MIJE.org: Richard Prince's Journal-isms http://mije.org/richardprince en Navajos Stage Benefit With Redskins' Cash http://mije.org/richardprince/navajo-station-stages-benefit-redskins-cash <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 16, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/ktnn-redskins-golf-tournament.jpeg" alt="" width="183" height="139" />Others pull out on learning of source of funds; Crain's Cleveland asks input after "awful" job on diversity; NYPD disbands Muslim-tracking unit exposed by AP; whites should discuss race, but not act high and mighty; multiplatform site to "defy stereotypes" of fathers of color; SPJ honors disputed story criticizing minority media group (4/16/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#KTNN">Others Pull Out on Learning of Source of Funds </a></p> <p><a href="#Cleveland">Crain's Cleveland Asks Input After "Awful" Job on Diversity</a><br /><br /><a href="#NYPD">NYPD Disbands Muslim-Tracking Unit Exposed by AP&nbsp;</a><br /><br /><a href="#Martin">Whites Should Discuss Race, but Not Act High and Mighty <br /></a><br /><a href="#NotoriousPop">Multiplatform Site to "Defy Stereotypes" of Fathers of Color </a><br /><br /><a href="#SPJ">SPJ Honors Disputed Story Criticizing Minority Media Group </a><br /><a href="#Shorttakes"><br />Short Takes </a></p> <p><a name="KTNN"></a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/navajo-station-stages-benefit-redskins-cash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/navajo-station-stages-benefit-redskins-cash#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:20:51 +0000 princeeditor 8376 at http://mije.org Detroit's Stephen Henderson Wins Pulitzer for Commentary http://mije.org/richardprince/pulitzer-0 <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 14, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/bilde_2.jpeg" alt="Stephen Henderson, Detroit Free Press columnist, takes a congratulatory phone ca" width="183" height="131" />Free Press columnist wrote passionately about fiscal crisis; all-white "Fox News Sunday" panel takes up issue of race; ESPN analyst writes of being profiled in his own driveway; the new L.A. Register — a picture of diversity?; Obama stops saying women earn 77 cents to a man's dollar; Robin Roberts on gay disclosure: "You gotta live your life" (4/14/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Pulitzer">Free Press Columnist Wrote Passionately About Fiscal Crisis </a></p> <p><a href="#Fox">All-White "Fox News Sunday" Panel Takes Up Issue of Race</a></p> <p><a href="#Glanville">ESPN Analyst Writes of Being Profiled in His Own Driveway</a></p> <p><a href="#Register">The New L.A. Register — A Picture of Diversity?</a></p> <p><a href="#Pay">Obama Stops Saying Women Earn 77 Cents to a Man's Dollar</a></p> <p><a href="#Roberts">Robin Roberts on Gay Disclosure: "You Gotta Live Your Life"</a></p> <p><a href="#Shorttakes">Short Takes</a></p> <p><a name="Pulitzer"></a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/pulitzer-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/pulitzer-0#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:48:06 +0000 princeeditor 8368 at http://mije.org Guild: Gender, Race Pay Gaps Nearly Gone http://mije.org/richardprince/guild-gender-race-pay-gaps-nearly-gone <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 11, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/R_Cartoon.jpeg" alt="African American women are said to be paid 64 cents, and Hispanic women only 54 " width="183" height="130" />In newsrooms, "still a small tilt in merit pay to men"; Rich Holden, diversity champion at Dow Jones, let go; Al Jazeera America lays off dozens in restructuring; White House press to honor black reporter once barred; Obama's LBJ speech a reminder of gap in perceived progress; anchors "lock horns" on responsibility for deportations; Lisa Ling to join CNN in prime-time shakeup; journalists meeting becomes memorial to Chuck Stone (4/11/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Pay">In Newsrooms, "Still a Small Tilt in Merit Pay to Men" </a></p> <p><a href="#Holden">Rich Holden, Diversity Champion at Dow Jones, Let Go </a><br /><br /><a href="#Aljazeera">Al Jazeera America Lays Off Dozens in Restructuring </a><br /><br /><a href="#McAlpin">White House Press to Honor Black Reporter Once Barred </a></p> <p><a href="#LBJ">Obama's LBJ Speech a Reminder of Gap in Perceived Progress </a><br /><br /><a href="#Deportations">Anchors "Lock Horns" on Responsibility for Deportations </a></p> <p><a href="#Ling">Lisa Ling to Join CNN in Prime-Time Shakeup </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="Stone"></a></p> <p><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Members of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists pose before a memorial portrait of Chuck Stone that is to be displayed in the newsroom of the Philadelphia Daily News. (Credit: Velvet McNeil)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/full_column/u678/C_Stone_0-536x391.jpeg" alt="Members of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists pose before a memor" width="536" height="391" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/node/8367/#Stone">Journalists Meeting Becomes Memorial to Chuck Stone</a></h2> <p>On Tuesday, members of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists turned the regularly scheduled meeting into a memorial event honoring the legacy of <strong>Chuck Stone</strong>, the legendary journalist and activist who<a title=" died Sunday at 89." href="http://mije.org/richardprince/journal-isms-sun-apr-6"> died Sunday at 89.</a></p> <p>"At the end of the memorial event, each member in attendance signed a memorial plaque for Stone, which will be displayed in the newsroom of the Philadelphia Daily News," where Stone wrote a column from 1972 to 1991. "PABJ plans to memorialize Stone are in progress, including a possible Philadelphia City Council resolution honoring his impact on the city, and a special student journalism challenge &amp; scholarship to be named in his memory," according to PABJ Prism, a PABJ publication.</p> <ul> <li> Dow Jones News Fund: <a title="Fabled Journalist Directed Summer Diversity Workshops" href="https://www.newsfund.org/uploads/ChuckStone451.htm">Fabled Journalist Directed Summer Diversity Workshops</a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Jonathan P. Hicks</strong>, BET.com: <a href="http://www.bet.com/news/national/2014/04/08/commentary-remembering-the-pioneering-spirit-of-chuck-stone.html?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Betcom-AllNews+(BET.com+-+All+News)" target="_blank">Remembering the Pioneering Spirit of Chuck Stone </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>John McCann</strong>, Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C.: <a href=" http://www.heraldsun.com/news/x740449402/A-colossal-journalist-who-blazed-trail-then-led-others" target="_blank"> A colossal journalist who blazed trail, then led others </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Tony Norman</strong>, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/tony-norman/2014/04/11/Pa-has-lost-two-fine-journalists-for-good/stories/201404110050#ixzz2yUA0ZKXh" target="_blank">Pa. has lost two fine journalists for good </a><br /><br /></li> <li> Philadelphia Tribune: <a href=" http://www.garycrusader.com/gary/news-detail.aspx?cityID=2&amp;typeID=1&amp;newsid=5646" target="_blank">Chuck Stone — A titan of Black journalism </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Barry Saunders</strong>, News &amp; Observer, Raleigh, N.C.: <a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/07/3766255/saunders-remembering-chuck-stone.html?sp=/99/102/110/117/197/" target="_blank">Remembering Chuck Stone, my journalism hero and friend </a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Thomas Sowell</strong>, townhall.com: <a title="Chuck Stone (1924-2014)" href="http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2014/04/11/chuck-stone-19242014-n1822580">Chuck Stone (1924-2014)</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/guild-gender-race-pay-gaps-nearly-gone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/guild-gender-race-pay-gaps-nearly-gone#comments Sat, 12 Apr 2014 02:04:30 +0000 princeeditor 8367 at http://mije.org Tabloids Sensationalize Sharpton Charges http://mije.org/richardprince/tabloids-sensationalize-sharpton-charges <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 9, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Sharpton.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="106" />Activist says, "I wasn't with the rats — I'm a cat"; Western media's failures contributed to Rwanda genocide; Chavis scores author, columnist in defending black press; "Borderland" retraces steps of dead would-be migrants; CNN developing news show to be viewed, shared on Twitter; to cartoonist, Cleveland mascot scene looked familiar; more blacks gain health insurance under new law; Ralph Matthews Jr., Afro Newspapers editor, dies at 87 (4/9/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8364/#sharpton">Activist Says, "I Wasn't With the Rats — I'm a Cat"</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8364/#rwanda">Western Media's Failures Contributed to Rwanda Genocide</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8364/#chavis">Chavis Scores Author, Columnist in Defending Black Press</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8364/#borderland">"Borderland" Retraces Steps of Dead Would-Be Migrants</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8364/#cnn">CNN Developing News Show to Be Viewed, Shared on Twitter</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="ralph"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8364/#ralph" target="_blank">Ralph Matthews Jr., Afro Newspapers Editor, Dies at 87</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Ralph Matthews Jr." src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/feature_537_story2.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="249" /><strong>Ralph Matthews Jr.</strong>, a former editor of the Baltimore-based Afro-American newspapers who followed his father into the newspaper business, died April 3 after a brief illness, his wife, <strong>Sharon</strong>, told Journal-isms by telephone. He was 87 and lived in Hyattsville, Md., outside Washington.</p> <p>Matthews was last in this column in 2004, when he and his son, screenwriter <strong>David Matthews</strong>, appeared on CBS-TV's "Sunday Morning." David Matthews had written a memoir about his passing for white.</p> <p>"Ralph Matthews told Journal-isms he started at the Afro as a cub reporter in 1950, working for the Afro newspapers on and off until 1986. By then he had been managing editor for 10 years," this column reported.</p> <p>"According to 'The Baltimore Afro-American: 1892-1950' by <strong>Hayward Farrar</strong>, David Matthews has quite a newspaper lineage. His grandfather, <strong>Ralph Matthews Sr</strong>., was the Afro's answer to <strong>H.L. Mencken</strong>, who was writing for the Baltimore Sun. He 'became a power in the Afro, serving as the theatrical editor, city editor, managing editor, and editor of the Washington Afro-American. A witty and acerbic man, Matthews had one or two columns in the Afro-American from the 1920s onward. In them he lampooned sacred cows in the black community, such as the black church and its ministers, black politicians, black society and the institutions of marriage and family.'</p> <p>"David Matthews was 'raised entirely by his father after his mother returned to Israel,' the CBS piece said. Asked what he thought of his son's 'passing,' Ralph Matthews said on the show, 'I call it doing what you have to do.' "</p> <p><strong>Bret McCabe</strong> wrote in 2007 in the Baltimore City Paper, "Ralph Matthews Jr., also light-skinned, graduated from <strong>Frederick Douglass </strong>High School, attended Syracuse University, graduated from Morgan State University,<a href="http://www2.citypaper.com/printStory.asp?id=13255" target="_blank"> and was part of that generation who invented 'cool' in the 1950s and '60s</a>. He worked for a number of black publications in New York and hung out at jazz spots with people like<strong> James Baldwin</strong>, wrote puff pieces about upstarts like <strong>Miles Davis</strong>, and eventually helped found a newspaper, New York Citizen Call, through which he befriended <strong>Malcolm X.</strong> . . . "</p> <p>David Matthews wrote in his book, "Ace of Spades: A Memoir," that both his grandmother and father had the opportunity to pass for white but rejected it. David Matthews "knew some of his family's history but had to revisit his father to get the particulars. 'My dad is sort of a natural raconteur, so ever since I was born I've always listened to all the stories about all the people he had known and hung out with," Matthews says. "So, you know, it was like, 'That's great, Dad, Malcolm X and you were blah blah blah. Got it.' I was a kid — I didn't know better.' . . ."</p> <p><strong>Sharon Matthews</strong> said that her husband willed his body to science and that she plans a memorial service next month.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/tabloids-sensationalize-sharpton-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/tabloids-sensationalize-sharpton-charges#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:15:59 +0000 princeeditor 8364 at http://mije.org Lack of Coverage Costs Lives http://mije.org/richardprince/lack-coverage-costs-lives <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 7, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/CAR_Image.png" alt="" width="183" height="126" />Inattention worsening humanitarian crises, officials say; at his old paper, Chuck Stone gets front-page treatment; TV host discovers she's granddaughter of Nat "King" Cole; Toledo Blade sues government over mistreatment of staffers; after editor shift, El Nuevo Herald ramps up editorials; exiled Ecuadorean journalist protests Correa's visit to U.S.; AAJA's George Kiriyama leaves NBC Bay Area station. (4/7/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a id="toplink" href="#Sudan">Inattention Worsening Humanitarian Crises, Officials Say </a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/lack-coverage-costs-lives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/lack-coverage-costs-lives#comments Tue, 08 Apr 2014 02:47:19 +0000 princeeditor 8363 at http://mije.org Legendary Journalist Chuck Stone Dies at 89 http://mije.org/richardprince/journal-isms-sun-apr-6 <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 6, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/Stone_Chuck_wm-161x161.png" alt="" width="161" height="161" />"A firebrand with unassailable journalistic credentials" (4/6/14); Hispanic conference says "never mind" to Navarrette; Roy Johnson rebounds to lead sports at Ala. Media Group; Adams Simmons of Plain Dealer promoted to company post; Star- Ledger cuts 167 jobs — 40 in newsroom; AP team uncovers secret U.S. government program in Cuba; won't utter shooter's name, but will say it sounds Latino; women-to-men ratio higher for journalists of color; 12 schools awarded grants to collaborate with communities (4/4/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8359/#Stone">"A Firebrand With Unassailable Journalistic Credentials"</a></p> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" title="Charles Sumner (Chuck) Stone" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u678/Stone_Chuck_wm-267x267.png" alt="Charles Sumner (Chuck) Stone, Jr. (Credit: The HistoryMakers)" width="267" height="267" /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="hood"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8359/#hood">Won't Utter Shooter's Name, but Will Say It Sounds Latino</a></h2> <p>"Last night on her Fox News program, star anchor <strong>Megyn Kelly</strong> kicked things off with a <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2014/04/03/fox-newss-megyn-kelly-declines-to-utter-the-name-of-the-fort-hood-shooter/" target="_blank">lesson in journalism ethics</a>:"<strong> Erik Wemple</strong> reported Thursday for the Washington Post.</p> <p>"Breaking tonight. Fort Hood, Texas on lockdown. A suspected shooter is reported dead. This is ‘The Kelly File’ and I’m Megyn Kelly. We’re expecting the first news conference from Fort Hood to begin any moment, Fox News confirming four people are dead, including the shooter. Fourteen people are wounded. Authorities are identifying the shooter. If you are interested, you can get his name on other shows like the one that preceded this one and online, but we have decided not to name these mass killers as a policy here on 'The Kelly File.' Too often it is infamy they seek and we decline to help.</p> <p>"Some points here:</p> <p>" . . . If you don't publish the name, what other details do you withhold? Kelly and her producers apparently considered newsworthy the 'nationality' of the shooter: 'The nationality of the shooter appears — it sounds Hispanic, Latino, but you can look up his name online if you care to know more.' 'Hispanic' and 'Latino,' of course, are not nationalities, but Kelly was on live television doing breaking news. The point is that if you provide certain details about the shooter's background and not others — and you can't even use the person's name — how to present a scannable news story? . