "The interview, conducted by <strong>Linsey Davis</strong>, received little promotion. When Davis asked him about allegations that he drugged and raped many women, Cosby dodged the question. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<a href="http://current.org/2015/05/detroit-journalism-project-gets-additional-boost-from-knight-foundation/" target="_blank">A multimedia journalism cooperative in Detroit is receiving an additional $500,000 in support from the <strong>John S. </strong>and <strong>James L. Knight</strong> Foundation for reporting on the city's financial challenges and recovery</a>," <strong>Mike Janssen</strong> reported Friday for Current.org. "The Detroit Journalism Cooperative comprises Detroit Public Television, public radio station WDET, Michigan Radio, New Michigan Media and Bridge, an online magazine. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<a title="The MOVE bombing was a cataclysm for my hometown, a part of the collective memories of Philadelphians of a certain age" href="http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/05/13/406243272/im-from-philly-30-years-later-im-still-trying-to-make-sense-of-the-move-bombing">The MOVE bombing was a cataclysm for my hometown, a part of the collective memories of Philadelphians of a certain age</a>,"<strong> Gene Denby</strong> reported Wednesday for NPR's "Code Switch." "I grew up in South Philly, about a 20-minute drive from ground zero, but I was just 4 when it happened, too young to remember the actual day. But as I got older, I would learn in bits and pieces about it, and the central role it played in the history of policing in my hometown. I started revisiting the story of MOVE in earnest again last fall, when the issue of race and policing had started to become a regular feature of the news. . . ."<br /><br /></li> <li> "<strong>Ivan Penn</strong>, <a href="http://talkingbiznews.com/1/la-times-hires-loeb-winner-as-new-energy-reporter/" target="_blank">business reporter for the Tampa Bay Times for the past nine years, has resigned to accept a job covering energy for the Los Angeles Times</a>," <strong>Chris Roush</strong> reported Thursday for Talking Biz News. "His last day at the Florida paper will be June 12. He will start in Los Angeles on July 13. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2015/05/15/boo-yah-espn-unveils-memorial-plaque-to-late-sportscenter-host-stuart-scott/" target="_blank">ESPN's 'SportsCenter' has produced a lot of catchphrases over the years, but perhaps none is as memorable as 'Boo-yah,'</a>&nbsp;" <strong>Marissa Payne </strong>reported Friday for the Washington Post. "Made famous by <strong>Stuart Scott</strong>, who died of cancer in January, the hyphenated word will live on forever on ESPN's wall of catchphrases. The network unveiled a memorial plaque to Scott on Thursday. . . ."<br /><br /></li> <li>"<a title="The FBI was unaccountable and untouchable until 1971" href="http://itvs.org/films/1971">The FBI was unaccountable and untouchable until 1971</a>, when a group of citizens uncovered its illegal domestic spying programs," according to "1971," a production of PBS' "Independent Lens" that premieres on many PBS stations on Monday. "On March 8, 1971,<a title=" The Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI, as they called themselves, broke into a small FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania" href="http://mije.org/richardprince/hands-read#Medsger"> The Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI, as they called themselves, broke into a small FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania</a>, took every file, and shared them with the American public. These actions exposed COINTELPRO, the FBI's illegal surveillance program that involved the intimidation of law-abiding Americans . . ."</li> <br /> <li><strong>Paulo Rogério Nunes</strong>, an Afro-Brazilian and former Fulbright scholar, and his team of nine "<a title="have built an organization that produces Afro-Brazilian content and journalism " href="https://ijnet.org/en/blog/instituto-m%C3%ADdia-%C3%A9tnica-adds-afro-brazilian-perspective-media-brazil">have built an organization that produces Afro-Brazilian content and journalism </a>on its site <a title="Correio Nagô" href="http://correionago.com.br/portal/">Correio Nagô</a>, trains citizen journalists and teaches entrepreneurship," <strong>Kiratiana Freelon </strong>wrote Wednesday for the International Journalists' Network. "On the eve of the 127th anniversary of <a title="slavery's abolition in Brazil" href="http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2013/11/12/244563532/photos-reveal-harsh-detail-of-brazils-history-with-slavery">slavery's abolition in Brazil</a> — May 13 — Nunes explains why he started the Instituto Mídia Étnica 10 years ago, how it's evolved and where he [sees] it heading. . . . "<br /><br /></li> <li> "Indonesian President <strong>Joko Widodo</strong> <a href="http://www.cpj.org/blog/2015/05/widodos-lifting-of-ban-on-foreign-media-in-papua-i.php" target="_blank">announced over the weekend that his government would allow foreign journalists to report unrestricted from the country's eastern Papuan provinces</a>, breaking a virtual 50-year blackout of international news coverage of the restive region," <strong>Shawn W. Crispin</strong> reported Monday for the Committee to Protect Journalists. <br /><br /></li> <li> <a href="http://en.rsf.org/burkina-faso-burkina-faso-bans-live-political-12-05-2015,47883.html" target="_blank">Reporters Without Borders on Tuesday called on Burkina Faso's Higher Council for Communication "to rescind the three-month ban on live radio and TV broadcasts announced last week</a>, which constitutes a grave act of censorship in the run-up to next October's elections. . . ." <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/blacks-werent-writing-bb-king-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/blacks-werent-writing-bb-king-story#comments Sat, 16 May 2015 03:30:22 +0000 princeeditor 8867 at http://mije.org Journalists Shaken but Safe After Derailment http://mije.org/richardprince/journalists-escape-unharmed-fatal-derailment <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 13, 2015</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%202015-05-13%20at%208.54.49%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="104" />Cheung of AAJA, NBC producer Janelle Richards aboard train; Baltimore