MIJE.org: Richard Prince's Journal-isms http://mije.org/richardprince en Gates, Affleck Issue Regrets in Slaveowner Flap http://mije.org/richardprince/affleck-regrets-request-edit-out-slaveowner <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 22, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202015-04-22%20at%204.19.42%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="142" />Station: Gates' cut "unacceptable" if based on actor's urging (4/22/15); Post-Dispatch wins Pulitzer for Ferguson photos; Tampa Bay Times finds "bicycling while black" targeting; can Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger proposal be saved?; Iran charges Washington Post journalist with espionage; in Iraq, Islamic State exacts heavy toll on journalists; Michael Eric Dyson takedown of Cornel West is personal; half of whites see no racial disparity in death penalty; NPR Ebola stories, "Latino USA," Afropop win Peabodys; nominate a J-educator who has helped diversity&nbsp;(4/20/15)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Returning April 27, barring breaking news</em></p> <p><a href="#gates">Station: Gates' Cut "Unacceptable" If Based on Actor's Urging</a></p> <p><a name="gates"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Cartoonist Dan Wasserman told Journal-isms, &amp;quot;I&#039;d be remiss not to draw about it. &amp;quot; (Credit: Dan Wasserman/Boston Globe)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202015-04-22%20at%204.19.42%20PM.png" alt="" width="560" height="436" /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="whites"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/journal-isms-april-20#whites" target="_blank">Half of Whites See No Racial Disparity in Death Penalty</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/4-16-2015_07.png" alt="" width="376" height="433" />A majority of Americans favor the death penalty for those convicted of murder, but support for the death penalty is as low as it has been in the past 40 years," the Pew Research Center reported on Thursday.</p> <p>"A new Pew Research Center survey finds 56% favor the death penalty for people convicted of murder, while 38% are opposed."</p> <p>The center also reported, "Support for the death penalty has edged down among whites, blacks and Hispanics since 2011, but wide racial differences persist. About six-in-ten whites (63%) favor the death penalty, compared with 34% of blacks and 45% of Hispanics.</p> <p>The study also found, "As with overall views of the death penalty, there are demographic and partisan differences in attitudes about capital punishment.</p> <p>"The sharpest disagreements are in views of whether minorities are more likely than whites to face the death penalty.</p> <p>"Fully 77% of blacks say minorities are more likely than whites to receive the death penalty for similar crimes. Whites are evenly divided: 46% say minorities are disproportionately sentenced to death, while an identical percentage sees no racial disparities.</p> <p>"More than twice as many Democrats (70%) as Republicans (31%) say minorities are more likely than whites to receive the death penalty for similar crimes.</p> <p>"There also are educational differences in these opinions: 60% of college graduates say minorities are more apt to receive the death penalty than are whites, as do 55% of those with some college experience. But among those with no more than a high school education, 44% say minorities are disproportionately sentenced to death; 48% say whites and minorities are equally likely to receive the death penalty for similar crimes.</p> <p>"In contrast, there are much more modest differences in opinions about whether the death penalty presents a risk that an innocent person will be put to death, or whether there are adequate safeguards in place. Majorities across every demographic and partisan group see some risk that an innocent person will be put to death, including 74% of blacks, and 70% each of whites and Hispanics. Still, larger shares of Democrats (79%) and independents (71%) than Republicans (61%) say there is a risk of executing an innocent person. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> Baltimore Sun: <a title="Coverage: Freddie Gray's death" href=" http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bal-baltimore-sun-coverage-of-freddie-gray-20150420-storygallery.html">Coverage: Freddie Gray's death</a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Charles M. Blow</strong>, New York Times: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/20/opinion/charles-blow-has-the-nra-won.html?rref=collection/column/charles-m-blow&amp;_r=0" target="_blank">Has the N.R.A. Won? </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Merlene Davis</strong>, Herald-Leader, Lexington, Ky.: <a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2015/04/18/3808089/merlene-davis-swag-helps-members.html" target="_blank">S.W.A.G. helps members deal with loss, work with community on ways to avoid gun violence </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Rubén Rosario</strong>, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn.: <a title="Help for pregnant inmates benefit babies — and taxpayers" href="http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_27934903/help-pregnant-women-behind-could-benefit-kids-and">Help for pregnant inmates [benefits] babies — and taxpayers</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="npr"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/journal-isms-april-20#npr" target="_blank">NPR Ebola Stories, "Latino USA," Afropop Win Peabodys</a></h2> <p>"The NPR News <a href="http://www.npr.org/awards/2014/ebola/" target="_blank">Reporting From The Frontlines: The Ebola Outbreak coverage</a> has been honored with a George Foster Peabody Award, one year after the public media organization led early and exceptionally deep coverage of the infectious outbreak in West Africa," <a href="http://www.npr.org/about-npr/400988607/npr-news-ebola-outbreak-coverage-honored-with-peabody-award" target="_blank">the network announced</a> on Monday.</p> <p>"NPR's <em>Latino USA</em> is also a winner in the Radio/Podcast category for Gangs, Murder and Migration in Honduras, an episode that examined the many reasons driving contemporary migration from Honduras, a country in crisis.</p> <p>In addition, "<a href="http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/fates-and-fortunes/vice-news-grabs-peabody-award/140057" target="_blank">Vice News was honored for two stories: one on a Chicago high school of high-risk students and the other coverage of ISIS in Iraq and Syria</a>," <strong>Luke McCord<a href="http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/fates-and-fortunes/vice-news-grabs-peabody-award/140057" target="_blank"></a></strong> reported for Broadcasting &amp; Cable.</p> <p>". . . CNN nabbed a Peabody Award for its coverage of treatment delays in Veterans Administration hospitals and the kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram. . . ."</p> <p>An institutional award is to be<a href="http://www.peabodyawards.com/award-profile/institutional-award-afropop-worldwide" target="_blank"> presented to Afropop Worldwide.</a></p> <p>In the entertainment category, "Jane the Virgin" on the CW network was among the winners.&nbsp;"<a title="Immaculately conceived, it's a smart, self-aware telenovela that knows when and how to wink at itself" href="http://grady.uga.edu/news/view/peabody_entertainment_winners_include_fargo_jane_the_virgin#.VTZgsZO0Jyt">Immaculately conceived, it's a smart, self-aware telenovela that knows when and how to wink at itself</a>," the judges said. "Its Latina lead, <strong>Gina Rodriguez</strong>, is incandescent."&nbsp;</p> <p>Documentary, public service, education and children’s programming winners are to be announced on Thursday.</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="nominate"></a><a title="Nominate a J-Educator Who Has Helped Diversity" href="http://mije.org/node/8853/#nominate">Nominate a J-Educator Who Has Helped Diversity</a></h2> <p>The Association of Opinion Journalists, formerly the National Conference of Editorial Writers, annually grants a <strong>Barry Bingham Sr.</strong> Fellowship — actually an award — "in recognition of an educator's outstanding efforts to encourage minority students in the field of journalism." The educator should be at the college level.</p> <p>Nominations, now being accepted for the 2015 award, should consist of a statement about why you believe your nominee is deserving.</p> <p>The final selection will be made by the AOJ Foundation board and announced in time for the annual symposium Nov.14-15 at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., when the presentation will be made.</p> <p>Since 2000, the recipient has been awarded an honorarium of $1,000 to be used to "further work in progress or begin a new project."</p> <p>Past winners include <strong>James Hawkins</strong>, Florida A&amp;M University (1990); <strong>Larry Kaggwa</strong>, Howard University (1992); <strong>Ben Holman</strong>, University of Maryland (1996); <strong>Linda Jones</strong>, Roosevelt University, Chicago (1998); <strong>Ramon Chavez</strong>, University of Colorado, Boulder (1999); <strong>Erna Smith</strong>, San Francisco State (2000); <strong>Joseph Selden</strong>, Penn State University (2001); <strong>Cheryl Smith</strong>, Paul Quinn College (2002); <strong>Rose Richard</strong>, Marquette University (2003); <strong>Leara D. Rhodes</strong>, University of Georgia (2004); <strong>Denny McAuliffe</strong>, University of Montana (2005); <strong>Pearl Stewart</strong>, Black College Wire (2006); <strong>Valerie White</strong>, Florida A&amp;M University (2007); <strong>Phillip Dixon</strong>, Howard University (2008); <strong>Bruce DePyssler</strong>, North Carolina Central University (2009); <strong>Sree Sreenivasan</strong>, Columbia University (2010); <strong>Yvonne Latty</strong>, New York University (2011); <strong>Michelle Johnson</strong>, Boston University (2012); <strong>Vanessa Shelton</strong>, University of Iowa (2013); and <strong>William Drummond</strong>, University of California at Berkeley (2014).