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Lewis W. Diuguid</strong>, Kansas City Star: <a href="http://www.kansascity.com/2014/04/04/4936584/mass-shooting-at-fort-hood-points.html" target="_blank">Mass shooting at Fort Hood points to need for tougher gun laws </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Mary Sanchez</strong>, Kansas City Star: <a href="http://www.kansascity.com/2014/04/04/4937264/suicide-and-veterans-a-new-battlefield.html" target="_blank">Suicide and veterans; a new battlefield </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="woc"></a></p> <h2><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/full_column/u678/ASNE_Report-524x352.png" alt="" width="524" height="352" /></h2> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/node/8359/#woc">Women-to-Men Ratio Higher for Journalists of Color</a></h2> <p>"<a title="The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2014" href="http://wmc.3cdn.net/2e85f9517dc2bf164e_htm62xgan.pdf">The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2014</a>" [PDF] from the Women's Media Center reported Thursday that the overall tally of female staffers continued to hover at 36 percent and that "men were quoted 3.4 times more often than women, though the rate was not as high when women wrote the story."</p> <p>It also showed that, based on data from the American Society of News Editors, women of color represented a higher proportion of those of the same race or ethnicity than was true for white women.</p> <p>"In the 2013 report:</p> <ul> <li> "Women of Asian descent represented 52 percent of all Asian newsroom employees, down from a high of 55 percent in 2004, 2005 and 2006. <br /><br /></li> <li> "Black women represented 47 percent of all black newsroom employees, down from a high of 50 percent in 2010. <br /><br /></li> <li> "Hispanic women represented 40 percent of all Hispanic newsroom employees, down from a peak of 42 percent in 2007. <br /><br /></li> <li> "Native American women accounted for 38 percent of all Native American newsroom employees, down from a peak of 51 percent in 2000. <br /><br /></li> <li> Multi-racial women accounted for 47 percent of all multi-racial newsroom employees. That figure was 53 percent in the 2012 report, the first to include multi-racial people. . . ."<br /><br /></li> </ul> <ul> <li> <strong>Jordan Chariton</strong>, TVNewser: <a href=" http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/hillary-clinton-sees-media-double-standard-toward-women_b220268" target="_blank">Hillary Clinton Sees Media Double Standard Toward Women </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Jessica Grose</strong>, Slate: <a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/04/03/women_s_media_center_releases_its_annual_report_on_women_in_the_media.html " target="_blank">The Publication That Comes Closest to Gender Parity Among Writers Often Doesn't Pay </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Alexandra Sifferlin</strong>, Time: <a href="http://time.com/48170/the-media-is-still-dominated-by-men/" target="_blank">The Media Is (Still) Dominated By Men </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="grant"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8359/#grant">12 Schools Awarded Grants to Collaborate With Communities</a></h2> <p>"A dozen U.S. universities each <a href="http://finance.yahoo.com/news/12-colleges-win-first-round-163000594.html" target="_blank">won a $35,000 micro-grant to seed collaborative news experiments in living labs — their communities</a>," the Online News Association announced on Friday.</p> <p>Among them:</p> <ul> <li> "CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 'Hack the Mold': CUNY will experiment with both in-person and on-line engagement with tenants when reporting on a low-income community's experiences with mold in New York City public housing. Partner: The New York Daily News." This project is led by <strong>Sandeep Junnarkar</strong>, former president of the South Asian Journalists Association.</li> <br /> <li> "Florida International University: Can data feeds, 'crowd hydrology' and student-led journalism — with strong support from public television — increase community engagement about sea level rise in South Florida? Partners: Code for Miami, Hacks/Hackers, WPBT2, South Florida Water Management District."</li> <br /> <li>"Georgia Collaborative, 'Georgia News Lab': An ambitious collaborative, including Georgia State University, Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University, University of Georgia and two major local news outlets, will try to increase newsroom diversity by training digitally savvy investigative reporters. Media partners: Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSBTV.</li> <br /> <li> "San Francisco State University: 'Newspoints': Can a mobile- and web-based organizing tool improve reporting and get student journalists into the field sooner? Partners: El Tecolote, Accion Latina, Stamen Design. <br /><br /></li> <li> "University of New Mexico, 'New Mexico News Port': Can a student-powered lab and publishing platform that curates content from a collaborative hub increase news in New Mexico? Partners: Radio station KUNM, television station KNME and The Daily Lobo. <br /><br /></li> </ul> <p>Among the honorable mentions were Howard University, "The News Oasis," <strong>Ingrid Sturgis</strong>, assistant professor/new media; and USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, "Augmenting City Hall," <strong>Robert Hernandez</strong>, assistant professor of professional practice.</p> <p>"The competitive Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education was created to encourage universities to experiment with new ways of providing news and information," the announcement said.</p> <p>It quoted <strong>Irving Washington</strong>, ONA operations director, who administered the selection process. "We zeroed in on ideas and teams that we hope inspire innovation, collaboration and real-world impact in academia and media. The potential for true community engagement in the winning projects was every bit as important as the tools and technology used to achieve it."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/journal-isms-sun-apr-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/journal-isms-sun-apr-6#comments Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:40:03 +0000 princeeditor 8359 at http://mije.org Contrarian Columnist Disinvited Again http://mije.org/richardprince/contrarian-columnist-disinvited-again <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 4, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/Hispanicize_Teaser.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="128" /> Hispanic conference says "never mind" to Navarrette; Roy Johnson rebounds to lead sports at Ala. Media Group; Adams Simmons of Plain Dealer promoted to company post; Star- Ledger cuts 167 jobs — 40 in newsroom; AP team uncovers secret U.S. government program in Cuba; won't utter shooter's name, but will say it sounds Latino; women-to-men ratio higher for journalists of color; 12 schools awarded grants to collaborate with communities (4/4/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8358/#hispanic">Hispanic Conference Says "Never Mind" to Navarrette</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8358/#alabama">Roy Johnson Rebounds to Lead Sports at Ala. Media Group</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8358/#debra">Adams Simmons of Plain Dealer Named to Company Post</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8358/#stacy">Star-Ledger Cuts 167 Jobs; 40 in Newsroom</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8358/#arce">AP Team Uncovers Secret U.S. Government Program in Cuba</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="grant"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8358/#grant">12 Schools Awarded Grants to Collaborate With Communities</a></h2> <p>"A dozen U.S. universities each <a href="http://finance.yahoo.com/news/12-colleges-win-first-round-163000594.html" target="_blank">won a $35,000 micro-grant to seed collaborative news experiments in living labs — their communities</a>," the Online News Association announced on Friday.</p> <p>Among them:</p> <ul> <li> "CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 'Hack the Mold': CUNY will experiment with both in-person and on-line engagement with tenants when reporting on a low-income community's experiences with mold in New York City public housing. Partner: The New York Daily News." This project is led by <strong>Sandeep Junnarkar</strong>, former president of the South Asian Journalists Association.</li> <br /> <li> "Florida International University: Can data feeds, 'crowd hydrology' and student-led journalism — with strong support from public television — increase community engagement about sea level rise in South Florida? Partners: Code for Miami, Hacks/Hackers, WPBT2, South Florida Water Management District."</li> <br /> <li>"Georgia Collaborative, 'Georgia News Lab': An ambitious collaborative, including Georgia State University, Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University, University of Georgia and two major local news outlets, will try to increase newsroom diversity by training digitally savvy investigative reporters. Media partners: Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSBTV.</li> <br /> <li> "San Francisco State University: 'Newspoints': Can a mobile- and web-based organizing tool improve reporting and get student journalists into the field sooner? Partners: El Tecolote, Accion Latina, Stamen Design. <br /><br /></li> <li> "University of New Mexico, 'New Mexico News Port': Can a student-powered lab and publishing platform that curates content from a collaborative hub increase news in New Mexico? Partners: Radio station KUNM, television station KNME and The Daily Lobo. <br /><br /></li> </ul> <p>Among the honorable mentions were Howard University, "The News Oasis," <strong>Ingrid Sturgis</strong>, assistant professor/new media; and USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, "Augmenting City Hall," <strong>Robert Hernandez</strong>, assistant professor of professional practice.</p> <p>"The competitive Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education was created to encourage universities to experiment with new ways of providing news and information," the announcement said.</p> <p>It quoted <strong>Irving Washington</strong>, ONA operations director, who administered the selection process. "We zeroed in on ideas and teams that we hope inspire innovation, collaboration and real-world impact in academia and media. The potential for true community engagement in the winning projects was every bit as important as the tools and technology used to achieve it."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/contrarian-columnist-disinvited-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/contrarian-columnist-disinvited-again#comments Sat, 05 Apr 2014 02:37:28 +0000 princeeditor 8358 at http://mije.org A Diverse List of Peabody Winners http://mije.org/richardprince/diverse-list-peabody-winners <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 2, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/full_column/u678/HHS-203x149.png" alt="Public radio&#039;s &#039;This Amerian Life&#039; visited Harper High School in Chicago, which lost 29 current and recent students to gun violenc" width="203" height="149" /> People of color were subjects, creators of excellence; survey of Latino journalists finds "guarded optimism"; conservative group paints Telemundo, Univision as liberal; Digital First ends local-news experiment, staffers seek jobs; in survey, blacks see media portrayals as negative; black kids least advantaged, Asian Americans best in study; Fox corrects misleading chart on health care; broadcasters call FCC decision "arbitrary and capricious" (4/2/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Peabody">People of Color Were Subjects, Creators of Excellence </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="FCC"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8355/#FCC">Broadcasters Call FCC Decision "Arbitrary and Capricious"</a></h2> <p>While opponents of media consolidation and such groups as the National Association of Black Journalists applauded Monday's <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/fcc-vote-praised-saving-jobs-ownership-diversity" target="_blank">decision by the Federal Communications Commission to curb shared services agreements</a>, the National Association of Broadcasters denounced it.</p> <p>A JSA, or joint sales agreement, is between two stations in the same market in which one station is authorized to sell advertising time on the other. A shared services agreement, or SSA, "allows same market stations to share resources, such as employees, administrative services, or hard assets, such as a news helicopter," as the FCC defines it. Opponents say such agreements eliminate journalists' jobs and inhibit diversity of ownership. The NAB disagreed.</p> <p>"<a href="http://www.nab.org/documents/newsRoom/pressRelease.asp?id=3373" target="_blank">For a decade, Republican and Democratically-controlled FCCs have approved JSAs</a>, which allow free and local TV stations to survive in a hyper-competitive world dominated by pay TV giants. That model is now declared illegal, based on the arguments of pay TV companies whose collaborative interconnect advertising sales practices make JSAs seem pale by comparison," NAB Executive Vice President of Communications <strong>Dennis Wharton</strong> said in a statement Monday.</p> <p>"It's disappointing the FCC would take this action without first completing its 2010 statutorily mandated media ownership review. As the record before the Commission clearly shows, the public interest will not be served by this arbitrary and capricious decision."</p> <p><strong><strong>Brendan Sasso</strong></strong> reported Monday for the National Journal that<strong> "Ajit Pai</strong>, a Republican FCC commissioner, <a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/fcc-to-break-up-big-tv-stations-20140331" target="_blank">said the order is the 'most problematic' he has encountered in his two years at the agency</a>. The agency's other Republican, <strong>Michael O'Rielly</strong>, called it an 'unjustified step backwards.'&nbsp;</p> <p>"The Republican commissioners argued that the FCC should be loosening — not tightening — its media ownership rules. Limitations on how many newspapers a TV company can own in a market are especially outdated, they argued. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Doug Halonen</strong>, TVNewsCheck: <a title="High-Stakes Duel In D.C.:NAB Vs.FCC" href="http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/75273/highstakes-duel-in-dc-nab-vs-fcc?utm_source=&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_term=High-Stakes+Duel+In+D.C.%3a+NAB+Vs.+FCC&amp;utm_campaign=High- Stakes+Duel+In+D.C.%3a+NAB+Vs.+FCC">High-Stakes Duel In D.C.: NAB Vs. FCC</a> <em>(April 3)</em><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Jennifer G. Hickey</strong>, newsmax.com: <a href="http://www.newsmax.com/US/FCC-barrier-diversity-radio/2014/03/28/id/562419/" target="_blank">FCC Rules Are Barrier to Diversity, Critics Say </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Michael Malone</strong>, Broadcasting &amp; Cable: <a href="http://www.broadcastingcable.com/blog/station-station/station-stocks-hold-amid-jsa-news/130157" target="_blank">Station Stocks Hold Up Amid JSA News </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Tracie Powell</strong>, Columbia Journalism Review: <a href="http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/fcc_shared_services.php#sthash.nN4QlV38.dpuf" target="_blank">Shared Service Agreement limits in the crosshairs </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/diverse-list-peabody-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/diverse-list-peabody-winners#comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 03:06:29 +0000 princeeditor 8355 at http://mije.org FCC Vote Praised as Saving Jobs, Ownership Diversity http://mije.org/richardprince/fcc-vote-praised-saving-jobs-ownership-diversity <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 31, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/fcc1.jpeg" alt="" width="183" height="108" />By 3-2, panel takes action against media consolidation; diverse startup adds German conglomerate as backer; new magazine funded by black conservatives, not paper; Chavez film gains following where leader was active; CNN tweets, mistakenly, that soccer star Pele has died; Lonnie White, USC player and L.A. sportswriter, was 49; "one hell of a column" on race and sports; Dade column for The Root pledges social media engagement; statement of Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn (3/31/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#FCC">By 3-2, Panel Takes Action Against Media Consolidation </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="Dade"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8353/#Dade">Dade Column for The Root Pledges Social Media Engagement</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Corey Dade" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/coreydade-164x218.jpg" alt="Corey Dade" width="164" height="218" /></p> <p><strong>Corey Dade</strong>, contributing editor at The Root, is starting a new politics blog on the site that is to debut on Thursday, Journal-isms was told Monday by&nbsp;<strong>Lyne Pitts</strong>, who disclosed that she has been promoted from interim managing editor to managing editor of The Root.</p> <p>"Corey will report, primarily, on the important political news stories of the day, and then break issues down with his ‘Take’ on what's really behind the story and why it should matter," Pitts said by email, adding that the blog is to appear Mondays and Thursdays. "If he’s got opinions on other topics, from race to culture to sports, he’ll weigh in on those as well.</p> <p><img class="caption" title="Lyne Pitts" src="/files/u426/picresized_th_1231000475_Pitts__lyne_06_1.jpg" border="0" alt="Lyne Pitts" width="152" height="233" align="left" /></p> <p>"Folks can also follow him @TheTakeBlog or @theRoot."