MIJE.org: Richard Prince's Journal-isms http://mije.org/column/richard-prince/file%3D10472012051700000000001001 en Morial, Sharpton Confront Sony Over Emails http://mije.org/richardprince/morial-sharpton-meet-sony-over-emails <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 19, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/one-third_column/u13681/6237922_G_0-197x110.jpg" alt="" width="197" height="110" />Pullback of movie demonstrates "all films are political"; president lists what he's done for black America; press-freedom group urges release of Cuban journalists; Byron Pitts replacing Dan Abrams as "Nightline" anchor; Cosby says "media" quote was misconstrued, blasts Dyson; N.Y. Times plans to "rebalance" newsroom talent; Ferguson reporter sues police for false arrest, defamation; . . . poll shows Latinos believe cops use excessive force; Florence L. Tate dies, pan-African activist, ex-journalist (12/19/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#movie"> Pullback of Movie Demonstrates "All Films Are Political" </a></p> <p><a href="#president"> President Lists What He's Done for Black America </a></p> <p><a href="#cuban"> Press Freedom Group Urges Release of Cuban Journalists </a></p> <p><a href="#byron"> Byron Pitts Replacing Dan Abrams as "Nightline" Anchor </a></p> <p><a href="#cosby"> Cosby Says "Media" Quote Was Misconstrued; Blasts Dyson </a></p> <p><a href="#newsroom"> N.Y. Times Plans to "Rebalance" Newsroom Talent&nbsp;</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="force"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/morial-sharpton-meet-sony-over-emails#force" target="_blank">. . . Poll Shows Latinos Believe Cops Use Excessive Force</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.latinodecisions.com/blog/2014/12/11/latinos-and-police-abuse/" target="_blank">Unfortunately missing from the raging national debate over recurrent police killings of African American men and boys — defined as an issue pitting blacks against whites — is the question of where other minority groups stand</a>," <strong>David R. Ayón</strong> reported Dec. 11 for Latino Decisions, a Latino political opinion research firm.</p> <p>"This omission is particularly unfortunate in the case of Latinos, who bring their own substantial experience to questions of racial discrimination, the use of force by authorities, and the need for oversight and accountability.</p> <p>"At the heart of how Latinos view law enforcement are nuanced attitudes revealed by a major new national poll conducted by Latino Decisions for the <strong>W.K. Kellogg</strong> Foundation (WKKF). In spite of widespread optimism among Latino adults regarding the opportunities they see ahead, and in spite of the overwhelming majority's belief that local police are there to protect them and their families, two out of three Latinos worry that law enforcement will use excessive force against them. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Dana Canedy</strong>, New York Times: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/14/sunday-review/dana-canedy-the-talk-after-ferguson-a-shaded-conversation-about-race.html?_r=0" target="_blank">The Talk: After Ferguson, a Shaded Conversation About Race</a> <em>(Dec. 13)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Esther J. Cepeda</strong>, Washington Post Writers Group: <a href="http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/1960954-155/cepeda-the-rainbow-that-isnt" target="_blank">The rainbow that isn't </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Tammerlin Drummond</strong>, Oakland Tribune: <a href="http://www.insidebayarea.com/breaking-news/ci_27158543/drummond-spike-oakland-killings-since-oct-1" target="_blank">A spike in Oakland killings since Oct. 1 </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Nikole Hannah-Jones</strong>, ProPublica: <a href="http://www.propublica.org/article/ferguson-school-segregation" target="_blank">School Segregation, the Continuing Tragedy of Ferguson </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Allen Johnson</strong>, News &amp; Record, Greensboro, N.C.: <a href="http://www.news-record.com/blogs/thinking_out_loud/pointing-out-bad-cops-doesn-t-disparage-good-ones/article_70622780-854c-11e4-94a7-131ae74fc35d.html" target="_blank"> Pointing out bad cops doesn't disparage good ones </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Chip Johnson</strong>, San Francisco Chronicle: <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/johnson/article/White-screaming-drowns-out-black-voices-at-5958642.php" target="_blank"> White screaming drowns out black voices at protests </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Rebecca Klein</strong>, Huffington Post: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/18/aclu-ferguson-florissant-lawsuit_n_6350570.html?utm_hp_ref=black-voices" target="_blank">ACLU Lawsuit Says Ferguson School District Discriminates Against African-Americans </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Rafael Olmeda</strong> blog: <a href="http://olmeda.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/the-right-time-to-take-a-stand/" target="_blank"> The right time to take a stand </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Phillip Morris</strong>, Plain Dealer, Cleveland: <a href="http://www.cleveland.com/morris/index.ssf/2014/12/stopping_the_wholesale_slaught.html" target="_blank">Stopping the wholesale slaughter will require more than marches </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Alyssa Toomey</strong>, E! Online: <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/607715/whoopi-goldberg-and-rosie-o-donnell-scream-at-each-other-while-debating-racism-on-the-view-watch-the-controversial-fight" target="_blank">Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell Scream at Each Other While Debating Racism on <em>The View</em>: Watch the Controversial Fight! </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Phil Yu</strong>, Angry Asian Man: <a href="http://blog.angryasianman.com/2014/12/we-choose-resistance-join-model.html#more" target="_blank">"We Choose Resistance." Join the Model Minority Mutiny. </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="florence"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/morial-sharpton-meet-sony-over-emails#florence" target="_blank">Florence L. Tate Dies, Pan-African Activist, Ex-Journalist</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Florence L. Tate" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u13681/13667_198654404617_797429617_2732481_360995_n-184x200.jpg" alt="" width="184" height="200" /><strong>Florence L. Tate</strong>, the first black female reporter at the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News, who became a civil rights movement activist and press secretary for such figures as the <strong>Rev. Jesse Jackson</strong> and the late D.C. Mayor <strong>Marion Barry</strong>, died Tuesday at age 83, her son, writer <strong>Greg Tate</strong>, told his friends Wednesday on social media.</p> <p>Tate lived in Sarasota, Fla. The cause of death was not immediately disclosed.</p> <p>Referring to Facebook, the son said, "We know how much her rocksteady FB crew meant to her sense of well-being and global connectivity as a 'retired Pan-Afrikan activist and grandmother'."</p> <p>A biography posted on the website of <a href="http://www.crmvet.org/vet/tate.htm" target="_blank">Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement</a> says:</p> <p>"Active with Dayton, Ohio CORE, 1963-66; Dayton Alliance for Racial Equality (DARE) 1966-69. SNCC fundraiser and southern Ohio campus liaison, 1966-68. National info coordinator for first African Liberation Day demonstrations in US organized by ALDCC [African Liberation Day Co-ordinating Committee]&nbsp;in 1972, Washington DC. Press secretary for Marion Barry's first campaign for mayor of Washington, DC and press secretary in his first administration. Journalist at the <em>Dayton Daily News</em> — [1964]-1966. (No problem with conflict of interest in those roiling times!) Director of Communications, National Urban Coalition, 1971-74.</p> <p>"Organized 'Friends of Angola' a support group for Angolan independence in 1974 and disbanded in 1976 because of Angolan civil war and resultant international political conflict, confusion and acrimony. Press secretary for the 1984 Jesse Jackson for president campaign. Currently a charter member of the National Black Alternative School Organization recently founded in Milwaukee by <strong>Dr. Howard Fuller</strong> (<strong>Owusu Sadaukai</strong>), founder of <strong>Malcolm X</strong> University in Greensboro and national chairman and organizer of ALDCC.</p> <p>"I am now a board member of Forum 2004: Truth for a Change, a Sarasota-based non-profit organization which was organized during this election year (2004), to inform and educate the citizens in this Florida area. We organize and sponsor public events featuring well-known speakers, writers and activists who address current issues affecting us all: the criminal justice system; civil /human rights; womens' rights; the environment; health and welfare; voting rights and voting fraud; racial equality and justice; unemployment/underemployment; future supreme court appointments; and other political and social issues of national concern.</p> <p>"Former CORE member and SNCC supporter Florence L. Tate will be presented a LIVING LEGACY AWARD from ASALH (the Association for the Study of African American Life and History) at its 87th annual black history month luncheon in Washington, D.C., February 23, 2013.</p> <p>"Tate has served as communications director and press secretary for a number of organizations, institutions and political figures, including National Urban Coalition President <strong>M. Carl Holman</strong>, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry and the 1984 U.S. presidential candidate The Reverend Jesse Jackson. Using her freedom of information file as a guide, she is currently writing her memoir, 'THE FBI'S MOST WANTED PRESS SECRETARY.' "</p> <ul> <li> <strong>J.A. Morton</strong>, hopeforwomenmag.com: <a href="http://hopeforwomenmag.com/uncategorized/women-warriors-florence-l-tate-civil-rights-activist-journalist-and-press-secretary" target="_blank">Women Warriors: Florence L. Tate, Civil Rights Activist, Journalist, and Press Secretary </a><em>(April 2012)</em></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/morial-sharpton-meet-sony-over-emails" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/morial-sharpton-meet-sony-over-emails#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:14:33 +0000 Diana Wendel 8744 at http://mije.org Media Share in Historic Thaw With Cuba http://mije.org/richardprince/media-share-historic-thaw-cuba <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, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/16043445781_d386b1fb53_z.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="135" />Journalists no longer will need U.S. license to travel; N.Y. Times departures further whiten Culture section; what about the "torture" in our own prisons? NABJ leader says his Cosby comments were sensationalized; Washington Post ending "She the People" blog; Gates' "The African Americans" wins DuPont-Columbia Award; Fox News audience is 1 percent black; services for sports writer Bryan Burwell are SRO (12/17/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#journalists">More Journalists No Longer Will Need U.S. License to Travel</a></p> <p><a href="#culture">N.Y. Times Departures Further Whiten Culture Section</a></p> <p><a href="#torture">What About the "Torture" in Our Own Prisons?</a></p> <p><a href="#cosby">NABJ Leader Says His Cosby Quotes Were Sensationalized </a></p> <p><a href="#post">Washington Post Ending "She the People" Blog</a></p> <p><a href="#dupont">Gates' "The African Americans" Wins DuPont-Columbia Award</a></p> <p><a href="#black">Fox News Audience Is 1 Percent Black</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="burwell"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/media-share-historic-thaw-cuba#burwell" target="_blank">Services for Sports Writer Bryan Burwell Are SRO</a></h2> <p><a href="http://www.morehouse.edu/academics/journalism/director.html" target="_blank"><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Bryan Burwell" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/5488b02da532e.image_.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" />"</a>I'm sure that <strong>Bryan Burwell</strong> would have been pleased at the way the Sports Task Force showed its love for him and support for his family during his wake and memorial service Wednesday and yesterday in St. Louis,<a href="http://www.morehouse.edu/academics/journalism/director.html" target="_blank">" <strong>Ron Thomas</strong></a>, director of Morehouse College's Journalism and Sports Program, wrote his colleagues in the National Association of Black Journalists on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/how-will-new-york-compare-ferguson#Burwell" target="_blank">Burwell, a longtime sports columnist at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, died at 59 on Dec. 4</a> after a short battle with cancer.</p> <p>"I was the STF's official representative," Thomas continued, "and spoke for about 10 minutes at the memorial service about Bryan being a pioneer in our business in so many ways — as a black reporter and then columnist, as one of the first print reporters to cross over to TV, and as a multimedia journalist who mastered the podcast.</p> <p>"I was so proud of the way black sports journalists showed out for Burwell. From all over the country, here's who I know came to the wake or funeral: <strong>J.A. Adande</strong>, <strong>David Aldridge</strong>, <strong>James Brown</strong>, <strong>Mike Claiborne </strong>(a St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster), <strong>Larry Fitzgerald</strong>, <strong>Ray Richardson</strong>, <strong>Bill Rhoden</strong>, <strong>Stephen A. Smith</strong>, <strong>Larry Starks</strong>, <strong>Michael Wilbon</strong> and <strong>Steve Wyche</strong>. In addition, NFL PR directors <strong>Tony Wyllie</strong> (Washington) and <strong>Ted Crews</strong> (Kansas City) attended. I apologize if I missed anyone. In addition, many St. Louis sports journalists who are not black, along with Rams coach <strong>Jeff Fisher</strong> (on a game day), paid their respects.</p> <p>"There was a long line of Bryan's friends at the wake for several hours Wednesday, and Thursday the chapel, which holds 120 people, was packed, plus about four rows of people standing in the back. Yes, Burwell drew an SRO crowd, and his family truly appreciated it.</p> <p>"About a dozen people shared their memories of Burwell, some poignant, many hilarious. I want to share with you my closing remark because of all of the comments that were made, I think this is the one Burwell would have been most proud of. It comes from a J.A. Adande posting to our list serve, and it's worth repeating:</p> <p>" 'Just because Bryan has written his last words doesn't mean his voice has been silenced. If you write fearlessly, if you care about the way you craft your sentences, if you can elicit anger, laughs and tears from your readers, if you command the trust and respect of your column's subjects, you'll be writing like Burwell. That's a lofty goal, one worth aspiring to.' "</p> <ul> <li><strong>Mike Claiborne</strong>, St. Louis American: <a href="http://www.stlamerican.com/sports/sports_columnists/claibs_call/article_67cae512-80ab-11e4-87e5-4b9703ed9170.html" target="_blank">Thank you, Bryan Burwell, a friend in so many ways</a> <em>(Dec. 10)&nbsp;</em> <ul> </ul> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/media-share-historic-thaw-cuba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/media-share-historic-thaw-cuba#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:49:43 +0000 princeeditor 8742 at http://mije.org NAHJ's Contreras Resurfaces as Unity President http://mije.org/richardprince/nahjs-contreras-resurfaces-unity-president <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 15, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u426/NAHJconventionopener2.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="142" />"Polarizing figure" praised by AAJA, NAJA leaders; Cosby says black-press freelancer duped him; Richard Prince's Book Notes™: Journalists' Holiday Gifts: Teri Agins, Ruben Castaneda, Farai Chideya, Nick Chiles, Nunyo Demasio, Audrey Edwards, Howard W. French, Charisse Jones, Dick Lehr, Betty Medsger, Lisa Frazier Page, Ron Stodghill, Alex Tizon, Caroline Brewer, Todd Steven Burroughs, Dinah Eng, Harold Holzer, Quincy T. Mills, Suzette Martinez Standring (12/15/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Unity">"Polarizing Figure" Praised by AAJA, NAJA Leaders</a></p> <p><a href="#Cosby">Cosby Says Black-Press Freelancer Duped Him </a></p> <p><a href="#notes">Hands Up! Read This!: Richard Prince's Book Notes™ — Journalists' Holiday Gifts</a></p> <p><a name="Unity"></a><br /><br /><em><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u426/NAHJmembership.