</p> <p>Nominations may be emailed to<strong> Richard Prince</strong>, AOJ Diversity Committee chair, richardprince (at) hotmail.com. The deadline is May 22. Please use that address only for AOJ matters.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/affleck-regrets-request-edit-out-slaveowner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/affleck-regrets-request-edit-out-slaveowner#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:12:31 +0000 princeeditor 8855 at http://mije.org Post-Dispatch Wins Pulitzer for Ferguson Photos http://mije.org/richardprince/post-dispatch-wins-pulitzer-ferguson-photos <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 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/ferguson-riots.jpeg" alt="" width="183" height="96" />New York Times honored for coverage of Ebola outbreak; Tampa Bay Times finds "bicycling while black" targeting; can Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger proposal be saved?; Iran charges Washington Post journalist with espionage; in Iraq, Islamic State exacts heavy toll on journalists; Michael Eric Dyson takedown of Cornel West is personal; half of whites see no racial disparity in death penalty; NPR Ebola stories, "Latino USA," Afropop win Peabodys; nominate a J-educator who has helped diversity&nbsp;(4/20/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Returning April 27, barring breaking news</em></p> <p><a href="#Pulitzers">New York Times Honored for Coverage of Ebola Outbreak</a></p> <p><a href="#tampa">Tampa Bay Times Finds "Bicycling While Black" Targeting</a></p> <p><a href="#comcast">Can Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Proposal Be Saved?</a></p> <p><a href="#iran">Iran Charges Washington Post Journalist With Espionage</a></p> <p><a href="#iraq">In Iraq, Islamic State Exacts Heavy Toll on Journalists</a></p> <p><a href="#dyson">Michael Eric Dyson Takedown of Cornel West Is Personal</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/journal-isms-april-20#npr" target="_blank">NPR Ebola Stories, "Latino USA," Afropop Win Peabodys</a></h2> <p>"The NPR News <a href="http://www.npr.org/awards/2014/ebola/" target="_blank">Reporting From The Frontlines: The Ebola Outbreak coverage</a> has been honored with a George Foster Peabody Award, one year after the public media organization led early and exceptionally deep coverage of the infectious outbreak in West Africa," <a href="http://www.npr.org/about-npr/400988607/npr-news-ebola-outbreak-coverage-honored-with-peabody-award" target="_blank">the network announced</a> on Monday.</p> <p>"NPR's <em>Latino USA</em> is also a winner in the Radio/Podcast category for Gangs, Murder and Migration in Honduras, an episode that examined the many reasons driving contemporary migration from Honduras, a country in crisis.</p> <p>In addition, "<a href="http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/fates-and-fortunes/vice-news-grabs-peabody-award/140057" target="_blank">Vice News was honored for two stories: one on a Chicago high school of high-risk students and the other coverage of ISIS in Iraq and Syria</a>," <strong>Luke McCord<a href="http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/fates-and-fortunes/vice-news-grabs-peabody-award/140057" target="_blank"></a></strong> reported for Broadcasting &amp; Cable.</p> <p>". . . CNN nabbed a Peabody Award for its coverage of treatment delays in Veterans Administration hospitals and the kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram. . . ."</p> <p>An institutional award is to be<a href="http://www.peabodyawards.com/award-profile/institutional-award-afropop-worldwide" target="_blank"> presented to Afropop Worldwide.</a></p> <p>In the entertainment category, "Jane the Virgin" on the CW network was among the winners.&nbsp;"<a title="Immaculately conceived, it's a smart, self-aware telenovela that knows when and how to wink at itself" href="http://grady.uga.edu/news/view/peabody_entertainment_winners_include_fargo_jane_the_virgin#.VTZgsZO0Jyt">Immaculately conceived, it's a smart, self-aware telenovela that knows when and how to wink at itself</a>," the judges said. "Its Latina lead, <strong>Gina Rodriguez</strong>, is incandescent."&nbsp;</p> <p>Documentary, public service, education and children’s programming winners are to be announced on Thursday.</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="nominate"></a><a title="Nominate a J-Educator Who Has Helped Diversity" href="http://mije.org/node/8853/#nominate">Nominate a J-Educator Who Has Helped Diversity</a></h2> <p>The Association of Opinion Journalists, formerly the National Conference of Editorial Writers, annually grants a <strong>Barry Bingham Sr.</strong> Fellowship — actually an award — "in recognition of an educator's outstanding efforts to encourage minority students in the field of journalism." The educator should be at the college level.</p> <p>Nominations, now being accepted for the 2015 award, should consist of a statement about why you believe your nominee is deserving.</p> <p>The final selection will be made by the AOJ Foundation board and announced in time for the annual symposium Nov.14-15 at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., when the presentation will be made.</p> <p>Since 2000, the recipient has been awarded an honorarium of $1,000 to be used to "further work in progress or begin a new project."</p> <p>Past winners include <strong>James Hawkins</strong>, Florida A&amp;M University (1990); <strong>Larry Kaggwa</strong>, Howard University (1992); <strong>Ben Holman</strong>, University of Maryland (1996); <strong>Linda Jones</strong>, Roosevelt University, Chicago (1998); <strong>Ramon Chavez</strong>, University of Colorado, Boulder (1999); <strong>Erna Smith</strong>, San Francisco State (2000); <strong>Joseph Selden</strong>, Penn State University (2001); <strong>Cheryl Smith</strong>, Paul Quinn College (2002); <strong>Rose Richard</strong>, Marquette University (2003); <strong>Leara D. Rhodes</strong>, University of Georgia (2004); <strong>Denny McAuliffe</strong>, University of Montana (2005); <strong>Pearl Stewart</strong>, Black College Wire (2006); <strong>Valerie White</strong>, Florida A&amp;M University (2007); <strong>Phillip Dixon</strong>, Howard University (2008); <strong>Bruce DePyssler</strong>, North Carolina Central University (2009); <strong>Sree Sreenivasan</strong>, Columbia University (2010); <strong>Yvonne Latty</strong>, New York University (2011); <strong>Michelle Johnson</strong>, Boston University (2012); <strong>Vanessa Shelton</strong>, University of Iowa (2013); and <strong>William Drummond</strong>, University of California at Berkeley (2014).</p> <p>Nominations may be emailed to<strong> Richard Prince</strong>, AOJ Diversity Committee chair, richardprince (at) hotmail.com. The deadline is May 22. Please use that address only for AOJ matters.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/post-dispatch-wins-pulitzer-ferguson-photos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/post-dispatch-wins-pulitzer-ferguson-photos#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:27:53 +0000 princeeditor 8853 at http://mije.org Ben Affleck Asked H.L. Gates to Edit Out Slaveowning Ancestor in Series on Roots http://mije.org/richardprince/affleck-asked-gates-edit-out-slaveowning-ancestor <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 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/u13681/affleck2.png" alt="" width="183" height="114" />Slaver is omitted, his story "just wasn't as interesting" (4/18/15); fatal shooting on live television airing; Mother Jones puts gun-violence cost at $229 billion a year; St. Louis paper wins access to records of secretive courts; bystander now charging $10,000 for video of fatal shooting; Jorge Ramos makes Time's "most influential" in the world; Arise, international black network, in critical condition; a glimpse of Obama when he spoke candidly about race; Lakota columnist says residents glad for Unity visit; critic says late-night needs someone "unsafe" like Noah (4/17/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Gates">Slaver Is Omitted, His Story "Just Wasn't as Interesting"</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td><a name="obama"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" style="border: 1px solid grey; padding: 2px;" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/full_column/u13681/Screen%20Shot%202015-04-17%20at%208.33.05%20PM-532x344.png" alt="" width="532" height="344" /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div style="padding-left: 5px;"><em><span style="color: grey;">Barack Obama's wardrobe has improved, and he has had 20 more years to develop his thinking, but his voice and gestures remain the same. (<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5JlqDnoqlo" target="_blank">video</a>)</span></em></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/fatal-shooting-live-television#obama" target="_blank">A Glimpse of Obama When He Spoke Candidly About Race</a></h2> <p><strong>Barack Obama</strong> has rarely spoken so candidly about race as when he was a first-time author promoting his "Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance," at the Cambridge, Mass., Public Library on Sept. 20, 1995<em> (<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5JlqDnoqlo" target="_blank">video</a>).</em></p> <p><em></em> Obama was a Harvard Law School student who had worked as a community organizer in Chicago. He was optimistic about America but believed that "Americans don't like to sacrifice . . . Our whole politics is geared toward not wanting to sacrifice and wanting to do everything on the cheap." However, he said, "solving racial problems at this stage has very much to do with economics and class and dealing with entire generations of segments of society that need help. And that's going to cost some money. . . ."