MIJE.org: Richard Prince's Journal-isms http://mije.org/richardprince en How Did "No Angel" Line About Ferguson Victim Get Through? http://mije.org/richardprince/how-did-no-angel-line-about-ferguson-victim-get-through <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/image.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />Writer says having more black editors might help; N.Y. Times columnist Charles Blow says he's bisexual, sort of; women, people of color to gain 6 full-power TV stations; HuffPost BlackVoices seeks new editor as Danielle Cadet moves on; Michigan State, foundations rescue high school J-program; ex-editor Ottey, traveling globe, to stop at China Daily; Turner to trim 6 percent with voluntary buyouts; William Greaves, pioneering documentarian, dies at 87 (9/1/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8602/#editors">Writer Says Having More Black Editors Might Help</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8602/#bisexual">N.Y. Times Columnist Blow Says He's Bisexual, Sort Of</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8602/#tv">Women, People of Color to Gain 6 Full-Power TV Stations</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8602/#cadet">HuffPost BlackVoices Seeks New Editor as Cadet Moves On</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8602/#michigan">Michigan State, Foundations Rescue High School J-Program</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="greaves"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/how-did-no-angel-line-about-ferguson-victim-get-through#greaves" target="_blank">William Greaves,&nbsp; Pioneering Documentarian, Dies at 87</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: right;" title="William Greaves (credit: williamgreaves.com)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/BillCamera2-216x303.JPG" alt="" width="216" height="303" />"<strong>William Greaves</strong>, a producer and director who helped bring an African-American perspective to mainstream America as a host of the groundbreaking television news program 'Black Journal' and as a documentary filmmaker, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/27/arts/william-greaves-a-documentarian-and-pioneering-journalist-dies-at-87.html?ref=television&amp;_r=0" target="_blank">died on Monday at his home in Manhattan</a>," <strong>Mel Watkins</strong> reported Aug. 26 for the New York Times. "He was 87.</p> <p>"His daughter-in-law <strong>Bernice Green</strong> confirmed his death.</p> <p>"Mr. Greaves was well known for his work as a documentarian focusing on racial issues and black historical figures. In his later years he was equally known for his most uncharacteristic film, 'Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One.' Made in 1968, it mixed fact and fiction in a complex film-within-a-film structure that made it a tough sell commercially, and it waited almost four decades for theatrical release. When it finally had one, in 2005, it was warmly praised as ahead of its time.</p> <p>' a monthly hourlong National Educational Television newsmagazine that made its debut in 1968 in response to a call by the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders to expand coverage of black affairs. It was the only nationally telecast series devoted to black issues in the 1960s.</p> <p>Watkins also wrote, "He went on to write, produce or direct films including the well-received PBS documentaries '<strong>Ida B. Wells</strong>: A Passion for Justice' (1989) and '<strong>Ralph Bunche</strong>: An American Odyssey' (2001), as well as explorations of contemporary political and cultural issues like 'Black Power in America: Myth or Reality?' (1986) and 'That’s Black Entertainment' (1989). His work won awards at numerous festivals. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/how-did-no-angel-line-about-ferguson-victim-get-through" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/how-did-no-angel-line-about-ferguson-victim-get-through#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:25:38 +0000 princeeditor 8602 at http://mije.org Bombshell Suit Against "White People" Magazine http://mije.org/richardprince/bombshell-suit-against-white-people-magazine <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 22, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/T_Robertson_3.jpg" alt="Tatsha Robertson, at right, says in her lawsuit that she was &amp;quot;the only Black Sen" width="183" height="63" /></p> <p>Complaint cites story choices, pale Time Inc. leadership; CNN.com's D.C. restructuring means fewer blacks; ACLU says Ferguson events brought setbacks to the press; for next week, the New Yorker's cover is personal; White House said to rely on Sharpton for Ferguson info; Politico hires Eva Rodriguez, a Latina, as senior editor; Washington Post editorial board won't use "Redskins"; "white-on-white murder in America is out of control" (8/22/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Returning September 1</em></p> <p><a href="#people">Complaint Cites Story Choices, Pale Time Inc. Leadership </a></p> <p><a href="#CNN">CNN.com's D.C. Restructuring Means Fewer Blacks</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/bombshell-suit-against-white-people-magazine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/bombshell-suit-against-white-people-magazine#comments Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:10:55 +0000 princeeditor 8595 at http://mije.org "Why Police Will Continue to Arrest Journalists" http://mije.org/richardprince/why-police-will-continue-arrest-journalists <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 20, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-08-20%20at%207.30.06%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="123" />In Ferguson, press corps has become its own story; AP decides not to refer to Brown, 18, as "teenager"; Native American sees parallels in Michael Brown case; executed journalist called "martyr for freedom"; major media ignore provocative book on slavery's link to 1776; Vargas, 10 others ask for deportation deferrals; 5 children slain after deportation to Honduras; BuzzFeed boasts a dozen Latino staff bylines (8/20/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#ferguson">In Ferguson, Press Corps Has Become Its Own Story</a></p> <p><a href="#ap">AP Decides Not to Refer to Brown, 18, as "Teenager"</a></p> <p><a href="#native">Native American Sees Parallels in Michael Brown Case</a></p> <p><a href="#martyr">Executed Journalist Called "Martyr for Freedom"</a></p> <p><a href="#slavery">Major Media Ignore Book on Slavery's Link to 1776</a></p> <p><a href="#vargas">Vargas, 10 Others Ask for Deportation Deferrals</a></p> <p><a href="#honduras">5 Children Slain After Deportation to Honduras</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="latino"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="BuzzFeed&#039;s Adrian Carrasquillo accepts an award Aug. 9 from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. (Credit: BuzzFeed)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/buzzfeed_adrian.PNG" alt="" width="560" height="355" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/why-police-will-continue-arrest-journalists#latino" target="_blank">BuzzFeed Boasts a Dozen Latino Staff Bylines</a></h2> <p>"Online news outlets <a href="http://www.laweekly.com/informer/2014/08/19/buzzfeed-aims-at-latino-audience-with-la-hires?utm_source=API%27s+Need+to+Know+newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=5e4124f03d-Need_to_Know_August_20_20148_20_2014&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_e3bf78af04-5e4124f03d-31688689" target="_blank">have been gaining on print when it comes to getting minorities in their newsrooms</a>," <strong>Dennis Romero</strong> wrote Tuesday for LA Weekly. "There, one in five journalists is a person of color. One publication, BuzzFeed, says it's showing the way forward when it comes to covering Latinos in the United States:</p> <p>"The site has gone on a hiring spree this year, adding about a dozen Latino bylines to its staff, although about three of those people are temporary fellows. . . . A majority of those folks are in BuzzFeed's airy Los Angeles office on Beverly Boulevard.</p> <p>"The growth represents an explosion, as BuzzFeed employed only a pair of Latino reporters before its hiring spree this summer and spring. Already this month, BuzzFeed received a National Association of Hispanic Journalists Media Award for 'truly humanizing stories about Latinos fighting, protesting, fasting for immigration reform.'</p> <p>"The driving force behind the stories, and the man directing BuzzFeed's Latino coverage, is its new Latino editor, twentysomething <strong>Adrian Carrasquillo</strong>. Appointed to the position in April, he's been covering the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, reporting on the child immigration crisis on the border, and sorting BuzzFeed's Latino content so that it gets to the virtual front-pages of the site.</p> <p>" 'I want to respect the audience and I want people to feel we come from an authentic place,' he says.</p> <p>"Carrasquillo has corralled a team of young, hungry reporters for BuzzFeed, including <strong>Juan Gastelum</strong>. Interviewed along with a half-dozen other Latinos at BuzzFeed's L.A. office, Gastelum says that the site has had to reconcile the fact that the dominant Latino faction in the U.S., Mexican Americans, reside mostly in the Southwest, even as the news industry has a strong northeast bias. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Gabe Rosenberg</strong>, contently.net: <a href=" http://contently.net/2014/08/20/stories/journalism-diversity-problem-can-fix/" target="_blank">Journalism Has a Diversity Problem. How Can We Fix It? </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/why-police-will-continue-arrest-journalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/why-police-will-continue-arrest-journalists#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:39:10 +0000 princeeditor 8589 at http://mije.org NBC Returning the Grio to Original Owners http://mije.org/richardprince/nbc-selling-grio-original-owners <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 18, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-08-18%20at%207.29.05%20PM_0.png" alt="" width="183" height="90" />Revamp to feature breaking news video, tie to social media; blacks, whites divided on significance of Ferguson; . . . police continue to threaten journalists; . . . author rebuked as he uses Ferguson to plug book; "black people don't work for Politico"; Asian American journalists form Sports Task Force (8/18/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#revamp">Revamp to Feature Breaking News Video, Tie to Social Media</a></p> <p><a href="#ferguson">Blacks, Whites Divided on Significance of Ferguson</a></p> <p><a href="#police">. . . Police Continue to Threaten Journalists</a></p> <p><a href="#author">. . . Author Rebuked as He Uses Ferguson to Plug Book</a></p> <p><a href="#politico">"Black People Don't Work for Politico"</a></p> <p><a href="#asian">Asian American Journalists Form Sports Task Force</a></p> <p><a href="#shorttakes">Short Takes</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/nbc-selling-grio-original-owners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/nbc-selling-grio-original-owners#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:28:19 +0000 princeeditor 8587 at http://mije.org Do Asian American Journalists Have a Stake in Ferguson Story? http://mije.org/richardprince/do-asian-american-journalists-have-stake-ferguson-story <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 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/BrownProtest09.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />Police slaying, aftermath are Topic A outside convention; after delays, police name officer who killed Michael Brown; Balta, Ericksen debate NAHJ award to Fox News Latino; AAJA's Sharon Chan named to new position at Seattle Times (8/15/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#topic">Police Slaying, Aftermath Are Topic A — Outside Convention</a></p> <p><a href="#delays">After Delays, Police Name Officer Who Killed Michael Brown</a></p> <p><a href="#latino">Balta, Ericksen Debate NAHJ Award to Fox News Latino</a></p> <p><a href="#chan">AAJA's Sharon Chan Named to New Position at Seattle Times</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/do-asian-american-journalists-have-stake-ferguson-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/do-asian-american-journalists-have-stake-ferguson-story#comments Sat, 16 Aug 2014 04:09:13 +0000 princeeditor 8586 at http://mije.org 2 Reporters Detained, Released in Ferguson http://mije.org/richardprince/2-reporters-arrested-released-ferguson <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 13, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/W_Lowery_1.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="101" />Washington Post's Lowery tweets he "can't shake anger"; AP journalist is first reporter killed in Israel-Gaza conflict; key figure in story on blacks and AIDS changes account; Navarrette blasts NAHJ over award to Fox News Latino; sports reporter Nate Taylor hired at SunSentinel; social media give more a venue to challenge yellowface; back from suspension, Le Batard has a sly message (8/13/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#lowery">Washington Post's Lowery Tweets He "Can't Shake Anger"</a></p> <p><a href="#camilli">AP Journalist Is First Reporter Killed in Israel-Gaza Conflict&nbsp;</a><br /><br /><a href="#aids">Key Figure in Story on Blacks and AIDS Changes Account&nbsp;</a><br /><br /><a href="#nahj">Navarrette Blasts NAHJ Over Award to Fox News Latino&nbsp;</a><br /><br /><a href="#taylor">Sports Reporter Nate Taylor Hired at SunSentinel&nbsp;</a><br /><a href="#yellowface"><br />Social Media Give More a Venue to Challenge Yellowface&nbsp;</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/2-reporters-arrested-released-ferguson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/2-reporters-arrested-released-ferguson#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 02:55:35 +0000 princeeditor 8583 at http://mije.org St. Louis Teen's Killing Raises Newsroom Diversity Issue http://mije.org/richardprince/st-louis-teens-killing-raises-news-diversity-issues <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 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/M_Brown_Parents_2.png" alt="" width="183" height="103" />Editor says inclusion could increase community contacts; 13 editors go on record about diversity in their newsrooms; do Latinos dance in costume to the polls?; Jesse Jackson defends rights groups on net neutrality; don't know much about . . . geography; NFL's Kansas City Chiefs reach out to tribes; after 49 years, S. African's remains to return home; Lester Holt jams with the Roots on "The Tonight Show" (8/11/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#brown">Editor Says Inclusion Could Increase Community Contacts </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="holt"></a></p> <p><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Lester Holt, in foreground, performs with the Roots on Wednesday&#039;s edition of &amp;quot;The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.&amp;quot; (Credit: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/full_column/u678/L_Holt-536x357.jpg" alt="Lester Holt, in foreground, performs with the Roots on the Aug. 6 edition of &amp;quot;Th" width="536" height="357" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/node/8581/#holt">Lester Holt Jams With the Roots on "The Tonight Show"</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/when-fantasy-meets-reality-lester-holt-visits-tonight-show-n174991" target="_blank">I can't tell you how many times I've walked down the 6th floor hallway of 30 Rock and heard The Roots rehearsing behind closed doors</a> just outside 'The Tonight Show' studio, wishing I could muster the nerve to walk in, hang out and watch," <strong>Lester Holt</strong>, weekend NBC News anchor, wrote Thursday for the network. "Or maybe (dare I dream) even jam with them.</p> <p>"Well, Wednesday night was that night and a whole lot more. It began last week with an email saying: 'The Roots would love to have you sit-in with them during a taping of 'The Tonight Show starring <strong>Jimmy Fallon</strong>.' My reply was an emphatic YES!