</p> <p>Dade, <a href=" http://mije.org/richardprince/ann-currys-today-ouster-hot-copy-again#Dade" target="_blank">who was formerly at NPR </a>and the Wall Street Journal, added by email, "The Take will replace Blogging the Beltway and will be written solely by me. Its format will be a bit different than most blogs.</p> <p>"We're trying to strike a balance between sharp analysis, variety and brevity for a digital audience that wants insight that cuts through the spin but lacks the time or the inclination to read longer, in-depth pieces on a single topic.</p> <p>"So each blog post will present 3 to 5 different news items. Each item will have two parts: the first will lay out the news itself, in a balanced and 'straight' report consistent with any traditional news article; the second provide 'The Take,' analysis and opinion of that news.</p> <p>"Most news-related sources provide one or the other (news or analysis/opinion). The Take will aim to deliver a one-two combination that gives people a bit more sustenance. Many readers appreciate receiving the news and analysis in one sitting. Hopefully it will provide a more efficient, still fulfilling experience for them.</p> <p>"In addition, The Take will have robust social media engagement. We'll use the platforms to engage people between blog posts and drive discussions that will find their way into future blog posts. One feature will be 'What'd I miss?' offering readers the chance to correct us when needed, provide additional perspective or just take us on. Readers appreciate seeing their questions and viewpoints answered responsibly. We'll endeavor to do that because it will be critical to the success of The Take to open a two-way conversation with readers and stakeholders."</p> <p>Pitts, a television news veteran <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/tv-veteran-lyne-pitts-joins-root" target="_blank">who joined The Root in September</a>, said she had been named managing editor in February.</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/node/8353/#Shorttakes">Short Takes</a></h2> <ul> <img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Jetta Fraser " src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/J_Fraser-164x230.jpeg" alt="Jetta Fraser " width="164" height="230" /> <li> "<a href="http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2014/03/28/Military-police-detain-Blade-reporter-photographer-confiscate-equipment-in-Lima.html#R2OJaMmJQYlql7D2.99" target="_blank">Military police detained a Blade reporter and a photographer Friday outside the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center</a> and confiscated the photographer’s cameras," <strong>Nolan Rosenkrans</strong> reported Friday for the Blade in Toledo, Ohio. "Blade reporter <strong>Tyrel Linkhorn</strong> and photographer <strong>Jetta Fraser</strong> said they went to the driveway entrance of the tank plant operated by General Dynamics' Land Systems on Friday afternoon. They stayed outside the plant's gate and did not pass an unmanned guard shack. The pair were leaving when they were stopped by military police. After protest by The Blade, U.S. Sen. <strong>Rob Portman's </strong>office made a call to General Dynamics. <strong>Keith Deters</strong>, manager of the plant, said Friday evening he was able to persuade the military police to release the cameras after they reviewed the photographs. . . ." &nbsp;Fraser is the daughter of retired New York Times journalist&nbsp;<strong>C. Gerald Fraser</strong>.<br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Rick Hancock</strong>, who last year left the Hartford (Conn.) Courant, where he was digital platform manager, <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/hugo-ch%C3%A1vez-no-friend-free-press#Hancock" target="_blank">to join the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's digital staff,</a> is "jumping full time into running a startup that I co-founded in 2012 in Connecticut," Hancock told Atlanta readers on Friday. "This isn't my first startup, but I think this one has the most promise. I'll also be doing some digital media consulting and training for a few Atlanta companies." Hancock told Journal-isms by email, "While I'll always love journalism my true passion and dream has always been to run my own company. . . ." The website, mymobilelyfe.com, "is looking for great storytellers. Our focus is on connecting companies with people on the go. If you can craft a compelling story for our clients that will reach people on their mobile phones, tablets, wearable technology or even in their smart cars we want to hear from you," the site says. <br /><br /></li> <li> In New York, "<a href="http://tunedinnyc.com/2014/03/29/vickie-burns-exits-wpix/" target="_blank">While the ratings remain subpar at WPIX, Tuned In has learned that consultant <strong>Vickie Burns </strong>has left the building</a>," <strong>Jerry Barmash</strong> reported Saturday for his Tuned In site. News Director <strong>Mark Effron</strong> told Journal-isms by telephone Monday that Burns, who has<a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/nbc-veteran-vickie-burns-leaving-la-network" target="_blank"> been a news manager in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles</a>, "was very helpful. She did a great job. Vickie was doing some informal consulting for the company."</li> <br /> <li>In Wilmington, N.C., the premiere of the National Newspaper Publishers Association – CashWorks HD Productions documentary, "Pardons of Innocence: The Wilmington Ten" is scheduled for Saturday at UNC Wilmington's Kenan Auditorium. The two-hour screening, scheduled for 9:30 a.m., is free. Doors open at 9 a.m. "<a title="The documentary recounts the history surrounding the troubled desegregation of New Hanover County Public schools during the late 1960s through 1971" href="https://www.facebook.com/pardonsofinnocence">The documentary recounts the history surrounding the troubled desegregation of New Hanover County Public schools during the late 1960s through 1971</a>, which evolved into the false prosecution of eight black male students, a white female community organizer, and a fiery civil rights activist, Rev. <strong>Benjamin Chavis</strong>, for protesting racial injustice," an announcement says. "We will be traveling the state and nation, showing this film on college campuses, at theaters, churches, and anywhere we're invited, to educate our community about the power of the Black Press," reporter <strong>Cash Michaels </strong>messaged Journal-isms.<br /><br /></li> <li> "<strong>A.J. Daulerio</strong>, a former editor of Gawker and Defamer, <a href="http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/media/2014/03/8542824/aj-daulerio-start-ratter" target="_blank">plans to launch a network of sites under the brand name Ratter</a>, with city-specific sites for Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York," <strong>Johana Bhuiyan</strong> reported Friday for capitalnewyork.com. "Daulerio, who was editorial director of entertainment and music at Spin Media until October, said the sites will train a local tabloid sensibility on stories with national and global viral potential. . . . " <br /><br /></li> <li> "<a href="http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/media/2014/03/8542829/hln-developing-late-night-talk-show" target="_blank">HLN is the latest cable channel looking to break into the increasingly crowded late night talk/variety show game</a>," <strong>Alex Weprin</strong> reported Monday for capitalnewyork.com. "The channel, which is in the middle of a rebranding, has shot a pilot for a talk show called 'Weekly Mashup,' hosted by KIIS D.J. <strong>Chuey Martinez</strong>, according to a source familiar with the project. . . ." KIIS-FM is based in Los Angeles.<br /><br /></li> <li> "<a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/ron-claiborne-gives-back-to-at-risk-students_b219530" target="_blank">ABC News 'Good Morning America' Weekend anchor <strong>Ron Claiborne</strong> is going back to school today</a>," <strong>Chris Ariens</strong> reported Monday for TVNewser. Claiborne "along with WPVI anchor/reporter <strong>Tamala Edwards</strong> will spend the better part of their day at Glen Mills Schools outside Philadelphia. Glen Mills is the oldest residential school in the U.S. for court referred students. Claiborne and Edwards, along with producers, photographers and editors from WPVI, will guide six teams of students who will shoot one of three assigned stories. They will then critique and dissect the students' work and give feedback on how to report a TV news story, then write and edit it. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/mar/31/three-al-jazeera-journalists-denied-bail-egyptian-court" target="_blank">Three al-Jazeera journalists who have been jailed in Egypt were again denied bail on Monday, despite the prosecution's</a> failure to bring crucial video evidence to the trial for the third session in a row," <strong>Patrick Kingsley</strong> reported for Britain's Guardian newspaper. "Hopes were high for a conditional release after <strong>Peter Greste</strong>,<strong> Mohamed Fahmy</strong> and <strong>Baher Mohamed</strong> were allowed for the first time to leave their defendants' cage and make impassioned face-to-face pleas before the judge. But to the surprise of the courtroom, the judge again refused their requests and adjourned the trial until 10 April. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> March 21 was the U.N. International Day for Elimination of Racism, and <a href="http://nigeriamasterweb.com/blog/index.php/2014/03/31/purging-racism-the-enemy-within-an-analysis" target="_blank">to commemorate the day, <strong>Philip Probity</strong>&nbsp;and <strong>Ahmed Mohh M.</strong> posted a conversation with <strong>Dr. Kusum Gopal</strong></a>, an anthropologist who has served as a U.N. expert and technical adviser. The dialogue began with the question, "Why is there so much racism directed specifically against Africans in India?" In discussing how racism is manifested around the world, Gopal attributed much to European colonialism and its legacy. "<a href="http://nigeriamasterweb.com/blog/index.php/2014/03/31/purging-racism-the-enemy-within-an-analysis " target="_blank">We must address collectively as a people our instinctive self-loathing and how it has consequences on questions of ethics</a>, on aesthetics which disinherits and disenfranchises us," she said. <br /><br /></li> <li>The Leadership Institute of the Center for American Progress, a Washington think tank, is <a href="http://www.americanprogress.org/about/li-apply/" target="_blank">accepting applications</a> for the upcoming class of 2015 Leadership Institute Fellows. The Institute, led by <strong>Sam Fulwood III</strong>, formerly of the Plain Dealer in Cleveland and the Los Angeles Times, "seeks to shape the development and implementation of progressive public policies by increasing the ranks of policy experts drawn from communities of color. Our goal is to increase the participation of racial and ethnic minorities — who are vital to the nation’s future growth and prosperity — among the thinkers, shapers, and planners at every level of government, nonprofit organizations, media, and other groups that influence public policy. The application deadline is July 18.</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/fcc-vote-praised-saving-jobs-ownership-diversity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/fcc-vote-praised-saving-jobs-ownership-diversity#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 02:56:27 +0000 princeeditor 8353 at http://mije.org Time for Change in the Black Press? http://mije.org/richardprince/time-change-black-press <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 28, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/CBCF.png" alt="" width="183" height="108" />Author says papers have not kept up with today's readers; Curry has highest likability among newscasters of color; Ebony apologizes to RNC staffer After Twitter exchange; paper debuts digital magazine for black conservatives; "Restorative narrative" describes coping with trying times; Juju Chang replacing Cynthia McFadden on "Nightline"; is Putin playing to Russian racists with latest move?; Fusion special focuses on crisis in Venezuela; Doris E. Saunders dies at 92, librarian, writer, professor (3/28/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Black_Press">Author Says Papers Have Not Kept Up With Today's Readers </a></p> <p><a href="#ACurry">Curry Rated Most Liked Among Newscasters of Color </a><br /><br /><a href="#Ebony">Ebony Apologizes to RNC Staffer After Twitter Exchange </a><br /><br /><a href="#CurrentSee">Paper Debuts Digital Magazine for Black Conservatives </a><br /><a href="#Restorative "><br />"Restorative Narrative" Describes Coping With Trying Times </a><br /><br /><a href="#JChang">Juju Chang Replacing Cynthia McFadden on "Nightline" </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="Venezuela"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8352/#Venezuela">Fusion Special Focuses on Crisis in Venezuela</a></h2> <p>"Last night Fusion’s <strong> Mariana Atencio</strong> (@MarianaAtencio) hosted a primetime special on the ongoing crisis in Venezuela entitled #SOSVenezuela," Fusion, the partnership between ABC News and Univision, announced by email on Friday, enclosing <a title="a link" href="http://fus.in/1hc6ncC">a link</a> to the program.</p> <p>The crisis in Venezuela has been widely criticized as being undercovered in the United States.</p> <p>"At least 33 people have died in student protests plaguing Venezuela," the announcement said. "Anti-government leader <strong>Leopoldo Lopez</strong> has been in prison for a month. The mayor of the city with the strongest protests was imprisoned for allowing people to exercise their right to protest. Opposition Congresswoman <strong>Maria Corina Machado</strong> was stripped of her seat and is being blamed for treason, terrorism. 1700 students have been detained. But young people keep protesting against the deteriorating quality of life in Venezuela.</p> <p>"You haven’t heard much about the uprising because local censorship in Venezuela is brutal, international media has been dormant to the Venezuelan plight. The images of repression coming out of this country in past weeks point toward the fact that <strong>Nicolas Maduro's</strong> government has become more autocratic. But what caused Venezuela to unravel? Why should you care? Fusion wants to tell you the story of the 10 days that caused Venezuela to unravel, 10 days that began the fight for Venezuela's future."&nbsp;<a href="http://fusion.net/topic/Uprising_in_Venezuela/" target="_blank">More on Fusion's coverage</a>.</p> <ul> <li> Committee to Protect Journalists: <a href=" http://www.cpj.org/2014/03/venezuelan-journalists-attacked-detained-covering.php" target="_blank">Venezuelan journalists detained covering protests </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Peter Hart</strong>, Fairness &amp; Accuracy In Reporting: <a href="http://www.fair.org/blog/2014/03/26/who-is-dying-in-venezuela-a-revealing-nyt-correction/?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=who-is-dying-in-venezuela-a-revealing-nyt-correction" target="_blank">Who Is Dying in Venezuela? A Revealing NYT Correction </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="DSaunders"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8352/#DSaunders">Doris E. Saunders Dies at 92, Librarian, Writer, Professor</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Doris E. Saunders" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/D_Sanders.png" alt="Doris E. Saunders" width="183" height="216" /></p> <p><strong>Doris E. Saunders</strong>, a librarian and former journalist at Johnson Publishing Co. who retired in 1996 as chair of the Department of Mass Communications at Jackson State University, died Monday in Jackson, Miss., of complications from dementia, her daughter, <strong>Ann Saunders</strong>, told Journal-isms. She was 92.</p> <p>"Doris realized at an early age that she had a voracious appetite for literature and consumed it in its various forms with a passion," according to the draft of an obituary prepared for the funeral service, to be held Tuesday in Chicago. "Using her literary talents, she began her career in the Chicago Public Library System in 1942, later becoming its principal reference librarian in the Social Science and Business Department.</p> <p>"In January of 1949 she accepted the position of Librarian with the young firm of Johnson Publishing Company (JPC), which was just moving its offices into the old Hursen Funeral Home at 18th and Michigan Avenue. Following the move, she was instrumental in the process of cataloguing company documents and materials and specialized in doing background research for JPC's editorial staff. She later became Associate Editor of Negro Digest Magazine and in 1961, Director of JPC's Book Division.</p> <p>"While serving three stints in that capacity, from 1961–1966, 1973–1977, and again from 1997–2000, Doris contributed her editorial and compilation skills to numerous JPC publications including: 'The Day They Marched,' 1963; 'The Kennedy Years and the Negro,' 1964; 'The Negro Handbook.' 1966; 'The Ebony Handbook.' 1974; 'Black Society,' 1976; 'DuBois: A Pictorial Biography,' 1979; 'Wouldn't Take Nothin' for My Journey.' 1981; and 'Special Moments in African-American History: The Photographs of Moneta Sleet, Jr.,' in 1998.</p> <p>"In between the periods she worked for JPC and while raising two children, Doris was employed as a columnist for the Chicago Daily Defender and Chicago Courier newspapers, 1966-1973; and she was the Director of Community Relations for Chicago State University (CSU), 1968-1970. In that capacity she was instrumental in CSU's decision to locate its campus within Chicago's black community. Doris also held the position of Staff Associate at the University of Illinois-Chicago, 1970-1973.