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="373" /></em></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="French"></a><a title="Howard W. French" href="http://mije.org/node/8740/#French">Howard W. French</a></h2> <p><strong><a title="Howard W. French" href="http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/profile/37-howard-french/10"><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/chinas-second-continent.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="282" />Howard W. French</a></strong>, an associate professor at Columbia Journalism School who has reported from both China and Africa for the New York Times and Washington Post, and written 2004's "<a title=" Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa" href="http://mije.org/richardprince/10-fall-reading">A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa</a>," has produced "<a title="China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa" href="http://knopfdoubleday.com/book/213738/chinas-second-continent/">China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa</a>" (Knopf, $27.95 hardcover; $13.27, paper, $14.99 ebook)</p> <p>"In his extraordinary new book 'China's Second Continent,' <a title="Howard W. French delves into the lives of some of the one million-plus Chinese migrants he says are now building careers in Africa " href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/13/books/review/chinas-second-continent-by-howard-w-french.html">Howard W. French delves into the lives of some of the one million-plus Chinese migrants he says are now building careers in Africa</a>," <strong>Alexis Okeowo </strong>wrote in July for the New York Times Book Review.</p> <p>"For all the debate about China's intentions (imperialist or not?) and business practices (corrupt or not?) on the continent, the key piece of the discussion, French argues, has been ignored: the actual lives of those Chinese who have uprooted themselves to settle and work in Africa. Even as China has become the world's fastest-growing large economy, 10 of the 20 fastest-growing economies between 2013 and 2017 are projected to be in Africa. As French writes, 'Bit by bit, these facts have become closely intertwined.' The recent Chinese immigrants are the glue holding them together. And the stories French tells are fascinating.</p> <p>"French's characters range from the mundane to the outrageous. . . ."</p> <p><strong>Kyle Hutzler</strong> wrote June 30 for the Huffington Post, "<a title="It is the stories of the individuals who have come to Africa independent of the Chinese state that French tells like no one before him" href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/china-hands/a-new-empire_b_5546216.html">It is the stories of the individuals who have come to Africa independent of the Chinese state that French tells like no one before him</a>. . . . French also captures well the frustrations many Africans hold against this surge of Chinese attention . . ."</p> <h2><a name="Jones"></a><a title="Charisse Jones" href="http://mije.org/node/8740/#Jones">Charisse Jones</a></h2> <p><strong><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/1476737983.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="275" />Charisse Jones</strong>, a travel reporter for USA Today, is co-author with <strong>Misty Copeland</strong> of "<a title="Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina" href="http://pages.simonandschuster.com/lifeinmotion">Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina</a>" (Touchstone, $26 hardcover).</p> <p>Copeland is hot. This month, "Life in Motion" book was <a title="nominated for an NAACP Image Award " href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-naacp-image-awards-2014-full-list-of-nominees-20141209-story.html">nominated for an NAACP Image Award</a>. The Oxygen network has slated "The Misty Copeland Project" as <a title="one of four new series for &quot;young, multicultural women " href="http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/a-misty-copeland-series-is-among-oxygens-rebranding-slate-of-new-projects-20141118">one of four new series for "young, multicultural women</a>," <strong>Tambay A. Obenson</strong> reported last month for Shadow and Act. The series will follow "the star ballerina as she trains and mentors talented hopefuls from diverse backgrounds, who descend upon New York City to take on the next major step in their ballet careers. With the opportunity of a lifetime and chance to catapult to the top of the ballet world, these aspiring dancer's passion, commitment and hard work will be center stage in Misty's Master Class.</p> <p>"This will be one of a small handful of upcoming new Misty Copeland projects in the works," Obenson continued. "<strong>Nelson George </strong>is already working on a feature documentary on Copeland — the first black woman in two decades to be a soloist at the American Ballet Theatre . . . . And in addition to George's doc, a scripted feature film on Copeland's life just may be coming to a theater near you in the future. Earlier this year, New Line Cinema optioned film rights to Copeland's memoir, 'Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina,' which recounts her early struggles as a young dancer living in a welfare motel with her family. The book provides an insider's look at the cutthroat world of professional ballet, telling a moving story of dreams and perseverance. . ."</p> <p><strong>Jada Gomez-Lacayo</strong>, writing for NewsOne, called the book "a must-read for all women" and offered readers "<a title="8 lessons from Misty’s inspirational story " href="http://newsone.com/2996366/misty-copeland-life-in-motion-review/">8 lessons from Misty’s inspirational story</a>. . ."</p> <p>Jones is co-author of the upcoming "Unlocking the Truth," a memoir of the <a title="8th-grade, African American heavy metal band " href="http://www.metalinjection.net/av/8th-grade-metal-band-unlocking-the-truth-get-grilled-by-stephen-colbert">8th-grade, African American heavy metal band</a>&nbsp;of the same name that is due out next year.</p> <ul> <li> ABC News: <a title="Excerpt: Misty Copeland’s ‘Life in Motion’ " href=" http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/03/excerpt-misty-copelands-life-in-motion/">Excerpt: Misty Copeland's 'Life in Motion'&nbsp;</a> <em>(March 6)</em><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Brandis Friedman</strong>, WTTW-TV, Chicago: <a title="Misty Copeland on ‘Life in Motion" href="http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2014/10/02/misty-copeland-life-motion">Misty Copeland on 'Life in Motion</a>'&nbsp;<em>(video) (Oct. 2)</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="Lehr"></a><a title="Dick Lehr" href="http://mije.org/node/8740/#Lehr">Dick Lehr</a></h2> <p><strong><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/9781586489878.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="277" />Dick Lehr</strong>, a journalism professor at Boston University and former Boston Globe reporter, has written "<a title="The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America's Civil war " href="http://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/book/hardcover/the-birth-of-a-nation/9781586489878">The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America's Civil War</a>" (PublicAffairs, $26.99 hardcover; $26.99 ebook).</p> <p>In the Wall Street Journal, <strong>Glenn Frankel</strong> called this "<a title="a lively and well-researched book about the film" href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/book-review-the-birth-of-a-nation-by-dick-lehr-1417183338">a lively and well-researched book about the film</a>," and said Lehr "focuses his lens on two men: [<strong>D.W.</strong>] <strong>Griffith</strong>, the Kentucky-born son of a slaveholder who wrote, produced and directed it; and <strong>William Monroe Trotter</strong>, the Boston-born son of a slave who, as a fiery editor of a pro-civil-rights newspaper [the Boston Guardian], led the effort to have the film banned. Both were difficult, complicated and blustery men prone to self-aggrandizement and outlandish rhetorical flourishes. Mr. Lehr, a longtime journalist and a professor at Boston University, nicely draws the parallels between them even as he chronicles their bitter divisions over race, politics and culture."</p> <p><strong>Tom Meek </strong>added for Boston's WBUR-FM website, "As with all his works, Lehr tries to put himself in the shoes of his subjects, going to the places they frequented and cherished. 'It's essential,' Lehr says, 'to get the details right to let people know what it was like to be there back then.' The book holds many such nuanced immersions into the time and place. The breadth and depth is great and meticulous, and <a title="it captures a righteous occurrence of civil disobedience in our city’s rich past while revolving around an esoteric figure who, thanks to Lehr, should become less so now " href="https://artery.wbur.org/2014/11/13/dick-lehr-birth-of-a-nation">it captures a righteous occurrence of civil disobedience in our city’s rich past while revolving around an esoteric figure who, thanks to Lehr, should become less so now</a>."</p> <p>Trotter is the namesake of the Trotter Group of African American columnists, and of the <a title="William Monroe Trotter Institute" href="http://www.umb.edu/trotter">William Monroe Trotter Institute</a>&nbsp;at the University of Massachusetts Boston.</p> <h2><a name="Medsger"></a><a title="Betty Medsger" href="http://mije.org/node/8740/#Medsger">Betty Medsger</a></h2> <p><strong><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/arithumb_fcd6deb98f5a5bb35ac2d76d35cf1f7a_232_358.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="282" />Betty Medsger</strong>, a founding member of Investigative Reporters and Editors and founder of the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism at San Francisco State University, has written "<a title="The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI " href="http://www.theburglary.com/">The Burglary: The Discovery of <strong>J. Edgar Hoover's</strong> Secret FBI</a>" (Knopf, $29.95, hardcover; Vintage, 16.95, paper).</p> <p>On March 8, 1971, a group broke into an FBI office in Media, Pa., and stole every document. Medsger told Journal-isms in January, "<a title="The racial files that emerged initially and later are, to me, the most important aspect of what we discovered about Hoover's secret FBI" href="http://mije.org/richardprince/black-press-takes-free-trip-morocco#Medsger">The racial files that emerged initially and later are, to me, the most important aspect of what we discovered about Hoover's secret FBI</a>. As long as he was alive, black people never had a chance to have their case for basic rights taken seriously."</p> <p>Medsger, a Washington Post reporter at the time, writes at one point, "It was clear from the documents that black students were regarded as potentially violent and therefore as appropriate subjects to be watched and to have their actions recorded in FBI files. . . ."</p> <p>Post columnist <strong>Colbert I. King</strong> is quoted in a blurb, "Imagine a revered despot who believed African-Americans were a threat to the Republic and had to be kept under constant surveillance. That's not a nightmare. It happened, including actions destructively worse . . . <em>The Burglary</em> captures every disgusting and chilling detail. Could it happen again? "</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="Page"></a><a title="Lisa Frazier Page" href="http://mije.org/node/8740/#Page">Lisa Frazier Page</a></h2> <p><strong><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Fuller-cvr-for-web.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="288" />Lisa Frazier Page</strong>, a former editor and writer at the Washington Post now living in Louisiana, where she is community news managing producer for Nola.com and the Times-Picayune, has co-written with <strong>Howard Fuller</strong> "<a title="No Struggle No Progress: A Warrior's Life from Black Power to Education Reform" href="http://www.marquette.edu/mupress/Fuller.shtml">No Struggle No Progress: A Warrior's Life from Black Power to Education Reform</a>" (Marquette University Press, $20 paper).</p> <p>If ever one wonders how the ideals of the 1960s play out in the new millennium, just ask Fuller. As he recounts in this memoir, "I'd worked as a community organizer in North Carolina in the mid- to late 1960s and had been hated by the white political establishment there. I'd also founded <strong>Malcolm X</strong> Liberation University in 1969 and was a Black Power advocate known by the African name that the university students bestowed on me: <strong>Owusu Sadaukai</strong>. I got involved in the African Liberation Movement in the early 1970s and later even studied Marxism as a union organizer."</p> <p>Fuller says this in explaining why in the new millennium he was advising <strong>George W. Bush </strong>on education policy. Fuller became superintendent of schools in Milwaukee and today is an advocate of school vouchers, which he sees as an extension of his work on behalf of poor black children.</p> <p>Writing in Education Week, <strong>Rick Hess </strong>wrote in September that Fuller's book "<a title="is as forceful and engaging as its author " href="http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rick_hess_straight_up/2014/09/howard_fullers_no_struggle_no_progress.html">is as forceful and engaging as its author</a>. . . Part autobiography, part policy treatise, part manifesto, the book is stuffed with telling detail and from-the-shoulder wisdom. The best description I can offer is that it was like spending a half-day listening to Howard tell stories and impart hard-won wisdom. If you know Howard, I don't really need to say any more than that. If you don't know Howard, think of a long conversation with your no-illusions, straight-talking, seen-it-all uncle. Let me keep it simple: read this book. . . ."</p> <p>Page, who has collaborated with others on memoirs, told a National Press Club audience at the book's September launch that the pair worked on the project for two years. Her task with Fuller was "to push him to remember and take him to places in time that were not always pleasant to visit. He was open and at times very vulnerable. He was not one to point fingers and where there were failures, he took all of the credit."</p> <p>Fuller said at the press club, "I wanted for young people who read the book to realize that struggle is a long-time proposition. It takes perseverance and you have to have a commitment to something larger than yourself. I'm on a rescue mission now. I want to rescue as many of my people as I can. If I can just rescue one kid — two kids— eight kids, nobody in this room knows what that may mean to the world."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Milton Coleman,</strong> YouTube: <a title="Howard Fuller Interview by Milton Coleman (Washington Post)" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=capSCPA98GM">Howard Fuller Interview by Milton Coleman (Washington Post)</a><em><em> (video) </em>(Sept. 7)</em><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Breanna Edwards</strong>, The Root: <a title="Education: By Any Means Necessary" href="http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/education_by_any_means_necessary.html?wpisrc=topstories">Education: By Any Means Necessary</a> <em>(Sept. 13)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Howard Fuller</strong> with <strong>Kojo Nnamdi</strong>, "The Kojo Nnamdi Show," WAMU-FM, Washington: <a title="From Black Power to Education Reform with Howard Fuller " href="http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-09-09/black-power-education-reform-howard-fuller">From Black Power to Education Reform with Howard Fuller </a><em><em>(audio) </em>(Sept. 9) </em><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Dr. Bob Pavlik</strong>, Marquette Educator: <a title="ireless Champion for Children: A Tribute to Howard Fuller" href="http://marquetteeducator.wordpress.com/2010/12/11/tireless-champion-for-children-a-tribute-to-howard-fuller/">Tireless Champion for Children: A Tribute to Howard Fuller</a> <em>(2010)</em> </li> </ul> <h2><a name="Stodghill"></a><a title="Rod Stodghill" href="http://mije.org/node/8740/#Stodghill">Ron Stodghill</a></h2> <p><strong><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/arts_books1_37111.