</p> <p>"As many of our viewers know, my other passion aside from news is music. I’ve played the bass, both guitar and upright, since I was a kid, and from time to time I have been able to combine my passions. Most recently I was invited to perform a few impromptu songs on stage at The Newport Jazz Festival while I was doing a story on its 60th anniversary for 'Nightly News.'</p> <p>"Performing with The Roots, however, was something entirely different. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/st-louis-teens-killing-raises-news-diversity-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/st-louis-teens-killing-raises-news-diversity-issues#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 03:53:35 +0000 princeeditor 8581 at http://mije.org NAHJ Co-Founder Calls Award to Fox a "Farce" http://mije.org/richardprince/nahj-founder-calls-award-fox-farce <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 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/u678/M_Medina.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="125" />Charles Ericksen says media firms don't deserve honors (8/9/14); MSNBC chief promises change for Latinos; Latinos-as-white stories called damaging as well as wrong; Barnett named executive editor of Whitlock's ESPN site; ESPN suspends Le Batard over Billboard mocking LeBron (8/8/14)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Ericksen">Charles Ericksen Says Media Firms Don't Deserve Honors</a></p> <p><a name="Ericksen"></a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="latinos"></a></p> <p><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Julio Ricardo Varela, founder of Latino Rebels, left, with panelists Yvonne Latty, Roque Planas and Blanca E. Vega. (Photos: Richard Prince) " src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/full_column/u678/nahj_conf1-540x365.jpg" alt="Julio Ricardo Varela, founder of Latino Rebels, left, with panelists Yvonne Latt" width="540" height="365" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/node/8579/#latinos">Latinos-as-White Stories Called Damaging as Well as Wrong</a></h2> <p>A <a title="May story on the New York Times website" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/22/upshot/more-hispanics-declaring-themselves-white.html">May story on the New York Times website</a> that asserted that more Latinos are considering themselves white riled some Latino journalists so much that a panel on the subject took place Friday at the National Association of Hispanic Journalists convention in San Antonio.</p> <p>It wasn't simply discussed. Signs with a range of Latino faces and the hashtag "#What Latinos Look Like" were placed around the <strong>Henry B. Gonzalez</strong> Convention Center.</p> <p>The panel's consensus: Stories about Latinos and race require a level of nuance and understanding too great to be left to reporters with no background in the subject. And if mishandled, the results can be damaging. The Times misrepresented the study it reported on, they said.</p> <p>"I cringed, but I knew exactly how it got there," veteran journalist <strong>Ray Suarez</strong>, now <a title="a host on Al Jazeera America" href="http://america.aljazeera.com/tools/pressreleases/ray-suarez-joinsaljazeeraamerica.html">a host on Al Jazeera America</a>, said from the audience about the Times piece. "Nobody should have been surprised."</p> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Placards at San Antonio&#039;s Henry E. Gonzalez Convention Center are labeled, &amp;quot;#What Latinos Look Like.&amp;quot;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u678/nahj_conf2.jpg" alt="Placards at San Antonio&#039;s Henry E. Gonzalez Convention Center are labeled, &amp;quot;##What Latinos Look Like." width="376" height="223" /></p> <p>The original item was by <strong>Nate Cohn</strong> for the Upshot, a Times blog on demographics. Its editor, <strong>David Leonhardt</strong>, former Times Washington bureau chief, has stood by the story but the Times did not respond to an invitation to appear in San Antonio, according to panel organizer&nbsp;<strong>Julio Ricardo Varela</strong>, founder of the Latino Rebels website. The item gained traction as Cohn returned to the subject in a subsequent posting and the idea was picked up on television.</p> <p>The researchers whose preliminary work was cited by Cohn <a href="http://researchmatters.blogs.census.gov/2014/08/05/results-from-americas-churning-races-race-and-ethnic-response-changes-between-the-2000-and-2010-censuses/" target="_blank">wrote their own report this week</a> on the U.S. Census Bureau website.</p> <p>"We wonder if Cohn will take back his initial reporting?" Varela wrote Wednesday on Latino Rebels, pointing to the researchers' latest work. "<a href="http://www.latinorebels.com/2014/08/06/white-latino-study-the-nytimes-misrepresented-officially-published/" target="_blank">He clearly only reported one part of the study and made some incredibly sweeping generalizations</a> that never made sense to us."</p> <p>No sense and damaging, panelists said. "Latinos are a multiracial identity. It's as simple as that," <strong>Roque Planas</strong>, the editor of HuffPost LatinoVoices who describes himself as a white Hispanic, said in his opening remarks. "There is no mestizo box, no mulatto box in the census. . . . The questions are confusing."</p> <p>Racial categories in the United States are not the same as in Latin America, said <strong>Blanca E. Vega</strong>, director of the Higher Education Opportunity Program at Marymount Manhattan College. Her family is from Ecuador, and she said she had mostly African but also Native roots.</p> <p>"In the United States, a different process of racialization occurs," Vega said. That process accelerated after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the racial profiling that resulted, she said.</p> <p><strong>Yvonne Latty</strong>, an NAHJ board member whose parents are Dominican and Jamaican, said it was difficult for her to discuss the subject without emotion.</p> <p>"I felt, 'here we go again,' " she said. The study was saying "you, too, can still live the American dream, like the Irish and the Italians, but if you're black, you're the minority again. This was very, very divisive. In my childhood in New York City, all the Puerto Ricans and the Dominicans wanted to be white. I was always (considered) ugly, and it hurt. The first time I was called a nigger was by Puerto Ricans. . . . The voices of Afro-Latinos, I don't feel like we're heard. We're not seen."</p> <p>Planas said, "We have a problem of racism within the Latino community that nobody talks about."</p> <p>Latty, a journalism professor at New York University, later led her own discussion of Afro-Latinos in a corner of the convention's job fair. Her list of Latino groups that needed more black participation included NAHJ. "If you show more diversity within the organization, it makes people want to join who are black," she said.</p> <p><strong>Mekahlo Medina</strong>, who is running unopposed for NAHJ president, told Journal-isms that he agreed with Latty that NAHJ could be more diverse.</p> <p>Vega advocated more conversation among journalists, educators and politicians. She said the Times piece follows a troubling media narrative.</p> <p>First, she said, it was, "Watch out, the Latinos are coming." "Then, watch out, black folks, Latinos are going to pass you now." "Now we have, wait a minute, Latinos are going white, if you can't beat 'em join 'em.</p> <p>"They scare the hell out of the population."</p> <p>Latty urged journalists to "be bold" and speak out against such representations. Planas said his social media campaign on the Times' pieces "was hands down the best thing we've ever done."</p> <p>"We're in a world where it's OK to say as a journalist, 'This is what matters to us,' " Varela said.</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Melanie Balakit</strong>, Latino Reporter: <a href="http://latinoreporter.org/nahj-and-nabj-agree-to-convention-as-unity-mills-decision/" target="_blank">NAHJ and NABJ Agree to Convention as Unity Mulls Decision</a></li> <br /> <li> <strong>Alex Corey</strong>, Latino Reporter: <a title="Alex Corey, Latino Reporter: What do Latinos look like? <i>(Aug. 9)" href="http://latinoreporter.org/what-do-latinos-look-like/">What do Latinos look like? </a><em>(Aug. 9)</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="barnett"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8579/#barnett">Barnett Named Executive Editor of Whitlock's ESPN Site</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Amy DuBois Barnett" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/A_Barnett.jpg" alt="Amy DuBois Barnett " width="183" height="229" /></p> <p>"ESPN Digital &amp; Print Media today <a href="http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2014/08/amy-dubois-barnett-named-executive-editor-espn-site-serving-african-american-audiences/" target="_blank">announced that award-winning journalist <strong>Amy DuBois Barnett</strong> will join ESPN as Executive Editor</a> of <strong>Jason Whitlock’s</strong> upcoming site that will provide coverage, commentary and insight about sports and culture directed [toward] an African-American audience," the sports network announced on Thursday.</p> <p>"In this role, Barnett will manage editorial operations for the site. She will report to Whitlock, founder and Editor-in-Chief.</p> <p>“ 'Amy’s impressive resume across a wide range of publications and brands, as well as her leadership experience, will ensure that the site will be at the forefront of news and commentary relevant to African-Americans,' said Whitlock.</p> <p>" 'Together, we aim to serve audiences with quality and innovative journalism when the site debuts.'</p> <p>“We continue to attract highly-acclaimed editors that bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the ESPN Digital &amp; Print Media team, and Amy is a prime example,” added <strong>Patrick Stiegman</strong>, vice president and editorial director, ESPN Digital &amp; Print Media. 'She and Jason are building a tremendous team that will speak to, entertain, inform and serve African-American audiences about sports and culture.'</p> <p>"Most recently, <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/sudden-change-editors-ebony" target="_blank">Barnett was Editor-in-Chief of Ebony</a>, the oldest and largest African-American magazine in the country. At Ebony, Barnett executed the publication's first top-to-bottom redesign in its 68-year history and also re-launched Ebony.com, both to critical acclaim. . . ."</p> <p><strong>Robert Lipsyte</strong>, the ESPN ombudsman, wrote of the Whitlock site last month, "If the new moon rises and fulfills the expectations of ESPN president <strong>John Skipper</strong>, its most prominent champion,<a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/ombudsman/post/_/id/390/behind-espns-affinity-with-affinity-sites" target="_blank"> it will have the potential of becoming the media empire’s signal social achievement</a>.</p> <p>"The rewards for success are enormous, for ESPN, Whitlock, the staff and the audience. It is also the riskiest of the affinity sites. Race is America's greatest historical problem and its deepest divide. Sports, paradoxically, is the area of greatest visible progress in racial equality as well as greatest hypocrisy. To open a meaningful, ongoing discussion while giving opportunities to a new generation of journalists of color would be an incalculable contribution, well beyond sports.</p> <p>" 'We want to be a birthplace for careers,' says Skipper, who added: 'It's also a commercial move. African-Americans believe ESPN is their TV network, but they are more ambivalent about ESPN.com as their site. We want to be the place to go when the community wants some conversation about <strong>Jay Z</strong> becoming an agent, about the racial aspects of<strong> Richie Incognito</strong> and <strong>Jonathan Martin</strong>. African-Americans are big sports fans, and we want that audience.' . . ."</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="lebron"></a></p> <p><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Miami sports radio talk show hosts purchased this billboard in Akron, Ohio, after being rejected by Northeast Ohio Media Group ad representatives. (Credit: John Harper/Northeast Ohio Media Group)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/full_column/u678/Lebron_Miami-540x283.jpg" alt="Miami sports radio talk show hosts purchased this billboard in Akron, Ohio, afte" width="540" height="283" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/node/8579/#lebron">ESPN Suspends Le Batard Over Billboard Mocking LeBron</a></h2> <p>"ESPN television and radio host <strong>Dan Le Batard</strong> was suspended for two days after he <a href="http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/08/dan-le-batard-suspended-espn-lebron-james-billboard" target="_blank">paid for billboards in Cleveland that mockingly read 'You’re Welcome LeBron; Love, Miami'</a> and displayed the two title rings he won with the Heat," <strong>Chris Chase</strong> wrote Thursday for USA Today.</p> <p>"The billboards were a sly reference to James’ famed letter to Cleveland, which seemed to thank everybody except for Miami fans and their four years of support. The top line was written in Comic Sans, of course.</p> <p>"The network released a statement about the suspension on Thursday.</p> <p>" 'Dan LeBatard will be off the air for two days, returning Monday. His recent stunt does not reflect ESPN's standards and brand. Additionally, we were not made aware of his plans in advance.'</p> <p>"Le Batard had been joking for weeks about playfully sabotaging LeBron's big welcome home rally in Akron. At first, he debated taking out a full-page newspaper ad. Then, he researched the costs of pulling a banner with an airplane. Finally, he and his show took out the billboards. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>John Harper</strong>, Northeast Ohio Media Group: <a href="http://www.cleveland.com/akron/index.ssf/2014/08/youre_welcome_lebron_reads_bil.html" target="_blank">'You're Welcome, LeBron,' reads billboard purchased by Miami radio host</a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Jason McIntyre</strong>, the Big Lead: <a title="Dan LeBatard Suspended Two Days by ESPN for Buying 'You're Welcome LeBron' Billboard [UPDATE]" href="http://thebiglead.com/2014/08/07/newspapers-still-dont-get-beacon-journal-turns-down-dan-lebatard-ad-now-covering-billboard-story/">Dan Le Batard Suspended Two Days by ESPN for Buying 'You're Welcome LeBron' Billboard [UPDATE]</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/nahj-founder-calls-award-fox-farce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/nahj-founder-calls-award-fox-farce#comments Sun, 10 Aug 2014 05:34:22 +0000 princeeditor 8580 at http://mije.org MSNBC Chief Promises Change for Latinos http://mije.org/richardprince/msnbc-chief-promises-change-latinos <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 8, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/NAHJ_Lead2.jpg" alt="Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC, tells the National Association of Hispanic Jou" width="183" height="124" /> Griffin pledges that show hosts will meet with Hispanics; Latinos-as-white stories called damaging as well as wrong; Barnett named executive editor of Whitlock's ESPN site; ESPN suspends Le Batard over Billboard mocking LeBron (8/8/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#griffin">Griffin Pledges That Show Hosts Will Meet With Hispanics </a></p> <p><a href="#latinos">Latinos-as-White Stories Called Damaging as Well as Wrong </a><br /><br /><a href="#barnett">Barnett Named Executive Editor of Whitlock's ESPN Site </a><br />&nbsp;<br /><a href="#lebron">ESPN Suspends Le Batard Over Billboard Mocking LeBron</a></p> <p><a name="griffin"></a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/msnbc-chief-promises-change-latinos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/msnbc-chief-promises-change-latinos#comments Sat, 09 Aug 2014 02:50:50 +0000 princeeditor 8579 at http://mije.org Journalists' Role Reversal: Dining at White House http://mije.org/richardprince/journalists-role-reversal-dining-white-house <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 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/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/April%20Ryan%20with%20robert%20DeNiro%208-5-14.