MIJE.org: Richard Prince's Journal-isms http://mije.org/richardprince en Biracial South African to Host "Daily Show" http://mije.org/richardprince/biracial-s-african-host-daily-show <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 30, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202015-03-30%20at%207.15.42%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="101" />Trevor Noah could puncture one-dimensional view of Africa; CBS colleague says Bill O'Reilly didn't rescue him; part-time newsroom employee promoted Ferguson protest; . . . paper wants an end to Ferguson, other municipalities; editor sorry for article opposing multicultural TV casting; budding Oakland journalists graduate, told the untold; author says diverse leadership begins at the bottom; despite naysayers, could Cruz be "the one" for Latinos?; "All the elements came together" when Bush 41 pivoted. (3/30/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#noah">Trevor Noah Could Puncture One-Dimensional View of Africa</a></p> <p><a href="#oreilly">CBS Colleague Says Bill O'Reilly Didn't Rescue Him</a></p> <p><a href="#ksdk">Part-Time Newsroom Employee Promoted Ferguson Protest</a></p> <p><a href="#ferguson">. . . Paper Wants an End to Ferguson, Other Municipalities</a></p> <p><a href="#deadline">Editor Sorry for Article Opposing Multicultural TV Casting</a></p> <p><a href="#tribune">Budding Oakland Journalists Graduate, Told the Untold</a></p> <p><a href="#author">Author Says Diverse Leadership Begins at the Bottom</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="cruz"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/biracial-s-african-host-daily-show#cruz" target="_blank">Despite Naysayers, Could Cruz Be "The One" for Latinos?</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/cruz.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="184" />"<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/27/opinions/navarrette-ted-cruz-latinos/index.html?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_latest+%28RSS%3A+Most+Recent %29&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_source=feedburner" target="_blank">Latinos likely haven't made up their minds about Republican Sen.<strong> Ted Cruz's</strong> newly announced candidacy for President</a>," <strong>Ruben Navarrette Jr.</strong> wrote Friday for CNN.com.</p> <p>"So in a selfless gesture, a whole slew of non-Latinos have quickly stepped forward to spare us the trouble of thinking for ourselves about whether Cruz stands a chance of winning and whether he can get the votes of fellow Latinos.</p> <p>"The answers were 'No' and 'No.' . . ."</p> <p>Navarrette also wrote, "It's an exciting time for Latino appointed and elected officials, and it's a lot for my dad to keep straight.</p> <p>" 'I better write down these names,' he said.</p> <p>"My father has voted for more than 50 years, and he's always been loyal to the Democratic Party — even in those presidential elections where offerings were skimpy. (<strong>Walter Mondale</strong> in 1984, <strong>Michael</strong> [<strong>Dukakis</strong>] in 1988, <strong>John Kerry</strong> in 2004.)</p> <p>"But, next year, my dad might just cross party lines to be loyal to his ethnic group.</p> <p>"The 73-year-old has seen the rise of a lot of remarkable things in his life — airplanes, television, computers, the Internet, smart phones, just to name a few. But, as a Mexican-American who attended segregated schools in the 1940s and endured discrimination — both overt and subtle — in the 1950s, he is still waiting to see a Latino elected President of the United States.</p> <p>"You've heard about Republican women who might vote for <strong>Hillary Clinton </strong>because they want to see a woman President. We know that many African-Americans — including Republicans, such as <strong>Colin Powell</strong> — were proud to support Barack Obama.</p> <p>"Now Latinos could have the same opportunity, courtesy of the GOP. What the Democrats couldn't deliver, the Republicans might.</p> <p>"To borrow a phrase that <strong>Oprah Winfrey</strong> used to describe Obama, could Ted Cruz be 'the one?' . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Esther J. Cepeda</strong>, Washington Post Writers Group: <a href="http://www.gazettextra.com/20150328/esther_cepeda_the_problem_is_written_all_over_ted_cruz8217s_face" target="_blank">The problem is written all over Ted Cruz's face </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Gromer Jeffers Jr.</strong>, Dallas Morning News: <a href="http://www.dallasnews.com/news/columnists/gromer-jeffers-jr/20150323-gromer-jeffers-jr.-if-nomination-still-in-play-texas-primary-may-hold-weight.ece" target="_blank">If nomination still in play, Texas primary may hold weight </a><em>(March 23)</em><br /><br /></li> <li> Latino Rebels: <a href="http://www.latinorebels.com/2015/03/26/in-2012-ted-cruz-said-spanish-speakers-live-in-language-ghetto-now-he-wants-their-votes/" target="_blank">In 2012, Ted Cruz Said Spanish Speakers Live in 'Language Ghetto:' Now He Wants Their Votes </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Elizabeth Llorente</strong>, Fox News Latino: <a href="http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2015/03/26/sen-ted-cruz-skips-hispanic-chamber-commerce-summit-displeases-latinos-in-dc/" target="_blank">Sen. Ted Cruz skips Hispanic Chamber of Commerce summit, displeases Latinos in D.C. </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Errol Louis</strong>, Daily News, New York: <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/errol-louis-time-honest-talk-race-article-1.2159801" target="_blank">Time for honest talk about race: Let's discuss Ted Cruz and Liberty University, though not at Starbucks </a><em>(March 24)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Clarence Page</strong>, Chicago Tribune: <a href="http://www.tmsfeatures.com/columns/political/liberal/clarence-page/25589344a.html?articleURL=http://rss.tribunecontentagency.com/websvc-bin/rss_story_read.cgi? resid=201503271800TMS_____CPAGE____ctnxv-a_20150327" target="_blank">Cruz is all about that base </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Eugene Robinson</strong>, Washington Post: <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/and-theyre-off-an-early-look-at-the-republican-field/2015/03/23/9749170a-d187-11e4-ab77-9646eea6a4c7_story.html" target="_blank">And they're off: An early look at the GOP field</a> <em>(March 24)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Jessica Torres</strong>, Media Matters for America: <a href=" http://mediamatters.org/research/2015/03/27/hispanic-news-media-blast-ted-cruzs-policy-posi/203061" target="_blank">Hispanic News Media Blast Ted Cruz's Policy Positions </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Erik Wemple</strong>, Washington Post: <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2015/03/25/new-yorker-scrubs-uppity-description-of-ted-cruz/" target="_blank">New Yorker scrubs 'uppity' description of Ted Cruz&nbsp;</a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Wamara Mwine</strong>, TriceEdneyWire: <a title="GOP Faces Uphill Battle for Minority Votes in 2016 Presidential Race" href="http://www.triceedneywire.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=5260:gop-faces-uphill-battle-for-minority-votes-in-2016-presidential-race-by-wamara-mwine&amp;catid=54&amp;Itemid=208">GOP Faces Uphill Battle for Minority Votes in 2016 Presidential Race</a><br /><br /></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="bush"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="At a 1992 re-election campaign stop, as President George H.W. Bush &amp;quot;made his way toward the helicopters, and I could hear the supporters shouting, I kept thinking to myself, &#039;Turn around, just turn around once.&#039; &amp;quot; Jose R. Lopez wrote. &amp;quot;He did and the rest is history, as they say.&amp;quot; (Credit: Jose R. Lopez/New York Times)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/20150327-lens-joselopez-superJumbo.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="363" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/biracial-s-african-host-daily-show#bush" target="_blank">"All the Elements Came Together" When Bush 41 Pivoted</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/28/turning-around-for-a-farewell-glance/?module=BlogPost-Title&amp;version=Blog%20Main&amp;contentCollection=Multimedia&amp;action=Click&amp;pgtype=Blogs®ion=Body" target="_blank">I leave The New York Times after having had an amazing 31-year career here</a>, first spending 16 years as a staff photographer, followed by 15 more as a picture editor," <strong>Jose R. Lopez</strong> wrote Saturday for the New York Times "Lens" blog. "During my time as a photographer, I had the honor of being based in Washington, covering the White House during the Reagan, Bush (41) and Clinton administrations.</p> <p>"Though I have a portfolio of historic images from that period, one image that I am especially proud of is one that was made during the 1992 presidential campaign when <strong>George Bush</strong> was running for re-election against <strong>Bill Clinton</strong>.</p> <p>"The Bush campaign had landed in New Jersey for a local event, and I was a part of the traveling press corps. There were long flatbed trucks set up in the press area, which acted as elevated camera positions, and I decided to stand at the very end of the last one, which faced the presidential helicopter fleet that was parked and waiting to whisk Mr. Bush to the next event.</p> <p>"The president gave a short campaign speech on the tarmac upon his arrival, then, surrounded by his Secret Service detail, started to walk to the helicopters. Supporters were shouting encouragement to Mr. Bush as he made his way.</p> <p>"Suddenly, the president spun around in midstride and gave one last wave. All the elements came together. . . ."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/biracial-s-african-host-daily-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/biracial-s-african-host-daily-show#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:52:06 +0000 princeeditor 8833 at http://mije.org Why Obama Liked "The Wire" http://mije.org/richardprince/why-obama-liked-wire <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 27, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/president-obama-david-simon-the-wire-interview-video-main.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="112" />President: Emulate "humanizing" of drug criminals; ex-N.Y. Times "race beat" reporter leaves for CNN; Dori Maynard service scheduled May 4 in D.C.; "60 Minutes," critic of Africa coverage in standoff; Chicago radio hosts apologize for tweets about breasts; John Shurr dies, A.P. bureau chief, FOI hero, Cherokee; Gail Woolley dies, helped finance Newhouse students; blackout on child sex abuse by U.S. troops in Colombia?; newspaper offices sacked, employees kidnapped in Yemen; Nigeria holding two Al Jazeera journalists (3/27/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#drugs">President: Emulate "Humanizing" of Drug Criminals</a></p> <p><a href="#vega">Ex-N.Y. Times "Race Beat" Reporter Leaves for CNN</a></p> <p><a href="#dori">Dori Maynard Service Scheduled May 4 in D.C.</a></p> <p><a href="#africa">"60 Minutes," Critic of Africa Coverage in Standoff</a></p> <p><a href="#chicago">Chicago Radio Hosts Apologize for Tweets About Breasts</a></p> <p><a href="#shurr">John Shurr Dies, A.P. Bureau Chief, FOI Hero, Cherokee</a></p> <p><a href="#woolley">Gail Woolley Dies, Helped Finance Newhouse Students</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="colombia"> </a> <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/why-obama-liked-wire#colombia" target="_blank"> Blackout on Child Sex Abuse by U.S. Troops in Colombia?</a></h2> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/why-obama-liked-wire#colombia" target="_blank"></a><a href="http://fair.org/blog/2015/03/26/colombian-report-on-us-militarys-child-rapes-not-newsworthy-to-us-news-outlets/" target="_blank">"An 800-page independent report commissioned by the US-friendly Colombian government and the radical left rebel group FARC found that US military soldiers and contractors had sexually abused at least 54 children in Colombia</a> between 2003 and 2007 and, in all cases, the rapists were never punished — either in Colombia or stateside — due to American military personnel being immune from prosecution under diplomatic immunity agreements between the two countries," <strong>Adam Johnson</strong> reported Thursday for Fairness &amp; Accuracy In Reporting.</p> <p>Johnson also wrote, "Yet here we are, over 72 hours since the Colombian and foreign press first reported on the allegations, and there’s a virtual media blackout in America over the case. Nothing on CNN, nothing on MSNBC, nothing in the New York Times or Miami Herald. Nothing in Huffington Post. Nothing in Fusion or Vice. Why? . . ."</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="yemen"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/why-obama-liked-wire#yemen" target="_blank">Newspaper Offices Sacked, Employees Kidnapped in Yemen</a></h2> <p>"I just got off the phone with <strong>Sameer Jubran</strong>, <a href="https://medium.com/reportedly/exclusive-interview-independent-yemeni-news-outlets-sacked-journalists-kidnapped-f70045bf4192" target="_blank">editor and co-founder of the independent Yemeni newspaper and website, Al Masdar</a>. According to Jubran, the news organization's headquarters was just sacked by Houthi militants," <strong>Andy Carvin</strong> reported Thursday for medium.com.</p> <p>" 'Minutes ago, dozens of militants stormed the building that had the newspaper's headquarters,' he said. 'They kidnapped practically everyone who was there and took away all of our equipment.'</p> <p>" 'For the past weeks, the staff at the paper has been harassed,' Jubran continued. 'I've been harassed and followed to my home.' Because of the threat, Jubran is currently outside of Yemen."</p> <p>Carvin also wrote, "Al Masdar was not the only news organization targeted. According to Jubran, Houthi militants also sacked independent satellite channel Yemen Shabab, which is located in the same building as Al Masdar. 'The same thing happened to them,' he said. Meanwhile, there are reports that other independent news outlets have been raided, but at the time of this writing, their status cannot be confirmed. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-10"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="nigeria"> </a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/why-obama-liked-wire#nigeria" target="_blank">Nigeria Holding Two Al Jazeera Journalists</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/26/us-nigeria-violence-aljazeera-idUSKBN0MM0VR20150326" target="_blank">Nigeria's military has detained two Al Jazeera journalists in the northeast city of Maiduguri since Tuesday</a>, the television broadcaster said on Thursday, days ahead of the country's general elections," <strong>Julia Payne</strong> reported Thursday for Reuters.</p> <p>"Al Jazeera said the journalists, <strong>Ahmed Idris</strong> and <strong>Ali Mustafa</strong>, were being kept in their hotel rooms until further notice. Their camera equipment has been confiscated.</p> <p>"It added that the two journalists had been accredited by the electoral authorities with 'clearance to report from anywhere'.</p> <p>"Northeastern Nigeria was effectively declared off limits to journalists in 2013 after the government imposed emergency rule in Yobe, Adamawa and Borno, the three states worst affected by Islamist jihadists Boko Haram. Maiduguri is the capital of Borno state, the heartland of the insurgency. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> This Day, Lagos, Nigeria: <a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201503271293.html" target="_blank">Nigeria: Al Jazeera Demands Release of Their Journalists </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/why-obama-liked-wire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/why-obama-liked-wire#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:20:00 +0000 princeeditor 8832 at http://mije.org CBS Called on Showing "Africa Without Africans" http://mije.org/richardprince/cbs-called-showing-africa-without-africans <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 25, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/gorillasmain.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="102" />150 protest "60 Minutes" pieces with no blacks in view; Vietnam's most publicized atrocity had racial dimension; time to blow up the journalist of color associations?; writer: diversity pendulum "might have swung too far"; coalition of 39 groups wants Latinos on Sunday talk shows; video journalist arrested in Ferguson wants a trial; journalists urged to dig deeper on athletes' poor academics; Al Jazeera America leader wins McGruder diversity award; Roland Martin special beats CNN and Fox News; AP team finds slavery in Asian fishing industry (3/25/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#blacks">150 Protest "60 Minutes" Pieces With No Blacks in View</a></p> <p><a href="#vietnam">Vietnam's Most Publicized Atrocity Had Racial Dimension</a></p> <p><a href="#nabj">Time to Blow Up the Journalist of Color Associations?</a></p> <p><a href="#ethnic"> Writer: Diversity Pendulum "Might Have Swung Too Far"</a></p> <p><a href="#latinos">Coalition of 39 Groups Wants Latinos on Sunday Talk Shows</a></p> <p><a href="#ferguson">Video Journalist Arrested in Ferguson Wants a Trial</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="aljazeera"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cbs-called-showing-africa-without-africans#aljazeera" target="_blank">Al Jazeera America Leader Wins McGruder Diversity Award</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Kate O&#039;Brian" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/03%2018%2015%20Photo%20of%20Kate%20O%27Brian2_0-209x282.jpeg" alt="" height="282" width="209" /><strong>Kate O'Brian</strong>, president of Al Jazeera America, <a href="http://www.kent.edu/kent/news/kent-state-names-president-al-jazeera-america-2015-mcgruder-award-media-diversity-winner" target="_blank">is the 2015 winner of the <strong>Robert G. McGruder</strong> Distinguished Guest Lecture and Award for Diversity</a>, Kent State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication announced last week. The award recognizes media professionals who encourage diversity in the field of journalism.</p> <p>Last year, the network was awarded the Best Practices Award by the National Association of Black Journalists, "presented to a news organization for exemplary work in covering issues of great significance to the black community or the African Diaspora and/or for its efforts in increasing diversity among its newsroom staff and management." However, Al Jazeera has attracted journalists from a variety of ethnic groups.</p> <p>Kent State plans to honor O’Brian at an awards luncheon and lecture on April 1. In addition, "<strong>Lillian Pyles</strong>, one of the most familiar and respected names in the Cleveland casting industry with film credits such as 'Spider Man III,' 'Antwone Fisher' and 'The Soloist,' will be recognized at the annual McGruder luncheon as the 2015 Diversity in Media Distinguished Leadership Award winner," the announcement said.</p> <p>McGruder, a 1963 graduate of Kent State and a diversity champion, died of cancer in April 2002. He was the first black editor of the Daily Kent Stater, the first black reporter at the Plain Dealer in Cleveland, the first black president of the Associated Press Managing Editors group and the first black executive editor of the Detroit Free Press.</p> <p>Meanwhile, "<a href="http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/programming/al-jazeera-america-increase-hours-live-news/139109" target="_blank">Al Jazeera America announced Wednesday it is upping the amount of hours it will air live news programming starting March 30</a>," <strong>Luke McCord</strong> reported Wednesday for Broadcasting &amp; Cable.</p> <p>"The news network, which launched in August 2013, will air live news every weekday from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET, adding an additional two hours of morning news. Al Jazeera America is bumping up its midday news coverage by another hour. The live news block will preview stories that will air later in the day on Al Jazeera's primetime shows. Al Jazeera America will soon update its programming in the evening."</p> <p>[On Thursday, the American Society of News Editors announced that <strong>Sari Horwitz</strong> of the Washington Post won its Award for Distinguished Writing on Diversity, "which recognizes writing that helps a community understand and better appreciate its racial, ethnic and religious diversity."</p> <p>[The judges said, "Exceptionally reported and&nbsp;beautifully written, reporter Sari Horwitz's look into the high rates of domestic violence, assault and other crimes against Native Americans revealed a government-made problem that was long past time to address. . . ."]<em> [Updated March 26].</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="roland"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cbs-called-showing-africa-without-africans#roland" target="_blank">Roland Martin Special Beats CNN and Fox News</a></h2> <p>"<a title="Roland Martin, the former CNN contributor who now serves as managing editor and host of TV One's 'NewsOne Now,' knows his upstart cable channel has nowhere near the name recognition of the networks he calls the 'big dogs' — Fox News and CNN" href="http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/roland-martins-tv-one-beats-big-dogs-fox-news-cnn/259051"><strong>Roland Martin</strong>, the former CNN contributor who now serves as managing editor and host of TV One's 'NewsOne Now,' knows his upstart cable channel has nowhere near the name recognition of the networks he calls the 'big dogs' — Fox News and CNN</a>. But now, for one night at least, he can claim to have beaten the big dogs where it counts: in the ratings," <strong>Mark Joyella </strong>reported Tuesday for TVNewser.</p> <p>"On Sunday night, Martin hosted the first-ever 'NewsOne Now' primetime special, 'Mo'Nique Uncensored,' which featured Martin's one-on-one interview with the actor. In the key demo, the 10 p.m. special beat CNN's 'The Wonder List' and Fox News' 'Stossel,' and did so with far less cable penetration. Available in just over 58 million homes, TV One is far harder to find than FNC or CNN, which are in nearly 100 million homes . . ."</p> <p>The interview is to re-air on Sunday at 10 p.m. Eastern time.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-10"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="fishing"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cbs-called-showing-africa-without-africans#fishing" target="_blank">AP Team Finds Slavery in Asian Fishing Industry</a></h2> <p><a href="http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_289563/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=8H3ZROMz" target="_blank">A year-long investigation into forced labor and trafficking in Southeast Asia's fishing industry led an Associated Press team to Benjina, a small town that straddles two islands in the far reaches of eastern Indonesia</a>," the Associated Press reported Tuesday.</p> <p>"There journalists interviewed more than 40 current and former slaves, many of whom said they had been forced to work on boats overseen by Thai captains under extremely brutal conditions. They were paid little or nothing at all, and some were out to sea for months or years at a time.</p> <p>"The AP also found a locked cell with eight slaves inside, and handed a video camera to a dockworker, himself a former slave, to take close-up footage. Under the cover of darkness, the AP team used a small wooden boat to approach a trawler with slaves who yelled to them, pleading for help to go home.</p> <p>"Reporters were led to a jungle-covered graveyard that held the bodies of slaves, according to villagers and nonprofit officials. They interviewed three men who said they had escaped into the island's jungle interior, and also spent a night sleeping in the forest on an adjacent island with other runaway slaves from Benjina. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cbs-called-showing-africa-without-africans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/cbs-called-showing-africa-without-africans#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 02:29:55 +0000 princeeditor 8828 at http://mije.org Black Suspects Covered Disproportionately http://mije.org/richardprince/black-suspects-covered-disproportionately <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 23, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/NYCTopChart.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="201" />Media Matters surveys New York's late-night newscasts; Texas dailies say keep Confederate flag off plates; new NPR news chief calls diversity "a real problem"; N.Y. Times public editor rethinks Ferguson critique; The Nation issues "blockbuster" 150th anniversary edition; 300 attend joint D.C. journalism job fair; &nbsp;Harris Faulkner might be busiest presence on Fox News; Unity to meet on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation; time to tell readers, viewers to get tested (3/23/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#mediamatters">Media Matters Surveys New York's Late-Night Newscasts</a></p> <p><a href="#confederate">Texas Dailies Say Keep Confederate Flag Off Plates</a></p> <p><a href="#npr">New NPR News Chief Calls Diversity "a Real Problem"</a></p> <p><a href="#ferguson">N.Y. Times Public Editor Rethinks Ferguson Critique</a></p> <p><a href="#nation">The Nation Issues "Blockbuster" 150th Anniversary Edition</a></p> <p><a href="#dc">300 Attend Joint D.C. Journalism Job Fair</a></p> <p><a href="#harris">Harris Faulkner Might Be Busiest Presence on Fox News</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="pineridge"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/black-suspects-covered-disproportionately#pineridge" target="_blank">Unity to Meet on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation</a></h2> <p>"<a title="In a move signaling a major shift in the organization, UNITY: Journalists for Diversity announced Monday that the coalition will hold its first regional conference for an event planned on the homeland of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota," href="http://unityjournalists.org/news/unity-to-hold-regional-summit-at-pine-ridge-indian-reservation/">In a move signaling a major shift in the organization, UNITY: Journalists for Diversity announced Monday that the coalition will hold its first regional conference for an event planned on the homeland of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota,</a>" the coalition of Asian American, Native American and lesbian and gay journalists announced Monday.</p> <p>"The regional event titled 'Empower Your Lakota Story' on May 2 will bring journalists around the country to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for a gathering centered on media literacy, multimedia training, entrepreneurial journalism and a special town hall.</p> <p>"The conference comes weeks after 57 children from American Horse School were racially harassed at a Rapid City minor league hockey game. Calls by the community and the tribe have been made to get the story out beyond the usual stereotypical pieces. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="cancer"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/black-suspects-covered-disproportionately#cancer" target="_blank">Time to Tell Readers, Viewers to Get Tested</a></h2> <p>The Food and Drug Administration issued this media advisory Monday as part of National <a title="Colorectal Cancer" href="http://www.fda.gov/forpatients/illness/cancer/default.htm">Colorectal Cancer</a> Awareness Month:</p> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Dwight Lewis" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/DLewis_2.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="174" />"Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. representing 8.2% of all new cancer cases.</p> <p>"Minorities have higher mortality rates and higher incidence rates of colorectal cancer than their white counterparts. Lack of information and knowledge of resources available is a major part of the problem, but if everyone aged 50 years or older had regular screening tests, at least 60% of deaths from colorectal cancer could be avoided. . . ."</p> <p>Journalists were urged to contact the&nbsp;FDA Office of Media Affairs, &lt;fdaoma@fda.hhs.gov&gt;, for more information.</p> <p><strong>Dwight Lewis</strong> retired as editorial page editor at the Tennessean in Nashville four years ago. He periodically warned readers to avoid his experience.</p> <p>Lewis wrote in 2009:</p> <p>"<a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/age-smartphones-makeover-diversity#Lewis" target="_blank">I want to use this space once again to warn some of you not to be like me when it comes to getting medical screenings, and in this particular case, screenings for cancer</a>.</p> <p>" 'I tried to get you to come in to get your colon examined when you turned 50,' said <strong>Dr. Jeffrey Eskind</strong>, a gastroenterologist who practices at Nashville's Saint Thomas Hospital.</p> <p>" 'You almost waited too late, and if you had waited just a little while longer, you would have been dead meat.'</p> <p>"Because I wasn't having any symptoms of colorectal cancer, Dr. Eskind said he was just going to look at my lower colon.</p> <p>" 'Everything is beautiful,' I could hear him saying (I wasn't sedated). 'Since you're taking it OK, I am going to go ahead and look up top.'</p> <p>"Thank goodness he did, because he discovered a small tumor. His brother, Dr. Steven Eskind, removed it during surgery the next day.</p> <p>"Further examination revealed that the cancer had not spread. I was released from Saint Thomas four days later and, luckily, did not have to have any chemotherapy or radiation treatments.</p> <p>"That was because the tumor was discovered in its early stages. As Dr. Eskind told me, if I had waited just a little while longer, I would have started having symptoms and 'would have been dead meat.'</p> <p>"I am not the only one today who will tell you that early screenings for cancer can help prevent you from getting the disease or enable you to get treatments early enough so that cancer isn't a death sentence."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/black-suspects-covered-disproportionately" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/black-suspects-covered-disproportionately#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 02:24:16 +0000 princeeditor 8827 at http://mije.org USA Today, Starbucks Hope to Defy Haters http://mije.org/richardprince/usa-today-starbucks-hope-defy-jokesters <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 20, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202015-03-20%20at%207.07.52%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="98" />Update: Starbucks stops writing on customer cups (3/22/15); newspaper joins coffee shops in "Race Together" project; L.A. Times names 3rd journalist of color to key post; Latino journalists slightly more optimistic; white reporter recalls covering bloodbath in S. Africa; Danny Schechter dies, chronicled anti-apartheid struggle; "Empire" season finale expected to reach 27 million; Ebony advertising revenue reported down 24% last year; outlets failed to cover gains in Latino health coverage; 8 compete for seed money from black consortium; when a cartoonist was told to 'lighten up' a character (3/20/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Updated March 22</p> <p><a href="#cups">Update: Starbucks Stops Writing on Customer Cups</a></p> <p><a href="#starbucks">Newspaper Joins Coffee Shops in "Race Together" Project</a></p> <p><a href="#latimes">L.A. Times Names 3rd Journalist of Color to Key Post</a></p> <p><a href="#latino">Latino Journalists Slightly More Optimistic</a></p> <p><a href="#apartheid">White Reporter Recalls Covering Bloodbath in S. Africa</a></p> <p><a href="#Schechter">Danny Schechter Dies, Chronicled Anti-Apartheid Struggle</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="health"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/usa-today-starbucks-hope-defy-jokesters#health" target="_blank">Outlets Failed to Cover Gains in Latino Health Coverage</a></h2> <p>"Major Hispanic news outlets failed to cover a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) <a href="http://mediamatters.org/blog/2015/03/20/top-hispanic-news-shows-still-havent-covered-hh/202985" target="_blank">which found that 4.2 million Hispanic Americans have gained health insurance coverage since the Affordable Care Act provisions have taken effect</a>," <strong>Cristina Lopez</strong> reported Friday for Media Matters for America.</p> <p>"On March 16, HHS reported that 16.4 million Americans, including 4.2 million Hispanic Americans, gained health insurance coverage since 'several of the Affordable Care Act's coverage provisions took effect.'</p> <p>"But major Hispanic media outlets have failed to cover the report. A <em>Media Matters</em> study found that from March 16 to March 19, top Hispanic news shows, Univision's<em> Noticiero Univision </em>and<em> Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna</em> and Telemundo's<em> Noticiero Telemundo </em>made no mentions of the HHS report or the official ACA enrollment numbers disclosed this week. . . ."</p> <p><strong>Alfredo Richard</strong>, a spokesman for Telemundo, told Journal-isms, "We don't have any comments."</p> <p>However, <strong>Jose Zamora</strong>, a spokesman for Univision, pointed to "two pieces done by one of our stations and published by our health unit online."</p> <p>They were "<a href="http://univisionsacramento.univision.com/salud/videos-de-salud/video/2015-03-12/cifra-de-hispanos-inscritos-a-seguro-de-salud" target="_blank">Revelan cifra de hispanos inscritos a un seguro de salud</a>" ("Reveal number of Hispanics enrolled in health insurance") and "<a href="http://univisionsacramento.univision.com/salud/videos-de-salud/video/2015-03-06/mas-latinos-inscritos-en-programas-de-salud" target="_blank">Más latinos inscritos en programas de salud</a>" ("More Latinos enrolled in health programs") by Univision Sacramento.</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="black"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/usa-today-starbucks-hope-defy-jokesters#black" target="_blank">8 Compete for Seed Money from Black Consortium</a></h2> <p>"<a title="The National Black Programming Consortium has narrowed the field for NBPC 360, its ambitious new incubator program, to eight projects" href="http://www.current.org/2015/03/black-programmers-announce-new-content-incubator/">The National Black Programming Consortium has narrowed the field for NBPC 360, its ambitious new incubator program, to eight projects</a>," <strong>Dru Sefton</strong> reported Wednesday for Current.org. The eight are competing for development funds of $50,000 to $150,000 for series pilots.</p> <p>"The eight finalists:</p> <ul> <li> " 'Black Broadway on U: A Transmedia Project' by <strong>Shellee Haynesworth</strong>, a web series telling the story of Washington, D.C.'s vibrant U Street neighborhood in the early 1900s;<br /><br /></li> <li> " 'Chronicle: The Other Walter White,' by <strong>Shukree Tilghman</strong>, a web series about the summer of 1919 when an NAACP field worker passed for white to infiltrate racist corners of the American South;<br /><br /></li> <li> " 'The Life's Essentials Docu-Series,' by <strong>Muta’Ali Muhammad</strong>, a TV series featuring one-on-one interviews to inspire audiences to engage in intergenerational family conversations;<br /><br /></li> <li> " 'My Africa Is,' by <strong>Nosarieme Garrick</strong>, a TV series telling diverse stories of African youth culture;<br /><br /></li> <li> " 'The Newark Project: Safe Passage,' by <strong>Ouida Washington</strong>, a TV series following six young people growing up in one of America's toughest cities;<br /><br /></li> <li> " 'Pixie Dust,' by <strong>Damon Colquhoun</strong>, a web series focusing on a teenage girl who discovers a family secret to help her mentally ill mother;<br /><br /></li> <li> " 'POPS,' by <strong>Garland McLaurin</strong>, a humorous web series exploring fatherhood through the experiences of three African-American men struggling to be good dads; and<br /><br /></li> <li> " 'Street Cred,' by <strong>Sultan Sharrief</strong>, a TV series that challenges Detroit High School students to learn entertainment production skills and compete for an internship."</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="wimberly"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/usa-today-starbucks-hope-defy-jokesters#wimberly" target="_blank">When a Cartoonist Was Told to 'Lighten Up' A Character</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: left;" title="(Credit: Ronald Wimberly)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/Ronald%20Wimberly%20image%20--%20lighten%20up.jpeg" alt="" width="376" height="376" />"In a beautifully illustrated comic over at The Nib, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2015/03/20/394246367/a-cartoonists-story-about-the-time-he-was-told-to-lighten-up-a-character" target="_blank">cartoonist <strong>Ronald Wimberly</strong> relays the story of working with an editor who asked him to lighten the skin tone of a character he was working on</a>, <strong>Melita Garner</strong>, who has been described as Mexican and African-American, a reporter, and Wolverine's ex-girlfriend," <strong>Kat Chow</strong> reported Friday for NPR's "Code Switch."</p> <p>Chow also wrote, " 'Why is it important to change the skin tone of this character a few degrees? What purpose does it serve?' Wimberly wonders. 'I wondered if a black editor would have asked me to change her skin tone. I'll keep wondering. After 12 years working in comics, I've yet to have a black editor.' . . ."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/usa-today-starbucks-hope-defy-jokesters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/usa-today-starbucks-hope-defy-jokesters#comments Sat, 21 Mar 2015 02:15:22 +0000 princeeditor 8826 at http://mije.org Where's the Outrage Over Education Threat? http://mije.org/richardprince/wheres-outrage-over-education-threat <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 18, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202015-03-18%20at%207.24.39%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="122" /> Voting Rights Act isn't only Great Society law in peril; . . . does race make a difference in covering education?; NAHJ to discuss internal racism among Latinos; S. Mitra Kalita named an M.E. at L.A. Times; South by Southwest gives diversity panels more visibility; White House removes office from jurisdiction of FOIA; . . . Obama administration sets record for censoring files; are Germans to blame for drop in Lester Holt's ratings?; Scripps-Howard honors Henderson, Post-Dispatch, Nguyen (3/18/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#voting">Voting Rights Act Isn't Only Great Society Law in Peril</a></p> <p><a href="#education">. . . Does Race Make a Difference in Covering Education?</a></p> <p><a href="#nahj">NAHJ to Discuss Internal Racism Among Latinos</a></p> <p><a href="#kalita">S. Mitra Kalita Named an M.E. at L.A. Times</a></p> <p><a href="#sxsw"> South by Southwest Gives Diversity Panels More Visibility</a></p> <p><a href="#foia">White House Removes Office From Jurisdiction of FOIA</a></p> <p><a href="#censor">. . . Obama Administration Sets Record for Censoring Files</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="holt"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/wheres-outrage-over-education-threat#holt" target="_blank">Are Germans to Blame for Drop in Lester Holt's Ratings?</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/03/17/is-lester-holt-losing-the-6-30-news-ratings-battle.html" target="_blank">Can soul-battered NBC News catch a break or what?</a>," <strong>Lloyd Grove</strong> asked Tuesday for the Daily Beast.</p> <p>"On Tuesday morning, the latest Nielsen ratings were released for the scandal-plagued <em>Nightly News</em> program — which suspended tall tale-telling <strong>Brian Williams</strong> and replaced him on six-month trial basis with just-the-facts-ma'am <strong>Lester Holt </strong>— and the numbers were ominous.</p> <p>"A mere week after the Peacock Network's embattled news division president, <strong>Deborah Turness</strong>, led the staff in raucous applause for Holt's consistent week-to-week performance at No. 1 since being thrust behind the anchor desk on Feb. 9, ABC's <em>World News Tonight</em> anchor <strong>David Muir</strong> came within 11,000 total viewers and actually beat Holt in the key 25-54 age demographic.</p> <p>"Incoming NBC News Chairman <strong>Andrew Lack</strong>, who'll attempt to right the second-place <em>Today</em> show and revive the ratings-challenged MSNBC cable outlet, will also have his work cut out for him stabilizing the flagship newscast — which may or may not have hit an iceberg last week.</p> <p>"The folks rooting for the 55-year-old Holt — a popular, respected figure at NBC as well as the first African-American to solo-anchor any broadcast network's weeknight newscast — would argue that the problem is transitory and would have us blame Germany, the country that invented daylight savings time as a fuel-saving measure during World War I.</p> <p>"According to the Teutonic Time-Shifting Theory, all three 6:30 p.m. network newscasts lose significant viewership when it stays light outside later. But NBC is supposedly disadvantaged disproportionately because its audience is more prosperous and suburban, given to lovely sunset bike rides and mint juleps on the verandah — while ABC's audience is weighted toward a less affluent, more 'urban,' indoorsy demographic. . . ."</p> <ul> <li><strong>Stephen Battaglio</strong>, Los Angeles Times:<a title="Stephen Battaglio, Los Angeles Times: NBC gives Lester Holt's 'Nightly News' an after-hours ratings boost" href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-lester-holt-ratings-nbc-20150318-story.html"> NBC gives Lester Holt's 'Nightly News' an after-hours ratings boost</a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>David Bauder</strong>, Associated Press: <a title="Network News Ratings Fall In Wake Of DST" href="http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/83811/network-news-ratings-fall-in-wake-of-dst?utm_source=Listrak&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_term=Network+News+Ratings+Fall+In+Wake+Of+DST&amp;utm_campaign=Connick+Show+Heads+2016+Syndie+Development+Slate">Network News Ratings Fall In Wake Of DST</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="nguyen"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/wheres-outrage-over-education-threat#nguyen" target="_blank">Scripps-Howard Honors Henderson, Post-Dispatch, Nguyen</a></h2> <p><strong>Stephen Henderson</strong> of the Detroit Free Press, the staff of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and <strong>Vicky Nguyen</strong> of KNTV-TV in San Jose, Calif., <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/scripps-howard-awards-honor-nations-best-2014-journalism-300051814.html" target="_blank">were among the winners of the Scripps Howard Foundation's annual Scripps Howard Awards</a> announced Tuesday, "honoring the best work in the news industry and journalism education for 2014."</p> <p><a href="http://www.nabj.org/news/171197/-Stephen-Henderson-Named-NABJ-2014-Journalist-of-the-Year.htm" target="_blank">Henderson, who won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for commentary and was 2014 Journalist of the Year</a> for the National Association of Black Journalists, "receives the Scripps Howard Award for Commentary and $10,000 for calling local elected officials to accountability with columns that gave a voice to citizens disgusted with crumbling schools and chronic crime."</p> <p>The Post-Dispatch "receives the Scripps Howard Award for Breaking News and $10,000 for 'The Shooting of <strong>Michael Brown</strong>,' 24/7 coverage as developments unfolded following the fatal shooting of an African-American teenager by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer."</p> <p>Nguyen and <strong>Kevin Nious</strong> of KNTV-TV "receive the<strong> Jack R. Howard </strong>Award for Television/Cable In-Depth Local Coverage and $10,000 for 'Inside Sysco: Exposing North America's Food Sheds.' Their undercover investigation of the largest food distributor in North America identified unsanitary storage units across the U.S. and Canada, which forced Sysco to change its distribution system and pay a $19.4 million penalty. . . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/wheres-outrage-over-education-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/wheres-outrage-over-education-threat#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 02:10:25 +0000 princeeditor 8822 at http://mije.org 2 Black Presidents, Gowns and White Ties http://mije.org/richardprince/only-dc-two-black-presidents <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 16, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/IMG_0201.JPG" alt="" width="183" height="244" />Barons of D.C. journalism take steps toward diversity; sports columnist's show pulled before it airs; a new rush to judgment in Ferguson; OU frat incident renews debates on N-word, racism; J-class finds innocent made to look like criminals; NBC News division coalescing around Lester Holt; NAHJ supports fired Mexican broadcast journalist; fellowship sends journalists of color abroad to report (3/16/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/only-dc-two-black-presidents#gridiron" target="_self">Barons of D.C. Journalism Take Steps Toward Diversity</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/only-dc-two-black-presidents#reid" target="_self">Sports Columnist's Show Pulled Before It Airs</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/only-dc-two-black-presidents#ferguson" target="_self">A New Rush to Judgment in Ferguson</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/only-dc-two-black-presidents#frat" target="_self">OU Frat Incident Renews Debates on N-Word, Racism</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="fellowship"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/only-dc-two-black-presidents#fellowship" target="_blank">Fellowship Sends Journalists of Color Abroad to Report</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.icfj.org/our-work/bringing-home-world-fellowship" target="_blank">The Bringing Home the World Fellowship helps U.S.-based minority journalists cover compelling yet under-reported international stories, increasing the diversity of voices in global news</a>," the International Federation of Journalists says in an announcement.</p> <p>"The program helps level the playing field and redress the inequality minority journalists often face by giving them the opportunity to report from overseas and advance their careers."</p> <p>Journalists of color who have accepted trips abroad sponsored by foreign governments or interest groups have said they did so because they did not have the backing of a news organization to pay their way, even though mainstream news organizations frown on such arrangements as conflicts of interests.</p> <p>The IFJ notice continued, "In previous years, fellows have produced more than 120 stories, enriching their communities with new perspectives on global issues. Many of the fellows’ stories have been hard-hitting reports that have exposed abuses and corruption, as well as documented the extraordinary lives of unsung people. A quarter of the reporters have won awards for their coverage. Fellows' stories have appeared in news media ranging from NPR to the Miami Herald to the Daily Beast, with a combined reach of more than 100 million people. . . ."</p> <p>The 2015 fellowship is sponsored by the Ford Foundation, the <strong>Samuel I. Newhouse</strong> Foundation, the Scripps Howard Foundation, the <strong>Brooks</strong> and <strong>Joan Fortune</strong> Family Foundation and United Airlines. The application deadline is March 31.