</p> <p>"In addition to her work in print media, Doris held positions in radio and television throughout the last four decades of the 20th century. In Chicago she hosted the radio show 'The Think Tank', 1971-72; she was both writer and producer of the television show, 'Our People,' 1968-70; and in Jackson MS., she produced/hosted the radio program, 'Faculty Review Forum' at station WJSU, 1987-93.</p> <p>"After completing two graduate degrees at Boston University, in 1977 Doris accepted the position of Professor of Print Journalism and Mass Communications at Jackson State University, (Jackson MS). In 1991 she became chair of the Department of Mass Communications, a position she held until her retirement in 1996. During this period Doris was also a Distinguished Minority lecturer at the University of Mississippi (Oxford MS), 1986-88, and a contributing author to many professional journals and magazines. . . .</p> <p>Services are scheduled Tuesday at the Church of St. Edmund, King &amp; Martyr, 6105 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago 60643. Visitation is at 10 a.m. and the service at 11.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/time-change-black-press" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/time-change-black-press#comments Sat, 29 Mar 2014 02:17:00 +0000 princeeditor 8352 at http://mije.org ABC News Moves on Diversifying Decision Makers http://mije.org/richardprince/abc-news-moves-diversifying-decision-makers-ii <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 26, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/BjhvuigIEAAe7OO.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" />Five of color on track to green-light stories, ideas; recovering from beating, arts journalist sees hate crime; online news outlets said to create 5,000 jobs; FCC chair Says his plan means more minority ownership; Indian country scoffs at team owner's plans for foundation; Marsh to retire after career at Gannett, Freedom Forum Paula Madison meets, films Chinese part of her family (3/26/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8350/#diversity">Five of Color on Track to Green-Light Stories, Ideas</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8350/#crime">Recovering From Beating, Arts Journalist Sees Hate Crime</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8350/#jobs">Online News Outlets Said to Create 5,000 Jobs</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8350/#fcc">FCC Chair Says His Plan Means More Minority Ownership</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8350/#indian">Indian Country Scoffs at Team Owner's Plans for Foundation</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/abc-news-moves-diversifying-decision-makers-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/abc-news-moves-diversifying-decision-makers-ii#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:56:50 +0000 princeeditor 8350 at http://mije.org Armstrong Williams Fears Losing TV Stations http://mije.org/richardprince/armstrong-williams-fears-losing-tv-stations <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 21, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/J_Hopkins_1.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="116" />To please critics, Sinclair retreats on pledge to sell; NABJ leader "concerned" about Media General-LIN merger; with 77% approval, blacks are biggest backers of ACA; video games said to reflect media view of blacks as violent; NPR ombudsman urges that "Redskins" be avoided; students Say TMZ insults Mexicans, community colleges; Sheila Johnson wants students to watch public affairs (3/21/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Returning March 26</em></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8347/#sinclair">To Please Critics, Sinclair Retreats on Pledge to Sell</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8347/#nabj">NABJ Leader "Concerned" About Media General-LIN Merger</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8347/#healthcare">With 77% Approval, Blacks Are Biggest Backers of ACA</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8347/#games">Video Games Said to Reflect Media View of Blacks as Violent</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8347/#npr">NPR Ombudsman Urges That "Redskins" Be Avoided</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/armstrong-williams-fears-losing-tv-stations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/armstrong-williams-fears-losing-tv-stations#comments Sat, 22 Mar 2014 02:36:45 +0000 princeeditor 8347 at http://mije.org FAMU Partners for 24-Hour Black News Channel http://mije.org/richardprince/famu-partners-24-hour-black-news-channel <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 19, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/B_TV.png" alt="" width="183" height="128" />Trustees approve 11-year collaboration with J.C. Watts; Cooke reportedly in line for "CBS Evening News" producer; Jackson, at Hewlett-Packard, pushes for high-tech diversity; Liggins gives Howard U. Communications School $4 million; Byron Pitts wins McGruder diversity award; ESPN ombudsman urges more on sports issues, not less; Miami Herald finds 477 kids died from state's inattention; black press says Obama disrespects by not giving interview (3/19/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Watts">Trustees Approve 11-Year Collaboration With J.C. Watts </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="Obama"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8343/#Obama">Black Press Says Obama Disrespects by Not Giving Interview</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.crewof42.com/news/black-press-chief-black-press-disrespected-during-obama-years/" target="_blank">This morning on #NewsOneNow with <strong>Roland Martin</strong>, National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) wire service Editor-in-Chief <strong>George Curry</strong></a> said the black press has been disrespected in recent years," <strong>Lauren Victoria Burke</strong> wrote Wednesday for crewof42.com.</p> <p>" 'There is a disrespect for the black press that we have not seen in recent years. For example, we have requested — every year — an interview with the President. He can ignore 200 black newspapers and 19 million viewers but he can give one to every stupid white comedian there is on TV, the black ones and the white ones, and has time for all types of [buffoonery] but they will not respect the black press enough to give us an interview,' Curry said on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin this morning. . . ."</p> <p>It's a familiar complaint from mainstream newspapers as well.</p> <p>"<a title="Why bother with The New York Times beat reporter when Obama can go on 'The View'?&quot;" href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/obama-the-puppet-master-87764.html">Why bother with The New York Times beat reporter when Obama can go on 'The View'?"</a>&nbsp;<strong>Jim VandeHei</strong> and <strong>Mike Allen</strong> wrote last year in Politico. &nbsp;They also wrote,&nbsp;"The president has not granted an interview to print reporters at The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Politico, and others in years. These are the reporters who are often most likely to ask tough, unpredictable questions.'. . . "</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As a candidate, Obama was asked in 2007 by <strong>Cheryl Smith</strong> of the Dallas Weekly why he had reached out to the black press, with whom the candidate held a conference call early that year, and whether he would continue to reach out if elected.</p> <p>Naming three Chicago black newspapers — the Defender, the Crusader and the Citizen — Obama said that when he served in the Illinois legislature, those papers would cover issues he was working on that the mainstream press would not.</p> <p>"<a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/obama-enough-black-enough" target="_blank">My attitude is that if you were covering me when nobody wanted to cover me, then they should cover me when everybody wants to cover me</a>. That attitude will continue when I'm in the White House," Obama said at a Las Vegas convention of the National Association of Black Journalists.</p> <p>As president, Obama seems to have altered his strategy.</p> <p>On March 3, Obama was on the "<strong>Ricky Smiley</strong> Morning Show" on the black-oriented network TV One discussing the Affordable Care Act <em>(<a href="http://buff.ly/1hZ5ouA " target="_blank">audio</a>)</em>. He also calls in periodically to the syndicated "<a href="http://www.mediaite.com/online/obama-previews-i-have-a-dream-anniversary-speech-says-mlk-would-have-liked-obamacare/" target="_blank"><strong>Tom Joyner </strong>Morning Show.</a>"</p> <p>The White House preferences seem to be broadcast over print, friendly questioners over others, larger audiences over smaller ones, and those the president finds <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/obama-likes-bull-sessions-columnists" target="_blank">intellectually challenging</a> or with whom he has a special rapport.</p> <p>Obama gave considerable time to <strong>David Remnick</strong>, editor of the New Yorker, <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/01/27/140127fa_fact_remnick?currentPage=all" target="_blank">for a 17,000-word New Yorker profile that appeared in January</a>.</p> <p>"<a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2014/01/david_remnick_s_obama_profile_the_new_yorker_s_profile_of_the_president.html " target="_blank">It was similar to the wide-ranging set of interviews the president gave <strong>Michael Lewis</strong> a year ago for a Vanity Fair profile</a>," <strong>John Dickerson</strong> wrote for Slate. "In the Lewis interview, the president was buoyant, game for Lewis' conceit to train a person for the presidency in 30 minutes. He invited the writer to play basketball with him and needled him for his sloppy defense. . . ."</p> <p>However, Lewis told a Lincoln Center audience in 2012 "<a href="http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/11/a-journalist-with-rare-access-to-obama-had-to-play-by-quote-rule/" target="_blank">that as a condition of cooperating with his story, the White House insisted on signing off on the quotes that would appear</a>,"<strong> Jeremy W. Peters</strong> reported for the New York Times. But "Mr. Lewis said that ultimately the White House disallowed very little of what he asked to use."</p> <p>In January 2013, <strong>Piers Morgan</strong>, the CNN host, asked "60 Minutes" correspondent <strong>Steve Kroft</strong>, "<a href="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/01/29/steve_kroft_on_why_obama_appears_on_60_minutes_i_think_he_knows_that_were_not_going_to_play_gotcha_with_him.html " target="_blank">Let me ask you at the top, why do you think he keeps coming to you? Because there's two schools of thought.</a> One, is that you're the most brilliant, penetrating interviewer on American television. And the other one is that you give him a soft time. Neither of which I suspect is entirely the true picture."</p> <p>Kroft replied, "No, I think that first of all, I think he likes '60 Minutes.' It's, you know, we have a huge audience. We have a format that suits him, it's long. We can do 12 minutes or 24 minutes. We do, you know, we do a good job of editing. And I've been doing these interviews with him since a few weeks before he declared his candidacy. So I covered him during the campaign and have kept doing it in the White House.</p> <p>"But I think it's a question of fairness. We have not — I think he knows that we're not going to play gotcha with him, that we're not going to go out of our way to make him look bad or stupid and we'll let him answer the questions."</p> <ul> <li><strong>Dylan Byers</strong>, Politico: <a title="The most transparent administration, cont." href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/03/the-most-transparent-administration-cont-185401.html">The most transparent administration, cont.</a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Tommy Christopher,</strong> Mediaite:&nbsp;<a title="Here's That Steve Harvey Interview You Missed During President Obama’s Press Conference" href="http://www.mediaite.com/tv/heres-that-steve-harvey-interview-you-missed-during-president-obamas-press-conference/">Here's That Steve Harvey Interview You Missed During President Obama’s Press Conference</a> <em>(Dec. 20, 2013)</em><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Mike Cavender</strong>, Radio Television Digital News Association: <a title="Hardly the &quot;most transparent administration in history&quot;" href="http://rtdna.org/article/hardly_the_most_transparent_administration_in_history#.UyqJt6hdX04">Hardly the "most transparent administration in history"</a><br /><br /></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/famu-partners-24-hour-black-news-channel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/famu-partners-24-hour-black-news-channel#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:19:56 +0000 princeeditor 8343 at http://mije.org N.Y. Times Vet Keller Calls Diversity a Must at His Startup http://mije.org/richardprince/ny-times-keller-calls-diversity-must-his-startup <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 17, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/B_Keller.png" alt="Bill Keller in 2011, as New York Times executive editor (Credit: CUNY Grad Schoo" width="183" height="126" />"Clear journalistic advantage" in writing about justice; on Ukraine's fringe is forgotten figure — David Duke; Obama administration censoring files more than ever; L.A. earthquake leaves anchors all shook up; defiant Pacifica leader won't allow "coup" to proceed; Tiffany Wu to lead Reuters America desk; reporting on Asian Americans better explains racism (3/17/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Keller">"Clear Journalistic Advantage" in Writing About Justice&nbsp;</a></p> <p><a href="#Ukraine">On Ukraine's Fringe is Forgotten Figure — David Duke </a><br /><br /><a href="#Censorship">Obama Administration Censoring Files More Than Ever </a><br /><br /><a href="#Earthquake ">L.A. Earthquake Leaves Anchors All Shook Up </a><br /><br /><a href="#Pacifica">Defiant Pacifica Leader Won't Allow "Coup" to Proceed </a><br /><br /><a href="#Wu">Tiffany Wu to Lead Reuters America Desk </a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/ny-times-keller-calls-diversity-must-his-startup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/ny-times-keller-calls-diversity-must-his-startup#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 03:08:10 +0000 princeeditor 8340 at http://mije.org Diversity Protests Get Startups' Attention http://mije.org/richardprince/diversity-protests-get-startups-attention <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 14, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/Bisc2GZIMAAD7wk%20%281%29.jpg" alt="" width="376" height="144" />Alarm sounded at expansion of young white male network; after "a couple" of layoffs, Essence adds editors; Lemon one of four to try Out Piers Morgan's CNN slot; ex-Politico writer finds working retail nasty, brutish; harassment of journalists continues in Crimea; NAHJ appeals for aid to member widowed by blast; Clyburn seeks compromise on joint service agreements; Bert Medley, online journalism pioneer, dies at 69 (3/14/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8339/#diversity">Alarm Sounded at Expansion of Young White Male Network</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8339/#essence">After "a Couple" of Layoffs, Essence Adds Editors</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8339/#lemon">Lemon One of Four to Try Out Piers Morgan's CNN Slot</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8339/#politico">Ex-Politico Writer Finds Working Retail Nasty, Brutish</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8339/#crimea">Harassment of Journalists Continues in Crimea</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="medley"></a></p> <h2><a title="Bert Medley, Online Journalism Pioneer, Dies at 69" href="http://mije.org/node/8339/#medley">Bert Medley, Online Journalism Pioneer, Dies at 69</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Bert Medley" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Bert%20Medley.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="241" /></p> <p><strong>Bert Medley</strong>, a former NBC producer and online journalism pioneer, died Tuesday after battling cancer, his former NBC colleague <strong>Allison Davis</strong> told Journal-isms. He was 69.</p> <p>"Ever the producer, Bert Medley has planned his funeral and<a href="http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens/2014/03/12/bert-medley-broadcast-journalist-digital-innovator-succumbs-to-cancer/" target="_blank"> his obit has been pretty much written. I’ve excerpted parts below</a>," Davis wrote by email.</p> <p>"Bert had a long and impressive career in broadcast journalism. It was cut shorter than he would've liked by cancer. You never saw his face or heard his voice. Producers don't do that. They work behind the scenes coordinating the work of on-air reporters, photographers, video editors and program writers. The stories he produced were creative, informative and memorable. He had an extraordinary eye and was an amazing story teller. And it all began in the basement of a high school friend in suburban Philadelphia. It was the late 50s-early 60s. He attended an integrated school. He told a fellow student, a white boy who was also a Seventh-day Adventist, of his interest in radio. The classmate invited him to his home and showed Bert the low power radio station in his basement. &nbsp;'He had some pretty good equipment,' Bert recalled. 