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="103" />8 from Fourth Estate join 400 honoring African leaders; . . . "pool" report gives press corps lowdown on the dinner; after corporate split, some Gannett staffers must reapply; Indian Country publication sorry for "rate that genocide"; job seekers of color still have harder time; Nexstar selling Indiana TV station to black broadcaster; how Sacramento morning anchor's life turned sour; Walker, formerly of McClatchy-Tribune, lands at Scripps (8/6/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8565/#african">8 From Fourth Estate Join 400 Honoring African Leaders</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8565/#pool">. . . "Pool" Report Gives Press Corps Lowdown on the Dinner</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8565/#split">After Corporate Split, Some Gannett Staffers Must Reapply</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8565/#indian">Indian Country Publication Sorry for "Rate That Genocide"</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8565/#color">Job Seekers of Color Still Have Harder Time</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="walker"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/journalists-role-reversal-dining-white-house#walker" target="_blank">Walker, Formerly of McClatchy-Tribune, Lands at Scripps</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Harry Walker" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/H_Walker.jpg" alt="Harry Walker" width="183" height="216" /><strong>Harry Walker</strong>, who lost his job as director of McClatchy-Tribune Photo Service in Washington after <a title="Tribune Publishing assumed full ownership of the news and information business" href="http://mije.org/richardprince/new-npr-chief-has-model-diversity#Tribune">Tribune Publishing assumed full ownership of the news and information business</a>, joins the Naples (Fla.) Daily News next month as director of visuals, Daily News Editor <strong>Manny Garcia</strong> announced to staff members on Tuesday.</p> <p>"During his career, he has coordinated coverage or photographed numerous national and international events, including the Gulf War, presidential inaugurations, and political conventions, Olympics, Super Bowls, the NCAA Final Four and more," the announcement said.</p> <p>"Harry is unselfish with his time and talent and is focused on leading our terrific visuals team to even greater successes. He's a cheerleader, teacher, forward- thinking, colleague and mentor.</p> <p>"He often works with the Poynter Institute, Visual Edge, National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Best of Photo Journalism Contest, National Association of Black [Journalists] and Ohio News [Photographers] Association (ONPA). Harry and his teams have received numerous honors, including the White House News Photographers Association and NPPA Best of Photojournalism contest. . . ."</p> <p>The announcement quoted <strong>Kenny Irby</strong>, Poynter Institute senior faculty, visual journalism and diversity and director of community relations: "He's a visionary leader who will help the entire company excel to the next level of journalistic quality and service."</p> <p>Walker was features and weekend photo editor at the Kansas City Star. He started his photojournalism career as a staff photographer for the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch.</p> <p>Garcia told Journal-isms that the E.W. Scripps Co., owner of the Naples Daily News, reached out to Walker after learning of the threat to his job in Journal-isms.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/journalists-role-reversal-dining-white-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/journalists-role-reversal-dining-white-house#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 02:33:26 +0000 princeeditor 8565 at http://mije.org Grio Columnist Makes Plagiarism Accusation; Howard U. Radio Station Apologizes http://mije.org/richardprince/grio-columnist-makes-plagiarism-accusation <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 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/Burn.png" alt="" width="183" height="112" />WHUR-FM removes disputed posting; website spotlights "qualified," savvy journalists of color; . . . consider diversity when deciding on making gifts; LaToya Valmont, Essence veteran, named M.E. of Glamour; Ebola outbreak could dominate visit by African leaders; Washington Post examines black gays' high HIV rate; Smith comments exemplify erosion of thoughtful discourse; Redksins' website on team name gets 3 Pinocchios (8/4/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Updated August 5</em></p> <p><a href="#howard">WHUR-FM Removes Disputed Posting </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="redskins"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8564/#redskins">Redskins' Website on Team Name Gets 3 Pinocchios</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: right;" title="In &#039;The Rescue&#039; by Horatio Greenough, installed in 1853, the huge European-descended father of a white family &amp;quot;is rather calmly subduing the sinewy and wild-eyed Native berserker,&amp;quot; as Indian Country Media Today described it. The offensive statue was removed from the U.S. Capitol in 1958, the publication noted in discussing opposition to the Washington Redskins name. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)." src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u678/greenough-rescue-full.jpeg" alt="In &#039;The Rescue&#039; by Horatio Greenough, installed in 1853, the huge European-desce" width="376" height="488" /></p> <p>The Washington Post's "Fact Checker" column <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2014/07/31/fact-checking-the-new-web-site-redskinsfacts-com/" target="_blank">has awarded three Pinocchios</a> — "significant factual error and/or obvious contradictions" — to the Washington Redskins' new website defending the team name.</p> <p><strong>Glenn Kessler</strong> wrote Thursday, "The Washington Redskins have been paying for ads promoting a new Web site, RedskinsFacts.com, which supposedly sprung up organically from frustrated former players who wanted to defend the team's embattled name, which many find offensive. (Slate turned up evidence that the Web site is tied to image-makers Burson-Marsteller, which was later confirmed by the team.)</p> <p>" 'We believe the Redskins name deserves to stay,' the Web site says on its 'facts' landing page. 'It epitomizes all the noble qualities we admire about Native Americans — the same intangibles we expect from Washington's gridiron heroes on game day. Honor. Loyalty. Unity. Respect. Courage. And more. On this page, you can read more about the storied history of the Redskins identity.'</p> <p>"Anytime an organization sets up a 'facts' Web site, it calls out for fact checking. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Mike Dyce</strong>, fansided.com: <a href=" http://fansided.com/2014/07/29/hillary-clinton-redskins-change-name/#!bqojGy" target="_blank">Hillary Clinton amongst those who think the Redskins should change their name </a><br /><br /></li> <li> Editorial, Washington Post: <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/redskins-name-gets-even-harder-for-daniel-snyder-to-defend/2014/07/28/3d3381a4-1375-11e4-9285-4243a40ddc97_story.html" target="_blank">Redskins name gets even harder for Daniel Snyder to defend </a><em>(July 28)</em><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Hadas Gold</strong>, Politico: <a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/08/washington-business-journal-to-ban-redskins-193277.html " target="_blank">Washington Business Journal to ban 'Redskins' </a><br /><br /></li> <li> Indian Country Today Media Network: <a href="http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/08/02/washington-got-rid-these-demeaning-redskin-images-1958-156190" target="_blank">Yo, Daniel Snyder! D.C. Dumped These Demeaning 'Redskin' Images in 1958 </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Mike Wise</strong>, Washington Post: <a href=" http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/time-to-admit-the-areas-nfl-team-belongs-to-virginia/2014/08/04/c02f20ee-1b23-11e4-82f9-2cd6fa8da5c4_story.html" target="_blank"> Time to admit: The area’s NFL team belongs to Virginia </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Hansi Lo Wang</strong>, NPR "Code Switch": <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/07/25/335156388/at-washingtons-training-camp-fierce-fans-are-split-on-name-change" target="_blank">At Washington's Training Camp, Fans Are Split On Name Change</a> <em>(July 26)</em> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/grio-columnist-makes-plagiarism-accusation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/grio-columnist-makes-plagiarism-accusation#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 02:27:35 +0000 8564 at http://mije.org NABJ Gives "Thumbs Down" Award to NPR http://mije.org/richardprince/nabj-gives-thumbs-down-award-npr <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 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-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/resize_0.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="136" />Al Jazeera America praised for "best practices" (8/2/14); Andrew Young, at NABJ, stands by "smart-ass white boys" remarks of 30 years ago; NABJ members vote to penalize errant board reps (8/1/14); NABJ, NAHJ move toward joint convention (7/31/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Thumbs">Al Jazeera America Praised for "Best Practices"</a></p> <p><a name="Thumbs"></a>&nbsp;<img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Michel Martin conducts her final &amp;quot;Tell Me More&amp;quot; show Friday before a live audience at NPR&#039;s Washington studios. (credit: @npremily/Twitter) " src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/resize.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="417" /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="shorttakes"></a></p> <h2><a title="Short Takes" href="http://mije.org/node/8561/#shorttakes">Short Takes</a></h2> <ul> <li> <strong>Seth Prince</strong>, sports editor at the Oregonian in Portland, has accepted "a great job with Student Media at the University of Oklahoma," he told colleagues. Prince is Cherokee and Choctaw. He is to be digital and design adviser.&nbsp;<br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Maxie C. Jackson III</strong>, who in April 2013 left the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, where he was president and CEO, has been named manager of 90.3 WCPN ideastream in Cleveland. "ideastream is a public service, multiple-media organization with a mission to strengthen our communities," according to a news release. Jackson has also been senior director, program development for New York Public Radio (WNYC), and radio program director for WETA-FM in Washington.&nbsp;<br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Sylvester Monroe</strong>, veteran journalist at such publications as Time, Newsweek and Ebony and most recently senior editor at American Public Media, based in Los Angeles, is joining the Washington Post as an assistant foreign editor, Monroe told colleagues. He said he starts Aug. 25. <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Fannie Flono</strong>, associate editor at the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer, where she writes editorials, is retiring after 30 years there, she told Journal-isms. "I don't have any plans," Flono said, adding that she was awaiting "the next chapter" and that "I hope they replace me with a female and another minority." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<a title="Less than two years after being named Editor of Spanish-language daily La Opinión, Reynaldo Mena is no longer with the paper " href="http://www.mediamoves.com/2014/07/mena-out-lerner-promoted-at-la-opinion.html?utm_source=Media+Moves+Newsletter&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=bbfd5820d0- RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&amp;utm_term=0_1ded95a57a-bbfd5820d0-62884281">Less than two years after being named Editor of Spanish-language daily La Opinión, <strong>Reynaldo Mena </strong>is no longer with the paper</a>," <strong>Veronica Villafañe</strong> reported Thursday for her Media Moves site. "His last day was yesterday. The same day, impreMedia, the paper's parent company, announced that <strong>Gabriel Lerner</strong> was promoted to Editorial Director, replacing Mena. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Jose Antonio Vargas</strong>, the journalist-turned-immigration activist, is relocating to San Francisco. "I made a big personal decision, which is better for my health and creative being: I am coming home — home being the SF Bay Area, where my family and family of friends live," he told social media colleagues. "Ten summers ago, I left San Francisco and moved to Washington, D.C., where I lived for five years. Then I moved to NYC, where I've lived for the past five years. Now it's time to come home. I will still be traveling a lot but, starting in August, my shoes will be in one place in San Francisco. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<a title="Ken Armstrong, an investigative reporter for The Seattle Times, will join the staff of The Marshall Project in the coming weeks, Marshall Project editor-in-chief Bill Keller confirmed Tuesday" href="http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/260764/ken-armstrong-joins-the-marshall-project/"><strong>Ken Armstrong</strong>, an investigative reporter for The Seattle Times, will join the staff of The Marshall Project in the coming weeks, Marshall Project editor-in-chief <strong>Bill Keller </strong>confirmed Tuesday</a>," <strong>Benjamin Mullin</strong>&nbsp;reported Thursday for the Poynter Institute.&nbsp;Keller, former executive editor of the New York Times, told Journal-isms in March that site founder "<a title="Neil Barsky and I agreed from our first conversation that The Marshall Product would recruit a diverse staff " href="http://mije.org/richardprince/ny-times-keller-calls-diversity-must-his-startup"><strong>Neil Barsky </strong>and I agreed from our first conversation that The Marshall Product would recruit a diverse staff</a>. The criminal justice system, which will be the focus of our reporting, touches people of color disproportionately, as is distressingly evident from the population of our overstuffed prisons, the profiles of the victims, and the impact on families and communities." However, <a title="Simone Weichselbaum, formerly of the Daily News in New York, is the only black journalist hired to date" href="http://www.themarshallproject.org/people/"><strong>Simone Weichselbaum</strong>, formerly of the Daily News in New York, is the only black journalist hired to date</a>.&nbsp;<br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Eva Rodriguez</strong>, who oversaw coverage of Europe and the Americas on the foreign desk of the Washington Post, is leaving the Post to become a senior editor at Politico magazine, Post editors told staffers on Thursday. She is the second Latino journalist who has announced plans to leave the newspaper recently.<strong> Ernesto Londoño</strong>, a reporter and former foreign correspondent, is joining the New York Times editorial board. Rodriguez has been at the Post since 2007 and has been an editorial writer and deputy editor of the Style section. </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-10"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h1>NABJ, NAHJ Move Toward Joint Convention</h1> <p>July 31, 2014</p> <p><a href="#convention">Meeting Could Assemble Most Journalists of Color Since '08</a></p> <p><a name="convention"></a></p> <p><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Hugo Balta, president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, left, joins Bob Butler, president of the National Association of Black Journalists, in announcing that the two organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding to hold a joint convention in 2016. (Credit: Yvonne Latty)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/full_column/u678/HBalta_BButler_0-538x403.jpg" alt="Hugo Balta, president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, left," width="538" height="403" /></p> <h2><a title="Meeting Could Assemble Most Journalists of Color Since '08" href="http://mije.org/node/8558/#convention">Meeting Could Assemble Most Journalists of Color Since '08</a></h2> <p>The associations representing journalists from the nation's two largest groups of color — blacks and Hispanics — have signed a memorandum of understanding to hold a joint convention in 2016, <strong>Bob Butler</strong>, president of the National Association of Black Journalists, and <strong>Hugo Balta</strong>, president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, announced on Thursday.