</p> <p>He also quoted his wife, Michelle, agreeing that "black folks are the most forgiving people, because they've had the most practice."</p> <p>Obama, who is biracial, said he understood the impulse to check "multicultural" on census forms but disagreed with the strategy. "So now we have 'coloreds' in America," he said, referring to the South African mixed-race racial category that existed under apartheid. When he couldn't catch a cab in New York, Obama said, he couldn't hold up a sign and say, "I'm multicultural."</p> <p>The future president called his job as a civil rights lawyer hard work because "Reagan and Bush appointed judges that are not sympathetic to civil rights laws, and one of the things I always try to emphasize is there is so much debate about affirmative action and very little talk about enforcement of anti-discrimination laws."</p> <p>He gave the example of a case he was handling, in which the manager, who later became CEO of a Fortune 500 company, referred to an employee using the N-word. "The conservatives have been very effective in using the monicker 'politically correct' to sort of beat back the progress we've made in terms of decency and civility," Obama said.</p> <p>The talk was recorded by 22-CityView, the cable system in Cambridge, and recently surfaced on social media.</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Jim Kuhnhenn</strong>, Associated Press: <a title="Peevish or loaded for bear— Obama getting tough on critics" href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/c41b4b275b704b9fa1b736289cd72f16/peevish-or-loaded-bear-obama-getting-tough-critics">Peevish or loaded for bear— Obama getting tough on critics</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="unity"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/fatal-shooting-live-television#unity" target="_blank">Lakota Columnist Says Residents Glad for Unity Visit</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Karin Eagle" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u13681/KarinEagle.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="184" /><strong>Karin Eagle</strong>, a columnist for the Lakota Country Times on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, told readers this week that she has seen "a huge response" &nbsp; from both near and far" to the<a href="http://unityjournalists.org/news/registration-opened-for-unity-media-summit-on-pine-ridge/" target="_blank"> planned May 2 visit</a> by Unity: Journalists for Diversity.</p> <p>"<a href="http://www.indianz.com/News/2015/017130.asp" target="_blank">Okay, so now we have the skills and support coming to us, hand delivered</a>," Eagle wrote.</p> <p>"What are we going to do with it? We are going to learn such things as promoting our own businesses and programs and organizations through social media and mainstream media; we are going to learn how to initiate investigative reporting so we can start to uncover some of the corruption on the various levels we have identified it; we are going to learn how to access vital information that despite anyone's attempts to keep from us, we are entitled to.</p> <p>"The kids are going to benefit from the artistic stylings of not one but two amazing cartoonists who are known for using their art to speak volumes about current issues.</p> <p>"There will be so much more to be won from learning how to talk about our own stories and to share them with [whomever] we choose to. We can never tell all of the stories because every single person has their own unique perspective of many different situations, and every single person can and usually does have perspectives that vary wildly based on what they have seen or heard.</p> <p>"We have an infinite number of stories to tell and now we are going to have the support and encouragement from some of the greatest minds in Indian Country, people willing to lay it all out and support our storytelling; what . . . will we do with this gift? . . ."</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="noah"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/fatal-shooting-live-television#noah" target="_blank">Critic Says Late-Night Needs Someone "Unsafe" Like Noah</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Trevor Noah" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u13681/trevor.png" alt="" width="183" height="218" />In a nearly 4,000-word rumination on the biracial South African comedian chosen to succeed <strong>Jon Stewart</strong> on Comedy Central's the "Daily Show," critic <strong>Wesley Morris</strong>&nbsp;concluded Friday for Grantland that <strong>Trevor Noah</strong> deserves a chance.</p> <p>"<a href="http://grantland.com/features/trevor-noah-daily-show-jon-stewart-controversy/" target="_blank">Understanding the explosion of outrage around the announcement of Trevor Noah as the new 'Daily Show' host requires looking at everything from the state of political satire to the <strong>Brian Williams</strong> mess to the racial politics of South African popular culture</a>," read the headline on Morris' essay.</p> <p>"In other words: It gets really complicated, really quickly."</p> <p>Within 24 hours of the announcement of Noah's appointment, he was quickly criticized for old tweets that were called misogynist, tasteless, anti-African American and anti-Semitic. Noah replied, "To reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn't land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a comedian."</p> <p>Morris, a black journalist who won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for criticism while at the Boston Globe, wrote, "American racial comedy requires some firsthand experience that also eludes him." His 2013 stand-up special, "African American," "is almost 70 minutes of condescension and backhanded compliments."</p> <p>Still, Morris writes, Noah deserves a chance.</p> <p>Referring to comedian and actor <strong>Patton Oswalt</strong>, Morris concludes, "The Oswalts of the world are arguing that this is a terrible time to be a Trevor Noah stepping in for a Jon Stewart. <em>Just do lip-syncing contests! Otherwise they'll flay you! </em></p> <p><em></em>"But this could also be the right time for a Noah. Things are upside down. They have been for years. At any moment Brian Williams could have hosted <em>The Daily Show </em>and Jon Stewart could have anchored NBC’s <em>Nightly News</em>, and it would have seemed only loosely surreal. Whoever Noah is — whoever, on <em>The Daily Show</em>, he turns out to be — it's likely he'll be what late-night comedy desperately needs: unsafe."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Tim Baysinger</strong>, Broadcasting &amp; Cable: <a href="http://www.broadcastingcable.com/blog/bc-beat/larry-wilmore-trevor-noah-criticism-people-don-t-know-him-yet/139669" target="_blank"> Larry Wilmore on Trevor Noah Criticism: People Don't Know Him Yet</a> <em>(April 10)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Wayne Bennett</strong>, the Field Negro: <a href="http://field-negro.blogspot.com/2015/04/shared-dreams.html" target="_blank"> Shared dreams. </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Heidi W. Durrow</strong>, HuffPost BlackVoices: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/heidi-w-durrow/trevor-noah-taking-the-tragic_b_6989432.html" target="_blank">Trevor Noah Taking the Tragic Out of Mulatto One Joke at a Time</a> <em>(April 2)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> Editorial, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2015/04/04/Late-turnover-Gambling-on-Trevor-Noah-at-The-Daily-Show/stories/201504300005" target="_blank">Late turnover: Gambling on Trevor Noah at 'The Daily Show'</a>&nbsp;<em>(April 4)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Douglas Foster</strong>, the Atlantic: <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/04/trevor-noah-world-south-africa-comedy/389697/?utm_source=btn-facebook-ppr" target="_blank">Trevor Noah's World: What makes <em>The Daily Show's </em>new host unique — according to South African comics </a><em>(April 5)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Richard Horgan</strong>, FishbowlNY: <a href="http://www.adweek.com/fishbowlny/trevor-noah-jim-norton-time-magazine/338376" target="_blank"> Some Wise Words from Jim Norton</a> <em>(April 2)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Norimitsu Onishi</strong> and <strong>Dave Itzkoff</strong>, New York Times: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/03/arts/television/for-trevor-noah-a-comic-sensibility-shaped-by-the-scars-of-apartheid.html?ref=media" target="_blank">Trevor Noah Sees Childhood Under Apartheid as License to Speak His Mind</a> <em>(April 2)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Erik Wemple</strong>, Washington Post: <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2015/04/07/jon-stewart-sticks-up-for-successor-trevor-noah/" target="_blank"> Jon Stewart sticks up for successor Trevor Noah</a> <em>(April 7)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Jason Zinoman</strong>, New York Times: '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/10/arts/television/daily-show-trevor-noah-controversy-twitter.html?ref=media" target="_blank">Daily Show' Successor Trevor Noah Finds Himself Catching Criticism, Not Dealing It Out</a> <em>(April 9)</em> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/affleck-asked-gates-edit-out-slaveowning-ancestor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/affleck-asked-gates-edit-out-slaveowning-ancestor#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 20:01:48 +0000 princeeditor 8852 at http://mije.org Fatal Shooting on Live Television http://mije.org/richardprince/fatal-shooting-live-television <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 17, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u13681/635646991404050965-10.JPG" alt="" width="183" height="137" /> Airing car chase, producers had little time to cut away; Mother Jones puts gun-violence cost at $229 billion a year; St. Louis paper wins access to records of secretive courts; bystander now charging $10,000 for video of fatal shooting; Jorge Ramos makes Time's "most influential" in the world; Arise, international black network, in critical condition; a glimpse of Obama when he spoke candidly about race; Lakota columnist says residents glad for Unity visit; critic says late-night needs someone "unsafe" like Noah (4/17/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#car"> Airing Car Chase, Producers Had Little Time to Cut Away </a></p> <p><a href="#mother">Mother Jones Puts Gun-Violence Cost at $229 Billion a Year </a></p> <p><a href="#louis">St. Louis Paper Wins Access to Records of Secretive Courts</a></p> <p><a href="#bystander"> Bystander Now Charging $10,000 for Video of Fatal Shooting </a></p> <p><a href="#ramos"> Jorge Ramos Makes Time's "Most Influential" in the World </a></p> <p><a href="#arise"> Arise, International Black Network, in Critical Condition </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="unity"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/fatal-shooting-live-television#unity" target="_blank">Lakota Columnist Says Residents Glad for Unity Visit</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Karin Eagle" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u13681/KarinEagle.