'There were two nice turntables and a high quality control board.'</p> <p>"From there, through college days at Temple University he would end up working for NBC in Washington, DC, Cleveland, Atlanta, Tel Aviv, and eventually New York City. There were many turning points in his career as a news producer at NBC. But it was his teaming up with correspondent <strong>Bob Dotson</strong> from 1975 to 1984 that had the most impact. Their pieces were for the Today Show segment '...in Pursuit of the American Dream.'</p> <p>"….. He was also a futurist. He saw early on that the future distribution tool for news was not on the television screen or in print, but would live in a much more personal space that would engage the viewer in new and innovative ways. Bert invested in a computer long before it was a household staple. He realized that this device sitting on top of a desk could engage the 'viewer' with words, pictures and sound. He recognized that this rich multi-media experience controlled and guided by the user could have a much greater impact on presenting news content than the passivity of the television screen.</p> <p>"And he was an integral part of a pioneering team at NBC News bringing original news content to the internet. Even before MSNBC.com, there was NBC [SuperNet] and it was Bert and his vision that helped to lead a small band of digital news pioneers to this new age of journalism.</p> <p>" 'Bert was also instrumental in bringing his television broadcast colleagues to this new frontier,' said Allison Davis, who led the SuperNet team. 'Few understood this digital realm but Bert led the network correspondents by the hand, teaching those who wanted to come aboard to 'think differently.'</p> <p>"In 1995, there was no book or script. There was no model to follow. NBC was the first broadcaster to go online and arguably the first news organization to produce original journalism on the internet.</p> <p>" 'We made it up as we went along. Bert created content and sweet talked his way into using the servers of the parent company, General Electric, that provided the hosting, storage and distribution of our original NBC News content,' Davis said. Every Friday, Bert worked late to build an online page that chronicled the week's news. There was even a news quiz with a T-shirt prize for the user who was first to answer the questions correctly. It wasn't long before NBC [SuperNet] was absorbed by the partnership between NBC News and Microsoft. Bert was tapped to help direct news coverage at MSNBC.com; his last position at NBC News but certainly not his last job in the digital world.</p> <p>"His work at NBC was recognized with awards from The Associated Press, Women in Communications, the Catholic Academy and the Epilepsy Foundation of America."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Chris Ariens</strong>, TVNewser: <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/nbc-news-digital-pioneer-bert-medley-has-died_b217078" target="_blank">NBC News Digital Pioneer Bert Medley Has Died </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/diversity-protests-get-startups-attention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/diversity-protests-get-startups-attention#comments Sat, 15 Mar 2014 02:37:33 +0000 princeeditor 8339 at http://mije.org Ex-Vibe Editor Out at Essence http://mije.org/richardprince/ex-vibe-editor-out-essence <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 10, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/Esq1.jpeg" alt="" width="183" height="136" />Emil Wilbekin's exit confirmed after companywide layoffs; Aaron McGruder's latest, "Black Jesus," picked up for TV; how civil rights movement expanded freedom of the press; journalists facing harassment, intimidation in Crimea; Juan Williams defends Armstrong Williams' station ownership; are entertainment reporters forgetting the journalism? (3/10/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Returning March 14</em></p> <p><a href="#Wilbekin">Emil Wilbekin's Exit Confirmed After Companywide Layoffs </a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/ex-vibe-editor-out-essence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/ex-vibe-editor-out-essence#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:26:27 +0000 princeeditor 8329 at http://mije.org Bill Whitaker to Join "60 Minutes" http://mije.org/richardprince/bill-whitaker-join-60-minutes <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 7, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/SD_Mayor.jpeg" alt="" width="183" height="103" />30-Year correspondent follows Ed Bradley, Byron Pitts; Guatemalan says he was mislabeled as immigration agent; CNN gives Don Lemon 5-week run in prime time; digital divide aided by lack of parental savvy; Dallas anchor signs off before national audience; RTDNA director, NABJ leader differ on "shared services"; "12 Years a Slave," N-word continue to feed commentary; Oregonian editor Peter Bhatia leaving to teach in Arizona (3/7/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Whitaker">30-Year Correspondent Follows Ed Bradley, Byron Pitts </a></p> <p><a href="#Ramos">Guatemalan Says He Was Mislabeled as Immigration Agent</a><br /><br /><a href="#Lemon">CNN Gives Don Lemon 5-Week Run in Prime Time</a></p> <p><a href="#Lemon"></a><a href="#DigitalDivide">Digital Divide Aided by Lack of Parental Savvy</a><br /><br /><a href="#Campos">Dallas Anchor Signs Off Before National Audience </a><br /><br /><a href="#RTDNA ">RTDNA Director, NABJ Leader Differ on "Shared Services"</a><br /><a href="#Nword"><br />"12 Years a Slave," N-Word Continue to Feed Commentary </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="Bhatia"></a></p> <p><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Editor Peter Bhatia announced Thursday that he is leaving the Oregonian to teach at Arizona State University. (Credit: Mike Zacchino/Oregonian)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/full_column/u678/mmmain-529x352.jpeg" alt="Editor Peter Bhatia announced Thursday he is leaving The Oregonian to teach at A" width="529" height="352" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/node/8328/#Bhatia"> Oregonian Editor Peter Bhatia Leaving to Teach in Arizona</a></h2> <p>"<a title="Peter Bhatia, the top editor at The Oregonian, is leaving the state's largest newspaper for a one-year teaching job at Arizona State University" href="http://www.wweek.com/portland/blog-31342- oregonian_editor_peter_bhatia_leaving_for_arizona_state.html"><strong>Peter Bhatia</strong>, the top editor at The Oregonian, is leaving the state's largest newspaper for a one-year teaching job at Arizona State University</a>," <strong>Aaron Mesh</strong> reported Thursday for Willamette Week, a Portland weekly.</p> <p>"Bhatia announced his departure to his staff this afternoon at 3 pm, leading to a flurry of Twitter posts before official confirmation on Oregonlive.com.</p> <p>"Oregonian Media Group, the new company formed by owners Advance Publications Inc. last year, will conduct a national search for his replacement. . . ."</p> <p>Bhatia, <a href="http://www.rediff.com/news/1999/dec/10us2.htm" target="_blank">whose roots are in India</a>, is among the highest-ranking Asian Americans in the news business and is a former president of the American Society of News Editors.</p> <p>"Arizona State released an announcement this afternoon that Bhatia will join the Cronkite School as the next <strong>Edith Kinney Gaylord</strong> Visiting Professor," Willamette Week&nbsp;continued.</p> <p>"Bhatia will start the yearlong appointment this summer, the university said in a press release, 'working with more than two dozen students from across the country in the Carnegie-Knight News21 initiative, an in-depth multimedia journalism experience based at Cronkite. In the fall semester, he will teach Journalism Ethics and Diversity. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> Oregonian: <a href=" http://www.oregonlive.com/editors/index.ssf/2014/03/oregonian_editor_peter_bhatia_1.html" target="_blank"> Oregonian Editor Peter Bhatia to take teaching job at Arizona State University </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/bill-whitaker-join-60-minutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/bill-whitaker-join-60-minutes#comments Sat, 08 Mar 2014 03:24:39 +0000 princeeditor 8328 at http://mije.org Abu-Jamal Roars Back Into the Headlines http://mije.org/richardprince/abu-jamal-case-roars-back-headlines <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 5, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/Mumia_SellSheetcopy.jpeg" alt="" width="183" height="114" />Senate nixes Obama pick, citing work for jailed journalist; political writer sought for "user's guide to the news"; Peter Goodman, who sought diversity at HuffPost, to exit; "critically important" for blacks to Cover Ukraine crisis; journalists say Egypt tortured them, denied medical care; blacks lead in viewing TV; Asians in Internet-connected devices; "Black Zapruder" film documents Malcolm X killing; black college opposes end of deals with TV stations; writing beyond "a bunch of immigrants dancing on stage" (3/5/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Mumia">Senate Nixes Obama Pick, Citing Work for Jailed Journalist </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="FCC"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8324/#FCC">Black College Opposes End of Deals With TV Stations</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/pai-pitches-diversity-value-jsas/129604" target="_blank">FCC commissioner <strong>Ajit Pai</strong> continued his pushback on FCC chairman <strong>Tom Wheeler's</strong> expected vote</a> later this month to make some joint sales agreements (JSAs) attributable under ownership rules," <strong>John Eggerton</strong> reported Wednesday for Broadcasting &amp; Cable.</p> <p>"Pai in a public statement Wednesday showcased a meeting he had held last week with <strong>Pervis Parker</strong>, general manager of WLOO-TV Jackson, Miss., which is owned by historically African American Tougaloo College.</p> <p>"It is one of a few — only three or four total — African American-owned TV stations in the country, Pai points out. But Pai said Pervis told him the only reason the station could broadcast in HD, air high school sports, or launch student-produced locally originated programming was because of a joint sales agreement with WDBD. . . ."</p> <p>Meanwhile, the activist media group Free Press updated its census of African American-owned television stations.</p> <p>Free Press previously said there were none remaining. However, the organization now says, "The owner of WJYS in the Chicago DMA did not identify as African American in the 2011 FCC ownership filing we based our reporting here on. However, in previous filings, the station's co-owners self-identified as African American. And in its most recent filing, posted on the FCC site after our report came out, the owners selected every race."</p> <p><strong>Joseph Stroud</strong>, founder and president of Jovon Broadcasting of Hammond, Ind., owner of WJYS, <a href="http://www.propublica.org/article/burris-15-million-pal-090209" target="_blank">provided $1.57 million for former <strong>Sen. Roland Burris'</strong> 2002 bid for Illinois governor</a>, Pro Publica reported.</p> <p>The Free Press census also did not count stations owned by <strong>Armstrong Williams</strong>, who reported in November that he had won approval from the FCC to buy WEYI-TV, an NBC affiliate in the Flint/Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, Mich., market, and WWMB-TV, a CW affiliate in the Myrtle Beach/Florence, S.C., market, near Williams' hometown of Marion, S.C.</p> <p>The stations were acquired by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., and turned over to Williams under shared service agreements. Free Press and other opponents see shared service and joint sales agreements as big companies' end runs around ownership limits.</p> <p>Williams also plans to acquire WMMP-TV in Charleston, S.C., from Sinclair.</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="Kalita"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8324/#Kalita">Writing Beyond "A Bunch of Immigrants Dancing on Stage"</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" title="S. Mitra Kalita (Credit: CUNY Television)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/SM_Kalita.jpeg" alt="S. Mitra Kalita (Credit: CUNY Television)" width="183" height="182" /></p> <p>Last month, the Association of Opinion Journalists put out a call for pieces "<a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/black-press-did-not-seek-grant-money-morocco-trip#MIJETwitterChat" target="_blank">looking back to the era of racial blinders in media</a>, or current blinders, relevant mostly to people who do professional writing, editing or audio-video producing of opinion for a public audience."</p> <p>The collection <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/angelo-henderson-praised-doer#Georgia" target="_blank">was published last week</a>, but one anecdote didn't make the package.</p> <p>"In the spring of 2004, I wrote a <a href="http://www.sikhsangat.com/index.php?/topic/25597-dancing-between-cultures-and-having-a-great-time/" target="_blank">story for the Washington Post</a> on 'Bhangra Blowout,' a competition hosted by George Washington University where groups of Indian students from across the country tried to out-dance each other," <strong>S. Mitra Kalita</strong>, ideas editor for qz.com, wrote. "I was struck by how authentic each tried to be, the money some troupes had spent for instruction in India, the choreography that called for real drummers onstage. This was so unlike the <strong>Jay Z</strong>-mixed bhangra that played on the radio.</p> <p>"Let's roll back the tape a bit to my entry into journalism. It was the politically correct mid-1990s where diversity workshops taught (brainwashed) us to use our backgrounds as a lens to cover the world, especially the untold stories. Cover communities from the inside out. Make stories relevant to mainstream audiences, revelatory to the subjects. I'd spend the next decade applying those rules as a reporter covering business, immigration, education. For the most part, editors at the Washington Post encouraged that approach.</p> <p>"And so I tried the same covering that dance contest. I reported the story on a Saturday night, on my own time. And then headed to the office on Sunday to file it. And waited for editing.</p> <p>"At first, he sent a message. 'Mitra, can you come over here?' I head to his desk. It was a guy who I'd never worked with before.</p> <p>"So I don't understand half this story. First, what is bhangra? Don't you think the lead should be more stepback?"</p> <p>"Not really. I mean, I do define bhangra but I think we want to try to tell a story that is beyond just a bunch of immigrants dancing on stage, no?'</p> <p>"And then came the line: 'When you write these stories,' he said, 'you've got to think about white guys like me. Eating our bagels, sipping our coffee in the morning. We're the audience.'</p> <p>" 'Got it.'</p> <p>"I tweaked the lead — and vowed to spend my entire career proving him wrong. Sadly, newspaper circulation figures beat me to it."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/abu-jamal-case-roars-back-headlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/abu-jamal-case-roars-back-headlines#comments Thu, 06 Mar 2014 03:20:29 +0000 princeeditor 8324 at http://mije.org Blacks, Latinos Find Much to Like in Oscar http://mije.org/richardprince/blacks-latinos-find-much-oscar <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 3, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/Lupita_Oscars.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="116" />Biggest audience for an entertainment show Since '04; On the N-word, is it John Ridley vs. John Ridley?; firefighters rescue reporter stuck in mud after stand-up; lack of blacks covering Ukraine, and perhaps that's OK; Venezuela releases journalist as others urge attention; Angelo Henderson family says cause of death misdiagnosed; Lateef Mungin, CNN reporter "who brought the funny," 41; young Latinos don't want separate dialogue, TV exec says. (3/3/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Oscars">Biggest Audience for an Entertainment Show Since '04 </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="Hispanics"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8322/#Hispanics">Young Latinos Don't Want Separate Dialogue, TV Exec Says</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/27/voices-gomez-hispanic-media/5845059/" target="_blank">American firms trying to tap into the fast-growing Hispanic market, particularly those in the news business</a>, are receiving a very clear message: Good luck," <strong>Alan Gomez</strong> wrote from Miami Friday for USA Today.</p> <p>"The lights are going out at CNN Latino, a year-old experiment by the news network to reach America's 53 million Hispanics with Spanish-language programming. That comes three months after the shutdown of NBCLatino.com, an English-language attempt that targeted the same demographic.</p> <p>"The closures do not indicate any slowdown in the growth of the Hispanic population — it remains the fastest-growing demographic in the U.S. and is expected to increase from 17% of the population to 26% by 2050, according to the Pew Hispanic Center.</p> <p>"The trouble is, the Hispanic population is so varied and its interests so diverse that it's difficult to cater to it. That's especially true when it comes to crafting news coverage, with outlets not even sure which language to use. . . ."