</p> <p>The two presidents held a news conference at the NABJ convention in Boston, which had attracted 1,984 paid registrants as of Wednesday night and is expected to exceed 2,000 on Thursday. The prospect of a joint 2016 meeting could attract 3,000 journalists in that election year, the presidents said. "I want a [presidential] debate at NABJ-NAHJ 2016," Butler said at the news conference.</p> <p>A convention of 3,000 journalists of color would make it the largest such conference since the 2008 Unity: Journalists of Color meeting in Chicago. Some 7,550 attended on its final Sunday, though that figure includes sponsors and others who were not registered.</p> <p>The 2012 Unity conference, held without NABJ but including NAHJ, the Asian American Journalists Association, the Native American Journalists Association and the National Lesbian &amp; Gay Journalists Association, registered 2,385 people, Unity's executive director said at the time.</p> <p>The idea of a joint convention between NABJ and NAHJ was broached a year ago at the Hispanic journalists convention in Anaheim, Calif., as <a title="Balta made a case to his members for withdrawing from the Unity: Journalists for Diversity coalition" href="http://mije.org/richardprince/nabj-nahj-leaders-discuss-joint-convention">Balta made a case to his members for withdrawing from the Unity: Journalists for Diversity coalition</a>. NABJ had already withdrawn, citing governance and financial issues. NAHJ followed later in 2013.</p> <p>"We need to be there in Washington, D.C.," Balta told Journal-isms then. Butler said Thursday, however, that the choice of cities would depend on "who's going to give us the best deal."</p> <p>Still to be resolved are such issues as revenue- and cost-sharing between the two groups. Once those are settled and the two organizations contract to hold the convention together, a request for proposals is to be published. <strong>Darryl R. Matthews Sr.</strong>, the NABJ executive director, said he expected the process to be "wrapped up" by the end of the year.</p> <p>Unity: Journalists for Diversity, which includes AAJA, NAJA and NLGJA, has not announced its plans for 2016.</p> <p>However, Butler said, the NABJ-NAHJ event should not be compared with Unity. "Unity was an organization. This is two organizations working collaboratively to have a convention."</p> <p>NABJ's Boston attendance figures are comparable to those from its 2013 meeting in Orlando, Fla. On the Tuesday of that convention, then-NABJ Executive Director <strong>Maurice Foster</strong> said 1,937 people were registered, a figure that includes exhibitors. The previous year, NABJ attracted 2,586 registrants in New Orleans.</p> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, right, with meteorologist and reporter Andrew Humphrey of WDIV-TV, Detroit, at the Hynes Convention Center (Credit: Sophia Nahli Allison/NABJ Monitor)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u678/D_Patrick.png" alt="Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, right, with meteorologist and reporter Andrew " width="376" height="205" /></p> <p>Matthews said he was more excited that NABJ had reached $1 million in "partnerships," a word he preferred to sponsorships because it places the two parties on an equal footing. The $1 million figure exceeds that of the last two years, he said.</p> <p>This is the first time NABJ has met in Boston, and that "sends a big message that in Boston we are moving forward," Mayor<strong> Martin J. Walsh</strong> told the assembled journalists on Thursday. As<strong> Wayne Dawkins </strong>noted in the NABJ Journal, the organization's magazine, "Despite a more relaxed, inviting atmosphere in today's Boston, many NABJ members' experiences there were seared during the city's hostile racial era during the 1970s through early 1990s."</p> <p>Walsh, speaking at the downtown <strong>John B. Hynes</strong> Veterans Memorial Convention Center, urged attendees to consider seeking jobs in his city, noting that "Boston is a very different place today" and that two-thirds of residents under 19 are black and Latino.</p> <p>The convention opened just after the American Society of News Editors released its annual diversity survey. It showed that <a title="the number of journalists of color in newspaper and online newsrooms increased by 1 percentage point" href="http://mije.org/richardprince/penalized-diversity#ASNE">the number of journalists of color in newspaper and online newsrooms increased by 1 percentage point</a>, to 13.34 percent, while the figure for black journalists declined from 1,790 to 1,754.</p> <p>"It almost seems as though ethnic diversity is coming at the expense of African American journalists," Butler told Journal-isms. He said he was disappointed that the decline took place "despite all of the efforts of NABJ" and despite the outcry this year about the lack of inclusion at new, online &nbsp;journalism ventures. In March, NABJ wrote an "<a title="open letter to media startups" href="http://www.nabj.org/news/164828/NABJ-An-Open-Letter-to-News-Media-Startups.htm">open letter to media startups</a>."</p> <p>Also on Thursday, <strong>Reince Priebus</strong>, chairman of the Republican National Committee, defended voter identification laws, saying he had collected affidavits that documented voter fraud in Wisconsin. Priebus said he wanted a system where "voting is easy but it's hard to cheat." Critics have called such laws voter suppression aimed at audiences likely to vote Democratic, principally people of color and young people.</p> <p>Priebus also called on Republicans to become more active in pressing their cause between elections. "If you don't show up until five hours before the election, you're not giving people a choice," he said. Priebus noted that only 6 percent of African Americans vote Republican; that his mother was born in Khartoum, Sudan; and that he had clerked for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund in Los Angeles.</p> <p>The chairman said those are not reasons for switching to the GOP, but "All of us have a story to tell, but if nobody's there to tell the story, then we're not going to move the dial."</p> <p>The GOP chairman also said he "sat down with <strong>Bob Johnson</strong>," co-founder of Black Entertainment Television, who "wants companies to diversify executive leadership."</p> <p>Rep. <strong>Debbie Wasserman Schultz</strong>, D-Fla., the Democratic National Committee chair, is scheduled to address the organization Friday.</p> <p>Massachusetts <strong>Gov. Deval Patrick</strong>, appearing on his 58th birthday,&nbsp;opened Thursday's events with a challenge to journalists not to confuse political drama and substance.</p> <p>"We need you to challenge the leaders who say they want to get results but then actively refuse to act: like the folks who say we need to rebuild our highway system then refuse to fund the Highway Trust Fund, or who say they want fiscal discipline then push the federal government into default, or the folks who say Americans should have the security of health insurance then vote to take it away.</p> <p>"We need you to challenge the racist bullies who claim you are the ones playing the race card when they are the ones dealing it.</p> <p>"We need you to ask why, in a country whose public is ready for pragmatic and compassionate solutions, some leaders offer immigrant hatred in the place of immigration reform. . . ."</p> <p>Also at the convention:</p> <ul> <li> Harvard Law School Professor&nbsp;<strong>Charles Ogletree</strong>, an early supporter of <strong>President Obama's </strong>White House aspirations, said of his friend, "In the next 2 1/2 years, he'll have to talk more about race. We will not tolerate him sitting back and being passive about race. <strong>George Bush</strong> was outraged by <strong>Rodney King</strong>. He said this is wrong." Obama must speak out "not because he's black but because he's president of the United States." Ogletree participated in a luncheon conversation about race Thursday with broadcast journalist <strong>Ed Gordon</strong>, in which he also said first lady <strong>Michelle Obama</strong> should be drafted to run for president. <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Carole Simpson</strong>, the retired anchor at ABC News now based in Boston, complained that the theme song from the Boston-located "Cheers" TV show should not have been chosen as music for the ceremony because there were no blacks on the show. Simpson was&nbsp;co-hosting Wednesday's opening reception ceremony. <strong>Manuel Smith</strong>, a member of the production team, told Journal-isms that the "Cheers" reference was supposed to be part of a comedy routine but that Simpson took the reference in another direction.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Members previewed "Get On Up," the new biographical drama about entertainer <strong>James Brown</strong>, to favorable notices. The film opens Friday.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Nelson George</strong>, New York Times: <a title="His Own Godfather: James Brown Is Celebrated in 'Get On Up'" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/27/movies/james-brown-is-celebrated-in-get-on-up.html?_r=0">His Own Godfather: James Brown Is Celebrated in 'Get On Up'</a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Trymaine Lee</strong>, msnbc.com: <a title="Reince Priebus: GOP gains among minorities won’t happen overnight" href="http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/rnc-chair-black-vote-outreach">Reince Priebus: GOP gains among minorities won’t happen overnight</a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>David Remick</strong>, New Yorker: <a title="The Possessed: James Brown in Eighteen Minutes" href="http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/possessed-james-brown-eighteen-minutes">The Possessed: James Brown in Eighteen Minutes</a></li> </ul> <p><a title="Follow Richard Prince on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/princeeditor">Follow Richard Prince on Twitter @princeeditor</a> <br /><br />Facebook users: <a title="fan page" href="http://www.facebook.com/home.php? filter=nf#/pages/Richard-Princes-Journal-isms/88020137014?ref=ts">"Like" "Richard Prince's Journal-isms" on Facebook. </a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/nabj-gives-thumbs-down-award-npr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/nabj-gives-thumbs-down-award-npr#comments Sun, 03 Aug 2014 04:44:48 +0000 princeeditor 8562 at http://mije.org Right About "Smart-Ass White Boys" http://mije.org/richardprince/right-about-smart-ass-white-boys <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/080214_BUSINESSMEETING_SA_02x.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />Andrew Young, at NABJ, stands by words of 30 years ago; <a href="#Boston">NABJ members vote to penalize errant board reps</a>&nbsp;(8/1/14);&nbsp;NABJ, NAHJ move toward joint convention (7/31/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Boston">Andrew Young, at NABJ, Stands by Words of 30 Years Ago;</a></p> <p><a href="#Boston"> NABJ Members Vote to Penalize Errant Board Reps</a></p> <p><a href="#shorttakes">Short Takes</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/right-about-smart-ass-white-boys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/right-about-smart-ass-white-boys#comments Sat, 02 Aug 2014 10:41:52 +0000 princeeditor 8561 at http://mije.org NABJ, NAHJ Move Toward Joint Convention http://mije.org/richardprince/nabj-nahj-leaders-vote-joint-convention <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 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/HBalta_BButler_0.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="138" />Meeting could assemble most journalists of color since '08 (7/31/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> http://mije.org/richardprince/nabj-nahj-leaders-vote-joint-convention#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:33:08 +0000 princeeditor 8558 at http://mije.org Penalized for Diversity! http://mije.org/richardprince/penalized-diversity <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 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/u678/15467405-mmmain.jpg" alt="Miles Trinidad, center, a senior at Glencoe High School, works with The Oregonia" width="183" height="122" />Study: Advocacy backfires on those who are not white men; . . . . newspaper journalists of color increase by 1 percent; . . . in local radio, TV, better but still not there; Smith sorry for suggesting women can provoke violence; . . . Ebony in 3rd week of series on sexual violence; Activist white women urged to remember nonwhite counterparts; NPR CEO wants network to be "the leader" in diversity; British journalist can't get Gaza suffering out of mind; Western media lack sustained coverage of much of world (7/28/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Updated July 29</em></p> <p><a href="#advocacy">Study: Advocacy Backfires on Those Who Are Not White Men </a></p> <p><a href="#ASNE">Newspaper Journalists of Color Increase by 1 Percent</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="western"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8552/#western">Western Media Lack Sustained Coverage of Much of World</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/27/opinion/sunday/the-medias-retreat-from-foreign-reporting.html?partner=rss&amp;emc=rss&amp;_r=0" target="_blank">The Western news media are in crisis and are turning their back on the world</a>," <strong>Anjan Sundaram</strong> wrote Friday for the New York Times Sunday Review. "We hardly ever notice. Where correspondents were once assigned to a place for years or months, reporters now handle 20 countries each. Bureaus are in hub cities, far from many of the countries they cover. And journalists are often lodged in expensive bungalows or five-star hotels. As the news has receded, so have our minds.</p> <p>"To the consumer, the news can seem authoritative. But the 24-hour news cycles we watch rarely give us the stories essential to understanding the major events of our time. The news machine, confused about its mandate, has faltered. Big stories are often missed. Huge swaths of the world are forgotten or shrouded in myth. The news both creates these myths and dispels them, in a pretense of providing us with truth.</p> <p>"I worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a stringer, a freelance journalist paid by the word, for a year and a half, in 2005-06. There, on the bottom rung of the news ladder, I grasped the role of the imaginary in the production of world news. Congo is the scene of one of the greatest man-made disasters of our lifetimes. Two successive wars have killed more than five million people since 1996.</p> <p>"Yet this great event in human history has produced no sustained reporting. No journalist is stationed consistently on the front lines of the war telling us its stories. . . ."</p> <p>Sundaram also wrote, "News organizations tell us that immersive reporting is prohibitively expensive. But the money is there; it's just often misallocated on expensive trips for correspondents. Even as I was struggling to justify costs for a new round of reporting in Congo, I watched teams of correspondents stay in $300-per-night hotels, spending in one night what I would in two months. And they missed the story. . . . News organizations need to work more closely with stringers. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> Al Jazeera: <a href=" http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/empire/newscrambleforafrica/2014/07/new-scramble-africa-2014723203324932466.html" target="_blank">The New Scramble for Africa </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Thomas L. Friedman</strong>, New York Times: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/27/opinion/sunday/thomas-l-friedman-what-is-news.html?partner=rss&amp;emc=rss" target="_blank">What Is News? </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/penalized-diversity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/penalized-diversity#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:14:05 +0000 princeeditor 8552 at http://mije.org How "Overstated" Is Idea of "Acting White"? http://mije.org/richardprince/how-overstated-notion-acting-white <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 25, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-07-25%20at%207.18.15%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="101" />In last 20 years, writer says, theory has been debunked; journalist confronts history of his slave-owning family; Gaza crisis boosts ratings 30% for Al Jazeera America; Pinterest, too, pledges to do better on diversity; to a boomer, digital Jet magazine doesn't feel like progress; Stanley Nelson plans film on historically black colleges (7/25/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8551/#theory">In Last 20 Years, Writer Says, Theory Has Been Debunked</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8551/#slavery">Journalist Confronts History of His Slave-Owning Family</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8551/#gaza">Gaza Crisis Boosts Ratings 30% for Al Jazeera America</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8551/#diversity">Pinterest, Too, Pledges to Do Better on Diversity</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8551/#jet">To a Boomer, Digital Jet Magazine Doesn't Feel Like Progress</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/how-overstated-notion-acting-white" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/how-overstated-notion-acting-white#comments Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:20:07 +0000 princeeditor 8551 at http://mije.org Michelle Obama, Top Cover Girl http://mije.org/richardprince/michelle-obama-top-cover-girl <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 23, 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/M_Obama_0.png" alt="" width="183" height="121" />Unbroken string of successful magazine images; Israelis take out frustration on foreign correspondents; Israel, Hamas jostle to control social media narrative; anchor swims Rio Grande to make immigration point; race and policing, urban violence endure as issues; Kenneth B. Noble, former N.Y. Times reporter, dies at 60; Twitter joins in disclosing low numbers of blacks, Latinos; photographer's forceful images prompt Internet rage; Smith, Bayless in shoutfest over gay player (7/23/14).</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#mobama">Unbroken String of Successful Magazine Images </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="sam"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8546/#sam">Smith, Bayless in Shoutfest Over Gay Player</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.mediaite.com/tv/espn-anchors-shout-at-each-other-over-claim-that-gay-nfl-player-a-distraction/" target="_blank">Sports talk shows have the capacity to be just as inane as cable news</a>," <strong>Tina Nguyen</strong> wrote Tuesday for Mediaite, "and ESPN’s <strong>Stephen A. Smith</strong> just hit a new one: he and <strong>Skip Bayless</strong> fell into a heated debate about <strong>Tony Dungy's</strong> comments about gay NFL draftee <strong>Michael Sam</strong>.</p> <p>"Smith argued that Sam's sexuality was a problem, one which could impact the success of the St. Louis Rams, while <strong>Michael Vick</strong>, whose return to the NFL after being convicted for dogfighting cause massive controversy, was just a 'nuisance.'</p> <p>" 'Whether it's a religious perspective, or taking his quote verbatim, [Dungy] happens to be right!' Smith said. 'Somebody going to jail for a dogfighting scandal, serving his time in a prison, and then being in an NFL locker room, is not necessarily something that will cause a distraction in the eyes of players, compared to somebody that is gay in a locker room. We don't like to say that, but it's just the truth.' . . ." [<a href="http://www.mediaite.com/tv/espn-anchors-shout-at-each-other-over-claim-that-gay-nfl-player-a-distraction/#ooid=FrNWw1bzqzkWtiffqZZB51YCNNuFBWEs" target="_blank"><em>video</em>]</a></p> <ul> <li> <strong>Tony Dungy</strong>, NBC Sports: <a href="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/22/tony-dungys-statement-regarding-his-michael-sam-comments/" target="_blank">Tony Dungy's statement regarding his Michael Sam comments</a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Jason Whitlock</strong>, ESPN: <a title="Dungy wrong about Michael Sam" href="http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/11252669/tony-dungy-michael-sam-nfl">Dungy wrong about Michael Sam</a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Curtis M. Wong</strong>, Huffington Post: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/michael-sam-boyfriend-coming-out_n_5613760.html?utm_hp_ref=black-voices&amp;ir=Black%20Voices" target="_blank">Michael Sam Had Second Guesses About Coming Out As Gay, While Boyfriend Vito Cammisano Provided Support </a><br /><br /></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/michelle-obama-top-cover-girl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/michelle-obama-top-cover-girl#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:38:14 +0000 princeeditor 8546 at http://mije.org Recall of Gaza Reporter Tied to NBC Infighting http://mije.org/richardprince/recall-gaza-reporter-tied-nbc-infighting <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 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/u678/ayman_journaliste_us.jpeg" alt="" width="183" height="104" />Sources cite ratings jitters, not pro-Israel bias; 3 U.S. black journalists covering Gaza Crisis; foreign minister wants Al Jazeera out of Israel; correspondents head for Central America in border crisis; fund created for victims of scam by immigration columnist; "39 Pieces of Advice for Journalists And Writers Of Color"; White House criticism of anonymous sources backfires; columnist apologizes for quoting "chink in the armor"; black journalist preceded Russia Today anchor in resigning&nbsp;(7/21/14);</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Mohyeldin">Sources Cite Ratings Jitters, Not Pro-Israel Bias</a></p> <p><a href="#VanMarsh">3 U.S. Black Journalists Covering Gaza Crisis</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/recall-gaza-reporter-tied-nbc-infighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/recall-gaza-reporter-tied-nbc-infighting#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:27:12 +0000 princeeditor 8544 at http://mije.org NBC Reverses, Returns Reporter to Gaza http://mije.org/richardprince/nbc-reverses-sends-correspondent-back-gaza <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 18, 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/M_Mohyeldin.png" alt="" width="183" height="108" />Network's recall was criticized as pro-Israel bias; Michael Feeney, Enid Alvarez laid off at N.Y. Daily News; Color of Change presses Twitter for diversity figures, no consensus on terms for children crossing border, Haitian-American radio listeners bilked, officials say, Kurtz sympathizes with reporter who ad-libbed on dads, CBS announcers free not to say "Redskins"; Essence made mistake in seeking younger audience (7/18/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Mohyeldin">Network's Recall Was Criticized as Pro-Israel Bias </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="Essence"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8543/#Essence">Essence Made Mistake in Seeking Younger Audience</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: left;" title="August issue of Essence." src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u678/Essence_1.jpg" alt="August issue of Essence." width="376" height="491" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/articles/details.asp?aID=12142&amp;c=slider" target="_blank"><strong>Edward Lewis</strong>, one of four men who in 1968 conceptualized Essence magazine, sat for a brief question-and-answer session</a> with <strong>Janelle Harris</strong> of mediabistro, published Wednesday.</p> <p>Harris asked Lewis, "<em>Jet</em> magazine has folded its print copy and is going all digital. Do you think this was a good move?"</p> <p>Lewis replied, "One of my heroes outside my family is <strong>John Johnson</strong>, who started <em>Ebony</em> and <em>Jet</em>. The media landscape has changed with respect to how people get information. It's very difficult. It's one of the reasons why I made the decision to sell to Time Inc. when they approached me in 2000. I began to realize that what I call the four P's — paper, printing, postage and people — are going to continue to increase in cost. <em>Ebony</em> has gone through some changes with respect to trying to find its editorial feet. In fact, on one level, they're trying to make it look younger than what their audience is. We tried to make the<em> Essence</em> audience look younger and when we did, black women punished us. Our circulation went down and it took us a year to recover. Those are the pressures on Johnson Publishing and <em>Jet</em>."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/nbc-reverses-sends-correspondent-back-gaza" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/nbc-reverses-sends-correspondent-back-gaza#comments Sat, 19 Jul 2014 02:31:36 +0000 princeeditor 8543 at http://mije.org Vargas File Might Never Get to Court http://mije.org/richardprince/vargas-might-never-get-court <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 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/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-07-16%20at%207.26.22%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="100" /> Immigration cases awaiting resolution at all-time high; Detroit Free Press seeks to save high school J-program; reporter quits after comments on young black men, dads; social media pan S.C. story heavy on police account; "Race beat" seemingly on rise at mainstream outlets; ABC casts most diverse season in recent TV history; "stunning" lack of diversity on cable talk shows (7/16/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8541/#immigration">Immigration Cases Awaiting Resolution at All-Time High</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8541/#detroit">Detroit Free Press Seeks to Save High School J-Program</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8541/#dads">Reporter Quits After Comments on Young Black Men, Dads</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8541/#police">Social Media Pan S.C. Story Heavy on Police Account</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8541/#race">"Race Beat" Seemingly on Rise at Mainstream Outlets</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/vargas-might-never-get-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/vargas-might-never-get-court#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 03:09:18 +0000 princeeditor 8541 at http://mije.org Undocumented Vargas Detained Near Border http://mije.org/richardprince/undocumented-vargas-stuck-border-town <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 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/McAllen.png" alt="" width="183" height="112" />For three years, authorities have declined to prosecute; Plain Dealer seeking beat writer for LeBron's Cavaliers; Rhonda Lee, fired in hair dustup, finds new weather job; demoted Pam Oliver says disappointment has subsided; five lessons the World Cup broadcasts taught the media; Seigenthaler sent off to music of civil rights movement; BET apologizes to photographer over snub at "BET Awards" (7/14/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Updated July 15</em></p> <p><a href="#immigration">For Three Years, Authorities Have Declined to Prosecute</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/undocumented-vargas-stuck-border-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/undocumented-vargas-stuck-border-town#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 02:45:06 +0000 8518 at http://mije.org LeBron "Changes Everything" for Cleveland http://mije.org/richardprince/lebron-changes-everything-cleveland-its-media <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 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/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-07-11%20at%2011.32.10%20AM.png" alt="" width="183" height="103" />"I can't recall any other story comparable," editor says; John Seigenthaler dies at 86, legendary advocate on race; director Links "border children" influx to U.S. policy; conservatives fill void in dwindling statehouse coverage; fellowship gives columnist an idea on gun violence; Va. paper supports decision to remove Confederate flag; NABJ members to vote on new constitution; Star-Ledger to move out of Newark; FCC seeks comments on Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal (7/11/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8515/#James">"I Can't Recall Any Other Story Comparable," Editor Says</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8515/#Seigenthaler">John Seigenthaler Dies at 86, Legendary Advocate on Race</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8515/#Border">Director Links "Border Children" Influx to U.S. Policy</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8515/#Statehouse">Conservatives Fill Void in Dwindling Statehouse Coverage</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8515/#Drummond">Fellowship Gives Columnist an Idea on Gun Violence</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="Comcast"></a><a title="FCC Seeks Comments on Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal" href="http://mije.org/node/8515/#Comcast">FCC Seeks Comments on Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-comcast-fcc-20140710-story.html" target="_blank">The Federal Communications Commission has released its schedule for the public and the media industry to weigh in on Comcast's proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable</a> and its complex deal to trade some cable systems with Charter Communications," <strong>Joe Flint</strong> reported Thursday for the Los Angeles Times.</p> <p>"Comments and petitions seeking to block Comcast's deals are due on Aug. 25. Comcast will then have until Sept. 23rd to respond to those comments. Subsequent replies to Comcast's response are due on Oct. 8. . . "</p> <p>Flint also wrote, "Many media watchdog groups and consumer activists have already voiced their intent to strongly oppose Comcast's deals. Earlier this week, satellite broadcaster Dish Network told the FCC that it should block Comcast from buying Time Warner Cable because the acquisition would give the cable giant too much power in the video and broadband marketplace. Netflix has also expressed concern about Comcast's plans. . . ."</p> <p>The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters said in a statement June 25, "<a title="NABOB is very interested in the review process, and we will have a number of questions to ask" href="http://www.nabob.org/news/newsletter-062514.pdf">NABOB is very interested in the review process, and we will have a number of questions to ask</a>&nbsp;[PDF].</p> <p>"For example, when Comcast announced the Time Warner deal, Comcast announced that it would need to [spin off] cable television systems serving approximately 3 million subscribers, valued at $17 billion. Because cable television systems can be sold in distinct metropolitan units, NABOB recognized immediately that this was an ideal opportunity for Comcast to [spin off] some of these cable television systems in several smaller transactions, which would provide African American entrepreneurs opportunities to purchase one or more of these cable television systems.</p> <p>"In March, NABOB contacted Comcast and asked that they consider spinning off some cable television systems in smaller transactions. Unfortunately, Comcast did not respond to NABOB's request, and instead, announced that it will [spin off] all of the systems in a complicated deal with Charter Communications. . . .</p> <p>"Another issue that NABOB will monitor with respect to the Comcast-Time Warner transaction is the extent to which Comcast commits to carry channels, such as TV One, on Comcast's basic tiers, so that consumers will not have to subscribe to high priced tiers to receive programing serving the African American community. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/lebron-changes-everything-cleveland-its-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/lebron-changes-everything-cleveland-its-media#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:33:50 +0000 princeeditor 8515 at http://mije.org Disease From Child Migrants Called Unlikely http://mije.org/richardprince/disease-border-children-called-unlikely <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 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/rawImage.