Sun says mayor hasn't been uip to the job; Native Americans have a stake in "Black Lives Matter"; some in media missed point of Michelle Obama speech; ASNE to meet public in Newark to discuss urban coverage; low-income news consumers need reporting on "systems"; nominate a J-educator who has helped diversity (5/13/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Derail">Cheung of AAJA, NBC's Janelle Richards Aboard Train</a></p> <p><a href="#Baltimore">Baltimore Sun Says Mayor Hasn't Been Up to the Job</a></p> <p><a href="#Natives">Native Americans Have a Stake in "Black Lives Matter"</a></p> <p><a href="#Tuskegee">Some in Media Missed Point of Michelle Obama Speech</a></p> <p><a href="#ASNE">ASNE to Meet Public in Newark to Discuss Urban Coverage</a></p> <p><a href="#Consumers">Low-Income News Consumers Need Reporting on "Systems"</a></p> <p><a href="#nominate">Nominate a J-Educator Who Has Helped Diversity</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/journalists-escape-unharmed-fatal-derailment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/journalists-escape-unharmed-fatal-derailment#comments Wed, 13 May 2015 14:12:07 +0000 princeeditor 8865 at http://mije.org "Price of Nice Nails" Is Abuse, Wage Theft http://mije.org/richardprince/price-nice-nails-includes-abuse-wage-theft <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 11, 2015</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%202015-05-11%20at%207.19.18%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="97" />Governor acts after N.Y. Times series on abused immigrants; first lady had to tune out negative "noise" about her; Latinos blast Bloomberg's Halperin over questions to Cruz; N.Y. Times cites century-long assault on Baltimore's blacks; Latinos with disabilities treated more harshly, paper finds; film celebrating Caribbean WWII heroes seeks U.S. outlet; Muslims say their condemnations often go unreported; haunted by plight of boys trapped in smuggling scheme (5/11/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#times">Governor Acts After N.Y. Times Series on Abused Immigrants</a></p> <p><a href="#flotus">First Lady Had to Tune Out Negative "Noise" About Her</a></p> <p><a href="#cruz">Latinos Blast Bloomberg's Halperin Over Questions to Cruz</a></p> <p><a href="#baltimore">N.Y. Times Cites Century-Long Assault on Baltimore's Blacks</a></p> <p><a href="#latinos">Latinos With Disabilities Treated More Harshly, Paper Finds</a></p> <p><a href="#caribbean">Film Celebrating Caribbean WWII Heroes Seeks U.S. Outlet</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="libya"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/price-nice-nails-includes-abuse-wage-theft#libya" target="_blank">Haunted by Plight of Boys Trapped in Smuggling Scheme</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Efrem Fitwi, from left, Hermon Angosom and Filimon Burust at a detention center in Zawiyah, Libya, last month. (Credit: Tyler Hicks/New York Times)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/unnamed%281%29.jpg" alt="" width="376" height="250" />"The two 8-year-old Eritrean boys <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/28/world/africa/libya-migrants-mediterranean.html" target="_blank">had ridden for days across the deserts of Ethiopia, Sudan and Libya packed in the back of a truck with two other children and a dozen adults</a>," <strong>David D. Kirkpatrick</strong> wrote April 27 for the New York Times from Zawiyah, Libya.</p> <p>"Then they spent another month trapped in a crowded farmhouse that the smugglers used as a pen to store their human cargo.</p> <p>"Finally, in the dark of night, a rubber dinghy ferried the two boys, <strong>Hermon Angosom</strong> and <strong>Efrem Fitwi</strong>, out to a creaking fishing boat jammed with more than 200 others, including 39 children — the youngest a 2-year-old in the arms of his mother.</p> <p>"Both cried. 'We were afraid of the boat,' Hermon recounted impassively.</p> <p>"The boys had joined the unceasing flow of Arab and African migrants who are churned through the lawlessness of post-Qaddafi Libya and spewed out into the Mediterranean — more than 170,000 last year and at least as many expected this year.</p> <p>"It is a journey through a failed state in which border security is all but nonexistent, corruption is rampant, the coast guard rarely leaves port, and the proliferating human smuggling operations are growing ever more callous and brazen. . . ."</p> <p>On Thursday, Kirkpatrick returned to the subject for the "Times Insider" section, in which reporters discuss their stories.</p> <p>"<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/times-insider/2015/05/07/a-reporters-conscience-troubled-by-young-migrants-plight/" target="_blank">How did three dozen Eritrean boys find their way into an overcrowded detention center in the town of Zawiyah, Libya?</a>" Kirkpatrick wrote. "They ranged in age from 8 to 18. All had been picked up in the same fishing boat crammed with more than 200 other African migrants. None were accompanied by a parent or any other adult. All said they had left their parents at home in Eritrea.</p> <p>"A few hours before I met the boys in Zawiyah, I had visited a fetid detention facility crowded with hundreds of desperate African migrants in the gritty Abu Salim neighborhood of Tripoli. I tried to tiptoe in my hiking boots among listless migrants lying on the thin mats on the floor of a dimly lit bunker. I watched guards force dozens of African migrants to kneel on the dirt and state their nationalities — Nigerian, Senegalese, Gambian, Ghanaian, Eritrean. I felt a twinge of conscience, but it was manageable.</p> <p>"The plight of the children was much harder to set aside. I have two sons, 9 and 6. My wife and I do not even let them cross the street alone.</p> <p>"The Eritrean boys were living in a concrete grade school that had been converted into a makeshift prison. The facility's director had turned the entrance hall into a macabre gallery of framed photographs of African migrants who had set out for Europe but failed to make it — photos depicted corpses in the sands of the Libyan deserts, bloated bodies floating in the Libyan surf, inflatable rafts packed with desperate migrants baking in the sun. The tile floors of the school's former classrooms were covered with the same thin mats, where hundreds of men and dozens of boys slept at night and languished for most of each day. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/price-nice-nails-includes-abuse-wage-theft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/price-nice-nails-includes-abuse-wage-theft#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 02:48:11 +0000 princeeditor 8864 at http://mije.org Race a Factor in Chicago DUI Checkpoints http://mije.org/richardprince/race-factor-choosing-dui-checkpoints <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 8, 2015</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/ct-dui-checkpoints-chicago-met-20150507-002.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="103" />Post-Trayvon, media outlets look harder at police; Americans have own visual taboos, cartoonist says; U.S. labeled reporter a suspected terrorist; Google says it's spending $150 million on diversity this year; Darrin Bell wins RFK award for cartoons on police; Mark S. Luckie leaves Twitter, NABJ candidacy; "Fresh Off the Boat" renewed for second season; Chicago radio veteran Ty Wansley dies at 63 (5/8/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#trayvon">Post-Trayvon, Media Outlets Look Harder at Police</a></p> <p><a href="#cartoonist">Americans Have Own Visual Taboos, Cartoonist Says</a></p> <p><a href="#snowden">U.S. Labeled Reporter a Suspected Terrorist</a></p> <p><a href="#google">Google Says It's Spending $150 Million on Diversity This Year</a></p> <p><a href="#bell">Darrin Bell Wins RFK Award for Cartoons on Police</a></p> <p><a href="#luckie">Mark S. Luckie Leaves Twitter, NABJ Candidacy</a></p> <p><a href="#fob">"Fresh Off the Boat" Renewed for Second Season</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="wansley"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/race-factor-choosing-dui-checkpoints#wansley" target="_blank">Chicago Radio Veteran Ty Wansley Dies at 63</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Ty Wansley" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Ty-Wansley.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="231" />"Longtime Chicago news anchor, talk show host, and commentator <strong>Ty Wansley</strong> <a href="http://www.radioink.com/Article.asp?id=2925486&amp;spid=24698" target="_blank">passed away Wednesday evening at the age of 63 from congestive heart failure, as announced by his radio station, WVAZ-FM</a>," RadioInk reported on Thursday.</p> <p>"Wansley had most recently served as the information director for iHeartMedia's Chicago Urban Network. In his over 35 years in Chicago, he had been heard on stations WBMX, WJPC, WVON, WLS, WJJD, WGRB, WGCI, and WVAZ. Prior to his years in Chicago, Wansley was heard on KWK, KATZ, KKSS, and KMJM in his native St. Louis.</p> <p>"In a statement given to <em>Radio Ink </em>this morning, iHeartMedia Chicago Market President <strong>Matt Scarano</strong> said: 'Chicago lost a legend in Ty Wansley, News and Information Director, WGCI-FM, V103 and Inspiration 1390. Over his vast career, Ty interviewed community leaders, mayors, congressmen, governors, and presidents with ease. He most enjoyed his interaction with listeners and the community. We will all miss his passion, wit, and friendship.'</p> <p>"Chicago Mayor <strong>Rahm Emanuel</strong> also issued an official statement . . . "</p> <p><strong>Robert Feder</strong> added on his blog about broadcast news, "<a href="http://www.robertfeder.com/2015/05/07/ty-wansley-1951-2015/" target="_blank">Beyond his success in urban radio, Wansley caught lightning in a bottle in 1993 when he teamed with former Chicago Alderman <strong>Ed Vrdolyak</strong> at news/talk WLS AM 890</a>. 'This will be the greatest boon for race relations this city has ever seen,' Wansley said of the unlikely partnership, which scored high ratings and headlines on WLS and later on the former WJJD. . . ."</p> <ul> <li><strong>Maudlyne Ihejirika</strong>, Chicago Sun-Times: <a href="http://chicago.suntimes.com/obituaries/7/71/587048/ty-wansley-popular-radio-news-anchor-talk-show-host-dies-63" target="_blank">Ty Wansley, popular radio news anchor and talk-show host, dies at 63</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/race-factor-choosing-dui-checkpoints" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/race-factor-choosing-dui-checkpoints#comments Sat, 09 May 2015 03:15:47 +0000 princeeditor 8863 at http://mije.org To Show Muhammad Cartoons or Not? http://mije.org/richardprince/show-or-not-show-muhammad-cartoons <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 6, 2015</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/Newspapers.png" alt="" width="183" height="105" />Dallas readers had to opt in to see provocative images; Mei-Mei Chan, Rodney Brooks taking Gannett retirements; suddenly, photographer is "the next Gordon Parks"; Ric Harris named general manager of NBC stations in Philly; NABJ contest underway; Drew Berry drops out; "Warmth of Other Suns" to be adapted as limited series; Al Jazeera America CEO dismissed amid turmoil; Dianne White Clatto dies at 77, first black weathercaster (5/5/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#dallas"> Dallas Readers Had to Opt In to See Provocative Images </a></p> <p><a href="#gannett"> Mei-Mei Chan, Rodney Brooks Taking Gannett Retirements </a></p> <p><a href="#photographer"> Suddenly, Photographer Is "the Next Gordon Parks" </a></p> <p><a href="#harris"> Ric Harris Named General Manager of NBC Stations in Philly </a></p> <p><a href="#nabj"> NABJ Contest Underway; Drew Berry Drops Out </a></p> <p><a href="#warmth"> "Warmth of Other Suns" to Be Adapted as Limited Series </a></p> <p><a href="#aljazeera"> Al Jazeera America CEO Dismissed Amid Turmoil </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="dianne"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Television news weathercaster Dianne White on July 30, 1970, at KSD-TV in St. Louis. (Credit: St. Louis Post-Dispatch)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/full_column/u13681/Dianne-519x361.jpg" alt="" height="361" width="519" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/show-or-not-show-muhammad-cartoons#dianne" target="_blank">Dianne White Clatto Dies at 77, First Black Weathercaster</a></h2> <p>"<strong>Dianne White Clatto</strong>, who was the first black weathercaster in the country when she joined KSD-TV in 1962, said she '<a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/dianne-white-clatto-first-black-weathercaster-in-america-dies-at/article_8c22a774-d0ac-5219-ab3c-f3b23bc59524.html" target="_blank">felt the weight of the world on my shoulders' during her early years of broadcasting</a>,' " <strong>Valerie Schremp Hahn </strong>reported Tuesday for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.