MIJE.org: Richard Prince's Journal-isms http://mije.org/column/richard-prince/Muslims en Acel Moore, Icon and Pioneer, Dies at 75 http://mije.org/richardprince/acel-moore-legend-and-icon-dies-75 <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 13, 2016</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/resize/imagecache/one-third_column/u426/acel_moore-151x184.jpg" alt="Acel Moore" width="151" height="184" align="left" />Longtime Philly columnist was left paralyzed in 2010 (2/13/16); Gwen Ifill wins in candidates' debate; Obama live from Illinois on CNN, MSNBC, but not Fox; ex-Mexican president laughs at Trump plan for border wall; NYPD to act after story on barring people from own homes; media begin to cover police killings of Native Americans; . . . stories about Native Americans rare, stereotypical; CNN International Desk staffers must reapply for jobs; Mizzou "town hall" asks reporters to leave; parents of ex-Little Leaguers sue ESPN, name Smith; should Al Jazeera America have been an app instead? (2/12/16)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Journal-isms will be on hiatus until further notice.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="#Acel">Longtime Philly Columnist Was Left Paralyzed in 2010</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="mizzou"></a><a href="#mizzou" target="_blank">Mizzou "Town Hall" Asks Reporters to Leave</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/26214/" target="_blank">A 'Concerned Town Hall' meeting advertised to 'black students and students of color' at the University of Missouri on Wednesday turned out to be less-than-inclusive to white reporters attempting to cover the event</a>," <strong>Jennifer Kabbany</strong> reported Friday for the College Fix, which describes itself as<a href="http://www.thecollegefix.com/about/" target="_blank"> "a news and commentary site dedicated to higher education news</a>."</p> <p>"The gathering was organized by Concerned Student 1950, which led protests on campus last fall accusing the institution of racism; it describes itself as seeking the 'liberation of all BLACK collegiate students' on Twitter.</p> <p>"As the meeting began Wednesday night inside the<strong> A. P. Green</strong> Chapel at the public university, a student organizer announced: 'If there are any reporters in here, can you please exit? That was my nice warning.'</p> <p>"That according to a video of the event taken by <strong><a title="Mark Schierbecker" href="http://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/local/city-prosecutor-forgoes-criminal-charge-against-melissa-click/article_3b9f2962-c6aa-11e5-93da-8f09d9af8792.html">Mark Schierbecker</a></strong>, a student at the school and freelance videographer who contributes to The College Fix.</p> <p>"His video shows a white male reporter from the mainstream city newspaper, <em>The Columbia Tribune</em>, introduced himself and say 'we will definitely respect your privacy. Just curious, um — why are you guys afr — why are you guys asking us to leave? …'</p> <p>" 'Um, just because I asked you to,' came the reply. 'We just want to discuss some things.'</p> <p>" 'Sure, OK, that's totally fine,' the reporter replied, handing over his business card before he exited the chapel. Two white females also left the room.</p> <p>"Schierbecker, however, politely declined to leave, repeating 'my personal preference is to stay.' . . ."</p> <p>"The town hall ended promptly within minutes of starting when students decided to&nbsp;relocate the forum to a more private location."</p> <p>[Although the headline and first paragraph of the College Fix story mentioned white reporters, Shierbecker messaged Journal-isms on Sunday, "I believe it was all journalists" who were asked to leave.</p> <p>["There was one black man there taking photos of me with a DSLR, but he may have been with Concerned Student 1950. As you saw in the video though, they seemed to only want confirmed white allies there." Schierbecker wrote.] <em>[updated Feb. 14]</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="smith"></a><a href="#smith" target="_blank">Parents of Ex-Little Leaguers Sue ESPN, Name Smith</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Stephen A. Smith" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/0.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" /></p> <p>"<a href="https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160211/morgan-park/jackie-robinson-west-parents-sue-little-league-espn-local-league" target="_blank">Parents of former Little Leaguers from<strong> Jackie Robinson</strong> West filed a lawsuit Thursday against Little League International, ESPN and officials from the local league, alleging, among other things, that they profited off the disgraced team while knowing of its ineligible players</a>," <strong>David Matthews </strong>and <strong>Mark Konkol</strong> reported Thursday for dnainfo.com.</p> <p>"The lawsuit by Jackie Robinson West's former coach <strong>Darold Butler</strong> and other team parents also names former league president <strong>Bill Haley</strong>, Evergreen Park whistleblower <strong>Chris Janes</strong>, the suburban Little League Janes represents and ESPN commentator <strong>Stephen A. Smith</strong>.</p> <p>"The complaint says Butler and other team officials were diligent submitting boundary maps and player addresses throughout the team's captivating 2014 run, which they allege Little League publicized for their gain without making parents aware the team fielded ineligible players who lived outside JRW boundaries.</p> <p>"Jackie Robinson West won the U.S. Little League title in 2014, but it was stripped last year after Little League International ruled JRW officials allowed ineligible players to make the roster. The complaint filed Thursday falls on the anniversary of JRW's title stripping. . . ."</p> <p>Matthews and Konkol also wrote, "The lawsuit also alleges ESPN defamed Butler and others by saying they fabricated residency documents and deliberately assembled JRW's ineligible team. The lawsuit specifically names ESPN personality <strong>Stephen A. Smith</strong>, who said on national television that Butler 'threw' his players 'into the wind.'</p> <p>"An ESPN spokesman did not have an immediate comment. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-10"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="aj"></a><a href="#aj" target="_blank">Should Al Jazeera America Have Been an App Instead?</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.broadcastingcable.com/blog/bc-beat/guest-blog-al-jazeera-america-shutdown-proves-flawed-strategy-always-undermines-great-execution/153747" target="_blank">In January, the deep-pocketed Al Jazeera Media Network announced the shutdown of its United States cable news channel, Al Jazeera America</a> (AJA)," <strong>Joe Mohen</strong>, a digital media entrepreneur, wrote Friday for Broadcasting &amp; Cable.</p> <p>"Industry pundits have found a range of reasons for the meltdown: internal disputes, discrimination, racism, bias, and even the decline of its price of oil. All of these explanations are wrong. AJA failed for one reason: It had a fatally flawed strategy. The network is textbook example of a business with an excellent product that still failed, entirely because it chose the wrong distribution channel.</p> <p>"When AJA launched in 2013, it was already too late to launch a new cable channel. Cable is in permanent, irreversible, secular decline. Just as launching a successful new magazine is almost impossible nowadays, so too is launching a new cable brand. Had it been distributed as an app like Netflix, it would have likely succeeded and became the first big 24-hour OTT network backed by a linear TV company. But Al Jazeera hired the wrong advisers and consultants, dinosaurs who did not see fundamental shifts. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/acel-moore-legend-and-icon-dies-75" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/acel-moore-legend-and-icon-dies-75#comments Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:58:39 +0000 princeeditor 9027 at http://mije.org Gwen Ifill Wins in Candidates' Debate http://mije.org/richardprince/gwen-ifill-wins-candidates-debate <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 12, 2016</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%202016-02-12%20at%209.57.55%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="102" />Co-moderator asks Democrats about white people; Obama live from Illinois on CNN, MSNBC, but not Fox; ex-Mexican president laughs at Trump plan for border wall; NYPD to act after story on barring people from own homes; media begin to cover police killings of Native Americans; . . . stories about Native Americans rare, stereotypical; CNN International Desk staffers must reapply for jobs; Mizzou "town hall" asks reporters to leave; parents of ex-Little Leaguers sue ESPN, name Smith; should Al Jazeera America have been an app instead? (2/12/16)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Journal-isms will be on hiatus until further notice.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="#dems">Co-Moderator Asks Democrats About White People</a></p> <p><a href="#obama">Obama Live From Illinois on CNN, MSNBC but Not Fox</a></p> <p><a href="#mexico">Ex-Mexican President Laughs at Trump Plan for Border Wall</a></p> <p><a href="#nypd">NYPD to Act After Story on Barring People From Own Homes</a></p> <p><a href="#native">Media Begin to Cover Police Killings of Native Americans</a></p> <p><a href="#nativenews">. . . Stories About Native Americans Rare, Stereotypical</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="smith"></a><a href="#smith" target="_blank">Parents of Ex-Little Leaguers Sue ESPN, Name Smith</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Stephen A. Smith" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/0.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" /></p> <p>"<a href="https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160211/morgan-park/jackie-robinson-west-parents-sue-little-league-espn-local-league" target="_blank">Parents of former Little Leaguers from<strong> Jackie Robinson</strong> West filed a lawsuit Thursday against Little League International, ESPN and officials from the local league, alleging, among other things, that they profited off the disgraced team while knowing of its ineligible players</a>," <strong>David Matthews </strong>and <strong>Mark Konkol</strong> reported Thursday for dnainfo.com.</p> <p>"The lawsuit by Jackie Robinson West's former coach <strong>Darold Butler</strong> and other team parents also names former league president <strong>Bill Haley</strong>, Evergreen Park whistleblower <strong>Chris Janes</strong>, the suburban Little League Janes represents and ESPN commentator <strong>Stephen A. Smith</strong>.</p> <p>"The complaint says Butler and other team officials were diligent submitting boundary maps and player addresses throughout the team's captivating 2014 run, which they allege Little League publicized for their gain without making parents aware the team fielded ineligible players who lived outside JRW boundaries.</p> <p>"Jackie Robinson West won the U.S. Little League title in 2014, but it was stripped last year after Little League International ruled JRW officials allowed ineligible players to make the roster. The complaint filed Thursday falls on the anniversary of JRW's title stripping. . . ."</p> <p>Matthews and Konkol also wrote, "The lawsuit also alleges ESPN defamed Butler and others by saying they fabricated residency documents and deliberately assembled JRW's ineligible team. The lawsuit specifically names ESPN personality <strong>Stephen A. Smith</strong>, who said on national television that Butler 'threw' his players 'into the wind.'</p> <p>"An ESPN spokesman did not have an immediate comment. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="aj"></a><a href="#aj" target="_blank">Should Al Jazeera America Have Been an App Instead?</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.broadcastingcable.com/blog/bc-beat/guest-blog-al-jazeera-america-shutdown-proves-flawed-strategy-always-undermines-great-execution/153747" target="_blank">In January, the deep-pocketed Al Jazeera Media Network announced the shutdown of its United States cable news channel, Al Jazeera America</a> (AJA)," <strong>Joe Mohen</strong>, a digital media entrepreneur, wrote Friday for Broadcasting &amp; Cable.</p> <p>"Industry pundits have found a range of reasons for the meltdown: internal disputes, discrimination, racism, bias, and even the decline of its price of oil. All of these explanations are wrong. AJA failed for one reason: It had a fatally flawed strategy. The network is textbook example of a business with an excellent product that still failed, entirely because it chose the wrong distribution channel.</p> <p>"When AJA launched in 2013, it was already too late to launch a new cable channel. Cable is in permanent, irreversible, secular decline. Just as launching a successful new magazine is almost impossible nowadays, so too is launching a new cable brand. Had it been distributed as an app like Netflix, it would have likely succeeded and became the first big 24-hour OTT network backed by a linear TV company. But Al Jazeera hired the wrong advisers and consultants, dinosaurs who did not see fundamental shifts. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/gwen-ifill-wins-candidates-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/gwen-ifill-wins-candidates-debate#comments Sat, 13 Feb 2016 03:05:25 +0000 Reuben Telushkin 9026 at http://mije.org Now It's the Girls on the Bus http://mije.org/richardprince/now-its-girls-bus <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 10, 2016</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/gallery-1455055031-6box1.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="103" />NBC's Welker often "the only black woman in the room"; columnists turn attention to deadly football head injuries; . . and others to critics of Beyonce's halftime show; Ferguson urged to end "game of chicken" with Justice Dept.; reporter's own lead problem led to 20-part series; Fusion says it is a majority-minority company; Mexican journalist, mother of two, found dead; rival Pakistani media cooperate to protect one another (2/10/16)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#nbc">NBC's Welker Often "the Only Black Woman in the Room"</a></p> <p><a href="#football">Columnists Turn Attention to Deadly Football Head Injuries</a></p> <p><a href="#beyonce">. . . And Others to Critics of Beyoncé's Halftime Show</a></p> <p><a href="#ferguson">Ferguson Urged to End "Game of Chicken" With Justice Dept.</a></p> <p><a href="#lead">Reporter's Own Lead Problem Led to 20-Part Series</a></p> <p><a href="#fusion">Fusion Says It Is a Majority-Minority Company</a></p> <p><a href="#anabel">Mexican Journalist, Mother of Two, Found Dead</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="pakistan"></a><a href="#pakistan" target="_blank">Rival Pakistani Media Cooperate to Protect One Another</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://blog.wan-ifra.org/2016/02/10/pakistani-editors-use-whatsapp-group-to-keep-journalists-safe" target="_blank"><strong>Afzal Mughal</strong>, a Pakistani journalist from a small newspaper in Quetta, the capital of the Balochistan province, was abducted, in the early morning of November, by a group of armed men who broke into his home while he was asleep</a>," <strong>Chia Lun Huang</strong> wrote Tuesday for World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.</p> <p>"Normally, stories like this don't make the front pages in Pakistan, which ranks as the sixth deadliest country for journalists according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.</p> <p>"But the new 'Editors for Safety' initiative made all the difference. Instead of letting the case go by unnoticed, a message went out to a new Whatsapp group for Pakistani Editors, informing them of the kidnapping. In less than five minutes, 21 television channels were running the story. Its widespread dissemination even had international broadcasters, such as NBC, pick up the news.</p> <p>" 'Within half an hour, he was back home, albeit badly battered,' [<em>Dawn</em> editor&nbsp;<strong>Zaffar</strong>]&nbsp;<strong>Abbas,</strong> one of the key conveners of the group, told the World Editors Forum. 'The government was rattled and the home security department stepped in to inquire.'</p> <p>"Formed in 2015 with the support of the Open Society Foundation, 'Editors for Safety' has a single philosophy: An attack on one journalist is an attack on the whole industry. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/now-its-girls-bus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/now-its-girls-bus#comments Thu, 11 Feb 2016 03:45:33 +0000 princeeditor 9024 at http://mije.org Michael Feeney, Mentor With a Purpose http://mije.org/richardprince/hundreds-remember-feeney-mentor-purpose <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 8, 2016</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/u1488/12687920_1136921186338449_33959745663137001_n.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="153" />Service in Harlem sanctuary has feel of NABJ meeting; NYU J-students say they were profiled at Rubio event; critic gives CBS "solid grade" for Super Bowl 50 coverage; officials urge change after ProPublica-Daily News report; more exonerated in 2015 than in any other year; Mexicans search for kidnapped reporter, a mother of two; "the mother of all ethnic publications lists" compiled; McCauley leaves Cincy Enquirer for education advocacy; Texas tabloid backs off from publishing police addresses (2/8/16)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#nabj">Service in Harlem Sanctuary Has Feel of NABJ Meeting</a></p> <p><a href="#nyu">NYU J-Students Say They Were Profiled at Rubio Event</a></p> <p><a href="#cbs">Critic Gives CBS "Solid Grade" for Super Bowl 50 Coverage</a></p> <p><a href="#daily">Officials Urge Change After ProPublica-Daily News Report</a></p> <p><a href="#exonerate">More Exonerated in 2015 Than in Any Other Year</a></p> <p><a href="#mexico">Mexicans Search for Kidnapped Reporter, a Mother of Two</a></p> <p><a href="#nyt">N.Y. Times Launches Spanish-Language Edition</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="ethnic"></a><a href="#ethnic" target="_blank">"The Mother of All Ethnic Publications Lists" Compiled</a></h2> <p>"With the help of some of my journalism students at Lehman College, who were asked to compile lists of 20 U.S. ethnic publications for an 'extra credit' assignment last semester, I have created (mostly for use by my current and future students) the mother of all ethnic publications lists — with links to close to 400 web sites! &lt;<a title="<http://www.miguelperez.com/us-ethnic-publications.html>" href="http://www.miguelperez.com/us-ethnic-publications.html">http://www.miguelperez.com/us-ethnic-publications.html</a>&gt;," <strong>Miguel Perez</strong> wrote Monday on Facebook.</p> <p>"There are some such lists on the internet. But none are as comprehensive as this one and many of them are extremely outdated, filled with links to websites that no longer exist.</p> <p>"Please note that while this list is huge, it only includes publications that cover U.S. ethnic communities, not foreign publications.</p> <p>"Yet, I'm sure that I'm still missing many other sites that are not on my list. Please check it out. It’s in alphabetical order. If you can think of any other U.S. Ethnic Publication that is not on my list, PLEASE send me a link to that site and I will include it."</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="cincy"></a><a href="#cincy" target="_blank">McCauley Leaves Cincy Enquirer for Education Advocacy</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Byron McCauley" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202016-02-09%20at%201.57.28%20AM.png" alt="" width="183" height="246" />"<a href="http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/contributors/2016/02/05/saying-goodbye-always-hardest-part-leaving/79891268/" target="_blank">I’m not good at goodbyes</a>," associate opinion editor&nbsp;<strong>Byron McCauley</strong> wrote Friday in the Cincinnati Enquirer.</p> <p>"I'm moving on from The Enquirer to work in education advocacy in Connecticut with the promise of helping all kids have access to a high-quality public education.</p> <p>"My mom was a public school teacher who gave her heart and soul to her students, including food, clothing, toiletries and love. All children need this before they can learn. Those challenges continue today, in every city in America. And, sadly, zip codes too often determine whether a kid succeeds or fails. So, I'm all in.</p> <p>"Fourteen years ago, during my first full weekend in Cincinnati, I witnessed the implosion of Riverfront Stadium. The site where sports memories were made was gone in an instant. And, today, that space is electric in a different way: a new stadium, restaurants, apartments and public spaces with clean river views. That was only the beginning. The story of the Cincinnati renaissance is not finished, but what I have witnessed is extraordinary.</p> <p>"This is also a city and region full of warts that I hope will fade over time. People of goodwill are working on reducing poverty and homelessness. And, the city of Cincinnati and the business community are rightly focusing on economic inclusion and empowerment that can lead to wealth-building. When I moved here, Cincinnati was under an economic boycott in the aftermath of a white officer killing an unarmed black man and days of racial unrest. Today, Cincinnati is playing catch-up but beginning to make real progress.</p> <p>"A transformation of bricks and mortar, and hearts and minds. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-10"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="tabloid"></a></p> <h2><a title="Texas Tabloid Backs Off From Publishing Police Addresses" href="http://mije.org/node/9023/#tabloid">Texas Tabloid Backs Off From Publishing Police Addresses</a></h2> <p>"<a title="A little-known Texas tabloid threatened to publish the names and addresses of every San Antonio police officer — as retaliation for a controversial officer- involved shooting — only to back off one day later after national outrage" href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/san-antonio-tabloid-backs-plan-publish-names-article-1.2523999">A little-known Texas tabloid threatened to publish the names and addresses of every San Antonio police officer — as retaliation for a controversial officer-involved shooting — only to back off one day later after national outrage</a>,"&nbsp;<strong>Jason Silverstein</strong> reported Monday for the Daily News in New York.</p> <p>"San Antonio Observer editor and publisher <strong>Stephanie Zarriello</strong> likened local cops to Klansmen and sex offenders in a Saturday press conference, announcing her paper's plan in response to the death of <strong>Antronie Scott</strong>, an unarmed black man.</p> <p>" 'Like Ku Klux Klansman with hoods, they do everything that they can in order to protect their identities for fear of being brought to justice,' Zarriello said, referring to San Antonio police.</p> <p>"She said her paper was 'looking into the future prospects' of listing info for every single San Antonio cop, 'just as the names and addresses of sex offenders are publicized in order to protect the community from their wicked behavior.'</p> <p>"Her plan did not go over so well. . . ."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a title="Follow Richard Prince on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/princeeditor">Follow Richard Prince on Twitter @princeeditor</a></p> <p><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/hundreds-remember-feeney-mentor-purpose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/hundreds-remember-feeney-mentor-purpose#comments Tue, 09 Feb 2016 04:55:38 +0000 princeeditor 9023 at http://mije.org Barred From Their Own Homes http://mije.org/richardprince/barred-their-own-homes <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 5, 2016</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%202016-02-05%20at%2011.08.43%20PM_0.png" alt="" width="183" height="131" />People of color victimized by NYPD tactic, reporters find; . . . one woman's list of 13 black investigative reporters; Dallas Morning News rehires 10 of 19 people it let go; NABJ, CNN meeting again — association's deficit swells; remembering the sound, if not the face, of Maurice White; AP finds Clinton errs on Wall Street — Sanders on wealthy; little press for U.N. group's call for reparations in U.S.; BuzzFeed finds quiet crackdown on Indian immigrants; diversity coalition expands focus from TV to big screen (2/5/16)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#nypd">People of Color Victimized by NYPD Tactic, Reporters Find</a></p> <p><a href="#black">. . . One Woman's List of 13 Black Investigative Reporters</a></p> <p><a href="#dallas">Dallas Morning News Rehires 10 of 19 People It Let Go</a></p> <p><a href="#nabj">NABJ, CNN Meeting Again; Association Deficit Swells</a></p> <p><a href="#ewf">Remembering the Sound, if Not the Face, of Maurice White</a></p> <p><a href="#ap">AP Finds Clinton Errs on Wall Street; Sanders on Wealthy</a></p> <p><a href="#un">Little Press for U.N. Group's Call for Reparations in U.S.