</p> <p>The National Association of Black Journalists formerly awarded $5,000 fellowships to journalists seeking international reporting experience through self-conceived assignments in Africa through NABJ's&nbsp;<strong>Ethel Payne</strong> Fellowship, but the program has not been funded in recent years.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/only-dc-two-black-presidents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/only-dc-two-black-presidents#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 02:44:24 +0000 princeeditor 8821 at http://mije.org Ebony Delays Issue in Dispute Over Rates http://mije.org/richardprince/ebony-delays-march-issue-dispute-over-rates <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 13, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/DSC_5323.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" /><br />Company maintains advertisers shortchange black media; fired host apologizes to first lady, denies bigotry; blacks, Latinos more likely to follow local crime news; the real Lakshmi Singh could make his day (3/13/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Ebony">Company Maintains Advertisers Shortchange Black Media</a></p> <p><a href="#Univision">Fired Host Apologizes to First Lady, Denies Bigotry</a></p> <p><a href="#crime">Blacks, Latinos More Likely to Follow Local Crime News</a></p> <p><a href="#Singh">The Real Lakshmi Singh Could Make His Day</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/ebony-delays-march-issue-dispute-over-rates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/ebony-delays-march-issue-dispute-over-rates#comments Sat, 14 Mar 2015 02:38:10 +0000 princeeditor 8819 at http://mije.org When Inmates Write Their Own Obits http://mije.org/richardprince/when-inmates-write-their-own-obits <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 11, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202015-03-11%20at%207.17.44%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="104" />Some say assignment demonstrates power of journalism; meaning, consequences of racist frat chant debated; S. African reporter mugged as cameras roll; Lester Holt-led "NBC Nightly News" maintains its lead; Claude Sitton of N.Y. Times dies, outraged segregationists; editor Jonell Nash dies, encouraged healthful soul food; 42% of blacks followed Ferguson report, whites 18%; Columbia J-School to trim staff, student body, class sizes; L.A. public radio station persuades a nonvoter to vote (3/11/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Returning March 16, barring breaking news</em></p> <p><a href="#journalism">Some Say Assignment Demonstrates Power of Journalism</a></p> <p><a href="#frat"> Meaning, Consequences of Racist Frat Chant Debated</a></p> <p><a href="#african">South African Reporter Mugged as Cameras Roll</a></p> <p><a href="#holt">Lester Holt-Led "NBC Nightly News" Maintains Its Lead</a></p> <p><a href="#sitton"> Claude Sitton of N.Y. Times Dies, Outraged Segregationists </a></p> <p><a href="#jonell"> Editor Jonell Nash Dies, Encouraged Healthful Soul Food</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="columbia"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/when-inmates-write-their-own-obits#columbia" target="_blank">Columbia J-School to Trim Staff, Student Body, Class Sizes</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://jimromenesko.com/2015/03/11/columbia-graduate-school-of-journalism-reduces-enrollment-and-cuts-six-positions/" target="_blank">With regret, I've reached the conclusion that we must eliminate about half a dozen positions</a>" at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, Dean <strong>Steve Coll</strong> told colleagues in a memo Wednesday, <strong>Jim Romenesko</strong> reported on his media blog. Coll also said the school plans to trim the size of the student body and of classes.</p> <p><strong>Elizabeth Weinreb Fishman</strong>, associate dean for communications, told Journal-isms by email, "Our head of Admissions, <strong>Christine Souders</strong>, expects that the incoming class will be as diverse as last year's class, if not more so."</p> <p>She supplied figures on the diversity of the class most recently admitted.</p> <p>"For the full-time class that enrolled for Fall 2014:</p> <p>"Among American Students, our statistics for self-identified students are:</p> <p>"Black/African American = 8%</p> <p>"Asian American = 10%</p> <p>"Latino/Hispanic = 8%</p> <p>"White = 30%</p> <p>"Other = 3%</p> <p>"Unreported = 41%"</p> <p>The statistics do not include international students. Fishman also gave these figures, "International students = 41%; Female = 75%; Male = 25%; Average Age = 27."</p> <p>She said she did not have staff diversity figures.</p> <p>Coll also said in the memo that he was reorganizing the school's management.</p> <p>But, he said, "<strong>Ernest Sotomayor</strong> will continue as the Dean of Student Affairs overseeing career services and student services. I have also asked him to accept the additional position of Director of the school's Latin American Initiative, working with schools, employers, funders, and alumni to broaden and deepen our engagement. One of his first assignments will be to launch a version of the highly successful summer investigative course that he and Sheila developed."</p> <p><strong>Sheila Coronel</strong> is <strong>Toni Stabile</strong> professor of professional practice in investigative journalism, director of the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and dean of academic affairs.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Sydney Ember</strong>, New York Times:<a title=" Columbia Journalism School to Cut Class Size and Staff Jobs" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/12/business/media/columbia-journalism-school-to-cut-class-size-and-staff-jobs.html?ref=media&amp;_r=0"> Columbia Journalism School to Cut Class Size and Staff Jobs</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="radio"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/when-inmates-write-their-own-obits#radio" target="_blank">L.A. Public Radio Station Persuades a Nonvoter to Vote</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: left;" title="KPCC focused its election coverage on Al Gordon, previously a nonvoter. He became one of the first to vote in the March 3 election. (Credit: Meghan McCarty/Instagram)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202015-03-11%20at%209.32.56%20PM.png" alt="" width="376" height="375" />"<a href="http://www.poynter.org/news/media-innovation/324863/how-did-kpcc-get-voters-to-care-they-picked-one-and-made-him-care/" target="_blank">How do you convince people to care about a local, municipal primary election in a city with historically-low voter turnout?</a>," <strong>Melody Kramer</strong> wrote Tuesday for the Poynter Institute.</p> <p>"That’s the question KPCC’s managing editor <strong>Kristen Muller</strong> posed to science reporter <strong>Sanden Totten</strong> as they were planning KPCC’s coverage of the Los Angeles primary municipal elections, which took place last week on March 3.</p> <p>" 'I was bemoaning the fact that it was going to be hard to get people to pay attention, and then [. . .] said, ‘Maybe you don’t convince everyone — maybe you just find a single person.'</p> <p>"KPCC Reporter <strong>Meghan McCarty</strong> was tapped to find 'the average non-voter in Los Angeles' and set off on a quest. She knocked on doors, stood in a supermarket parking lot with a sandwich board and emailed everyone she knew to see if they could help her find 'a non-white renter under 45 who doesn’t vote in local elections but might be engaged enough to have their minds changed and have it all recorded for the radio.'</p> <p>"Eventually, she found <strong>Al Gordon</strong>, a chef and partner of a restaurant in Los Angeles who had lived in Los Angeles for more than a decade but never voted in a local election."</p> <p>Kramer also wrote, "The narrative arc played itself out over several on-air radio pieces. In Part 1, the radio audience was introduced to Al. Part 2 featured a political scientist, who sat down with Al and tried to help him (and KPCC’s listeners) sort through the candidates.</p> <p>"In Part 3, Al and Meghan attended a candidate forum together and broadcast what they learned to listeners. In Part 4, Al held an open house election forum at his restaurant. And in the last installment, Al became one of the first people to cast his ballot in the election.</p> <p>"As Al learned, listeners at home learned as well — about voter turn-out, how candidate forums work and about the candidates themselves. . . ."</p> <ul> <li><strong>Esther J. Cepeda</strong>, Washington Post Writers Group: <a title="The importance of Chicago's Latino vote" href="http://tdn.com/news/opinion/columnists/cepeda-the-importance-of-chicago-s-latino-vote/article_d28c7660-c398-11e4-a3d2-dbb3e33d8ca8.html">The importance of Chicago's Latino vote</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/when-inmates-write-their-own-obits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/when-inmates-write-their-own-obits#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 03:05:29 +0000 princeeditor 8816 at http://mije.org "No Room for Error" in Face Time With Obama http://mije.org/richardprince/no-room-error-face-time-obama <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 9, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u13681/remobama_crop.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="103" /> 5 question president en route to Selma anniversary; a "deep-dive" inside look at NBC News drama; Randy Archibold named N.Y. Times deputy sports editor; "floored" Pam Oliver signs multi-year contract with Fox; Ferrer heads project on misinformation about Hispanics; St. Louis paper: Disband area's municipal courts; Ethiopia using spying tools against journalists in U.S.; transcript of president's conversation with black journalists (3/9/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#selma"> 5 Question President En Route to Selma Anniversary </a></p> <p><a href="#nbc"> A "Deep-Dive" Inside Look at NBC News Drama </a></p> <p><a href="#editor"> Randy Archibold Named N.Y. Times Deputy Sports Editor </a></p> <p><a href="#fox"> "Floored" Pam Oliver Signs Multi-Year Contract With Fox </a></p> <p><a href="#hispanics"> Ferrer Heads Project on Misinformation About Hispanics </a></p> <p><a href="#courts"> St. Louis Paper: Disband Area's Municipal Courts </a></p> <p><a href="#journalists"> Ethiopia Using Spying Tools Against Journalists in U.S. </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-10"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="shorttakes"></a> <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/no-room-error-face-time-obama#shorttakes" target="_blank">Short Takes</a></h2> <ul> <li> "A Quinnipiac University poll released Monday states that <a title="Fox News is the most trusted television news network in the United States" href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/03/fox-news-most-trusted-sort-of-203717.html">Fox News is the most trusted television news network in the United States</a>, which might startle a few progressive and independent viewers who chafe at the network's heavy partisan spin," <strong>Dylan Byers</strong> reported for Politico. "What the survey really reveals is that conservatives have fewer options when it comes to television news, and are therefore more united in their preferences. Yes, more respondents said they trusted Fox News than another network, but the total number — 29 percent — pales in comparison to the combined total of mainstream networks like CNN and the broadcast channels. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/no-room-error-face-time-obama#shorttakes" target="_blank"> "</a><a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/tracyclayton/a-news-station-is-getting-backlash-for-a-series-of-jokes-abo#.ayL1Ewa6k" target="_blank">This clip of St. Louis news anchor <strong>April Simpson</strong> being referred to as 'the Hamburglar' on air went viral last week</a>, partly due to comedian <strong>Kevin Hart</strong> sharing it on Facebook," <strong>Tracy Clayton</strong> reported Monday for BuzzFeed. "The quip inspired a few memes passed around on social media, which the station's website also posted. The station, seeking to keep the viral momentum going, had someone dressed as The Hamburglar 'surprise' Simpson on air Monday. To make things even more awkward, they threw hamburgers at her. Fox 2 sure thought it was funny. A local McDonald's even got in on the act. But to many on social media, the gag seemed harassing, inappropriate, and disrespectful. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<a href="http://ajr.org/2015/03/04/7-self-editing-tips-reporters-without-copy-editors/" target="_blank">In honor of National Grammar Day 2015, American Journalism Review decided to offer self-help advice for reporters</a> who increasingly are being asked to file stories without copy editors," <strong>Jessica Eggert</strong> wrote Wednesday for ajr.org. Eggert also wrote, "Two major themes we heard are the need for reporters to educate themselves on the rules of editing and to explore ways to gain distance from their own words in order to spot mistakes and faulty language. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> <img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Alveda King" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u13681/alveda-147x168.png" alt="" height="168" width="147" />"Fox News Channel has signed <strong>Dr. Alveda King</strong>, niece of <strong>Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.</strong>, to a contributor role. <a href="http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/fox-news-channel-signs-mlks-niece-dr-alveda-king/257644" target="_blank">King will be featured across FNC's programming, offering social and cultural commentary</a>," <strong>Brian Flood</strong> reported Friday for TVNewser. King, who writes pro-life commentary, is pastoral associate and director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life.</li> <br /> <li><strong>Norman Parish</strong> of the Chicago Sun-Times took a buyout from the paper Thursday after nearly eight years as a reporter, night editor and deputy metro editor. As reported last week, <a title="black journalists Brian Jackson, Adrienne Samuels Gibbs, Francine Knowles and Monifa Thomas also accepted voluntary buyouts" href="http://mije.org/richardprince/standing-ovation-dori-j-maynard#buyouts">black journalists<strong> Brian Jackson</strong>, <strong>Adrienne Samuels Gibbs</strong>, <strong>Francine Knowles</strong> and <strong>Monifa Thomas</strong> also accepted voluntary buyouts</a>.<br /><br /></li> <li> "When terrorists attacked the offices of the French satirical newspaper <em>Charlie Hebdo</em> in January and left 12 people dead, including its editor-in-chief and some of its acclaimed cartoonists, <a href="http://www.editorandpublisher.com/Features/Article/Je-Suis-Charlie" target="_blank">many artists from around the world responded to the tragedy with their own illustrations,</a> <strong>Nu Yang </strong>wrote Wednesday for Editor &amp; Publisher. "Creators Syndicate, based in Hermosa Beach, Calif., has put together a collection of these political cartoons. The book is being offered as a name-your-price download, and a minimum donation of $1 is suggested. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the families affected by the attack. The collection includes 31 high-resolution color cartoons by artists such as <strong>Mike Luckovich</strong>, <strong>Steve Breen</strong>, <strong>Michael Ramirez</strong> and <strong>Andy Marlette</strong>. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> In Wilmington, Del., "<a href="http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2015/03/06/calling-muslims-suspect-radio-host-gone/24508661/" target="_blank">A prominent radio host on WGMD 92.7 FM,<strong> Jake Smith</strong>, said on air that 'as far as I'm concerned, not every Muslim is guilty, but every Muslim is suspect' of sympathizing with Islamic extremists</a>," <strong>James Fisher</strong> reported Friday for the News Journal. "When a caller to his show said Smith was 'a bigot.' Smith replied, 'you're a jackass.' He has not returned to WGMD's airwaves since. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "In his address to a joint meeting of Congress this week, Israeli Prime Minister <strong>Benjamin Netanyahu</strong> said, '<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2015/03/06/top-6-instances-of-disrespect-toward-president-obama/" target="_blank">My speech is not intended to show any disrespect to <strong>President Obama</strong> or the esteemed office that he holds.' Forgive me for believing the latter and not the former</a>," <strong>Jonathan Capehart</strong> wrote Friday for the Washington Post. "If the circumstances of how Netanyahu came to be in the well of the House two weeks before he stands for election were any more shady, they would constitute an eclipse. . . ." Capehart went on to list "the top six instances of rank disrespect toward President Obama" over his presidency. <br /><br /></li> <li> "<a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/gay-black-characters-tv-article-1.2137944" target="_blank">In a rare and unprecedented season, there's been an influx of black gay characters in prime-time dramas on hit shows</a> including Fox's 'Empire,' BET's 'Being Mary Jane' and OWN's 'The Haves &amp; The Have Nots,' "<strong>Karu F. Daniels</strong> wrote Sunday for the Daily News in New York. Daniels also wrote, "these guys are essential to main storylines of each show, and depicted in non-stereotypical roles with their own eyebrow-raising story arcs. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<a href="http://www.northstarnewstoday.com/health/when-chicago-closed-a-mental-health-clinic-that-helped-black-men-a-newspaper-founded-by-a-patient-also-folded/" target="_blank">When the City of Chicago closed the Woodlawn Adult Health Center in 2012, the<em> Woodlawn Connection</em>, a monthly newspaper founded by a client, folded after publishing 93 issues</a>," <strong>Frederick H. Lowe</strong> reported Sunday for North Star News Today. " 'I wanted to publish 100 issues,' <strong>David Nero-Mailey</strong>, a former mental patient, who founded <em>Woodlawn Connection</em> in August 1997, told me during an interview at the Robust Coffee Lounge, across the street from the center. 'I published the newspaper to have a written record of the center and to let everyone know we were there.' . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li><a href="http://www.mediamoves.com/2015/03/henriquez-named-executive-digital-editor-of-people-en-espanol.html" target="_blank"> <strong>"Charo Henríquez</strong> has made a move to New York City to take a job as Executive Editor of peopleenespanol.com</a>. She reports to Editor-in-Chief <strong>Armando Correa</strong>," <strong>Veronica Villafañe</strong> reported Monday for her Media Moves site. She also wrote, "Charo was previously Innovation Editor for Puerto Rico's at GFR Media, where she was responsible for digital strategy for the newly merged El Nuevo Día and Primera Hora, Puerto Rico's most visited news sites and largest paid circulation newspapers. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<a title="The first two months of 2015 have very disturbing for journalists in Honduras" href="http://en.rsf.org/honduras-downward-spiral-continues-for-06-03-2015,47656.html">The first two months of 2015 have very disturbing for journalists in Honduras</a>," Reporters without Borders said on Friday. "Five years after a 2009 coup d’état, it is still one of the western hemisphere's most dangerous countries for media personnel and respect for freedom of information continues to decline. The climate for news providers is extremely hostile. . . ." </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/no-room-error-face-time-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/no-room-error-face-time-obama#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 02:19:52 +0000 princeeditor 8815 at http://mije.org Black Journalists Back From "Africa's Last Colony" http://mije.org/richardprince/black-journalists-back-africas-last-colony <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 6, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u13681/022215_DN_Z7READ22C.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="137" />Long-overlooked story told of continent's "Palestine"; . . . In accepting trip, "my integrity is not for sale"; . . . "small publications can't self-finance such trips"; NPR voices "too white" even in announcing underwriting; U.S. to pay Toledo Blade $18G for seizing equipment; "Empire" keeps adding viewers, shattering Nielsen records; images of the original Selma march, from a participant; despite government, gang-rape film finds audience (3/6/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#palestine"> Long-Overlooked Story Told of Continent's "Palestine" </a></p> <p><a href="#integrity"> . . . In Accepting Trip, "My Integrity Is Not for Sale" </a></p> <p><a href="#small"> . . . "Small Publications Can't Self-Finance Such Trips" </a></p> <p><a href="#npr"> NPR Voices "Too White" Even in Announcing Underwriting </a></p> <p><a href="#toledo"> U.S. to Pay Toledo Blade $18G for Seizing Equipment </a></p> <p><a href="#empire"> "Empire" Keeps Adding Viewers, Shattering Nielsen Records </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="empire"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/black-journalists-back-africas-last-colony#empire" target="_blank"><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" title="Actors Bryshere Grey, left, and Taraji P. Henson in the hit Fox drama &#039;Empire.&#039;" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u13681/empire-thumb-545x305.jpg" alt="" height="305" width="545" /></a></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/black-journalists-back-africas-last-colony#empire" target="_blank">"Empire" Keeps Adding Viewers, Shattering Nielsen Records</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2015/03/04/fox-empire-strikes-back-as-seasons-hottest-show/24384863/" target="_blank">Cookie Lyon is the new lion of prime time</a>," <strong>Gary Levin</strong> reported Thursday for USA Today.</p> <p>"Fox's <em>Empire</em> is shattering Nielsen records as the only series to rise in the ratings for seven consecutive weeks since its premiere, climbing steadily from 9.9 million same-day viewers for its Jan. 7 opener to 13.9 million last week. With DVR-delayed viewing factored in, it's currently averaging 15.6 million viewers a week. And among young adults, it's climbed 37% in seven weeks, the biggest gain for a new series since Fox's teen soap <em>The OC</em> in 2003, Fox says.</p> <p>"It also ranks as this season's top-rated network drama, ahead of NBC's <em>The Blacklist</em> and ABC's <em>How to Get Away with Murder</em>. . . ."</p> <p>"<a href="http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2015/03/03/tv-ratings-broadcast-top-25-empire-tops-with-adults-18-49-ncis-wins-with-total-viewers-for-the-week-ending-march-1- 2015/369389/" target="_blank">Empire" was the top-rated show with the key audience of adults 18-49</a> for the week ending March 1, Nielsen reported.</p> <p>It was also the top-rated prime-time show among African Americans.</p> <p>Nevertheless, the show has its detractors.</p> <p><strong>Dr. Boyce Watkins</strong>, a finance Ph.D., author, commentator and an African American, wrote Sunday, "When the Fox Network released the new show, 'Empire,' I was concerned about what I might see on screen. <a href="http://financialjuneteenth.com/dr-boyce-watkins-why-i-refuse-to-support-the-coonery-of-the-show-empire/" target="_blank">Fox is not known for producing the most favorable images of black people, so I figured this show wouldn't be any different</a>. For some reason, black dysfunctionality makes for great television, and there is a long line of white guys getting rich off of our willingness to celebrate all that makes us miserable.</p> <p>"If you do some research, you might notice some of the same things I've seen in this ghetto-fied hood drama: Pimps, hoes, thugs, gangsters, emasculated black men, and all kinds of other kinds of stereotypical coonery that many of us have grown tired of seeing portrayed on-screen.