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="184" /><strong>Karin Eagle</strong>, a columnist for the Lakota Country Times on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, told readers this week that she has seen "a huge response" &nbsp; from both near and far" to the<a href="http://unityjournalists.org/news/registration-opened-for-unity-media-summit-on-pine-ridge/" target="_blank"> planned May 2 visit</a> by Unity: Journalists for Diversity.</p> <p>"<a href="http://www.indianz.com/News/2015/017130.asp" target="_blank">Okay, so now we have the skills and support coming to us, hand delivered</a>," Eagle wrote.</p> <p>"What are we going to do with it? We are going to learn such things as promoting our own businesses and programs and organizations through social media and mainstream media; we are going to learn how to initiate investigative reporting so we can start to uncover some of the corruption on the various levels we have identified it; we are going to learn how to access vital information that despite anyone's attempts to keep from us, we are entitled to.</p> <p>"The kids are going to benefit from the artistic stylings of not one but two amazing cartoonists who are known for using their art to speak volumes about current issues.</p> <p>"There will be so much more to be won from learning how to talk about our own stories and to share them with [whomever] we choose to. We can never tell all of the stories because every single person has their own unique perspective of many different situations, and every single person can and usually does have perspectives that vary wildly based on what they have seen or heard.</p> <p>"We have an infinite number of stories to tell and now we are going to have the support and encouragement from some of the greatest minds in Indian Country, people willing to lay it all out and support our storytelling; what . . . will we do with this gift? . . ."</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="noah"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/fatal-shooting-live-television#noah" target="_blank">Critic Says Late-Night Needs Someone "Unsafe" Like Noah</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Trevor Noah" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u13681/trevor.png" alt="" width="183" height="218" />In a nearly 4,000-word rumination on the biracial South African comedian chosen to succeed <strong>Jon Stewart</strong> on Comedy Central's the "Daily Show," critic <strong>Wesley Morris</strong>&nbsp;concluded Friday for Grantland that <strong>Trevor Noah</strong> deserves a chance.</p> <p>"<a href="http://grantland.com/features/trevor-noah-daily-show-jon-stewart-controversy/" target="_blank">Understanding the explosion of outrage around the announcement of Trevor Noah as the new 'Daily Show' host requires looking at everything from the state of political satire to the <strong>Brian Williams</strong> mess to the racial politics of South African popular culture</a>," read the headline on Morris' essay.</p> <p>"In other words: It gets really complicated, really quickly."</p> <p>Within 24 hours of the announcement of Noah's appointment, he was quickly criticized for old tweets that were called misogynist, tasteless, anti-African American and anti-Semitic. Noah replied, "To reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn't land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a comedian."</p> <p>Morris, a black journalist who won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for criticism while at the Boston Globe, wrote, "American racial comedy requires some firsthand experience that also eludes him." His 2013 stand-up special, "African American," "is almost 70 minutes of condescension and backhanded compliments."</p> <p>Still, Morris writes, Noah deserves a chance.</p> <p>Referring to comedian and actor <strong>Patton Oswalt</strong>, Morris concludes, "The Oswalts of the world are arguing that this is a terrible time to be a Trevor Noah stepping in for a Jon Stewart. <em>Just do lip-syncing contests! Otherwise they'll flay you! </em></p> <p><em></em>"But this could also be the right time for a Noah. Things are upside down. They have been for years. At any moment Brian Williams could have hosted <em>The Daily Show </em>and Jon Stewart could have anchored NBC’s <em>Nightly News</em>, and it would have seemed only loosely surreal. Whoever Noah is — whoever, on <em>The Daily Show</em>, he turns out to be — it's likely he'll be what late-night comedy desperately needs: unsafe."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Tim Baysinger</strong>, Broadcasting &amp; Cable: <a href="http://www.broadcastingcable.com/blog/bc-beat/larry-wilmore-trevor-noah-criticism-people-don-t-know-him-yet/139669" target="_blank"> Larry Wilmore on Trevor Noah Criticism: People Don't Know Him Yet</a> <em>(April 10)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Wayne Bennett</strong>, the Field Negro: <a href="http://field-negro.blogspot.com/2015/04/shared-dreams.html" target="_blank"> Shared dreams. </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Heidi W. Durrow</strong>, HuffPost BlackVoices: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/heidi-w-durrow/trevor-noah-taking-the-tragic_b_6989432.html" target="_blank">Trevor Noah Taking the Tragic Out of Mulatto One Joke at a Time</a> <em>(April 2)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> Editorial, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2015/04/04/Late-turnover-Gambling-on-Trevor-Noah-at-The-Daily-Show/stories/201504300005" target="_blank">Late turnover: Gambling on Trevor Noah at 'The Daily Show'</a>&nbsp;<em>(April 4)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Douglas Foster</strong>, the Atlantic: <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/04/trevor-noah-world-south-africa-comedy/389697/?utm_source=btn-facebook-ppr" target="_blank">Trevor Noah's World: What makes <em>The Daily Show's </em>new host unique — according to South African comics </a><em>(April 5)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Richard Horgan</strong>, FishbowlNY: <a href="http://www.adweek.com/fishbowlny/trevor-noah-jim-norton-time-magazine/338376" target="_blank"> Some Wise Words from Jim Norton</a> <em>(April 2)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Norimitsu Onishi</strong> and <strong>Dave Itzkoff</strong>, New York Times: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/03/arts/television/for-trevor-noah-a-comic-sensibility-shaped-by-the-scars-of-apartheid.html?ref=media" target="_blank">Trevor Noah Sees Childhood Under Apartheid as License to Speak His Mind</a> <em>(April 2)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Erik Wemple</strong>, Washington Post: <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2015/04/07/jon-stewart-sticks-up-for-successor-trevor-noah/" target="_blank"> Jon Stewart sticks up for successor Trevor Noah</a> <em>(April 7)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Jason Zinoman</strong>, New York Times: '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/10/arts/television/daily-show-trevor-noah-controversy-twitter.html?ref=media" target="_blank">Daily Show' Successor Trevor Noah Finds Himself Catching Criticism, Not Dealing It Out</a> <em>(April 9)</em> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/fatal-shooting-live-television" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/fatal-shooting-live-television#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:41:24 +0000 princeeditor 8851 at http://mije.org Protests Shut Killer Cop's Fundraising Page http://mije.org/richardprince/protests-shut-down-killer-cops-fundraising-page <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 15, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/CCQA1_FWgAAsVzn.png_large.png" alt="" width="183" height="113" />ColorofChange.org says 54,000 members raised objections; . . police accounts should not control the narrative;. . . requests for body cam video met with mixed results; NABJ board spends $190,000 on travel; &nbsp;Percy Sledge was also loved in apartheid South Africa; visitor says Abu-Jamal, imprisoned and ailing, lost 80 lbs.; what do satirical cartoonists say they won't touch? (4/16/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#indiegogo">ColorofChange.org Says 54,000 Members Raised Objections</a></p> <p><a href="#police">. . . Police Accounts Should Not Control the Narrative</a></p> <p><a href="#bodycam">. . . Requests for Body Cam Video Met With Mixed Results</a></p> <p><a href="#nabj">NABJ Board Spends $190,000 on Travel</a></p> <p><a href="#percy">Percy Sledge Was Also Loved in Apartheid South Africa</a></p> <p><a href="#mumia">Visitor Says Abu-Jamal, Imprisoned and Ailing, Lost 80 Lbs.