</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="buzzfeed"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Photographs of wounded Sikhs are posted at the gurdwara, or Sikh place of worship, in Kent, Wash. (Credit: David Noriega/BuzzFeed News)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/enhanced-buzz-wide-412-1453932268-7.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="420" /></p> <h2><a href="#buzzfeed" target="_blank">BuzzFeed Finds Quiet Crackdown on Indian Immigrants</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/davidnoriega/americas-quiet-crackdown-on-indian-immigrants#.yexooaGVW3" target="_blank">The number of Indian nationals caught trying to cross the southern border into the U.S. exploded suddenly in 2010, growing sixfold to 1,200 from just over 200 the year prior</a>," <strong>David Noriega</strong> and <strong>John Templon</strong> reported Sunday for BuzzFeed.</p> <p>"Although the number has oscillated since then, it has remained near an all-time high. And that includes only those caught trying to cross undetected, leaving out . . . thousands, mostly young men, who walk up to a border crossing, turn themselves in, and plead asylum. The total number of Indian nationals who tried to enter the U.S. without papers, including through airports and other points of entry, also spiked in the last five years, peaking at close to 13,000 in 2013, more than double the number in 2009.</p> <p>"Much of this influx, according to dozens of interviews with immigrants, experts, and current and former immigration officials, comes from young Indian men at the border, ferried there by transnational smuggling networks.</p> <p>"Although border authorities do not track the religious or regional origins of migrants, government officials and other observers say that large numbers of the new arrivals are Sikhs from Punjab, a region in northwestern India beset by economic collapse and environmental degradation, a major drug epidemic, and decades of what human rights groups describe as political violence carried out with impunity.</p> <p>"The American immigration enforcement apparatus has responded harshly to these new arrivals. Before the spike, only about a quarter of Indian nationals were detained at the beginning of their deportation hearings. But, according to federal data analyzed for the first time by BuzzFeed News, that percentage shot up dramatically around 2010, coinciding with the rise in Indian nationals at the border.</p> <p>"In 2013 . . . 83% of Indians facing deportation were imprisoned — a far larger percentage than for immigrants from any other country, including Mexico, which had the highest overall rate of detention between 2003 and 2014. (BuzzFeed News obtained the data through a Freedom of Information Act request from the Executive Office for Immigration Review, or EOIR, the branch of the Justice Department that operates the country’s immigration courts.) . . ."</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="tv"></a><a href="#tv" target="_blank">Diversity Coalition Expands Focus From TV to Big Screen</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/multi-ethnic-media-coalition-full-hollywood-diversity-36720374" target="_blank">Organizations representing Hispanics, Asian-Americans and Native Americans, who joined with the NAACP in 2000 to increase minority hiring in the TV industry, are broadening their focus to the big screen</a>," <strong>Lynn Elber </strong>reported from Los Angeles Thursday for the Associated Press.</p> <p>"The Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition called Thursday on Sony, Warner Bros., Fox, Universal, Paramount and Disney to enter discussions aimed at bringing full diversity to on- and off-camera jobs, including the executive ranks.</p> <p>"The uproar over this year's all-white cast of Academy Award acting nominees helped set the stage for the new effort, coalition leaders said. Latino representation in the nominees was only behind the camera, led by the Mexican filmmakers of 'The Revenant': director <strong>Alejandro Inarritu</strong> and cinematographer <strong>Emmanuel Lubezki</strong>.</p> <p>" 'Now is the time, while there's a lot of attention focused on this,' said <strong>Daniel Mayeda</strong>, co-chair of the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition, one of the umbrella group's members.</p> <p>"While the movie academy hastily adopted new rules aimed at breaking up future white monopolies for the Oscars, the studios and their hiring practices are the root of the problem, he said. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Michael Ciply</strong> and <strong>Brooks Barnes</strong>, New York Times: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/06/business/media/motion-picture-academy-diversity-efforts-a-risk-of-bias.html?ref=media" target="_blank">Why the Academy's Diversity Push Is Tougher Than It Thinks </a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong> Shawn Edwards</strong>, Ebony: <a href="http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/oscarssowhite-fix#axzz3z8bKiqUA" target="_blank">How Oscar Diversity Finally Hit the Tipping Point </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Askia Muhammad</strong>, Washington Informer: <a href="http://washingtoninformer.com/news/2016/feb/03/muhammad-oscarsowhite-vs-diversity/" target="_blank">#OscarsoWhite vs. Diversity </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Veronica Villafañe</strong>, Media Moves: <a href="http://www.mediamoves.com/2016/02/univision-televisa-nalip-nhmc-launch-latinos-in-media-programs.html?utm_source=Media+Moves+Newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=0bb835dc97-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_1ded95a57a-0bb835dc97-62884281" target="_blank">Univision, Televisa, NALIP &amp; NHMC launch Latinos in media programs </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/barred-their-own-homes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/barred-their-own-homes#comments Sat, 06 Feb 2016 03:11:11 +0000 princeeditor 9021 at http://mije.org CNN Pushes Back on Ted Cruz Allegation http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-pushes-back-cruz-allegation <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 3, 2016</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/Baldwin-862x473.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="100" />Texan cites network in spreading falsehood about Carson; reporter fired over fabrications, impersonations; Michael Feeney fund exceeds $20K goal, services set; 10,000 copies of fake, pro-Palestinian N.Y. Times; Danyel Smith, former Vibe editor, joins the Undefeated; . . . Merida: I root for Posties, hope they root for me; Black Lives Matter: Circumventing local media is crucial; media said to downplay Asian American problems; Sinclair establishes $500K scholarship fund for minorities; photographer captures "humanity" of Colombia's FARC (2/3/16)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#carson">Texan Cites Network in Spreading Falsehood About Carson</a></p> <p><a href="#fired">Reporter Fired Over Fabrications, Impersonations</a></p> <p><a href="#feeney">Michael Feeney Fund Exceeds $20K Goal; Services Set</a></p> <p><a href="#times">10,000 Copies of Fake, Pro-Palestinian N.Y. Times&nbsp;</a></p> <p><a href="#vibe">Danyel Smith, Former Vibe Editor, Joins the Undefeated</a></p> <p><a href="#merida">. . . Merida: I Root for Posties, Hope They Root for Me</a></p> <p><a href="#blm">Black Lives Matter: Circumventing Local Media Is Crucial</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="asian"></a><a href="#asian" target="_blank">Media Said to Downplay Asian American Problems</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/higher_education/mu-s-asian-students-reluctant-to-report-episodes-of-discrimination/article_e384936e-963b-11e5-8813-c34632bd9101.html" target="_blank">African-American students and others at MU were quite vocal last fall in protesting a climate of racism and discrimination on campus</a>," <strong>Sean Na </strong>reported Wednesday for the Columbia Missourian.</p> <p>"Their continued demonstrations, including Concerned Student 1950's protest during the Homecoming parade and its days-long campout on the <strong>Mel Carnahan</strong> Quadrangle, helped lead to the resignation of former University of Missouri System President <strong>Tim Wolfe</strong> and, in part, to then-MU Chancellor <strong>R. Bowen Loftin</strong>.</p> <p>"Although MU's Asian students will say anecdotally that they experience the same types of racist episodes that African-Americans do, they also are reluctant to report them. <strong>Russell Hsu</strong>, a third-year journalism student and vice president of the Taiwanese Student Association, said one reason for the generally passive attitude of Asian students is their 'fear of persecution' from non-Asian peers.</p> <p>" 'We don’t have that many people whom we know anyway,' Hsu said. 'So, our social circles are a lot tighter. So, you don't want to offend anybody and (get) everything broken up.'</p> <p>"<strong>Zack Morrison</strong> is president of the Asian American Association, the largest Asian student organization at MU. He said the media's portrayal of Asians and the way Asian parents raise their children might explain why Asians' concerns are under-reported.</p> <p>" 'It ties back to representation in the media,' Morrison said. 'We are always treated as the silent model minority. We always have to do good. We have to be the best at math, and we can't be troublemakers.' . . ."</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="sinclair"></a><a href="#sinclair" target="_blank">Sinclair Establishes $500G Scholarship Fund for Minorities</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/92031/sinclair-starts-diversity-scholarship-fund?utm_source=Listrak&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_term=Sinclair+Starts+Diversity+Scholarship+Fund&amp;utm_campaign=Stations+Cautious+In+Adopting+Programmatic" target="_blank">Sinclair Broadcast Group has established a $500,000 scholarship fund to help minority students finance their undergraduate studies related to broadcasting or journalism</a>," TVNewsCheck reported Wednesday.</p> <p>" 'This fund complements our existing widespread internship program,' said <strong>Don Thompson</strong>, Sinclair SVP of human resources. 'We have long-standing relationships with numerous colleges, including historically black colleges and universities in markets where we have stations. These relationships are a great source for talent, and many student interns become full-time employees.</p> <p>"This scholarship fund is another way for us to invest in the future of broadcast television, by ensuring that students dedicated to careers in broadcasting can complete their educations.'</p> <p>"Sinclair's goal is to distribute up to $50,000 per year in grants of up to $5,000 each. The fund is open to minority students enrolled at an accredited four-year college and who have a demonstrated financial need. Additional qualifications will be set forth in the scholarship application, which will be available this spring on the Sinclair website (<a title="www.sbgi.net" href="http://www.sbgi.net">www.sbgi.net)</a>. The first grants will be awarded by the summer of 2016, applicable toward fall 2016 tuition. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-10"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="farc"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="&quot;Indigenous communities are accustomed to the presence of the guerrillas,&quot; the caption reads. &quot;The community associates FARC with security and safety in their control in the territory, abandoned by the Colombian state.&quot; <i />(video slide show) (Credit: Federico Rios)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202016-02-04%20at%201.32.03%20AM.png" alt=""></p> <h2><a href="#farc" target="_blank">Photographer Captures "Humanity" of Colombia's FARC</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/02/02/farc-colombia-kirk-semple-havana/?&amp;_r=0&amp;module=Slide®ion=SlideShowTopBar&amp;version=SlideCard-19&amp;action=Click&amp;contentCollection=Blogs&amp;slideshowTitle=Life%20Among%20Colombia%E2%80%99s%20FARC%20Rebels%20as%20Peace%20Nears¤tSlide=19&amp;entrySlide=1&amp;pgtype=imageslideshow" target="_blank">The guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC, have been at war against the Colombian state for five decades, one of the word’s longest-running insurgencies</a>," <strong>Kirk Semple</strong> reported Tuesday for the New York Times "Lens" blog.</p> <p>"The conflict has killed hundreds of thousands of people, displaced millions, cost the state many billions of dollars, fractured the nation and destabilized the entire region.</p> <p>"But negotiations that began in Havana in 2012 have now brought the possibility of peace into sharper focus than ever. The sides have reached tentative agreements on a range of key issues and set a March 23 deadline for a final deal.</p> <p>"Since the talks began, <strong>Federico Rios</strong>, 35, a Colombian photographer who lives in Medellín, has made several trips into the Colombian hinterlands to spend time with the rebels and photograph them. His aim, he said, was to demystify them and 'capture the humanity' of the group's fighters during what may well be the insurgency’s final days before they lay down their arms. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-pushes-back-cruz-allegation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-pushes-back-cruz-allegation#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 03:44:27 +0000 princeeditor 9020 at http://mije.org Michael Feeney Fund Quickly Raises $15,000 http://mije.org/richardprince/michael-feeney-fund-quickly-raises-15000 <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 1, 2016</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%202016-02-01%20at%2010.13.54%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="91" />"Doctors didn't see this coming," mom says of fatal illness; Cruz, Sanders say Iowa results have messages for media; Palin squirms when forced to defend blaming Obama; Marty Baron "grateful" for work of blacks leaving for Undefeated; feds released immigrant teens to traffickers; "welcome To America, now spy on your friends"; "Teesee," Chicago Defender columnist, dies at 80; unpublished photos unveiled for Black History Month; how publishing's whiteness affects our reading, writing; falling tree seriously injures pair on weather story (2/1/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#feeney">"Doctors Didn't See This Coming," Mom Says of Fatal Illness</a></p> <p><a href="#iowa">Cruz, Sanders Say Iowa Results Have Messages for Media</a></p> <p><a href="#palin">Palin Squirms When Forced to Defend Blaming Obama</a></p> <p><a href="#undefeated">Marty Baron "Grateful" for Work of Blacks Leaving for Undefeated</a></p> <p><a href="#immigrant">Feds Released Immigrant Teens to Traffickers</a></p> <p><a href="#spy">"Welcome To America, Now Spy On Your Friends"</a></p> <p><a href="#defender">"Teesee," Chicago Defender Columnist, Dies at 80</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="whiteness"></a><a href="#whiteness" target="_blank">How Publishing's Whiteness Affects Our Reading, Writing</a></h2> <p>"<a href="https://bitchmedia.org/article/popaganda-episode-writing-about-race" target="_blank">A 2015 survey by <em>Publishers Weekly</em> found that 89 percent of people working at publishing houses are white</a>," <em>(audio) </em><strong>Sarah Mirk</strong> wrote Thursday for her "Popaganda" column on bitchmedia.org.</p> <p>"There's been a lot of organizing to diversify the publishing industry. For example, a campaign called We Need Diverse Books has been publicizing the demand for more books by and about people of color. But change has been slow. The publishing industry often seems to move at a glacial pace.</p> <p>"On today's show, we're exploring the impact that the overwhelming whiteness of the publishing industry has on how Americans write, read, and respond to books. We talk with journalists about the complexities of writing about race and hear from authors in Los Angeles, Colorado, and Montana about what it’s like to be a writer of color in a very white industry.</p> <p>"This show features interviews with author <strong>Erika T. Wurth</strong>, Northwestern journalism professor <strong>Deborah Douglas</strong>, and writer/journalism student <strong>Rebekah Frumkin</strong>, plus essays by <strong>Lisa Lee </strong>and <strong>Ari Laurel</strong>. Tune in!"</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Richard Horgan</strong>, FishbowlNY: <a href="http://www.adweek.com/fishbowlny/kpcc-take-two-entertainment-journalism-diversity/366048? utm_medium=newsletter&amp;utm_source=fishbowlny&amp;utm_campaign=dailynewsletter20160129" target="_blank">3 Journalists of Color Discuss an Ironic Aspect of #OscarsSoWhite </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Janice Min</strong>, Hollywood Reporter: <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/oscarssowhite-academy-chiefs-reveal-behind-859693" target="_blank">Academy Chiefs Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Drama That Led to Historic Change (Exclusive) </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="injury"></a><a href="#injury" target="_blank">Falling Tree Seriously Injures Pair on Weather Story</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Marie Coronel and Mike Gold, a KGTV-TV reporting team" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/10873027_477732069042161_2211300700120773326_o%20copy.jpg" alt="" width="376" height="173" />"<a href="http://www.10news.com/news/tree-falls-in-mira-mesa-injuring-kgtv-reporter-photographer" target="_blank">Two of our own — a 10News photographer and reporter — were injured Monday when a tree came down while they were covering a weather story</a>," the 10News Digital Team reported Monday for KGTV in San Diego.</p> <p>"The incident happened in the 10100 block of Maya Linda Road in Mira Mesa. A number of trees were down in the area and the team was there doing live reports for the morning newscasts.</p> <p>"When the tree fell, 10News Photographer <strong>Mike Gold</strong> managed to call 911 for help. He suffered a compound leg fracture and was undergoing surgery Monday morning. 10News Reporter <strong>Marie Coronel</strong> was seriously injured and will also require surgery. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/michael-feeney-fund-quickly-raises-15000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/michael-feeney-fund-quickly-raises-15000#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 03:16:10 +0000 princeeditor 9019 at http://mije.org Michael Feeney of N.Y. News, NABJ Dies at 32 http://mije.org/richardprince/michael-feeney-daily-news-nabj-dies-32 <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 31, 2016</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="caption" style="width: 144px; height: 188px;" src="/sites/default/files/resize/files/u426/michael_feeney-144x188.jpg" alt="Michael J. Feeney" height="188" align="left" border="0" width="144" />"You were so about diversity in the newsroom, in life . . ." (1/31/16); whites believed ready for local initiatives on race; Birmingham Times sold to foundation devoted to training; more Michigan water tests above safety benchmarks; HuffPost's editors notes to call Trump a racist, liar; Poynter Institute capitalizes "black" and "white" races; Native writer compares, contrasts for Black History Month; Chicago website finds police broke dashcams; Politico to hire 50 in wake of departures; Lonnae O'Neal, Latoya Peterson joining the Undefeated; book alleges reporters collaborated with apartheid (1/29/16)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Feeney">"You Were So About Diversity in the Newsroom, in Life . . ."</a></p> <p><a name="Feeney"></a><img src="/files/u426/feeney1.jpg" alt="" height="365" border="0" width="500" /></p> <p><em>Michael J. Feeney, left, and his twin brother, Anthony, with their mom, Reba Willis, in their restored Bergen County, N.J., home, in 2009. The house was destroyed in a freak electrical fire on Nov. 26, 2008. A year later, they were back in the home and subjects of a Thanksgiving story in the Daily News. (Credit: Courtesy Daily News, New York)</em></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="politico"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/truth-and-reconciliation-american-style#politico" target="_blank">Politico to Hire 50 in Wake of Departures</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/30/business/media/leaders-deny-strife-caused-departures-from-politico.html?hp&amp;action=click&amp;pgtype=Homepage&amp;clickSource=story-heading&amp;module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&amp;WT.nav=top-news&amp;_r=0" target="_blank">Politico will hire at least 50 people in the coming year and successors for those who have left</a>," <strong>Ravi Somaiya</strong> reported Friday for the New York Times.</p> <p>On Thursday, co-founder and CEO&nbsp;<strong>Jim VandeHei</strong>, Politico's star reporter <strong>Mike Allen</strong> and three other key executives announced they would leave the company in the coming months.</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Hadas Gold</strong>, Politico: <a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2016/01/politico-robert-allbritton-memo-218363" target="_blank">A memo from POLITICO's founder and publisher Robert Allbritton </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="undefeated"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/truth-and-reconciliation-american-style#undefeated" target="_blank">Lonnae O'Neal, Latoya Peterson Joining the Undefeated</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Lonnae O&#039;Neal" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/imrs.php_.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" /> <strong>Lonnae O'Neal</strong>, Style section columnist for the Washington Post, and <strong>Latoya Peterson</strong>, editor-at-large at Fusion, the joint venture of ABC and Univision, are joining ESPN's the Undefeated, the network's two-year-old digital project about the intersection of sports and race.</p> <p>"This was such an agonizing decision," O'Neal told Journal-isms by email on Friday. "I've been a Postie half my life and it will always be home.</p> <p>"But the chance to help start something new with someone I so deeply respect was hugely compelling. The Undefeated is perfect, and needed, for this moment. So much of the intersection of sports race and culture is driven by black creativity, and I'm delighted to be one of the voices to help cover it. Plus, you know, it's Kevin," she continued, adding a smiley face.</p> <p>Her reference was to <strong>Kevin Merida</strong>, the former managing editor of the Post who is editor-in-chief of the Undefeated. <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/stuart-scott-tributes-go-broad-and-deep#shorttakes" target="_blank">O'Neal was a 19-year reporter for the Post when she debuted a year ago as a twice-weekly columnist for the Post's Style section</a>.</p> <p>Peterson, who is to be deputy editor, digital innovation, describes herself in her LinkedIn profile as "a certified media junkie" who "provides a hip-hop feminist and anti-racist view on pop culture with a special focus on video games, film, television, and music.</p> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Latoya Peterson" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/06879d1.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" />"One of Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 rising stars in media for 2013, she is best known for the award winning blog Racialicious.com — the intersection of race and pop culture. She is currently an Editor-at-Large at Fusion. Previously, she was the Senior Digital Producer for The Stream, a social media driven news show on Al Jazeera America and a <strong>John S. Knight</strong> Journalism 2012-2013 Fellow at Stanford University focusing on mobile technology and digital access. . . ."</p> <p>Two weeks ago, ESPN confirmed that the Post's <strong>Michael A. Fletcher</strong> is joining the site as a senior writer concentrating on criminal justice, social issues and politics, and that ESPN.com columnist <strong>Jason Reid</strong>, formerly of the Post, was named senior NFL writer. <strong>Steve Reiss</strong>, who edited Merida's pieces for the Post's Style section, is to be deputy editor for narrative and enterprise. He was managing editor at Crain's Chicago Business.</p> <p>On Jan. 8, the Post announced that <strong>Soraya MCDonald</strong>, a writer contributing to arts and entertainment coverage, was joining the Undefeated as a senior culture writer. In December, the Undefeated hired <strong>Kelley L.&nbsp;<span class="il">Carter</span></strong><span>, an award-winning entertainment and pop-culture journalist for BuzzFeed, in a similar role.</span></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="apartheid"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/truth-and-reconciliation-american-style#apartheid" target="_blank">Book Alleges Reporters Collaborated With Apartheid</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.amazon.com/God-Spies-Lies-Finding-Africas-ebook/dp/B0192TZJGY" target="_blank">God, Spies and Lies</a>," "a blend of memoir, political reporting, analysis, media history and lively anecdote" by South African journalist<strong> John Matisonn</strong>, names journalists who collaborated with apartheid's security agencies and "<a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201601280417.html" target="_blank">underscores the absence of in-depth accounts of the struggles and achievements of leading black journalists of the era</a>," according to <strong>John Allen</strong>, reviewing the book Friday for allafrica.com.