</p> <p><strong>"Lee Daniels</strong> is apparently the man responsible for this televised monstrosity, and I wonder if a day will ever come that the majority of us will refuse to support directors who pimp their people to help bigots like <strong>Rupert Murdoch</strong> get rich from modern day minstrel shows. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Megan Angelo</strong>, Glamour: <a href=" http://www.glamour.com/entertainment/blogs/obsessed/2015/03/empire-facts-taraji-p-henson" target="_blank">11 Things You Didn't Know About Empire </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Yohana Desta</strong>, Mashable: <a href=" http://mashable.com/2015/03/04/empire-tv-stats/" target="_blank">Seriously, 'Empire'? You're like the Beyoncé of TV shows right now </a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Michael O'Connell</strong>, Hollywood Reporter: <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tv-ratings-empire-wont-stop-779386 " target="_blank">TV Ratings: 'Empire' Won't Stop Getting Bigger, Hits Eighth Week of Growth</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="selma"></a><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" title="(Credit: James H. Barker/Steven Kasher Gallery)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u13681/20150227-lens-barker-slide-VPD4-superJumbo-544x355.jpg" alt="" height="355" width="544" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/black-journalists-back-africas-last-colony#selma" target="_blank">Images of the Original Selma March From a Participant</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/02/documenting-selma-from-the-inside-2/?module=BlogPost-Title&amp;version=Blog %20Main&amp;contentCollection=Multimedia&amp;action=Click&amp;pgtype=Blogs®ion=Body#" target="_blank">A timely new show at the <strong>Steven Kasher </strong>Gallery in New York, 'Selma March 1965,' reminds us that not all civil rights photographs were created equal</a>," <strong>Maurice Berger</strong> wrote Monday for the "Lens" blog of the New York Times. "Commemorating the 50th anniversary this month of the historic Selma-to-Montgomery marches, the exhibition features the work of three documentarians of the protests: <strong>James Barker</strong>, <strong>Spider Martin</strong> and <strong>Charles Moore</strong>.</p> <p>"While the photographs of Mr. Martin and Mr. Moore are well known, those of Mr. Barker are far less so. The most famous images of Mr. Martin and Mr. Moore — usually depicting civil rights leaders or dramatic milestones — are also more typical of the pictures we have come to associate with the movement.</p> <p>"On the other hand, Mr. Barker's images are more intimate, focusing on volunteers and their everyday activities. The gallery believes his photographs are the only ones known of the Selma demonstrations that were taken from the viewpoint of a participant observer rather than a journalist. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Jamelle Bouie</strong>, Slate: <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2015/03/losing_selma_s_civil_rights_legacy_in_the_cycle_of_american_history_black.html " target="_blank">Losing Selma's Legacy </a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/wisest-course-dump-ferguson-pd-0#selma " target="_blank">Electronic Media Plan for 50th Anniversary of Selma March&nbsp;</a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Emil Guillermo</strong>, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund: <a title="On Selma, Todd Endo, and the continuing fight for justice in all of America's institutions" href="http://aaldef.org/blog/emil-guillermo-everywhere-selma-todd-endo-and-the-civil-rights-fight-in-media.html">On Selma, Todd Endo, and the continuing fight for justice in all of America's institutions</a> <em>(March 7)</em></li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Chris Kromm</strong>, southernstudies.org: <a href="http://www.southernstudies.org/2015/03/selma-and-voting-rights-commemoration-or-legislati.html " target="_blank"> Selma and voting rights: Commemoration or legislation? </a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Trymaine Lee</strong>, MSNBC: <a href="http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/watch/inside-brown-chapel-on-the-selma-anniversary-408798787860" target="_blank">Inside Brown Chapel on the Selma anniversary </a><em>(video) <a href="http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/watch/inside-brown-chapel-on-the-selma-anniversary-408798787860" target="_blank"></a></em></li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Barbara Reynolds</strong>, Washington Post: <a href=" http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/03/06/i-fought-for-voting-rights-in-1965-racism-in-the-north-hurt-me-as-much-as-racism-in-the-south/" target="_blank">I fought for voting rights in 1965. Racism in the North hurt me as much as racism in the South. </a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>State Sen. Hank Sanders</strong>, al.com: <a href="http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/03/its_harvest_time_for_selma_gue.html" target="_blank">It's harvest time for Selma </a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Andrew Yeager</strong>, NPR "Code Switch": <a href=" http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2015/03/06/390943835/photographer-helped-expose-brutality-of-selmas-bloody-sunday" target="_blank">Photographer Helped Expose Brutality Of Selma's 'Bloody Sunday' </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="india"></a> <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/black-journalists-back-africas-last-colony#india" target="_blank"> Despite Government, Gang-Rape Film Finds Audience</a></h2> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/black-journalists-back-africas-last-colony#india" target="_blank">"</a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/06/world/asia/indias-efforts-to-ban-rape-documentary-spur-greater-interest-online.html?_r=0" target="_blank">A British-made documentary about a grisly gang rape in India spread throughout social media on Thursday, thwarting official efforts to block it and gaining a wide audience despite a government ban</a>," <strong>Suhasini Raj</strong> reported Thursday for the New York Times.</p> <p>"A spokesman for YouTube in India, <strong>Gaurav Bhaskar</strong>, said that the company had agreed to a government request to block channels of multiple users who had uploaded the documentary. The original link on the BBC’s own website was still available, he said. By Thursday night, the film had been viewed more than 100,000 times from that link, not including viewings from other sources. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Ximena Ramirez</strong>, care2.com: <a title="India's Daughter Documentary Holds Up a Mirror to the Rape Crisis in India" href="http://www.care2.com/causes/indias-daughter-documentary-holds-up-mirror-to-rape-crisis-in-india.html#ixzz3ThpXKclz">India's Daughter Documentary Holds Up a Mirror to the Rape Crisis in India</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/black-journalists-back-africas-last-colony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/black-journalists-back-africas-last-colony#comments Sat, 07 Mar 2015 03:05:53 +0000 princeeditor 8813 at http://mije.org "Wisest Course": Dump Ferguson P.D. http://mije.org/richardprince/wisest-course-dump-ferguson-pd-0 <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 4, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202015-03-04%20at%207.20.14%20PM%201_0.png" alt="" width="183" height="96" /> Post-Dispatch says the same about neighboring police; officers who severely beat Attica inmate make plea deal; Yale clears officer in case of columnist Blow's son; task force to determine future of Maynard Institute; children of color projected to be majority by 2020;. . . ASNE readies for 2015 newsroom diversity census; electronic media plan for 50th anniversary of Selma march; English, Spanish Sunday shows said to shortchange Latinos (3/4/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#ferguson">Post-Dispatch Says the Same About Neighboring Police</a></p> <p><a href="#attica">Officers Who Severely Beat Attica Inmate Make Plea Deal</a></p> <p><a href="#blow">Yale Clears Officer in Case of Columnist Blow's Son</a></p> <p><a href="#maynard">Task Force to Determine Future of Maynard Institute</a></p> <p><a href="#majority">Children of Color Projected to Be Majority of Kids by 2020</a></p> <p><a href="#diversity">. . . ASNE Readies for 2015 Newsroom Diversity Census</a></p> <p><a href="#selma">Electronic Media Plan for 50th Anniversary of Selma March</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="latinos"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/wisest-course-dump-ferguson-pd-0#latinos" target="_blank">English, Spanish Sunday Shows Said to Shortchange Latinos</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://mediamatters.org/research/2015/03/04/report-single-issue-syndrome-how-sunday-shows-u/202569" target="_blank">Sunday shows in both English and Spanish treat Hispanics as a single-issue constituency focused on immigration</a>, according to a Media Matters analysis that examined the shows' discussions and guests from August 31 to December 28, 2014," <strong>Cristina Lopez</strong> and <strong>Jessica Torres</strong> wrote Wednesday for Media Matters for America.</p> <p>"While Latinos make up more than 17 percent of the U.S. population, the report found that only 7 percent of guests on English-language Sunday shows were Hispanic, of which 46 percent spoke specifically about immigration. The report also found that while the Spanish-language Sunday shows devoted great attention to immigration, they gave much less coverage to issues of similar importance to the Latino community. Confining Latinos' perspectives to a single issue damages their ability to engage in discussions about the other equally important issues that affect them and the general electorate. . . ."</p> <p>The authors noted a Pew Research Center study that said, "The general electorate, much like Hispanic voters, identified the economy, health care, and immigration as top issues for the 2014 midterm elections, according to a September poll by Pew — suggesting that priorities for the Hispanic community are not very different from those of the general population of voters.. . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/wisest-course-dump-ferguson-pd-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/wisest-course-dump-ferguson-pd-0#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:29:12 +0000 princeeditor 8811 at http://mije.org Standing Ovation for Dori J. Maynard http://mije.org/richardprince/standing-ovation-dori-j-maynard <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 2, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u13681/Screen%20Shot%202015-03-02%20at%207.37.25%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="114" />Oakland memorial service pauses for "Maynard moment"; Soul of the South lays off news employees, plans to regroup; 4 black journalists take Sun-Times buyouts; Why was Valerie Jarrett there? "Because I love April"; media, whistleblowers both win in Supreme Court ruling; "Land of positivity" behind in debts to magazines (3/2/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8805/#service">Oakland Memorial Service Pauses for "Maynard Moment"</a></p> <p><a href="#soul"> Soul of the South Lays Off News Employees, Plans to Regroup </a></p> <p><a href="#buyouts">4 Black Journalists Take Sun-Times Buyouts </a></p> <p><a href="#april">Why Was Valerie Jarrett There? "Because I Love April" </a></p> <p><a href="#whistleblowers">Media, Whistleblowers Both Win in Supreme Court Ruling</a></p> <p><a href="#barbados">"Land of Positivity" Behind in Debts to Magazines</a></p> <p><a href="#shorttakes"> Short Takes </a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/standing-ovation-dori-j-maynard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/standing-ovation-dori-j-maynard#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:48:58 +0000 princeeditor 8805 at http://mije.org FCC's "Open Internet" Vote Praised, Panned http://mije.org/richardprince/fccs-open-internet-vote-praised-panned <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 27, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" title=" " src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u13681/phones_medium.png" alt="" width="183" height="69" />Hispanic journalists rejoice — Rainbow PUSH not so much; Monday's Dori Maynard memorial service to be livestreamed; Obama becomes interviewer for NPR's StoryCorps project; Holder won't give Fox an interview, defends Sharpton ties; in poll, only 35% say Bill O'Reilly is trustworthy; more checking census box for both black and white; Dallas columnist backs idea for memorial to lynchings; demographic shifts point to increasing Native voting power; American blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh (2/27/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><a href="#rainbow"> </a>Updated March 1</em></p> <p><a href="#rainbow">Hispanic Journalists Rejoice; Rainbow PUSH Not So Much </a></p> <p><a href="#dori">Monday's Dori Maynard Memorial Service to Be Livestreamed</a></p> <p><a href="#npr"> Obama Becomes Interviewer for NPR's StoryCorps Project </a></p> <p><a href="#holder"> Holder Won't Give Fox an Interview, Defends Sharpton Ties </a></p> <p><a href="#poll"> In Poll, Only 35% Say Bill O'Reilly Is Trustworthy </a></p> <p><a href="#census"> More Checking Census Box for Both Black and White </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="demographic"></a><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" title="Alaska Native voters helped dump a hostile state governor and replaced him with Bill Walker, left, an ally, and Bryon Mallott, a Tlingit leader, right, as lieutenant governor. The two are shown during a campaign swing through Barrow, Alaska. (Credit: Walker Mallott for Alaska)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u13681/walkermallott2-535x401.jpg" alt="" height="401" width="535" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/fccs-open-internet-vote-praised-panned#demographic" target="_blank">Demographic Shifts Point to Increasing Native Voting Power</a></h2> <p>"I have been <a href="http://www.dailyyonder.com/making-every-vote-count/2014/10/29/7593" target="_blank">writing for years</a> about the success — well, at least mostly — <a href="http://www.trahantreports.com/2015/02/the-power-of-native-voters-beginning-of.html" target="_blank">of Native American voters</a>," <strong>Mark Trahant</strong> wrote Thursday for his trahantreports.com. "During recent presidential election cycles the turnout from Indian Country is inspiring, helping to swing elections from Arizona to North Dakota.</p> <p>"<a href="http://www.indianz.com/News/2014/015697.asp" target="_blank">And just last year Alaska Native voters helped dump a hostile state governor</a> and replaced him with <strong>Gov. Bill Walker</strong>, an ally, as well as electing <strong>Byron Mallott</strong>, a Tlingit leader, as the Lt. Governor.</p> <p>"But do you want to know something really cool?</p> <p>"The demographic shift that reflects Native voting power is only beginning. What's more the landscape is changing faster than expected and should bring about dramatic changes in states as 'red' as Alaska and Oklahoma.</p> <p>"A new report looks at the numbers and the results are stunning. In 1980 when <strong>Ronald Reagan</strong> was elected president the population of the United States was 80 percent white. Today that proportion stands at 63 percent and it's likely to be less than 44 percent by 2060.</p> <p>"The report, [<a href="https://cdn.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/SOC-report1.pdf" target="_blank">'The States of Change: The Demographic Evolution of the American Electorate, 1974-2060']</a>' is a collaboration of the liberal Center for American Progress, the conservative American Enterprise Institute and demographer <strong>William H. Frey</strong> of the Brookings Institution. One of the goals is to 'document and analyze the challenges to democracy posed by the rapid demographic evolution from the 1970s to 2060.'</p> <p>"One lens that is particularly revealing: States where people of color are the majority. The report said: 'Right now, there are only four majority-minority states: California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Texas. But with the ongoing demographic transformation of the country, our States of Change projections find that this will become more and more common.'</p> <p>"So in five years Maryland and Nevada will be in that category. Then by 2060 the number of majority-minority states will reach 22, including seven of the currently largest states, making up about two-thirds of the country's population.</p> <p>"American Indians and Alaska Natives are very much a part of this new majority because we are younger and growing faster than an older white population. . . ."</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="hacked"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/fccs-open-internet-vote-praised-panned#hacked" target="_blank">American Blogger Hacked to Death in Bangladesh</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://news.yahoo.com/attackers-hack-american-blogger-death-bangladesh-090128127.html" target="_blank">A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday</a>," <strong>Julhas Alam</strong> reported Friday for the Associated Press.</p> <p>"The attack Thursday night on <strong>Avijit Roy</strong>, a Bangladesh-born U.S. citizen, occurred on a crowded sidewalk as he and his wife, <strong>Rafida Ahmed</strong>, were returning from a book fair at Dhaka University. Ahmed, who is also a blogger, was seriously injured. It was the latest in a series of attacks on secular writers in Bangladesh in recent years.</p> <p>"A previously unknown militant group, Ansar Bangla 7, claimed responsibility for the attack, Assistant Police Commissioner<strong> S.M. Shibly Noman</strong> told the Prothom Alo newspaper.</p> <p>"Roy 'was the target because of his crime against Islam,' the group said on Twitter.</p> <p>"Roy was a prominent voice against religious intolerance, and his family and friends say he had been threatened for his writings. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/fccs-open-internet-vote-praised-panned" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/fccs-open-internet-vote-praised-panned#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 03:06:41 +0000 princeeditor 8804 at http://mije.org Dori Maynard, Diversity Champion, Dies at 56 http://mije.org/richardprince/dori-j-maynard-diversity-champion-dies-56 <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 24, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/Dori_Maynard_2.png" alt="" width="183" height="208" />President of Maynard Institute succumbs to lung cancer; Maynard memorial service scheduled Monday in Oakland; one-third of Americans say Obama doesn't love America'; media said to downplay crimes against Latinos; FCC expected to ban paying for faster lanes on Internet; Jeb Bush took columns to heart, and to his dad; Asian Americans duel over who is the angriest; Lester Holt stays ratings course for 2nd week; Fox News stands behind O'Reilly on embellishment charges; columnist tells fellow whites about unconscious bias (2/24/15, 2/25/15 and 2/26/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Updated February 25, February 26</em></p> <p><a href="#dori">President of Maynard Institute Succumbs to Lung Cancer</a></p> <p><a href="#service">Maynard Memorial Service Scheduled &nbsp;Monday in Oakland</a></p> <p><a href="#obama">One-Third of Americans Say Obama Doesn't Love America</a></p> <p><a href="#latinos">Media Said to Downplay Crimes Against Latinos</a></p> <p><a href="#fcc">FCC Expected to Ban Paying for Faster Lanes on Internet</a></p> <p><a href="#bush">Jeb Bush Took Columns to Heart, and to His Dad</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="oreilly"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/journal-isms-february-24#oreilly" target="_blank">Fox News Stands Behind O'Reilly on Embellishment Charges</a></h2> <p>"It's official: Fox News won't be debating every attack on the credibility of host <strong>Bill O'Reilly</strong>, <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2015/02/25/fox-news-answers-additional-charges-against-fox-news-host-bill-oreilly/" target="_blank">who has spent several days fighting off allegations that he has embellished his exploits in foreign reportage over a long career in journalism</a>," <strong>Erik Wemple</strong> wrote Wednesday in his Washington Post media blog.</p> <p>"In a statement to the Erik Wemple Blog, a Fox News spokesperson notes, 'Bill O'Reilly has already addressed several claims leveled against him. This is nothing more than an orchestrated campaign by far left advocates Mother Jones and Media Matters. Responding to the unproven accusation du jour has become an exercise in futility. FOX News maintains its staunch support of O'Reilly, who is no stranger to calculated onslaughts.'</p> <p>"On Thursday, Mother Jones (where, disclosure-wise, the wife of the Erik Wemple Blog works), published a story questioning O'Reilly's claims to have braved 'combat' conditions in reporting on the Falkland Islands war. After days of shouting down those allegations, O'Reilly yesterday caught a Media Matters story alleging that he had lied about being nearby for the suicide of a Russian emigre who figured in the investigation of the assassination of <strong>John F. Kennedy</strong>. And today, Media Matters writes that O’Reilly never witnessed the execution of nuns in El Salvador in 1981, as he has claimed. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>David Bauder</strong>, Associated Press: <a href="http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/83212/williams-and-oreilly-cases-diverge?utm_source=Listrak&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_term=Williams+And+O%27Reilly+Cases +Diverge&amp;utm_campaign=New+Media+General+Set+For+New+Media+World" target="_blank">Williams And O'Reilly Cases Diverge </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Paul Farhi</strong>, Washington Post: <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/bill-oreillys-unsurprising-approach-to-crisis-management/2015/02/24/91deb460-bc5f-11e4-bdfa-b8e8f594e6ee_story.html" target="_blank">Crisis management, Fox News style: Bill O’Reilly goes for the jugular</a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Hadas Gold</strong>, Politico: <a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/02/media-matters-oreilly-lied-about-florida-suicide-203052.html" target="_blank">Media Matters: O'Reilly lied about Florida suicide </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Jonathan Mahler</strong> and <strong>Emily Steel</strong>, New York Times: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/26/business/media/for-bill-oreilly-and-fox-news-a-symbiotic-relationship.html?ref=media&amp;_r=0" target="_blank">Bill O’Reilly and Fox News: They’re in It Together</a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Olivia Marshall</strong>, Media Matters for America: <a href="http://mediamatters.org/blog/2015/02/25/another-fabrication-oreilly-never-witnessed-the/202667" target="_blank">Another Fabrication: O'Reilly Never Witnessed The Murder Of Nuns In El Salvador (updated)</a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Gabriel Sherman</strong>, New York: <a href="http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/02/fox-news-should-thank-mojo-for-oreilly-story.html" target="_blank">How <em>Mother Jones’s&nbsp;</em>Bill O'Reilly Story Backfired </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="whites"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/journal-isms-february-24#whites" target="_blank">Columnist Tells Fellow Whites About Unconscious Bias</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Nicholas Kristof" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Kristof_New-articleInline-v2-149x187.jpg" alt="" height="187" width="149" />"<a title="Supermarket shoppers are more likely to buy French wine when French music is playing, and to buy German wine when they hear German music. That's true even though only 14 percent of shoppers say they noticed the music, a study finds" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/22/opinion/sunday/nicholas-kristof-straight-talk-for-white-men.html?