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="280" />Ron Stodghill</strong>, a longtime journalist who is assistant professor and director of diversity, workforce, and small business development at <strong>Johnson C. Smith</strong> University, has edited "<a title="Let There Be Light: An Anthology Exploring How Charlotte's Historic West End Is Shaping a New South" href="http://clclt.com/charlotte/jcsu-published-anthology-sheds-light-on-beatties-ford-road/Content?oid=3550793">Let There Be Light: An Anthology Exploring How Charlotte's Historic West End Is Shaping a New South</a>" (Johnson C. Smith University, $14.95, paper). Journalists <strong>Mary C. Curtis</strong>, <strong>Eric Frazier</strong>, <strong>Mae Israel</strong> and <strong>Mary Newsom </strong>are among the contributors.</p> <p>"I have remained haunted by that abrupt borderline that marks the boundary between Charlotte's two very different worlds," writes Dr. <strong>Ronald L. Carter</strong>, president of Johnson C. Smith, referring to the haves and have-nots, in the foreword. Carter said he turned to Stodghill, a former New York Times reporter and onetime editor of Savoy magazine, "to oversee efforts to bring the Corridor's forgotten history to light and to give voice to its residents. My belief in necessity of empowering the forgotten and disenfranchised to speak is the inspiration and driving force for this book. . . . In fact, I see this volume as merely the initial effort in a multi-volume series."</p> <h2><a name="Tizon"></a><a title="Alex Tizon" href="http://mije.org/node/8740/#Tizon">Alex Tizon</a></h2> <p><strong><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/9780547450483.gif" alt="" width="183" height="277" />Alex Tizon</strong>, a former reporter for the Los Angeles Times and the Seattle Times who <a title="teaches at the University of Oregon" href="http://journalism.uoregon.edu/user/tizon/">teaches journalism at the University of Oregon</a>, has written "<a title="Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self" href="http://www.hmhco.com/shop/books/Big-Little-Man/9780547450483">Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self</a>" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $24 hardcover; $27 ebook).</p> <p>Tizon, who came to the United States from the Philippines as a 4-year-old, has written a fascinating book that will be revelatory for those who are not Asian American men.</p> <p>"In the America that I grew up in, men of Asia placed last in the hierarchy of manhood. They were invisible in the high-testosterone arenas of politics and big business and sports. On television and in the movies, they were worse than invisible: they were embarrassing. We were embarrassing. The Asian male in cinema was synonymous with nebbish. They made great extras. In crowd scenes that required running away, Asian men excelled. They certainly did not play strong male lead roles, because apparently there were no strong Asian males with sex appeal. On the public sex appeal scale, Asian men did not even register. They were hairless, passionless, dickless. Tiny minions. Houseboys. . . .</p> <p>"At school, it was as much what was <em>not</em> taught. Asians simply did not come up in history class, except as victims who needed saving (Filipinos, South Koreans, South Vietnamese) or as wily enemies who inevitably lost (Chinese, Filipinos, Japanese) or as enemies who managed not to lose by withstanding mind-boggling casualties (North Koreans, North Vietnamese.)"</p> <p>Tizon articulates the toll that the prevailing while male standard takes on others' psyches. Tizon devotes entire chapters to such subjects as why Asian Americans are shorter than many Asians in Asia, Asian American women's preference for white men, and even a discussion of the size of Asian American men's private parts. He travels to the Philippines and to China, where he finds that unlike in the United States, "the manliest of men were philosopher-warriors, and more philosopher than warrior."</p> <p>The standard also plays out in the news media. "Television places a premium on physical attractiveness — telegenic appeal — and Asian women and men, as we know, are perceived to occupy opposite ends of the spectrum," Tizon writes. "But you could never get TV news executives to say this publicly. . . ." Yet, he adds, "It remains to be seen whether the widespread acceptance of Asian women in anchoring roles will lead to executive posts with real decision-making power in news organizations."</p> <p>Tizon's story can resonate with other journalists of color as he turns his "otherness" to an advantage. "My own lifelong sense of feeling invisible, and living with others like my father who experienced the same, somehow became useful. I developed the sensory apparatus to apprehend fellow invisibles. . . ."</p> <p><strong>Hans Rollman</strong> wrote of Tizon in PopMatters, "<a title="by telling his own story, he has also told the story of countless others " href="http://www.popmatters.com/review/183986-big-little-man-in-search-of-my-asian-self-by-alex-tizon/">by telling his own story, he has also told the story of countless others</a>. Or at least, he has revealed the complicated stories lurking within millions of other racialized Americans and immigrants. To have the insight and courage to tell such a story undoubtedly places him among those daring pioneers, the absence of which he felt so acutely in his own childhood."</p> <p><strong>Joyce Chen </strong>wrote in Hyphen, "<a title="What is particularly impressive is that what the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist-cum-professor achieves in breadth, he just as effortlessly presents in depth" href="http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/blog/archive/2014/04/books-alex-tizon-unearths-how-be-man-new-book-asian-masculinity#sthash.85kFTq6z.dpuf">What is particularly impressive is that what the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist-cum-professor achieves in breadth, he just as effortlessly presents in depth</a>."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Jay Caspian Kang</strong>, New York Times Sunday Book Review: <a title="Minority Report " href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/07/books/review/big-little-man-by-alex-tizon.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&amp;smid=nytcore-iphone-share">Minority Report </a><em>(Sept. 5)</em><br /><br /> </li> <li> Maynard Institute for Journalism Education:<a title=" Alex Tizon Q &amp; A " href="http://mije.org/alex-tizon-mentor#tizon"> Alex Tizon Q &amp; A </a><em>(Oct. 23)</em><br /><br /> </li> <li><strong>Alex Tizon </strong>with <strong>Tavis Smiley</strong>,<a title=" &quot;Tavis Smiley,&quot;" href="http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/interviews/journalist-alex-tizon/?show=22798"> "Tavis Smiley,"</a> PBS<em> (video) (July 10)</em><br /><br /> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/nahjs-contreras-resurfaces-unity-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/nahjs-contreras-resurfaces-unity-president#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:26:19 +0000 princeeditor 8741 at http://mije.org Hands Up! Read This! http://mije.org/richardprince/hands-read <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 15, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-12-15%20at%2012.38.51%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="136" />Richard Prince's Book Notes™: Journalists' Holiday Gifts: Teri Agins, Ruben Castaneda, Farai Chideya, Nick Chiles, Nunyo Demasio, Audrey Edwards, Howard W. French, Charisse Jones, Dick Lehr, Betty Medsger, Lisa Frazier Page, Ron Stodghill, Alex Tizon, Caroline Brewer, Todd Steven Burroughs, Dinah Eng, Harold Holzer, Quincy T. Mills, Suzette Martinez Standring (12/15/14).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="Lehr"></a><a title="Dick Lehr" href="http://mije.org/node/8740/#Lehr">Dick Lehr</a></h2> <p><strong><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/9781586489878.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="277" />Dick Lehr</strong>, a journalism professor at Boston University and former Boston Globe reporter, has written "<a title="The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America's Civil war " href="http://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/book/hardcover/the-birth-of-a-nation/9781586489878">The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America's Civil War</a>" (PublicAffairs, $26.99 hardcover; $26.99 ebook).</p> <p>In the Wall Street Journal, <strong>Glenn Frankel</strong> called this "<a title="a lively and well-researched book about the film" href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/book-review-the-birth-of-a-nation-by-dick-lehr-1417183338">a lively and well-researched book about the film</a>," and said Lehr "focuses his lens on two men: [<strong>D.W.</strong>] <strong>Griffith</strong>, the Kentucky-born son of a slaveholder who wrote, produced and directed it; and <strong>William Monroe Trotter</strong>, the Boston-born son of a slave who, as a fiery editor of a pro-civil-rights newspaper [the Boston Guardian], led the effort to have the film banned. Both were difficult, complicated and blustery men prone to self-aggrandizement and outlandish rhetorical flourishes. Mr. Lehr, a longtime journalist and a professor at Boston University, nicely draws the parallels between them even as he chronicles their bitter divisions over race, politics and culture."</p> <p><strong>Tom Meek </strong>added for Boston's WBUR-FM website, "As with all his works, Lehr tries to put himself in the shoes of his subjects, going to the places they frequented and cherished. 'It's essential,' Lehr says, 'to get the details right to let people know what it was like to be there back then.' The book holds many such nuanced immersions into the time and place. The breadth and depth is great and meticulous, and <a title="it captures a righteous occurrence of civil disobedience in our city’s rich past while revolving around an esoteric figure who, thanks to Lehr, should become less so now " href="https://artery.wbur.org/2014/11/13/dick-lehr-birth-of-a-nation">it captures a righteous occurrence of civil disobedience in our city’s rich past while revolving around an esoteric figure who, thanks to Lehr, should become less so now</a>."</p> <p>Trotter is the namesake of the Trotter Group of African American columnists, and of the <a title="William Monroe Trotter Institute" href="http://www.umb.edu/trotter">William Monroe Trotter Institute</a>&nbsp;at the University of Massachusetts Boston.</p> <h2><a name="Medsger"></a><a title="Betty Medsger" href="http://mije.org/node/8740/#Medsger">Betty Medsger</a></h2> <p><strong><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/arithumb_fcd6deb98f5a5bb35ac2d76d35cf1f7a_232_358.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="282" />Betty Medsger</strong>, a founding member of Investigative Reporters and Editors and founder of the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism at San Francisco State University, has written "<a title="The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI " href="http://www.theburglary.com/">The Burglary: The Discovery of <strong>J. Edgar Hoover's</strong> Secret FBI</a>" (Knopf, $29.95, hardcover; Vintage, 16.95, paper).</p> <p>On March 8, 1971, a group broke into an FBI office in Media, Pa., and stole every document. Medsger told Journal-isms in January, "<a title="The racial files that emerged initially and later are, to me, the most important aspect of what we discovered about Hoover's secret FBI" href="http://mije.org/richardprince/black-press-takes-free-trip-morocco#Medsger">The racial files that emerged initially and later are, to me, the most important aspect of what we discovered about Hoover's secret FBI</a>. As long as he was alive, black people never had a chance to have their case for basic rights taken seriously."</p> <p>Medsger, a Washington Post reporter at the time, writes at one point, "It was clear from the documents that black students were regarded as potentially violent and therefore as appropriate subjects to be watched and to have their actions recorded in FBI files. . . ."</p> <p>Post columnist <strong>Colbert I. King</strong> is quoted in a blurb, "Imagine a revered despot who believed African-Americans were a threat to the Republic and had to be kept under constant surveillance. That's not a nightmare. It happened, including actions destructively worse . . . <em>The Burglary</em> captures every disgusting and chilling detail. Could it happen again? "</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="Page"></a><a title="Lisa Frazier Page" href="http://mije.org/node/8740/#Page">Lisa Frazier Page</a></h2> <p><strong><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Fuller-cvr-for-web.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="288" />Lisa Frazier Page</strong>, a former editor and writer at the Washington Post now living in Louisiana, where she is community news managing producer for Nola.com and the Times-Picayune, has co-written with <strong>Howard Fuller</strong> "<a title="No Struggle No Progress: A Warrior's Life from Black Power to Education Reform" href="http://www.marquette.edu/mupress/Fuller.shtml">No Struggle No Progress: A Warrior's Life from Black Power to Education Reform</a>" (Marquette University Press, $20 paper).</p> <p>If ever one wonders how the ideals of the 1960s play out in the new millennium, just ask Fuller. As he recounts in this memoir, "I'd worked as a community organizer in North Carolina in the mid- to late 1960s and had been hated by the white political establishment there. I'd also founded <strong>Malcolm X</strong> Liberation University in 1969 and was a Black Power advocate known by the African name that the university students bestowed on me: <strong>Owusu Sadaukai</strong>. I got involved in the African Liberation Movement in the early 1970s and later even studied Marxism as a union organizer."</p> <p>Fuller says this in explaining why in the new millennium he was advising <strong>George W. Bush </strong>on education policy. Fuller became superintendent of schools in Milwaukee and today is an advocate of school vouchers, which he sees as an extension of his work on behalf of poor black children.</p> <p>Writing in Education Week, <strong>Rick Hess </strong>wrote in September that Fuller's book "<a title="is as forceful and engaging as its author " href="http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rick_hess_straight_up/2014/09/howard_fullers_no_struggle_no_progress.html">is as forceful and engaging as its author</a>. . . Part autobiography, part policy treatise, part manifesto, the book is stuffed with telling detail and from-the-shoulder wisdom. The best description I can offer is that it was like spending a half-day listening to Howard tell stories and impart hard-won wisdom. If you know Howard, I don't really need to say any more than that. If you don't know Howard, think of a long conversation with your no-illusions, straight-talking, seen-it-all uncle. Let me keep it simple: read this book. . . ."</p> <p>Page, who has collaborated with others on memoirs, told a National Press Club audience at the book's September launch that the pair worked on the project for two years. Her task with Fuller was "to push him to remember and take him to places in time that were not always pleasant to visit. He was open and at times very vulnerable. He was not one to point fingers and where there were failures, he took all of the credit."</p> <p>Fuller said at the press club, "I wanted for young people who read the book to realize that struggle is a long-time proposition. It takes perseverance and you have to have a commitment to something larger than yourself. I'm on a rescue mission now. I want to rescue as many of my people as I can. If I can just rescue one kid — two kids— eight kids, nobody in this room knows what that may mean to the world."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Milton Coleman,</strong> YouTube: <a title="Howard Fuller Interview by Milton Coleman (Washington Post)" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=capSCPA98GM">Howard Fuller Interview by Milton Coleman (Washington Post)</a><em><em> (video) </em>(Sept. 7)</em><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Breanna Edwards</strong>, The Root: <a title="Education: By Any Means Necessary" href="http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/education_by_any_means_necessary.html?wpisrc=topstories">Education: By Any Means Necessary</a> <em>(Sept. 13)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Howard Fuller</strong> with <strong>Kojo Nnamdi</strong>, "The Kojo Nnamdi Show," WAMU-FM, Washington: <a title="From Black Power to Education Reform with Howard Fuller " href="http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-09-09/black-power-education-reform-howard-fuller">From Black Power to Education Reform with Howard Fuller </a><em><em>(audio) </em>(Sept. 9) </em><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Dr. Bob Pavlik</strong>, Marquette Educator: <a title="ireless Champion for Children: A Tribute to Howard Fuller" href="http://marquetteeducator.wordpress.com/2010/12/11/tireless-champion-for-children-a-tribute-to-howard-fuller/">Tireless Champion for Children: A Tribute to Howard Fuller</a> <em>(2010)</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="Stodghill"></a><a title="Rod Stodghill" href="http://mije.org/node/8740/#Stodghill">Ron Stodghill</a></h2> <p><strong><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/arts_books1_37111.