</p> <p>"<a href="http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/top-editor-was-an-apartheid-spy-1.1952183" target="_blank">The 'revelation' in Matisonn's book that has generated the heat has been the suggestion that <strong>Tertius Myburgh</strong> was an apartheid spy," </a>Allen writes. Myburgh is the late editor of the Sunday Times and a former Nieman fellow.</p> <p>"Matisonn names a number of journalists from the 1970s and 1980s who collaborated with apartheid's various security agencies in degrees varying from acting as reporters exchanging information with intelligence contacts to being paid to spy on their colleagues. But he doesn't in fact say that Myburgh was a spy or a paid agent in the conventional sense.</p> <p>"He says rather that Myburgh was on 'the first rung' of 'informers,' someone who shared information with his contacts in exchange for 'information, ideology, comfort zone, and advantages that lead to advancement.' That, Matisonn concludes, 'does not make him any less of an agent... he was an agent, one of theirs.' Notably, when white business decided to close the Rand Daily Mail, whose coverage in spite of shortcomings nevertheless infuriated the forces of apartheid, Myburgh was in on the kill.</p> <p>"The consequences of that decision, and that to close another newspaper in the company, the Sunday Express — which had led the way in exposing the secret use of government money for pro-apartheid propaganda at home and abroad — were arguably as damaging as the activities of spies and agents to the role the established white press played in exposing the worst depredations of apartheid.</p> <p>"And one of the saddest effects of the business establishment's collaboration with [Prime Minister <strong>P.W.</strong>] <strong>Botha</strong> was the loss to South African readers of a generation of anti-apartheid journalists who had to seek a living abroad or as local correspondents for foreign media — among them <strong>Sylvia Vollenhoven</strong>, <strong>Hennie Serfontein</strong> and Matisonn himself."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/michael-feeney-daily-news-nabj-dies-32" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/michael-feeney-daily-news-nabj-dies-32#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 02:24:47 +0000 princeeditor 9018 at http://mije.org Truth and Reconciliation, American Style http://mije.org/richardprince/truth-and-reconciliation-american-style <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 29, 2016</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%202016-01-29%20at%2010.40.10%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="95" />Whites believed ready for local initiatives on race; Birmingham Times sold to foundation devoted to training; more Michigan water tests above safety benchmarks; HuffPost's editors notes to call Trump a racist, liar; Poynter Institute capitalizes "black" and "white" races; Native writer compares, contrasts for Black History Month; Chicago website finds police broke dashcams; Politico to hire 50 in wake of departures; Lonnae O'Neal, Latoya Peterson joining the Undefeated; book alleges reporters collaborated with apartheid (1/29/16)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#wkkf">Whites Believed Ready for Local Initiatives on Race</a></p> <p><a href="#birmingham">Birmingham Times Sold to Foundation Devoted to Training</a></p> <p><a href="#michigan">More Michigan Water Tests Above Safety Benchmarks</a></p> <p><a href="#huffpo">HuffPost's Editor's Notes to Call Trump a Racist, Liar</a></p> <p><a href="#poynter">Poynter Institute Capitalizes "Black" and "White" Races</a></p> <p><a href="#native">Native Writer Compares, Contrasts for Black History Month</a></p> <p><a href="#chicago">Chicago Website Finds Police Broke Dashcams</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="politico"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/truth-and-reconciliation-american-style#politico" target="_blank">Politico to Hire 50 in Wake of Departures</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/30/business/media/leaders-deny-strife-caused-departures-from-politico.html?hp&amp;action=click&amp;pgtype=Homepage&amp;clickSource=story-heading&amp;module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&amp;WT.nav=top-news&amp;_r=0" target="_blank">Politico will hire at least 50 people in the coming year and successors for those who have left</a>," <strong>Ravi Somaiya</strong> reported Friday for the New York Times.</p> <p>On Thursday, co-founder and CEO&nbsp;<strong>Jim VandeHei</strong>, Politico's star reporter <strong>Mike Allen</strong> and three other key executives announced they would leave the company in the coming months.</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Hadas Gold</strong>, Politico: <a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2016/01/politico-robert-allbritton-memo-218363" target="_blank">A memo from POLITICO's founder and publisher Robert Allbritton </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="undefeated"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/truth-and-reconciliation-american-style#undefeated" target="_blank">Lonnae O'Neal, Latoya Peterson Joining the Undefeated</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Lonnae O&#039;Neal" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/imrs.php_.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" /> <strong>Lonnae O'Neal</strong>, Style section columnist for the Washington Post, and <strong>Latoya Peterson</strong>, editor-at-large at Fusion, the joint venture of ABC and Univision, are joining ESPN's the Undefeated, the network's two-year-old digital project about the intersection of sports and race.</p> <p>"This was such an agonizing decision," O'Neal told Journal-isms by email on Friday. "I've been a Postie half my life and it will always be home.</p> <p>"But the chance to help start something new with someone I so deeply respect was hugely compelling. The Undefeated is perfect, and needed, for this moment. So much of the intersection of sports race and culture is driven by black creativity, and I'm delighted to be one of the voices to help cover it. Plus, you know, it's Kevin," she continued, adding a smiley face.</p> <p>Her reference was to <strong>Kevin Merida</strong>, the former managing editor of the Post who is editor-in-chief of the Undefeated. <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/stuart-scott-tributes-go-broad-and-deep#shorttakes" target="_blank">O'Neal was a 19-year reporter for the Post when she debuted a year ago as a twice-weekly columnist for the Post's Style section</a>.</p> <p>Peterson, who is to be deputy editor, digital innovation, describes herself in her LinkedIn profile as "a certified media junkie" who "provides a hip-hop feminist and anti-racist view on pop culture with a special focus on video games, film, television, and music.</p> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Latoya Peterson" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/06879d1.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" />"One of Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 rising stars in media for 2013, she is best known for the award winning blog Racialicious.com — the intersection of race and pop culture. She is currently an Editor-at-Large at Fusion. Previously, she was the Senior Digital Producer for The Stream, a social media driven news show on Al Jazeera America and a <strong>John S. Knight</strong> Journalism 2012-2013 Fellow at Stanford University focusing on mobile technology and digital access. . . ."</p> <p>Two weeks ago, ESPN confirmed that the Post's <strong>Michael A. Fletcher</strong> is joining the site as a senior writer concentrating on criminal justice, social issues and politics, and that ESPN.com columnist <strong>Jason Reid</strong>, formerly of the Post, was named senior NFL writer. <strong>Steve Reiss</strong>, who edited Merida's pieces for the Post's Style section, is to be deputy editor for narrative and enterprise. He was managing editor at Crain's Chicago Business.</p> <p>On Jan. 8, the Post announced that <strong>Soraya MCDonald</strong>, a writer contributing to arts and entertainment coverage, was joining the Undefeated as a senior culture writer. In December, the Undefeated hired <strong>Kelley L.&nbsp;<span class="il">Carter</span></strong><span>, an award-winning entertainment and pop-culture journalist for BuzzFeed, in a similar role.</span></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="apartheid"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/truth-and-reconciliation-american-style#apartheid" target="_blank">Book Alleges Reporters Collaborated With Apartheid</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.amazon.com/God-Spies-Lies-Finding-Africas-ebook/dp/B0192TZJGY" target="_blank">God, Spies and Lies</a>," "a blend of memoir, political reporting, analysis, media history and lively anecdote" by South African journalist<strong> John Matisonn</strong>, names journalists who collaborated with apartheid's security agencies and "<a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201601280417.html" target="_blank">underscores the absence of in-depth accounts of the struggles and achievements of leading black journalists of the era</a>," according to <strong>John Allen</strong>, reviewing the book Friday for allafrica.com.</p> <p>"<a href="http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/top-editor-was-an-apartheid-spy-1.1952183" target="_blank">The 'revelation' in Matisonn's book that has generated the heat has been the suggestion that <strong>Tertius Myburgh</strong> was an apartheid spy," </a>Allen writes. Myburgh is the late editor of the Sunday Times and a former Nieman fellow.</p> <p>"Matisonn names a number of journalists from the 1970s and 1980s who collaborated with apartheid's various security agencies in degrees varying from acting as reporters exchanging information with intelligence contacts to being paid to spy on their colleagues. But he doesn't in fact say that Myburgh was a spy or a paid agent in the conventional sense.</p> <p>"He says rather that Myburgh was on 'the first rung' of 'informers,' someone who shared information with his contacts in exchange for 'information, ideology, comfort zone, and advantages that lead to advancement.' That, Matisonn concludes, 'does not make him any less of an agent... he was an agent, one of theirs.' Notably, when white business decided to close the Rand Daily Mail, whose coverage in spite of shortcomings nevertheless infuriated the forces of apartheid, Myburgh was in on the kill.</p> <p>"The consequences of that decision, and that to close another newspaper in the company, the Sunday Express — which had led the way in exposing the secret use of government money for pro-apartheid propaganda at home and abroad — were arguably as damaging as the activities of spies and agents to the role the established white press played in exposing the worst depredations of apartheid.</p> <p>"And one of the saddest effects of the business establishment's collaboration with [Prime Minister <strong>P.W.</strong>] <strong>Botha</strong> was the loss to South African readers of a generation of anti-apartheid journalists who had to seek a living abroad or as local correspondents for foreign media — among them <strong>Sylvia Vollenhoven</strong>, <strong>Hennie Serfontein</strong> and Matisonn himself."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/truth-and-reconciliation-american-style" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/truth-and-reconciliation-american-style#comments Sat, 30 Jan 2016 03:35:22 +0000 princeeditor 9017 at http://mije.org What if the "Militants" Were Not White? http://mije.org/richardprince/what-if-militants-were-black <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 27, 2016</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/u1488/568b1380190000380178b094.jpeg" alt="" width="183" height="139" />Response to Oregon standoff has invited comparisons; N.Y. Times could have made "real difference" in Flint; Trump boycott leads to "sense of confusion" at Fox; Gates, ex-defense chief, alarmed by GOP hopefuls; Ta-Nehisi Coates says Clinton repeats "Lost Cause" dogma; effect of Obama order on youth in prison is limited; Variety cover on #OscarsSoWhite: "Shame on Us"; T-shirt photo alters lives of high school girls; Asian American men report race-related obstacles; James Merriweather dies at 64, reporter in Arkansas, Delaware (1/27/16)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#oregon">Response to Oregon Standoff Has Invited Comparisons</a></p> <p><a href="#flint">N.Y. Times Could Have Made "Real Difference" in Flint</a></p> <p><a href="#trump">Trump Boycott Leads to "Sense of Confusion" at Fox</a></p> <p><a href="#gop">Gates, Ex-Defense Chief, Alarmed by GOP Hopefuls</a></p> <p><a href="#coates">Ta-Nehisi Coates Says Clinton Repeats "Lost Cause" Dogma</a></p> <p><a href="#obama">Effect of Obama Order on Youth in Prison Is Limited</a></p> <p><a href="#oscars">Variety Cover on #OscarsSoWhite: "Shame on Us"</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="az"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/what-if-militants-were-black#az" target="_blank">T-Shirt Photo Alters Lives of High School Girls</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/ahwatukee/2016/01/26/racial-slur-t-shirts-phoenix-desert-vista-high-school-girls-photo-lose-job-college/79371940/" target="_blank">Several days after a photo of six smiling girls wearing T-shirts depicting the N-word brought national attention to a Phoenix high school, the ripple effect continues to alter the lives of the girls, fellow students and the community</a>," <strong>Kaila White</strong> reported Tuesday for the Arizona Republic | azcentral.com in Phoenix.</p> <p>"At least one of the girls at Desert Vista High School may have lost the opportunity to play soccer for an Arizona university.</p> <p>"Another has hired a public-relations firm to represent her, according to the Rev. <strong>Jarrett Maupin</strong>, a civil-rights activist who contacted all of the girls' families and coordinated one's appearance and public apology at a protest Monday. . . ."</p> <ul> <li><strong>Elvia Díaz</strong>, La Voz | azcentral.com: <a title="Is the media hype justified over Desert Vista girls spelling out N-word?" href=" http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/2016/01/26/elvia-diaz-desert-vista/79369458/">Is the media hype justified over Desert Vista girls spelling out N-word?</a><br /><br /></li> <li>Editorial board, Arizona Republic | azcentral.com: <a href="http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/editorial/2016/01/25/our-view-learn-ugly-act-desert-vista/79318602/" target="_blank">Lessons from Desert Vista's ugly act </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Laurie Roberts</strong>, Arizona Republic | azcentral.com: <a href="http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/laurieroberts/2016/01/25/roberts-protests-death-threats-how-much-punishment-enough-desert-vista-girls/79318704/" target="_blank">Protests? Death threats? How much punishment is enough for Desert Vista girls? </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="asian"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/what-if-militants-were-black#asian" target="_blank">Asian American Men Report Race-Related Obstacles</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Jason Shen" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/jasonshen-167x167.jpg" alt="" width="167" height="167" />"<a href="https://medium.com/@JasonShen/what-it-s-like-to-live-work-and-date-as-an-asian-man-in-america-f1371d3770ee#.smznke6fq" target="_blank">In late fall of 2015, I ran a survey of 354 Asian men living in the United States on their experiences at work, in dating, and in day to day life</a>," <strong>Jason Shen</strong> wrote Friday for medium.com.</p> <p>"As an Asian man born in China but raised in the US, I feel there's been a dearth of understanding of the Asian male’s experience. It's not often discussed, either between our own community, and with society at large, and we all suffer because of it.</p> <p>"The survey is by no means comprehensive or exhaustive, but I hope it can shed light on some of the experiences of the nine million Asian men living in the United States and perhaps spark some important conversations.</p> <p>"Executive Summary</p> <p>"Most Asian American men feel they are treated worse than white people but better than non-Asian minorities.</p> <p>"While proud of their Asian heritage, not all Asian American men think it's important to uphold 'traditional' Asian values in their lives, though older men (35+) are more likely to say yes to this statement.</p> <p>"Nearly all Asian men have been made uncomfortable by some kind of racial stereotype, the most common ones being 'good at math', 'small penis', and 'good with computers.'</p> <p>"Many Asian American men feel that there are still race-related obstacles holding back themselves and their ethnic peers at the workplace though they report very little overt harassment at work.</p> <p>"Most Asian men have been asked 'Where are you from' where the asker is looking to determine country of origin more than six times.</p> <p>"Most Asian men report dating and having dating preference within their own subethnicity (East, Southeast, South) though dating white people is very common.</p> <p>"Nearly half of Asian men have heard someone say 'I don’t date Asian men' in their presence. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> "First Draft," New York Times: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2016/01/25/hispanics-and-asian-americans-face-barriers-to-lower-offices-report-finds/" target="_blank">Hispanics and Asian-Americans Face Barriers to Lower Offices, Report Finds </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"> <p><a name="merriweather"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="James Merriweather, in a Facebook photo chosen by Max Brantley." src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/6861_10206979227452229_4109815055622292346_n.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="445" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/what-if-militants-were-black#merriweather" target="_blank">James Merriweather Dies at 64, Reporter in Ark., Del.</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://m.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2016/01/25/in-passing-james-merriweather-newsman" target="_blank">Facebook bears sad news — the death of <strong>James Merriweather</strong>, a veteran newspaperman with whom I shared newsroom seats, laughs and not a few beers</a>," <strong>Max Brantley</strong> wrote Monday for the Arkansas Times.</p> <p>"He was 64. I hope no one minds the perhaps irreverent photo chosen from many on Facebook to illustrate James. It captures his personality and his glow in the healthy days before a 17-year battle with congestive heart failure, including a transplant.</p> <p>"He was a somewhat foreboding figure behind an upright Underwood when I entered the Arkansas Gazette newsroom in 1973. It turned out that what might appear to be a scowl melted readily and often into a big grin. He was the only black reporter on the staff, a lack in journalism not much improved in the 43 years since. By the time the Arkansas Gazette closed in 1991, he was chief of the important Capitol coverage and a columnist.</p> <p>"James was born and reared in Clinton, a rare black family in those parts. He was bused to school in Conway every day. I treasure the photo he posted on Facebook of youth baseball days . . . . He moved easily in a world that often didn't include many people who shared his skin tone, but he never forgot for a second who he was. He was a football letterman at UCA [University of Central Arkansas] and, with schooling in journalism there, embarked on his newspaper career.</p> <p>"When the Gazette folded and we converted the <em>Arkansas Times </em>to a weekly in 1992, he was the first person I called about joining us in our slightly quixotic plan to keep a liberal print news alternative alive against the now monopoly conservative daily newspaper. He couldn't afford to leave the Gannett Corp., last owners of the Gazette, and moved to that company's Wilmington, Del., paper, where he was state Capitol correspondent for the News Journal until retirement. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <a href="http://m.arkansasonline.com/obituaries/2016/jan/27/james-merriweather-2016-01-27/" target="_blank">Death notice</a> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/what-if-militants-were-black" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/what-if-militants-were-black#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 03:59:33 +0000 princeeditor 9015 at http://mije.org The White Girls' Shirts Spelled "Ni**er" http://mije.org/richardprince/white-girls-whose-shirts-spelled-niger <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 25, 2016</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%202016-01-25%20at%2010.18.35%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="144" />Some blur faces -- media "cautious with a hurtful image"; Japanese-Americans still fighting use of "Jap"; frustration builds among blacks in corporate suites; Comcast, BET among best firms for people of color; theory: Trump makes media discuss what they've avoided; Wolf Blitzer says Bernard Shaw changed his life; Wickham wants J-diversity money at black colleges; Flint crisis called part of environmental racism (1/25/16)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#az">Some Blur Faces; Media "Cautious With a Hurtful Image"</a></p> <p><a href="#japan">Japanese-Americans Still Fighting Use of "Jap"</a></p> <p><a href="#blacks">Frustration Builds Among Blacks in Corporate Suites </a></p> <p><a href="#comcast">Comcast, BET Among Best Firms for People of Color</a></p> <p><a href="#trump">Theory: Trump Makes Media Discuss What They've Avoided</a></p> <p><a href="#wolf">Wolf Blitzer Says Bernard Shaw Changed His Life</a></p> <p><a href="#wickham">Wickham Wants J-Diversity Money at Black Colleges</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="flint"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/white-girls-whose-shirts-spelled-niger#flint" target="_blank">Flint Crisis Called Part of Environmental Racism</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://thegrio.com/2016/01/24/flint-water-environmental-racism-blacks/" target="_blank">The water crisis in Flint, Michigan is more than just a natural disaster or a series of unfortunate, environmental events</a> — it is an inexcusable, egregious human and health rights violation against a majority black city, where 56 percent of the population is African-American," <strong>Jaimee A. Swift</strong> wrote Sunday for theGrio.com.</p> <p>"With full cognizance of the hazardously, toxic water supply since 2014, Governor [<strong>Rick</strong>] <strong>Snyder's</strong> lack of political action on this issue fits perfectly into the narrative that not only was this intentional, but as Flint native <strong>Michael Moore</strong> has declared, it is a racial killing and genocide.</p> <p>"Unfortunately, Flint is not the only city where African-Americans and people of color are suffering from the onslaught of environmental racism and discrimination.</p> <p>"Detroit schools are so heavily infested with rats, roaches and mold that more than 85 schools closed on Wednesday, as teachers staged a sickout in protest to the deplorable conditions.</p> <p>"In Baltimore, the levels of lead poisoning among children is three times the national rate. Before <strong>Freddie Gray</strong> became a victim of racialized state violence in Baltimore, he too, was a victim of lead poisoning as a young child; tests showed that his blood lead levels were as high as seven times the reference level given by the Centers for Disease Control [and Prevention].</p> <p>"Louisiana's 'cancer alley'[;] the polluting garbage and medical waste facilities in Chester, Pennsylvania; and the crude oil plant in Richmond, California are only but a few further examples to correlate that the water problem in Flint is not an isolated event — the poisoning of Black communities in America is certainly not a new phenomena.</p> <p>"Historically and contemporarily, people of color, especially in low-income communities, have and are continuing to be killed slowly, softly, and silently in their households, in their schools, and on their jobs with impunity — and at a greater rate than police killings and racialized state violence. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> Editorial, New York Times: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/24/opinion/sunday/fix-flints-water-system-now.html" target="_blank">Fix Flint's Water System, Now </a> <br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Cynthia Gordy</strong>, ProPublica: <a href="http://www.propublica.org/podcast/item/how-did-the-flint-water-crisis-happen?utm_source=pardot&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=dailynewsletter" target="_blank">How Did the Flint Water Crisis Happen? </a><br /><br /> </li> <li> <strong>Ali Harb</strong>, Arab American News: <a href="http://www.arabamericannews.com/news/news/id_11700/Arab-American-residents-hard-hit-by-Flint-crisis.html" target="_blank">Arab American residents hard hit by Flint crisis </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Rochelle Riley</strong>, Detroit Free Press: <a href="http://www.freep.com/story/news/columnists/rochelle-riley/2016/01/23/rochelle-riley-snyder-should-serve-children-first-in-flint-and-detroit/79201216/" target="_blank">Gov. Snyder can help kids in DPS now </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Amanda Terkel</strong>, Huffington Post: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-flint_us_569e66c3e4b04c8137617f05?cps=gravity_1599_-4341065190634384579" target="_blank">Flint Water Response Perfectly Captures The Difference Between Bernie Sanders And Hillary Clinton </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/white-girls-whose-shirts-spelled-niger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/white-girls-whose-shirts-spelled-niger#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2016 03:24:34 +0000 princeeditor 9014 at http://mije.org Madame Noire Tops Black-Oriented Websites http://mije.org/richardprince/madame-noire-tops-black-oriented-websites <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 22, 2016</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%202016-01-22%20at%209.59.59%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="125" />Women's site leads The Root and BET in unique visitors; Detroit photog captures Flint tragedy for Time cover; #OscarsSoWhite morphs into #JournalismSoWhite; writers focus on Trump, Sanders and Obama; groups pledge to use phones to record injustice; Univision examines Latinos' educational challenges; Huffington Post shuts down Spanish-language "Voces"; Native outlet tests tribe's new press freedom act; optimism about print publications "doesn't feel right" (1/22/16)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#noir">Women's Site Leads The Root and BET in Unique Visitors</a></p> <p><a href="#flint">Detroit Photog Captures Flint Tragedy for Time Cover</a></p> <p><a href="#oscars">#OscarsSoWhite Morphs Into #JournalismSoWhite </a></p> <p><a href="#sanders">Writers Focus on Trump, Sanders and Obama</a></p> <p><a href="#phones">Groups Pledge to Use Phones to Record Injustice</a></p> <p><a href="#univision">Univision Examines Latinos' Educational Challenges</a></p> <p><a href="#huffpo">Huffington Post Shuts Down Spanish-Language "Voces"</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="native"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Sterling Cosper of Mvskoke Media and Rebecca Landsberry of the Native American Journalists Association at Mvskoke Media. (Credit: Allison Herrera)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/press_2_web_0.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="351" /></p> <h2><a href="#native" target="_blank">Native Outlet Tests Tribe's New Press Freedom Act</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://kosu.org/post/journalists-fight-free-press-indian-country#stream/0" target="_blank">Freedom of the press is something most journalists in the United States fiercely protect and demand</a>" <em>(audio),</em> <strong>Allison Herrera </strong>reported Friday for KOSU-FM in Tulsa, Okla. "It's seen as crucial to keeping those with power in check. But in Indian Country, it gets more complicated.</p> <p>"There are more than 200 tribal newspapers in the country and only a handful [of tribes] have passed freedom of the press acts. Editors have had stories cut, websites shut down and staff threatened or fired for publishing stories tribal officials don’t approve of.</p> <p>"Invisible Nations producer Allison Herrera tells us about one Oklahoma media outlet that only recently signed a freedom of the press act, and how that might affect the lives of both Native and non-native Oklahomans.</p> <p>"Mvskoke Media's offices are located in a warehouse building behind the One Fire Casino in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Their newspaper, radio and television show are all produced in-house with a small crew. When I visited, I found Mvskoke Nation News editor <strong>Sterling Cosper</strong> doing dishes — maybe not part of his official job duties but with so few people, he wears many hats.</p> <p>"Last fall, while covering a tribal council meeting, Cosper heard rumblings about a tribal council member allegedly getting bumped up the federally mandated housing waitlist. If true, it would be highly illegal — a hot story for any editor to jump on.</p> <p>"But, Cosper took a pause. He and his staff weren't sure if they should pursue the story. The ink was still drying on a bill granting them free press protections, and they were nervous they could lose their jobs if tribal officials didn't like what they read or saw. . . ."</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="print"></a><a href="#print" target="_blank">Optimism About Print Publications "Doesn't Feel Right"</a></h2> <p>"<a href="https://medium.com/@dicktofel/the-sky-is-falling-on-print-newspapers-faster-than-you-think-c84a2f9a9df4#.xha1glctd" target="_blank">Last October, a McKinsey report declared, 'We believe that many of the people likely to abandon print newspapers and print consumer magazines have already done so</a> …. We believe most of this core audience —households that have retained their print subscriptions despite having access to broadband — will continue to do so for now, effectively putting a floor on the print markets,' "&nbsp;<strong>Richard Tofel</strong>, president of ProPublica, wrote Wednesday for medium.com.</p> <p>"Wow. Just because of inertia? Is the only medium-term threat to print the fact that most of its current audience will gradually die over the next 30 years? That would be great news, especially because nearly all newspapers still get most of their revenue from print advertising.</p> <p>"But it doesn't feel right in a world in which even mature adults' media consumption habits seem to be quickly evolving. . . ."</p> <p>Tofel compared circulation figures for major newspapers from 2013 and 2015 and wrote, "There remain only two print newspapers in the entire country (the Wall Street Journal and New York Times) that sell more than a half million copies per average weekday, only six that sell a quarter of a million copies and probably [correction: not many more than] 22 that sell more than 100,000. . . ."</p> <p>He also wrote, "Finally, and to return to the McKinsey report with which we began, if print circulation is much lower than generally believed, what basis is there for confidence the declines are ending and a plateau lies ahead?"</p> <ul> <li> Media Life: <a href="http://www.medialifemagazine.com/five-outsiders-shaking-newspapers/" target="_blank">Five outsiders who are shaking up newspapers </a><br /><br /></li> <li> National Institute for Latino Policy: <a href="http://myemail.constantcontact.com/NiLP-Report---Update--The-Campaign-to-Save-El-Diario-Newspaper.html?soid=1101040629095&amp;aid=a3ipNfqmSDI" target="_blank">The Campaign to Save El Diario </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/madame-noire-tops-black-oriented-websites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/madame-noire-tops-black-oriented-websites#comments Sat, 23 Jan 2016 03:20:29 +0000 princeeditor 9011 at http://mije.org Latinos "Punch Below Their Weight" http://mije.org/richardprince/latinos-punching-below-their-weight <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 20, 2016</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/k_abdullah_voto_500x279.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="102" />Despite numbers, voting influence seen as limited; black Dallas paper loses Martin Luther King Jr. parade; pundit fired after calling Flint crisis "overblown"; Navarrette blasts Trump comments on pundits of color; Sean Penn once argued that journalists should be jailed; some media outlets kept quiet to protect prisoner swap; #OscarsSoWhite returns to social media, op-ed pages; Washington NFL team foundation gives $3.7 million to tribes; why Univision decided to purchase the Onion (1/20/16)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#latinos">Despite Numbers, Voting Influence Seen as Limited</a></p> <p><a href="#dallas">Black Dallas Paper Loses Martin Luther King Jr. Parade</a></p> <p><a href="#flint">Pundit Fired After Calling Flint Crisis "Overblown" </a></p> <p><a href="#ruben"> Navarrette Blasts Trump Comments on Pundits of Color </a></p> <p><a href="#penn"> Sean Penn Once Argued That Journalists Should Be Jailed </a></p> <p><a href="#prisoner">Some Media Outlets Kept Quiet to Protect Prisoner Swap </a></p> <p><a href="#oscars">#OscarsSoWhite Returns to Social Media, Op-Ed Pages </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="nfl"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/latinos-punching-below-their-weight#nfl" target="_blank"></a></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/latinos-punching-below-their-weight#nfl" target="_blank">Washington NFL Team Foundation Gives $3.7M to Tribes</a></h2> <p>"<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/redskins-foundation-gave-37-million-to-more-than-20-tribes-the-team-says/2016/01/15/abc03fd0-baeb-11e5-b682-4bb4dd403c7d_story.html" target="_blank">The foundation Washington Redskins owner <strong>Daniel Snyder</strong> created to support Native Americans contributed $3.7 million during its first year, providing items such as vans, computers and winter coats for more than 20 tribes that desperately needed assistance</a>," <strong>John Woodrow Cox</strong> reported Friday for the Washington Post.</p> <p>"The billionaire's contributions were outlined in documents produced by the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation and in financial records being filed Friday with the IRS.</p> <p>"Both the team and organization's involvement with tribes [have] created or exacerbated divisions inside several Native American communities and drawn condemnation from activists who allege that Snyder is merely trying to buy support for his franchise's controversial name. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Rebecca Onion</strong>, Slate: <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/cover_story/2016/01/native_american_slavery_historians_uncover_a_chilling_chapter_in_u_s_history.single.html" target="_blank">America's Other Original Sin</a> <em>(Indian slavery)</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="onion"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/latinos-punching-below-their-weight#onion" target="_blank">Why Univision Decided to Purchase the Onion</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://digiday.com/publishers/comedians-new-public-intellectuals-univision-took-bite-onion/" target="_blank">Univision has a head start on the most unlikely deal of 2016</a>," <strong>Sahil Patel </strong>reported Tuesday for digiday.com.</p> <p>"The Spanish-language media giant has acquired a minority stake [in] The Onion. Valued at less than $200 million, the deal gives Univision a 40 percent stake in The Onion's parent company, with the option of buying the publisher outright in the future, according to The New York Times.</p> <p>"The deal comes at a time when Univision is aggressively pushing to diversify its business beyond the Spanish-language TV content it has historically been known for. It's not just doing more English-language content either, as Univision has placed an internal focus on owning different content verticals that resonate with millennial audiences.</p> <p>"Last May, the company acquired African-American news and culture site The Root. In the past several years, it also launched two English-language cable channels, Fusion and El Rey. Univision has also been building several digital businesses, including the digital arm of Fusion, the UCN YouTube network and the streaming comedy channel Flama.</p> <p>" 'Comedians are seen as the new public intellectuals. That is because they are seen as more real, authentic and able to cut through all the crap that is out there,' said<strong> Isaac Lee</strong>, Univision's chief news and digital officer. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>David Folkenflik</strong>, NPR: <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/01/19/463535648/area-satiric-publication-the-onion-sold-to-univision-seriously" target="_blank">Area Satirical Publication The Onion Sold To Univision (Seriously) </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/latinos-punching-below-their-weight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/latinos-punching-below-their-weight#comments Thu, 21 Jan 2016 03:32:05 +0000 princeeditor 9010 at http://mije.org Dallas Paper Closes Community Sections http://mije.org/richardprince/dallas-paper-closes-community-sections <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 15, 2016</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%202016-01-15%20at%207.29.48%20PM_0.png" alt="" width="183" height="114" />Morning News cuts 13 "neighborsgo" jobs; Trump boots N.Y. Times reporter from campaign event; N.Y. Daily News promotes Eric Barrow to sports editor; blacks have greater investment in fighting cancer; media credited with elevating story of Flint water crisis; Philly's Al Dia reaches beyond Spanish-speaking Latinos; New York's El Diario/La Prensa in steady decline; Charleston killings ranked high among race stories; February Essence features three covers (1/15/16)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Returning Jan. 20, barring breaking news</em></p> <p><a href="#jobs"> Morning News Cuts 13 "neighborsgo" Jobs </a></p> <p><a href="#trump"> Trump Boots N.Y. Times Reporter From Campaign Event </a></p> <p><a href="#barrow"> N.Y. Daily News Promotes Eric Barrow to Sports Editor </a></p> <p><a href="#cancer"> Blacks Have Greater Investment in Fighting Cancer </a></p> <p><a href="#flint"> Media Credited With Elevating Story of Flint Water Crisis </a></p> <p><a href="#latinos"> Philly's Al Día Reaches Beyond Spanish-Speaking Latinos</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="charleston"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/dallas-paper-closes-community-sections#charleston" target="_blank">Charleston Killings Ranked High Among Race Stories</a></h2> <p>Police brutality, corruption and Black Lives Matter protests might collectively have seemed like the big racial story of 2015, but they ranked only fifth in a ranking of race and immigration topics given time on the broadcast networks' evening news programs, according to calculations published Thursday.</p> <p><a title="http://www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/PST045215/2629000,26" href=" http://tyndallreport.com/yearinreview2015/race-immigration/">The top 10 race and immigration stories</a> on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening news broadcasts, calculated by <strong>Andrew Tyndall</strong> of the Tyndall Report, were:</p> <p>1. European Union faces influx of refugees and migrants, 174 minutes.</p> <p>2. AME black church massacre in Charleston, S.C., 117 minutes.</p> <p>3. Confederate flag on public grounds controversy, 57 minutes.</p> <p>4. College campus racism outrages, 56 minutes.</p> <p>5. Police: brutality, corruption, race bias protests, 28 minutes.</p> <p>6. Syrian-American immigration: seek refugee status, 25 minutes.</p> <p>7. NAACP leader may be white, passing as black, 19 minutes.</p> <p>8. Illegal immigration backlash, regulation, crackdown, 17 minutes.</p> <p>9. Race relations, frictions between whites, blacks, 11 minutes.</p> <p>10. Black churches in Missouri suffer string of fires, 10 minutes</p> <p><strong>Miguel Almaguer</strong> of NBC topped the list of "most used reporters" (excluding anchors), with 284 minutes. Others of color on the list are <strong>Jeff Pegues</strong> of CBS, 238 minutes;<strong> Nancy Cordes </strong>of CBS, 208 minutes; <strong>Gabe Gutierrez</strong> of NBC, 182 minutes; <strong>Tom Llamas</strong> of ABC, 177 minutes; and <strong>Gio Benitez </strong>of ABC, 160 minutes.</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Andrew Tyndall</strong>, Tyndall Report: <a href="http://tyndallreport.com/yearinreview2015/" target="_blank">Top Twenty Stories of 2015 </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="essence"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Essence magazine&#039;s February covers celebrate &amp;quot;the spark and shine that exists in every Black girl.&amp;quot;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u13681/Screen%20Shot%202016-01-15%20at%2011.13.28%20PM.png" alt="" width="560" height="235" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/dallas-paper-closes-community-sections#charleston" target="_blank">Essence Features Three February Covers</a></h2> <p>"In ESSENCE’s first-ever 'Black Girl Magic' February 2016 issue, the magazine presents three covers celebrating young women who embody the spark and shine that exists in every Black girl: activist <strong>Johnetta Elzie</strong>, <em>Chi-Raq’s</em> leading lady, <strong>Teyonah Parris</strong>, and <em>black-ish</em> co-star <strong>Yara Shahidi</strong>," the magazine announced last week.</p> <p>"Plus, ESSENCE’s 'Class of 2016' showcases even more young women from the worlds of activism, fashion, the arts, sports and tech whose dynamic actions make us all shine bright, including: <strong>Zendaya</strong>, <strong>Willow Smith</strong>, <strong>Aja Naomi King</strong>, <strong>Quvenzhané Wallis</strong>, <strong>Gabby Douglas</strong>, <strong>Bree Newsome</strong> and more. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/dallas-paper-closes-community-sections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/dallas-paper-closes-community-sections#comments Sat, 16 Jan 2016 03:29:23 +0000 princeeditor 9009 at http://mije.org TV Not for Obama's Progressive Critics of Color http://mije.org/richardprince/tv-not-medium-black-latino-obama-critics <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 13, 2016</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/u1488/1200x600.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="92" />Some wish "State of the Union" addressed race issues; Trump rejects white nationalists but embraces "anger"; Al Jazeera America, praised for reporting, to close in April; report finds temp agency caters to clients' racism; Muslim reporters perceive uptick in U.S. colleagues; N.Y. cabbie fined $500 for passing up Al Roker; black actresses say media has warped images of women; NPR TV critic challenges CBS on stereotyping; where to draw the line on Confederate monuments? (1/13/16)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#state">Some Wish "State of the Union" Addressed Race Issues</a></p> <p><a href="#trump">Trump Rejects White Nationalists but Embraces "Anger"</a></p> <p><a href="#aj">Al Jazeera America, Praised for Reporting, to Close in April</a></p> <p><a href="#agency">Report Finds Temp Agency Caters to Clients' Racism</a></p> <p><a href="#muslim">Muslim Reporters Perceive Uptick in U.S. Colleagues</a></p> <p><a href="#roker">N.Y. Cabbie Fined $500 for Passing Up Al Roker</a></p> <p><a href="#women">Black Actresses Say Media Has Warped Images of Women</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="#npr" target="_blank">NPR TV Critic Challenges CBS on Stereotyping</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Eric Deggans (Credit: Jason Miccolo Johnson)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202016-01-14%20at%201.51.34%20AM.png" alt="" width="183" height="203" />"<a href="http://www.thewrap.com/rush-hour-bill-lawrence-tca-npr-racial-stereotypes-cbs/" target="_blank">Things got testy during the 'Rush Hour' panel at CBS's Television Critics Association press junket on Tuesday,"</a> <strong>Tony Maglio</strong> reported for TheWrap.com</p> <p>"When NPR [television critic] <strong>Eric Deggans</strong>, a high-profile member of the National Association of Black Journalists, criticized the TV adaptation's pilot for what he saw as perpetuating racial stereotypes, executive producer <strong>Bill Lawrence </strong>blasted the 'very negative' question.</p> <p>"Deggans noted the criticism the 'Rush Hour' movies received for their stereotypical lead characters — 'the wise-cracking black guy and the Asian guy with kung-fu skills' — and said, 'Watching the pilot, I see that you haven't done much to change those archetypes. And at a time when we have shows that are really trying to have a nuanced discussion about race, these characters still feel very stereotypical to me.' "</p> <p>"Deggans concluded: 'Tell me whether you agree, what you think about that — and if you're going to try to change these archetypes a little bit.'</p> <p>"The first 'Rush Hour' panelist to answer was <strong>Justin Hires</strong>, who plays the <strong>Chris Tucker </strong>role from the movies. Hires stated that the character essentially reflects his own stand-up act anyway, and he doesn't believe the result is negative or disingenuous.</p> <p>"Deggans then clarified his stance, comparing and contrasting the upcoming show's pilot with the more-evolved plot of 'Empire,' a show focused on minorities that is obviously much further along and in its second season. That's when the always-outspoken Lawrence jumped in. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Lynn Elber</strong>, Associated Press: <a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/8433f6a3605d4abd9f946b9b61444c83/new-cbs-entertainment-chief-vows-more-prime-time-diversity" target="_blank">New CBS entertainment chief vows more prime-time diversity </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="confederate"></a><a href="#confederate" target="_blank">Where to Draw the Line on Confederate Monuments?</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: left;" title="This statue of Jefferson Davis, defeated president of the Confederate States of America, was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection in the U.S. Capitol by Mississippi in 1931. (Credit: Architect of the Capitol)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/jeff-davis-u.s.%20capitol-207x493.jpg" alt="" height="493" width="207" />"<a href="https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/01/08/historians-debate-value-and-place-confederate-monuments-and-other-symbols?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&amp;utm_campaign=109c653cab-DNU20160108&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-109c653cab-197496829#.VpAhpV7NJII.facebook" target="_blank">Those driving or even flying here this week for the American Historical Association’s annual meeting might have glimpsed Stone Mountain out their car or airplane window</a>," <strong>Colleen Flaherty</strong> wrote Friday from Atlanta for Inside Higher Ed.</p> <p>"The massive, Mount Rushmore-style tribute to Confederate leaders <strong>Jefferson Davis</strong>, <strong>Robert E. Lee</strong> and <strong>Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson</strong> is hard to miss and — for many — hard to stomach. But what can and should be done about the thousands upon thousands of Confederate memorials and other symbols throughout the American South, many of which are on college and university campuses?</p> <p>"The topic was the subject of a plenary session for the first time open to the public here Thursday at the AHA’s gathering.</p> <p>"<strong>James Grossman</strong>, executive director of the AHA, and a panel of noted experts on the American South all said the evening's discussion was precipitated by the June massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, in Charleston, S.C., which prompted debates about state-sanctioned Confederate iconography due to the shooter's interest in such symbols, as well as the recent student protest movement.</p> <p>"But speakers also said that the history of the Confederate flag and other symbols is long and fraught, and that another national conversation over their value and rightful place was already overdue.</p> <p>"For <strong>David Blight</strong>, the Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale University, the Confederate symbol question is, in part, about where one's 'line' is. For some, he said, the line between what is historically valuable and not is drawn at that which does not promote maximum unity. For others, the line leads to maximum knowledge, and the 'troubled wisdom' that comes with it.</p> <p>"Others still draw it at healing justice, if such a thing can be achieved, he said, and yet others at maximum pleasure or pain. Blight said he was pushed by a reporter earlier this year in the aftermath of the Charleston shooting — which he called the past 'exploding' into the present — to draw his own line. Without realizing it, Blight named the Davis and Lee figures in the National Statuary Hall Collection in the U.S. Capitol as Confederate monuments he found unacceptable. . . ."</p> <p>Flaherty also wrote that <strong>John Coski</strong>, an historian with the American Civil War Museum and author of "The Confederate Battle Flag: America’s Most Embattled Emblem," said historians can help explain the difference between the facts of history and the "glorifying" of it and "should demand a more sophisticated conversation about what it means to 'erase' history, and whether that's really possible. . . ."