_r=1">Supermarket shoppers are more likely to buy French wine when French music is playing, and to buy German wine when they hear German music. That's true even though only 14 percent of shoppers say they noticed the music, a study finds</a>," <strong>Nicholas Kristof</strong> wrote for Sunday's print edition of the New York Times.</p> <p>"Researchers discovered that candidates for medical school interviewed on sunny days received much higher ratings than those interviewed on rainy days. Being interviewed on a rainy day was a setback equivalent to having an MCAT score 10 percent lower, according to a new book called 'Everyday Bias,' by <strong>Howard J. Ross</strong>.</p> <p>"Those studies are a reminder that we humans are perhaps less rational than we would like to think, and more prone to the buffeting of unconscious influences. That's something for those of us who are white men to reflect on when we're accused of 'privilege.'</p> <p>"White men sometimes feel besieged and baffled by these suggestions of systematic advantage. When I wrote a series last year, 'When Whites Just Don't Get It,' the reaction from white men was often indignant: <em>It's an equal playing field now! Get off our case!</em></p> <p>"Yet the evidence is overwhelming that unconscious bias remains widespread in ways that systematically benefit both whites and men. So white men get a double dividend, a payoff from both racial and gender biases.' . . . "</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/dori-j-maynard-diversity-champion-dies-56" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/dori-j-maynard-diversity-champion-dies-56#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:01:47 +0000 princeeditor 8800 at http://mije.org A Fatuous, Racially Glib Night With Oscar http://mije.org/richardprince/fatuous-racially-glib-night-oscar <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 23, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/B-gZDjTCIAAgP90.jpg_large.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />Pulitzer winner Wesley Morris says he has to go there; . . . what a difference four years makes; Gannett down to one African American top editor; black media group sues Comcast, claiming discrimination; O'Reilly defends himself against embellishment claims; journalism group challenges police on Chicago killing; Howard U. students, faculty add color to Wikipedia's white; Al Jazeera journalist accuses network of negligence (2/23/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#morris">Pulitzer Winner Wesley Morris Says He Has to Go There</a></p> <p><a href="#common">. . . What a Difference Four Years Makes</a></p> <p><a href="#gannet">Gannett Down to One African American Top Editor</a></p> <p><a href="#comcast">Black Media Group Sues Comcast, Claiming Discrimination</a></p> <p><a href="#oreilly">O'Reilly Defends Himself Against Embellishment Claims</a></p> <p><a href="#chicago">Journalism Group Challenges Police on Chicago Killing</a></p> <p><a href="#howard">Howard U. Students, Faculty Add Color to Wikipedia's White</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="aljazeera"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/fatuous-racially-glib-night-oscar#aljazeera" target="_blank">Al Jazeera Journalist Accuses Network of Negligence</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Mohamed Fahmy" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/fahmy-130x130.jpg" alt="" height="130" width="130" />"The al-Jazeera journalist <strong>Mohamed Fahmy</strong>, who is awaiting retrial after more than a year in an Egyptian prison, <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/feb/20/mohamed-fahmy-al-jazeera-protecting-journalists-cairo-agenda" target="_blank">has accused the network of 'epic negligence' and said it was partially to blame for his arrest and imprisonment</a>," <strong>Patrick Kingsley</strong> in Cairo, and <strong>Ian Black</strong> reported Friday for Britain's Guardian.</p> <p>"Fahmy called it naive and misleading to see the case purely as a crackdown on press freedom because Qatar, which funds the al-Jazeera network, used it to 'wage a media war' against Cairo.</p> <p>"Fahmy, who had both Egyptian and Canadian nationality before giving up his Egyptian passport in an attempt to speed up his deportation in December, and <strong>Baher Mohamed</strong>, an Egyptian, are due back in court next week following the release of their Australian colleague, <strong>Peter Greste</strong>, earlier this month. The three al-Jazeera English (AJE) employees were jailed last June on trumped-up charges of helping terrorists and spreading false news. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/fatuous-racially-glib-night-oscar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/fatuous-racially-glib-night-oscar#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 03:17:41 +0000 princeeditor 8798 at http://mije.org Ebony Editor Steps Down After 10 Months http://mije.org/richardprince/ebony-editor-steps-down-after-less-year <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 20, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/miller_dubois%20copy.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="114" />Mitzi Miller wants to create stories for TV, film; Joy Reid, Ronan Farrow shows canceled at MSNBC; black women, black history at White House (2/20/15); Listen to the real LBJ, King talk voting rights; Holt wins week; nonwhites more forgiving of Williams; Ta-Nehisi Coates to teach David Carr's class at Boston U.; Vargas, L.A. Times partner for section on multiculturalism; nothing sacred for Oxygen: black preachers in reality show; student editor faces backlash after opposing "Redskins"; article details prosecution of ex-contractor in leak case; C-SPAN3 to air 1963 interview With Malcolm X (2/18/15)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Miller">Mitzi Miller Wants to Create Stories for TV, Film</a></p> <p><a href="#Reid">Joy Reid, Ronan Farrow Shows Canceled at MSNBC </a></p> <p><a href="#WhiteHouse">Black Women, Black History at White House</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="student"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="A mural at Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, Pa., depicts the school mascot, the Redskin. (Credit: Eugene Sonn/WHYY)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/l_neshaminy05.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="315" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/listen-real-king-lbj-talk-voting-rights#student" target="_blank">Student Editor Faces Backlash After Opposing "Redskins"</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://mobile.edweek.org/c.jsp?DISPATCHED=true&amp;cid=25983841&amp;item=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.edweek.org%2Few%2Farticles%2F2015%2F02%2F18%2Fmy-high-school-mascot-is- offensive.html%3Fcmp%3Dsoc-edit-tw" target="_blank">When I raised my hand to vote in a classroom at Neshaminy High School nearly 18 months ago, I was unaware of the battle I was about to ignite as editor-in-chief of <em>The Playwickian</em></a>, my school's newspaper," <strong>Gillian McGoldrick</strong>, a senior at Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, Pa., wrote Tuesday for Education Week.</p> <p>"In the fall of 2013, one of my fellow editors began a conversation about our school mascot, which is also the name of every sports team at our school and our school's nickname. This would soon become a national controversy over our use of a racist mascot and a legal battle over the amount of control students have over their publications in public schools.</p> <p>"This mascot is the 'Redskin.' It has been consistently criticized by a Native American parent within our Pennsylvania school district for its derogatory and hateful connotation. The paper's staff and I came to a consensus that we should listen to what this parent had to say and start a conversation about the future use of the mascot, given how offensive it is to Native Americans. We debated, did our research, and ultimately <a href="http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/speak-easy/item/61168-why-neshaminy-student-newspaper-wont-publish-the-r-word?linktype=related_articlepage" target="_blank">came to a vote —14-7 — in favor of removing the mascot — and the football team's name — entirely from our newspaper, essentially forming a new policy. Both the majority and the dissenting sides wrote editorials</a>, and we went to press Oct. 23, 2013.</p> <p>"As the editor-in-chief since 2013, I continue to face reproach for this decision, including the possibility of criminal charges, as well as a <em>lot </em>of social-media bashing by my peers and the parents in my school district. . . ."</p> <p>McGoldrick also wrote, "A few days after we published the editorials and the student body's reaction had slowly begun to die down (painful though it was), my principal, <strong>Robert McGee</strong>, sent a directive to our newspaper adviser, <strong>Tara Huber. </strong>In this directive, he said that our 'new' policy would be put on 'hold,' and that we were not permitted to edit or reject any letters to the editor, advertisements, or articles that featured the mascot. So this policy that we had just formed carefully and precisely was now suddenly reversed.</p> <p>"Nothing about this directive seemed right. . . ." McGoldrick cited the state code to justify her position.</p> <p>McGoldrick's article also said, "When we printed the next edition of the newspaper without the image or name of the mascot, it did not go over well. Students ripped the paper up and threw it on the ground in the school hallways. They even threatened to take it home and set it on fire.</p> <p>"I walked into a homeroom, and as I began to hand out the newspapers, one student crossed her arms and said, 'I'm not touching that.' When you hear this from a peer about something you struggled for more than 10 hours to complete, it is unbelievably discouraging. My fellow students couldn't separate the mascot issue from the rights of the student press. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="kim"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Stephen Kim has always maintained his innocence." src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/GrabberRaster-0009.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="324" /><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/listen-real-king-lbj-talk-voting-rights#kim" target="_blank"></a></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/listen-real-king-lbj-talk-voting-rights#kim" target="_blank">Article Details Prosecution of Ex-Contractor in Leak Case</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.democracynow.org/2015/2/18/jailed_for_speaking_to_the_press" target="_blank">A new report by The Intercept tells the story of the Obama administration's prosecution of former North Korea expert <strong>Stephen Kim</strong> for violating the Espionage Act</a>," Pacifica Radio's "Democracy Now!" reported Wednesday on its website.</p> <p>"Kim is one of nine such cases under the Obama administration — twice as many as all previous presidents combined. The former State Department contractor was accused of discussing classified documents on North Korea with Fox News reporter <strong>James Rosen</strong>. Last year, he was sentenced to 13 months in prison.</p> <p>"But Kim always maintained his innocence. During the year before he went to prison, he shared his story with The Intercept. Journalist <strong>Peter Maass</strong> of The Intercept details the prosecution of Kim in a new article out today, '<a href="https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/02/18/destroyed-by-the-espionage-act/" target="_blank">Destroyed by the Espionage Act: <strong>Stephen Kim</strong> Spoke to a Reporter. Now He’s in Jail. This is His Story</a> .' . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Hadas Gold</strong>, Politico: <a title="http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/02/risen-obama-admin-is-greatest-enemy-of-press-freedom-202707.html" href="Risen: Obama administration is greatest enemy of press freedom">Risen: Obama administration is greatest enemy of press freedom</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="malcolmx"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/listen-real-king-lbj-talk-voting-rights#malcolmx">C-SPAN3 to Air 1963 Interview With Malcolm X</a></h2> <p>"The 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma to Montgomery March, and the passage of the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965 and <strong>Dr. Martin Luther King's</strong> <a href="http://www.blackpressusa.com/dont-forget-malcolm-x-in-50th-anniversary-celebrations/#sthash.tIMhV5dp.dpbs" target="_blank">role in these events is correctly capturing the imagination of Black America</a>," <strong>Ron Daniels</strong> wrote Monday for the National Newspaper Publishers Association. "However, there is another set of events that should also receive attention of our people. This year also marks the 50th memorial of the assassination of <strong>Malcolm X</strong>; it is also the year of his 90th birthday.</p> <p>"It seems odd that very little attention is being devoted to the anniversary dates of the life and legacy of such an extraordinary leader. It is as if Black America is gripped by a case of historical amnesia. But this is not the first time we've suffered from the disorder. . . ."</p> <p>Meanwhile, C-SPAN announced that it will air on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. ET a 1963 interview with Malcolm on its C-SPAN3 American History network:</p> <p>"Former Nation of Islam minister Malcolm X was assassinated 50 years ago on February 21, 1965. He sat down for an interview in 1963 as part of a sociology class at the University of California, Berkeley. He discussed race relations in America and the Nation of Islam's opposition to racial integration. The interview was conducted by UC Berkeley professor <strong>John Leggett</strong> and graduate teaching assistant <strong>Herman Blake</strong>. We air the program courtesy of UC Berkeley."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Todd Steven Burroughs</strong>, The Root: <a title="Malcolm X Speaks of the Soulful, Soothing Power of Jazz" href="http://www.theroot.com/articles/history/2015/02/malcolm_x_had_a_special_connection_to_jazz_and_jazz_musicians.html?wpisrc=topstories">Malcolm X Speaks of the Soulful, Soothing Power of Jazz</a><em> (Feb. 20)</em></li> <br /> <li><strong>Merlene Davis</strong>, Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader: <a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2015/02/18/3701441/merlene-davis-cbs-sports-documentary.html" target="_blank">CBS Sports documentary on UK's football integration worth watching</a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Kali Nicole Gross</strong>, HuffPost LatinoVoices: <a title="Black History Month Is a Time to Reckon With Police Bias Against African-Americans and Latinos" href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kali-nicole-gross/black-history-month-is-a-time-to-reckon-with-police-bias_b_6654498.html?utm_hp_ref=latino-voices&amp;ir=Latino+Voices">Black History Month Is a Time to Reckon With Police Bias Against African-Americans and Latinos</a><em> (Feb. 12)</em><br /><br /></li> <li>PBS "American Masters": <a title="August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand" href="http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/august-wilson-the-ground-on-which-i-stand/about-the-film/3610/">August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand</a><em> (airs Feb. 20)</em></li> <br /> <li><strong>Donna Rogers</strong>, the Chronicle, Winston-Salem, N.C.: <a title="Black History becomes personal for me as journalist" href=" http://www.wschronicle.com/2015/02/black-history-becomes-personal-journalist/">Black History becomes personal for me as journalist</a><br /><br /></li> <li> The Root: <a href="http://www.theroot.com/photos/2015/02/black_memorials_that_aren_t_in_the_hood.html?wpisrc=topstories " target="_blank">Black Tributes That Aren't in the Hood </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Gyasi Ross</strong>, Indian Country Today Media Network: <a href="http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/02/18/black-history-month-indian-style-natives-and-black-folks-together-1492-159271" target="_blank">Black History Month, Indian-Style: Natives and Black Folks in This Together Since 1492</a><br /><br /></li> <li><a href="http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/02/18/black-history-month-indian-style-natives-and-black-folks-together-1492-159271" target="_blank"></a><strong>Tatiana Schlossberg</strong> and <strong>Annie Correal</strong>, New York Times: <a title="New York Today: Remembering Malcolm X " href="http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/cityroom/2015/02/19/new-york-today-remembering-malcolm-x/?referrer=">New York Today: Remembering Malcolm X </a><em>(Feb. 19) </em><br /><br /> </li> <li>The Tennessean, Nashville: Black History Month:<a title=" William A. Reed Jr. was pioneering journalist" href="http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2015/02/11/black-history-month-william-reed-pioneering-journalist/23243453/"> William A. Reed Jr. was pioneering journalist</a> <em>(Feb. 11)</em></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/ebony-editor-steps-down-after-less-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/ebony-editor-steps-down-after-less-year#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:35:08 +0000 princeeditor 8796 at http://mije.org Listen to the Real LBJ, King Talk Voting Rights http://mije.org/richardprince/listen-real-king-lbj-talk-voting-rights <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 18, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/CKoJR.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />University publishes audio of telephone calls on website; Holt wins week; nonwhites more forgiving of Williams; Ta-Nehisi Coates to teach David Carr's class at Boston U.; Vargas, L.A. Times partner for section on multiculturalism; nothing sacred for Oxygen: black preachers in reality show; student editor faces backlash after opposing "Redskins"; article details prosecution of ex-contractor in leak case; C-SPAN3 to air 1963 interview With Malcolm X (2/18/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Returning Feb. 23, barring breaking news</em></p> <p><a href="#mlk">University Publishes Audio of Telephone Calls on Website</a></p> <p><a href="#holt">Holt Wins Week; Nonwhites More Forgiving of Williams</a></p> <p><a href="#coates">Ta-Nehisi Coates to Teach David Carr's Class at Boston U.</a></p> <p><a href="#vargas">Vargas, L.A. Times Partner for Section on Multiculturalism</a></p> <p><a href="#oxygen">Nothing Sacred for Oxygen: Reality Show on Black Preachers</a></p> <p><a href="#student">Student Editor Faces Backlash After Opposing "Redskins"</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="malcolmx"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/listen-real-king-lbj-talk-voting-rights#malcolmx">C-SPAN3 to Air 1963 Interview With Malcolm X</a></h2> <p>"The 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma to Montgomery March, and the passage of the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965 and <strong>Dr. Martin Luther King's</strong> <a href="http://www.blackpressusa.com/dont-forget-malcolm-x-in-50th-anniversary-celebrations/#sthash.tIMhV5dp.dpbs" target="_blank">role in these events is correctly capturing the imagination of Black America</a>," <strong>Ron Daniels</strong> wrote Monday for the National Newspaper Publishers Association. "However, there is another set of events that should also receive attention of our people. This year also marks the 50th memorial of the assassination of <strong>Malcolm X</strong>; it is also the year of his 90th birthday.</p> <p>"It seems odd that very little attention is being devoted to the anniversary dates of the life and legacy of such an extraordinary leader. It is as if Black America is gripped by a case of historical amnesia. But this is not the first time we've suffered from the disorder. . . ."</p> <p>Meanwhile, C-SPAN announced that it will air on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. ET a 1963 interview with Malcolm on its C-SPAN3 American History network:</p> <p>"Former Nation of Islam minister Malcolm X was assassinated 50 years ago on February 21, 1965. He sat down for an interview in 1963 as part of a sociology class at the University of California, Berkeley. He discussed race relations in America and the Nation of Islam's opposition to racial integration. The interview was conducted by UC Berkeley professor <strong>John Leggett</strong> and graduate teaching assistant <strong>Herman Blake</strong>. We air the program courtesy of UC Berkeley."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Merlene Davis</strong>, Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader: <a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2015/02/18/3701441/merlene-davis-cbs-sports-documentary.html" target="_blank">CBS Sports documentary on UK's football integration worth watching</a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Kali Nicole Gross</strong>, HuffPost LatinoVoices: <a title="Black History Month Is a Time to Reckon With Police Bias Against African-Americans and Latinos" href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kali-nicole-gross/black-history-month-is-a-time-to-reckon-with-police-bias_b_6654498.html?utm_hp_ref=latino-voices&amp;ir=Latino+Voices">Black History Month Is a Time to Reckon With Police Bias Against African-Americans and Latinos</a><em> (Feb. 12)</em><br /><br /></li> <li>PBS "American Masters": <a title="August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand" href="http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/august-wilson-the-ground-on-which-i-stand/about-the-film/3610/">August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand</a><em> (airs Feb. 20)</em></li> <br /> <li><strong>Donna Rogers</strong>, the Chronicle, Winston-Salem, N.C.: <a title="Black History becomes personal for me as journalist" href=" http://www.wschronicle.com/2015/02/black-history-becomes-personal-journalist/">Black History becomes personal for me as journalist</a><br /><br /></li> <li> The Root: <a href="http://www.theroot.com/photos/2015/02/black_memorials_that_aren_t_in_the_hood.html?wpisrc=topstories " target="_blank">Black Tributes That Aren't in the Hood </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Gyasi Ross</strong>, Indian Country Today Media Network: <a href="http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/02/18/black-history-month-indian-style-natives-and-black-folks-together-1492-159271" target="_blank">Black History Month, Indian-Style: Natives and Black Folks in This Together Since 1492</a><br /><br /></li> <li><a href="http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/02/18/black-history-month-indian-style-natives-and-black-folks-together-1492-159271" target="_blank"></a><strong>Tatiana Schlossberg</strong> and <strong>Annie Correal</strong>, New York Times: <a title="New York Today: Remembering Malcolm X " href="http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/cityroom/2015/02/19/new-york-today-remembering-malcolm-x/?referrer=">New York Today: Remembering Malcolm X </a><em>(Feb. 19) </em><br /><br /> </li> <li>The Tennessean, Nashville: Black History Month:<a title=" William A. Reed Jr. was pioneering journalist" href="http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2015/02/11/black-history-month-william-reed-pioneering-journalist/23243453/"> William A. Reed Jr. was pioneering journalist</a> <em>(Feb. 11)</em></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/listen-real-king-lbj-talk-voting-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/listen-real-king-lbj-talk-voting-rights#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 03:10:48 +0000 princeeditor 8793 at http://mije.org More to the Story of Jackie Robinson West http://mije.org/richardprince/more-story-defrocked-little-league-team <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 16, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/p110614ps-0478.