</a></p> <p><a href="#cartoonist">What Do Satirical Cartoonists Say They Won't Touch?</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="rubio"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/protests-shut-down-killer-cops-fundraising-page#rubio" target="_blank">Rubio Trails Clinton, Cruz, Paul in Social Media Reaction</a></h2> <p>"Sen. <strong>Marco Rubio's</strong> presidential campaign kickoff on Monday <a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/238714-rubio-trails-other-candidates-on-facebook-reaction" target="_blank">didn’t make quite the splash on Facebook as earlier presidential campaign announcements</a>," <strong>David McCabe</strong> reported Tuesday for the Hill.</p> <p>"His campaign launch generated 1.3 million interactions — which include likes, comments, shares and posts — from 695,000 people in the 24 hours surrounding his Monday evening announcement.</p> <p>"That puts him behind Sens. <strong>Ted Cruz</strong> (R-Texas) and <strong>Rand Paul</strong> (R-Ky.), who got bigger reactions on the social network when they announced. Cruz elicited 5.5 million interactions and Paul garnered 1.9 million.</p> <p>"It's also a small number compared to the 4.7 million people who generated 10.1 million interactions about Hillary Clinton’s announcement. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Raoul Lowery Contreras</strong>, Fox News Latino: <a href="http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/opinion/2015/04/14/opinion-with-his-reagan-qualities-marco-rubio-has-what-it-takes-to-be-president/" target="_blank">With his Reagan qualities, Marco Rubio has what it takes to be president </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Phillip Morris</strong>, Plain Dealer, Cleveland: <a href="http://www.cleveland.com/morris/index.ssf/2015/04/hillary_clinton_is_coming_to_a_1.html" target="_blank">Hillary Clinton is coming to a Chipotle near you — not that you'll notice</a> <br /> <br /></li> <li> <strong>Ruben Navarrette Jr.</strong>, Washington Post Writers Group: <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/navarrette/article/Marco-Rubio-knows-the-point-of-America-6200044.php" target="_blank">Marco Rubio knows the point of America</a><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=201504141800TMS_____CPAGE____ctnxv-a_20150415" target="_blank">How Hillary Clinton's enemies aid her cause </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Eugene Robinson</strong>, Washington Post: <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/is-history-finally-on-hillary-clintons-side/2015/04/13/a1ef6aea-e20f-11e4-905f-cc896d379a32_story.html" target="_blank">Is history finally on Hillary Clinton’s side? </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>María Carla Sánchez</strong>, HuffPost LatinoVoices: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maria-carla-sanchez/rubio-latina-voters_b_7064414.html?utm_hp_ref=latino-voices&amp;ir=Latino+Voices" target="_blank">Dear Mainstream Media: I Am Latina, and I'm Not Voting for Marco Rubio </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="journalists"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/protests-shut-down-killer-cops-fundraising-page#journalists" target="_blank">Why Do Journalists of Color Have Lower Job Satisfaction?</a></h2> <p><a href="http://news.ku.edu/2015/03/23/study-shows-journalism-burnout-affecting-women-more-men" target="_blank">Female journalists are experiencing more job burnout, and more intend to leave the field or are uncertain about their futures than their male counterparts</a>, new research from a University of Kansas professor shows, the university announced on April 9.</p> <p><strong>Scott Reinardy</strong>, professor of journalism, messaged Journal-isms on Tuesday that he also looked at minority groups in his survey of more than 1,600 journalists, including more than 500 women.</p> <p>"In this study, the only significant difference found on the variables (burnout, job satisfaction, work overload, organizational support, and perception of work quality) between Caucasians and minority groups is job satisfaction. The minority group had significantly less job satisfaction. Because I have not parsed the open-ended responses, I cannot say why that would be the case. Perhaps you can provide some insights. . . ."</p> <p>The study included 156 people who listed themselves as African American, Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native American or other.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/protests-shut-down-killer-cops-fundraising-page" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/protests-shut-down-killer-cops-fundraising-page#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:25:10 +0000 princeeditor 8849 at http://mije.org Few Cops Pay for Killing Unarmed Citizens http://mije.org/richardprince/few-cops-pay-killing-unarmed-citizens <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 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/Screen%20Shot%202015-04-13%20at%207.16.53%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="64" /> Analysis finds even those convicted serve little time; schmoozing with Clinton camp before big announcement; Unity plans more events after hearing from "Caucus"; Andre J. Fernandez named president of CBS Radio; more pro athletes seek ways around sports journalists; "Black Twitter" credited with influencing the mainstream; in "zones of silence," many censor themselves to stay alive; Mizzou student says past exclusion of blacks still apparent; why there is no masthead in the April issue of Essence (4/13/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#convicted">Analysis Finds Even Those Convicted Serve Little Time </a></p> <p><a href="#clinton"> Schmoozing With Clinton Camp Before Big Announcement </a></p> <p><a href="#caucus"> Unity Plans More Events After Hearing From "Caucus" </a></p> <p><a href="#cbs"> Andre J. Fernandez Named President of CBS Radio </a></p> <p><a href="#athletes"> More Pro Athletes Seek Ways Around Sports Journalists </a></p> <p><a href="#twitter"> "Black Twitter" Credited With Influencing the Mainstream </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="exclusion"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Credit: The State Historical Society of Missouri" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/full_column/u13681/Screen%20Shot%202015-04-13%20at%209.11.32%20PM-541x279.png" alt="" height="279" width="541" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/few-cops-pay-killing-unarmed-citizens#exclusion" target="_blank">Mizzou Student Says Past Exclusion of Blacks Still Apparent</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Kouichi Shirayanagi" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u13681/Screen%20Shot%202015-04-13%20at%209.11.06%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="204" />"<a href="https://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/187425/guest-commentary-achieving-diversity-must-be-a-priority-for-new-journalism-dean/" target="_blank">A new dean of the MU School of Journalism, <strong>David Kurpius</strong> will inherit the helm of a first-rate program at the cutting edge of teaching the profession of journalism</a>," <strong>Kouichi Shirayanagi</strong>, a graduate student at Mizzou, wrote Friday for the Missourian in Columbia, Mo.</p> <p>"The 'Missouri method' of teaching journalism by doing journalism in the school's many learning laboratories — print, online and broadcast — has a proven track record of working well. MU graduates are considered prized hires in news organizations across the country.</p> <p>"The school scores well in almost every way quality can be measured in an academic program, but gets a failing grade in one category — diversity.</p> <p>"Historically, not just African Americans, but every person with black skin was excluded from the Journalism School. The school, like the rest of the university, was 'integrated' by court order in the 1950s. Integration did not come voluntarily in the state of Missouri.</p> <p>"While the Journalism School did change its policy to include African-American students, the undergraduate and graduate programs have never enrolled a number equal to or exceeding the ratio of African Americans in the state.</p> <p>"<a href="http://shs.umsystem.edu/historicmissourians/name/b/bluford/" target="_blank">The Missouri legislature is moving forward to recognize <strong>Lucile Bluford</strong></a>, the former editor and publisher of the Call, Kansas City's African-American newspaper. She was denied admission to the school in 1939 and six consecutive semesters thereafter.</p> <p>"Bluford became a local civil rights icon in Kansas City for her efforts to desegregate the Journalism School. Kansas City has a library named after her, and her story is prominently displayed there.</p> <p>"There is no monument to Bluford, or any African American, for that matter, in the Journalism School. That is something Kurpius will need to rectify.</p> <p>"The school still suffers from a history of racial discrimination. The historical exclusion of blacks is all too apparent when looking at the demographics of today’s student body. . . ."</p> <ul> <li><strong> Daniela Sirtori</strong>, Missourian, Columbia: <a title="After years of struggle, African-American journalist Lucile Bluford may get her day in Missouri " href="http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/185739/after-years-of-struggle-african-american-journalist-lucile-bluford-may-get-her-day-in-missouri/">After years of struggle, African-American journalist Lucile Bluford may get her day in Missouri </a><em>(March 17)</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="masthead"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/few-cops-pay-killing-unarmed-citizens#masthead" target="_blank">Why There Is No Masthead in the April Issue of Essence</a></h2> <p>You won't find a masthead in the April 2015 issue of Essence magazine, with <strong>Kelly Rowland</strong> and her family on the cover.