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="280" />Ron Stodghill</strong>, a longtime journalist who is assistant professor and director of diversity, workforce, and small business development at <strong>Johnson C. Smith</strong> University, has edited "<a title="Let There Be Light: An Anthology Exploring How Charlotte's Historic West End Is Shaping a New South" href="http://clclt.com/charlotte/jcsu-published-anthology-sheds-light-on-beatties-ford-road/Content?oid=3550793">Let There Be Light: An Anthology Exploring How Charlotte's Historic West End Is Shaping a New South</a>" (Johnson C. Smith University, $14.95, paper). Journalists <strong>Mary C. Curtis</strong>, <strong>Eric Frazier</strong>, <strong>Mae Israel</strong> and <strong>Mary Newsom </strong>are among the contributors.</p> <p>"I have remained haunted by that abrupt borderline that marks the boundary between Charlotte's two very different worlds," writes Dr. <strong>Ronald L. Carter</strong>, president of Johnson C. Smith, referring to the haves and have-nots, in the foreword. Carter said he turned to Stodghill, a former New York Times reporter and onetime editor of Savoy magazine, "to oversee efforts to bring the Corridor's forgotten history to light and to give voice to its residents. My belief in necessity of empowering the forgotten and disenfranchised to speak is the inspiration and driving force for this book. . . . In fact, I see this volume as merely the initial effort in a multi-volume series."</p> <h2><a name="Tizon"></a><a title="Alex Tizon" href="http://mije.org/node/8740/#Tizon">Alex Tizon</a></h2> <p><strong><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/9780547450483.gif" alt="" width="183" height="277" />Alex Tizon</strong>, a former reporter for the Los Angeles Times and the Seattle Times who <a title="teaches at the University of Oregon" href="http://journalism.uoregon.edu/user/tizon/">teaches journalism at the University of Oregon</a>, has written "<a title="Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self" href="http://www.hmhco.com/shop/books/Big-Little-Man/9780547450483">Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self</a>" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $24 hardcover; $27 ebook).</p> <p>Tizon, who came to the United States from the Philippines as a 4-year-old, has written a fascinating book that will be revelatory for those who are not Asian American men.</p> <p>"In the America that I grew up in, men of Asia placed last in the hierarchy of manhood. They were invisible in the high-testosterone arenas of politics and big business and sports. On television and in the movies, they were worse than invisible: they were embarrassing. We were embarrassing. The Asian male in cinema was synonymous with nebbish. They made great extras. In crowd scenes that required running away, Asian men excelled. They certainly did not play strong male lead roles, because apparently there were no strong Asian males with sex appeal. On the public sex appeal scale, Asian men did not even register. They were hairless, passionless, dickless. Tiny minions. Houseboys. . . .</p> <p>"At school, it was as much what was <em>not</em> taught. Asians simply did not come up in history class, except as victims who needed saving (Filipinos, South Koreans, South Vietnamese) or as wily enemies who inevitably lost (Chinese, Filipinos, Japanese) or as enemies who managed not to lose by withstanding mind-boggling casualties (North Koreans, North Vietnamese.)"</p> <p>Tizon articulates the toll that the prevailing while male standard takes on others' psyches. Tizon devotes entire chapters to such subjects as why Asian Americans are shorter than many Asians in Asia, Asian American women's preference for white men, and even a discussion of the size of Asian American men's private parts. He travels to the Philippines and to China, where he finds that unlike in the United States, "the manliest of men were philosopher-warriors, and more philosopher than warrior."</p> <p>The standard also plays out in the news media. "Television places a premium on physical attractiveness — telegenic appeal — and Asian women and men, as we know, are perceived to occupy opposite ends of the spectrum," Tizon writes. "But you could never get TV news executives to say this publicly. . . ." Yet, he adds, "It remains to be seen whether the widespread acceptance of Asian women in anchoring roles will lead to executive posts with real decision-making power in news organizations."</p> <p>Tizon's story can resonate with other journalists of color as he turns his "otherness" to an advantage. "My own lifelong sense of feeling invisible, and living with others like my father who experienced the same, somehow became useful. I developed the sensory apparatus to apprehend fellow invisibles. . . ."</p> <p><strong>Hans Rollman</strong> wrote of Tizon in PopMatters, "<a title="by telling his own story, he has also told the story of countless others " href="http://www.popmatters.com/review/183986-big-little-man-in-search-of-my-asian-self-by-alex-tizon/">by telling his own story, he has also told the story of countless others</a>. Or at least, he has revealed the complicated stories lurking within millions of other racialized Americans and immigrants. To have the insight and courage to tell such a story undoubtedly places him among those daring pioneers, the absence of which he felt so acutely in his own childhood."</p> <p><strong>Joyce Chen </strong>wrote in Hyphen, "<a title="What is particularly impressive is that what the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist-cum-professor achieves in breadth, he just as effortlessly presents in depth" href="http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/blog/archive/2014/04/books-alex-tizon-unearths-how-be-man-new-book-asian-masculinity#sthash.85kFTq6z.dpuf">What is particularly impressive is that what the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist-cum-professor achieves in breadth, he just as effortlessly presents in depth</a>."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Jay Caspian Kang</strong>, New York Times Sunday Book Review: <a title="Minority Report " href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/07/books/review/big-little-man-by-alex-tizon.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&amp;smid=nytcore-iphone-share">Minority Report </a><em>(Sept. 5)</em><br /><br /> </li> <li> Maynard Institute for Journalism Education:<a title=" Alex Tizon Q &amp; A " href="http://mije.org/alex-tizon-mentor#tizon"> Alex Tizon Q &amp; A </a><em>(Oct. 23)</em><br /><br /> </li> <li><strong>Alex Tizon </strong>with <strong>Tavis Smiley</strong>,<a title=" &quot;Tavis Smiley,&quot;" href="http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/interviews/journalist-alex-tizon/?show=22798"> "Tavis Smiley,"</a> PBS<em> (video) (July 10)</em><br /><br /> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> http://mije.org/richardprince/hands-read#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:19:45 +0000 princeeditor 8740 at http://mije.org Photographer Michel du Cille Dies Suddenly in Liberia http://mije.org/richardprince/photographer-michel-du-cille-dies-suddenly-liberia <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, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Michel%20DuCille%20by%20Sharon%20Farmer%20--%20October%202014.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="128" />Three-time Pulitzer winner, of Washington Post, was 58; wealth gap between races has widened since recession; Bailon praised for guiding Post-Dispatch in Ferguson crisis; SNCC veterans point to need for coverage of organizing, too; Holder ends effort to compel reporter to name source; First Look Media, criticized for lack of diversity, reverses; Colombian paramilitary group threatens journalists; Miss Nebraska 2015 works as a "video journalist"; journalists advised to "become part of their community" (12/11/14 and 12/12/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#DuCille">Three-Time Pulitzer Winner, of Washington Post, Was 58</a></p> <p><a href="#wealth">Wealth Gap Between Races Has Widened Since Recession</a></p> <p><a href="#bailon">Bailon Praised for Guiding Post-Dispatch in Ferguson Crisis</a></p> <p><a href="#sncc">SNCC Veterans Point to Need for Coverage of Organizing, Too</a></p> <p><a href="#risen">Holder Ends Effort to Compel Reporter to Name Source</a></p> <p><a href="#diversity">First Look Media, Criticized for Lack of Diversity, Reverses</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="colombia"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/wealth-gap-between-races-has-widened-recession#colombia" target="_blank">Colombian Paramilitary Group Threatens Journalists</a></h2> <p>"<a title="Journalists threatened by the paramilitary group 'Bloque Capital — Águilas Negras' were holding a meeting in Bogotá today to publicize the dangers they face" href="http://en.rsf.org/colombia-journalists-meet-to-protest-11-12-2014,47374.html">Journalists threatened by the paramilitary group 'Bloque Capital — Águilas Negras' were holding a meeting in Bogotá today to publicize the dangers they face</a>," Reporters Without Borders reported on Thursday. "The group has given news outlets a deadline of 1 January to leave the cities where they operate, but the government has yet to respond. Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the dangers to freedom of information and pluralism in Colombia.</p> <p>"Águilas Negras issued three blacklists in less than four days in early December, a clear sign that it wants to silence journalists that they find troublesome. It describes the targets as 'terrorists directed by FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) and the ELN (National Liberation Army)' whom the group vowed to 'silence with lead'.</p> <p>"They comprise 14 journalists and 12 media organizations, most of them community-based or alternative outlets that cover the peace talks or investigate human rights abuses, organized crime and corruption.</p> <p>"The allegations by Águilas Negras bear a disturbing resemblance to those made by the former president, Senator <strong>Alvaro Uribe</strong>, during a debate in September this year in which he accused the public television station Canal Capital of being 'an accomplice of terrorism'. . . "</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td><a name="nebraska"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" style="border: 1px solid grey; padding: 2px;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-12-12%20at%208.25.45%20PM.png" alt="" width="560" height="400" /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div style="padding-left: 5px;"><em><span style="color: grey;">Hoang-Kim Cung says that hearing her name called as Miss Nebraska was "an out-of-body experience." (<a href="http://www.nbcneb.com/home/headlines/NBC-Nebraskas-Kim-Cung-Wins-Miss-Nebraska-USA-2015-283659391.html" target="_blank">video</a>)</span></em></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/wealth-gap-between-races-has-widened-recession#nebraska" target="_blank">Miss Nebraska 2015 Works as a "Video Journalist</a>"</h2> <p>"<a title="Hoang-Kim Cung, better known to NBC Nebraska viewers as Kim Cung, has been crowned Miss Nebraska USA 2015" href="http://www.nbcneb.com/home/headlines/NBC-Nebraskas-Kim-Cung-Wins-Miss-Nebraska-USA-2015-283659391.html"><strong>Hoang-Kim Cung</strong>, better known to NBC Nebraska viewers as <strong>Kim Cung</strong>, has been crowned Miss Nebraska USA 2015</a>," KSNB-TV in West Hastings, Neb., told viewers. Cung works at the station as a "video journalist."</p> <p>"She will go on to compete in the 2015 Miss USA Pageant," KSNB-TV continued in its Nov. 29 broadcast. The station's bio says, "The only member of her family to be born in America, Kim is extremely grateful for the sacrifices her family made when immigrating from Communist Vietnam. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-10"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td><a name="community"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" style="border: 1px solid grey; padding: 2px;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-12-12%20at%208.42.37%20PM.png" alt="" width="560" height="307" /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div style="padding-left: 5px;"><em><span style="color: grey;">Isiah Carey broke a Houston-area grand jury’s indictment of Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson on child abuse charges. (<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB30BH2OYxk" target="_blank">video</a>)</span></em></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/wealth-gap-between-races-has-widened-recession#journalists" target="_blank">Journalists Advised to "Become Part of Their Community"</a></h2> <p>"In September, KRIV Houston reporter/commentator <strong>Isiah Carey</strong> broke big national news — a Houston-area grand jury's indictment of Minnesota Viking <strong>Adrian Peterson</strong> on child abuse charges — <a href="http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/81399/isiah-careys-mission-covering-the-people?utm_source=Listrak&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_term=Isiah+Carey%27s+Mission%3a+Covering+The +People&amp;utm_campaign=Isiah+Carey%27s+Mission%3a+Covering+The+People " target="_blank">thanks to the years he spent courting suburban sources few reporters bother with</a>," <strong>Diana Marszalek</strong> wrote Tuesday for TVNewsCheck. "Carey, who didn't even know who Peterson was at the time, did it while home sick from work.</p> <p>"His driveway confrontation of another shamed football player this year — the Houston Texans'&nbsp;<strong>Arian Foster</strong>, a married man who got a college co-ed pregnant — went viral.</p> <p>"In 2009, Carey set out to bring attention to the plight of Houston's homeless by living as a homeless man himself for 24 hours, all the way down to sleeping outside in one of their encampments. <strong>Bill White</strong>, Houston's mayor at the time, was so impressed with that one that he declared June 23 of that year 'Isiah Carey Day.'</p> <p>"Yet perhaps the story that best epitomizes the ethic that drives much of Carey's work is the one he walked away from, despite its scandalous appeal.</p> <p>"It was two, maybe three, years ago, when Carey got a call from a parent, claiming that a local elementary school teacher, the kind of woman who's named Teacher of the Year again and again, was actually a man. . . ."</p> <p>Marszalek also wrote, "Carey believes TV news — as well as the viewers it serves — would greatly benefit if reporters cultivated deeper relationships with the people they cover. 'If they would come out of their homes — not just cover the news and go home and call it a day — we would have more compassionate coverage,' he says. 'It doesn't take a black reporter to cover black people if people would become part of their community.' . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/photographer-michel-du-cille-dies-suddenly-liberia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/photographer-michel-du-cille-dies-suddenly-liberia#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 01:29:44 +0000 princeeditor 8738 at http://mije.org Torture Report Says CIA Misled Media http://mije.org/richardprince/torture-report-says-cia-misled-media <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 10, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/unnamed.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="138" />Senate Democrats' study reveals leaks to journalists; Obama pushes back on contentious anchor Jose Ramos; armed security guards get little oversight, reporters find; CNN's Janelle Rodriguez named to senior post at NBC News; renowned black photographers taking buyouts at N.Y. Times; Alison Bethel McKenzie leaving press-freedom group; Dallas paper asks Latino parents to help cover education; how offensive was that Spanish word used on NPR?; African court rules for reporter in defamation case (12/10/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#senate">Senate Democrats' Study Reveals Leaks to Journalists</a></p> <p><a href="#ramos">Obama Pushes Back on Contentious Anchor Jorge Ramos</a></p> <p><a href="#guards">Armed Security Guards Get Little Oversight, Reporters Find</a></p> <p><a href="#cnn">CNN's Janelle Rodriguez Named to Senior Post at NBC News</a></p> <p><a href="#nytimes">Renowned Black Photographers Taking N.Y. Times Buyouts</a></p> <p><a href="#alison">Alison Bethel McKenzie Leaving Press-Freedom Group</a></p> <p><a href="#latino">Dallas Paper Asks Latino Parents to Help Cover Education</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="npr"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/torture-report-says-cia-misled-media#npr" target="_blank">How Offensive Was That Spanish Word Used on NPR?