</p> <p>" 'I knew young (black) women looked up to me,' she said during an interview with the Post-Dispatch in 2005. 'To be a good model, you had to work hard. You had to develop your own style. You had to be disciplined. You just couldn't stay up all night and model in the day.'</p> <p>"Mrs. White Clatto died Monday (May 4, 2015) of natural causes at the McCormack House retirement center in St. Louis. She was 77.</p> <p>"Mrs. White Clatto was such a driven, no-nonsense individual she penned her own obituary, put it on file at the funeral home, prepaid for her own arrangements and donated her body to Washington University School of Medicine, said her son, <strong>Chip Clatto</strong>. She did not want a memorial service, he said. . . .</p> <p>"Mrs. White Clatto, the descendant of a Civil War general's 'mistress slave,' was the first African-American model at several major St. Louis department stores. She earned the curator's scholarship to the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she recalled she was one of 22 black students on campus. She spent more than 25 years at what's now KSDK, working as a co-anchor, weather anchor and general assignment reporter. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/show-or-not-show-muhammad-cartoons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/show-or-not-show-muhammad-cartoons#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 02:04:04 +0000 princeeditor 8862 at http://mije.org Dori Maynard Kept the Faith http://mije.org/richardprince/dori-maynard-kept-faith <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 4, 2015</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/IMG_0327.JPG" alt="" width="183" height="137" />Knight Foundation funds award honoring diversity leader; AP reporter interviews freed Boko Haram prisoners; in killings by cops, consider whiteness of legal profession; Glover, Lowe certified to run for NABJ president; Unity goes to Pine Ridge Reservation; Mark Hinojosa laid off at Detroit News (5/4/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#knight">Knight Foundation Funds Award Honoring Diversity Leader</a></p> <p><a href="#boko">AP Reporter Interviews Freed Boko Haram Prisoners</a></p> <p><a href="#legal">In Killings by Cops, Consider Whiteness of Legal Profession</a></p> <p><a href="#nabj">Glover, Lowe Certified to Run for NABJ President</a></p> <p><a href="#pineridge">Unity Goes to Pine Ridge Reservation</a></p> <p><a href="#detroit">Mark Hinojosa Laid Off at Detroit News</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="nabj"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/dori-maynard-kept-faith#nabj" target="_blank">Glover, Lowe Certified to Run for NABJ President</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Sarah J. Glover, left, and Mira Lowe have been certified as candidates for NABJ president." src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/2d13213.png" alt="" width="376" height="188" /></p> <p>Former board member <strong>Sarah J. Glover</strong>, social media editor for NBC-Owned Television Stations, based in New York, and <strong>Mira Lowe</strong>, senior features editor for CNN Digital, based in Atlanta, <a href="http://www.nabj.org/?page=2015ElecCandidates" target="_blank">have been certified as candidates for president</a> of the National Association of Black Journalists, NABJ announced on Monday.</p> <p>Two candidates are challenging incumbent <strong>Dedrick Russell</strong>, a reporter for WBTV-TV in Charlotte, N.C., for vice president-broadcast: <strong>Galen Gordon</strong>, coordinating producer ESPN, Bristol, Conn., and <strong>Dorothy Tucker</strong>, reporter at WBBM-TV in Chicago and a former board member.</p> <p><strong>Marlon Walker</strong>, a reporter at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, is running unopposed for vice president-print.</p> <p><strong>Mark Luckie</strong>, partnerships manager for journalism and news at Twitter, and <strong>Benét Wilson</strong>, owner/founder/editor of Aviation Queen LLC in Baltimore are vying for the newly created position of vice president-digital.</p> <p><strong>Sherlon Christie</strong>, a sports reporter at the Asbury Park Press in Neptune, N.J., and current board member, is running unopposed for secretary.</p> <p>For treasurer,<strong> Drew Berry</strong>, a former Finance Committee chairman, president of Drew Berry &amp; Associates, LLC, and critic of current board members, faces NABJ veteran <strong>Greg Morrison</strong>, assignment editor for the Affiliate Content Center at CNN in Atlanta.</p> <p><strong>Dave Jordan</strong>, investigative reporter at WSPA-TV in Spartanburg, S.C., is running unopposed for parliamentarian.</p> <p>Other contests will fill seats for regional board representatives and academic, media-related and student representative.</p> <p>Members may vote electronically from July 1 to Aug. 7.</p> <p>Glover, a former president of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists and NABJ board secretary, ran unsuccessfully for president in 2013 against then-vice president/broadcast <strong>Bob Butler</strong>. Lowe, also a former editor of Jet magazine, has not served on the NABJ board. She is the wife of <strong>Herbert Lowe</strong>, who was NABJ president from 2003 to 2005 and called her then "the first lady of NABJ."