</p> <ul> <li><strong> Luke Broadwater</strong>, Baltimore Sun: <a title="Baltimore City commission recommends removal of two Confederate monuments" href="http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-confederate-monuments-20160114-story.html">Baltimore City commission recommends removal of two Confederate monuments</a> <em>(Jan. 14) </em><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Matthew Clavin</strong>, Daily Beast: <a title="When Florida Men Overcame Our Racists" href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/01/01/when-florida-men-overcame-our-racists.html">When Florida Men Overcame Our Racists</a> <em>(Jan. 1)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Matt Novak</strong>, gizmodo.com:<a title=" Oregon Was Founded As a Racist Utopia" href="http://gizmodo.com/oregon-was-founded-as-a-racist-utopia-1539567040?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_facebook&amp;utm_source=gawker_facebook&amp;utm_medium=socialflow"> Oregon Was Founded As a Racist Utopia</a>&nbsp;<em>(Jan. 21,&nbsp;2015)</em><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Estelle Shirbon</strong>, Reuters: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/oxford-rhodes-statue-rewriting-history_56967676e4b0b4eb759caef7?utm_hp_ref=black-voices&amp;ir=Black%2BVoices§ion=black-voices&amp;" target="_blank">Oxford University Leader Won't 'Rewrite History' To Remove Cecil Rhodes Statue</a><br /><br /></li> <li>Southern Poverty law Center:<a title=" Here’s why the Confederate monuments in New Orleans must come down" href="https://www.splcenter.org/news/2016/01/13/here%E2%80%99s-why-confederate-monuments-new-orleans-must-come-down"> Here's why the Confederate monuments in New Orleans must come down</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/tv-not-medium-black-latino-obama-critics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/tv-not-medium-black-latino-obama-critics#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2016 04:44:11 +0000 princeeditor 9008 at http://mije.org Sean Penn Scored on Ethics of "El Chapo" Interview http://mije.org/richardprince/sean-penn-scored-ethics-el-chapo-interview <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 11, 2016</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/u1488/10ROLLINGSTONE-master675.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />Sean Penn scored on ethics of "El Chapo" interview; insult to journalists" to give drug lord approval; David Bowie fans span races, genders, orientations; director urges critics; "find the next Justin Chang"; American and Muslim, but a journalist foremost; Trump calls Tavis Smiley "a hater &amp; racist"; substance of Obama's domestic gains poorly understood; 15 taking buyouts at Seattle Times; gun lobby issues "humorous" guidelines for journalists (1/11/16)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#elchapo">"Insult to Journalists" to Give Drug Lord Approval</a></p> <p><a href="#bowie">David Bowie Fans Span Races, Genders, Orientations</a></p> <p><a href="#coogler">Director Urges Critics, "Find the Next Justin Chang"</a></p> <p><a href="#muslim">American and Muslim, but a Journalist Foremost</a></p> <p><a href="#trump">Trump Calls Tavis Smiley "a Hater &amp; Racist"</a></p> <p><a href="#obama">Substance of Obama's Domestic Gains Poorly Understood</a></p> <p><a href="#guns">Gun Lobby Issues "Humorous" Guidelines for Journalists</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="guns"></a><a href="#guns">Gun Lobby Issues "Humorous" Guidelines for Journalists</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2016/jan/07/heavy-handed-satirical-advice-to-us-journalists-who-cover-gun-violence" target="_blank">In what passes for humour by the US gun lobby, a 'shooting sports' website has produced 'The journalist's guide to gun violence coverage</a>,' <strong>Roy Greenslade</strong> reported Thursday for the Guardian.</p> <p>"Clearly, the people who run<a href="http://www.ammoland.com/2016/01/2016-edition-of-the-journalists-guide-to-gun-violence-coverage/" target="_blank"> Ammoland</a> have been stung by the relatively mild antagonism aired in America's media towards the use of guns following a string of mass murders.</p> <p>"They also lampoon President <strong>Barack Obama</strong> for his tears as he talked about the 2012 murder of 20 children at Sandy Hook, Newtown, Connecticut, while advocating gun controls.</p> <p>"So, using a hammer to crack a nut — or should that be a Kalashnikov to shoot a mouse? — it has a produced 4,300 words of advice to reporters. . . ."</p> <ul> <li><strong>Charles M. Blow</strong>, New York Times:<a title=" Gun Control and White Terror" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/07/opinion/gun-control-and-white-terror.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2Fcharles-m- blow&amp;action=click&amp;contentCollection=opinion&amp;region=stream&amp;module=stream_unit&amp;version=latest&amp;contentPlacement=1&amp;pgtype=collection&amp;_r=0"> Gun Control and White Terror</a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Helen Lewis,</strong> NiemanReports: <a title="How Newsrooms Handle Graphic Images of Violence" href="http://niemanreports.org/articles/how-newsrooms-handle-graphic-images-of-violence/">How Newsrooms Handle Graphic Images of Violence</a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Tony Norman</strong>, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: <a title="Gun madness should bring us all to tears" href="http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/tony-norman/2016/01/08/Tony-Norman-Gun-madness-should-bring-us-all-to-tears/stories/201601080155">Gun madness should bring us all to tears</a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Beth Schwartzapfel,</strong>&nbsp;Marshall Project: <a title="Gun Control is One Thing, But What About Bullets?" href="https://www.themarshallproject.org/2016/01/07/gun-control-is-one-thing-but-what-about-bullets#.51YsXvptx">Gun Control is One Thing, But What About Bullets?</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="seattle"></a><a href="#seattle" target="_blank">15 Taking Buyouts at Seattle Times</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Teresa Scribner and John Lok" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/02112015-JL_14-300x450%20copy-227x151.jpg" alt="" height="151" width="227" />Photographer <strong>John Lok</strong> and page designer <strong>Teresa Scribner</strong> are among 15 staff members taking voluntary buyouts at the Seattle Times, <strong>Heidi Groover</strong> reported Saturday for the Stranger, an alternative publication in Seattle.</p> <p>"About a month ago, <em>Seattle Times </em>editor <strong>Kathy Best </strong><a href="http://www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/2016/01/09/23399099/fifteen-seattle-times-stafferssome-whove-been-there-for-decadeswill-leave-the-paper-after-buyouts" target="_blank">sent the newspaper's staff a memo announcing 'significant staff reductions' and gave employees until December 31 to decide whether they'd take voluntary buyouts</a>," Groover wrote. "Yesterday afternoon, Best announced to the staff who'd be leaving the paper, a list that includes some editors and staffers who've been at the paper for decades.</p> <p>"Best told <em>The Stranger </em>last month that the Seattle Times is 'reducing the newsroom budget by 6 percent through a variety of cuts, including people.' The <em>Times</em> has about 200 reporters, editors, and other newsroom staffers.</p> <p>"In an e-mail to employees yesterday afternoon, Best said 14 people submitted expressions of interest in the buyout — one week of pay for each year of work at the paper up to 13 weeks — and all of those were accepted. The total list of people leaving the paper is 15. . . ."</p> <p>Lok has been shooting for the Times since 2003; Scribner also teaches at Cleveland High School in Seattle.</p> <p>Others, Groover wrote, are&nbsp;<strong>Marilyn Bailey</strong>, news desk editor; <strong>Misha Berson</strong>, a theater critic who wrote a book about <em>West Side Story</em>; <strong>Becky Bisbee</strong>, a business editor who's held that position for 15 years; <strong>Jack Broom</strong>, a general assignment reporter who's been at the paper for almost 39 years; <strong>Denise Clifton</strong>, the visual strategy editor who helped lead the paper's recent website redesign, and&nbsp;<strong>Ave Delph</strong>, news desk editor.</p> <p>Also, <strong>Brian Gallagher</strong>, assistant lifestyle features editor; <strong>Kristin Jackson</strong>, who has written and edited for the paper's travel section since 1984; <strong>Bob Payne</strong>, whose job title is 'editor, partnerships and audience engagement,' a position he's held since 1998; <strong>Richard Seven</strong>, a news desk editor who has held different positions at the paper for nearly 30 years;<strong> Gail Scott</strong>, executive assistant to the editorial staff who has been at the paper since 1986; <strong>Jennifer Sullivan</strong>, a crime reporter who was part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2010 for the paper's coverage of the shooting of four police officers; and <strong>Bob Warcup</strong>, a page designer who has worked on some of the paper's special projects, including its yearlong investigation into hazardous lead at shooting ranges.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Lukas I. Alpert</strong>, Wall Street Journal: <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/new-republic-owner-chris-hughes-puts-magazine-up-for-sale-1452525601?utm_source=API+Need+to+Know+newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=959c647f62-Need_to_Know_January_12_20161_12_2016&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_e3bf78af04-959c647f62-31688689">New Republic Owner Chris Hughes Puts Magazine Up For Sale</a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Jeremy Barr</strong>, Advertising Age: <a title="Huffington Post Cuts Dozens of Employees as Part of Video Pivot" href="http://adage.com/article/media/part-video-pivot-huffington-post-cut-38/302085/?utm_source=API+Need+to+Know +newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=959c647f62-Need_to_Know_January_12_20161_12_2016&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_e3bf78af04-959c647f62-31688689">Huffington Post Cuts Dozens of Employees as Part of Video Pivot</a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Jeff Gammage</strong>, philly.com: <a title="Lensfest donates newspapers, website to new media institute" href="http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20160112_Lenfest_donates_newspapers__website_to_new_media_institute.html#HWaR46PucpdjCT6W.99">Lensfest donates newspapers, website to new media institute</a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong> Keith J. Kelly</strong>, New York Post: <a href=" http://nypost.com/2016/01/10/daily-news-carnage-reaches-safe-digital-staffers/?utm_source=morningmedianewsfeed&amp;utm_medium=newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=dailynewsletter20160111" target="_blank">Daily News carnage reaches 'safe' digital staffers </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/sean-penn-scored-ethics-el-chapo-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/sean-penn-scored-ethics-el-chapo-interview#comments Tue, 12 Jan 2016 03:20:15 +0000 princeeditor 9007 at http://mije.org Will the "Spotlights" Shine in Many Colors? http://mije.org/richardprince/will-spotlights-shine-many-colors <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 9, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/15501160955_690041719b_k.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="95" /> Investigative teams usually a "white male crowd"; N.Y. Muslims win another victory over illegal surveillance; "NABJ baby" says advocacy role has dimmed; ISIS finds supporters even in Caribbean (1/9/16)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#club">Investigative Teams Usually a "White Male Crowd"</a></p> <p><a href="#muslims">N.Y. Muslims Win Another Victory Over Illegal Surveillance</a></p> <p><a href="#nabj">"NABJ Baby" Says Advocacy Role Has Dimmed</a></p> <p><a href="#isis">ISIS Finds Supporters Even in Caribbean</a></p> <p><a href="#shorttakes">Short Takes</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/will-spotlights-shine-many-colors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/will-spotlights-shine-many-colors#comments Sun, 10 Jan 2016 03:13:26 +0000 princeeditor 9006 at http://mije.org Obama Cheered, Mocked Over Gun Moves http://mije.org/richardprince/obama-cheered-mocked-over-gun-moves <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 6, 2016</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%202016-01-06%20at%2010.29.19%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="98" />AP says measures would not have stopped slaughters; AP nixes "militiamen" term in Oregon, favors "armed men"; Maynard Institute is "reconsidering everything"; after N.Y. Times editorial, Cleveland writer defends city; pushback on L.A. Times editorial favoring deportation; Asian Americans say court win shouldn't help Redskins; Douglass: Without photographs, there is no progress; "why small debts matter so much to black lives"; challenging visual underrepresentation of Africa's positives (1/6/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#ap">AP Says Measures Would Not Have Stopped Slaughters</a></p> <p><a href="#oregon">AP Nixes "Militiamen" Term in Oregon, Favors "Armed Men"</a></p> <p><a href="#maynard">Maynard Institute Is "Reconsidering Everything"</a></p> <p><a href="#times">After N.Y. Times Editorial, Cleveland Writer Defends City</a></p> <p><a href="#la">Pushback on L.A. Times Editorial Favoring Deportation</a></p> <p><a href="#slants">Asian Americans Say Court Win Shouldn't Help Redskins</a></p> <p><a href="#douglass">Douglass: Without Photographs, There Is No Progress</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="debts"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/obama-cheered-mocked-over-gun-moves#debts" target="_blank">"Why Small Debts Matter So Much To Black Lives"</a></h2> <p>"<a href="https://www.propublica.org/article/why-small-debts-matter-so-much-to-black-lives" target="_blank">If you are black, you're far more likely to see your electricity cut, more likely to be sued over a debt, and more likely to land in jail because of a parking ticket</a>," <strong>Paul Kiel</strong> wrote Dec. 31 for ProPublica in a piece headlined, "Why Small Debts Matter So Much to Black Lives."</p> <p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/03/opinion/debt-and-the-racial-wealth-gap.html" target="_blank">The story also appeared Jan. 6 </a>in the New York Times SundayReview.</p> <p>"It is not unreasonable to attribute these perils to discrimination. But there's no question that the main reason small financial problems can have such a disproportionate effect on black families is that, for largely historical reasons rooted in racism, they have far smaller financial reserves to fall back on than white families.</p> <p>"The most recent federal survey in 2013 put the difference in net worth between the typical white and black family at $131,000. That's a big number, but here's an even more troubling statistic: About one-quarter of African-American families had less than $5 in reserve. Low-income whites had about $375.</p> <p>"Any setback, from a medical emergency to the unexpected loss of hours at work, can be devastating. It means that harsh punishments for the failure to pay small debts harm black families inordinately. Sometimes, the consequence is jail. Other times, electricity is cut, or wages garnished.</p> <p>"The modern roots of the racial wealth gap can be traced back to the post-World War II housing boom, when federal agencies blocked loans to black Americans, locking them out of the greatest wealth accumulation this country has ever experienced. More recently, the bursting of the housing bubble and subsequent recession slammed minorities. In 2013, the median wealth of white households was 13 times the median wealth of black households, the widest gap since 1989.</p> <p>"Earlier this year, my colleague <strong>Annie Waldman</strong> and I took a close look at debt-collection lawsuits in three major American cities. We expected to see a pattern driven by income, with collectors and credit card lenders suing people most often in lower-income areas.</p> <p>"But income was just half the story. Even accounting for income, the rate of court judgments from these lawsuits was twice as high in mostly black communities as it was in mostly white ones. In some neighborhoods in Newark and St. Louis, we found more than one judgment for every four residents over a five-year period. Many were families who, knocked off their feet by medical bills or job loss or other problems, had simply been unable to recover. . . ."</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="africa"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/obama-cheered-mocked-over-gun-moves#africa" target="_blank"><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="(Credit: Kelechi Amadi-Obi)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/20151231-lens-lagos-slide-BHV7-superJumbo.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="373" /></a></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/obama-cheered-mocked-over-gun-moves#africa" target="_blank">Challenging Visual Underrepresentation of Africa's Positives</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/04/the-growth-of-contemporary-african-photography-at-lagosphoto/" target="_blank">Lagos is an African megacity humming with chaotic energy</a>," <strong>Finbarr O’Reilly</strong> reported Monday for the New York Times "Lens" blog.</p> <p>"Potholed roads and even the city's superhighways are crowded with traffic, overloaded vendors, earsplitting noise, choking pollution, piercing colors and powerful smells. Extreme wealth is set against a backdrop of grinding poverty, hope battles despair, daily acts of kindness and generosity are offset by cruelty, greed and corruption, and creativity is inspired by necessity because of the city's broken infrastructure and the looming threat of ruin. Between these extremes, and usually to the background drone of a generator, exist the rich and textured lives of some 20 million people.</p> <p>"Lagos is long overdue for a book that captures this kaleidoscope of random energy, disorder and color. 'Africa Under the Prism,' just published by Hatje Cantz, gathers work shown during the first five years of LagosPhoto, an international arts festival begun in 2010 to reflect African perspectives and realities.</p> <p>"The festival's aim is to challenge Afro-pessimism and the visual overrepresentation of Africa as a continent of the dying, desperate and helpless. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/obama-cheered-mocked-over-gun-moves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/obama-cheered-mocked-over-gun-moves#comments Thu, 07 Jan 2016 03:44:17 +0000 princeeditor 9005 at http://mije.org What if Oregon Militants Were Black or Muslim? http://mije.org/richardprince/what-if-oregon-militants-were-black-or-muslim <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 4, 2016</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/u1488/19489081-standard.png" alt="" width="183" height="91" />Treatment of armed white protesters at issue; how Trump would have delivered the Gettysburg Address; Albor Ruiz column cut from N.Y. Daily News; Cosby wears a sweater intended to manipulate; Charlie Hebdo marks anniversary of deadly attack; Boston's 1970s busing battle still living history; sometimes it's more fun not to use fancy words; Ethiopia's disaster too slow-moving for media attention (1/4/16)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#oregon">Treatment of Armed White Protesters at Issue</a></p> <p><a href="#trump">How Trump Would Have Delivered the Gettysburg Address</a></p> <p><a href="#dailynews">Albor Ruiz Column Cut From N.Y. Daily News</a></p> <p><a href="#cosby">Cosby Wears a Sweater Intended to Manipulate</a></p> <p><a href="#hebdo">Charlie Hebdo Marks Anniversary of Deadly Attack</a></p> <p><a href="#forbes">Forbes Lists Young People Transforming Media</a></p> <p><a href="#boston">Boston's '70s Busing Battle Still Living History</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="tribune"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/what-if-oregon-militants-were-black-or-muslim#tribune" target="_blank">Sometimes It's More Fun Not to Use Fancy Words</a></h2> <p>It isn't often that editorial writers devote space to their own craft of writing, but those at the Chicago Tribune did just that in a New Year's Eve editorial,<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-hemingway-flaubert-words-writing-edit-0103-jm-20151231-story.html" target="_blank"> </a>"<a title="Why using exciting words can make you a worse writer" href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-hemingway-flaubert-words-writing-edit-0103-jm-20151231-story.html">Why using exciting words can make you a worse writer</a>."</p> <p>"We worry that the admonition to gussy up writing by jettisoning short, common words in favor of allegedly more expressive terms could go awry in the hands of the average seventh-grader," the Tribune wrote. "Sometimes people do say things. They don't aver them. Or assert them. Or declare them. . . ."</p> <p>The editorial also said, "To be crisply effective, writing has to efficiently communicate what the writer wants to say. It must be clear. When words send readers exploring alleys of thought — I wonder if, by laconic, she's trying to tell me 'lazy,' or 'slow'? — then the less likely they are to rejoin the writer's journey, let alone ever reach its destination.</p> <p>"So remember, we beg, that words are tools, not bludgeons. Avoid obscure polysyllabic words that no one else can read, spell or ... understand. Because your readers may just stop reading. For them, nothing is easier.</p> <p>"Once you know all the fancy terms, you can choose to wield the simple ones with greater force.</p> <p>"In time, a skilled teacher will mention that understatement often is more powerful than overstatement.</p> <p>"Clarity of purpose, precision of word choice, not letting readers stray from the journey, tools not bludgeons, the power of understatement. Now you're getting somewhere.</p> <p>"Writing a true declarative sentence, Hemingway said, is 'a good and severe discipline.'</p> <p>"In other words, it's a lot of fun."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Jill Geisler</strong>, Columbia Journalism Review: <a href="http://www.cjr.org/first_person/10_resolutions_for_a_new_year.php" target="_blank">10 resolutions for a new year </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="ethiopia"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/what-if-oregon-militants-were-black-or-muslim#ethiopia" target="_blank">Ethiopia's Disaster Too Slow-Moving for Media Attention</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/01/01/460193534/what-happens-when-a-disaster-unfolds-in-slow-motion" target="_blank">When a poor country is hit with a sudden catastrophe — say, an earthquake or a tsunami — the world is quick to send aid</a>," <strong>Nurith Aizenman</strong> reported on New Year's Day for NPR.&nbsp;</p> <p>"But a slow-moving disaster, the kind that unfolds over weeks or even months, is another story. There are no immediate, dramatic TV images, no screaming headlines.</p> <p>"And that means it's really tough for aid groups to raise the money needed.</p> <p>"Just ask <strong>John Graham</strong>. He's the head of the aid group Save the Children, and he's watching a slow-moving disaster unfold in Ethiopia as the world remains largely oblivious.</p> <p>"It started with last year's winter rains — or rather, the lack thereof. They were barely a trickle. Then came spring.</p> <p>" '[Spring rains are] not terribly reliable, you see them fail fairly frequently,' says Graham. 'But this year they failed quite spectacularly.'</p> <p>"Everyone hoped the summer rains would make up for it. But they were almost as disappointing due to this year's El Nino, a periodic warming in the Pacific Ocean that plays havoc with weather systems worldwide.</p> <p>"Pastoral regions where people raise cattle were among the worst hit. 'Animals died,' recalls Graham. 'People by tens of thousands had to trek into places where they could get water, get food. A lot of the children were severely malnourished."</p> <p>"By August, it had become official: Ethiopia is in the midst of its worst drought in decades. . . ."</p> <p>Aizenman also wrote, "This type of situation is common in aid work, says <strong>Tom Kirsch</strong>, director of the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He says the world is just a lot more responsive to immediate disasters than it is to slower-moving ones.</p> <p>" 'Where we have a very dramatic sudden event that causes widespread destruction and death it captures a lot of attention,' says Kirsch.</p> <p>"By contrast, he adds, 'When you get to the cases where you can actually prevent a crisis like this — where we can intervene early and prevent widespread death — we don't get the media attention. We don't get the politicians falling over themselves to organize funds.'