</a></h2> <p>Did NPR use an offensive Spanish word Wednesday morning?</p> <p><strong>Patricia Guadalupe</strong>, Capitol Hill editor of Hispanic Link News Service, says yes, and she told her social media friends so. "Because the FCC has no bilingual staff, you can hear MARICON on NPR with your morning coffee without a beep or warning LOL," Guadalupe wrote. "And because NPR is equally clueless they translate that as 'gay.' Excuse me but MARICON does not mean the polite 'gay' but rather the harsh and offensive 'faggot.' Wow and it's not even 7am yet!</p> <p><a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/12/10/369645207/pelo-malo-is-a-rare-look-into-latin-american-race-relations" target="_blank">The "Morning Edition" story was about "Pelo Malo,</a>" a new Venezuelan film described therein as "a rare look into identity politics among Latin Americans, where racism is often a taboo topic."</p> <p><strong>Isabel Lara</strong>, NPR's director of media relations, disagreed with Guadalupe. "We know the word can have a broad range of meanings," she said in an email to Journal-isms, noting that she is originally from Venezuela. "I mentioned this to other native Spanish speakers at NPR and even we had different interpretations. <strong>Jasmine Garsd</strong> translated it in the context of the film that was being reviewed in her piece."</p> <p>Guadalupe, who is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, messaged Journal-isms, "if you ever introduce a gay friend as maricon, you probably going to get slapped. and you can quote me on that."</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="african"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/torture-report-says-cia-misled-media#african" target="_blank">African Court Rules for Reporter in Defamation Case</a></h2> <p>"The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliates <a href="http://www.ifj.org/nc/news-single-view/backpid/1/article/ifj-lauds-african-courts-landmark-decision-in-favor-of-freedom-of-expression-in-africa/" target="_blank">welcomed today African Court on Human and Peoples Rights' landmark decision</a> last 5 November in the case of the journalist <strong>Issa Lohé Konaté</strong> against Burkina Faso," allafrica.com reported Wednesday, citing an Oct. 12 news release.</p> <p>"The Court has delivered that this country violated the right to freedom of expression of the reporter, who was sentenced to 12 months in prison in 2012 after having accused a public prosecutor of corruption. The court ordered Burkina Faso to amend its law and the decision will bind on all African Union member states.</p> <p>" 'We welcome this magnificent victory for press freedom. The African Court has delivered an extraordinary first ruling on press freedom which will have a knock on effect on the legislation in all African countries forcing them to change their law on defamation. African governments should now amend their laws, drop pending criminal defamation charges, and free those jailed under such laws.' said IFJ's President <strong>Jim Boumelha</strong>. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/torture-report-says-cia-misled-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/torture-report-says-cia-misled-media#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:43:01 +0000 princeeditor 8731 at http://mije.org Obama to BET Viewers: Be Patient on Race http://mije.org/richardprince/obama-urges-bet-viewers-be-patient <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 8, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-12-08%20at%207.30.33%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="102" />Younger African Americans hear message of racial progress; "four lessons from the media's conflicted coverage of race"; few blacks, whites see police-minority relations improving; a D.C. anchor says another one saved her job; St. Louis paper to turn off reader comments to editorials; "If a reporter calls for comment, stall"; African American Film Critics name "Selma" best film; press-freedom group focuses on jailed journalists (12/8/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#racial">Younger African Americans Hear Message of Racial Progress</a></p> <p><a href="#media">"Four Lessons From the Media's Conflicted Coverage of Race"</a></p> <p><a href="#relations">Few Blacks, Whites See Police-Minority Relations Improving</a></p> <p><a href="#readers">St. Louis Paper to Turn Off Reader Comments to Editorials</a></p> <p><a href="#dc">A D.C. Anchor Says Another One Saved Her Job</a></p> <p><a href="#reporter">"If a Reporter Calls for Comment, Stall"</a></p> <p><a href="#selma">African American Film Critics Name "Selma" Best Film</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="journalists"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="In Eritrea, prisoners are locked inside steel containers during periods of intense heat. (Credit: Reporters Without Borders)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/6c7a7e07-681a-47e2-9333-490ac63aea8e-620x330.png" alt="" width="560" height="298" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/obama-urges-bet-viewers-be-patient#journalists" target="_blank">Press-Freedom Group Focuses on Jailed Journalists</a></h2> <p>"Reporters Without Borders (RWB), the Paris-based press freedom watchdog, <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2014/dec/08/press-freedom-body-highlights-plight-of-eritreas-jailed-journalists" target="_blank">has launched a fund-raising campaign based around the plight of jailed journalists in Eritrea, China and Saudi Arabia</a>," <strong>Roy Greenslade</strong> reported Monday for Britain's Guardian newspaper.</p> <p>"The Eritrean prisoner is <strong>Dawit Isaak</strong>, who has been imprisoned without trial for 13 years after being arrested along with other newspaper editors in 2001.</p> <p>"Isaak is reported to be dying slowly in a prison camp where detainees are tortured by being shut inside steel containers during periods of intense heat. And RWB has used that image of a container to publicise its campaign. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/obama-urges-bet-viewers-be-patient" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/obama-urges-bet-viewers-be-patient#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 03:24:12 +0000 princeeditor 8730 at http://mije.org Even Conservative Media Criticize Grand Jury http://mije.org/richardprince/even-conservative-media-criticize-grand-jury <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 5, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-12-04%20at%201.07.44%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="103" />Lack of indictment in Garner case faulted across spectrum; U.S. photojournalist killed in Yemen by Al Qaeda affiliate; FCC approves 10 minority-, female-owned stations; mass resignations at New Republic magazine; collaboration on Cuban child sex tourism hailed as model; Marion Barry services to be telecast live on Saturday; Washington NFL team to honor sports writer Burwell; Lee May dies at 73, a writer who loved the soil; black company sues AT&amp;T over access to DirecTV (12/5/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#garner">Lack of Indictment in Garner Case Faulted Across Spectrum</a></p> <p><a href="#journalist">U.S. Photojournalist Killed in Yemen by Al Qaeda Affiliate</a></p> <p><a href="#fcc">FCC Approves 10 Minority-, Female-Owned Stations</a></p> <p><a href="#newrepublic">Mass Resignations at New Republic Magazine</a></p> <p><a href="#tourism">Collaboration on Cuban Child Sex Tourism Hailed as Model</a></p> <p><a href="#barry">Marion Barry Services to Be Telecast Live on Saturday</a></p> <p><a href="#nfl">Washington NFL Team to Honor Sports Writer Burwell</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="att"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/even-conservative-media-criticize-grand-jury#att" target="_blank">Black Company Sues AT&amp;T Over Access to DirecTV</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/12/04/black-owned-media-take-on-at-t-directv.htm" target="_blank">A black-owned media company sued AT&amp;T for $10 billion this week</a>, claiming AT&amp;T shut it out from co-defendant DirecTV, for racial reasons, after buying the satellite company for $67 billion," <strong>Matt Reynolds</strong> reported Thursday for Courthouse News Service.</p> <p>"The National Association of African-American Owned Media claims in its Dec. 2 federal complaint that it represents 'at least one' African American-owned media company.</p> <p>"It does not identify that company, but says it owns seven channels that produce original content, 32 television series, and a library of thousands of hours of programming.</p> <p>"The association claims that AT&amp;T and DirecTV refuse to carry the majority of its programming, except for one channel, for which they pay no carriage fees. . . ."</p> <p>The story also said, "The National Association of African-American Owned Media is represented by <strong>Louis Miller</strong> with Miller Barondess.</p> <p>"AT&amp;T did not immediately respond to a request for comment after business hours Wednesday."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/even-conservative-media-criticize-grand-jury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/even-conservative-media-criticize-grand-jury#comments Sat, 06 Dec 2014 04:05:02 +0000 princeeditor 8729 at http://mije.org How Will New York Compare With Ferguson? http://mije.org/richardprince/how-will-new-york-compare-ferguson <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 3, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/twitter4n-4-web.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="275" />Media attempt perspective after another failure to indict; how federal government racial policies cceated Ferguson; Newseum Collecting artifacts from Ferguson coverage; coverage misstep in Cleveland shooting of boy, 12; Bryan Burwell, Post-Dispatch sports columnist, dies at 59; Wendell Goler retiring after 28 years at White House; Ken Jobe out as news director at Memphis station; NPR's Matt Thompson joining the Atlantic; Carleton Bryant leaves Washington Times after 20 years (12/3/14 and 12/4/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Updated December 4</em></p> <p><a href="#media">Media Attempt Perspective After Another Failure to Indict</a></p> <p><a href="#ferguson">How Federal Government Racial Policies Created Ferguson</a></p> <p><a href="#newseum">Newseum Collecting Artifacts from Ferguson Coverage</a></p> <p><a href="#cleveland">Coverage Misstep in Cleveland on Shooting of Boy, 12</a></p> <p><a href="#Burwell">Bryan Burwell, Post-Dispatch Sports Columnist, Dies at 59</a></p> <p><a href="#wendell">Wendell Goler Retiring After 28 Years at White House</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="memphis"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/how-will-new-york-compare-ferguson#memphis" target="_blank">Ken Jobe Out as News Director at Memphis Station</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Ken Jobe" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/kenjobe-130x184.jpg" alt="" width="130" height="184" />"<a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/tvspy/ken-jobe-out-as-news-director-at-memphis-fox-station_b135392" target="_blank"><strong>Ken Jobe</strong> is out as news director at Cox owned Memphis FOX affiliate WHBQ</a>," <strong>Kevin Eck</strong> reported Tuesday for TVSpy.</p> <p>"Yesterday, we reported the station had a new GM. Today we confirmed that news director Ken Jobe no longer works at the station.</p> <p>"A Cox spokesperson told TVSpy, Cox is looking for a news director to replace Jobe. . . ."</p> <p>Jobe messaged Journal-isms, "As you know, WHBQ was a FOX O&amp;O that was part of a station trade with Cox Broadcasting. The Boston O&amp;O and WHBQ in Memphis were traded for Cox's San Francisco duopoly. Cox decided to make a change in leadership and I'm now on the market. Not much else to say."</p> <p>"Jobe started his career in Nashville," Eck continued. "He has also worked at WCBS in New York and WCPO in Cincinnati. He started at WHBQ in 2003."</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="npr"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/how-will-new-york-compare-ferguson#npr" target="_blank">NPR's Matt Thompson Joining the Atlantic</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Matt Thompson" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/mattthompson_2_vert_0-1-154x154.jpg" alt="" width="154" height="154" />"<strong>Matt Thompson</strong> (@mthomps) <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/personal/archive/2014/12/matt-thompson-named-deputy-editor-of-theatlanticcom/383368/" target="_blank">will join the leadership of TheAtlantic.com as the deputy editor</a>," the Atlantic announced on Wednesday. "Thompson will work with the site's editor J.J. Gould (@jjgould) to help oversee editorial operations and shape strategic development at a time of record audience growth. Coming from NPR —where he has most recently directed news teams covering race, ethnicity, and culture; education; and global health and development — he will start at The Atlantic in the new year.</p> <p>" 'Matt is a force,' said Gould. 'He's creative about new media and their emerging potential, he's serious about journalism as a public good, and he's super-smart about the requirements of leadership in a digital organization. He's also just a natural fit for <em>The Atlantic </em>personally. Working with him is going to be a lot of fun.'</p> <p>"At NPR, Thompson started the Code Switch blog, which he oversaw along with several other topic-focused verticals. He previously helped coordinate 12 local websites in conjunction with NPR member stations and coauthored NPR's ethics handbook. . . ."</p> <ul> <li><strong>Andrew Beaujon</strong>, Poynter Institute: <a href="http://www.poynter.org/news/mediawire/305393/matt-thompson-leaves-npr-for-the-atlantic/ " target="_blank">Matt Thompson leaves NPR for The Atlantic</a> <ul> </ul> </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="bryant"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/how-will-new-york-compare-ferguson#bryant" target="_blank">Carleton Bryant Leaves Washington Times After 20 Years</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Carleton Bryant" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/1044201_10200992870199387_1416334450_n_0.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" /><strong>Carleton Bryant</strong>, assistant managing editor for foreign news at the Washington Times and a 20-year veteran of the paper, left in a round of layoffs, Bryant told Journal-isms on Tuesday. "It was just a round of layoffs. . . . They needed to make some payroll cuts to maintain financial viability. Nothing personal, just business," he messaged.</p> <p>Bryant told Facebook friends, "My departure was by mutual consent: They asked me to go, and I said OK."</p> <p><strong>John Solomon</strong>, editor of the conservative newspaper, did not respond to a question about how many layoffs took place.</p> <p>On his LinkedIn profile, Bryant says, "In my 20 years at The Washington Times, I have excelled in a variety of leadership roles that have provided me with expertise in human resources management, strategic planning and resource allocation, and public relations and communication. In addition, I have been involved in the daily creative production of news stories and features, and assumed a back-up role in managing the Web site that has allowed me to develop skills in blogging, online publishing and HTML. . . ."</p> <ul> <li><strong>Jordan Chariton</strong>, the Wrap: <a title="New York Times Veteran Exits: Christine Haughney Takes Buyout on Heels of Bill Carter Leaving" href="http://www.thewrap.com/possible-new-york-times-media-coverage-exodus-first-bill-carter-now-christine-haughney-accepts-buyout/?utm_source=API%27s+Need+to+Know+newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=7a3008a196-Need_to_Know_December_3_201412_3_2014&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_e3bf78af04-7a3008a196-31688689">New York Times Veteran Exits: Christine Haughney Takes Buyout on Heels of Bill Carter Leaving</a> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Gerry Smith</strong>, Bloomberg: <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-01/new-york-times-gets-at-least-85-buyout-applications.html" target="_blank">New York Times Gets at Least 85 Buyout Applications </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/how-will-new-york-compare-ferguson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/how-will-new-york-compare-ferguson#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 04:16:24 +0000 princeeditor 8723 at http://mije.org What's the Real Story in Ferguson? http://mije.org/richardprince/whats-real-story-ferguson <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/r-FOX-FERGUSON-huge.