</p> <ul> <li><a title="NABJ Honors Sports Columnist Bryan Burwell with the 2015 Legacy Award " href="http://www.nabj.org/news/229629/NABJ-Honors-Sports-Columnist-Bryan-Burwell-with-the-2015-Legacy-Award-.htm">NABJ Honors Sports Columnist Bryan Burwell with the 2015 Legacy Award </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"> <p><a name="pineridge"></a></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/dori-maynard-kept-faith#pineridge" target="_blank">Unity Goes to Pine Ridge Reservation</a></h2> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" style="border: 1px solid grey; padding: 2px;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202015-05-04%20at%2011.43.36%20PM%201.png" alt="" width="560" height="311" /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/dori-maynard-kept-faith#pineridge" target="_blank"></a> <div style="padding-left: 5px;"><em><span style="color: grey;">About 70 people went to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota Saturday to teach residents about journalism and cartooning. The event was sponsored by Unity: Journalists for Diversity. (<a href="http://www.kotatv.com/news/south-dakota-news/jounalists-unity/32788374/" target="_blank">video</a>) (Credit: KOTA-TV) A second <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4NqaiJD3sw" target="_blank">video</a> elaborates. (Credit: #UNITY4Lakota)</span></em></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </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="detroit"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/dori-maynard-kept-faith#detroit" target="_blank">Mark Hinojosa Laid Off at Detroit News</a></h2> <p><img class="caption" title="Mark Hinojosa" src="/files/u426/Hinojosa.jpg" alt="Mark Hinojosa" width="119" height="166" align="left" /><strong>Mark Hinojosa</strong>, who joined the Detroit News as new-media director in 2008 after being laid off as associate managing editor for multimedia at the Chicago Tribune, has been laid off again.</p> <p>"They laid off three of us, a designer and our librarian," Hinojosa messaged Journal-isms on Monday. "Looking at what's out there, but I'm not sure I will do another newsroom."</p> <p>Hinojosa posted the following to his Facebook friends Monday:</p> <p>"Couple of weeks ago The Detroit News decided it did not need my services. Here is the note I send to the newsroom.</p> <p>"To my friends at The News:</p> <p>"There is one constant in life; things go on. I know you all will continue to tell Detroit's story through an unblinking, yet compassionate, eye. You will find the beauty in its revival, but not be blinded by the radiance of the new. You will continue to fight for the entire city, rich and poor alike. Unfortunately, I will not be there to add my small contribution to your efforts, and that is a great sadness for me.</p> <p>"I joined The News six years and seven months ago. I came as a refugee and was received as a friend by so many. You did me many kindnesses, too many to list here, but all of them are remembered and cherished.</p> <p>"Once, after one particularly difficult week, my children asked me why I stayed in newspapers. I flippantly answered, 'If I don’t do it, who will?' But isn't that the truth of it? If we don't do it, who will? Who else will stand for the readers? Who else will stand against wrongs and corruption in this city? I know it sounds corny, but I believe what we do matters in the lives of our readers.</p> <p>"Somewhere in the city, someone is putting a dollar on a counter and walking [away] with what should be our best efforts. They don't care how hard it was to get the story, how crappy our software is or how mean your editor was to you. They choose us because they trust us to tell them what is important. It is a trust that has been built for nearly 100 years. That is why I did this job.</p> <p>"These last six years and seven months were not always easy or fun, but they where always good. They were good because I spent them you, the staff of The Detroit News.</p> <p>"Much fondness,</p> <p>"Mark"</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/dori-maynard-kept-faith" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/dori-maynard-kept-faith#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 05:28:31 +0000 princeeditor 8861 at http://mije.org That *@#$ Media! Oh, Wait . . . http://mije.org/richardprince/media-oh-wait <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 1, 2015</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%202015-05-01%20at%209.05.05%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="102" />Baltimore shows need for care in discussing "the media"; blacks are quarter of the poor but half of poverty images; historians group opposes "Redskins" and gives 10 reasons; Bryan Monroe named to Temple U. communications faculty; D.C. service Monday for Dori Maynard to be livestreamed; Unity visits Pine Ridge reservation on Saturday; D.C.'s NBC station breaks mold, plans two white anchors; HBO film tracks slayings of more than 100 black women; Bossip launches podcast, breaking news unit; Overseas Press Club honors coverage of foreign tragedies (5/1/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#baltimore">Baltimore Shows Need for Care in Discussing "the Media"</a></p> <p><a href="#blacks">Blacks Are Quarter of the Poor but Half of Poverty Images</a></p> <p><a href="#redskins">Historians Group Opposes "Redskins" and Gives 10 Reasons</a></p> <p><a href="#temple">Bryan Monroe Named to Temple U. Communications Faculty</a></p> <p><a href="#dori">D.C. Service Monday for Dori Maynard to Be Livestreamed</a></p> <p><a href="#pineridge">Unity Visits Pine Ridge Reservation on Saturday</a></p> <p><a href="#nbc">D.C.'s NBC Station Breaks Mold, Plans Two White Anchors</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="hbo"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/media-oh-wait#hbo" target="_blank">HBO Film Tracks Slayings of More Than 100 Black Women</a></h2> <p>"When you think of serial killers, <a href="http://www.theroot.com/blogs/the_grapevine/2015/04/hbo_documentary_tales_of_the_grim_sleeper_uncovers_the_murders_of_over_100.html" target="_blank">names like <strong>John Wayne Gacy</strong> and <strong>Jeffery Dahmer</strong> are usually the first to pop into people's heads</a>,"<strong> Yesha Callahan </strong>wrote Monday for The Root. But on Monday night, an HBO documentary attempts to add another name to that list: <strong>Lonnie Franklin Jr. </strong></p> <p>"Most have probably never heard of Franklin, but he is the subject of the HBO documentary&nbsp;<em>Tales of the Grim Sleeper</em>, which alleges that for over 25 years, Franklin was involved in over 100 slayings of black women in the area of South Central Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Police Department turned a blind eye to these killings, according to the documentary, even though the evidence was alarming: from eyewitnesses to sketches and even a description of Franklin's car.</p> <p>"If it was not for the due diligence of neighborhood activists <strong>Margaret Prescod</strong> and <strong>Nana Gyamfi</strong> of the Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders, Franklin would probably still be on the streets. Instead, Franklin was arrested in July 2010 and is finally headed to court this summer.