</p> <p>Gomez also wrote, "Officials at Fusion, a joint venture between ABC and Univision that debuted last year, learned that complicated lesson before they went on air. Fusion CEO <strong>Isaac Lee</strong> said the team spoke with thousands of young Hispanics and learned that they weren't interested in programming that would appeal only to them.</p> <p>" 'Young Hispanics do not want us to have a separate dialogue with them just because they are Hispanic. They want a broader conversation that acknowledges they are in the room and that speaks to their values,' Lee said. 'Something we have talked a lot about is winking at Hispanics, focusing on the cultural nuances that a Hispanic consumer will certainly recognize, but a non-Hispanic might not see at all.'</p> <p>"The ability to weave among different kinds of media makes the Hispanic demographic hard to pin down. But it isn't stopping American businesses from trying. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/blacks-latinos-find-much-oscar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/blacks-latinos-find-much-oscar#comments Tue, 04 Mar 2014 03:38:36 +0000 8322 at http://mije.org Did Obama Just Become "The Black President"? http://mije.org/richardprince/did-obama-just-become-black-president <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 28, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/BhhXiUNCYAAgT2h.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />Reaction to plans for young men: "at last," "not so fast"; under fire, FCC drops study on barriers to media entry; columnist fired, top editor reportedly out in El Diario; words from black mothers who lost sons to violence; . . in U.K.: "Look around, all the camera people are white"; Detroit outlets partner to report from "grass roots"; worldwide protest urges Egypt to free journalists; desperate African migrants feel brunt of police in Morocco; learn how to become an opinion writer (2/28/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8319/#keeper">Reaction to Plans for Young Men: "At Last," "Not So Fast"</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8319/#fcc">Under Fire, FCC Drops Study on Barriers to Media Entry</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8319/#diario">Columnist Fired, Top Editor Reportedly Out at El Diario</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8319/#lucia">Words From Black Mothers Who Lost Sons to Violence</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8319/#doreen">. . . In U.K.: "Look Around, All the Camera People Are White</a>"</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="morocco"></a><a title="Desperate African Migrants Feel Brunt of Police in Morocco" href="http://mije.org/node/8319/#morocco">Desperate African Migrants Feel Brunt of Police in Morocco</a></h2> <p>Morocco has begun a public relations offensive aimed at African Americans, as evidenced by a January expenses-paid trip accepted by the National Newspaper Publishers Association, partial sponsorship of a National Association of Black Journalists event and a meeting there by the National Bar Association. But a story by <strong>Suzanne Daley</strong> Thursday in the New York Times reports that relations between Morocco and other blacks — those arriving from elsewhere in Africa — are tense.</p> <p><a href="http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/02/28/world/europe/africans-battered-and-broke-surge-to-europes-door.html?_r=0&amp;referrer=" target="_blank">"It is easy to pick out the new arrivals at the shelter for immigrants here on this tiny patch of Spain in North Africa,"</a> Daley reported from Melilla, Spain. "One man limps by on crutches with a plaster cast on his ankle. Another has a bandaged arm in a sling. <strong>Abbdol Cisse</strong>, 19, had stitches on his face.</p> <p>" 'The police in Morocco were throwing stones at us, at our heads,' Mr. Cisse said recently, explaining his injuries. 'They had metal bars, and they hit our legs while we were climbing.'</p> <p>Daley also wrote, "For most of the men, the assaults on fences represent the final push to get to Europe after more than two years of traveling or living in the hills behind Melilla, on the outskirts of the Moroccan city of Nador, in desperate conditions.</p> <p>"In the Moroccan woods, some of the men sleep in caves or under sheets of plastic, searching for food in the garbage cans of Nador. On a recent visit, five of the men appeared to have broken legs, and three had broken arms from encounters with the Moroccan police, they said. They asked for visits from the Red Cross.</p> <p>"But few had any idea of going home. 'I have spent two years traveling by land from Cameroon to here, and almost two years more hiding here in the woods,' said <strong>Musa Bankura</strong>, 36. "My family has spent all their savings. I can’t go back home now with nothing.' &nbsp;"</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="opinion"></a><a title="Learn How to Become an Opinion Writer" href="http://mije.org/node/8319/#opinion">Learn How to Become an Opinion Writer</a></h2> <p>"Experienced minority journalists have until March 24 to apply for the <a href="http://www.minoritywritersseminar.org/" target="_blank">intensive seminar on opinion writing May 1-4 at the [former] Freedom Forum Diversity Institute at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee</a>," the Association of Opinion Journalists Foundation announced.</p> <p>"Participants explore the nuts-and-bolts of writing opinion in a 'boot camp' environment and hear presentations from nationally known speakers, said program director <strong>Tommy Denton</strong>, retired editorial page editor and past president of the Association of Opinion Journalists Foundation," which has co-sponsored the highly successful seminar in partnership with the Diversity Institute.</p> <p>"Veteran members of AOJ lead simulated editorial board meetings and oversee and critique the writing of two opinion pieces during the seminar.</p> <p>"The seminar also features presentations by nationally known speakers including <strong>Val Hoeppner</strong>, a digital journalist who will discuss social media skills in today's communications world. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/did-obama-just-become-black-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/did-obama-just-become-black-president#comments Sat, 01 Mar 2014 05:18:21 +0000 princeeditor 8319 at http://mije.org Defending N-Word Use in NFL Puts Writers in Awkward Posture http://mije.org/richardprince/defending-n-word-nfl-puts-writers-awkward-posture <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 26, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/Common_OTL.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="105" />Newsrooms don't allow words for which athletes get a pass; in anti-LBGT climate, Uganda paper names "200 top" gays; Hong Kong editor slashed by attacker with meat cleaver; FCC member denies attempt to chill journalists' speech; NAHJ president urges protection of Mexican journalists; Latino leader faults foreign owners of El Diario; "16 women journalists to watch in the Middle East"; "12 Years a Slave" author's kin saw ending on his 3rd try. (2/26/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Common">Newsrooms Don't Allow Words for Which Athletes Get a Pass </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="Adams"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8316/#Adams">"12 Years a Slave" Author's Kin Saw Ending on His 3rd Try</a></h2> <p>"With the Oscars just a few days away, WNYC and PRI’s 'The Takeaway' examines the real stories that have inspired some of this year's Best Picture nominees," the New York public radio station announces.</p> <p>"Host <strong>John Hockenberry</strong> sits down with <strong>Clayton Adams</strong>, the great-great-great-grandson of <strong>Solomon Northup</strong>, whose memoir inspired the film '12 Years a Slave,' to <a href="http://www.thetakeaway.org/story/real-people-best-pictures-descendant-12-years-slave-memoirist/" target="_blank">discuss what the film and Northup's memoir meant to Adams and his family</a><em> (audio).</em> Adams also imagines what he might say if he were to accept the Best Picture Oscar in this poignant and touching interview."</p> <p>Of his experience seeing "12 Years a Slave," Adams said, "I saw the movie three times, it took me three times just to be able to stay to the end to actually see the ending. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/defending-n-word-nfl-puts-writers-awkward-posture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/defending-n-word-nfl-puts-writers-awkward-posture#comments Thu, 27 Feb 2014 04:11:58 +0000 princeeditor 8316 at http://mije.org Angelo Henderson Praised as a "Doer" http://mije.org/richardprince/angelo-henderson-praised-doer <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 24, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/dm-henderson-funeral1481.jpg" alt="Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., told mourners at Angelo Henderson&#039;s funeral Monday t" width="183" height="122" /> Journalism wasn't producing change fast enough; Tamron Hall named co-host for third hour of "Today"; MSNBC shuffles chairs to prepare for new shows; is Don Lemon a possibility for the Piers Morgan slot?; Justice Dept. revises rules for seizures in leak probes; paid summer internships found to be cut nearly by half; NAHJ president scores attacks on journalists in Venezuela; opinion writers debate bigots' letters, rebel symbols; Thomas Picou dies, longtime exec at Chicago Defender. (2/24/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8312/#Henderson">Journalism Wasn't Producing Change Fast Enough</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="Georgia"></a></p> <p><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Georgia has released a new specialty license tag that features the Confederate battle flag, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, &amp;quot;inflaming civil rights advocates and renewing a debate on what images should appear on state-issued materials.&amp;quot;" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/full_column/u678/NEW_confederate_tag-538x271.JPG" alt="Georgia has released a new specialty license tag that features the Confederate b" width="538" height="271" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/node/8312/#Georgia">Opinion Writers Debate Bigots' Letters, Rebel Symbols</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.opinionjournalists.org/news/2014/02/18/masthead/hateful-voicemail-confederate-symbols/" target="_blank">OK, so Valentine's Day is past, but Black History Month continues</a>," <strong>John McClelland</strong>, editor of The Masthead, publication of the Association of Opinion Journalists, wrote last week. "And it has enduring lessons for all of us about the persistence of bigotry, and the fact that civil rights apply to all — or should.</p> <p>"Masthead has a multi-part package: this piece, and others on <a href="http://www.opinionjournalists.org/news/2014/02/18/masthead/racial-blinkers-in-the-press/" target="_blank">editorial pages' tepid attention to the persistence of Confederate memorials in public places</a> in the era of '12 Years a Slave,' and a review of past editors' blinkers about civil rights.</p> <p>"After several years in academia, I marvel at how today's working editors, columnists and bloggers cope with the onslaught of bile that anonymous digital comment allows the trolls to spew. It's been a topic in Masthead, at NCEW and AOJ conventions, and in the members-only online discussion list, several times in recent years," he continued, referring to the National Conference of Editorial Writers, the former name of the organization.</p> <p>"Many of us who have had bylines, columns or hot-seat jobs in journalism have had 'secret admirers,' in <strong>Mark E. McCormick’s</strong> words about one particularly crude and persistent middle-of-the-night caller.</p> <p>"McCormick's 2003 column in the Wichita Eagle, forwarded by <strong>Richard Prince,</strong> reminded me of a turd-bucket full of 1970s hate mail to my office. That was paper; McCormick's was voicemail; now it is largely email or online comment. The hatefulness endures, and now it has more vituperative political, as well as racial, twists.</p> <p>"The prolific McCormick wrote, 'I have a secret admirer. Every so often, she leaves me voice mail so overflowing with passion that it would be unsuitable for me to share.'</p> <p>"He said he imagined her features, dreams — and clothes: 'From the content of her messages, I'd guess a flowing white sheet and a matching pointed dunce hat.'</p> <p>"He discussed details of her racist rants, then stated that yes, bigots like this still live among us. He said, 'We rarely encourage them by writing about them, because they don't represent the vast majority of Americans.'</p> <p>"That recalled some NCEW-AOJ discussion list debates of whether to print bigots' letters or allow their online comments, and whether to respond. One faction said vitriol erodes credibility and drives away legitimate potential reader-contributors; the other side said we have a responsibility to let the public see what kinds of creatures slither about under the rocks and toadstools of society. The topic of screening or editing never goes away.</p> <p>"Already seeing the makings of the digital cesspool 11 years ago, McCormick added: 'They operate without names … firing fearful missives from anonymity's grassy knoll … the unfriendly fire that journalists encounter in our efforts to connect with readers.'</p> <p>"My hat is off to the working pros who get the **** while they do difficult, expanding, valuable jobs."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Javier E. David</strong>, the Grio: <a href="http://thegrio.com/2014/02/20/is-it-time-for-african-americans-to-surrender-on-the-confederate-flag-issue/#54453006" target="_blank">Is it time for African-Americans to surrender on the Confederate flag issue? </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Bruce Drake</strong>, Pew Research Center: <a href="http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/02/21/more-hate-crimes-motivated-by-victims-ethnicity/" target="_blank">More hate crimes motivated by victims’ ethnicity </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Steve Matrazzo</strong>, Dundalk (Md.) Eagle: <a href="http://www.opinionjournalists.org/news/2014/02/18/masthead/lost-cause-myth-endures/" target="_blank">'Lost Cause' myth endures </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>John McClelland</strong>, the Masthead: <a href="http://www.opinionjournalists.org/news/2014/02/18/masthead/do-reb-symbols-invite-editorial-attack/" target="_blank">Do Reb symbols invite editorial attack? Mixed views of perceived media inertia on Confederate monuments </a><br /><br /></li> <li> Media Matters for America: <a href="http://mediamatters.org/video/2014/02/23/cnns-brian-stelter-hits-media-failure-to-call-o/198187" target="_blank">CNN's Brian Stelter Hits Media Failure To Call Out Hate Speech: Why Not Show "Some Backbone"? </a><br /><br /></li> <li> NewsOne staff:<a href=" http://newsone.com/2911829/12-years-a-slave-public-high-school-curriculum/" target="_blank">&nbsp;'12 Years A Slave' To Be Incorporated Into Public High School Curriculum </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Craig Schneider</strong>, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: <a href="http://www.ajc.com/news/news/national/new-confederate-license-plate-brings-skirmishes/ndTDL/" target="_blank">New Confederate license plate stirs controversy in Georgia </a><br /><br /></li> <li><a title="Where Are Monuments to Black Heroes of Reconstruction? " href="http://mije.org/richardprince/negro-cocaine-fiend-stories-echo-100-years-later#reconstruction"> Where Are Monuments to Black Heroes of Reconstruction? </a><em>(Feb. 3)</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="Picou"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8312/#Picou">Thomas Picou Dies, Longtime Exec at Chicago Defender</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Thomas Picou" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/T_Picou.jpg" alt="Thomas Picou" width="183" height="187" /></p> <p>"Memorial services were being planned this week for <strong>Thomas Maurice Sengstacke Picou</strong>, a longtime businessman and black media executive who died here last week of a heart attack following a medical procedure," a news release datelined Los Angeles announced on Monday. "He was 76.</p> <p>"Picou was former president and chairman of Real Times [Media], corporate owners of the Chicago Defender, the iconic newspaper whose attacks on racism and promotion of opportunities for blacks almost single-handedly fueled the Great Migration of southern blacks to northern cities from 1910 through the 1930s.</p> <p>"Picou also was the nephew of longtime Defender publisher <strong>John H. Sengstacke</strong>, who assumed the helm of the historic newspaper at age 28 and made his mark by establishing the Negro Newspaper Publisher's Association — a federation of black newspapers – and converting the Defender from a weekly newspaper to a daily.</p> <p>"Sengstacke and his wife, <strong>Myrtle, </strong>raised Picou as their own son after Picou's mother died in the 1950s. From that point on, Picou was a vital part of the Sengstacke and Chicago Defender families, longtime associates said.</p> <p>"During his long tenure at the Defender, Picou evolved into a hard-working, community-minded executive who had his foot planted firmly in the past but his eye focused sharply on the future, said longtime friend and associate <strong>David M. Milliner</strong>. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/angelo-henderson-praised-doer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/angelo-henderson-praised-doer#comments Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:30:28 +0000 princeeditor 8312 at http://mije.org Gregory Kane, Conservative Voice, Dies at 62 http://mije.org/richardprince/gregory-kane-conservative-columnist-dies-62 <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 19, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><br /><img class="caption" src="/files/u422/greg_kane.jpg" alt="Gregory Kane" width="192" height="166" align="left" />Ex-Baltimore Sun writer went against the grain; Brian Williams apologizes to Arsenio Hall; Moroccan editor temporarily free, faces terrorism charges; count for women of color shows "extreme fluctuations"; Sharpe, Marino out, Gonzalez in at "NFL Today" (2/19/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Abbreviated column today<br /> Returning February 24</em></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8303/#Kane">Ex-Baltimore Sun Writer Went Against the Grain</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8303/#Arsenio">Brian Williams Apologizes to Arsenio Hall</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8303/#Morocco">Moroccan Editor Temporarily Free, Faces Terrorism Charges</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8303/#women">Count for Women of Color Shows "Extreme Fluctuations"</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8303/#NFLToday">Sharpe, Marino Out; Gonzalez In at "NFL Today"</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/gregory-kane-conservative-columnist-dies-62" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/gregory-kane-conservative-columnist-dies-62#comments Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:22:43 +0000 princeeditor 8303 at http://mije.org Jordan Davis Case Lights Up Social Media http://mije.org/richardprince/jordan-davis-case-lights-social-media <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 17, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/promo_JordanVigil_0.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="137" /> Fear of young black men cited after news of jury verdict; Angelo Henderson Had "basically a heart attack"; new Chicago FM sports talk station still hiring; press freedom, rights groups urge Morocco to free editor; Ray Hanania tries again to organize Arab American journalists; Comcast merger said to target residential Internet market; Supreme Court reporter switches to race relations; Polk award goes to N.Y. Times series on child homelessness (2/17/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Returning February 24</em></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8302/#davis">Fear of Young Black Men Cited After News of Jury Verdict</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8302/#angelo">Angelo Henderson Had "Basically a Heart Attack"</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8302/#griffith">New Chicago FM Sports Talk Station Still Hiring</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8302/#morocco">Press Freedom, Rights Groups Urge Morocco to Free Editor</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8302/#arab">Hanania Tries Again to Organize Arab American Journalists</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="polk"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="In a photo from the New York Times series on child homelessness, Nijai, the legally blind, 10-year-old sister of Dasani, the preteen central character, sleeps on a mattress that has come apart at the seams, its rusted coils splayed. (Credit: Ruth Fremson/New York Times)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/full_column/u678/NYTimes_Img1-538x358.jpg" alt="In a photo from the New York Times series on child homelessness, Nijai, the lega" width="538" height="358" /></p> <h2><a title="Polk Award Goes to N.Y. Times Series on Child Homelessness" href="http://mije.org/node/8302/#polk">Polk Award Goes to N.Y. Times Series on Child Homelessness</a></h2> <p>"<a href=" http://www.liu.edu/Brooklyn/About/News/Press-Releases/2014/February/LIU-Announces-2013-George-Polk-Awards-in-Journalism" target="_blank"><strong>Andrea Elliott</strong> of The New York Times will receive the <strong>George Polk</strong> Award for Local Reporting for 'Invisible Child</a>,' her riveting five-part series focusing on one of 22,000 homeless children in New York City," Long Island University announced on Monday. "After encountering an engaging 11-year-old girl, <strong>Dasani Coates</strong>, outside a Brooklyn homeless shelter, Elliott spent 15 months virtually living with Dasani and her family to produce an unsparing inside-out account of the realities of urban poverty that has echoes of <strong>Charles Dickens</strong>."</p> <p>The rival New York Post <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/hooey-series-child-homelessness" target="_blank">put a "bah, humbug" on the series in a December editorial headlined, "The New York Times' 'homeless' hooey</a>."</p> <p>The LIU announcement also said, "The George Polk Award for National Reporting will go to <strong>Eli Saslow</strong> of The Washington Post for six stories delving into the lives of some of the 47 million Americans who receive aid from the $78 billion federal food stamp program, which has tripled in the past decade. Reporting on a corner of Rhode Island where one in three families qualifies for aid, desperate seniors who must be convinced to swallow their pride to apply for aid, a rural Tennessee town where children go hungry when school is out, a Congressman who wants to require recipients to work for food stamps, a Texas county where processed food is so prevalent obesity and diabetes are double the national average and a mother of six in Washington, D.C., facing the largest cuts to the program in 50 years, Saslow has painted an indelible portrait of American poverty."</p> <p>The judges' most attention-getting choice was the award for national security reporting, given to "four reporters who revealed the extent of secret surveillance and massive data collected by the National Security Agency.. . . The four — from the British newspaper The Guardian and The Washington Post&nbsp; — were among 30 recipients from 15 news organizations who were recognized in 13 categories for work in 2013. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/jordan-davis-case-lights-social-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/jordan-davis-case-lights-social-media#comments Tue, 18 Feb 2014 03:58:40 +0000 Reuben Telushkin 8302 at http://mije.org Angelo Henderson Dies, "Buoyant" Pulitzer Winner http://mije.org/richardprince/angelo-henderson-dies-pulitzer-winner-and-nabj-figure <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 15, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/who-is-angelo.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="123" />Report: Medical examiner cites natural causes, Robin Washington exits as editor of Duluth News Tribune (2/15/14); Double standard in Ray Nagin verdict?; Olympics diversity: Whites from almost 88 nations; FCC dropping plans to deploy researchers in newsrooms; Comcast bid for Time Warner Cable could aid net neutrality; how blacks presented themselves in their own photos; Knight fellowship prospect pool "one of our most diverse ever"; AP profiled judge who wrote historic same-sex ruling (2/14/14)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8301/#Henderson">Report: Medical Examiner Cites Natural Causes</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8301/#Washington">Robin Washington Exits as Editor of Duluth News Tribune</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="bell"></a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="A banner at the NAACP headquarters in New York in 1936 announces a lynching. (Credit: Library of Congress)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-02-14%20at%209.07.26%20PM.png" alt="" width="560" height="427" /></p> <h2><a title="How Blacks Presented Themselves in Their Own Photos" href="http://mije.org/node/8301/#bell">How Blacks Presented Themselves in Their Own Photos</a></h2> <p>"Although the photographer <strong>Hugh Bell</strong> had <a href="http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/11/african-american-history-from-family-albums-to-museum-walls/" target="_blank">been part of 'The Family of Man' exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art</a>, he later realized inclusivity went only so far when he called to pitch a story to an editor at Esquire," <strong>David Gonzalez</strong> reported Tuesday for the New York Times' Lens Blog.</p> <p>" 'I had a beautiful, poetic, romantic idea,' he recalled. 'She said: "That’s great. Come up and tell me about it." '</p> <p>"When he got there, the editor looked around.</p> <p>" 'She said, "Where's Hugh Bell?" I said, "Ah, I got it. You didn’t expect me to be a black photographer." '</p> <p>"The disappointment of that painful epiphany lingered in his voice and eyes as he recounted it decades later for the documentary 'Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People,' which has been well received at the Sundance Film Festival and elsewhere.</p> <p>"The film, which was directed, co-written and co-produced by <strong>Thomas Allen Harris</strong>, is a sweeping narrative that traces from the 19th century to the 21st how African-Americans presented themselves in their own photos, often in stark contrast to how they were demeaned and stereotyped by the larger society. Inspired by 'Reflections in Black,' a book by <strong>Deborah Willis</strong> — one of the film’s producers — it deftly blends historical images from before and after the Civil War, with family albums and photographs by such luminaries as <strong>Gordon Parks Jr.</strong> and <strong>Carrie Mae Weems</strong>. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Sarah Barness</strong>, Huffington Post: <a title="Striking Photos Challenge The Way We See Blackness" href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/13/one-drop-rule-black-identity-photos-yaba-blay_n_4775100.html?utm_hp_ref=latino-voices&amp;ir=Latino%20Voices">Striking Photos Challenge The Way We See Blackness</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="knight"></a><a title="Knight Fellowship Prospect Pool &quot;One of Our Most Diverse Ever&quot;" href="http://mije.org/node/8301/#knight">Knight Fellowship Prospect Pool "One of Our Most Diverse"</a></h2> <p>The number of people <a href="http://knight.stanford.edu/news-notes/2014/what-our-application-numbers-tell-us/" target="_blank">applying for the 12 U.S. <strong>John S. Knight </strong>Fellowships at Stanford University rose from 100 last year to 139 this year</a>, and is "one of our most diverse pools ever, with 43 percent identifying themselves as people of color and 50 percent identifying as white (7 percent declined to state)," <strong>Jim Bettinger</strong>, director of the program, wrote for the program's website on Tuesday. "Nearly two-thirds are women."</p> <p>Bettinger began his message by saying, "We're constantly striving to expand the reach of the Knight Fellowships program, and the number of people applying to be fellows is one way of assessing how effective we are. The numbers this year tell us that we’re doing something right. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-10"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="judge"></a></p> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" title="Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen invoked Abraham Lincoln and the Constitution. " src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/Judge-Arenda-Wright-Allen.jpg" alt="" width="376" height="235" /></p> <h2><a title="AP Profiled Judge Who Wrote Historic Same-Sex Ruling" href="http://mije.org/node/8301/#judge">AP Profiled Judge Who Wrote Historic Same-Sex Ruling</a></h2> <p>The ruling by a federal judge striking down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage made headlines Thursday and Friday, but less attention was given to the judge who wrote it: the first black woman to serve on the federal bench in Virginia.</p> <p>In her opinion, U.S. District Judge <strong>Arenda L. Wright Allen</strong>, who has been on the bench for less than three years, quoted <strong>Abraham Lincoln</strong> and made reference to Virginia's onetime ban on interracial marriage.</p> <p>"<a href="http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/02/breathtaking-valentines-day-message-judge-who-just-struck-down-virginias-gay-marraige-b" target="_blank">Tradition is revered in the Commonwealth, and often rightly so,"</a> Wright Allen wrote. "However, tradition alone cannot justify denying same-sex couples the right to marry any more than it could justify Virginia's ban on interracial marriage."</p> <p>Credit <strong>Matthew Barakat</strong> of the Associated Press for providing a profile of Wright Allen, which moved Feb. 6. "<a href="http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/243969401.html">The judge deciding what could become a landmark gay marriage case in Virginia defies easy characterization</a>: She was a prosecutor, but also a public defender. She was appointed by President <strong>Barack Obama</strong>, and she also served in the military as a Navy lawyer. . . ." Barakat also noted, "She is married to <strong>Delroy Allen</strong>, a former pro soccer goalie in the old North American Soccer League. . . ."</p> <p><strong>David A. Fahrenthold</strong> of the Washington Post <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/meet-judge-arenda-wright-allen-who-struck-down-virginias-ban-on-same-sex-marriage/2014/02/14/544d5bfa-9597-11e3-9616-d367fa6ea99b_story.html" target="_blank">followed with a profile on Friday.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/angelo-henderson-dies-pulitzer-winner-and-nabj-figure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/angelo-henderson-dies-pulitzer-winner-and-nabj-figure#comments Sat, 15 Feb 2014 23:06:40 +0000 princeeditor 8301 at http://mije.org Double Standard in Ray Nagin Verdict? http://mije.org/richardprince/double-standard-ray-nagin-verdict-0 <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 14, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/14265455-mmmain_0.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="192" />Columnist says it must be because former mayor is bald; Olympics diversity: Whites from almost 88 nations; FCC dropping plans to deploy researchers in newsrooms; Comcast bid for Time Warner Cable could aid net neutrality; how blacks presented themselves in their own photos; Knight fellowship prospect pool "one of our most diverse ever"; AP profiled judge who wrote historic same-sex ruling (2/14/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8300/#nagin">Columnist Says It Must Be Because Former Mayor Is Bald</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8300/#shani">Olympics Diversity: Whites From Almost 88 Nations</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8300/#fcc">FCC Dropping Plans to Deploy Researchers in Newsrooms</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8300/#comcast">Comcast Bid for Time Warner Cable Could Aid Net Neutrality</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8300/#bell">How Blacks Presented Themselves in Their Own Photos</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/double-standard-ray-nagin-verdict-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/double-standard-ray-nagin-verdict-0#comments Sat, 15 Feb 2014 09:19:23 +0000 princeeditor 8300 at http://mije.org Jury Weighs "Loud-Music" Killing: "Florida Again, Seriously?!" http://mije.org/richardprince/florida-again-seriously <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 12, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u902/Florida%20Times%20Union.png" alt="" width="183" height="105" />Media await jury verdict in death of Jordan Davis; international agencies failing to protect journalists; writers say race complexities can affect sense of self; Art Fennell exit, Chris Peña return mark media moves; Lemon not surprised by confusion of Jackson, Fishburne; 5 things not to say about Michael Sam coming out story; health care reporters "have forgotten" who's uninsured; compensating for "parachute journalism" on other cultures (2/12/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8293/#MichaelDunn">Media Await Verdict in Death of Teenager Jordan Davis</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8293/#PressFreedom">International Agencies Failing to Protect Journalists </a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8293/#NoahCho"> Writers Say Race Complexities Can Affect Sense of Self </a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8293/#ArtFennellChrisPena">Art Fennell Exit, Chris Peña Return Mark Media Moves</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8293/#SamuelLJackson">Lemon Unsurprised by Jackson-Fishburne Confusion</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="CJR"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8293/#CJR ">Compensating for "Parachute Journalism" on Other Cultures</a></h2> <p>Journalists who parachute into foreign countries to cover global health and human rights issues <a href="http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/foreign_health_journalism.php?page=all" target="_blank">are susceptible to a "culture gap" they might not realize</a>, <strong>Jill Filipovic</strong> wrote Wednesday for Columbia Journalism Review.</p> <p>That culture gap "is the new normal. With global health and human rights coverage increasingly funded by foundations that organize reporting trips, Western journalists who don't understand the nuances of a place are parachuting in for a week, charged with covering some of the most complex and distressing aspects of human existence," Filipovic wrote.