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="65" />Writer raises questions that get at the "why"; writers tackle "hackneyed" meme about black crime; why Woodward doesn't put "President" with "Obama"; critics question terms of ESPN's Janay Rice "get"; director to exit, but N.Y. Times student program to remain; Dyson says black journalists accept Cosby's words on poor; Asian American journalists oppose "illegal immigrant"; Brumsic Brandon Jr., pioneer comics artist, dies at 87 (12/1/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#why">Writer Raises Questions That Get at the "Why"</a></p> <p><a href="#meme">Writers Tackle "Hackneyed" Meme About Black Crime</a></p> <p><a href="#obama">Why Woodward Doesn't Put "President" With "Obama"</a></p> <p><a href="#rice">Critics Question Terms of ESPN's Janay Rice "Get"</a></p> <p><a href="#times">Director to Exit, but N.Y. Times Student Program to Remain</a></p> <p><a href="#cosby">Dyson Says Black Journalists Accept Cosby's Indictment of Poor</a></p> <p><a href="#asian">Asian American Journalists Oppose "Illegal Immigrant"</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="comics"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="(Credit: © 2014 Brumsic Brandon Jr.)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/full_column/u1488/brandon_luther1-511x655.jpg" alt="" height="655" width="511" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/whats-real-story-ferguson#comics" target="_blank">Brumsic Brandon Jr., Pioneer Comics Artist, Dies at 87</a></h2> <p><strong>Brumsic Brandon Jr.</strong>, a pioneering comic-strip artist whose "Luther" was among the first to run in mainstream newspapers as a result of the turbulence of the 1960s, died in Cocoa Beach, Fla., Friday after battling Parkinson's disease. He was 87.</p> <p><strong>Morrie Turner's </strong>"Wee Pals," "Luther" and <strong>Ted Shearer's </strong>"<a title="Quincy" href="http://comicskingdom.com/quincy">Quincy</a>" all debuted late in the civil rights movement and featured black or multiracial casts of children. Adults of color were considered too threatening. With characters such as "Miss Backlash," "Hardcore" and "Oreo," however, "Luther" was more firmly grounded in black life.&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Brumsic Brandon Jr." src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/10172698_964622436899481_4257727892149296854_n.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="252" />Brandon "started his career in comics at an early age, <a href="http://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/brandon_brumsic.htm" target="_blank">submitting strips for mainstream publication since the early 1940s</a>," according to lambiek.net.</p> <p>"He also made caricatures and cartoons, some of which were collected in 'Damned If We Do, and Damned If We Don't' in 1966. It wasn't until 1968 that he came up with 'Luther', a strip deliberately set in the working-class black ghetto and dealing less with race relations than with the universal human aspects of a child's struggle for survival."</p> <p>"Brandon created 'Luther' for Newsday Specials, then a syndicate in Long Island, N.Y. The feature was&nbsp;later picked up by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate and distributed by them until 1986," according to a family biography.</p> <p>"With Luther, Brumsic Brandon was determined to 'tell it like it is' . . &nbsp;. and his daughter <strong>Barbara Brandon</strong>, who would go on to create her own strip 'Where I'm Coming From', assisted him for a while. . . ."</p> <p>Brandon's demonstrated interest in children led to appointment as a forum member on the White House Conference on Children in 1970 and work as an illustrator and performer on New York-area children's shows, such as "<a title="Joya's Fun School" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2OR_-Y8c2A">Joya's Fun School</a>"<em> <!-- VIDEO FILTER - INVALID CODEC IN: [video] -->.</em> "He also wrote and illustrated several 'bebop fables' for 'Vegetable Soup,' which were narrated by <strong>Dizzy Gillespie</strong>," his bio says.</p> <p>"During this time, Brandon also generated social commentary cartoons for 'Freedomways' magazine from 1963 to 1986 and for black media, later called Black Resources, from 1974 to 1989.&nbsp;</p> <p>"From 1992 to 2002, Brandon created editorial cartoons and wrote a regular op-ed page column for 'Florida Today,' a Gannett newspaper. Many of his cartoons were included in 'Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year' from 1996 to 2003. . . "&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Barbara Brandon-Croft</strong> announced on her Facebook page that services would take place Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Florida Memorial Gardens, 5059 S. US Highway 1, Rockledge, Fla. 32955. She said the family, which includes Washington writer&nbsp;<strong>Ivan C. Brandon</strong>, also hope to have memorial service in New York.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/whats-real-story-ferguson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/whats-real-story-ferguson#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:42:28 +0000 princeeditor 8722 at http://mije.org Ferguson Prompts More Hatin' on the Media http://mije.org/richardprince/ferguson-prompts-more-hatin-media <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 26, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Cover-Story-Ferguson-Arch-883-1200-26114453.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="249" />Prosecutor, protesters single out cable news, social media; TV critics home in on Don Lemon gaffes; news organizations launch FergusonNext.com; irrelevant story on boy, 12, fatally shot by police?; free after 40 years thanks to Cleveland reporter's digging; Cosby biographer Mark Whitaker apologizes for omissions; 89% of Latino voters support Obama's immigration move; Sierra Leone citizen journalists share Ebola stories; Cronkite School plans degrees in sports journalism (11/26/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Returning Monday, Dec. 1</em></p> <p><a href="#cable">Prosecutor, Protesters Single Out Cable News, Social Media</a></p> <p><a href="#lemon">TV Critics Home in on Don Lemon Gaffes</a></p> <p><a href="#ferguson">News Organizations Launch FergusonNext.com</a></p> <p><a href="#police">Irrelevant Story on Boy, 12, Fatally Shot by Police?</a></p> <p><a href="#cleveland">Free After 40 Years Thanks to Cleveland Reporter's Digging</a></p> <p><a href="#cosby">Cosby Biographer Mark Whitaker Apologizes for Omissions</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="ebola"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/ferguson-prompts-more-hatin-media#ebola" target="_blank">Sierra Leone Citizen Journalists Share Ebola Stories</a></h2> <p>"The Ebola crisis has been a difficult story for mainstream media to report on as it's often difficult to access areas that are most affected by the epidemic. In Sierra Leone citizen reporters have been sharing updates on the crisis with main stream media — <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/guardianwitness-blog/2014/nov/25/ebola-crisis-we-meet-the-citizen-journalists-reporting-on-the-crisis" target="_blank">the Guardian, BBC World Service and Channel 4 News</a>," <strong>Caroline Bannock</strong> reported Tuesday for the Guardian in Britain.</p> <p>"In 2012 the citizen journalism training organisation, OnOurRadar ran a training programme in Sierra Leone and it's these citizen reporters who have been sharing news about how Ebola has affected their communities all around Sierra Leone — from cities and mining towns to remote villages. Their reports were submitted using basic mobile phone technology, that's available to them, sharing information via recorded telephone interviews, WhatsApp audio and photo functions, and SMS.</p> <p>"We wanted to find out more about the citizen reporters who have been sharing their reports from Sierra Leone. Here are some of their stories. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Erik Wemple</strong>, Washington Post: <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2014/11/25/time-for-bill-oreilly-to-make-amends-for-his-panicked-ebola-commentary/" target="_blank">Time for Bill O'Reilly to make amends for his panicked Ebola commentary</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="cronkite"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/ferguson-prompts-more-hatin-media#cronkite" target="_blank">Cronkite School Plans Degrees in Sports Journalism</a></h2> <p>"The <strong>Walter Cronkite</strong> School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University <a href="https://cronkite.asu.edu/cronkite-school-announces-new-sports-journalism-degrees?utm_source=API%27s+Need+to+Know+newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=42356128c9-Need_to_Know_November_26_201411_26_2014&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_e3bf78af04-42356128c9-31688689" target="_blank">will offer two new degrees in the fast-growing field of sports journalism beginning in fall 2015</a>," the school announced on Tuesday.</p> <p>"The Arizona Board of Regents last week approved new bachelor's and master's degrees in sports journalism. The proposal for the degrees is now pending final approval from the University Senate, with action expected on Dec. 1.</p> <p>"Student interest in sports media and sports journalism is tremendous and growing,” Cronkite School Dean <strong>Christopher Callahan</strong> said. “Our new degree program will make Cronkite the first major journalism school in the country to offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sports journalism.' . . .”</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/ferguson-prompts-more-hatin-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/ferguson-prompts-more-hatin-media#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:53:07 +0000 princeeditor 8721 at http://mije.org Barry Was a Gift to the Media http://mije.org/richardprince/barry-was-gift-media <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 24, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-thirdl_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/M_Berry.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />D.C. journalists say national reporters missed the nuance; CNN, Fox reporters attacked in Ferguson protests; Cosby accusers speak on the record to Washington Post; Indy Star tweaks, then removes cartoon on immigration; Somali journalist, shot twice, denied asylum in U.S. (11/24/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Barry">D.C. Journalists Say National Reporters Missed the Nuance</a></p> <p><a href="#Ferguson">CNN, Fox Reporters Attacked in Ferguson Protests</a></p> <p><a href="#cosby">Cosby Accusers Speak on the Record to Washington Post</a></p> <p><a href="#immigration">Indy Star Tweaks, Then Removes Cartoon on Immigration</a></p> <p><a href="#somali">Somali Journalist, Shot Twice, Denied Asylum in U.S.</a></p> <p><a href="#shorttakes">Short Takes</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/barry-was-gift-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/barry-was-gift-media#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:11:31 +0000 princeeditor 8716 at http://mije.org Local Stations Spurn Networks, Carry Obama http://mije.org/richardprince/local-stations-spurn-networks-carry-obama <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 21, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/1121Obama13_t653.JPG" alt="" width="183" height="122" />Rise&nbsp;in viewership approaches 50% on Spanish-language channels; 7 of color apply for buyouts at Philly papers; Cosby developments leave biographer anguished; journalists covering Ferguson win no-interference pledge; Latinos grow more disillusioned over time, survey says; whites distinguish between blacks, African Americans; Native journalists offer tips for reporting on Thanksgiving; Islamic terrorists step up persecution of journalists (11/21/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#spanish">Rise in Viewership Approaches 50% on Spanish Channels</a></p> <p><a href="#philly">7 of Color Apply for Buyouts at Philly Papers</a></p> <p><a href="#cosby">Cosby Developments Leave Biographer Anguished</a></p> <p><a href="#ferguson">Journalists Covering Ferguson Win No-Interference Pledge</a></p> <p><a href="#latinos">Latinos Grow More Disillusioned Over Time, Survey Says</a></p> <p><a href="#blacks">Whites Distinguish Between Blacks, African Americans</a></p> <p><a href="#native">Native Journalists Offer Tips for Reporting on Thanksgiving</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="islamic"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/local-stations-spurn-networks-carry-obama#islamic" target="_blank">Islamic Terrorists Step Up Persecution of Journalists</a></h2> <p>"As the US-led international coalition continues its airstrikes in Iraq and northern Syria in a bid to halt the Jihadi advance, <a href="http://en.rsf.org/irak-islamic-state-holding-at-least-20-21-11-2014,47265.html" target="_blank">Islamic State is stepping up its persecution of journalists</a>, either threatening to kill them, kidnapping them or mistreating those it is already holding," Reporters Without Borders reported on Friday.</p> <p>"Islamic State is now holding at least 20 journalists in Mosul (in northern Iraq), the largest city it controls.</p> <p>"According to the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory (JFO), Islamic State kidnapped nine journalists more than a month ago, six of whom it is still holding and three it released. Then it kidnapped another 14 reporters, cameramen and TV engineers and technicians — most employed by <em>Sama Mosul TV </em> — in Mosul in late October and early November. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> The Guardian, Britain: <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/nov/03/murdered-journalists-90-of-killers-get-away-with-it-but-who-are-the-victims?utm_source=API%27s+Need+to+Know+newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=89ac88d2a3-Need_to_Know_November_4_201411_4_2014&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_e3bf78af04-89ac88d2a3-31688689" target="_blank">Murdered journalists: 90% of killers get away with it but who are the victims?</a>&nbsp;<em>(Nov. 3)</em></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/local-stations-spurn-networks-carry-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/local-stations-spurn-networks-carry-obama#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:14:37 +0000 princeeditor 8715 at http://mije.org A Bad Day for Don Lemon, Bill Cosby http://mije.org/richardprince/bad-day-don-lemon-bill-cosby <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 19, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-11-19%20at%207.22.39%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="105" />CNN host sorry for question; beloved dad becomes pariah; broadcast networks opt out of Obama's immigration speech; coverage of Ebola plummeted after midterms; NBC's senior leadership team not so colorful; company pulls ads From KSTP-TV over "#Pointergate"; USA Today finds widespread racial disparity in arrests; Sharpton calls N.Y. Times report on his taxes misleading; NPR looks at Asian motivations for eyelid surgery; 14 Nigerian journalists abducted by youth gang (11/19/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#cnn">CNN Anchor Host Sorry for Question; Beloved Dad Becomes Pariah</a></p> <p><a href="#obama">Broadcast Networks Opt Out of Obama Immigration Speech</a></p> <p><a href="#ebola">Coverage of Ebola Plummeted After Midterms . . .</a></p> <p><a href="#Firestone">. . . Firestone's Role in Murderous Times Examined</a></p> <p><a href="#nbc">NBC's Senior Leadership Team Not So Colorful</a></p> <p><a href="#pointergate">Company Pulls Ads From KSTP-TV Over "#Pointergate"</a></p> <p><a href="#usa">USA Today Finds Widespread Racial Disparity in Arrests</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="npr"></a></p> <p><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Talk and reality show host Julie Chen in 1995, before her surgery, and afterward. (Credit: &amp;quot;The Talk&amp;quot;/CBS)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/full_column/u902/Julie%20Chen-533x299.jpg" alt="Talk and reality show host Julie Chen in 1995, before her surgery, and afterward. (Credit: &amp;quot;The Talk&amp;quot;/CBS)" width="533" height="299" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/bad-day-don-lemon-bill-cosby#npr" target="_blank">NPR Looks at Asian Motivations for Eyelid Surgery</a></h2> <p>NPR's "Code Switch" Monday began the first in a two-part series "looking at the history and motivations behind the Asian blepharoplasty, popularly known as 'double- eyelid surgery.'