</p> <p>"<em>Tales of the Grim Sleeper's</em> director <strong>Nick Broomfield</strong> took to the streets of South Central and interviewed those who knew Franklin best. . . ."</p> <p>The documentary is available on HBO NOW and is screening on HBO throughout May.</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="bossip"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/media-oh-wait#bossip" target="_blank">Bossip Launches Podcast, Breaking News Unit</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Jennifer H. Cunningham" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/a260d75d7d17ffce22b928038eba4d40.jpeg" alt="" width="183" height="167" />Bossip.com, <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/bet-madamnoire-root-are-winners-2014" target="_blank">one of the top five black-oriented websites for 2014</a> in a Journal-isms count of unique visitors recorded by the comScore, Inc., research company, is adding podcasts to its menu and established a breaking news unit headed by <strong>Jennifer H. Cunningham</strong>, formerly of the Daily News in New York.</p> <p>"I’m now Bossip's Exclusive Content Manager, overseeing all of Bossip’s exclusive stories and video," Cunningham messaged Journal-isms on Friday. "I do a lot of writing, reporting and editing, and I also work with freelancers. I've been here since the beginning of the year." She added that on Wednesday, "I broke the story that a Manhattan Divorce judge slapped [hip-hop mogul] <strong>Damon Dash</strong> with a warrant for the $340K he owes ex-wife <strong>Rachel Roy</strong> in back child support, school and camp fees and two foreclosed apartments. . . ."</p> <p><a href="http://bossip.com/1136584/bossip-partners-with-podcastone-to-launch-sites-first-podcast-dont-be-scared/" target="_blank"> The podcast, "Bossip Presents: Don't Be Scared," will feature celebrity interviews</a>, according to a news release.</p> <p>Bossip has also launched "BossipTV"; shot a seven-episode television show, "The Office," a satirical comedy, on its YouTube channel; and unveiled a new mobile site.</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="foreign"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/media-oh-wait#foreign" target="_blank">Overseas Press Club Honors Coverage of Foreign Tragedies</a></h2> <p>"The 22 award-winning entries for the annual Overseas Press Club Awards <a href="http://finance.yahoo.com/news/reports-conflict-disease-environment-dominate-040100521.html" target="_blank">depict a world in which entire nations and millions of people have been torn apart by newly intensified forces of nationalism, extremism, disease and environmental degradation</a>," the club announced on Friday. "Al Jazeera America, <em>Los Angeles Times</em> and <em>The New York Times</em> won multiple awards.</p> <p>"While Middle East conflicts generated the most stories submitted for the awards this year, others covered how Western ideals of democracy and human rights are increasingly put to the test by Russian aggression and Chinese ambition. Awards were also given to stories covering nations that once hoped to make the next leap of economic development, which are now mired in conflicts over resources and workers.</p> <p>" 'There has been a lot of tragic foreign news over the past year — from Ebola to Ukraine to the Central African Republic to ISIS — including the tragedy of murdered journalists, like <strong>James Foley</strong>," says <strong>Marcus Mabry</strong>, president of the Overseas Press Club of America and editor at large of <em>The New York Times</em>. "But these awards tell us that despite mortal dangers, foreign correspondence – and foreign correspondents – are more vibrant than ever. And no one can stop a free and courageous press!' . . . "</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/media-oh-wait" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/media-oh-wait#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 03:59:59 +0000 princeeditor 8860 at http://mije.org All Eyes on Baltimore http://mije.org/richardprince/all-eyes-baltimore <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 29, 2015</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/bal-curmd-baltimore-riots-p12-0-20150428.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="103" /> Some outlets strive to counterbalance sensationalism; . . . Sun editorials assail use of "thug," lack of leadership; . . mom who struck her son, 16, becomes day's hero; good news for mobile, podcasts in latest industry survey; after quake, Nepalese newsroom moves to editor's lawn; Navarrette dropped by CNN, signs with Fox; judge rules law aimed at Abu-Jamal violates free speech; series on New York Police Dept. among SPJ winners; African migrant deaths rarely front page on continent (4/29/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#baltimore">Some Outlets Strive to Counterbalance Sensationalism</a></p> <p><a href="#thug">. . . Sun Editorials Assail Use of "Thug," Lack of Leadership</a></p> <p><a href="#mom">. . . Mom Who Struck Her Son, 16, Becomes Day's Hero</a></p> <p><a href="#mobile"> Good News for Mobile, Podcasts in Latest Industry Survey </a></p> <p><a href="#nepal"> After Quake, Nepalese Newsroom Moves to Editor's Lawn</a></p> <p><a href="#navarette"> Navarrette Dropped by CNN, Signs With Fox </a></p> <p><a href="#mumia">Judge Rules Law Aimed at Abu-Jamal Violates Free Speech</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="spj"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/all-eyes-baltimore#spj" target="_blank">Series on New York Police Dept. Among SPJ Winners</a></h2> <p><a href="http://www.nypublicradio.org/press/2014SigmaDeltaChiAward/" target="_blank">New York public radio station WNYC-FM has won a Sigma Delta Chi Award in the Public Service in Radio Journalism category</a> for "NYPD Bruised," WNYC's coverage of the NYPD's use of force in low-level arrests, the station announced on Friday.</p> <p>"This award recognizes a radio news organization that renders public service through extensive coverage of an issue facing the community it serves," the station said in a news release. "Judges selected this year's honorees from more than 1,600 submissions.