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />Writers link circumstances to conditions on South Side; Ta-Nehisi Coates wins Polk Award for reparations story; Carr died of complications from lung cancer, autopsy says; bringing the New Yorker icon into the 21st century; ratings fall for "NBC Nightly News" after Williams exit; studies show we're influenced by movie "facts" that aren't; we're already having national conversation on race; Southern Chinese lion dancing for the New Year; "SNL40" sets record, but how many Latinos? (2/16/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#JRW">Writers Link Circumstances to Conditions on South Side</a></p> <p><a href="#coates">Ta-Nehisi Coates Wins Polk Award for Reparations Story</a></p> <p><a href="#carr">Carr Died of Complications From Lung Cancer, Autopsy Says</a></p> <p><a href="#newyorker">Bringing the New Yorker Icon Into the 21st Century</a></p> <p><a href="#williams">Ratings Fall for "NBC Nightly News" After Williams Exit</a></p> <p><a href="#facts">Studies Show We're Influenced by Movie "Facts" That Aren't</a></p> <p><a href="#race">We're Already Having National Conversation on Race</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="lion"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Attendees at the Lunar New Year Parade in Manhattan last year reach out to touch the dragon. Dragons require the unified movement of 11 or more performers. (Credit: Jason Lam/International Center of Photography, Feb. 2, 2014.) " src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202015-02-16%20at%209.21.45%20PM.png" alt="" width="560" height="378" /><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/more-story-defrocked-little-league-team#lion" target="_blank"></a></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/more-story-defrocked-little-league-team#lion" target="_blank">Southern Chinese Lion Dancing for the New Year</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/13/celebrating-the-chinese-lion-dance/" target="_blank">Southern Chinese lion dancing comes from an ancient tale</a>," <strong>Andrew Boryga </strong>wrote Friday for the New York Times "Lens" blog. "Terrorized by a mythical monster, a horde of villagers descended from the mountains and huddled under an enormous monster of their own in an attempt to repel the beast. Year after year, to the accompaniment of firecracker bursts and drums, the ritual is repeated as protection against evil spirits. At least that's one version.</p> <p>" 'Everyone tells it differently,' said <strong>Jason Lam</strong>.</p> <p>"For him, lion dancing was an easy transition from martial arts, and from middle school to college. He was a regular practitioner of the quick-footed routine performed under heavy and intricate costumes. Like most lion dancers, he took to the stage during anniversaries, birthdays, store openings and parades for celebrations like the Chinese New Year, Feb. 19 this year.</p> <p>"While studying at the International Center of Photography last year, Mr. Lam decided to step outside the lion costume to view the tradition he said serves as a hinge between his Asian ancestry and American upbringing. . . ."</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="SNL"></a><a title="&quot;SNL40&quot; Sets Record, but How Many Latinos?" href="http://mije.org/node/8791/SNL">"SNL40" Sets Record, but How Many Latinos?</a></h2> <p>"It's hard to capture people's attention for three-and-a-half hours (four if you include the red carpet), <a href="http://www.adweek.com/lostremote/snls-40th-anniversary-special-breaks-two-nielsen-twitter-tv-ratings-records/50407? utm_source=socialtimes&amp;utm_medium=newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=dailynewsletter20150216" target="_blank">but Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary Special did just that, and it easily broke two Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings records</a>," <strong>Adam Flomenbaum</strong> reported Monday for LostRemote.</p> <p>However, <strong>Félix Sánchez</strong>, chairman and co-founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, noted Sunday on the Latino Rebels blog that "SNL has never hired a Latina cast member, yet they have brown-faced actors to play Latinas in skits. Only two Latinos have ever been cast on the show: <strong>Horatio Sanz</strong> and <strong>Fred Armisen</strong>, <a href="http://www.latinorebels.com/2015/02/15/snl40-means-still-no-latinos-after-40-years/" target="_blank">and the show's recent Latino-themed skits have only highlighted the problems</a>." On Twitter, some guessed how long it would be before a Latino appeared.</p> <p>In a scripted portion of the show, <strong>Ellen Cleghorne</strong>, one of only a handful of black female SNL alums, asked <strong>Jerry Seinfeld</strong>, "So, how many black women were on the Seinfeld show?" Seinfeld replied, "<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/16/8046681/snl-40-saturday-night-live-40th-anniversary-best-worst" target="_blank">Good point, Ellen, we did not do all we could to cure society's ills, you are correct. Uh, mea culpa</a>.<em> [He turns away.]</em> Other questions?," <strong>Ross Miller</strong> reported Monday for theverge.com.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Emil Guillermo</strong>, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund: <a title="&quot;Saturday Night Live&quot; TV ad parody on Asian American Doll is downright racist" href=" http://aaldef.org/blog/emil-guillermo-saturday-night-live-tv-ad-parody-on-asian-american-doll-is-downright-racist.html">"Saturday Night Live" TV ad parody on Asian American Doll is downright racist</a><em> (Dec. 22)</em></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 href="http://mije.org/richardprince/more-story-defrocked-little-league-team#shorttakes" target="_blank">Short Takes</a></h2> <ul> <li> "<a href="http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/02/bobbi_kristina_bobby_brown_statement_slams_family.html" target="_blank"><strong>Bobby Brown</strong> in a statement today slammed members of his family who have been providing updates to the media about his daughter, <strong>Bobbi Kristina</strong></a>, without knowledge of her condition," <strong>Janelle Griffith </strong>reported Saturday for NJ Advance Media for NJ.com. " 'At this time it is requested that the media cease speaking with unauthorized members of the family,' reads a statement from Brown's attorney. . . . None of them have firsthand knowledge of Bobbi Kristina's treatment and the medical staff at Emory University Hospital has not communicated with them.' . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<a title="Telemundo news correspondent Carlos Botifoll is leaving the network after a 22-year run based out of the Los Angeles bureau" href="http://www.mediamoves.com/2015/02/botifoll-leaves-telemundo.html">Telemundo news correspondent <strong>Carlos Botifoll</strong> is leaving the network after a 22-year run based out of the Los Angeles bureau</a>," <strong>Veronica Villafañe</strong> reported Friday for her Media Moves site. " 'I have been in the same job, same bureau, doing the same thing for 22 years. Even though I've done things that interest me, I felt it was time for a change, to try something new,' Carlos tells Media Moves. . . ."<br /><br /></li> <li> "Reportage [broadcast] this week by the Swiss national television s<a href="http://www.ifj.org/nc/news-single-view/backpid/1/article/reportage-reveals-hidden-journalist-refugee-at-swiss-embassy-in-azerbaijan/" target="_blank">hows the case of Azeri journalist and human rights defender <strong>Emin Huseynov</strong>, secretly hidden in the Swiss Embassy in Baku</a> (Azerbaijan) since last August due to a wave of repression in the country," the International Federation of Journalists reported on Monday. <br /><br /></li> <li> "Ecuador's media regulator on Friday <a href="http://www.freemedia.at/newssview/article/political-cartoon-draws-scrutiny-from-ecuador-media-regulator.html" target="_blank">ordered the daily newspaper<em> El Universo</em> to issue a public apology over a political cartoon satirising a lawmaker from President <strong>Rafael Correa's</strong> party</a>," the International Press Institute reported on Friday. "In a statement, the Superintendent of Information and Communication (Supercom) said the cartoon amounted to 'socio-economic discrimination' against the Afro-Ecuadorian community and therefore violated Ecuador's Communications Law. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<a href="http://www.propublica.org/article/a-history-of-violence-accusations-but-no-justice-in-liberia" target="_blank"><strong>Christopher Vambo</strong> had been accused by Catholic church officials and others of being responsible for the 1992 murder of five American nuns</a>," <strong>T. Christian Miller</strong> reported Friday for ProPublica. "<strong>Prince Johnson</strong> had overseen the torture and death of <strong>Samuel Doe</strong>, the former president of Liberia. Neither man was ever charged or otherwise held responsible. Today, Johnson is a legislator in Liberia and Vambo is a security guard for one of the country's largest communications firms. Frontline and ProPublica found both men and talked with them about their pasts and the elusive question of justice in Liberia. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> The International Press Institute said Monday it was calling on Colombian authorities "<a href="http://www.freemedia.at/newssview/article/colombian-journalist-gunned-down-after-receiving-death-threats.html" target="_blank">to immediately open an investigation into the murder of radio journalist <strong>Luis Peralta Cuéllar</strong></a>. Peralta was shot various times while leaving the offices of his radio station, Linda Stereo 95.1, on Saturday, Feb. 14, in the department of Caquetá. According to the Press Freedom Foundation (FLIP), a Colombian NGO, Peralta, 63, told a colleague that he had received death threats but had not believed them to be significant and did not alert authorities. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<strong>Libertito 'Bert' Pelayo</strong>, 78, of Jamaica Estates, the founder of a weekly Filipino newspaper, the Filipino Reporter, <a href="http://www.qchron.com/editions/north/filipino-publisher-pelayo-dies-at/article_ae8f3fae-9141-5b79-85b3-fd9483a1c870.html" target="_blank">died after a long illness on Feb. 3</a>," <strong>Liz Rhoades</strong> reported Thursday for the Queens (N.Y.) Chronicle. "Born in the Philippines, he was a graduate of the Far Eastern University in Manila. He first worked as a reporter for the Manila Times and later was a correspondent in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. . . ." <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/more-story-defrocked-little-league-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/more-story-defrocked-little-league-team#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 03:19:47 +0000 princeeditor 8791 at http://mije.org David Carr Nurtured Young Black Journalists http://mije.org/richardprince/david-carr-nurtured-young-black-journalists <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 13, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u13681/history-films-page-one-5-P.jpeg" alt="" width="183" height="95" /></p> <p>N.Y. Times columnist boosted Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jelani Cobb; in 24 hours, Obama's goofy video gets 25 million views; Obama critical of HBCUs in meeting with Black Caucus; pundits abroad call western media slow on N.C. killings; media dig for further Brian Williams untruths; 30 news outlets agree to rules for freelancers in war zones; black ex-CIA officer, accused of leaking, appeals conviction; story previews Whitlock's site on race, sports, culture (2/13/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#carr">N.Y. Times Columnist Boosted Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jelani Cobb</a></p> <p><a href="#video"> In 24 Hours, Obama's Goofy Video Gets 25 Million Views </a></p> <p><a href="#obama">Obama Critical of HBCUs in Meeting With Black Caucus</a></p> <p><a href="#slow">Pundits Abroad Call Western Media Slow on N.C. Killings</a></p> <p><a href="#williams">Media Dig for Further Brian Williams Untruths</a></p> <p><a href="#zones">30 News Outlets Agree to Rules for Freelancers in War Zones</a></p> <p><a href="#cia">Black Ex-CIA Officer, Accused of Leaking, Appeals Conviction</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="whitlock"></a><a title="Story Previews Whitlock's Site on Race, Sports, Culture" href="http://mije.org/node/8789/#whitlock">Story Previews Whitlock's Site on Race, Sports, Culture</a></h2> <p>The Undefeated, an ESPN site on race, sports, and culture for African Americans, which columnist <strong>Jason Whitlock</strong> once dubbed "Black Grantland,"&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/espns_the_undefeated_off_the_g.php" target="_blank">released its first story Thursday in preparation for the NBA All-Star Weekend</a>, <strong>Chris Ip</strong> reported Thursday for Columbia Journalism Review.</p> <p>"A prelude to the site's full launch as early as June, the story was posted to ESPN.com. It is a 9,000-word profile of controversial pundit and former NBA star <strong>Charles Barkley</strong> that traces his outspoken comments on race to <strong>Booker T. Washington</strong> and their shared home state of Alabama.</p> <p>"The profile is an example of the kind of reporting Whitlock, the site's founder, says can use sports as a lens to look at larger society. . . ."</p> <ul> </ul> <ul> <li> <strong>Nicole Levy</strong>, capitalnewyork.com:&nbsp;<a title="Inside ESPN's plans for 'The Undefeated'" href="http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/media/2015/02/8561075/inside-espns-plans-undefeated">Inside ESPN's plans for 'The Undefeated'</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Jesse Washington</strong> with reporting by <strong>Ryan Cortes</strong>, the Undefeated: <a href="http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/12289603/how-former-nba-star-charles-barkley-became-role-model" target="_blank">Up From Leeds </a><br /><br /></li> <li>YouTube: <a title="Jesse Washington Joins Olbermann" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yys2j43l-Dw&amp;feature=youtu.be">Jesse Washington Joins Olbermann</a> <em>(video)&nbsp;</em></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/david-carr-nurtured-young-black-journalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/david-carr-nurtured-young-black-journalists#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 17:56:45 +0000 princeeditor 8789 at http://mije.org Lester Holt to Be on Air 7 Days This Week http://mije.org/richardprince/lester-holt-work-7-days-week <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 11, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202015-02-11%20at%208.24.06%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="102" />Some say time is right for NBC News workhorse; killing of three Muslims in N.C. becomes global story; Dino Chiecchi among those exiting San Antonio paper; Obama said to loathe columnist Maureen Dowd; year-old story popular in wake of religious attacks in Paris; after 411 days, Egypt grants bail to Al Jazeera journalists; Todd found to bring more diversity to "Meet the Press"; NAHJ board member sees "Afro-Latina" identity as gift (2/11/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#nbc">Some Say Time Is Right for NBC News Workhorse</a></p> <p><a href="#muslims">Killing of Three Muslims in N.C. Becomes Global Story</a></p> <p><a href="#dino">Dino Chiecchi Among Those Exiting San Antonio Paper</a></p> <p><a href="#obama">Obama Said to Loathe Columnist Maureen Dowd</a></p> <p><a href="#paris">Year-Old Story Popular in Wake of Religious Attacks in Paris</a></p> <p><a href="#Jazeera">After 411 Days, Egypt Grants Bail to Al Jazeera Journalists</a></p> <p><a href="#mtp">Todd Found to Bring More Diversity to "Meet the Press"</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="nahj"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Yvonne Latty: &amp;quot;Having a name for my identity . . . has been a gift to me.&amp;quot; (Courtesy: Yvonne Latty)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/n-YVONNELATTYONETIMEUSE-large570.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="234" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/lester-holt-work-7-days-week#nahj" target="_blank">NAHJ Board Member Sees "Afro-Latina" Identity as Gift</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/yvonne-latty/afro-latina-identity_b_6662234.html?utm_hp_ref=latino-voices&amp;ir=Latino+Voices" target="_blank">The first time I was called a 'nigger,' it was by white Latinos</a>. I was 8 years old," <strong>Yvonne Latty</strong>, who teaches journalism at New York University, wrote Wednesday for the Huffington Post's BlackVoices and LatinoVoices sites.</p> <p>"The memory is really painful and defining. Back in the 1970s there wasn't a name for what I was. I was a kid whose mom was a light-skinned Dominican and whose dad was a darker-skinned Jamaican.</p> <p>"I was darker than both of them.</p> <p>"I did not understand my identity . . ."</p> <p>Latty, a board member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, also wrote, "In my world most Latino journalists are light-skinned, most Latinos in corporate America are light-skinned, and most Latinos in media are light-skinned. Afro-Latinos are the ones being left out when a <em>New York Times article</em> states that Latinos are checking the 'white' box on the census.</p> <p>"In May Telemundo and MSNBC anchor <strong>José Díaz-Balart</strong> was on an MSNBC segment to discuss the controversial <em>New York Times</em> article and was asked if there is a race problem within the Latino community. He said there is not, which reinforced just how invisible we are. And to top it off, the segment did not have one Afro-Latino guest. Speaking on our behalf were African Americans.</p> <p>"But having a name for my identity, 'Afro-Latina,' has been a gift to me. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Daisy Rosario</strong>, "Latino USA," NPR: <a href="http://latinousa.org/2015/01/23/somos-afro-latino-2/" target="_blank"> SOMOS: Afro-Latino </a><em>(audio) (Jan. 23)</em> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/lester-holt-work-7-days-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/lester-holt-work-7-days-week#comments Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:07:28 +0000 princeeditor 8788 at http://mije.org Why "White" and "Colored" Sections on the Memorial? http://mije.org/richardprince/why-white-and-colored-sections-memorial <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 9, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/229-1fP3Oj.AuSt_.55.jpeg" alt="" width="183" height="138" />Black History Month a good time to illuminate the present; Lester Holt fills in at NBC as Brian Williams crisis deepens; Johnson Publishing finds its corporate base shrinking; "Fresh Off the Boat" ratings impressive in debut; Martin says ethics rules on speaker fees miss nuance; NPR chief says all programs should contain "different voices"; &nbsp;a cultural disconnect in evaluating Beyonce's gospel; delay in Nigerian elections laid to Boko Haram; Time Inc. workers rally around laid-Off ill co-worker (2/9/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#black">Black History Month a Good Time to Illuminate the Present</a></p> <p><a href="#williams">Lester Holt Fills in at NBC as Brian Williams Crisis Deepens</a></p> <p><a href="#johnson">Johnson Publishing Finds Its Corporate Base Shrinking</a></p> <p><a href="#fob">"Fresh Off the Boat" Ratings Impressive in Debut</a></p> <p><a href="#beyonce">A Cultural Disconnect in Evaluating Beyoncé's Gospel</a></p> <p><a href="#martin">Martin Says Ethics Rules on Speaker Fees Miss Nuance</a></p> <p><a href="#npr">NPR Chief Says All Shows Should Contain "Different Voices"</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="nigeria"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/why-white-and-colored-sections-memorial#nigerian" target="_blank">Delay in Nigerian Elections Laid to Boko Haram</a></h2> <p>"<a title="Boko Haram's latest victim may just have been Nigeria’s national election" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2015/02/08/nigerias-risky-decision-to-postpone-elections/">Boko Haram's latest victim may just have been Nigeria’s national election</a>," <strong>Karen Attiah</strong> contended Sunday for the Washington Post.</p> <p>"At least on first glance, it would appear that way. On Saturday evening, Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced its decision to postpone Nigeria's national election scheduled for February 14th.</p> <p>"These elections were widely expected to be Nigeria’s closest electoral contest yet, between the increasingly unpopular <strong>Goodluck Jonathan's</strong> People's Democratic Party (PDP) and retired General <strong>Muhammadu Buhari</strong> of the All Progressive's Congress (APC). These elections represent a serious challenge to Jonathan's PDP, which has won every election since 1999.</p> <p>"The reason for the delay? According to INEC, Nigeria’s security services say they need at least six weeks to launch a major offensive against the Boko Haram insurgency in the northern part of the country, that they could not guarantee security for the February elections. The new date for the presidential elections is set for March 28th. State elections will be held on April 11th.</p> <p>"Seriously? . . ."</p> <p>Meanwhile, Buhari, a former military ruler, was asked why his government had jailed reporters <strong>Tunde Thompson </strong>and <strong>Nduka Irabor</strong> for publishing reports that it considered embarrassing to government officials.</p> <p>In an interview with Al Jazeera, Buhari replied, "<a href="http://www.dailytimes.com.ng/article/why-my-regime-executed-drug-peddlers-jailed-journalists-%E2%80%93-buhari" target="_blank">We said we cannot stop the press from criticizing people or institutions</a>. But please, let them have investigative journalism.</p> <p>"Let them try and verify facts before they accuse government of offence and others of misdemeanor to spoil their names and reputations. We never held any secret tribunal. The tribunals, six of them throughout the country, we got the intelligence community, Navy, Army, Air Force, Police, national security organisations, to form the investigative panel that based on documentation, people were charged, military tribunals, they were tried, . . ." <strong>Segun Adio</strong> reported for Nigeria's Daily Times.</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="time"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/why-white-and-colored-sections-memorial#time" target="_blank">Time Inc. Workers Rally Around Laid-Off, Ill Co-Worker</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: right;" title="David Barbee was laid off last May. (Credit: gofundme.com)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/3014291_1422715691.2999-278x185.jpg" alt="" width="278" height="185" />"<a href="http://nypost.com/2015/02/05/former-people-staffers-come-to-the-aid-of-ill-ex-colleague/" target="_blank">While there has been a steady parade of people out of Time Inc., not all leave with a golden parachute</a>," <strong>Keith J. Kelly</strong> reported Thursday for the New York Post.</p> <p>"<strong>David Barbee</strong> worked 10 years as a researcher and mail deliverer until he was laid off last May.</p> <p>"Two months later, in July, he was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer that quickly spread to his liver.</p> <p>"Just when he thought he had beaten the cancer after an operation in December to remove the cancerous liver and another in late January to remove cancerous colon tumors, Barbee learned he was going to be evicted from his apartment.