</p> <p>"Stepping past the controversy — Is it appropriate to get this surgery? What beauty standards are you abiding by or reinforcing? — <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/11/17/363841262/is-beauty-in-the-eye-lid-of-the-beholder" target="_blank">I wanted to get at the<em> why</em></a>," <strong>Kat Chow</strong> wrote. "Why some of us get the surgery, why some of us don't, or why everyone seems to have an opinion about those who seek it. I spoke with many people who had the surgery, considered it or chose not to get it. But to understand how the surgery became so common, I found it helpful to dig into its history, which goes back more than a century.</p> <p>"In February 1895, an unnamed special correspondent for the<em> Los Angeles Times</em> wrote about this surgery in Japan.</p> <p>" 'In their efforts to acquire recognition in the civilized world, the Japanese have found their greatest barrier in the unmistakable mark of their Mongolian origin,' writes the unnamed author. 'The prejudice against Mongolians is undeniable, and among the Japs, the slanted eye being its only evidence, the curse is being removed.' . . ."</p> <p>In 2013, talk and reality show host <strong>Julie Chen</strong> revealed that comments from a news director <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/station-sorry-racism-toward-julie-chen" target="_blank">led to her developing a complex about her Asian heritage that ended in plastic surgery</a>.</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Vesko Cholakov</strong> blog: <a href="http://cholakovv.com/en/blog/2450" target="_blank">Rules of Attraction: Why White Men Marry Asian Women and Asian Men Don't Marry White Women</a> <em> (July 29)</em> <br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Kat Chow</strong>, NPR "Code Switch": <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/11/18/364670361/the-many-stories-behind-the-double-eyelid-surgery" target="_blank">The Many Stories Behind Double-Eyelid Surgery </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="nigeria"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/bad-day-don-lemon-bill-cosby#nigeria" target="_blank">14 Nigerian Journalists Abducted by Youth Gang</a></h2> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/bad-day-don-lemon-bill-cosby#nigeria" target="_blank"> </a></p> <p>"Fourteen Nigerian journalists were abducted in a speedboat ambush by a gang of youths and beaten <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2014/nov/19/14-nigerian-journalists-abducted-and-beaten-in-river-ambush" target="_blank">in what appears to be part of the rivalry between two communities — the Ijaw and Itsekiri peoples — on the Niger Delta</a>," <strong>Roy Greenslade</strong> reported Wednesday for Britain's Guardian newspaper.</p> <p>"The journalists were returning by boat from an Itsekiri press conference about a $16bn gas project in the Warri area of the delta when the gang came alongside and boarded them.</p> <p>"Several journalists were beaten when they refused to hand over cameras and recording equipment. The Ijaw gang then demobilised the boat and ransacked the belongings of the journalists and six other people aboard, who included <strong>Kiki</strong>, an Itsekiri youth leader.</p> <p>"All were forced into other boats and taken hostage to what appeared to be the gang's hideaway. The journalists were held for six hours, during which the boat driver and one of the journalists, <strong>Emma Arubi</strong>, senior correspondent of the Daily Independent, were badly beaten. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Temidayo Akinsuyi</strong>, Daily Independent, Nigeria:<a href=" http://allafrica.com/stories/201411190021.html" target="_blank"> Daily Independent Reporter, Arubi, 13 Journalists Kidnapped in Warri</a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Emma Amaize</strong>, Vanguard, Nigeria: <a href="http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/11/untold-story-14-journalists-abducted/" target="_blank">Untold story of how 14 journalists were abducted </a><br /><br /></li> <li> Leadership, Nigeria: <a href=" http://allafrica.com/stories/201411180179.html" target="_blank">Leadership Regional Editor, Others Abducted in Warri </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/bad-day-don-lemon-bill-cosby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/bad-day-don-lemon-bill-cosby#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:43:45 +0000 princeeditor 8702 at http://mije.org Downsized Unity Shrinks Further: Conventions Out, Ending an Era http://mije.org/richardprince/downsized-unity-shrinks-further <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 17, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/obama_unity_lead.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="111" />Executive director out as part of "restructuring"; journalists unimpeded by Ferguson state of emergency; Cosby's lawyer dismisses "decade-old, discredited" charges; Henri Cauvin named city editor at N.Y. Times; police attack journalists covering Mexico protests; Mike Wise, white writer, joins Whitlock's "Black Grantland"; 3 journalists of color hired for "Black Grantland";&nbsp;Smith says player will "never have the last word over us"; ethnic newspaper reinvents itself as cultural institution (11/17/14 and 11/18/14))</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Updated Nov. 18</p> <p><a href="#unity">Executive Director Leaving as Part of "Restructuring"</a></p> <p><a href="#ferguson">Journalists Unimpeded by Ferguson State of Emergency</a></p> <p><a href="#cosby">Cosby's Lawyer Dismisses "Decade-Old, Discredited" Charges</a></p> <p><a href="#cauvin">Henri Cauvin Named City Editor at N.Y. Times</a></p> <p><a href="#mexico">Police Attack Journalists Covering Mexico Protests</a></p> <p><a href="#wise">Mike Wise, White Writer, Joins Whitlock's "Black Grantland"</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="ethnic"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Nichi Bei Weekly is one of the first ethnic newspapers to attempt a conversion to nonprofit status, which enables it to solicit grants and contributions. (Credit: New America Media)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/j_funabiki_ethnicmedia_revival_500x279-1%20copy.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="396" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/downsized-unity-shrinks-further#ethnic" target="_blank">Ethnic Newspaper Reinvents Itself as Cultural Institution</a></h2> <p>"While daily newspapers across the country battle for their lives, a scrappy little ethnic newspaper in San Francisco's Japantown <a href="http://newamericamedia.org/2014/11/reinventing-an-ethnic-newspaper-as-a-cultural-institution.php" target="_blank">is discovering new ways to survive</a>," <strong>Jon Funabiki</strong> wrote Wednesday for New America Media. "It is the Nichi Bei Weekly, and it's become my poster child for the special role that ethnic news media can play in their communities.</p> <p>"The elements of success include the newspaper's deep roots in the Japanese American community, a new nonprofit business model, and an expanded mission that includes a growing set of vibrant, intergenerational cultural programs. A recent example was the Nikkei Angel Island Pilgrimage, which drew more than 600 people, young and old, to honor the 85,000 Japanese immigrants who passed through the 'Ellis Island of the West.'</p> <p>"All of these elements were evident when the newspaper recently held its fifth anniversary celebration in a cavernous basketball gymnasium in the heart of Japantown. The program featured traditional odori dancers, a UC Berkeley a cappella choir singing songs in Japanese and English, and gourmet food with your choice of pesto mashed potatoes or steamed gohan (rice). The event had a distinctly Japanese American and multigenerational flavor, with awards and honors given to numerous volunteers and organizations who have contributed to the Nichi Bei's success. One award went to Renaissance Journalism — more on this later.</p> <p>"The newspaper traces its history back to 1899 . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/downsized-unity-shrinks-further" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/downsized-unity-shrinks-further#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 04:00:26 +0000 princeeditor 8700 at http://mije.org Advice J-Students Can Take to the Bank http://mije.org/richardprince/advice-j-students-can-take-bank <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 14, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/10339623_10204564348582818_5481610634827280163_n.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />Black columnists offer tips for success in changing field; "What's your propaganda?" filmmaker asks J-students; in Washington Post piece, woman accuses Cosby of rape; on net neutrality, could cure be worse than disease?; Conde Nast to pay $5.8 million to 7,500 ex-interns; Suzan Shown Harjo to receive Medal of Freedom; HistoryMakers receives $1.6 million to talk up black success; Washington Post debuts interactive project on "N-word"; at protest, station owner defends #Pointergate (11/14/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#columnists">Black Columnists Offer Tips for Success in Changing Field</a></p> <p><a href="#propaganda">"What's Your Propaganda?" Filmmaker Asks J-Students</a></p> <p><a href="#post">In Washington Post Piece, Woman Accuses Cosby of Rape</a></p> <p><a href="#neutrality">On Net Neutrality, Could Cure Be Worse Than Disease?</a></p> <p><a href="#interns">Condé Nast to Pay $5.8 Million to 7,500 Ex-Interns</a></p> <p><a href="#harjo">Suzan Shown Harjo to Receive Medal of Freedom</a></p> <p><a href="#blacks">HistoryMakers Given $1.6 Million to Talk Up Black Success</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="word"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/advice-j-students-can-take-bank#post" target="_blank">Washington Post Debuts Interactive Project on "N-Word"</a></h2> <p>"This year the NFL instructed game officials to penalize players who used the n-word on the field of play. <strong>David Sheinin</strong> and <strong>Krissah Thompson</strong>, write about how the policy, met by widespread criticism, followed a year marked by several incidents of players deploying America's most divisive racial slur," the Washington Post said in an announcement on Monday.</p> <p>"As the league wrestled with the issue, a team of Washington Post journalists spoke with more than 70 people over the last eight months examining the history of this singularly American word and its place in American vernacular today. Hear from former NFL players <strong>Donte Stallworth</strong> and <strong>Leigh Bodden</strong>; <strong>Byron De La Beckwith Jr.</strong>, Ku Klux Klansman; <strong>Neal Brennan</strong>, co-creator of 'Chappelle's Show,' and more discuss the nuance of the n-word in an interactive project<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dre/features/the-n-word" target="_blank"> here</a>. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Don Lemon</strong>, BlackAmericaWeb.com: <a href="http://blackamericaweb.com/2014/11/11/don-lemon-is-tired-of-debating-the-n-word-use-it-if-you-want-to/" target="_blank">Don Lemon Is Tired Of Debating The N-Word, Use It If You Want To </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>John McWhorter</strong>, The Root: <a href="http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/11/the_n_word_isn_t_automatically_a_slur.html" target="_blank">It's Time We Recognize That 'N--ga' Isn't 'N--ger'&nbsp;</a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Arielle Newton</strong>, Huffington Post: <a href=" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arielle-newton/the-n-word-piers-morgan-and-the-myth-of-black-respectability_b_6141702.html?utm_hp_ref=media&amp;ir=Media" target="_blank">The 'N' Word, Piers Morgan, and the Myth of Black Respectability</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="pointergate"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/advice-j-students-can-take-bank#pointergate" target="_blank">At Protest, Station Owner Defends #Pointergate</a></h2> <p>"Communications mogul <strong>Stanley Hubbard</strong>, speaking at Augsburg College on Thursday, <a href="http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/tv/282657861.html" target="_blank">was forced to defend a controversial story that aired last week on one of his Minneapolis stations</a>," <strong>Libor Jany</strong> reported Friday for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis.</p> <p>"About 30 protesters, some waggling large red foam fingers typical at sporting events, stood up and roared at Hubbard, whose television station, KSTP-TV, had come under fire for airing a story claiming that <strong>Mayor Betsy Hodges</strong> was making a gang sign in a photograph with a young black canvasser. The story, which triggered a wave of criticism across social media calling for an on-air apology from the station, has been held up by critics as an example of racial bias in the media. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Samaria Bailey</strong>, Philadelphia Tribune: <a href="http://www.phillytrib.com/article_e83e5ae6-eb69-509a-ad8f-59c9ef4550a1.html" target="_blank">Panel talks image of Black men in the news </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Mayor Betsy Hodges</strong> blog: <a href=" http://mayorhodges.com/2014/11/13/pointergate/" target="_blank">#pointergate&nbsp;</a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Tracie Powell</strong>, alldigitocracy.org:<a title=" #Pointergate, the anti-journalism" href="http://alldigitocracy.org/pointergate-the-anti-journalism/"> #Pointergate, the anti-journalism</a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Eric Roper,</strong> Star Tribune, Minneapolis: <a href="http://www.startribune.com/local/blogs/282722861.html" target="_blank">Hodges: Pointergate has shined light on police misconduct problems </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/advice-j-students-can-take-bank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/advice-j-students-can-take-bank#comments Sat, 15 Nov 2014 03:14:02 +0000 princeeditor 8699 at http://mije.org Diversity at Top of PBS News Operation http://mije.org/richardprince/new-leader-pbs-news-public-affairs <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 7, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/mezzanine_118.jpg.fit_.750x422.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="103" />Marie Nelson named VP of news, public affairs; In "Pointergate"; station sees mayor's gesture as gang sign; Hispanics remain Democratic, but Republicans make gains; Sharpton meets with Obama the day after Democratic losses; Michelle Tan named editor in chief of Seventeen; ESPN to air special on domestic violence; Central African Republic is world's forgotten crisis; exception taken to Jill Abramson remarks on women of color (11/7/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Returning Nov. 14, barring breaking news</em></p> <p><a href="#nelson">Marie Nelson Named VP of News, Public Affairs</a></p> <p><a href="#gang">In "Pointergate," Station Sees Mayor's Gesture as Gang Sign</a></p> <p><a href="#hispanics">Hispanics Remain Democratic, but Republicans Make Gains</a></p> <p><a href="#sharpton">Sharpton Meets With Obama the Day After Democratic Losses</a></p> <p><a href="#tan">Michelle Tan Named Editor in Chief of Seventeen</a></p> <p><a href="#espn">ESPN to Air Special on Domestic Violence</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="abramson"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/new-leader-pbs-news-public-affairs#abramson" target="_blank">Exception Taken to Abramson Remarks on Women of Color</a></h2> <p>At last weekend's Journalism &amp; Women Symposium (JAWS), <strong>Jill Abramson</strong>, former executive editor of the New York Times, <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/demographic-changes-trump-midterms#stanley" target="_blank">defended Times television critic <strong>Alessandra Stanley</strong></a>, who ignited a furor in September when she labeled television producer <strong>Shonda Rhimes</strong> an "angry black woman."</p> <p>Asked about racial diversity, Abramson said she chose <strong>Dean Baquet</strong>, who is African American and now executive editor, as her managing editor. She also said retention was a problem, citing <strong>Lynette Clemetson</strong>, who left the Times in 2007 to become founding managing editor of The Root.</p> <p>Those comments did not sit well with <strong>Tracie Powell</strong>, who asked Friday in a headline on her alldigitocracy.org, "<a href="http://alldigitocracy.org/is-jill-abramson-right-about-it-being-harder-to-retain-women-journalists-of-color-than-to-recruit-them/" target="_blank">Is Jill Abramson right about it being harder to retain women journalists of color than to recruit them?