</p> <p>"Kirsch says the irony is that slower-onset disasters often have more severe and lasting consequences. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> White House: <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/12/30/statement-national-security-council-spokesperson-ned-price-arrest" target="_blank">Statement by National Security Council Spokesperson Ned Price on the Arrest of Journalists in Ethiopia </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/what-if-oregon-militants-were-black-or-muslim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/what-if-oregon-militants-were-black-or-muslim#comments Tue, 05 Jan 2016 03:20:34 +0000 princeeditor 9004 at http://mije.org "Media Throng" Follows Cosby to Court http://mije.org/richardprince/media-throng-follows-cosby-court <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 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/u1488/123015_cos2_1200.JPG" alt="" width="183" height="122" />Daily News cover: "He said-she said" 55 times over; N.Y. Times says a white Tamir Rice would be alive today; . . . media want cameras for officer's murder trial; Demographer: Changing U.S. demands attention to diversity; in Twin Cities, it's back to the future on media distrust; no full-time black political cartoonists at major dailies; animated "Bordertown" series debuts on Sunday; Giago signs agreement to buy historic Wounded Knee; Afghan journalist is now the voice of ISIS (12/30/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em> Returning Jan. 4, barring breaking news </em></p> <p><a href="#news">Daily News Cover: "He Said-She Said" 55 Times Over</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="giago"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/media-throng-follows-cosby-court#giago" target="_blank">Giago Signs Agreement to Buy Historic Wounded Knee</a></h2> <p><strong>"Tim Giago</strong>, Lakota, renowned journalist, publisher and founder of publications such as the Lakota Times, Native Sun News and Indian Country Today, <a href="http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/12/29/wounded-knee-sold-tim-giago-buy-it-39-million-162909" target="_blank">has told ICTMN he has signed an agreement to purchase the historic site of Wounded Knee from <strong>James Czywczynski</strong> for $3.9 million</a>," <strong>Vincent Schilling</strong> reported Tuesday for the Indian Country Today Media Network.</p> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Tim Giago " src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202015-12-31%20at%201.11.54%20AM.png" alt="" width="183" height="251" />"Giago told ICTMN, 'I signed an agreement to be the sole purchaser of Wounded Knee. The reason is that it has been sitting there idle and doing nothing for over 40 years.'</p> <p>"Giago, who says he grew up and lived at Wounded Knee, where his father worked at the Trading Post and played with <strong>JoAnn Gildersleeve</strong>, the daughter of Clive and Agnes (the owners of the Wounded Knee Trading Post), is making the purchase for the benefit of the nine Sioux tribal nations.</p> <p>" 'I am 81 years old and I am at that age where I am not looking for any personal gain. I figure the best place for Wounded Knee to be is not just owned by the Oglala, It should be owned by all of the nine tribes of the great Sioux nation.</p> <p>" 'I am going to raise the money, buy it from Czywczynski and then put the land and trust for the tribes of the great Sioux nation,' says Giago. . . ."</p> <p>The massacre of Wounded Knee took place took place Dec. 29, 1890 — 125 years ago Tuesday, and "<a title="saw federal soldiers descend on the Native American settlement near South Dakota's Wounded Knee Creek and slaughter roughly 300 Lakota men, women and children" href="http://mic.com/articles/131410/125-years-after-massacre-native-americans-are-still-fighting-to-take-back-wounded-knee#.pxfrBzeJ2">saw federal soldiers descend on the Native American settlement near South Dakota's Wounded Knee Creek and slaughter roughly 300 Lakota men, women and children</a>," <strong>Jon Levine </strong>explained&nbsp;Tuesday for mic.com.</p> <p>"Twenty-five U.S. soldiers lost their lives, and 20 others were awarded the Medal of Honor. It was the last major engagement between the United States and Native American tribes. . . ."</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="isis"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/media-throng-follows-cosby-court#afghan" target="_blank">Afghan Journalist Now the Voice of ISIS</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://m.voanews.com/a/voice-of-afghan-journalist-now-heard-on-islamic-state-radio/3114538.html" target="_blank">The voice of a journalist who until recently used to work at radio stations in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province can now be heard in the provincial capital, Jalalabad, and neighboring districts as the voice of Islamic State's new 'caliphate radio</a>,' ” <strong>Noor Zahid</strong> reported Dec. 22 for the Voice of America.</p> <p>"Former colleagues are quick to recognize the voice of <strong>Sultan Aziz Ezam</strong>, who worked for three local radio stations over the course of a decade, covering primarily land issues.</p> <p>"Now, that voice is issuing death threats.</p> <p>"Local newsmen hear their former colleague — or some imitator — accusing them of 'working for foreigners' and saying they are on the IS death watch list for their reporting practices.</p> <p>" 'I know the addresses of houses of all those journalists who are working with different media organizations in Jalalabad, and will find them and will kill them,' he declares.</p> <p>"VOA could not independently confirm the identity of the IS radio anchor. But local Afghan journalists say they are alarmed by the threats and are taking them seriously, because they recognize the voice.</p> <p>" 'All journalists in Jalalabad are aware of the threats and are very scared,' one local journalist told VOA. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Jasper Jackson</strong>, the Guardian: <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/dec/29/islamic-militants-journalist-killings-2015-charlie-hebdo" target="_blank">Islamic militants responsible for two-fifths of journalist killings in 2015 </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Alissa J. Rubin</strong>, New York Times: <a title="Flawed Justice After a Mob Killed an Afghan Woman" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/27/world/asia/flawed-justice-after-a-mob-killed-an-afghan-woman.html?hp&amp;action=click&amp;pgtype=Homepage&amp;clickSource=story-heading&amp;module=second-column-region&amp;region=top-news&amp;WT.nav=top-news&amp;_r=1">Flawed Justice After a Mob Killed an Afghan Woman</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/media-throng-follows-cosby-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/media-throng-follows-cosby-court#comments Thu, 31 Dec 2015 03:32:52 +0000 princeeditor 9003 at http://mije.org Diversity's Greatest Hits, 2015 http://mije.org/richardprince/diversitys-greatest-hits-2015 <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 28, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/chi-police27husband-20151227.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="103" />A year in the quest for news media that look like America:&nbsp;Police violence; gun violence; Donald Trump, seriously; fear of Muslims; the numbers; Dori J. Maynard dies at 56; a big year for Ta-Nehisi Coates; Lester Holt named&nbsp;"NBC Nightly News" anchor; NABJ cuts back amid deficit;. AP stories result in freedom for 2,000 slaves; most popular "Journal-isms" columns of 2015 (12/28/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#police">1. Police Violence</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="holt"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202015-06-23%20at%202.50.39%20AM-546x299.png" alt="" height="299" width="546" /></p> <div style="padding-left: 5px;"><em><span style="color: grey;">Lester Holt opened a June "NBC Nightly News" show with a report about the Confederate flag controversy. (<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/south-carolina-governor-calls-for-confederate-flag-s-removal-469614147619" target="_blank">video</a>) </span></em></div> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/diversitys-greatest-hits-2015#holt" target="_blank">8. Lester Holt Named "NBC Nightly News" Anchor</a></h2> <p><strong>Lester Holt </strong>was <a title="named permanent anchor of the &quot;NBC Nightly News&quot; in June" href="http://mije.org/richardprince/charleston-massacre-local-story#holt">named permanent anchor of the "NBC Nightly News" in June</a>, the first African American in that role.</p> <p>"<a title="It is thrilling to see that an African-American will for the first time in television history be the solo anchor of an network evening newscast" href="http://www.nabj.org/news/237474/NABJ-Congratulates-Member-Lester-Holt-on-his-Appointment-as-Anchor-of-NBC-Nightly-News.htm">It is thrilling to see that an African-American will for the first time in television history be the solo anchor of an network evening newscast</a>," <strong>Dedrick Russell</strong>, vice president-broadcast of the National Association of Black Journalists, said in congratulating him. "Lester's presence will surely inspire the next generation of young journalists to make a commitment to the craft and aim to tell honest, creative, and compelling stories which illuminate the diverse world around them."</p> <p>Holt was substitute anchor and weekend anchor while <strong>Brian Williams</strong> was anchor and managing editor of the top-rated "Nightly News," and, as <strong>David Bauder</strong> of the Associated Press characterized him, "arguably the most prominent television journalist in the country."</p> <p>But Williams was suspended in February "<a href="http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/86290/williams-rehabilitation-efforts-begin-today?utm_source=Listrak&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_term=Williams%27+Rehabilitation+Efforts %20+Begin+Today&amp;utm_campaign=Affils+Want+All-Market+DirecTV+Local+Carriage" target="_blank">for falsely claiming he'd been in a helicopter hit by enemy fire during the Iraq War</a>. That led NBC to conduct an investigation, which the network said turned up other inaccurate statements about his reporting, most of them in talk show anecdotes told after the fact," Bauder wrote.</p> <p>In a telephone interview with Journal-isms after the appointment, Holt was asked, "How do you view your position as a 'first' — the first African American solo network anchor?"</p> <p>He replied, "Like a lot of African Americans who've been in big positions, we often hear — I'll tell you the same thing — '<a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/lester-holt-its-big-deal-be-able-represent" target="_blank">We don't necessarily define ourselves by our color.' But you know, it's a big deal</a>.</p> <p>"To the extent that if only one kid turns on the TV and sees my name at the beginning and says, 'Wow, I could <em>do</em> that' and 'That guy looks like <em>me</em>,' that's a great thing. I'm honored by that, but it's not like there was a big sign that said, 'Black anchors need not apply.'</p> <p>"The fact is, there are only three of these jobs, and as you and I know, they don't open up very often, they're usually held for a very long time. But the circumstances in this case, you know, allowed it. I feel like for my entire career I've been preparing myself for this moment. It's not what I expected to happen, but that door suddenly swung wide open and I was standing."</p> <p><strong>Chris Ariens</strong> reported for TV Newser last week, "<a href="http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/evening-news-ratings-week-of-dec-14/280367" target="_blank">Nightly News has been #1 in total viewers for all 26 weeks Holt has been anchor</a>, and for 31 of the last 34 weeks in the demo," referring to the key 25-54 age demographic.</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="nabj"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/diversitys-greatest-hits-2015#nabj" target="_blank">9. NABJ Cuts Back Amid Deficit</a></h2> <p>In its 40th anniversary year, the leadership of the National Association of Black Journalists told members in October that "NABJ's projected 2015 deficit will be higher than the previous board reported at the 2015 convention. <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/nabj-shakeup-after-new-deficit-estimate" target="_blank">The projected deficit is likely going to be nearly $380,000</a>."</p> <p>The association eliminated three positions, including that of<strong> Darryl R. Mathews Sr.</strong>, its executive director of less than two years.</p> <p>NABJ President <strong>Sarah Glover</strong> announced austerity measures.</p> <p>Just weeks earlier, NABJ was abuzz with talk of its Aug. 8 visit to the Paisley Park complex of <strong>Prince</strong>, "His Purple Highness," outside Minneapolis during NABJ's annual convention, staged under the previous&nbsp; board. <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/nabj-audience-sees-prince-2-minutes" target="_blank">Prince appeared before the group for two minutes</a>.</p> <p>In December, <strong>Gabriel Arana</strong> wrote a story for the Huffington Post headlined, "<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nabj-minority-journalism-association-crisis_564a0118e4b08cda3489ad62?utm_hp_ref=tw" target="_blank">Why The Country's Largest Minority-Journalism Group May Close:</a> The National Association of Black Journalists is grappling with a massive shortfall — and none of its leaders will talk about it."</p> <p>NABJ leaders stated flatly, "<a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/media-shifting-stance-toward-trump#nabj" target="_blank">NABJ is not closing</a>," and asked for a formal correction. Huffington Post refused.</p> <p>The nation's oldest and largest association of journalists of color is preparing for a joint convention with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in Washington, Aug. 3-7.</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="ap"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/diversitys-greatest-hits-2015#ap" target="_blank">10. AP Stories Result in Freedom for 2,000 Slaves</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://talkingbiznews.com/2/how-ap-stories-are-changing-how-retailers-purchase-fish-and-shrimp/" target="_blank">A team of four Associated Press reporters disclosed earlier this week that grocery stores and restaurants across the world, including Wal-Mart and Red Lobster, are selling shrimp peeled by slaves</a>,"<strong> Chris Roush </strong>wrote Dec. 18 for Talking Biz News.</p> <p>"That story has prompted exporters and retailers to promise changes this week in the system of exporting and purchasing fish.</p> <p>"The story, by <strong>Margie Mason</strong>, <strong>Robin McDowell</strong>, <strong>Martha Mendoza</strong> and <strong>Esther Htusan</strong> followed stories reported and published earlier this year that disclosed that retailers across the world were selling fish caught by slaves from Myanmar.</p> <p>"Those stories resulted in more than 2,000 slaves being freed and retailers changing how they purchased fish.</p> <p>"And they won the gold award in the ninth annual Barlett &amp; Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism for their work exposing slavery in the fishing industry in Southeast Asia and connecting the practice to U.S. supermarkets and pet food companies. Those awards are run by the <strong>Donald W. Reynolds</strong> National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Kristen Hare</strong>, Poynter Institute: <a href="http://www.poynter.org/news/mediawire/355127/ap-editor-its-not-every-day-that-we-help-get-hundreds-of-slaves-freed/" target="_blank">AP editor: 'It's not every day that we help get hundreds of slaves freed.'</a>&nbsp;<em>(July 7)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Robin McDowell</strong> and <strong>Margie Mason</strong>: <a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/197048ef871f4b56b4a129d0e3c0f129/fishermen-rush-be-rescued-amid-indonesian-slavery-probe" target="_blank">Hundreds of fishermen rescued amid Indonesian slavery probe</a> <em>(April 3)</em> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/diversitys-greatest-hits-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/diversitys-greatest-hits-2015#comments Tue, 29 Dec 2015 03:16:20 +0000 princeeditor 9002 at http://mije.org Unarmed or Shot in the Back http://mije.org/richardprince/unarmed-or-shot-back <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 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/ajc-policeshootings.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="105" />Atlanta reporters uncover fate of victims of Ga. police; Washington Post pulls cartoon depicting Cruz, daughters; Disney wants out of Fusion, partnership with Univision; Detroit reporter spends retirement tracking a killing; are black protests on white campuses "whiny"?; general rethinks plans to reduce media access to Gitmo; group links Fox News viewers, expressions of racism; Howard U. debunks claim about black dollar circulation; Rhonda Swan, Fla. opinion writer, dies of breast cancer; Ozell Sutton dies, integrated Arkansas' white newsrooms (12/24/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Returning Dec. 28, barring breaking news.</em></p> <p><a href="#atl">Atlanta Reporters Uncover Fate of Victims of Ga. Police</a></p> <p><a href="#cruz">Washington Post Pulls Cartoon Depicting Cruz, Daughters</a></p> <p><a href="#fusion">Disney Wants Out of Fusion, Partnership With Univision</a></p> <p><a href="#detroit">Detroit Reporter Spends Retirement Tracking a Killing</a></p> <p><a href="#campus">Are Black Protests on White Campuses "Whiny"?</a></p> <p><a href="#gitmo">General Rethinks Plans to Reduce Media Access to Gitmo</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="howard"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/unarmed-or-shot-back#howard" target="_blank">Howard U. Debunks Claim About Black Dollar Circulation</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://truthbetold.news/2015/12/does-a-dollar-spent-in-the-black-community-really-stay-there-for-only-six-hours/" target="_blank">The claim that a dollar circulates in the black community for only six hours cannot be substantiated</a>," <strong>Brookie Madison</strong>, a staff writer for TruthBeTold.news, a new fact-checking website from the Department of Media, Journalism and Film at Howard University, wrote this week.</p> <p>"The federal government does not produce data that would allow such a comparison.</p> <p>"In addition, economists contacted by TruthBeTold.news said some of the data cited [by those making the claim], such as information about dollars circulating in the Jewish community, is questionable because the federal government does not collect information by religion. And researchers would be unable to get the information accurately from a survey of consumers.</p> <p>"The earliest source of the statistic appears to be a book that is nearly 20 years old. The book also never mentions the name of the study nor provides any information about the author. . . ."</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="swan"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/unarmed-or-shot-back#swan" target="_blank">Rhonda Swan, Fla. Opinion Writer, Dies of Breast Cancer</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Rhonda Swan (Credit: Tim Stepien)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Rhonda-Swan.jpg--credit%20Tim%20Stepien-145x205.jpg" alt="" width="145" height="205" />"<strong>Rhonda Swan</strong>, 51, a former Palm Beach [Fla.] Post editorial writer, author, life coach and loving mother and grandmother, <a href="http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/local/rhonda-swan-51-former-palm-beach-post-editorial-wr/npqpc/" target="_blank">died Wednesday morning in Springfield, Mass., of complications from breast cancer</a>, friends said," <strong>Tony Doris</strong> reported Wednesday for the Post.</p> <p>"Friends and former colleagues described her as a determined, independent woman with a brilliant smile, one who chose her path in life and toward death, on her own terms.</p> <p>"Around 2011, she went for a mammogram but forgot her prescription, so the hospital wouldn't perform the procedure. She ended up not getting one for another year, then undergoing a mastectomy soon after she did because cancer was detected.</p> <p>"After her diagnosis with a return of breast cancer in 2014, she left The Post and moved to Costa Rica, where she pursued alternative treatments. She spent her last days in a hospice, near family in Springfield."</p> <p>Doris also wrote, "An author and award-winning journalist, she worked as an editorial writer, editor and reporter for the Post from 2005 to 2014. Prior to that she served as deputy city editor for The News Journal in Wilmington, Del.; and Family/Community Team editor at The Daily Press, in [Newport News], Va. . . .</p> <p>"Her book, 'Dancing to the Rhythm of My Soul: A Sister's Guide for Transforming Madness into Gladness,' was a memoir based on Swan's spiritual journey that also served as a self-help guide. Swan wrote two novels, 'I Saw Your Profile' and 'Exposed: The Consequences of Truth.' She also published a volume of poetry, 'Speaking My Mind … in Poetic Verse.' . . .”</p> <p>She is a past president of the Palm Beach Association of Black Journalists.</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="Sutton"></a><a title="Ozell Sutton Dies, Integrated Arkansas' White Newsrooms" href="http://mije.org/node/9001/#Sutton">Ozell Sutton Dies, Integrated Arkansas' White Newsrooms</a></h2> <p>"<a title="Ozell Sutton, an Arkansas native whose work with the civil-rights movement began as the first black journalist at the Arkansas Democrat and led him to state and national political appointments, died Saturday at the age of 90, his family said" href="http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2015/dec/21/ozell-sutton-civil-rights-leader-first-black-journ/"><strong>Ozell Sutton</strong>, an Arkansas native whose work with the civil-rights movement began as the first black journalist at the Arkansas Democrat and led him to state and national political appointments, died Saturday at the age of 90, his family said</a>," <strong>John Moritz r</strong>eported Monday for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock.</p> <p>"When he was hired by the<em> Democrat</em> after graduating from Philander Smith College in 1950, it was the first time a black reporter was employed by a white-owned newspaper in the state, according to previous <em>Democrat-Gazette </em>coverage.</p> <p>"In 1957, Sutton was involved with the desegregation crisis at Central High School, where he reported being beaten.</p> <p>"Sutton accompanied <strong>Martin Luther King Jr.</strong> and other civil-rights leaders to the March on Washington in 1963 and to Selma, Ala., in 1965.</p> <p>"He was staying with King when King was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April 4, 1968. . . . "</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/unarmed-or-shot-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/unarmed-or-shot-back#comments Thu, 24 Dec 2015 03:52:48 +0000 princeeditor 9001 at http://mije.org Putin "Creates Climate" for Killing Journalists http://mije.org/richardprince/putin-creates-climate-killing-journalists <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 21, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/img3889.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="127" />Trump accepts Russian's praise, says guilt not proved; Rubio, Cruz not the Latino candidates many expected; Success story: "Why I stopped talking like Ben Carson"; R. Kelly walks off "HuffPost Live" interview; Tom Joyner show moving from FM to AM in D.C.; N.Y. Times rethinks anonymous sources after mistake; media faulted in coverage of world refugee crisis; Univision, Televisa to boost training for media, tech jobs; Editorial: Removing statues embraces future, not past (12/21/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#trump">Trump Accepts Russian's Praise, Says Guilt Not Proved</a></p> <p><a href="#latino">Rubio, Cruz Not the Latino Candidates Many Expected</a></p> <p><a href="#carson">Success Story: "Why I Stopped Talking Like Ben Carson"</a></p> <p><a href="#kelly">R. Kelly Walks Off "HuffPost Live" Interview</a></p> <p><a href="#joyner">Tom Joyner Show Moving From FM to AM in D.C.</a></p> <p><a href="#nytimes">N.Y. Times Rethinks Anonymous Sources After Mistake</a></p> <p><a href="#refugee">Media Faulted in Coverage of World Refugee Crisis</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="univision"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/putin-creates-climate-killing-journalists#univision" target="_blank">Univision, Televisa to Boost Training for Media, Tech Jobs</a></h2> <p>Univision Communications Inc. and Grupo Televisa, S.A.B., "<a href="http://corporate.univision.com/2015/12/univision-and-televisa-expand-partnership-to-increase-opportunities-for-latinos-in-media-and-technology/" target="_blank">two of the world’s leading media companies focused on serving Hispanics, today announced plans to expand upon their existing programs to provide more opportunities for Latinos in the U.S. media and technology sectors in 2016</a>," the companies said on Monday.