</p> <p>"Now a brigade of former People people, spearheaded by former Research Director <strong>Robert Britton</strong> and former Executive Editor <strong>Jeannie Parks</strong>, have come to the aid of their former colleague.</p> <p>"They started a website site for him on Gofundme.com that has raised over $21,000 since it went live on Jan. 31. . . ."</p> <p>The figure was up to $36,280 on Monday night.</p> <p>The gofundme site calls Barbee "<a href="http://www.gofundme.com/davidbarbee" target="_blank">the best known, best liked, and most helpful person in the entire Time &amp; Life Building in recent years</a>," and adds, "David, who is 44, was born totally blind, with glaucoma and cataracts.</p> <p>"At age 2, the cataracts were removed, and since then he has been legally blind. He will always have glaucoma, which has to be closely monitored. His father died of cancer when David was 3. He had a great Mom, who made him work harder than the other kids, in order to keep up with the other kids. His Mom was shot and killed when he was 13. His grandmother took over; she died when he was 15. His sisters and aunts finished raising him. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/why-white-and-colored-sections-memorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/why-white-and-colored-sections-memorial#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:02:29 +0000 princeeditor 8787 at http://mije.org Race a Part of the Brian Williams Equation http://mije.org/richardprince/race-part-brian-williams-equation <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 6, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Lester%20Holt%20-%20Damage%20Control.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="140" />Some wonder whether double standard is at work; Fox site gets twice its normal traffic showing immolation; secretive White House effort blindsided FCC on neutrality; comic Wilmore apologizes for segment on black women; InStyle explains lightened Kerry Washington cover; lack of journalists leads to "glaring gaps" in Nigeria news; journalists caught in Dominican Republic ethnic crackdown; domestic worker wins fellowship for her photography (2/6/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Updated February 7</em></p> <p><a href="#williams">Some Wonder Whether Double Standard Is at Work</a></p> <p><a href="#pilot">Fox Site Gets Twice Its Normal Traffic Showing Immolation</a></p> <p><a href="#fcc">Secretive White House Effort Blindsided FCC on Neutrality</a></p> <p><a href="#wilmore"> Comic Wilmore Apologizes for Segment on Black Women</a></p> <p><a href="#kerry">InStyle Explains Lightened Kerry Washington Cover</a></p> <p><a href="#nigeria">Lack of Journalists Leads to "Glaring Gaps" in Nigeria News</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="photographer"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Xyza Cruz Bacani hopes to become a professional photojournalist in the Philippines (Credit: Xyza Cruz Bacani)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Screen-Shot-2015-01-23-at-3.48.18-PM.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="383" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/race-part-brian-williams-equation#photographer" target="_blank">Domestic Worker Wins Fellowship for Her Photography</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://petapixel.com/2015/01/23/filipino-domestic-worker-earns-prestigious-magnum-fellowship-photography/" target="_blank">For the past 10 years, 27-year-old <strong>Xyza Cruz Bacani</strong> has been working as a domestic worker for a wealthy Chinese family in Hong Kong</a>," <strong>Michael Zhang</strong> reported Jan. 23 for petapixel.com. "On her days off, she brings her camera onto her city’s sidewalks and captures impressive street photos.</p> <p>"Yesterday, Bacani's life took a dramatic turn: she was announced as a recipient of the 2015 Human Rights Fellowship by the Magnum Foundation, a prestigious scholarship that will give her the opportunity to study in an intensive, six-week-long program at New York University in NYC.</p> <p>"The experience will equip her in creating 'effective visual stories with the aim of advancing Human Rights' in her home country."</p> <p>Zhang also wrote, "More recently, Bacani used her camera to document a women's shelter for abused domestic workers. The images from that project helped her win the Magnum fellowship.</p> <p>"The photographer says she hopes to become a professional photojournalist and return to the Philippines for her future photography work — photos that she hopes will help change her home country for the better."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/race-part-brian-williams-equation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/race-part-brian-williams-equation#comments Sat, 07 Feb 2015 04:19:03 +0000 princeeditor 8784 at http://mije.org Racial Split Over "I Am Charlie" http://mije.org/richardprince/racial-split-over-i-am-charlie <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 4, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Je-Suis-Ahmed-1-710x473.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />U.S. nonwhites opposed publishing Muhammad cartoons; Fox shows graphic images of pilot's immolation; FCC chair would have no fast or slow lanes on web; N.Y. Times picks Gilbert Cruz for revived T.V. editor Job; Brian Williams apologizes for false, oft-told tale; new gaffe undermines defense of Lemon as "Geraldo 2.0"; Vanity Fair has "perfected" formula for its Hollywood issue; Nigeria urged to ensure access for foreign journalists; Al Jazeera examines commercialization of blackness (2/4/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#charlie">U.S. Nonwhites Opposed Publishing Muhammad Cartoons</a></p> <p><a href="#pilot">Fox Shows Graphic Images of Pilot's Immolation</a></p> <p><a href="#fcc"> FCC Chair Would Have No Fast or Slow Lanes on Web</a></p> <p><a href="#cruz"> N.Y. Times Picks Gilbert Cruz for Revived T.V. Editor Job</a></p> <p><a href="#williams"> Brian Williams Apologizes for False, Oft-Told Tale</a></p> <p><a href="#lemon">New Gaffe Undermines Defense of Lemon as "Geraldo 2.0"</a></p> <p><a href="#vanityfair"> Vanity Fair Has "Perfected" Formula for Its Hollywood Issue</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="nigeria"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/racial-split-over-i-am-charlie#nigeria" target="_blank">Nigeria Urged to Ensure Access for Foreign Journalists</a></h2> <p>The Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday that it had<a href="http://www.cpj.org/2015/02/nigeria-should-allow-international-journalists-ent.php" target="_blank"> called on Nigerian authorities to ensure that international journalists are allowed access to cover the country's elections this month</a>.</p> <p>"Nigeria's presidential and parliamentary elections are scheduled for February 14, while state elections are set for February 28. President <strong>Goodluck Jonathan</strong> is seeking re-election amid an insurgency by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram, which has taken over territory in the country's northeast. International observers have called on Nigeria to ensure a free and fair election, while some analysts have warned of low turnout amid fears of violence, according to news reports," the press freedom group said.</p> <p>It also reported, "<strong>Geoffrey York</strong>, Johannesburg-based correspondent for the Canadian daily newspaper <em>Globe and Mail</em>, wrote on Twitter last week that Nigeria had blocked at least 40 journalists from entering the country to cover the elections. The Foreign Correspondents Association of Southern Africa issued a statement on Friday saying many of its members had been denied visas or accreditation.</p> <p>"Journalists at one international news outlet — who asked that the outlet not be named as it continues to seek access to cover the elections — told CPJ that it had made eight different visa requests from locations including Paris, London, Nairobi, Dakar, and Johannesburg. All of the applications, submitted between December 2014 and January 2015, had been delayed by embassy officials requesting additional paperwork, the outlet said.</p> <p>"However, some international journalists have been granted access. Journalists from <em>The New York Times</em>, <em>BBC</em>, and the Netherlands-based television channel <em>RTL Nieuws </em>told CPJ they had visas approved.</p> <p>"Difficulty in getting visas may be compounded by discrepancies in the application process from embassy to embassy and between embassies and the Nigeria Immigration Service. . ."</p> <p>A delegation of journalists from the U.S.-based National Association of African Journalists <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/media-respond-paris-cartoonist-killings#african" target="_blank">arrived in Nigeria last month</a>.</p> <ul> <li> BBC: <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-31132068#story_continues_1" target="_blank">Boko Haram crisis: Chad kills 'more than 200' in Nigeria </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Benjami Edokpayi</strong>, alldigitocracy.org: <a href="http://alldigitocracy.org/who-reports-the-african-perspective/" target="_blank">Who Reports the African Perspective? </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="aljazeera"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/racial-split-over-i-am-charlie#aljazeera" target="_blank">Al Jazeera Examines Commercialization of Blackness</a></h2> <p>Commemorating Black History Month, Al Jazeera America <a href="http://america.aljazeera.com/tools/pressreleases/al-jazeera-americacelebratesblackhistorymonthinfebruarywithindep.html" target="_blank">"will launch #Branding Black, a new month-long, social media campaign that raises important questions about the line between multicultural marketing and the commercialization of 'blackness,'</a> " the network announced.</p> <p>”Does #BrandingBlack celebrate diversity or perpetuate stereotypes? Throughout February, Al Jazeera America will deepen the conversation around these issues by creating a transmedia experience, delivering meaningful and culturally relevant videos, analysis and opinions across broadcast and social media. #BrandingBlack will take the conversation 'to the people' by engaging social media influencers to cultivate a provocative and in-depth discussion using the #BrandingBlack hashtag."</p> <p>One scheduled vehicle is "Real Money with <strong>Ali Velshi</strong>," which airs Fridays at 10:30 p.m. ET, repeating at 1 a.m. ET.</p> <p>For this coming Friday, a synopsis reads, "Nike just released its 2015 'Black History Month' edition of Nikes. The Vice President of Nike, <strong>Michael Jackson</strong>, said the collection 'honors and celebrates athletes and leaders who have influenced global culture and paved the way for the next generation.' The shoes honor various famous black athletes.</p> <p>"It's a marketing ploy that enrages civil rights activist <strong>Van Jones</strong>. He believes the single greatest disservice we can do for African Americans — especially low income kids — is keep the dream alive for millions of kids hoping to get an NBA job when there are only 15 slots — vs millions of jobs available if kids were taught STEM (STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.)</p> <p>"What message are corporations sending to black youth in America with 'Black History Month' branding, and is it the right message? . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Mary Mitchell</strong>, Chicago Sun-Times: <a href="http://chicago.suntimes.com/mary-mitchell/7/71/339091/black-history-forgotten" target="_blank">Black history should not be forgotten </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/racial-split-over-i-am-charlie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/racial-split-over-i-am-charlie#comments Thu, 05 Feb 2015 04:32:59 +0000 princeeditor 8781 at http://mije.org O'Reilly Accused of Smearing Pinkston http://mije.org/richardprince/oreilly-accused-smearing-pinkston <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 2, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/randallpinkston_large.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="137" />Fox News pundit links Al Jazeera reporters, terrorism; 20 groups fault coverage of Muslim response to Paris violence; Egypt frees foreign journalist, but colleagues remain; Super Bowl again records biggest adience in TV history; Native journalists win apology over headline; story on foot commuter generates $80,000 in donations; white editors, black journalists share Black History Month (2/2/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#aljazeera">Fox News Pundit Links Al Jazeera Reporters, Terrorism</a></p> <p><a href="#paris"> 20 Groups Fault Coverage of Muslim Response to Violence</a></p> <p><a href="#egypt"> Egypt Frees Foreign Journalist, but Colleagues Remain</a></p> <p><a href="#superbowl"> Super Bowl Again Records Biggest Audience in TV History</a></p> <p><a href="#native"> Native Journalists Win Apology Over Headline</a></p> <p><a href="#detroit"> Story on Foot Commuter Generates $80,000 in Donations</a></p> <p><a href="#black"> White Editors, Black Journalists Share Black History Month</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/oreilly-accused-smearing-pinkston" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/oreilly-accused-smearing-pinkston#comments Tue, 03 Feb 2015 03:37:21 +0000 princeeditor 8779 at http://mije.org ISIS Says It Executed Japanese Journalist http://mije.org/richardprince/japanese-journalist-reportedly-executed <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 31, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u13681/831034-kenjigotophotoafp-1422739927-162-640x480.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="137" />Video underscores danger in reporting from Syria (1/31/15); BET, MadameNoire, The Root win in 2014; "liberal" New Republic magazine acknowledges racist past; TV One pushes envelope on language during daylight hours; Coleman named ombudsman at Corp. for Public Broadcasting; Public editor: time" for N.Y. Times to kill race Beat; "ideal viewer" is white female cardboard cutout; NPR gives platform to critic of "white" public radio voice; Japan, Jordan scramble as hostage deadline passes (1/30/15)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Goto">Video Underscores Danger in Reporting From Syria</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="npr"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/bet-madamnoire-root-are-winners-2014#npr" target="_blank">NPR Gives Platform to Critic of "White" Public Radio Voice</a></h2> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/race-beat-air-ny-times#radio" target="_blank">An essay by <strong>Chenjerai Kumanyika</strong></a>, reported in this column Wednesday, complained that "Journalists of various ethnicities, genders and other identity categories intentionally or unintentionally internalize and 'code-switch' to be consistent with culturally dominant 'white' styles of speech and narration."</p> <p>The essay caught the attention of NPR, which gave him a platform Thursday to discuss the issue.</p> <p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=382437460 " target="_blank">"Of course, it's not just about what potential journalists face</a>," said Kumanyika, who is African American. "It's also about the audience and the mission of public radio. Different hosts with different voices tell different kinds of stories, and vocal styles communicate important dimensions of human experience. What are we missing out on by not hearing the full range of those voices?</p> <p>"Let me give you an example of what I'm talking about. My wife and I spent some time in Ferguson, Mo., in August and November of 2014. I was standing on the block where <strong>Darren Wilson</strong> killed <strong>Michael Brown</strong> and I asked one young man why he thought there had been such an uprising in Ferguson. He reminded me that Michael Brown's body had laid in the street for four-and-a-half hours before being picked up.</p> <p>"Of course, I had heard this before in the news, but this young brother made me feel it. No one was there to translate. Instead, he carefully told the story his own way. I felt the weight of Michael Brown's body and the weight of so many other young lives in this young man's voice.</p> <p>"So what do we do? We really have to think about who is the public in public media. The demographics of race and ethnicity are changing in the United States. The sound of public media must reflect that diversity, so get on it. It's time to make moves. . . ."</p> <p>Those moves should include the seemingly ever-longer underwriting announcements, which a professional actress more often than not delivers in a crisp, upbeat, white-sounding voice. They do little to advance NPR's articulated goal of a network that "sounds like America."</p> <ul> <li><strong>Paul Farhi</strong>, Washington Post:<a title=" Does public radio sound too 'white'? NPR itself tries to find the answer." href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/does-public-radio-sound-too-white-npr-itself-tries-to-find-the-answer/2015/01/30/f08f58cc-a899-11e4-a06b-9df2002b86a0_story.html"> Does public radio sound too 'white'? NPR itself tries to find the answer.</a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Scott Simon</strong> with<strong> Gene Demby</strong>, NPR "Weekend Edition Saturday": <a title="The Infite Whiteness Of Public Radio Voices " href="http://www.npr.org/2015/01/31/382851532/the-infite-whiteness-of-public-radio-voices">The Infinite Whiteness Of Public Radio Voices </a><em>(Jan. 31)</em></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="deadline"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/bet-madamnoire-root-are-winners-2014#deadline" target="_blank">Japan, Jordan Scramble as Hostage Deadline Passes</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/30/us-mideast-crisis-japan-hostage-idUSKBN0L104K20150130" target="_blank">Japan and Jordan scrambled on Friday to find out what had happened to two of their nationals being held by Islamic State</a>, after a deadline passed for the release of a would-be suicide bomber being held on death row in Amman," <strong>Suleiman Al-Khalidi</strong> and <strong>Elaine Lies</strong> reported Friday for Reuters.</p> <p>"Japanese Prime Minister <strong>Shinzo Abe</strong> said every effort was being made to secure the release of journalist <strong>Kenji Goto</strong>.</p> <p>" 'We are gathering and analyzing information while asking for cooperation from Jordan and other countries, making every effort to free Kenji Goto,' he told a parliamentary panel. . . ."</p> <p>The International Federation of Journalists added, "On social media, people across the globe have united in the call for Goto to be freed. The Facebook page <a href="https://www.facebook.com/IAmKenjiGoto?fref=ts " target="_blank">I Am Kenji</a> has garnered over 40,000 likes, with photos and messages of support coming in from across the globe. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-10"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><em><a name="stereotypes"></a><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u13681/Screen%20Shot%202015-01-30%20at%209.54.20%20PM-535x334.png" alt="" width="535" height="334" /></em></h2> <p><em> </em></p> <p><em><em><span style="color: grey;">Michel du Cille recalled the photographs he took of the crack epidemic when he worked for the Miami Herald. (<a href="http://vimeo.com/92045834?fb_ref=share_popup" target="_blank">video</a>)</span> </em></em></p> <p><em> </em></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/bet-madamnoire-root-are-winners-2014#stereotypes" target="_blank">Do Black Photographers Contribute to Stereotypes?</a></h2> <p><strong>Michel du Cille</strong>, <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/tribute-intrepid-role-model" target="_blank">the prize-winning Washington Post photojournalist</a> who died at 58 on Dec. 11 of an apparent heart attack, expressed misgivings about whether his photographs of African Americans were accurate portrayals or merely adding to stereotypes.</p> <p>Du Cille and other veteran black photographers think aloud about that question in "What Is News? Most Black Men Are Not Criminals!," a 20-minute video by <strong>Craig Herndon</strong>, a retired Post photographer and former professor of multi-media studies at Howard University.</p> <p>"It's ready as an educational short or a promo for the larger project," Herndon messaged Journal-isms. "I made it available to photo educators last year, when it won an honorable mention at AEJMC, VISUAL JOURNALISM division," referring to the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.</p> <p>Herndon said he is seeking the views of other veteran African American photographers to add to the project. Those interested may contact him via the <a title="Comments section" href="http://mije.org/comment/reply/8777#comment-form">Comments section</a>, below, and the message will be forwarded.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/japanese-journalist-reportedly-executed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/japanese-journalist-reportedly-executed#comments Sun, 01 Feb 2015 01:10:36 +0000 princeeditor 8778 at http://mije.org BET, MadameNoire, The Root Win in 2014 http://mije.org/richardprince/bet-madamnoire-root-are-winners-2014 <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 30, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u13681/Screen%20Shot%202015-01-30%20at%207.23.55%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="126" /> Pop culture still an attraction for black Web visitors; "liberal" New Republic magazine acknowledges racist past; TV One pushes envelope on language during daylight hours; Coleman named ombudsman at Corp. for Public Broadcasting; Public editor: time" for N.Y. Times to kill race beat; "ideal viewer" is white female cardboard cutout; NPR gives platform to critic of "white" public radio voice; Japan, Jordan scramble as hostage deadline passes (1/30/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#visitors"> Pop Culture Still an Attraction for Black Web Visitors </a></p> <p><a href="#magazine"> "Liberal" New Republic Magazine Acknowledges Racist Past </a></p> <p><a href="#tv"> TV One Pushes Envelope on Language During Daylight Hours </a></p> <p><a href="#coleman"> Coleman Named Ombudsman at Corp. for Public Broadcasting </a></p> <p><a href="#beat"> Public Editor: "Odd Time" for N.Y. Times to Kill Race Beat </a></p> <p><a href="#cutout"> "Ideal Viewer" Is White Female Cardboard Cutout </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="deadline"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/bet-madamnoire-root-are-winners-2014#deadline" target="_blank">Japan, Jordan Scramble as Hostage Deadline Passes</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/30/us-mideast-crisis-japan-hostage-idUSKBN0L104K20150130" target="_blank">Japan and Jordan scrambled on Friday to find out what had happened to two of their nationals being held by Islamic State</a>, after a deadline passed for the release of a would-be suicide bomber being held on death row in Amman," <strong>Suleiman Al-Khalidi</strong> and <strong>Elaine Lies</strong> reported Friday for Reuters.</p> <p>"Japanese Prime Minister <strong>Shinzo Abe</strong> said every effort was being made to secure the release of journalist <strong>Kenji Goto</strong>.</p> <p>" 'We are gathering and analyzing information while asking for cooperation from Jordan and other countries, making every effort to free Kenji Goto,' he told a parliamentary panel. . . ."</p> <p>The International Federation of Journalists added, "On social media, people across the globe have united in the call for Goto to be freed. The Facebook page <a href="https://www.facebook.com/IAmKenjiGoto?fref=ts " target="_blank">I Am Kenji</a> has garnered over 40,000 likes, with photos and messages of support coming in from across the globe. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><em><a name="stereotypes"></a><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u13681/Screen%20Shot%202015-01-30%20at%209.54.20%20PM-535x334.png" alt="" width="535" height="334" /></em></h2> <p><em> </em></p> <p><em><em><span style="color: grey;">Michel du Cille recalled the photographs he took of the crack epidemic when he worked for the Miami Herald. (<a href="http://vimeo.com/92045834?fb_ref=share_popup" target="_blank">video</a>)</span> </em></em></p> <p><em> </em></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/bet-madamnoire-root-are-winners-2014#stereotypes" target="_blank">Do Black Photographers Contribute to Stereotypes?