</p> <p>"Following the death of <strong>Eric Garner</strong> on Staten Island, <strong>Robert Lewis</strong>, WNYC's criminal justice reporter, and <strong>Noah Veltman</strong>, a developer and reporter on WNYC's Data News team, examined use-of-force practices of the New York Police Department. This series of in-depth reports, 'NYPD Bruised,' revealed that it is not uncommon for low-level arrests to spiral dangerously out of control, with a relatively small number of officers routinely using unnecessary force.</p> <p>"While the NYPD devotes tremendous resources into spotting crime trends, it neglects to turn an eye inward, allowing these officers to continue this behavior without reprimand or removal from the streets. The series also found that blacks charged with low-level crimes are far more likely to also face a resisting arrest charge than whites. . . ."</p> <ul> <li><strong>Minhee Cho</strong>, ProPublica: '<a href="http://www.propublica.org/atpropublica/item/segregation-now-wins-sigma-delta-chi-award" target="_blank">Segregation Now' Wins Sigma Delta Chi Award</a><br /><br /> </li> <li> <a href="http://spj.org/sdxa14.asp" target="_blank">List of winners</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"> <p><a name="migrant"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="The Gregoretti arrives in the Sicilian capital, Palermo, carrying more than 1,000 refugees and migrants who were rescued from the Mediterranean. (Credit: © Francesco Malavolta/UNHCR)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/migrant.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="315" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/all-eyes-baltimore#migrant" target="_blank">African Migrant Deaths Rarely Front Page on Continent</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201504280729.html" target="_blank">Tens of thousands of refugees risk their lives trying to get to Europe. Surprisingly this sort of news rarely makes front page in Africa</a>," <strong>Claus Stäcker</strong> reported Monday for Deutsche Welle, <span>Germany’s international broadcaster.&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;" 'The migrant boat tragedy is not just Europe's problem,' a title by the 'Daily Maverick', a South African daily, silently screams.</p> <p>"The African Union communications department has been very busy lately, issuing statements on subjects as varied and diverse as the Sudanese elections, the killing of Ethiopian citizens by 'Islamic State' (IS) in Libya, the xenophobic violence in South Africa and the marketing of Africa's 'Agenda 2063' to Polish investors. Nothing, however, on the boatloads of Africans risking everything to escape the continent. Nothing on the hundreds of corpses floating in the Mediterranean. . . ."</p> <p>Meanwhile, <strong>Melissa Bailey</strong> reported Tuesday from Perugia, Italy, for NiemanLab, "Before a dramatic capsizing sent European leaders scrambling to address an epidemic of migrant drownings, <a href="http://www.niemanlab.org/2015/04/collaborating-across-borders-european-journalists-band-together-to-track-the-migrant-crisis/" target="_blank">a team of independent journalists was quietly tracking the problem — and offering an example of cross-border journalism that’s rare in Europe</a>.</p> <p>"The journalists — a loose association of investigative reporters from across the continent — joined forces in 2013 to answer a seemingly simple question: How many people are dying trying to migrate to Europe?</p> <p>"It turned out no one was tracking that data, according to French journalist <strong>Nicolas Kayser-Bril</strong>. Kayser-Bril led a team of journalists to create The Migrants Files — a database and map showing how, when, and where migrants are dying.</p> <p>"Over 28,000 people have died trying to enter Europe since 2000, the group found. That was before April 18, when a boat of 950 Libyan migrants capsized in the Mediterranean, killing at least 800, and prompting European leaders to hold an emergency summit in Brussels and ramp up search-and-rescue efforts. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/all-eyes-baltimore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/all-eyes-baltimore#comments Thu, 30 Apr 2015 02:51:11 +0000 princeeditor 8858 at http://mije.org "Ghettoization" of Latin American News? http://mije.org/richardprince/ghettoization-latin-american-news <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 27, 2015</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/Palenque.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />Also undercovered, diplomat says: Afro-Latinos, Indians; riots, looting follow efforts to show a peaceful face; 8 blacks, Latinas named Stanford, Michigan fellows; N.Y. Times declares 1.5 million black men "missing"; Abu-Jamal worsening, visitors barred from prison; Dyson's attack ran "because I work here" now; 6 writers won't honor Charlie Hebdo; Obama really meant it with "rhymes with bucket"; consolidation to continue, despite failure of cable merger (4/27/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#afro">Also Undercovered, Diplomat Says: Afro-Latinos, Indians</a></p> <p><a href="#uprising">Riots, Looting Follow Efforts to Show a Peaceful Face</a></p> <p><a href="#stanford">8 Blacks, Latinas Named Stanford, Michigan Fellows</a></p> <p><a href="#times"> N.Y. Times Declares 1.5 Million Black Men "Missing" </a></p> <p><a href="#mumia"> Abu-Jamal Worsening, Visitors Barred From Prison </a></p> <p><a href="#dyson"> Dyson's Attack Ran "Because I Work Here" Now </a></p> <p><a href="#hebdo"> 6 Writers Won't Honor Charlie Hebdo </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="obama"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/ghettoization-latin-american-news#obama" target="_blank"><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Comedian Keegan-Michael Key of &amp;quot;Key &amp;amp; Peele&amp;quot; appeared as &amp;quot;Luther, the President&#039;s anger translator&amp;quot; at the White House Correspondents&#039; Association dinner Saturday. (Credit: WHCA)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/660--0607.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="394" /></a></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/ghettoization-latin-american-news#obama" target="_blank">Obama Really Meant It With "Rhymes With Bucket"</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://atlantablackstar.com/2015/04/27/president-obama-sends-message-with-weekend-comedy-routine-he-no-longer-cares-what-critics-think/" target="_blank"><strong>President Obama's</strong> performance at the White House [Correspondents'] Association dinner on Saturday seemed carefully calibrated to deliver one overarching message</a>: the president no longer cares what his critics (read: white people) think," <strong> Nick Chiles</strong> wrote Monday for atlantablackstar.com.