</p> <p>"The new efforts will include a wide variety of education, mentorship and career development programs.</p> <p>"As the economic, political and cultural impact of Hispanic Americans continues to grow, Univision and Televisa believe it is critically important for Latinos to play a leading role in participating in and shaping the media industry in the United States. Accordingly, the two companies have joined forces to accomplish two overarching goals: 1) Strengthen and expand their existing efforts to increase the pipeline of Latinos in media and technology; and 2) Develop and educate future media leaders and professionals.</p> <p>"Commenting on the initiative, <strong>Alex Nogales</strong> the president and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, said: 'One of my lifelong goals has been to provide access to careers in media for future generations of U.S. Hispanics, and to create opportunities for Latinos both behind and in front of the camera. That is why we are supporting the joint initiative announced today by Univision and Televisa — because it will create opportunities for a new generation in our industry at this critical time when it's so important for diverse voices to be heard.' . . ."</p> <p>Under the title "Strengthening the Pipeline of Latinos in Media &amp; Technology," the companies listed:</p> <ul> <li> "Production Projects . . . <br /><br /></li> <li> "Writers Programs . . .<br /><br /></li> <li> "Development Fellowships . . .<br /><br /></li> <li> "Incubator Programs . . .<br /><br /></li> <li> "Entrepreneurial Development Opportunities . . .<br /><br /></li> <li> "STEM and Media . . .<br /><br /></li> <li> "School Programs . . .<br /><br /></li> <li> "Scholarships, Internships &amp; Fellowships . . ." <br /><br /></li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Soni Sangha</strong>, Fox News Latino: <a href=" http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/money/2015/12/10/census-latinos-are-making-more-money-but-gap-among-races-remains-wide/" target="_blank">Census: Latinos are making more money, but gap among ethnic groups still wide</a> <em>(Dec. 10)</em></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="takeemdownnola"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/putin-creates-climate-killing-journalists#takeemdownnola" target="_blank">Editorial: Removing Statues Embraces Future, Not Past</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/12/confederate_monuments_new_orle_7.html#incart_river_index" target="_blank">The decision to remove four Confederate monuments from the heart of New Orleans came down to an essential question: What kind of city do we aspire to be?</a>" the editorial board of NOLA.com | the Times-Picayune wrote on Friday under the headline, "With vote to remove Confederate monuments, City Council embraces New Orleans' future."</p> <p>"Is New Orleans the inclusive, tolerant place we tell the world it is?" it continued. "Are we committed to healing racial divisions? Are we dedicated to fairness and equality?</p> <p>"We must be.</p> <p>"That was the essence of the City Council's vote Thursday (Dec. 17) to take down statues of <strong>Robert E. Lee</strong>, <strong>P.G.T. Beauregard</strong>, <strong>Jefferson Davis</strong> and a monument to a Confederate rebellion. . . ."</p> <p>"The case for moving the statues was powerful. Not only do these monuments honor men who fought for slavery, they are symbols of the institutional oppression of African-Americans during the century after the Civil War.</p> <p>"Jazz trumpeter <strong>Wynton Marsalis</strong> eloquently described the damage done in a guest column for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune: 'The pernicious effects of this legacy are clearly evidenced by gross inequalities in everything from education to housing, to employment and access. We are accustomed to these conditions and perhaps don't see them, but we are capable of being so much more. It's time to live up to our potential, not down to the flaws that we have inherited.' . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Mike Cason</strong>, al.com: <a href="http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/12/rep_alvin_holmes_wants_confede.html" target="_blank">Rep. Alvin Holmes wants emblem with Confederate flag off Alabama troopers' uniforms</a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Cary Clack</strong>, San Antonio Express-News: <a title="Slavery’s legacy is in our blood" href="http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/commentary/article/Slavery-s-legacy-is-in-our-blood-6700669.php">Slavery's legacy is in our blood</a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Jarvis DeBerry</strong>, NOLA.com | the Times-Picayune: <a href="http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/12/confederate_monuments_jerome_s.html" target="_blank">You can't love freedom and Confederate monuments </a><br /><br /></li> <li>foxnews.com: <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/12/20/confederate-flag-controversies-heat-up-for-holidays.html" target="_blank">Confederate flag controversies heat up for the holidays </a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong> Allyson Hobbs</strong>, the New Yorker: <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/hundred-years-later-birth-nation-hasnt-gone-away?mbid=rss" target="_blank">A Hundred Years Later, "The Birth of a Nation" Hasn't Gone Away</a> <em>(Dec. 13)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li><strong> Errol Louis</strong>, Daily News, New York: <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/errol-louis-new-attack-voting-rights-article-1.2458094" target="_blank">The new attack on voting rights: It's Southern states against their black citizens</a> <em>(Dec. 8)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>David A. Love</strong>, HuffPost BlackVoices: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-a-love/what-is-in-a-name_b_8759348.html?utm_hp_ref=black-voices" target="_blank">What Is in a Name? </a><em>(Dec. 9)</em><br /><br /></li> <li><strong> Travis Williams</strong>, Roanoke (Va.) Times: <a href="http://www.roanoke.com/news/education/montgomery_county/confederate-flap-leads-to-new-course-in-montgomery-county/article_ef6d7a92-d94c-5a1c-bac0-90d9b6c02e7a.html" target="_blank">Confederate flap leads to new course in Montgomery County</a><br /><br /></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/putin-creates-climate-killing-journalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/putin-creates-climate-killing-journalists#comments Tue, 22 Dec 2015 03:07:48 +0000 princeeditor 8999 at http://mije.org Journalists Follow Their Passions http://mije.org/richardprince/journalists-follow-their-passions <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 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="caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/resize/u678/teaser_1-312x219.jpg" alt="" height="219" width="312" />Our latest list of nonfiction books by journalists of color or those of special interest to them — the second of two — features journalists following their passions, whether it is delving further into their beats, pursuing an avocation, expanding on an interest kindled at work, seeking more information about why they grew up as they did or using their writing skills to become better parents. (12/18/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#chansanchai">Athima Chansanchai </a></p> <p><a href="#givhan">Robin Givhan </a><br /><br /><a href="#jackson">Derrick Z. Jackson </a><br /><a href="#jefferson"><br />Margo Jefferson</a><br /><br /><a href="#jensen">Sean Jensen</a><br /><br /><a href="#nixon">Ron Nixon</a><br /><br /><a href="#reid">Joy-Ann Reid</a><br /><br /><a href="#stodghill">Ron Stodghill</a><br /><br /><a href="#truax">Eileen Truax</a><br /><br /><a href="#shorttakes">Short Takes</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="reid"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8998/#reid">Joy-Ann Reid</a></h2> <p><img class="caption" style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/resize/u678/fracture_3-205x308.png" alt="" height="308" width="205" /></p> <p><strong>Joy-Ann Reid</strong>, a national correspondent for MSNBC, has written "<a href="http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062305251/fracture" target="_blank">Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide</a>" (Morrow, $27.99 hardcover; $14.99 ebook; $24.99&nbsp;downloadable audio file).</p> <p>The rise of <strong>Donald Trump</strong> and the crowded Republican field has put most of the media attention on the GOP presidential race, but Reid, writing before Trump became a factor, saw a story in changes in the Democratic Party since the days of <strong>Lyndon B. Johnson</strong>.</p> <p>"If the modern Republican Party represents the part of America that in fundamental ways is pulling backward toward a distant and irretrievable past, the current iteration of the Democratic Party represents the possibilities and challenges of a multiracial future," she writes.</p> <p>"It doesn't always get the alchemy right, and if it ultimately fails, party loyalties and demographic compositions could one day be scrambled again. But for the time being, and for the foreseeable future, particularly for African Americans, the Democrats are the only ball game, and with pressing issues of economic, health, and educational disparities, and with voting rights hanging in the balance, failure is not an option . . . "</p> <p>Reid added, "I wrote this book because if the Democrats can't get it right — and they haven't yet —it's hard to see how the country can."</p> <p>The book, released in September, has not been reviewed in major newspapers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="stodghill"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8998/#stodghill">Ron Stodghill</a></h2> <p><img class="caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/resize/u678/stodghill_2-205x308.png" alt="" height="308" width="205" /></p> <p><strong>Ron Stodghill</strong>, who has worked at the New York Times and Business Week and runs a think tank at Johnson C. Smith University, a historically black institution, has written "<a href="http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062323231/where-everybody-looks-like-me" target="_blank">Where Everybody Looks Like Me: At the Crossroads of America's Black Colleges and Culture</a>" (Amistad/HarperCollins, $26.99 hardcover; $12.99 ebook; $14.99 trade paperback due September 2016).</p> <p>"Today, HBCUs [historically black colleges and universities] are stumbling, in some cases, toward extinction," Stodghill writes in his introduction.</p> <p>"Once hailed as national treasures, the life force behind the black surgeon, engineer, painter, or poet is scraping hard to get by. . . . Experts in higher education don't expect most of these schools to survive. Based on current trends, they expect that by 2035, the number of HBCUs will shrink by more than half — with only 15 of these actually thriving." He counts 104 HBCUs today.</p> <p>The premises of this book were strongly challenged in a Washington Post review by <strong>Daryl Michael Scott</strong>, a history professor at Howard University, among the most prominent HBCUs.</p> <p>"<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-future-of-historically-black-colleges/2015/10/07/3601cbf6-4782-11e5-8ab4-c73967a143d3_story.html" target="_blank">Stodghill is committed to the future of HBCUs but calls on them to get their houses in order before it’s too late</a>," Scott wrote in October.</p> <p>"While acknowledging that state policies and those of the Obama administration, especially changes in the Plus Loan Program, have created an economic hardship on HBCUs, Stodghill sides with reformers who, in general, believe in less dependence on government money, increased standards for admissions, merging and consolidating colleges, more accountability for administrators and boards of trustees, and constructing majors tailored to the marketplace. Unlike some of his interviewees, however, Stodghill believes in the standard justification for HBCUs: providing a more nurturing environment for students.</p> <p>"Unfortunately, Stodghill bases his case on historical myths.</p> <p>"He holds the view that majority-white schools 'poach' the best black students. (Who owns them?) He seems unaware that those deemed the best students often attended majority-white colleges even during the segregation era. Phi Beta Kappa keys from the Ivies and small Northern colleges were treated much like Olympic medals, while many HBCUs were considered a continuation of high school — which, given their inadequate funding, they often were. Without doubt, desegregation, along with new federal programs, brought better funding and transformed most HBCUs into viable colleges.</p> <p>"Stodghill also promotes the myth that once upon a time, dynamic, committed faculty members and administrators led HBCUs and pursued the path to progress. . . ."</p> <p>In Newsweek, <strong>Marybeth Gasman</strong>, <strong>Andrés Castro Samayoa</strong> and <strong>Felecia Commodore</strong>, all affiliated with the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions, called the book "a collection of anecdotes based on interviews with various people associated in some way with HBCUs — it is not research-based and does not draw upon or build upon any research related to HBCUs. <a href="http://www.newsweek.com/black-colleges-matter-and-we-have-data-prove-it-366306" target="_blank">It is interesting and provocative and provides quite a bit of fodder for critics of HBCUs</a>, which it seems was not Stodghill's intention given that he claims that HBCUs' demise will take 'a vital part of our shared history with [it].' "</p> <p>"Where Everybody Looks Like Me" is listed among the Los Angeles Times' "<a href="http://www.latimes.com/style/holiday/la-jc-holiday-books-guide-2015-nonfiction-20151125-htmlstory.html" target="_blank">31 nonfiction picks</a>" for the holidays, and at The Root, is one of "<a href="http://www.theroot.com/articles/lists/2015/12/_14_of_the_best_nonfiction_books_by_black_authors_in_2015.html" target="_blank">14 of the Best Nonfiction Books by Black Authors in 2015</a>."</p> <ul> <li><strong>Mark S. Luckie</strong>: <a title="Do U.: a Novel " href="http://www.douthebook.com/#get-it-now">Do U.: a Novel </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Ron Stodghill</strong>, Salon: <a title="Bill Cosby is on the phone: &quot;Wake up, man!&quot; " href="http://www.salon.com/2015/10/11/bill_cosby_is_on_the_phone_wake_up_man/">Bill Cosby is on the phone: "Wake up, man!" </a><em>(book excerpt) (Oct. 11)<br /></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="truax"></a><a href="http://mije.org/node/8998/#truax">Eileen Truax</a></h2> <p><img class="caption" style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/resize/u678/truax_2-217x323.jpg" alt="" height="323" width="217" /></p> <p><strong>Eileen Truax</strong>, a journalist and immigrant from Mexico living in Los Angeles, has written "<a href="http://www.beacon.org/Dreamers-P1093.aspx" target="_blank">Dreamers: An Immigrant Generation's Fight for Their American Dream.</a>" (Beacon, $15 paperback; $9.99 Kindle).</p> <p>Truax, who has been a reporter for La Opinión in Los Angeles and online information editor for ImpreMedia, is Spanish at-large representative to the board of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.</p> <p>Truax writes, "The ten stories in this book transcend politics and delve into the personal, showing that beyond legislative bureaucracy or immigrants' rights, the struggle of undocumented youth, the Dreamers, is fundamentally a matter of human rights.</p> <p>"Theirs is a struggle for civil rights, for recognition of one's personal dignity, and for one's place in the world. The Dreamers' fight brings into focus the very concept of citizenship as the active exercise of rights and responsibilities in the place where one <em>is</em> regardless of whatever some piece of paper says."</p> <p><strong>Mirna Durón</strong>, writing for El Nuevo Sol, a publication at the California State University Northridge, wrote, "<a href="http://www.elnuevosol.net/sonadores-dreamers/book-dreamers" target="_blank">The primary audience of the book is mainly Latinos and undocumented people</a>. Latinos and undocumented individuals can relate to the book because chances are they either are or know someone who is undocumented. . . ."</p> <p>Truax is working on a second book about Mexicans exiled in the United States due to violence in Mexico, according to her LinkedIn profile.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/journalists-follow-their-passions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/journalists-follow-their-passions#comments Sat, 19 Dec 2015 02:58:41 +0000 princeeditor 8998 at http://mije.org Norris Leaving NPR to "Grow" Race Project http://mije.org/richardprince/norris-leaving-npr-grow-her-race-project <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 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="http://mije.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u426/Norris_O%27Toole_teaser.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="142" />Host says effort might expand beyond journalism (12/17/15); recycled Baltimore images — how true?; Editorial: Despite mistrial, "damaging" testimony emerged; critics say GOP debaters putting fear on ballot; FBI denies terrorist couple posted openly about jihad; "PBS NewsHour" spotlights "stagnant' newsroom diversity; NPR news, information staff Is 77.6 percent white; DuPonts honor pieces on Michael Brown, immigration; documenting Chinese who are adopted, living in U.S. (12/16/15)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Norris">Host Says Effort Might Expand Beyond Journalism</a></p> <p><a name="Norris"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" src="http://mije.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u426/Norris_O%27Toole.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="436" /></p> <p><em>Michele Norris, co-host of NPR's "All Things Considered," with Quinn O'Toole, managing director, NPR West, and deputy national editor. (Credit: NPR/file)</em></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="crime"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/recycled-baltimore-images-%E2%80%94-how-true#crime" target="_blank">Story Makes Case for More Action on Same-Race Crime</a></h2> <p>The Washington Post weighed in on the debate that pits those who speak up about deadly police violence against civilians and others who argue that more emphasis should be given to intraracial crime.</p> <p>"Video released last month that shows a police officer killing 17-year-old <strong>Laquan McDonald </strong>with 16 bullets ignited passion on the streets of Chicago. Protesters disrupted shoppers along the famed Magnificent Mile, <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/black-lives-matter-group-is-pressured-to-expand-the-scope-of-its-outrage/2015/12/11/cbe72f98-8892-11e5-9a07-453018f9a0ec_story.html" target="_blank">the city's police chief was fired, and the Justice Department launched an investigation into racial disparities in officers' use of force</a>," <strong>Michael A. Fletcher</strong> reported on the front page of Saturday's print edition.</p> <p>"Three months earlier, when 9-year-old <strong>Jamyla Bolden</strong> was cut down by a stray bullet as she did homework in her Ferguson, Mo., apartment, the response was different. There were no protests or demands that city officials step down. The night after her death, demonstrators in nearby St. Louis took to the streets, setting fire to a vacant house and a car — not in response to Jamyla's death, but to protest the police shooting of a young black man in the back during a drug raid.</p> <p>"The contrasting responses have put the goals of some community leaders at odds with those espoused by groups such as Black Lives Matter, who have seized the political moment with loud protests calling for less-aggressive policing and more accountability for law enforcement. Some political and religious leaders say that what's needed is an equal public outpouring over the severe crime that continues to plague many communities. Compared with the reaction provoked by a police shooting, they said, response to street violence is too often muted, fragmented and brief. . . ."</p> <p>Fletcher went beyond the complaints to suggest solutions.</p> <p>He also wrote, "Some neighborhood and political leaders here and elsewhere . . . say bands of demonstrators could occupy crime hot spots in neighborhoods, press local officials for a greater police presence, or march until there was a political imperative to provide more services such as recreation and after-school programs that can steer young people away from crime. Or they could plug into existing anti-crime groups that are starved for manpower and support. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Charles M. Blow</strong>, New York Times: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/14/opinion/first-time-at-a-gun-show.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2Fcharles-m-blow&amp;action=click&amp;contentCollection=opinion®ion=stream&amp;module=stream_unit&amp;version=search&amp;contentPlacement=1&amp;pgtype=collection" target="_blank">First Time at a Gun Show </a><br /><br /></li> <li> Editorial, New York Times: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/16/opinion/dont-blame-mental-illness-for-gun-violence.html?smid=fb-share&amp;_r=0" target="_blank">Don't Blame Mental Illness for Gun Violence </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Lottie L. Joiner</strong>, National Journal: <a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/next-america/criminal-justice/families-pay-never-ending-price-criminal-record?mref=scroll" target="_blank">How Families Pay the Never-Ending Price of a Criminal Record </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Mary Mitchell</strong>, Chicago Sun-Times: <a href="http://chicago.suntimes.com/mary-mitchell/7/71/1180170/another-family-questions-police-killing" target="_blank">Another family questions police killing </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>James Ragland</strong>, Dallas Morning News: <a href="http://www.dallasnews.com/news/columnists/james-ragland/20151211-ragland-when-it-comes-to-police-work-tell-both-sides-of-the-story.ece" target="_blank">When it comes to police work, tell both sides of the story </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="duponts"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/recycled-baltimore-images-%E2%80%94-how-true#duponts" target="_blank">DuPonts Honor Pieces on Michael Brown, Immigration</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.adweek.com/tvspy/wbal-wral-among-dupont-award-winners/160456" target="_blank">St. Louis station KMOV, Baltimore's WBAL and Raleigh, N.C.'s WRAL are all being honored with the prestigious <strong>Alfred I. duPont</strong>-Columbia University Award</a>," <strong>Chris Ariens</strong> reported Tuesday for TVSpy.</p> <p>"KMOV's <strong>Craig Cheatham</strong> and team are being honored for their investigation into the shooting death of <strong>Michael Brown</strong> and the criminal justice system in and around St. Louis in the hour-long, commercial free documentary The Injustice System.</p> <p>"WBAL's <strong>Jayne Miller</strong> is being honored for her investigative work on the death of <strong>Freddie Gray</strong>. 'Her exemplary reports raised important questions about probable cause, police policy, and accountability,' the judges found. 'Miller asked probing, smart questions and followed up with clear analysis of a fast changing story.'</p> <p>"WRAL reporter <strong>Leyla Santiago </strong>and photographer <strong>Zac Gooch</strong> are being honored for their series Journey Alone, about the surge in illegal immigration and the unaccompanied minors who made their way to North Carolina. . . ."</p> <ul> <li><a href=" http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/dupont" target="_blank"> Announcing the 2016 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award Winners</a>&nbsp; </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-10"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Credit: Meng Han" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Chinese%20adoptee.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="369" /></p> <h2><a name="chinese"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/recycled-baltimore-images-%E2%80%94-how-true#chinese" target="_blank">Documenting Chinese Who Are Adopted, Living in U.S.</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/12/16/chinese-adoptees-at-home-in-america/" target="_blank">I wanted to tell the Chinese audience how the Chinese adopted live in America</a>,"&nbsp;<strong>Meng Han</strong> told <strong>Rena Silverman </strong>for the New York Times "Lens" blog, "and what kind of lives they have and what is different."</p> <p>Han, a <strong>Hubert H. Humphrey </strong>Fellow at the University of Maryland, left China in the spring of 2014 to study English.