</p> <p>A reader writes why this listing of the magazine's staff makes a difference:</p> <p>"For the sake of accountability, I think it's useful for the public/readers to know who is editing and managing the operation. It's useful for freelancers who want to pitch, too.</p> <p>"Lastly, I'd like to think that many of the people who work there would want the recognition that comes with having their name on the masthead.</p> <p>"I asked because I was curious why it wasn't there. I had also wondered if there had been staff changes they wanted to obscure or some unsettled issue concerning an employee."</p> <p>Essence spokeswoman <strong>Dana Baxter</strong> offered this explanation of the missing masthead: "Whether or not a Time Inc. magazine masthead runs each month depends on a number of factors including page count, advertising and editorial needs. If you look through back issues of titles across the company, you'll see they come and go.”</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/few-cops-pay-killing-unarmed-citizens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/few-cops-pay-killing-unarmed-citizens#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 02:00:33 +0000 princeeditor 8848 at http://mije.org Diversity Champs Bring Outside Help to Unity http://mije.org/richardprince/diversity-champs-meet-breathe-life-unity <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 10, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/10644896_964431463581747_6294535006615788599_n.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="65" />2 would-be NABJ presidents join discussion; NPR rebukes "Latino USA" on Chicago election report; Jeb Bush order found to have reduced black enrollment; journalists debate coverage of killings by police; investigation finds rapes could have been prevented; Don Lemon glad he's stirring "passion and debate" (4/10/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#nabj">2 Would-Be NABJ Presidents Join the Discussion</a></p> <p><a href="#npr">NPR Rebukes "Latino USA" on Chicago Election Report</a></p> <p><a href="#bush">Jeb Bush Order Found to Have Reduced Black Enrollment</a></p> <p><a href="#sharpton">Journalists Debate Coverage of Killings by Police</a></p> <p><a href="#rapes">Investigation Finds Rapes Could Have Been Prevented</a></p> <p><a href="#lemon">Don Lemon Glad He's Stirring "Passion and Debate"</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/diversity-champs-meet-breathe-life-unity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/diversity-champs-meet-breathe-life-unity#comments Sat, 11 Apr 2015 02:46:20 +0000 princeeditor 8847 at http://mije.org NBC Snares Witness Who Filmed Cop Killing Civilian http://mije.org/richardprince/nbc-interviews-witness-who-filmed-killing-officer <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 8, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202015-04-08%20at%208.20.12%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="104" />Video responsible for quick firing of S.C. policeman; Ferguson's historic election might not be all it seemed; Postal Service says it won't reissue Angelou stamp; 80% of black women say they must alter identity for career; photos show toll of diabetes on Abu-Jamal — neglect feared; The Nation magazine slowly adding young staffers of color; Kanye West settles with photographer he assaulted; Comcast rallies beneficiaries in bid to buy Time Warner Cable; ESPN's Hill wants more women in key on-air roles (4/8/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#walter">Video Responsible for Quick Firing of S.C. Policeman</a></p> <p><a href="#ferguson">Ferguson's Historic Election Might Not Be All It Seemed</a></p> <p><a href="#angelou">Postal Service Says It Won't Reissue Angelou Stamp</a></p> <p><a href="#blackwomen">80% of Black Women Say They Must Alter Identity for Career</a></p> <p><a href="#mumia">Photos Show Toll of Diabetes on Abu-Jamal; Neglect Feared</a></p> <p><a href="#nation">The Nation Magazine Slowly Adding Young Staffers of Color</a></p> <p><a href="#kanye">Kanye West Settles With Photographer He Assaulted</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="comcast"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/nbc-interviews-witness-who-filmed-killing-officer#comcast" target="_blank">Comcast Rallies Beneficiaries in Bid for Time Warner Cable</a></h2> <p>"The letters have come from all around the United States —<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/06/business/media/comcast-recruits-its-beneficiaries-to-lobby-for-time-warner-deal.html" target="_blank"> from the Nutmeg Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Connecticut, the Houston Area Urban League and even the <strong>Dan Marino </strong>Foundation in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.</a> — some praising the Comcast Corporation, others urging the federal government to stand aside and approve Comcast's proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable," <strong>Eric Lipton</strong> reported Sunday for the New York Times.</p> <p>"The argument has been reinforced by a blitz of academic papers from groups like the International Center for Law and Economics in Portland, Ore. More endorsements have come in from elected officials like Gov. <strong>Phil Bryant</strong>, a Republican of Mississippi, and <strong>Fred Crespo</strong>, a Democratic state representative in Illinois.</p> <p>" 'The merger will not hinder competition but will bring better technology to more consumers,' Mr. Bryant said.</p> <p>"But there is a common element to dozens of these appeals: The senders received money from Comcast in recent years, either as a charitable donation, corporate support or a political contribution, records show.</p> <p>"It is a demonstration of how Comcast, the media conglomerate long known for its aggressive lobbying operation, has enlisted a vast network of allies to press federal regulators to approve the $45 billion transaction, much as it did in 2010 as it sought to acquire NBCUniversal. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Arturo Carmona</strong>, Fox News Latino: <a href="http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/opinion/2015/04/03/opinion-comcast-time-warner-merger-really-is-that-bad-for-latinos/" target="_blank">The Comcast-Time Warner merger really is that bad for Latinos </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Mario H. Lopez</strong>, Fox News Latino: <a href="http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/opinion/2015/03/26/opinion-time-warner-comcast-deal-has-morphed-into-rallying-point-for-self/" target="_self">Time Warner-Comcast deal has morphed into rallying point for self-proclaimed social justice activist </a><em>(March 26) </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"> <p><a name="espn"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="&amp;quot;With all of the support I received, any prejudices that I might have encountered just weren&#039;t enough to stop me; but that doesn&#039;t mean you don&#039;t deal with them.&amp;quot; (Credit: ESPN)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/HillPC1.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="369" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/nbc-interviews-witness-who-filmed-killing-officer#espn" target="_blank">ESPN's Hill Wants More Women in Key On-Air Roles</a></h2> <p><strong>Jemele Hill</strong>, an ESPN.com columnist who calls herself "The better half of ESPN2's His and Hers," her show with <strong>Michael Smith</strong>, <a href="http://www.theshadowleague.com/articles/tsl-leadership-series-the-diary-of-jemele-hill" target="_blank">was the subject last week of a three-part series</a> by <strong>J.R. Gamble</strong> of the Shadow League.</p> <p>Gamble introduced it as its "first profile in our TSL Leadership Series."</p> <p>In Part II, Hill talked about being a black woman in a male-dominated world.</p> <p>"<a href="http://www.theshadowleague.com/articles/tsl-leadership-series-the-diary-of-jemele-hill-part-ii" target="_blank">With all of the support I received, any prejudices that I might have encountered just weren't enough to stop me</a>; but that doesn't mean you don't deal with them," Hill said. "I know that at each step along the way, there were people that didn't believe in me or my ability. Now some of that has nothing to do with my gender or race, but some of it did. And once I started getting deeper into television, I think that there were people that frankly didn't know what to do with me. I wasn't a classic host. I was a commentator.</p> <p>"I figured out that TV is all about duplicating what's already been successful. There are a lot of great copycat artists in television masquerading as geniuses. I didn't fit a mold. I'm sure if there were 10 other black women in sports television driving successful shows, I might have had the opportunity to drive a show sooner.</p> <p>"I'd like to see women and people of color extended meaningful opportunities, and not just given 'chances.' There's a difference. I was very happy to see Fox give <strong>Katie Nolan</strong> her own show. She's young, gutsy and edgy. But could a young woman of color get that same opportunity and investment?</p> <p>"I'm encouraged by the increasing numbers of women I see in this business. But I'm discouraged somewhat by the roles we're being offered. I stand out because I'm one of the few women driving content on a news-of-the-day sports show. There always will be roles set aside for women as sideline reporters and as hosts, but I'd like to see more women driving shows or more women as play-by-play announcers. And if we are hosting, I'd like to see more of us hosting major properties, like NFL pregame shows.