</p> <p>"During much of his six years in office the White House appeared to go out of its way to avoid giving Republicans fodder to use in attacking him. But that no longer is the case. Many publications noticed, with headlines that sent out the message: President Obama doesn’t have any more f**ks to give.</p> <p>"Jokes aside, the question now is whether this attitude will carry over into the politics in his last 20 months in office. Will he use every option in his toolbox to get around the Republican Congress and try to shape the country in his image — including going out of his way to help his people, the Black community? Perhaps he will follow up the nomination of new Attorney General <strong>Loretta Lynch </strong>with a string of Black appointees. Maybe he’ll start signing executive orders to really dig down to the obstacles blocking Black progress in areas like economics, housing, education and criminal justice.</p> <p>"Or maybe he won't. But he's no longer afraid to talk about it. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <p><a href="http://www.whca.net/2015scholarships.htm" target="_blank">2015 WHCA scholarship recipients</a></p> </li> <li> C-SPAN: <a href=" http://www.c-span.org/video/?325411-2/2015-white-house-correspondents-association-dinner" target="_blank">2015 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner</a> <em>(video) </em> <br /><br /></li> <li>foxnews.com: <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/26/white-house-correspondents-dinner-attendee-ignores-national-anthem-to-text/" target="_blank">Reporter at White House Correspondents' Dinner ignores national anthem to text </a><br /><br /></li> <li> Politico Magazine: <a href="http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/04/white-house-correspondents-survey-117140.html#.VTpbB5O0Jys" target="_blank">The Truth About Covering Obama </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>James Warren</strong>, Poynter Institute: <a href="http://www.poynter.org/news/mediawire/338803/white-house-correspondents-association-president-obamas-now-a-heck-of-a-lot-harder-to-get-on-the-phone/" target="_blank">White House Correspondents' Association president: Obama's now 'a heck of a lot harder to get on the phone'&nbsp;</a><br /><br /></li> <li> <a href="http://www.whca.net/blogs.htm" target="_blank">White House Correspondents' Association Announces 2015 Award Winners</a>&nbsp;<em>(March 31)</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="cable"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/ghettoization-latin-american-news#cable" target="_blank">Consolidation to Continue, Despite Failure of Cable Merger</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/84830/consolidation-lives-despite-comcasttwc?utm_source=Listrak&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_term=Consolidation+Lives+Despite+Comcast-TWC&amp;utm_campaign=Fallout+From+Comcast-TWC+Merger+Collapse" target="_blank">Even if Comcast's $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable is dead, consolidation among the companies that pipe in our TV, phone and Internet will carry on</a>," <strong>Tali Arbel</strong> reported Friday for the Associated Press.</p> <p>"Combining the No. 1 and No. 2 U.S. cable companies would have put nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one roof, along with NBCUniversal. That appeared to be too much concentration for regulators.</p> <p>"Bloomberg News and The New York Times both said Thursday that Comcast is planning to drop its bid, citing unidentified people with knowledge of the matter. Comcast and Time Warner Cable declined to comment on the reports.</p> <p>"But cable companies are likely to keep merging as online video options proliferate, the number of cable and satellite TV subscribers slips and costs rise for the shows, sports and movies piped to subscribers.</p> <p>"At the same time, there will be more competition for young customers seeking stand-alone Internet and mobile video offerings and cheaper TV channel packages.</p> <p>"This is already happening. Verizon's FiOS is trying smaller, customizable TV bundles, while HBO has launched an online version of its content, HBO Now, that doesn't require a cable TV subscription. . . ."</p> <ul> <li><strong>Mary Alice Crim</strong>, freepress.net: <a href="http://www.freepress.net/blog/2015/04/24/comcast-folds" target="_blank">Comcast Folds</a><br /><br /> </li> <li> <strong>David Gelles</strong>, New York Times: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/25/business/dealbook/comcast-withdraws-purchase-bid-but-it-isnt-going-anywhere.html?ref=media" target="_blank">Comcast Withdraws Purchase Bid, but It Isn't Going Anywhere </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Harry A. Jessell</strong>, TVNewsCheck: <a href="http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/84873/no-reason-to-cheer-comcasttwc-collapse?utm_source=Listrak&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_term=No+Reason+To+Cheer+Comcast-TWC+Collapse&amp;utm_campaign=Jessell%3a+No+Reason+To+Cheer+Comcast-TWC+Collapse" target="_blank">No Reason To Cheer Comcast-TWC Collapse</a> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong> Jonathan Mahler</strong>, New York Times: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/business/media/once-comcasts-deal-shifted-to-a-focus-on-broadband-its-ambitions-were-sunk.html?fb_ref=Default" target="_blank">Once Comcast's Deal Shifted to a Focus on Broadband, Its Ambitions Were Sunk </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Hilary Stout</strong>, New York Times: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/27/business/media/mergers-collapse-leaves-frustrated-cable-customers-out-in-the-cold.html?ref=media&amp;_r=0" target="_blank">Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal's Collapse Leaves Frustrated Customers Out in the Cold </a><br /><br /></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/ghettoization-latin-american-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/ghettoization-latin-american-news#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 03:46:19 +0000 princeeditor 8857 at http://mije.org