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="134" />Administration disagrees with assertions by columnists; media groups call out Obama on suppression of news; Inquirer promotes Clark, Escobar to managing editors; China signs agreement for study visits from HBCUs; veteran photog, 83, denied credentials at BET Awards; Menendez story could have been smear by Cuban agents; Shawna Thomas given digital role at "Meet the Press"; Jezebel said to miss opportunity for diversity; blogger for Redskins quits after old tweets surface (7/9/14).</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8512/#disagree">Administration Disagrees With Assertions by Columnists</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8512/#media">Media Groups Call Out Obama on Suppression of News</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8512/#clark">Inquirer Promotes Clark, Escobar to Managing Editors</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8512/#china">China Signs Agreement for More Study Visits From HBCUs</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8512/#bet">Veteran Photog, 83, Denied Credentials at BET Awards</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="jezebel"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/disease-border-children-called-unlikely#jezebel" target="_blank">Jezebel Said to Miss Opportunity for Diversity</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Emma Carmichael, left, and Dodai Stewart" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/jezebel-310x177.png" alt="" width="310" height="177" />The failure to name deputy editor <strong>Dodai Stewart </strong>for the top job at Jezebel rankles for racial reasons as well as the perceived undervaluing of Stewart's personal and professional qualities, staffers and admirers say.</p> <p><strong>Emma Carmichael</strong>, editor of the Hairpin, was given the job.&nbsp;</p> <p>"<a href="http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/media/2014/07/8548439/mixed-emotions-jezebel-gets-new-editor" target="_blank">Stewart is one of the few women of color on Jezebel’s masthead and the longest-serving staffer at the site, having been hired by founding editor Anna Holmes shortly after the site launched in 2007</a>," <strong>Peter Sterne</strong> wrote Monday for capitalnewyork.com. "In the past year, she has also assumed a larger role in running the site, three people familiar with the site's internal workings told Capital."</p> <p>Sterne also wrote, "But the decision to hand the site to a young white woman instead of Stewart — a black woman who has been working at the site since Carmichael was still in college — rubs some current and former staffers the wrong way, especially since the site has been criticized in the past for its handling of race issues.</p> <p>" 'I would not say that I think it is like a racist action, but it is kind of a missed opportunity,' one staffer said. 'The race thing would have been a really wonderful — just like to have a really well-established Black woman who is so good at her job running the site would have been great.'</p> <p>" 'But that's not the crux of what's disappointing about Dodai not getting the job,' the staffer added. 'She deserves it.' . . ."</p> <p>Sterne added, "Gawker owner <strong>Nick Denton</strong> told Capital in an instant message conversation that Carmichael will bring a slightly different editorial direction for the site, though he declined to go into detail. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Joel Johnson</strong> blog: <a href=" http://joel.kinja.com/emma-carmichael-jezebels-next-editor-in-chief-1595543144" target="_blank">Emma Carmichael, Jezebel's Next Editor-in-Chief </a><em>(June 24)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Luvvie</strong>, the Grio: <a href="http://thegrio.com/2014/07/08/jezebel-gets-it-wrong-with-new-editor-hire/" target="_blank">Jezebel gets it wrong with new 'Editor' hire </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="oneida"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/disease-border-children-called-unlikely#oneida" target="_self">Blogger for Redskins Quits After Old Tweets Surface</a></h2> <p>"Eight years after 'macaca,' <a href="http://www.timesdispatch.com/sports/professional/football/redskins/redskins-blogger-tribbett-resigns-abruptly-as-old-posts-resurface/article_4e67e476-06b2-11e4-88e6-0017a43b2370.html" target="_blank"><strong>Ben Tribbett</strong> has found himself in the middle of a second name-calling debate</a>," <strong>Michael Phillips</strong> wrote Tuesday for the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch. "This time, though, he's the one holding his tongue.</p> <p>"Tribbett, a political blogger . . . abruptly resigned from a position with the Washington Redskins on Monday after two weeks on the job. He had been hired to defend the team against protest groups advocating a name change.</p> <p>"The Oneida Indian Nation, a group funding the name-change movement, posted a series of online comments made several years ago by Tribbett at a casino that appeared to be derogatory to Native Americans.</p> <p>" 'Just took Chief for his last 300 (dollars),' Tribbett wrote on Twitter. 'I'd call it a scalping but that seems uncalled for.'</p> <p>"Tribbett said the tweets were taken out of context. He said he was playing cards with a man wearing a Native American headdress, and that it was not meant as a broad generalization.</p> <p>"Still, he resigned his position with the Redskins so as not to be a distraction to the team in its efforts. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Chelsey Luger</strong>, Indian Country Today Media Network: <a href="http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/06/26/indian-yet-not-indian-155490" target="_blank"> Indian (yet not 'an' Indian)</a> <em>(June 26)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Claudio Saunt</strong>, Slate: <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2014/07/washington_nfl_team_tribal_land_the_braves_chiefs_and_dan_snyder_s_franchise.html " target="_blank">This Land Is Their Land </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Theresa Vargas</strong>, Washington Post: <a href=" http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/one-native-american-family-with-redskins-ties-disagrees-on-whether-name-is-offensive/2014/07/06/ea8c5b46-fc8c-11e3-932c-0a55b81f48ce_story.html" target="_blank">One Native American family with Redskins ties disagrees on whether name is offensive </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="shorttakes"></a><a title="Short Takes" href="http://mije.org/node/8512/#shorttakesedit">Short Takes</a></h2> <ul> <li> "After 18-years of hosting Fox 2's Morning Show, <a href="http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/25964593/alan-lee-to-step-down-as-fox-2-anchor" target="_blank">WJBK television anchor <strong>Alan Lee</strong> has decided to pursue a new path in life</a>," the Detroit station announced on Tuesday. "On Tuesday, Lee announced his departure during the morning show while sitting on the anchor desk with show co-host <strong>Anqunette Jamison</strong>. Lee says he plans to continue with his life long dream of being a novel writer. In 2013 his first novella, Sandstorm, was published. Lee joined Fox 2 in 1996 and co-hosted the morning show with <strong>Sherry Margolis</strong>. His last day with Fox 2 will be July 31. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" title="One of six covers for ESPN: The Magazine&#039;s &#039;The Body Issue.&#039;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-07-09%20at%2010.44.44%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="217" /> "Texas Rangers first baseman <strong>Prince Fielder</strong> is one of six world-class athletes who appears nude on the July cover of ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue, <a href="http://www.thewrap.com/espn-the-naked-issue-baseball-star-prince-fielder-strips-down-for-magazine-photos/" target="_blank">but the response so far has been mixed</a>," <strong>Travis Reilly</strong> wrote Tuesday for the Wrap. " 'The Body Issue is ESPN The Magazine's annual celebration of athletes' amazing bodies, where we stop to admire the vast potential of the human form,' says ESPN on [its] website, but many sports fans are expressing anything but admiration for how the 30-year-old slugger looks naked. . . ." However, <strong>Yesha Callahan</strong> wrote for The Root, "In honor of Fielder's positive body image, <a href="http://www.theroot.com/blogs/the_grapevine/2014/07/texas_rangers_first_baseman_prince_fielder_poses_nude_and_huskytwitter_salutes.html " target="_blank">the husky population on Twitter, who are thick and proud, created the #HuskyTwitter hashtag</a> . . . ." She noted that Fielder is&nbsp;listed at 5 feet 11 and 275 pounds.<br /><br /></li> <li> A two-day training session in which about 20 members of underrepresented groups write and publish op-eds began in Washington on Wednesday. The Global Policy Solutions Greenhouse is part of The OpEd Project's <a title="Public Voices Fellowship" href="http://www.northwestern.edu/provost/initiatives/public-voices-fellowship/">Public Voices Fellowship</a>, a national initiative first piloted at Yale, Stanford and Princeton universities and now rolling out in partnership with top universities and foundations, according to <strong>Deborah Douglas</strong>, who facilitated Wednesday's session. Douglas is adjunct lecturer at the Medill School at Northwestern University and a former member of the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board. Two more sessions take place this summer. <br /><br /></li> <li> "With more than a billion Facebook interactions and 300 million tweets, <a href="http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/sports/2014/07/08/surprised-to-hear-so-many-americans-talking-world-cup-billion-interactions-cant/" target="_blank">the 2014 World Cup is likely to be the biggest social media event ever,</a>" <strong>Nicole del Castillo</strong> reported Tuesday for Fox News Latino. "As the Round of 16 came to a close in early July, Facebook reported more than a billion Cup-related posts, comments and likes generated by 220 million users since the start of the tournament on June 12. The social network announced Monday that the 2014 Cup has already claimed the title of the largest event — sporting or otherwise — in Facebook history. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "Weekend anchor <strong>Jacqueline Ortiz</strong> is <a href="http://www.mediamoves.com/2014/07/jacqueline-ortiz-leaves-woai.html " target="_blank">leaving San Antonio's WOAI-KABB to become a full-time mom to her two kids</a>,"<strong> <a href="http://www.mediamoves.com/2014/07/jacqueline-ortiz-leaves-woai.html " target="_blank">Veronica Villafañe</a> </strong>reported Tuesday for her Media Moves site. "She had been at the station for the past 16 years. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> In San Antonio, <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/tvspy/san-antonio-anchor-breaks-down-during-report-on-burned-child_b124196" target="_blank">"KSAT anchor <strong>Isis Romero</strong> was unable to continue reading a story Monday</a>, overcome by emotions as she told viewers of the San Antonio ABC affiliate of an infant badly injured in a fireworks accident. Romero, who is expecting a child, apologized on her Facebook page for becoming overwhelmed by the news," <strong>Mark Joyella</strong> reported for TVSpy. <br /><br /></li> <li> Washington Post local columnist <strong>Courtland Milloy</strong> angered bicyclists far and wide when he wrote Wednesday, "<a title="It's a $500 fine for a motorist to hit a bicyclist in the District [of Columbia], but some behaviors are so egregious that some drivers might think it's worth paying the fine" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/bicyclist-bullies-try-to-rule-the-road-in-dc/2014/07/08/f7843560-06e3-11e4-bbf1-cc51275e7f8f_story.html">It's a $500 fine for a motorist to hit a bicyclist in the District [of Columbia], but some behaviors are so egregious that some drivers might think it's worth paying the fine</a>." "<a title="Wash Cycle" href=" http://www.thewashcycle.com/2014/07/courtland-milloy.html">Wash Cycle</a> did the dirty work of <a title="correcting each and every one of Milloy's erroneous statements" href=" http://usa.streetsblog.org/2014/07/09/courtland-milloys-bike-hate-gets-the-smackdown-it-deserves/">correcting each and every one of Milloy's erroneous statements</a>," <strong>Tanya Snyder</strong> wrote for usa.streetsblog.org.<br /><br /></li> <li> "Last Wednesday, NPR education team blogger <strong>Anya Kamenetz</strong> <a href="http://jimromenesko.com/2014/07/08/npr-memo-warns-about-social-media-posts" target="_blank">complained on Twitter that 'only the white guys get back to me' when reaching out to diverse sources</a>," <strong>Jim Romenesko</strong> reported on his media blog on Tuesday. "After being criticized for the tweet, Kamenetz said that 'I take personal responsibility [for the tweet and] I don’t think it should reflect on my employer.' But it does, says a just-released NPR memo. It reminds the public radio staff to always ask before posting something: 'Is it helping my journalism, or is it hurting my journalism?' . . .” <br /><br /></li> <li> C-SPAN2 broadcasts live from the <a title="Harlem Book Fair " href="http://www.harlembookfair.com/">Harlem Book Fair </a>starting Saturday at 11:45 a.m. Eastern, re-airing at midnight. Topics include the state of African American literature; multicultural book publishing; a conversation with <strong>Tracey D. Syphax</strong>, author of "<a title="From the Block to the Boardroom" href="http://www.fromtheblock2theboardroom.com/">From the Block to the Boardroom</a>"; "Achieving Our Country:&nbsp;<strong>James Baldwin</strong> and American Morality"; and the Black Arts Movement. On Saturday at 10 p.m. and Sunday at 9 p.m. and midnight, "AfterWords" features <strong>Jason Riley</strong>, Wall Street Journal editorial writer and author of "<a title="Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed" href="http://www.encounterbooks.com/books/please-stop-helping-us-how-liberals-make-it-harder-for-blacks-to-succeed/">Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed</a>." It is hosted by<strong> April Ryan</strong> of American Urban Radio Networks. <br /><br /></li> <li> "Philadelphia's WHYY<a href="http://www.netnewscheck.com/article/34806/whyys-keystone-project-on-urban-decline" target="_blank"> is taking a solutions-based approach to its new collaborative, multiplatform community journalism project</a>, which explores urban decline and renewal in the Keystone State," <strong>Erica Sweeney</strong> reported Tuesday for NetNewsCheck. The project examines day-to-day life in Pennsylvania, where four of 10 residents live in areas declared financially distressed. "A staff of seven has been hired and partnerships with three other stations — WESA in Pittsburgh, WPSU at Penn State and WITF in Harrisburg — have been established. Pittsburgh's WQED is an associate partner. . . ."</li> <br /> <li><strong>Jackie Jones</strong>, who left a 30-year career in newsrooms to start a career coaching business, tells clients, "<a title="Stepping out on faith is fine, but stepping out on faith with a plan is even better" href="http://www.tnj.com/small-business/black-entrepreneurs/jackie-jones-helps-people-transform-their-careers">Stepping out on faith is&nbsp;fine, but stepping out on faith with a plan is even better</a>," <strong>Ann Brown</strong> wrote July 3 for the Network Journal. Jones chairs the Department of Multimedia Journalism at Morgan State University.<br /><br /></li> <li> "A Palestinian working for a local news agency in the Gaza Strip <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/09/palestinian-killed-israel-attack-journalist-car-hamdi-shihab_n_5572073.html?utm_hp_ref=media" target="_blank">was killed on Wednesday night by an Israeli strike on a car full of journalists</a>, according to multiple reports from the war-torn region," <strong>Jack Mirkinson</strong> reported for the Huffington Post. "<strong>Hamdi Shihab</strong>, who was apparently working as a driver for news agency Media 24, was killed in a car marked 'TV.' . . . " <br /><br /></li> <li> In Mexico, "<a href="http://en.rsf.org/mexico-senate-approves-draconian-04-07-2014,46596.html" target="_blank">The senate has just approved the 'Secondary Law on Telecommunications' that President <strong>Enrique Peña Nieto'</strong>s government proposed on 24 March</a>," Reporters Without Borders reported. The organization said it was "alarmed by the speed with which the bill is being adopted because some of its articles threaten freedom of information. The bill provides for content surveillance, the right to block telecommunication services, prior censorship of news and information that could endanger national security, and an unequal distribution of licences between commercial, state-owned and community broadcast media. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> Since three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped on 12 June, and their bodies discovered 18 days later, "<a href="http://en.rsf.org/palestine-violence-escalating-against-08-07-2014,46605.html" target="_blank">Many journalists have been targeted by the Israeli army. Others have been arrested arbitrarily.</a> And security forces have been conducting raids on media offices," Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday. "RWB urges the Israeli military to allow news professionals, whether Palestinian or foreign, to carry out their work freely and safely. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<strong>Marzieh Rasouli</strong>, an Iranian journalist who writes mainly about literature for reformist newspapers and her popular blog, Three Days Ago, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/09/world/middleeast/iranian-arts-reporter-faces-2-years-in-prison-and-50-lashes.html?ref=media&amp;_r=0" target="_blank">was taken into custody on Tuesday at Evin Prison in Tehran to begin serving a two-year sentence</a> for taking part in street protests in 2009 and publishing what the authorities called antistate propaganda," <strong>Robert Mackey</strong> wrote Tuesday for the New York Times. "The verdict, which she learned about in a phone call on Monday, also calls for her to receive 50 lashes. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> Referring to the Western Sahara colony of Morocco, "Spokesman of the Red-Green Alliance Party in the Danish Parliament, MP <strong>Christian Juhl</strong>, has <a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201407090668.html" target="_blank">expressed 'profound worry' for tens of Saharawi activists, journalists and protestors </a> having detained by Moroccan authorities without a court order following peaceful protests calling for the Saharawi people's right to self-determination, held on 30th June 2014 in El Aaiun, capital of Western Sahara," the Sahara Press Service reported on Wednesday. <br /><br /></li> <li> "The repressive effects of Ecuador's one-year-old communications law <a href="http://www.freemedia.at/newssview/article/ecuador-daily-fined-days-after-ending-print-edition.html" target="_blank">can be seen in a regulator's decision to fine a newspaper just days after the daily said the law was the reason it was shuttering its print edition</a>," the International Press Institute said on Wednesday. It also said, "The fine followed HOY's June 29 announcement that it was ending its print edition due to 'an environment adverse to the development of a free and independent daily publication' . . ."<br /><br /></li> </ul> <p><a title="Follow Richard Prince on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/princeeditor">Follow Richard Prince on Twitter @princeeditor</a> <br /><br />Facebook users: <a title="fan page" href="http://www.facebook.com/home.php? filter=nf#/pages/Richard-Princes-Journal-isms/88020137014?ref=ts">"Like" "Richard Prince's Journal-isms" on Facebook. </a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/disease-border-children-called-unlikely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/disease-border-children-called-unlikely#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:19:52 +0000 princeeditor 8512 at http://mije.org 20th Essence Festival Draws Record 550,000 http://mije.org/richardprince/20th-essence-festival-draws-record-550000 <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 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/Prince.jpeg" alt="" width="183" height="139" /> Event boosts magazine, raises millions for New Orleans; reporter's lament: "Only the white guys get back to me"; NPR stations in a quandary about replacing "Tell Me More"; border-town paper pessimistic on immigration solution; writer: Media deceived by muffling of protests in Brazil; N.Y. monthly's headline refers to Obama with N-word; blacks who achieve are ignored, says Pulitzer winner; president admits journalist jailings hurt Egypt's reputation (7/7/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#essence">Event Boosts Magazine, Raises Millions for New Orleans </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="Egypt"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8511/#Egypt">President Admits Journalist Jailings Hurt Egypt's Reputation</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/07/egypt-president-al-jazeera-journalists-should-never-have-been-tried" target="_blank">Egypt's president has acknowledged for the first time that the heavy sentences handed down to three al-Jazeera journalists had a 'very negative' impact on his country's reputation</a>, saying he wished they had never been put on trial," the Associated Press reported on Sunday.</p> <p>"The comments by <strong>Abdel Fatah al-Sisi</strong> to Egyptian media editors, published late on Sunday, are the first public recognition by Egyptian officials that the case has damaged the country's international relations.</p> <p>"The sentencing of the Australian reporter <strong>Peter Greste</strong>, Egyptian-Canadian acting bureau chief <strong>Mohamed Fahmy</strong> and Egyptian producer <strong>Baher Mohamed</strong> on 23 June, after a five-month trial described as a 'sham' by rights groups, caused an international outcry.</p> <p>" 'The verdict issued against a number of journalists had very negative consequences, and we had nothing to do with it,' Sisi said, suggesting it had no political element. 'I wished they were deported immediately after their arrest instead of being put on trial.'</p> <p>"His comments were published in the online version of Al-Masry Al-Youm daily. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>David Zurawik</strong>, Baltimore Sun: <a href="http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/tv/z-on-tv-blog/bal-al-jazeera-america-excels-in-covering-killings-of-middle-east-teens-20140703,0,2348082.story" target="_blank">Al Jazeera America excels in covering killings of Middle East teens </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/20th-essence-festival-draws-record-550000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/20th-essence-festival-draws-record-550000#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 02:22:06 +0000 princeeditor 8511 at http://mije.org Protecting Slavery Is Motive in New July 4 Narrative http://mije.org/richardprince/protecting-slavery-key-new-july-4-narrative <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 30, 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/G_Horne.png" alt="" width="183" height="101" />Did colonists fear England's moves against black bondage?; C-SPAN3 to cover 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act; judge throws out Zimmerman suit against NBC; diversity of NPR listeners on par with college grads; people of color own 3% of commercial FM stations; news media played role in wrongful convictions; ex-chair says FCC could pull Redskins owner's licenses; El Diario accusations have impreMedia in crisis node; Nigerian government hires U.S. P.R. firm over Boko Haram (6/30/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Returning July 7, barring breaking news</em></p> <p><a href="#horne">Did Colonists Fear England's Moves Against Black Bondage? </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="impremedia"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8503/#impremedia">El Diario Accusations Have ImpreMedia in Crisis Mode</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.mediamoves.com/2014/06/turmoil-at-el-diario-and-financial-problems-plague-impremedia.html" target="_blank">Accusations of harassment, racism, elitism and union busting from El Diario employees</a>, who claim their support of the Newspaper Guild of NY made them a target for termination[,] has impreMedia, the paper's parent company, in crisis mode," <strong>Veronica Villafañe</strong> reported Friday for her Media Moves column.</p> <p>"A round of layoffs announced two weeks ago has sparked major discontent and union action from El Diario’s newspaper workers, including a picket in front of impreMedia's headquarters in New York yesterday.</p> <p>"About 40 people rallied in support of the 12 people laid off on Friday, June 13. Of those, 8 were union employees, including 4 reporters: <strong>Rosa Margarita Murphy</strong>, <strong>Gloria Medina</strong>, <strong>Candida Portugués</strong> and <strong>Héctor Rodríguez</strong>, most of whom had been with the company over 12 years. The others were corporate employees in admin and sales positions.</p> <p>" 'The accusations are completely false,' <strong>Juan Varela</strong>, VP of Content of impreMedia[,] tells Media Moves. 'There is no intention to dismantle the union…. this mess was caused by the tremendous manipulation of a small group of people.' . . . "</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="nigeria"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8503/#nigeria">Nigerian Government Hires U.S. P.R. Firm Over Boko Haram</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/210635-nigeria-hires-pr-for-boko-haram-fallout" target="_blank">The Nigerian government has signed a contract worth more than $1.2 million with a Washington public relations firm to deal with the fallout from the Boko Haram kidnappings</a>, documents obtained by The Hill show," <strong>Megan R. Wilson</strong> reported Thursday for the Hill newspaper, which covers Capitol Hill.</p> <p>"Nigerian President <strong>Goodluck Jonathan</strong>, who is up for reelection in February, is seeking to counter the perception that he has not done enough to combat the Islamic extremists in his country who abducted more than 270 schoolgirls in April.</p> <p>"To that end, his government has hired Levick, a prominent PR and lobbying firm in Washington, to engage in an effort to change . . . 'the international and local media narrative' surrounding Nigeria's 'efforts to find and safely return the girls abducted by the terrorist organization Boko Haram,' according to a contract document signed June 13. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/protecting-slavery-key-new-july-4-narrative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/protecting-slavery-key-new-july-4-narrative#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 02:49:07 +0000 princeeditor 8503 at http://mije.org Retorts to "You Spend Too Much Time on Race" http://mije.org/richardprince/retorts-you-spend-too-much-time-race <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 27, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/FaceOff.png" alt="" width="183" height="137" />Race-studies scholars share their responses to the haters; people of color own 3% of commercial TV stations; Tamron Hall wears natural hair for first time on "Today"; Benjamin Chavis named interim CEO of black-press group; World Cup ratings put games among elite sports telecasts; Univision president speaks out on child refugees; foreign-language press thrives; readers may not be online; 42% of top companies link compensation to diversity goals; network news says "billionaire" 4 times more than "poverty" (6/27/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#raceoff">Race-Studies Scholars Share Their Responses to the Haters </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="diversity"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8502/#diversity">42% of Top Companies Link Compensation to Diversity Goals</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/The-simple-solution-to-increasing-diversity-at-5583170.php" target="_blank">It's official. White men dominate Silicon Valley</a>," <strong>Thomas Lee</strong> wrote Friday for the San Francisco Chronicle.</p> <p>"While that's not exactly revelatory, Google, Facebook, Yahoo and LinkedIn all recently issued reports that say they need more women and minorities in the workforce.</p> <p>" 'Our intent was to start a dialogue in the industry,' <strong>Prasad Setty</strong>, Google's vice president of people analytics and compensation, recently told me at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School in San Francisco. 'We can't do this alone. How do we get a girl in middle school interested in coding?'</p> <p>"Shortly after our conversation, the company said it will donate $50 million to encourage women to pursue the field.</p> <p>"That might sound like a significant commitment, but if these tech giants really care about employees' gender and race (and by calling attention to their own shortcomings, I assume they do), then they should put real skin in the game by linking executive compensation to diversity goals. . . ."</p> <p>Lee also wrote, "Linking pay to diversity is not as audacious as it sounds. Verizon, Dell, Coca-Cola and Kraft base top managers' pay on diversity initiatives, as do several hospitals and nonprofits. According to a report last year by Calvert Investments, 42 percent of the companies in the Standard &amp; Poor's 100 index link executive compensation to diversity goals. . . ."</p> <p>As noted earlier in this column, tying compensation to progress on diversity goals was a strategy successfully used by the late <strong>Al Neuharth</strong>, CEO of the Gannett Co., <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/new-npr-chief-has-model-diversity" target="_blank">and supported by <strong>Gary Knell,</strong></a> former CEO and president of NPR.</p> <p>However, <strong>Jarl Mohn</strong>, a veteran media executive and investor who is NPR's incoming leader, disagreed with the idea. "I'm doing this job not for the money. I haven't made this little money for 25 or 30 years," he told Journal-isms last month. Money "is not why people work there. I don't think people are [incentivized] to change their behavior for money."</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="poverty"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8502/#poverty">Network News Says "Billionaire" 4 Times More Than "Poverty"</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://fair.org/press-release/millions-in-poverty-get-less-coverage-than-482-billionaires/" target="_blank">Poverty continues to be a pressing social problem</a> — but it's hardly mentioned on the network newscasts, according to a new study," the media watch group Fairness &amp; Accuracy in Reporting said Thursday.</p> <p>"The study looks at ABC World News, CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News for a 14-month period (1/1/13-2/28/14) in the wake of the 2012 elections. FAIR examined stories in the Nexis news database that included and discussed the terms 'poverty,' 'low income,' 'food stamps,' 'welfare' or 'homeless.'</p> <p>"According to the study:</p> <ul> <li> "An average of just 2.7 seconds per 22-minute nightly news program was devoted to segments where poverty was mentioned. <br /><br /></li> <li> "Only 23 segments discussing poverty appeared over the 14-month study period. <br /><br /></li> <li> "Less than half of the 54 segment sources — 22 — were people personally affected by poverty. That means, on average, someone affected by poverty appeared on any nightly news show only once every 20 days. <br /><br /></li> <li> "Over the same period, the network news shows aired almost four times as many stories, 82, that included the term 'billionaire.' <br /><br /></li> <li> "ABC discussed poverty in just three stories in the 14-month period. . . ." </li> </ul> <p>The June 1 FAIR report noted, "There are 482 billionaires in the US, compared to nearly 50 million living in poverty, according to Census standards, which some scholars say greatly undercount the poor . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/retorts-you-spend-too-much-time-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/retorts-you-spend-too-much-time-race#comments Sat, 28 Jun 2014 02:31:14 +0000 8502 at http://mije.org Black Media Aided Nail-Biting Miss. Victory http://mije.org/richardprince/black-media-aided-nail-biting-missvictory <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 25, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen-Shot-2014-05-31-at-12.25.47-PM_0.png" alt="" width="183" height="210" />$20,000 in ads, social media helped GOP senator; Latino group produces camera-ready experts in 12 markets; petition urges Univision, Telemundo to include Afro-Latinos; in rare move, Asian American journalists president seeks 2nd term; Marshall Project hires first journalist of color; jailing of journalists threatens Egypt's foreign aid; Detroit News becomes latest to drop "Redskins"; Tampa Bay Times' Ivan Penn honored for business writing; Eric Brown, Chicago radio sportscaster, dies at 58 (6/25/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8500/#gop">$20,000 in Ads, Social Media Helped GOP Senator</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8500/#latino">Latino Group Produces Camera-Ready Experts in 12 Markets</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8500/#petition">Petition Urges Univision, Telemundo to Include Afro-Latinos</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8500/#asian">In Rare Move, Asian Journalists President Seeks 2nd Term</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8500/#marshall">Marshall Project Hires First Journalist of Color</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Ivan Penn says, &amp;quot;Business reporting is undervalued in general.&amp;quot; (Credit: Reynolds Center)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Webpenn1-503x389.jpg" alt="" height="389" width="503" /></p> <h2><a name="tampa"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/black-media-aided-nail-biting-missvictory#tampa" target="_blank">Tampa Bay Times' Ivan Penn Honored for Business Writing</a></h2> <p><strong>Ivan Penn</strong>, a business reporter at the Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times, <a href="http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/gerald-loeb-awards" target="_blank">was awarded a <strong>Gerald Loeb</strong> Award for beat reporting</a> Tuesday in New York.</p> <p>Penn told Journal-isms that the award covered a combination of stories, <a href="http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/energy/analysis-levy-nuclear-plant-twice-the-cost-of-a-natural-gas-facility/2120372" target="_blank">but the primary one was an economic analysis comparing nuclear energy costs and natural gas</a>. The awards are bestowed by the UCLA Anderson School of Management.</p> <p>Penn joined the Times in July 2006 after more than 12 years with the Baltimore Sun. He covers utilities, energy and consumer issues.</p> <p>Black journalists are underrepresented on business desks. "Business reporting is undervalued in general," Penn messaged Journal-isms. "People care about the pocketbook issues. It's great that the Loebs recognize business reporting in such a spectacular way. The key in much of what we do in holding businesses and government accountable is the core journalistic principle of follow the money."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Alicia Canales</strong>, Reynolds Center: <a href="http://businessjournalism.org/2014/06/10/tampa-bay-times-ivan-penn-on-bringing-power-to-the-energy-beat/" target="_blank">Tampa Bay Times' Ivan Penn on bringing power to the energy beat </a><em>(June 10)</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="chicago"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/black-media-aided-nail-biting-missvictory#chicago" target="_blank">Eric Brown, Chicago Radio Sportscaster, Dies at 58</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Eric Brown" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/EricBrown-132x187.png" alt="" height="187" width="132" />"Co-workers and colleagues are <a href="http://www.robertfeder.com/2014/06/24/sportscaster-eric-brown-was-friend-to-everyone-he-met/" target="_blank">remembering Chicago radio sportscaster <strong>Eric Brown</strong> as a consummate professional and a genuinely nice guy</a>," Chicago television writer <strong>Robert Feder</strong> reported Tuesday on his website.</p> <p>"A 26-year veteran of CBS Radio all-news WBBM AM 780/WCFS FM 105.9, Brown died of cancer Tuesday at 58. He had been on a leave of absence since last fall.</p> <p>"Eric was a reporting mainstay for the Bears successes in the 90's, for the Bulls six championships, and it gave him a lot of joy to report and talk about two Blackhawks Stanley Cup champions in 2010 and 2013, the station reported on its website. . . ."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><strong>Rob Hernandez</strong>, madison.com: <a title="Sports media loses a soft-spoken friend with passing of former Ch. 3 anchor Eric Brown" href="http://host.madison.com/now/rob-hernandez-sports-media-loses-a-soft-spoken-friend-with/article_66f02630-fc20-11e3-80b0-001a4bcf887a.html#ixzz35kOFEdNW">Sports media loses a soft-spoken friend with passing of former Ch. 3 anchor Eric Brown</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/black-media-aided-nail-biting-missvictory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/black-media-aided-nail-biting-missvictory#comments Thu, 26 Jun 2014 03:12:12 +0000 Reuben Telushkin 8500 at http://mije.org Egypt Gives Al Jazeera Journalists 7-10 Years http://mije.org/richardprince/egypt-gives-al-jazeera-journalists-7-10-years <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 23, 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/AJ_3.png" alt="" width="183" height="105" />President el-Sissi declares he won't interfere with ruling; Heart &amp; Soul pays writer, says it hopes to rise again; Mekahlo Medina sole seeker of NAHJ presidency; Calif. auditor confirms investigative report on sterilizations; Canadian band's idea fits Redskins controversy to a T; Craigslist a window into uncensored thoughts on race; CBS Report spotlights racism in stands at World Cup; N.Y. Post unrepentant in Central Park Five case (6/23/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Egypt">President El-Sissi Declares He Won't Interfere With Ruling</a></p> <p><a href="#HeartSoul">Heart &amp; Soul Pays Writer, Says It Hopes to Rise Again</a></p> <p><a href="#NAHJ">Mekahlo Medina Sole Seeker of NAHJ Presidency</a></p> <p><a href="#sterilize">Calif. Auditor Confirms Investigative Report on Sterilizations</a></p> <p><a href="#teamname">Canadian Band's Idea Fits Redskins Controversy to a T</a></p> <p><a href="#craigslist">Craigslist a Window Into Uncensored Thoughts on Race</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/egypt-gives-al-jazeera-journalists-7-10-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/egypt-gives-al-jazeera-journalists-7-10-years#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:50:31 +0000 princeeditor 8495 at http://mije.org Who Wants to Buy a TV Station? http://mije.org/richardprince/who-wants-buy-tv-station <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 20, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/KHAS_TV.png" alt="" width="183" height="95" /> Six outlets for sale at "nominal" price to diverse buyers; Omar Tyree, co-writer of Marion Barry memoir, is a believer; no blacks in N.Y. Times freelancer's piece on Detroit; "Freedom Summer" 50th anniversary begins; immigrants no longer majority of Hispanic workers; Chicago Tribune questions decision on Redskins trademark; residents interviewed along with cops — novel idea?; in Britain, BBC ramps up diversity efforts; editor of state-controlled paper arrested in Zimbabwe (6/20/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#tv">Six Outlets for Sale at "Nominal" Price to Diverse Buyers </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="bbc"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8494/#bbc">In Britain, BBC Ramps Up Diversity Efforts</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/jun/20/bbc-measures-diversity-lenny-henry" target="_blank">The BBC has announced new measures to improve the representation of the Black, Asian and minority ethnic community</a>, including a new executive development scheme and a ringfenced commissioning fund,"<strong> Jason Deans </strong>and <strong>Tara Conlan</strong> reported Friday for Britain's Guardian newspaper. .</p> <p>"Other measures announced on Friday include more training internships for BAME graduate trainees, an assistant commissioner development programme for people from diverse backgrounds and new on- and off-air diversity targets.</p> <p>"BBC director general <strong>Tony Hall</strong>, unveiling the BAME proposals at the EastEnders set in Elstree on Friday morning, also announced that he would chair a new independent diversity action group to advise the BBC. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Kathy English</strong>, Toronto Star: <a href="http://www.thestar.com/opinion/public_editor/2014/06/19/diversity_is_right_course_public_editor.html " target="_blank">Diversity is right course: Public Editor </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="zimbabwe"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8494/#zimbabwe">Editor of State-Controlled Paper Arrested in Zimbabwe</a></h2> <p>In Zimbabwe, "After armed police raided his home and his office early on Thursday, <strong>Edmund Kudzayi</strong>, the newly appointed editor of the state-controlled Sunday Mail newspaper, <a href="http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/editor-kudzayi-surrenders-to-harare-police-1.1706348#.U6TGbbHdmZQ" target="_blank">handed himself over to police later in the day</a>," <strong>Peta Thornycroft</strong> reported Friday from Durban, South Africa, for the Independent Foreign Service.</p> <p>"Police confiscated equipment from his office, but have so far not laid any charges against him.</p> <p>"Police are also looking for <strong>Dumisani Muleya</strong>, the editor of a privately owned newspaper, The Independent, owned by <strong>Trevor Ncube</strong>, who also publishes two daily newspapers in Zimbabwe and the Mail &amp; Guardian in South Africa.</p> <p>"Police visited Muleya’s office on Thursday but were told he was on leave.</p> <p>"Muleya told online publication New Zimbabwe.com by telephone from Harare: 'I've no business with the police, and until they state specifically why they want me, I will not be turning myself in.'</p> <p>"<strong>Mduduzi Mathuthu</strong>, appointed last year to edit a state newspaper, The Chronicle, in Bulawayo, said that his home had been burgled early in the day and that his communication equipment had been stolen.</p> <p>"Mathuthu spent several recent years in exile, mostly in London, where he helped launch a well-read online Zimbabwean newspaper, NewZimbabwe.com.</p> <p>"The arrests are believed to be linked to a fight between two camps within the ruling Zanu-PF party over who will succeed <strong>President Robert Mugabe</strong>, 90, when he retires or dies. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Lloyd Gumbo</strong>, the Herald, Zimbabwe: <a href=" http://nehandaradio.com/2014/06/20/sunday-mail-editor-arrested/" target="_blank">Why Sunday Mail editor was arrested </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/who-wants-buy-tv-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/who-wants-buy-tv-station#comments Sat, 21 Jun 2014 02:16:18 +0000 8494 at http://mije.org Black Research Treasure Falls on Hard Times http://mije.org/richardprince/black-research-bastion-falls-hard-times <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 18, 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/white%20house-black%20leaders-2-22-13.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />Joint Center's interim president working for free; blows to Redskins from Trademark Office, Seattle Times; Yahoo, LinkedIn disclose tiny figures for blacks, Hispanics; stories about Latinos mostly about crime, undocumented; Univision responds on questionable World Cup language; Subrata De, Brian Williams producer, now an ABC News VP; writer sees humor in GOP chair's plans to address NABJ; study links television crime to increase in real-life fear (6/18/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8491/#joint">Joint Center's Interim President Working for Free</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8491/#trademark">Blows to Redskins from Trademark Office, Seattle Times</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8491/#yahoo">Yahoo, LinkedIn Disclose Tiny Figures for Blacks, Hispanics</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8491/#latino">Stories About Latinos Mostly About Crime, Undocumented</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8491/#uni">Univision Responds on Questionable World Cup Language</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="nabj"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/black-research-bastion-falls-hard-times#nabj" target="_blank">Writer Sees Humor in GOP Chair's Plans to Address NABJ</a></h2> <p>"It sounds like a plot point from a bad ’90s cyberthriller, <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2014/06/republican_party_black_voter_outreach_how_the_gop_can_win_african_american.html " target="_blank">but my email inbox might have a sense of humor</a>," <strong>Jamelle Bouie</strong> wrote Tuesday for Slate.</p> <p>"Let me explain. On Tuesday morning, I received an alert from the Brennan Center for Justice, announcing its new report on the prevalence of voting restrictions. In the four years since the 2010 election — when the GOP swept state houses across the country — 22 states have passed restrictive voting measures, from voter identification laws to limits on early and weekend voting. While some restrictions were overturned by the courts or weakened by the Justice Department, others remain on the books, with provisions set to take effect before the midterm elections. 'In 15 states,' notes the Brennan Center, '2014 will be the first major federal election with these new restrictions in place.' . . .</p> <p>"Republican voter restrictions are most likely in places where black people vote the most. . . ."</p> <p>Bouie continued, "After the Brennan Center alert, the next message in my inbox was a press release from the Republican National Committee. The subject line? 'RNC Chair Reince Priebus To NABJ.' The NABJ, for those unaware, is the National Association of Black Journalists, the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation. Priebus is visiting — along with Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. <strong>Debbie Wasserman Schultz</strong>—as a speaker for the NABJ's annual convention, where he will speak on the GOP's outreach to black Americans. . . ."</p> <p>Bouie also wrote, "By now, I’m sure you see the humor here. Announcement one: <em>Republican-pushed voter restrictions target blacks and other minorities</em>. Announcement two:&nbsp;<em>Republican leader plans to talk outreach with black journalists who — among other things — report on voter restrictions</em>. . . ."</p> <p>Republicans have not always accepted NABJ's invitations. During the last presidential campaign, this column noted, "The Republican National Committee and the putative GOP standard-bearer, <strong>Mitt Romney</strong>, have ceded the National Association of Black Journalists convention to the Democrats, <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/republicans-spurn-nabj-convention" target="_blank">rejecting invitations to send speakers or panelists that the Democrats eagerly accepted</a>."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Charles M. Blow</strong>, New York Times: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/12/opinion/charles-m-blow-the-cantor-omen.html" target="_blank">The Cantor Omen</a> <em>(June 11)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Clarence Page</strong>, Chicago Tribune: <a href=" http://www.mcall.com/opinion/national/ct-oped-page-0618-20140618,0,1832632.column"> 'Freedom Summer II' could turn red states blue </a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Eugene Robinson</strong>, Washington Post: <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/eugene-robinson-overdosing-on-tea/2014/06/12/036f08b6-f26a-11e3-914c-1fbd0614e2d4_story.html"> Overdosing on tea</a><em> (June 12)</em> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/black-research-bastion-falls-hard-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/black-research-bastion-falls-hard-times#comments Thu, 19 Jun 2014 02:21:03 +0000 princeeditor 8491 at http://mije.org