</p> <p>"I run into a lot of women who know sports just as well or better, but they haven't been put in a position to showcase their depth and versatility. Women and people of color often have to prove what they aren't, before people truly see who they are. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>J.R. Gamble</strong>, the Shadow League: <a href="http://www.theshadowleague.com/articles/tsl-leadership-series-the-diary-of-jemele-hill" target="_blank">TSL Leadership Series: The Diary of Jemele Hill </a><br /><br /></li> <li> J.R. Gamble, the Shadow League: <a href="http://www.theshadowleague.com/articles/tsl-leadership-series-the-diary-of-jemele-hill-part-ii" target="_blank">TSL Leadership Series: The Diary of Jemele Hill, Part II </a><br /><br /></li> <li> J.R. Gamble, the Shadow League: <a href="http://www.theshadowleague.com/articles/tsl-leadership-series-the-diary-of-jemele-hill-part-iii" target="_blank">TSL Leadership Series: The Diary of Jemele Hill, Part III </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/nbc-interviews-witness-who-filmed-killing-officer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/nbc-interviews-witness-who-filmed-killing-officer#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 02:53:09 +0000 princeeditor 8844 at http://mije.org What "The Help" Saw at the White House http://mije.org/richardprince/what-help-saw-white-house <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 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/b18c0b9eb37d5eb4af0e08c8e65fea70a7313700.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="120" />Reporter persuades staff to dish on life in the mansion; Obamas visit black church: Who reported it right?; some stunned by lack of punishment at Rolling Stone; 147 slaughtered in Kenya, 12 in Paris — which resonates? Racism kept innocent man on death row 30 years; 70% of whites could approve of police striking people; Unity holding second "Diversity Caucus" Friday; teenage basketball players part of human trafficking; nominate a J-educator who has helped diversity (4/6/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#whitehouse">Reporter Persuades Staff to Dish on Life in the Mansion</a></p> <p><a href="#obama">Obamas Visit Black Church: Who Reported It Right?</a></p> <p><a href="#rollingstone">Some Stunned by Lack of Punishment at Rolling Stone</a></p> <p><a href="#kenya">147 Slaughtered in Kenya, 12 in Paris — Which Resonates?</a></p> <p><a href="#police">70% of Whites Could Approve of Police Striking People</a></p> <p><a href="#innocent">Lawyer: Racism Kept Innocent Man on Death Row 30 Years</a></p> <p><a href="#unity">Unity Holding Second "Diversity Caucus" Friday</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="basketball"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/what-help-saw-white-house#basketball" target="_blank">Teenage Basketball Players Part of Human Trafficking</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Hakeem Olajuwon poster, Houston Rockets, 1994 (Credit: Starline Inc.)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/hakeem94sl-1-220x337.jpg" alt="" width="220" height="337" />"<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2015/04/06/397822833/a-lesser-known-human-trafficking-problem-teenage-basketball-players" target="_blank">Monday night's NCAA men's basketball final will attract millions of viewers</a>," <strong>Alexandra Starr</strong> reported Monday for NPR's "Code Switch."</p> <p>"One player on Duke's team — <strong>Sean Obi</strong> — hails from Nigeria. He's not the only African player who has enjoyed a successful hoops career in the U.S. The most famous is Nigerian <strong>Hakeem Olajuwon</strong>, who starred at the University of Houston before going on to a Hall of Fame career with the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors.</p> <p>"But not every African student who comes to the United States to play basketball has a positive experience. In the April issue of Harper's and over at WNYC, I reported on the story of four promising teenage Nigerian basketball players who were lured to the United States with the promise of college scholarships, but ended up with one homeless in New York City and the other three in foster care in Michigan.</p> <p>"And last month, the Department of Homeland Security <a href="http://www.wfla.com/story/28623989/lake-wales-high-investigation-prompts-federal-raid-at-ga-school" target="_blank">raided </a>the Faith Baptist Christian Academy South in Ludowici, Ga., and discovered 30 young boys, mostly Dominican, who had been living in the campus gym, sleeping on the floor. Apparently students had been housed there since 2013. These boys also had been recruited to America with the promise of a high school education and a shot at a college scholarship. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Chris Ariens</strong>, TVNewser: <a href="http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/kentucky-vs-wisconsin-is-most-watched-college-basketball-game-ever-on-cable/259885" target="_blank">Kentucky vs. Wisconsin is Most-Watched College Basketball Game Ever on Cable </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Alexandra Starr</strong>, WNYC-FM, New York: <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/story/basketball-trafficker/" target="_blank">Trafficked to Play, Then Forgotten</a> <em>(March 17)</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="nominate"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/what-help-saw-white-house#unity" target="_blank">Nominate a J-Educator Who Has Helped Diversity</a></h2> <p>The Association of Opinion Journalists, formerly the National Conference of Editorial Writers, annually grants a <strong>Barry Bingham Sr.</strong> Fellowship — actually an award — "in recognition of an educator's outstanding efforts to encourage minority students in the field of journalism." The educator should be at the college level.</p> <p>Nominations, now being accepted for the 2015 award, should consist of a statement about why you believe your nominee is deserving.</p> <p>The final selection will be made by the AOJ Foundation board and announced in time for the annual symposium Nov.14-15 at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., when the presentation will be made.</p> <p>Since 2000, the recipient has been awarded an honorarium of $1,000 to be used to "further work in progress or begin a new project."</p> <p>Past winners include <strong>James Hawkins</strong>, Florida A&amp;M University (1990); <strong>Larry Kaggwa</strong>, Howard University (1992); <strong>Ben Holman</strong>, University of Maryland (1996); <strong>Linda Jones</strong>, Roosevelt University, Chicago (1998); <strong>Ramon Chavez</strong>, University of Colorado, Boulder (1999); <strong>Erna Smith</strong>, San Francisco State (2000); <strong>Joseph Selden</strong>, Penn State University (2001); <strong>Cheryl Smith</strong>, Paul Quinn College (2002); <strong>Rose Richard</strong>, Marquette University (2003); <strong>Leara D. Rhodes</strong>, University of Georgia (2004); <strong>Denny McAuliffe</strong>, University of Montana (2005); <strong>Pearl Stewart</strong>, Black College Wire (2006); <strong>Valerie White</strong>, Florida A&amp;M University (2007); <strong>Phillip Dixon</strong>, Howard University (2008); <strong>Bruce DePyssler</strong>, North Carolina Central University (2009); <strong>Sree Sreenivasan</strong>, Columbia University (2010); <strong>Yvonne Latty</strong>, New York University (2011); <strong>Michelle Johnson</strong>, Boston University (2012); <strong>Vanessa Shelton</strong>, University of Iowa (2013); and <strong>William Drummond</strong>, University of California at Berkeley (2014).</p> <p>Nominations may be emailed to<strong> Richard Prince</strong>, AOJ Diversity Committee chair, richardprince (at) hotmail.com. The deadline is May 22. Please use that address only for AOJ matters.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/what-help-saw-white-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/what-help-saw-white-house#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 02:14:33 +0000 princeeditor 8843 at http://mije.org Flawed Racism Claims Miss Another Problem http://mije.org/richardprince/flawed-racism-claims-miss-another-problem <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 3, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/AR-150409904.jpg%2526MaxW%3D995%2526MaxH%3D500.jpg" alt="" />Should media use mug shots as the "best available photo"?; when Selena died in 1995, newsroom diversity mattered; . . . Selena's death helped launch People en Español; Seattle sports columnist Brewer joining Washington Post; nearly 90 percent of baseball announcers still white men; IRE honors joint effort on "The Real Death Valley"; in New York, Imhotep Gary Byrd loses a radio show; HHS sets up media call Tuesday on minority health; nominate a J-educator who has Helped diversity (4/3/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#mugshots">Should Media Use Mug Shots as the "Best Available Photo"?</a></p> <p><a href="#selena">When Selena Died in 1995, Newsroom Diversity Mattered</a></p> <p><a href="#people">. . . Selena's Death Helped Launch People en Español</a></p> <p><a href="#seattle">Seattle Sports Columnist Brewer Joining Washington Post</a></p> <p><a href="#baseball">Nearly 90 Percent of Baseball Announcers Still White Men</a></p> <p><a href="#ire">IRE Honors Joint Effort on "The Real Death Valley"</a></p> <p><a href="#imhotep">In New York, Imhotep Gary Byrd Loses a Radio Show</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="hhs"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/flawed-racism-claims-miss-another-problem#ihs" target="_blank">HHS Sets Up Media Call Tuesday on Minority Health</a></h2> <p>The federal government's Office of Minority Health has scheduled a conference call for national and local media at 3 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday about National Minority Health Month.