</p> <p>A senior photojournalist at Beijing News, Han "sought out families through an online advertisement," Silverman wrote Wednesday, "and the first response came surprisingly enough from <strong>Cheryl Wu</strong>, a second-generation Chinese woman who had adopted her daughter from China's Jiangxi Province.</p> <p>"Ms. Wu had taught children with special needs in Washington, D.C. 'My job is to look after handicapped children,' she said, 'so I always hoped to adopt a child from a Chinese welfare house and take care of her myself.”</p> <p>"Ms. Wu introduced Ms. Han to a network of families with adopted children who often got together for parties and other occasions. Over about a year, she met some 30 families in 10 states, some through word of mouth, others when a nonprofit organization wrote about her project in a newsletter, and still more through a school where families brought children to learn Chinese and Chinese dance. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/norris-leaving-npr-grow-her-race-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/norris-leaving-npr-grow-her-race-project#comments Fri, 18 Dec 2015 03:29:55 +0000 princeeditor 8997 at http://mije.org Recycled Baltimore Images — How True? http://mije.org/richardprince/recycled-baltimore-images-%E2%80%94-how-true <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 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/Screen%20Shot%202015-12-16%20at%2010.29.39%20PM%201.png" alt="" width="183" height="105" />With mistrial, opportunity to repeat prior mistakes; Editorial: Despite mistrial, "damaging" testimony emerged; critics say GOP debaters putting fear on ballot; FBI denies terrorist couple posted openly about jihad; "PBS NewsHour" spotlights "stagnant' newsroom diversity; NPR news, information staff Is 77.6 percent white; DuPonts honor pieces on Michael Brown, immigration; documenting Chinese who are adopted, living in U.S. (12/16/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#porter">With Mistrial, Opportunity to Repeat Prior Mistakes</a></p> <p><a href="#mistrial">Editorial: Despite Mistrial, "Damaging" Testimony Emerged</a></p> <p><a href="#gop">Critics Say GOP Debaters Putting Fear on Ballot</a></p> <p><a href="#fbi">FBI Denies Terrorist Couple Posted Openly About Jihad</a></p> <p><a href="#pbs">"PBS NewsHour" Spotlights Stagnant Newsroom Diversity</a></p> <p><a href="#npr">NPR News, Information Staff Is 77.6 Percent White</a></p> <p><a href="#crime">Story Makes Case for More Action on Same-Race Crime</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="duponts"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/recycled-baltimore-images-%E2%80%94-how-true#duponts" target="_blank">DuPonts Honor Pieces on Michael Brown, Immigration</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.adweek.com/tvspy/wbal-wral-among-dupont-award-winners/160456" target="_blank">St. Louis station KMOV, Baltimore's WBAL and Raleigh, N.C.'s WRAL are all being honored with the prestigious <strong>Alfred I. duPont</strong>-Columbia University Award</a>," <strong>Chris Ariens</strong> reported Tuesday for TVSpy.</p> <p>"KMOV's <strong>Craig Cheatham</strong> and team are being honored for their investigation into the shooting death of <strong>Michael Brown</strong> and the criminal justice system in and around St. Louis in the hour-long, commercial free documentary The Injustice System.</p> <p>"WBAL's <strong>Jayne Miller</strong> is being honored for her investigative work on the death of <strong>Freddie Gray</strong>. 'Her exemplary reports raised important questions about probable cause, police policy, and accountability,' the judges found. 'Miller asked probing, smart questions and followed up with clear analysis of a fast changing story.'</p> <p>"WRAL reporter <strong>Leyla Santiago </strong>and photographer <strong>Zac Gooch</strong> are being honored for their series Journey Alone, about the surge in illegal immigration and the unaccompanied minors who made their way to North Carolina. . . ."</p> <ul> <li><a href=" http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/dupont" target="_blank"> Announcing the 2016 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award Winners</a>&nbsp; </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><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Credit: Meng Han" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Chinese%20adoptee.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="369" /></p> <h2><a name="chinese"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/recycled-baltimore-images-%E2%80%94-how-true#chinese" target="_blank">Documenting Chinese Who Are Adopted, Living in U.S.</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/12/16/chinese-adoptees-at-home-in-america/" target="_blank">I wanted to tell the Chinese audience how the Chinese adopted live in America</a>,"&nbsp;<strong>Meng Han</strong> told <strong>Rena Silverman </strong>for the New York Times "Lens" blog, "and what kind of lives they have and what is different."</p> <p>Han, a <strong>Hubert H. Humphrey </strong>Fellow at the University of Maryland, left China in the spring of 2014 to study English.</p> <p>A senior photojournalist at Beijing News, Han "sought out families through an online advertisement," Silverman wrote Wednesday, "and the first response came surprisingly enough from <strong>Cheryl Wu</strong>, a second-generation Chinese woman who had adopted her daughter from China's Jiangxi Province.</p> <p>"Ms. Wu had taught children with special needs in Washington, D.C. 'My job is to look after handicapped children,' she said, 'so I always hoped to adopt a child from a Chinese welfare house and take care of her myself.”</p> <p>"Ms. Wu introduced Ms. Han to a network of families with adopted children who often got together for parties and other occasions. Over about a year, she met some 30 families in 10 states, some through word of mouth, others when a nonprofit organization wrote about her project in a newsletter, and still more through a school where families brought children to learn Chinese and Chinese dance. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/recycled-baltimore-images-%E2%80%94-how-true" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/recycled-baltimore-images-%E2%80%94-how-true#comments Thu, 17 Dec 2015 03:48:37 +0000 princeeditor 8996 at http://mije.org Fallout Over a Dismissal at Poynter http://mije.org/richardprince/fallout-over-dismissal-poynter <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 14, 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/writefield.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="92" />Mentors, mentees follow Kenny Irby to new program; NABJ founders see "back to the future" on diversity; climate agreement falls short of goals of Native people; 5 ways to avoid Islamophobia in your coverage; news outlets differ on whether Scalia's words were racist; CNN producer files discrimination lawsuit; Serena Williams is S.I. Sportsperson of the Year; Max Cacas, veteran broadcaster, dies in D.C. at 61; U. of Detroit honors late sports producer Reggie Hall (12/14/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#irby">Mentors, Mentees Follow Kenny Irby to New Program</a></p> <p><a href="#nabj">NABJ Founders See "Back to the Future" on Diversity</a></p> <p><a href="#climate">Climate Agreement Falls Short of Goals of Native People</a></p> <p><a href="#islam">5 Ways to Avoid Islamophobia in Your Coverage</a></p> <p><a href="#scalia">News Outlets Differ on Whether Scalia's Words Were Racist</a></p> <p><a href="#cnn">CNN Producer Files Discrimination Lawsuit</a></p> <p><a href="#serena">Serena Williams Is S.I. Sportsperson of the Year</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="cacas"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/fallout-over-dismissal-poynter#cacas" target="_blank">Max Cacas, Veteran Broadcaster, Dies in D.C. at 61</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/1716067_profile_pic.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="233" />"<a href="http://current.org/2015/12/washington-area-radio-journalist-max-cacas-dies-at-61/" target="_blank"><strong>Max Cacas</strong>, a veteran broadcaster in public and commercial radio in Washington, D.C., died suddenly of a possible heart attack Tuesday</a>, according to his wife,<strong> Lisa Myers</strong>, in a Facebook post," <strong>Tyler Falk</strong> reported Friday for Current.org. "He was 61.</p> <p>"Cacas worked at NPR as a news producer and operations manager for 10 years, from 1985–95. He went on to work in various capacities in radio and journalism throughout the Washington area, most recently as a host and producer for a radio program produced by AFCEA International.</p> <p>"He also worked for Public Radio International, Federal News Radio, WTOP and The Freedom Forum, and taught audio production classes at the University of Maryland.</p> <p>"<strong>Jay Kernis</strong>, former s.v.p. of programming at NPR and a colleague of Cacas', said in a tribute on Facebook that Cacas 'was one of those staff members who would and could do everything. He loved radio, loved producing, loved the machinery and the techniques, loved being in the studio and in the field. He seemed to know everyone in the business and what was going on in public and commercial radio.' . . ."</p> <ul> <li> AFCEA International: <a href="http://www.afcea.org/documents/Maxbio.pdf" target="_blank">Max Caucus bio</a> [PDF]</li> <br /> <li><a href="http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=max-a-cacas&amp;pid=176847730&amp;fhid=2356" target="_blank">Death notice </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="detroit"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/fallout-over-dismissal-poynter#detroit" target="_blank">U. of Detroit Honors Late Sports Producer Reggie Hall</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Reggie Hall (Credit: WXYZ-TV)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/HallWXYZ.jpg" alt="" width="376" height="269" />"<a href="http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/13847/u-d_to_honor_wxyz_s_reggie_hall_with_a_patch_on_sports_jerseys#.Vm-03L87fJc" target="_blank">In almost all instances, when a team decides add a patch to its jersey, it's to honor a former playing great, or legendary coach, or even the franchise owner</a>," <strong>Joey Yashinsky</strong> reported Friday for Deadline Detroit.</p> <p>"In the case of the University of Detroit men's and women's hoops teams the rest of the year, they'll be adding a patch honoring <strong>Reggie Hall</strong>, one of the school's most passionate supporters.</p> <p>"It was announced this afternoon via the @DetroitTitans Twitter feed that the teams' uniforms will be adorned with the initials TR, for 'Titan Reggie,' a man described often as the 'heart and soul of the U of D basketball program.'</p> <p>"The Titan alum and well-known Detroit TV sports producer passed away early Wednesday. There was a video tribute in Hall's honor at that night's game against Toledo, which the Titans won in dramatic fashion. Coach <strong>Ray McCallum</strong> said after the game that the team broke the huddle that night with, '1-2-3...Titan Reggie!' . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Chris Ariens</strong>, TVSpy: <a href="http://www.adweek.com/tvspy/wxyzs-reggie-hall-dies-following-car-accident/160206" target="_blank">WXYZ's Reggie Hall Dies Following Car Accident </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/fallout-over-dismissal-poynter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/fallout-over-dismissal-poynter#comments Tue, 15 Dec 2015 04:21:44 +0000 princeeditor 8995 at http://mije.org Journalists Who Rocked Their World http://mije.org/richardprince/let-us-praise-journalists-who-rocked-boat <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 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/teaser.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="137" /></p> <p>Our latest list of nonfiction books by journalists of color or those of special interest to them — the first of two — gives us a chance to praise journalists who rocked the world they found, paving the way for journalists who continue the struggle today.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#booker">Carole McCabe Booker</a></p> <p><a href="#coates">Ta-Nehisi Coates</a></p> <p><a href="#grimm">Joe Grimm</a></p> <p><a href="#haygood">Wil Haygood</a></p> <p><a href="#madison">Paula Williams Madison</a></p> <p><a href="#morris">James McGrath Morris</a></p> <p><a href="#newkirk">Pamela Newkirk</a></p> <p><a href="#ryan">April Ryan</a></p> <p><a href="#yvonne">Yvonne Ryan</a></p> <p><a href="#williams">Sonja D. Williams</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/let-us-praise-journalists-who-rocked-boat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/let-us-praise-journalists-who-rocked-boat#comments Sat, 12 Dec 2015 03:28:09 +0000 princeeditor 8994 at http://mije.org Pulley Stepping Down as Hampton J-Dean http://mije.org/richardprince/brett-pulley-stepping-down-hampton-j-dean <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 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/u426/brett-pulley-tsr_0.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="142" />Business journalist takes N.Y. public relations job (12/11/15); media turn up heat on Trump; should reporters be packing heat?; HuffPost rebuffs NABJ request to correct finances story; students taught to produce stories for social media; NPR using more black sources, no change in Latinos; scant diversity progress seen for Hollywood's awards; judge holds back videos of Chicago officer's fatal shots; blacks progress, but more likely to be lower income; family plans no service for C. Gerald Fraser (12/9/15)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Pulley">Business Journalist Takes N.Y. Public Relations Job</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="chicago"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/media-shifting-stance-toward-trump#chicago" target="_blank">Judge Holds Back Videos of Chicago Officer's Fatal Shots</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-police-cedrick-chatman-shooting-video-20151209-story.html" target="_blank">A federal judge said Wednesday he would not order the release of videos that captured a Chicago police officer fatally shooting 17-year-old <strong>Cedrick Chatman</strong> as he fled from officers in the South Shore neighborhood in January 2013</a>," <em>[accessible via search engine]</em> <strong>Jason Meisner</strong> reported Wednesday for the Chicago Tribune.</p> <p>"But in keeping the records sealed, U.S. District Judge <strong>Robert Gettleman</strong> said the surveillance footage could be made public as soon as next month.</p> <p>" 'If it's likely going to come out through pretrial motions, then there really is no reason to wait,' Gettleman said.</p> <p>"As Mayor Rahm Emanuel was speaking to the City Council about fixing the broken system of police accountability in the wake of the <strong>Laquan McDonald </strong>case, city attorneys went before Gettleman to oppose making the videos in Chatman's shooting public, arguing the case should not be tried in the media. . . ."</p> <ul> <li><strong>Esther J. Cepeda</strong>, Washington Post Writers Group: <a href="https://syndication.washingtonpost.com/esther-cepeda" target="_blank">Spike Lee's new film was a missed opportunity</a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Leah Donnella</strong>, NPR "Code Switch": <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/12/09/458779031/chi-raq-and-a-hard-place-what-critics-are-saying-about-spike-lees-new-movie" target="_blank">'Chi-Raq' And A Hard Place: What Critics Are Saying About Spike Lee's New Movie</a><br /><br /></li> <li> Editorial, Chicago Sun-Times: <a href="http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/7/71/1164937/editorial-erasing-history-way-reform-police-department" target="_blank">Erasing history no way to reform police department&nbsp;</a><br /><br /></li> <li>Editorial, Chicago Tribune: <a title="The Laquan McDonald case: Where were you in April, Chicago aldermen?" href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-laquan-mcdonald-chicago-aldermen-edit-1209-20151208-story.html">The Laquan McDonald case: Where were you in April, Chicago aldermen?</a>&nbsp;<em>[accessible via search engine]</em><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Mary Mitchell</strong>, Chicago Sun-Times: <a href="http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/7/71/1168212/mayor-dodges-tough-questions-concilatory-speech" target="_blank">Mayor dodges the tough questions with conciliatory speech </a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong> Leonard Pitts Jr.</strong>, Miami Herald: <a href=" http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article48718140.html" target="_blank">Muster outrage for the scourge within </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="blacks"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/media-shifting-stance-toward-trump#blacks" target="_blank">Blacks Progress, but More Likely to Be Lower Income</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2015/12/09/the-american-middle-class-is-losing-ground/" target="_blank">After more than four decades of serving as the nation's economic majority, the American middle class is now matched in number by those in the economic tiers above and below it</a>," the Pew Research Center announced on Wednesday.</p> <p>"In early 2015, 120.8 million adults were in middle-income households, compared with 121.3 million in lower- and upper-income households combined, a demographic shift that could signal a tipping point, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data. . . ."</p> <p>Pew also said, "Some demographic groups have fared better than others in moving up the income tiers, while some groups have slipped down the ladder. The groups making notable progress include older Americans, married couples and blacks. Despite this progress, older Americans and blacks remain more likely to be lower income and less likely to be upper income than adults overall. Those Americans without a college degree stand out as experiencing a substantial loss in economic status. . . ."</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="fraser"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/media-shifting-stance-toward-trump#fraser" target="_blank">Family Plans No Service for C. Gerald Fraser</a></h2> <p>The family of <strong>C. Gerald Fraser</strong>, the longtime New York Times reporter who <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/c-gerald-fraser-ny-times-veteran-dies-xx" target="_blank">died Tuesday at 90</a>, plans no service for him.</p> <p>"You may quote me concerning Gerald not wanting the family to have a funeral or a memorial for him," <strong> M. Phyllis Cunningham</strong>, his partner of many years, told Journal-isms by email on Wednesday. "He had told family members (the three children and I ) and we have agreed to respect his wishes.</p> <p>"Once, when discussing the issue, he pointed out that <strong>Bob Teague</strong>,"&nbsp;<a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/msnbc-host-i-use-quotas-ensure-diversity#teague" target="_blank">the late television and print reporter who died in 2013</a>, "did not have a funeral nor a memorial and he did not want them either."</p> <p>Meanwhile, Fraser's contemporaries challenged a statement in the <a title="New York Times obituary" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/10/business/media/c-gerald-fraser-former-times-reporter-dies-at-90.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fobituaries&amp;action=click&amp;contentCollection=obituaries&amp;region=rank&amp;module=package&amp;version=highlights&amp;contentPlacement=2&amp;pgtype=sectionfront&amp;_r=0">New York Times obituary</a> that "When Mr. Fraser joined the paper, he became one of only two black reporters on the staff at that time. The other, <strong><a title="Thomas A. Johnson" href="http://mije.org/richardprince/pioneer-thomas-johnson-dies">Thomas A. Johnson</a></strong>, had been hired a year earlier."</p> <p><strong>Earl Caldwell </strong>told Journal-isms that he joined the Times in March 1967, before Fraser arrived that fall.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/brett-pulley-stepping-down-hampton-j-dean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/brett-pulley-stepping-down-hampton-j-dean#comments Fri, 11 Dec 2015 17:57:57 +0000 princeeditor 8993 at http://mije.org Media Turn Up Heat on Trump http://mije.org/richardprince/media-shifting-stance-toward-trump <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 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/u1488/jisms_lead_12_9.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="102" />It's policies, not personality, after anti-Muslim comments; should reporters be packing heat?; HuffPost rebuffs NABJ request to correct finances story; students taught to produce stories for social media; NPR using more black sources, no change in Latinos; scant diversity progress seen for Hollywood's awards; judge holds back videos of Chicago officer's fatal shots; blacks progress, but more likely to be lower income; family plans no service for C. Gerald Fraser (12/9/15)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#trump">It's Policies, Not Personality, After Anti-Muslim Comments</a></p> <p><a href="#guns">Should Reporters Be Packing Heat?</a></p> <p><a href="#nabj">HuffPost Rebuffs NABJ Request to Correct Finances Story</a></p> <p><a href="#social">Students Taught to Produce Stories for Social Media</a></p> <p><a href="#npr">NPR Using More Black Sources; No Change in Latinos</a></p> <p><a href="#hollywood">Scant Diversity Progress Seen for Hollywood's Awards</a></p> <p><a href="#chicago">Judge Holds Back Videos of Chicago Officer's Fatal Shots</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="blacks"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/media-shifting-stance-toward-trump#blacks" target="_blank">Blacks Progress, but More Likely to Be Lower Income</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2015/12/09/the-american-middle-class-is-losing-ground/" target="_blank">After more than four decades of serving as the nation's economic majority, the American middle class is now matched in number by those in the economic tiers above and below it</a>," the Pew Research Center announced on Wednesday.</p> <p>"In early 2015, 120.8 million adults were in middle-income households, compared with 121.3 million in lower- and upper-income households combined, a demographic shift that could signal a tipping point, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data. . . ."</p> <p>Pew also said, "Some demographic groups have fared better than others in moving up the income tiers, while some groups have slipped down the ladder. The groups making notable progress include older Americans, married couples and blacks. Despite this progress, older Americans and blacks remain more likely to be lower income and less likely to be upper income than adults overall. Those Americans without a college degree stand out as experiencing a substantial loss in economic status. . . ."</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="fraser"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/media-shifting-stance-toward-trump#fraser" target="_blank">Family Plans No Service for C. Gerald Fraser</a></h2> <p>The family of <strong>C. Gerald Fraser</strong>, the longtime New York Times reporter who <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/c-gerald-fraser-ny-times-veteran-dies-xx" target="_blank">died Tuesday at 90</a>, plans no service for him.</p> <p>"You may quote me concerning Gerald not wanting the family to have a funeral or a memorial for him," <strong> M. Phyllis Cunningham</strong>, his partner of many years, told Journal-isms by email on Wednesday. "He had told family members (the three children and I ) and we have agreed to respect his wishes.</p> <p>"Once, when discussing the issue, he pointed out that <strong>Bob Teague</strong>,"&nbsp;<a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/msnbc-host-i-use-quotas-ensure-diversity#teague" target="_blank">the late television and print reporter who died in 2013</a>, "did not have a funeral nor a memorial and he did not want them either."</p> <p>Meanwhile, Fraser's contemporaries challenged a statement in the <a title="New York Times obituary" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/10/business/media/c-gerald-fraser-former-times-reporter-dies-at-90.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fobituaries&amp;action=click&amp;contentCollection=obituaries&amp;region=rank&amp;module=package&amp;version=highlights&amp;contentPlacement=2&amp;pgtype=sectionfront&amp;_r=0">New York Times obituary</a> that "When Mr. Fraser joined the paper, he became one of only two black reporters on the staff at that time. The other, <strong><a title="Thomas A. Johnson" href="http://mije.org/richardprince/pioneer-thomas-johnson-dies">Thomas A. Johnson</a></strong>, had been hired a year earlier."</p> <p><strong>Earl Caldwell </strong>told Journal-isms that he joined the Times in March 1967, before Fraser arrived that fall.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/media-shifting-stance-toward-trump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/media-shifting-stance-toward-trump#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2015 03:40:33 +0000 Reuben Telushkin 8990 at http://mije.org