</p> <p>"These trips are invaluable resources, and global health reporting would simply not have the reach it does without them. But this setup also has many potential pitfalls that can prevent well-meaning reporters from accurately conveying the subtleties of their sources' experience, and it's our professional obligation to address them. Admitting our own fallibilities can be terrifying, but remaining alert and self-aware can help mitigate the problem.</p> <p>Filipovic also wrote, " 'One mistake I kept seeing people make is starting interviews with the answers they're hoping for,' says <strong>Sarika Bansal</strong>, a freelance reporter focused on global health, and who has been on five international reporting trips in the past two years. 'For example, starting with, "Do you breastfeed your child exclusively?" People know what the right answer is. There’s a real danger with the people you're interviewing answering the way they know the journalist wants them to, instead of feeling like they're being really honestly engaged with.'</p> <p>"On organized reporting trips, arranged sources often see you not just as a journalist asking questions, but as an extension of the organization funding valuable services and programs. There's often a desire to give the 'right' answer in order to show that the program is working, and that more funding is needed. Directing a question toward a particular answer — 'Do you breastfeed your child exclusively?' versus 'How do you feed your child?' — unintentionally guides your source into offering what they think you want to hear.</p> <p>"Think not only about the sources you speak to, but how those sources got to you, and who you're not talking to, especially when you're speaking with sources pre-selected by the foundations and nonprofits underwriting the trip. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/florida-again-seriously" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/florida-again-seriously#comments Thu, 13 Feb 2014 03:52:28 +0000 Josh_Cain 8293 at http://mije.org Black Press Did Not Seek Grant Money for Morocco Trip http://mije.org/richardprince/black-press-did-not-seek-grant-money-morocco-trip <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 10, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u902/John%20Kerry.png" alt="" width="183" height="98" />"It's a lot of work . . . That doesn't mean it shouldn't try"; anchor forced off air wins DUI case, but can she return?; Samuel L. Jackson "lost it" after being called Fishburne; Madison J. Gray laid off in Time Inc. restructuring; "BET Honors" makes time for Affordable Care Act; despie CNN Latino closing, Balta backs CNN on diversity; Leon Isaac Kennedy says he's suing Johnson Publishing; anecdotes wanted on racial blinders; Twitter chat Tuesday (2/10/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8291/#NNPA">"It's a Lot of Work . . . That Doesn't Mean It Shouldn't Try" </a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8291/#AmandaDavis"> Anchor Forced Off Air Wins DUI Case, but Can She Return? </a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8291/#SamuelLJackson"> Samuel L. Jackson "Lost It" After Being Called Fishburne </a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8291/#MadisonJGray">Madison J. Gray Laid Off in Time Inc. Restructuring </a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8291/#BETHonors">"BET Honors" Makes Time for Affordable Care Act </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="MIJETwitterChat"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8291/MIJETwitterChat">Anecdotes Wanted on Racial Blinders; Twitter Chat Tuesday</a></h2> <p>You might have seen Journal-isms items on the Confederate idolatry that continues around the South in street names, monuments, etc., such as this from last week: <a href="http://bit.ly/1bqiwIv" target="_blank">Where Are Monuments to Black Heroes of Reconstruction?</a></p> <p>The Association of Opinion Journalists plans to collect pieces "looking back to the era of racial blinders in media, or current blinders, relevant mostly to people who do professional writing, editing or audio-video producing of opinion for a public audience. They can be anywhere from a 50-word anecdote to a 700-plus essay."</p> <p>The association can't pay the writers, but the pieces will be on a website visible to the public, and be seen by many of the nation's editorial writers.</p> <p>The group would like to post them by about Feb. 15.</p> <p>If you have something to contribute, please notify rprince (at) mije.org. The messages will be forwarded to <strong>John McClelland</strong>, editor of the Masthead, the AOJ publication.</p> <p>Meanwhile, the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education is conducting a Twitter chat Tuesday on consequences of the distorted coverage of people of color.</p> <p>"From <strong>Trayvon Martin</strong> to a young man being arrested for buying an expensive belt, the distorted coverage of communities of color has consequence. Join the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education tomorrow for a twitter chat on the coverage and consequences of inaccurate #media coverage and what we can do to change the narrative Feb. 11, noon ET at #diversitychat," an announcement said on Monday.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/black-press-did-not-seek-grant-money-morocco-trip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/black-press-did-not-seek-grant-money-morocco-trip#comments Tue, 11 Feb 2014 02:59:46 +0000 Josh_Cain 8291 at http://mije.org Obama to Fox: "What Are You Gonna Do When I'm Gone?" http://mije.org/richardprince/obama-fox-what-are-you-gonna-do-when-im-gone <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 5, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u902/oreilly-obama.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="120" />O'Reilly's ratings highest since Boston Marathon bombing; media botch report on workforce exits under health law; week's reporting finds privilege extended to white men; $25 million fund created for college scholarships to DREAMers; an attempt to change the subject on Morocco trip; CNN to shut down CNN Latino, created for bilinguals; Richmond paper calls for ouster of national NAACP chair; "Kids should have the opportunity to dream in color" (2/4/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Returning Monday, Feb. 10</em></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8289/#ObamaFoxInterview ">O'Reilly's Ratings Highest Since Boston Marathon Bombing</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8289/#AffordableCareAct "> Media Botch Report on Workforce Exits Under Health Law </a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8289/#Hoffman ">Week's Reporting Finds Privilege Extended to White Men </a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8289/#DreamAct">$25 Million Fund Created for Scholarships to DREAMers</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="CJFarley"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8289/#CJFarley">"Kids Should Have the Opportunity to Dream in Color"</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Christopher John Farley" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/one-third_column/u902/Christopher%20J.%20Farley-150x205.png" alt="Christopher John Farley" width="150" height="205" />In his day job, <strong>Christopher John Farley</strong> is editorial director, digital features and senior editor of <a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/" target="_blank">Speakeasy</a>, a Wall Street Journal blog covering media, entertainment, celebrity and the arts.</p> <p>Farley, also a novelist, was to launch his latest, geared to middle-school students, Wednesday at a party in New York. "Game World," which has a black protagonist and a multiracial cast, is described as "a fantasy adventure in a video game turned reality."</p> <p>Farley responded by email to a question about why journalists should be interested in the project and why it is written under the name "C.J. Farley."</p> <p>"I’ve written a number of biographical works as a journalist, including the bestseller '<strong>Aaliyah</strong>: More Than a Woman' and 'Before the Legend: The Rise of <strong>Bob Marley</strong>,' Farley began. "I also co-wrote 'The Blues,' a book about some of the pioneers of American roots music that served as the companion volume to the <strong>Martin Scorsese</strong> documentary series. Scorsese called me a 'great biographer and critic.'</p> <p>"For this book, I decided to do something new and write a novel for younger readers. Taking a left turn like this in the middle of one's career is something a lot of journalists dream of doing, and I’m happy I was able to pull it off. Kirkus Reviews called my new book 'Game World' "Exhilarating, thought-provoking and one of a kind' and <strong> Ziggy Marley</strong> and his kids read the book and he said it was 'a great read for all, we love it!'</p> <p>"Some of the books that had the deepest impact on me, I read when I was just growing up — works like 'The Iliad,' 'The Lord of the Rings,' 'The Catcher in the Rye' and the non-fiction book 'Roots.' I wrote 'Game World' for kids ages 10-14 because I wanted to write a book that could be formative in the experiences of younger readers. The book is a super-fun adventure but it grapples with some serious topics, including wealth inequality, global warming and the importance of friendship.</p> <p>"A lot of racial difficulties have early roots. Kids turns into adults who don't understand one another in part because they haven't been raised to understand other perspectives and cultures. Fiction is a great way to allow people to see the world though different eyes. 'Game World' is a book with a black protagonist and a multiracial cast of characters that will appeal to a wide range of kids — and show them things they may have never imagined.</p> <p>"Most kids books don’t look like America. According to The Cooperative Children's Book Center, only about 3 percent of the heroes in kids books are African-American. I wrote 'Game World' in part to broaden out the universe of fantasy fiction. I think kids should have the opportunity to dream in color.</p> <p>"Scholastic Inc.’s 2013 Kids &amp; Family Reading Report found that about half of parents (49%) feel their children do not spend enough time reading books for fun, and that number is up from 36% in 2010. According to the report, 33% of parents say their children spend too much time playing video or computer games. 'Game World' has a video game theme to it that should hook younger readers into the book.</p> <p>"I loved 'The Hobbit' and 'The Chronicles of Narnia' when I was growing up, but most of the most publicized fantasy sagas draw from the myths of Old Europe. My book 'Game World' taps in the legends of the New World, specifically the island of Jamaica, where I was born.</p> <p>"I wrote the book under the name 'C.J. Farley' in part as a tribute to some of my favorite fantasy and sci-fi writers — <strong>J.R.R. Tolkien</strong>, <strong>C.S. Lewis.</strong>, <strong>J.K. Rowling</strong> and <strong> H.G. Wells</strong> — as well as my late father, <strong>Rawle E.G. Farley</strong>, who published a number of seminal texts about economics, including 'The Economics of Latin America: Development Problems in Perspective.'</p> <p>"In the end, I wrote 'Game World' because I had a great story to tell. A thought occurred to me — what if a video game was real? That idea opened up a world of fantasy in my head that became my novel. It took me seven years to write but it was seven years well spent."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/obama-fox-what-are-you-gonna-do-when-im-gone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/obama-fox-what-are-you-gonna-do-when-im-gone#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2014 03:45:04 +0000 Josh_Cain 8289 at http://mije.org "Negro Cocaine Fiend" Stories Echo Today http://mije.org/richardprince/negro-cocaine-fiend-stories-echo-100-years-later <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 3, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/negro-cocaine-fiend.png" alt="" width="183" height="139" /> Author says articles helped shape modern drug policy; in O'Reilly vs. Obama, who really won?; Super Bowl highest rated show in U.S. television history; ABC hires Maria Shiavocampo as New York-based reporter; Chronicle staffer tells blacks not to move to San Francisco; where are monuments to black heroes of Reconstruction?; with 2014 Hollywood issue cover, Vanity Fair gets it; ""Scandal" creator "a little pissed off" by diversity award; Al Jazeera cameraman acquitted in Egypt (2/3/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#fiends">Author Says Articles Helped Shape Modern Drug Policy</a></p> <p><a href="#oreilly">In O'Reilly vs. Obama, Who Really Won?</a></p> <p><a href="#ratings">Super Bowl Highest Rated Show in U.S. Television History</a></p> <p><a href="#abc_mara">ABC Hires Maria Shiavocampo as New York-Based Reporter</a></p> <p><a href="#black_sf">Chronicle Staffer Tells Blacks Not to Move to San Francisco</a></p> <p><a href="#reconstruction">Where Are Monuments to Black Heroes of Reconstruction?</a></p> <p><a href="#lupita">With 2014 Hollywood Issue Cover, Vanity Fair Gets It</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="shonda"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8285/#shonda">"Scandal" Creator "a Little Pissed Off" by Diversity Award</a></h2> <p>"<em>Grey's Anatomy</em> and <em>Scandal</em> creator <strong>Shonda Rhimes</strong> managed to score the Diversity trophy at this year's Directors Guild of America Awards and <a href="http://www.centrictv.com/whats-good/entertainment/2014/01/27/shonda-rhimes-is-a-little-pissed-off-by-her-dga-diversity-award.html" target="_blank">school her peers on the importance of cultural inclusion</a>," <strong>Camille Travis</strong> wrote Jan. 27 for centrictv.com.</p> <p>"On Saturday, she and production partner <strong>Betsy Beers</strong> took the stage to accept their honor, but not without the 44-year-old showrunner expressing her slight disappointment in being given the award. During her speech, Rhimes stated:</p> <p>"<em>'When I heard I was getting an award I was really, truly, profoundly honored. I began to get calls from Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, etc., and I was asked to comment on the award. Asked how good I felt about the award. Asked if it made me feel like I was doing the right thing. Asked if it had been a struggle making diversity happen on my cast and crews. While I'm still really and truly profoundly honored to receive this award, but I was also a little pissed off. So was Betsy. So over many, many, many bottles of wine we discussed this. Betsy and I are being applauded and given an award for something that we should all be doing. There shouldn't need to be an award!'</em> . . ."</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="aje_egypt"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8285/#aje_egypt">Al Jazeera Cameraman Acquitted in Egypt</a></h2> <p>"An Al Jazeera cameraman who has been in detention in Egypt has been <a href="http://www.aljazeera.com/video/middleeast/2014/02/egypt-court-acquits-al-jazeera-cameraman-20142292111554941.html" target="_blank">acquitted along with 61 other defendants</a>, the channel's lawyer has said," Al Jazeera reported on Sunday.</p> <p>"The lawyer said on Sunday that <strong>Mohamed Badr</strong> was not held on any other charges and should be released, although that must be ordered by the court.</p> <p>"Badr had been held since July accused of involvement in rioting in Ramses Square, Cairo, during protests against the army's removal of the former president, <strong>Mohamed Morsi</strong>, from power.</p> <p>"Al Jazeera repeatedly denied the accusations and called for his release since he was arrested. . . ."</p> <p>The story also said, "Correspondent <strong>Peter Greste</strong> and producers <strong>Mohamed Fahmy</strong> and <strong>Baher Mohamed</strong> have been held in custody for more than a month without charge. Another Al Jazeera staff member, <strong>Abdullah al-Shami</strong>, has been in custody since August. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Hamza Hendawi</strong>, Associated Press: <a href=" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/03/al-jazeera-egypt-arrest-video_n_4715281.html?utm_hp_ref=media" target="_blank">Video Surfaces Of Al Jazeera Journalists' Arrest In Egypt </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Joshua Hersh</strong>, the New Yorker: <a href=" http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2014/01/journalism-becomes-a-crime-in-egypt.html?utm_source=API%27s+Need+to+Know+newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=bff7901cab-Need_to_Know_February_3_20142_3_2014&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_e3bf78af04-bff7901cab-31688689" target="_blank">Journalism Becomes a Crime in Egypt</a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>International Press Institute</strong>: <a href=" http://ipi.freemedia.at/index.php?id=269&amp;tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=2306&amp;cHash=29cc298da8ea32c22bc77e65b8516834" target="_blank">IPI welcomes acquittal of Egyptian cameraman</a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong> Jared Malsin</strong>, Columbia Journalism Review: <a href="http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/egypt_al_jazeera.php?page=all" target="_blank">There are no Al Jazeera journalists reporting in Egypt</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/negro-cocaine-fiend-stories-echo-100-years-later" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/negro-cocaine-fiend-stories-echo-100-years-later#comments Tue, 04 Feb 2014 03:25:46 +0000 princeeditor 8285 at http://mije.org