</p> <p>As <strong>Lecia Bushak</strong> wrote last year for medicaldaily.com,<a href="http://www.medicaldaily.com/hhs-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-announces-national-minority-health-month-aims-achieve-nation-free" target="_blank"> "Minorities in the U.S. are more likely than non-Hispanic white people to develop preventable chronic diseases</a>: African Americans, American Indians, and Alaska Natives are twice as likely to have diabetes than whites. Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, meanwhile, are three times more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes. . . ."</p> <p>Journalists may contact the office at &lt;omh (at) cms.hhs.gov&gt; or &lt;OMHMedia (at) hhs.gov&gt;.</p> <ul> <li> Native Health News Alliance: <a href="http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/colorectal-cancer-affects-american-indians-at-significantly-higher-rate-1998134.htm" target="_blank">Colorectal Cancer Affects American Indians at Significantly Higher Rate</a> <em>(March 6)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> Office of Minority Health: <a href="http://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/nmhm/" target="_blank">National Minority Health Month </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="nominate"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8842/#nominate" target="_blank">Nominate a J-Educator Who Has Helped Diversity</a></h2> <p>The Association of Opinion Journalists, formerly the National Conference of Editorial Writers, annually grants a <strong>Barry Bingham Sr.</strong> Fellowship — actually an award — "in recognition of an educator's outstanding efforts to encourage minority students in the field of journalism." The educator should be at the college level.</p> <p>Nominations, now being accepted for the 2015 award, should consist of a statement about why you believe your nominee is deserving.</p> <p>The final selection will be made by the AOJ Foundation board and announced in time for the annual symposium Nov.14-15 at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., when the presentation will be made.</p> <p>Since 2000, the recipient has been awarded an honorarium of $1,000 to be used to "further work in progress or begin a new project."</p> <p>Past winners include <strong>James Hawkins</strong>, Florida A&amp;M University (1990); <strong>Larry Kaggwa</strong>, Howard University (1992); <strong>Ben Holman</strong>, University of Maryland (1996); <strong>Linda Jones</strong>, Roosevelt University, Chicago (1998); <strong>Ramon Chavez</strong>, University of Colorado, Boulder (1999); <strong>Erna Smith</strong>, San Francisco State (2000); <strong>Joseph Selden</strong>, Penn State (2001); <strong>Cheryl Smith</strong>, Paul Quinn College (2002); <strong>Rose Richard</strong>, Marquette University (2003); <strong>Leara D. Rhodes</strong>, University of Georgia (2004); <strong>Denny McAuliffe</strong>, University of Montana (2005); <strong>Pearl Stewart</strong>, Black College Wire (2006); <strong>Valerie White</strong>, Florida A&amp;M University (2007); <strong>Phillip Dixon</strong>, Howard University (2008); <strong>Bruce DePyssler</strong>, North Carolina Central University (2009); <strong>Sree Sreenivasan</strong>, Columbia University (2010); <strong>Yvonne Latty</strong>, New York University (2011); <strong>Michelle Johnson</strong>, Boston University (2012); <strong>Vanessa Shelton</strong>, University of Iowa (2013); and <strong>William Drummond</strong>, University of California at Berkeley (2014).</p> <p>Nominations may be emailed to<strong> Richard Prince</strong>, AOJ Diversity Committee chair, richardprince (at) hotmail.com. The deadline is May 22. Please use that address only for AOJ matters.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/flawed-racism-claims-miss-another-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/flawed-racism-claims-miss-another-problem#comments Sat, 04 Apr 2015 02:34:28 +0000 princeeditor 8842 at http://mije.org Comedy Central Stands Behind Trevor Noah http://mije.org/richardprince/comedy-central-stands-behind-trevor-noah <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/150330-trevor-noah-mn-0700_b2be91998a49fc5d4972f6ac384feb11.nbcnews-ux-720-480.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />S. African says not to judge him "by a handful of jokes"; Indy Star makes splash with front-page editorial; N.Y. Times Magazine hires Hannah-Jones in diversity effort; Star-Ledger urges indicted Sen. Menendez to resign; Nigerian vote was its largest to play out on social media; AP stylebook committee to take up "Redskin"; relatives visit Abu-Jamal, suffering from diabetic shock; photography led Chinese-American to embrace identity; Rick Ramirez dies at 40, Phoenix TV photojournalist (4/1/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#noah">S. African Says Not to Judge Him "by a Handful of Jokes"</a></p> <p><a href="#indy">Indy Star Makes Splash With Front-Page Editorial</a></p> <p><a href="#jones">N.Y. Times Magazine Hires Hannah-Jones in Diversity Effort</a></p> <p><a href="#menendez">Star-Ledger Urges Indicted Sen. Menendez to Resign</a></p> <p><a href="#nigeria">Nigerian Vote Was Its Largest to Play Out on Social Media</a></p> <p><a href="#redskin">AP Stylebook Committee to Take Up "Redskin"</a></p> <p><a href="#mumia">Relatives Visit Abu-Jamal, Suffering From Diabetic Shock</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="chinese"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="An Rong Xu wrote that &amp;quot;the first real photos I ever took were in Manhattan’s Chinatown, which I spent my adolescence avoiding.&amp;quot; (Credit: An Rong Xu/New York Times)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/exposures-An-Rong-Xu-slide-GLCY-videoSixteenByNine1050.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="315" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/comedy-central-stands-behind-trevor-noah#chinese" target="_blank">Photography Led Chinese-American to Embrace Identity</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/29/opinion/sunday/embracing-my-chinese-american-identity.html" target="_blank">When I was in eighth grade, in Queens, in the early 2000s, I was often picked on by other children for my almond-shaped eyes, beige complexion and jet-black hair — essentially, my Chinese face</a>," <strong>An Rong Xu</strong> wrote Saturday for the New York Times. "They'd ask me if I ate vermin and felines and constantly mocked my native language. These adolescent experiences planted within me seeds of self-hatred, and for years I tried to rid myself of my cultural heritage.</p> <p>"So it is interesting that the first real photos I ever took were in Manhattan's Chinatown, which I spent my adolescence avoiding. But it was in that neighborhood where I began to appreciate the hard work of immigrants and the sacrifices they made to be here.</p> <p>"I then traveled west and saw the early Chinese-American settlements in Locke, Calif., and met relatives who traced their lives in this country to the Transcontinental Railroad. The more I experienced, the more I felt empowered to accept myself as a Chinese-American.</p> <p>"My great-grandfather <strong>Gee Goon</strong> arrived in America in the early 1900s and traveled from Angel Island in San Francisco Bay to Quincy, Mass. I feel as if I made a similar journey. These photos explore what the Chinese-American identity is, a coming-of-age story about the merging of two, sometimes polarizing, cultures. . . ."</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="ramirez"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/comedy-central-stands-behind-trevor-noah#ramirez" target="_blank">Rick Ramirez Dies at 40, Phoenix TV Photojournalist</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Rick Ramirez" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/10888518_10152579405393693_8110706327384192338_n.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" /><strong>Rick Ramirez</strong>, a photojournalist at ABC affiliate KNXV-TV in Phoenix who was well-known as a house disc jockey in the Phoenix underground, died Wednesday in hospice care after battling colon cancer, his friend <strong>Mekahlo Medina</strong> said. Ramirez was 39.</p> <p>"By day he [covered] consumer issues and by night he [would] tear up the dance floor with house beats," Medina, a reporter for KNBC-TV in Southern California and president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, emailed Journal-isms.</p> <p>Medina wrote on Facebook, "Rick Ramirez will not only be [remembered] as [a] good news photographer, but [as] an everlasting spirit of hope. He always had a smile on his face no matter the situation and a good mix on his iPod. He [breathed] life everyday, until his last.</p> <p>"He was my friend since college. Two [Latino] gay kids who found each other out of sheer fear of being found out. We were both passionate about journalism. He loved the visuals and sounds. I loved his energy. . . ." The two worked in Phoenix together from 2001 to 2004 when Medina was at KPNX-TV, the NBC affiliate.</p> <p>Funeral services are tentatively set for April 10. Ramirez leaves <strong>Mark Parra</strong>, his partner of 15 years, his mother and father, three brothers "and his much beloved cats." <em>(Updated April 3 to correct age, time with Mark Parra and number of brothers.)</em></p> <ul> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/comedy-central-stands-behind-trevor-noah" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/comedy-central-stands-behind-trevor-noah#comments Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:58:53 +0000 princeeditor 8834 at http://mije.org 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>Wamara Mwine</strong>, TriceEdneyWire.com: <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>&nbsp;<em>(March 23)</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 23)</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> </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> </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