</a></h2> <p><strong>Michel du Cille</strong>, <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/tribute-intrepid-role-model" target="_blank">the prize-winning Washington Post photojournalist</a> who died at 58 on Dec. 11 of an apparent heart attack, expressed misgivings about whether his photographs of African Americans were accurate portrayals or merely adding to stereotypes.</p> <p>Du Cille and other veteran black photographers think aloud about that question in "What Is News? Most Black Men Are Not Criminals!," a 20-minute video by <strong>Craig Herndon</strong>, a retired Post photographer and former professor of multi-media studies at Howard University.</p> <p>"It's ready as an educational short or a promo for the larger project," Herndon messaged Journal-isms. "I made it available to photo educators last year, when it won an honorable mention at AEJMC, VISUAL JOURNALISM division," referring to the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.</p> <p>Herndon said he is seeking the views of other veteran African American photographers to add to the project. Those interested may contact him via the <a title="Comments section" href="http://mije.org/comment/reply/8777#comment-form">Comments section</a>, below, and the message will be forwarded.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/bet-madamnoire-root-are-winners-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/bet-madamnoire-root-are-winners-2014#comments Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:27:43 +0000 Diana Wendel 8777 at http://mije.org "Race Beat" Up in the Air at N.Y. Times? http://mije.org/richardprince/race-beat-air-ny-times <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 28, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/1b694eb5-3098-4245-aa76-234cd06b4e68.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />News outlets split on best ways to cover the topic; black journalist joining editor's ranks at The Nation; columnist challenges Charles Blow on omission; Islamic State releases message from Japanese journalist; Al Jazeera said to tell staff to avoid words like "terrorist"; the whiteness of the "public radio voice"; Duchesne Drew, a Star Tribune M.E., leaving for foundation; "Empire" becomes first black drama hit on broadcast TV (1/28/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#news">News Outlets Split on Best Ways to Cover the Topic</a></p> <p><a href="#nation">Black Journalist Joining Editor's Ranks at The Nation</a></p> <p><a href="#blow">Columnist Challenges Charles Blow on Omission</a></p> <p><a href="#islamic">Islamic State Releases Message from Japanese Journalist</a></p> <p><a href="#aljazeera">Al Jazeera Said to Tell Staff to Avoid Words Like "Terrorist"</a></p> <p><a href="#radio">The Whiteness of the "Public Radio Voice"</a></p> <p><a href="#drew">Duchesne Drew, a Star Tribune M.E., Leaving for Foundation</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="empire"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/race-beat-air-ny-times#news" target="_blank">"Empire" Becomes First Black Drama Hit on Broadcast TV</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.medialifemagazine.com/the-greater-significance-of-empire/" target="_blank">Just three weeks into its run, Fox's new drama 'Empire' has been extremely impressive</a>," <strong>Diego Vasquez</strong> reported Wednesday for medialifemagazine.com.</p> <p>"The 9 p.m. Wednesday program has surpassed 'How to Get Away with Murder' as the season’s No. 1 show. Heck, it's the No. 1 program on all of broadcast among 18-49s.</p> <p>"And it's the first No. 1 drama in 21 years to see ratings gains from its second to its third week.</p> <p>"But perhaps the most significant thing about 'Empire' is its cast. It's the first African-American drama to become a hit on broadcast.</p> <p>"While there have been successful black comedies, such as 'The Cosby Show' and 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,' there has never been a hit drama with largely black leads. . . ."</p> <p><strong>Mary Mitchell</strong>, writing Monday in the Chicago Sun-Times, was not impressed.</p> <p>"<a href="http://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/7/71/322204/foxs-empire-revives-blaxploitation-genre" target="_blank">The support for 'Empire' and shows like it reflect how desperate black viewers are for TV programming starring blacks</a>," Mitchell wrote.</p> <p>"Network producers certainly ought to take notice of that.</p> <p>"Still, I can't ignore that 'Empire' is a modern 'blaxploitation' movie, or that it portrays the African-American family at its worst.</p> <p>"Maybe the show will surprise me later on.</p> <p>"But the best I can say about it now is that a lot of talented black actors are finally getting paid."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/race-beat-air-ny-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/race-beat-air-ny-times#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:07:39 +0000 princeeditor 8770 at http://mije.org Columnist "Incredibly Angry" at Son's Brush With Police http://mije.org/richardprince/journal-isms-january-26 <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 26, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202015-01-26%20at%209.51.17%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="101" /> Yale U. concedes drawing of handgun was questionable; do news media tell the public about their own diversity?; tensions over press access on president's trip to India; editor concedes insufficient attention to Boko Haram attack; recession wiped out black wealth gains, reporter finds; fallen journalist reinvents herself as successful poet; N.Y. Times' Vega moves from race beat to the Bronx; interviewing the homeless (1/26/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#yale">Yale U. Concedes Drawing of Handgun Was Questionable</a></p> <p><a href="#diversity">Do News Media Tell the Public About Their Own Diversity?</a></p> <p><a href="#india">Tensions Over Press Access on President's Trip to India</a></p> <p><a href="#boko">Editor Concedes Insufficient Attention to Boko Haram Attack</a></p> <p><a href="#blackwealth">Recession Wiped Out Black Wealth Gains, Reporter Finds</a></p> <p><a href="#poet">Fallen Journalist Reinvents Herself as Successful Poet</a></p> <p><a href="#bronx">N.Y. Times' Vega Moves from Race Beat to the Bronx</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="poet"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/journal-isms-january-26#poet" target="_blank">Fallen Journalist Reinvents Herself as Successful Poet</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Patricia Smith (Credit: poetryfoundation.org)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/patricia-smith.jpg" alt="" width="376" height="246" />"<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/26/nyregion/patricia-smith-finds-solace-and-success-in-poetry.html?smid=tw-share&amp;_r=1#story-continues-2" target="_blank">Sometimes, the words come to her on the Garden State Parkway or on the Outerbridge Crossing, snippets of verse that capture a flash of light, an eruption of color, a piercing cry</a>," <strong>Rachel L. Swarns</strong> wrote Sunday for her column "The Working Life" in the New York Times.</p> <p>"She recites the words aloud, burning them into memory, as she steps out of the faculty parking lot at the College of Staten Island and climbs the stairs to her second-floor office.</p> <p>"She recites the words because she wants to hear how they hit the air, to feel how they roll off the tongue, to know if they are discordant shards or melodious fragments of a sonorous whole.</p> <p><em>"Where's that girl going? Past slant sag porches, pea shuck, twangy box guitars begging under purple dayfall.</em></p> <p>"She is <strong>Patricia Smith</strong>, Staten Island’s literary sensation, a poet, an English professor and a star on the national stage. Last month, she won the <strong>Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt</strong> National Prize for Poetry, awarded by the Library of Congress to luminaries such as <strong>James Merrill</strong>, <strong>Louise Glück</strong> and <strong>Mark Strand</strong>. In April, she won a Guggenheim Fellowship in poetry.</p> <p>" 'Extraordinary,'<strong> Lee Papa</strong>, the interim chairman of the English department at the College of Staten Island, said last week.</p> <p>"It is all the more extraordinary if you consider her story.</p> <p>"Patricia Smith, the nationally acclaimed poet, is also Patricia Smith, the disgraced former journalist who plunged into a black hole of her own making in 1998.</p> <p>"She was a columnist for The Boston Globe, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a lauded wordsmith who resigned after admitting that she had invented characters and quotes in a scandal that prompted self-examination at newspapers across the country.</p> <p>"Since then, she has salvaged a successful writing life from the ashes and quietly closed the door on her past. There is no mention of her years in journalism on her faculty bio page or on her personal website. . . ."</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="bronx"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/journal-isms-january-26#bronx" target="_blank">N.Y. Times' Vega Moves from Race Beat to the Bronx</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Tanzina Vega" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/ted_tanzinavega-1.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="208" />"In recent months <strong>Tanzina Vega</strong> showed how varied and powerful a national beat focusing on race could be: She explored the psyches of minority gun owners, looked at school discipline and how it varies by ethnicity, and was tear-gassed in Ferguson while covering the events there," <strong>Wendell Jamieson</strong>, metropolitan editor of the New York Times, and <strong>Dean Chang</strong>, his deputy, wrote to Times staffers on Monday.</p> <p>"But as we've told many a Foreign correspondent, you don't need to travel abroad to find adventure: The Metro desk can accommodate you right here in New York. So too is it true that all the issues of justice, race and inequality play out in the five boroughs just as they do elsewhere, perhaps even more so. And nowhere are they more evident, and in technicolor, than in our teeming courtrooms.</p> <p>"So we're excited to announce that Tanzina, who first worked for The Times as a Metro stringer and graduated next door at CUNY, will return and open up our first full-time Bronx courthouse beat. . . ."</p> <p>Times spokeswoman <strong>Eileen Murphy</strong> did not respond to an inquiry about the status of the national race beat.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-10"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="homeless"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/journal-isms-january-26#homeless" target="_blank">Interviewing the Homeless</a></h2> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" style="border: 1px solid lightgrey; padding: 2px;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/unnamed_0.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="380" /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><em><span style="color: grey;">Audra D.S. Burch of the Miami Herald <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article8004243.html" target="_blank">interviews U.S. Army veteran Howard Bowen Heffner, who lives under an expressway, for a story</a> on Miami's biannual count of the community's homeless population. (Credit: Al Diaz/Miami Herald)</span></em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/journal-isms-january-26" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/journal-isms-january-26#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:16:42 +0000 princeeditor 8769 at http://mije.org Reporter's Persistence Helps Free Inmate http://mije.org/richardprince/reporters-persistence-frees-20-year-inmate <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 23, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/photo%281%29.JPG" alt="" width="183" height="183" />"Even after I retired, this case still bothered me"; Johnson to sell its historic photo archive — Jet app shelved; Jon Stewart asks, where's huge rally for Nigerian victims?; Univision's Ramos turns his focus to the Republicans; . . . columnist says GOP was right to shun Univision; no more "VP/broadcast," "VP/print" for AAJA; Taliban threatens journalists who don't toe its line; Jim Moss, 72, realized dream of becoming publisher; Wonder to produce series on Underground Railroad love (1/23/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#tyrone">"Even After I Retired, This Case Still Bothered Me"</a></p> <p><a href="#Johnson">Johnson to Sell Its Historic Photo Archive; Jet App Shelved</a></p> <p><a href="#nigeria">Jon Stewart Asks, Where's Huge Rally for Nigerian Victims?</a></p> <p><a href="#univision">Univision's Ramos Turns His Focus to the Republicans</a></p> <p><a href="#gop">. . . Columnist Says GOP Was Right to Shun Univision</a></p> <p><a href="#vp">No More "VP/Broadcast," "VP/Print" for AAJA</a></p> <p><a href="#taliban">Taliban Threatens Journalists Who Don't Toe Its Line</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="taliban"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/reporters-persistence-frees-20-year-inmate#taliban" target="_blank">Taliban Threatens Journalists Who Don't Toe Its Line</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Zia ul Haq" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Zia_Ul_Haqwebsite_90fc688af9-157x157.jpg" alt="" height="157" width="157" />The International Federation of Journalists and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists said Thursday they "<a href="http://www.ifj.org/nc/news-single-view/backpid/1/article/taliban-threatens-pakistan-journalist/" target="_blank">strongly condemn threats made to a Peshawar-based journalist and media rights activist by the Taliban</a>."</p> <p>Both groups "call on the Pakistan Government to take immediate steps to ensure the safety of this journalist and the entire media profession in Pakistan.</p> <p>"Recently, the Taliban's central spokesperson <strong>Ihasan Ullah Ihsan</strong> issued death threats to<strong> Zia ul Haq</strong>, the Peshawar-based assistant general secretary of the PFUJ and news bureau chief of ARY News. Ihsan, using an international mobile number . . . called Haq's personal mobile and warned him of severe consequences if ARY News continues to not propagate the Taliban’s views and the PFUJ continues its opposition of the Taliban.</p> <p>"The IFJ and the PFUJ is seriously concerned about the safety of Haq and urge the Government of Pakistan, and the Interior Ministry, to [provide] security to Haq. . . .</p> <p>"In a letter to the Interior Minister, Mr <strong>Chaudhry Khan</strong>, the IFJ Asia Pacific said: 'We also want to notify to you and the Government of Pakistan that Pakistani journalists have been continuously receiving death threats from the Taliban and living under the continuous danger of being attacked or killed for performing their duties as journalists.' . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>David Bauder</strong>, Associated Press: <a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/929978b232814db59631ae3815604eef/cnns-cooper-says-he-was-mistaken-muslim-zones" target="_blank"> CNN's Cooper says he was mistaken on Muslim zones </a><br /><br /></li> <li> International Federation of Journalists: <a href="http://www.ifj.org/nc/news-single-view/backpid/1/article/ifj-calls-for-release-of-japanese-journalist-in-syria/" target="_blank">IFJ calls for release of Japanese journalist in Syria </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Justin McCurry</strong>, the Guardian, Britain: <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/23/japanese-isis-hostage-kenji-gotos-mother-makes-tearful-appeal" target="_blank">Mother of Japanese Isis hostage Kenji Goto makes tearful appeal </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Tony Norman</strong>, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: <a href=" http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/tony-norman/2015/01/23/Tony-Norman-column-for-Opinion-20/stories/201501230062" target="_blank">Facts don't support no-go zone fears </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Mari Saito</strong>, Reuters:<a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/23/us-mideast-crisis-islamicstate-japan-idUSKBN0KW03920150123" target="_blank"> Islamic State deadline on Japanese captives passes with no word on fate </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Thomas Sowell</strong>, westernjournalism.com: <a href="http://www.westernjournalism.com/europe-paying-price-diversity-america-will-soon-follow/#ZuI8Yi5v5rr6k0OI.97" target="_blank">Europe Is Paying The Price For 'Diversity,' And America Will Soon Follow </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>J.K. Trotter</strong>, Gawker:<a href="http://tktk.gawker.com/the-nypd-is-patrolling-gawker-because-of-the-charlie-he-1681157030? utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_twitter&amp;utm_source=gawker_twitter&amp;utm_medium=socialflow" target="_blank"> The NYPD Is Patrolling Gawker Because of the <em>Charlie Hebdo</em> Attack </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Niraj Warikoo</strong>, Detroit Free Press: <a href=" http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2015/01/18/michigan-state-class-makes-guide-muslim-americans/21964861/" target="_blank">Students at MSU write short guide to Muslims </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="moss"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/reporters-persistence-frees-20-year-inmate#moss" target="_blank">Jim Moss, 72, Realized Dream of Becoming Publisher</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Jim Moss" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/AR-150129622.jpg%2526MaxW%3D315%2526MaxH%3D315.jpg" alt="" />"<strong>Jim Moss</strong>, who as publisher of the Times Herald-Record from 1996 to 2006 <a href="http://www.recordonline.com/article/20150123/NEWS/150129622/101008" target="_blank">devoted much of his life to bettering the community the newspaper served, died Tuesday</a>," <strong>Steve Israel </strong>reported Friday for the Times Herald-Record in Middletown, N.Y.</p> <p>"Moss, one of the only black publishers of a major American newspaper, was 72. The cause of his death was throat cancer.</p> <p>"Moss, who lived in a Town of Newburgh home overlooking the Hudson River, led the Record during a time of transition from print to digital. Yet, even as the industry changed, he remained committed to community journalism, twice hiring the ultimate community journalist, the late <strong>Mike Levine</strong>, as executive editor. Moss spent a lot of money to cover that community – even sending reporters and photographers to faraway places such as India and Mexico to cover stories with local connections. . . ."</p> <p>Israel also wrote, "Early in Jim's career, he was inspired by his relationship with <strong>Donald Graham</strong>, who was, at that time, the publisher of The Washington Post. I remember Jim saying to me that his dream was to be a newspaper publisher. He set out to make that dream a reality, and achieved it as one of the first African-American publishers of a daily newspaper in the country. Newspapers were Jim's passion, his life and his legacy."</p> <p><strong>Sheldon Scruggs</strong>&nbsp;wrote for the Times Herald-Record in 2007,<a href="http://www.recordonline.com/article/20070217/News/702170328" target="_blank"> "Moss was born and raised in Norfolk, Va.</a> He graduated from American University in 1967 with degrees in government and public administration. After teaching for two years, he joined the Washington Post Company in 1969 and worked in sales. He stayed there for 11 years.</p> <p>"In 1980-81, Moss was the director of advertising for Black Enterprise magazine in New York City. Then he worked for the Knight-Ridder Newspaper organization. Within two years, he became the president and publisher [of] the Centre Daily Times in State College, Pa.</p> <p>"When Moss became the publisher of the Record, he was one of a handful of black publishers of major newspapers in the country. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-10"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="Deramus"></a><a title="Wonder to Produce Series on Underground Railroad Love" href="http://mije.org/node/8768/#DeRamus">Wonder to Produce Series on Underground Railroad Love</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="The first of Betty DeRamus&#039; two books on the Underground Railroad." src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/fruit%20cover%20copy.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="274" />&nbsp;Adapting former Detroit News columnist <strong><a title="Betty DeRamus' " href="http://bettyderamus.com/">Betty DeRamus'</a>&nbsp;</strong>2005 book "Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories From the Underground Railroad," <a title="NBC announced that it is producing an eight-hour miniseries" href="http://insidetv.ew.com/2015/01/16/nbc-plans-stevie-wonder-produced-miniseries-about-the-underground-railroad/">NBC announced that it is producing "Freedom Run," an eight-hour miniseries</a> about love stories on the Underground Railroad,&nbsp;<strong>Esther Zuckerman&nbsp;</strong>reported Friday for Entertainment Weekly.</p> <p><strong>Stevie Wonder</strong>&nbsp;is executive producer. DeRamus' book is also being developed as a stage musical, with Wonder composing the score, Zuckerman wrote.</p> <p>DeRamus left the Detroit News temporarily to write "Forbidden Fruit," published by Atria Books, a division of Simon &amp; Schuster. She took a buyout in 2006 after 17 years at The News.</p> <p>"The book is mostly about enslaved and free black people who went to extraordinary lengths to stay together, fighting bloodhounds, bounty hunters, wolves, mobs and traitors," DeRamus said in the press material. "I'm talking about people like <strong>John Little</strong>, who carried his wife to freedom, and <strong>Joseph Antoine</strong>, a free black man who became a slave to stay with his wife, and <strong>James Smith</strong>, who searched for his enslaved family for 17 years. Many African Americans don't want to confront this part of American history. It's too drenched in pain.</p> <p>"I wanted to write a book about slavery that would stress triumph as well as tragedy, achievement as well as suffering and love in a time of hate. I wanted young African Americans, in particular, to understand that our slave ancestors did far more than transform scraps of tossed-away food into delicacies and turn field hollers and chants into powerful music."</p> <p>"Forbidden Fruit" was named one of Black Issues Book Review's "best history books" of 2005. She followed up in 2009 with "<a title="Freedom by Any Means: Con Games, Voodoo Schemes, True Love and Lawsuits on the Underground Railroad" href="http://mije.org/richardprince/7-serious-spring-reading#DeRamus">Freedom by Any Means: Con Games, Voodoo Schemes, True Love and Lawsuits on the Underground Railroad</a>."</p> <ul> <li><strong>Jennifer Schuessler</strong>, New York Times: <a title="Eric Foner Revisits Myths of the Underground Railroad" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/15/books/eric-foner-revisits-myths-of-the-underground-railroad.html?hpw&amp;rref=books&amp;action=click&amp;pgtype=Homepage&amp;module=well-region&amp;region=bottom-well&amp;WT.nav=bottom-well&amp;_r=2">Eric Foner Revisits Myths of the Underground Railroad</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/reporters-persistence-frees-20-year-inmate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/reporters-persistence-frees-20-year-inmate#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 03:42:09 +0000 princeeditor 8768 at http://mije.org