</a>"</p> <p>Powell wrote, "Abramson's comments at the JAWS Conference fail to paint a complete picture of what's happening in U.S. newsrooms when it comes to women of color. What she didn't say is that women of color are losing ground in the news media. It's not that we choose to leave, oftentimes we can't even get a foot in the door."</p> <p>Powell went on to quote <strong>Dori J. Maynard</strong>, president of the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. "And if we do, as Maynard said, we're often made to feel as if our voices aren't valued and our stories aren't stories. Abramson proved that, once again, at the JAWS conference when she defended Alessandra Stanley. . . ."</p> <p>Powell also wrote, "For those who remain in newsrooms, race and gender help shape their perspectives. That's just fact, and it should be valued. And if corporate newsrooms don't allow us to bring these perspectives to the table, then there is very little incentive to stay. But these women have to be there in the first place in order for such a decision to be made; and there can't just be one of them. Even if a Lynette Clemetson leaves, the bench of women journalists of color at news organizations ought to be deep enough so that if one woman leaves, there are still several others left in the room. . . . "</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="shorttakes"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/new-leader-pbs-news-public-affairs#shorttakes" target="_blank">Short Takes</a></h2> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/new-leader-pbs-news-public-affairs#shorttakes" target="_blank"> </a></p> <ul> <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/new-leader-pbs-news-public-affairs#shorttakes" target="_blank"> </a> <li><strong>Reginald W. Ragland</strong>, a former journalist and middle school language arts teacher and a lifetime member of the Journalism Education Association, said he&nbsp;<a href="http://dc.journalismconvention.org/" target="_blank">has filed an internal, 85-point professional misconduct and discrimination grievance against a key planner of the national high school journalism convention</a>&nbsp;that opened Thursday in the nation's capital. Ragland said he filed the grievance against <strong>Carol Lange,</strong> a retired Fairfax County, Va., yearbook teacher who is director of the District of Columbia chapter. She has "marginalized and insulted most D.C. media teachers," who are part of "the organization’s most ethnically-diverse jurisdiction of journalism and media teachers," Ragland wrote. <strong>Mark Newton</strong>, president of the association, said by telephone that he had not received the complaint and could not comment. Lange could not be reached. &nbsp;<br /><br /></li> <li> "The Committee to Protect Journalists <a href="http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/cpj-asks-obama-press-burma-press-freedoms/135455" target="_blank">wants <strong>President Obama </strong>to advocate for more press freedom when he visits Burma next week</a>. He is traveling to Asia for the G20 Summit," <strong>John Eggerton</strong> reported Friday for Broadcasting &amp; Cable. "In a letter to the President dated Friday, CPJ executive director <strong>Joel Simon</strong> said Burma had backtracked after releasing jailed journalists in 2012 following the U.S. decision to suspend sanctions on the country. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<a title="Media outlets are slashing diversity; we are fighting back" href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/farai/speaking-the-future-the-one-with-farai-podcast?ref=discovery">Media outlets are slashing diversity; we are fighting back</a>," says&nbsp;<strong>Farai Chideya</strong>, a journalist and professor. She is crowdfunding "One with Farai," a podcast that has "included guests who were black, white, biracial, East Asian, South Asian, Native American; gay and straight; U.S. born, immigrant, and non-American. This is our world right now, and definitely our future. We deserve to see ourselves fully represented. We shouldn't have to settle for media that is dumbed-down and doesn't show our true, fantabulous, colors. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/06/al-roker-world-record-today-show-nbc-longest-weather-report_n_6116336.html?utm_hp_ref=media" target="_blank"><strong>Al Roker </strong>is going to attempt to break a Guinness World Record</a>," <strong>Catherine Taibi</strong> reported Thursday for the Huffington Post. Taibi also wrote, "The 'Today' show weatherman will try to break the record for longest uninterrupted live weather report broadcast. The current record stands at 24 hours. Roker wants to do it for 34 hours. . . . 'Rokerthon,' as NBC News is calling it, will begin Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 10:00 p.m. ET, and end Friday, Nov. 14, at 8:00 a.m. ET. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "An Associated Press photographer in Cuba, <a href="http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268779/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=QT6gdfIR" target="_blank"><strong>Franklin Reyes Marrero</strong>, has died in a car accident</a> while returning from an assignment west of Havana," the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. "Reyes, 39, was driving from the port of Mariel on Monday after working on a story about the Cuban economy. He apparently hit a patch of gravel and lost control of his car, which crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with another vehicle, police and medical officials said. They said he died at the scene. The two occupants of the other car died later. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<strong>Artie Lange</strong>, the comedian who for years played braying second fiddle to <strong>Howard Stern </strong>on <em>The Howard Stern Show</em>, <a href="http://jezebel.com/artie-lange-not-sorry-for-tweeting-slave-rape-fantasy-a-1655408302" target="_blank">has been banned from ESPN as a result of him tweeting racist and sexist jokes about the moderator of <em>First Take</em>,<strong> Cari Champion</strong></a>," <strong>Madeleine Davies</strong> wrote Thursday for jezebel.com. "As mentioned in yesterday evening's Dirt Bag, Lange issued an non-apology after going on a long and despicable Twitter ramble detailing a sexual fantasy in which he was <strong>Thomas Jefferson </strong>and Champion, a black woman, was his slave."<a href="http://www.nabj.org/news/201353/NABJ-Condemns-the-Racist-and-Sexist-Attack-on-ESPN-Host-Cari-Champion-by-Comedian-Artie-Lange.htm" target="_blank">The National Association of Black Journalists </a> was among those condemning Lange's remarks. <br /><br /></li> </ul> <p><a title="Follow Richard Prince on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/princeeditor">Follow Richard Prince on Twitter @princeeditor</a> <br /><br />Facebook users: <a title="fan page" href="http://www.facebook.com/home.php? filter=nf#/pages/Richard-Princes-Journal-isms/88020137014?ref=ts">"Like" "Richard Prince's Journal-isms" on Facebook. </a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/new-leader-pbs-news-public-affairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/new-leader-pbs-news-public-affairs#comments Sat, 08 Nov 2014 03:33:03 +0000 princeeditor 8693 at http://mije.org Demographic Changes Trump Midterms http://mije.org/richardprince/demographic-changes-trump-midterms <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 5, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/p110514ps-0856.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />GOP base still a shrinking portion of electorate; landslide thwarts Paul DeMain's bid for Wis. Senate; from Hopis to Gullahs, low-power radio coming soon; Jill Abramson says Alessandra Stanley has tough job; Chang named "print editor" for N.Y. Times Metro section; new assignments for 4 of color in NPR newsroom; Amazon managers 75 percent white, 18 percent Asian; apology for lack of white men in catcalling video (11/5/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#gop">GOP Base Still a Shrinking Portion of Electorate</a></p> <p><a href="#landslide">Landslide Thwarts Paul DeMain's Bid for Wis. Senate</a></p> <p><a href="#radio">From Hopis to Gullahs, Low-Power Radio Coming Soon</a></p> <p><a href="#stanley">Jill Abramson Says Alessandra Stanley Has Tough Job</a></p> <p><a href="#chang">Chang Named "Print Editor" for N.Y. Times Metro Section</a></p> <p><a href="#npr">New Assignments for 4 of Color in NPR Newsroom</a></p> <p><a href="#amazon">Amazon Managers 75 Percent White, 18 Percent Asian</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="apology"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/demographic-changes-trump-midterms#apology" target="_blank">Apology for Lack of White Men in Catcalling Video</a></h2> <p>"Hollaback, which disseminated last week's video on catcalling in New York City, <a href="http://www.mediaite.com/online/hollaback-apologizes-for-the-lack-of-white-dudes-in-catcalling-video/" target="_blank">apologized Tuesday for the suspicious lack of white men shown in the video</a>," <strong>Evan McMurry</strong> reported Wednesday for Mediaite.</p> <p>"Racial, gender, and class politics is a core part of our work," Hollabeck director <strong>Emily May</strong> wrote on the organization's website. "While we did not create this video, we did allow our name to be used at the end of it. We agree wholeheartedly that the video should have done a better job of representing our understanding of street harassment and we take full responsibility for that. I'm deeply sorry."</p> <p>"The video showed an actress walking the streets of New York and experiencing sustained catcalls and harassment, including being followed by one man for over five minutes. The video racked up 32 million views, but came under quick scrutiny for featuring mostly men of color. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Kat Chow</strong>, NPR "Code Switch": <a href=" http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/11/01/360422087/hollaback-video-calls-out-catcallers-but-cuts-out-white-men" target="_blank">Video Calls Out Catcallers, But Cuts Out White Men </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Tony Norman</strong>, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/tony-norman/2014/10/31/Tony-Norman-column-for-Opinion-9/stories/201410310083" target="_blank">Catcalls video shows males' ugly side </a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong> Leonard Pitts Jr.</strong>, Miami Herald: '<a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/leonard-pitts-jr/article3564730.html" target="_blank">Catcalling' insulting, and certainly no compliment</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="shorttakes" href="http://mije.org/richardprince/demographic-changes-trump-midterms#shorttakes" target="_blank">Short Takes</a></h2> <ul> <li> "An upcoming film by director <strong>Stanley Nelson</strong> <a href="http://www.current.org/2014/11/director-stanley-nelson-leads-history-trilogy-with-documentary-on-black-panthers/" target="_blank">will explore the history and impact of the Black Panthers</a>, released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the controversial civil rights group's founding," <strong>Teta Alim </strong>reported Tuesday for Current.org. "<em>Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution</em> will be released in February 2016 as the first installment of Nelson's <em>America Revisited</em>, a three-part series about pivotal moments in African-American history. The original Black Panther Party formed in 1966 to monitor police brutality against the black community. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/10636102_10154802525860385_1231523465215394701_n_0.jpg" alt="" width="376" height="217" /> <li>Broadcaster <strong>Ed Gordon</strong>, center in photo at right, taped a pilot for "New View," an hourlong political talk show on Friday at Howard University's WHUT-TV in Washington. "New View" is slated to debut as a monthly in hopes of becoming a syndicated weekly offering to other PBS stations, according to General Manager <a href="http://www.howard.edu/newsroom/releases/2011/20111109VeteranTVExecJeffriLeeNamedGMofWHUTTV.htm" target="_blank"><strong>Jefferi K. Lee.&nbsp;</strong></a>Author <strong>Sophia Angeli Nelson</strong>, left, and&nbsp;this columnist, right, participated, along with&nbsp;pollster <strong>Cornell Belcher</strong>; <strong>Rashad Robinson</strong>, executive director of ColorofChange.org; <strong>Brittney Cooper</strong>, who teaches women's and gender studies and Africana studies at Rutgers University; and The pilot aired on Sunday. <em>(<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Yxlw4PsWJk&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">video</a>). </em> <br /><br /></li> <li> The wake for <strong>Jonathan P. Hicks</strong>, the former New York Times reporter who <a title="died Monday at 58" href="http://mije.org/richardprince/43-nonvoters-are-people-color#hicks">died Monday at 58</a>, will be held Friday, Nov. 14, at Bethany Baptist Church, 460 <strong>Marcus Garvey</strong> Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11216, <strong>Elinor Tatum</strong>, publisher and editor in chief of the New York Amsterdam News, announced Thursday. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A Kappa Alpha Psi service will begin at 7 p.m. and the wake proper at 7:30. Funeral services are scheduled for Nov. 15 at Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 <strong>Odell Clark</strong> Pl., New York, NY 10030. The final viewing begins at 9 a.m. and the Celebration of Life service at 10 a.m. <strong>The Rev. Calvin O. Butts III</strong> is to officiate at the service and deliver the eulogy.<em> [Added Nov. 6]</em></li> <br /> <li>"<a href="http://www.niemanlab.org/2014/11/unable-to-find-a-local-partner-the-much-praised-homicide-watch-d-c-is-shutting-down/" target="_blank">More sad news from the startups-covering-local-crime world</a>. Yesterday, it was Philadelphia's <a title="GunCrisis.org that said it would stop daily reporting" href="http://www.niemanlab.org/2014/11/phillys-lauded-guncrisis-org-is-stopping-daily-gun-crime-reporting/">GunCrisis.org that said it would stop daily reporting</a> because of a lack of funding," <strong>Joshua Benton</strong> reported for NiemanLab. "Today, it's an even more noted outfit: Homicide Watch D.C. will close at the end of the year, according to a release from cofounder (and friend of the Lab) <strong>Laura Amico</strong> and a post on the site. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<em>Sports Illustrated</em> — <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/sports-illustrated-names-100-best-twitter-accounts_b231635" target="_blank">a pretty solid source when it comes to sports</a> — has picked out the 100 best Twitter accounts to follow," <strong>Chris O'Shea</strong> wrote Wednesday for Fishbowl NY. O'Shea wrote that Fishbowl, like Sports Illustrated, enjoyed the accounts of "<strong>J.A. Adande</strong> (ESPN); <strong>Jemele Hill </strong>(ESPN); <strong>Michael Lee </strong>(WaPo); <strong>Rachel Nichols</strong> (CNN, Turner); <strong>Dan Rafael</strong> (ESPN); <strong>Adam Schefter</strong> (ESPN); <strong>Adrian Wojnarowksi</strong> (Yahoo)." <br /><br /></li> <li> "NBCUniversal <a href="http://www.medialifemagazine.com/nbcuniversal-rebrands-spanish-cable-network/" target="_blank">is tying its Spanish-language cable channel closer to the parent brand</a>," medialifemagazine.com reported on Tuesday. "The company said Tuesday it will relaunch mun2 as NBC Universo on Feb. 1, 2015, a day before it covers the Spanish- language broadcast of the Super Bowl. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> In Turkey, "<a title="Some 1,863 journalists have been fired in the 12 years of Justice and Development Party (AKP) rule" href="http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/1863-turkish-journalists-fired-during-akp-rule-opposition-report-says.aspx?pageID=238&amp;nid=73547&amp;utm_content=buffer1af73&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_source=twitter.com&amp;utm_campaign=buffer">Some 1,863 journalists have been fired in the 12 years of Justice and Development Party (AKP) rule</a>, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Deputy Chair <strong>Veli Agbaba</strong> said, while releasing a new party report on the issue," the Hurriyet Daily News reported on Wednesday. "The report, titled 'Journalists Whose Pens Are Broken,' has been printed as a book, and includes 42 media workers telling the story of their dismissals, <span>Agbaba</span>&nbsp;told reporters on Oct. 27, adding that 20 of these individuals did not even want to be named, fearing the consequences. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "A journalist in Sierra Leone has been imprisoned after <a href="https://cpj.org/2014/11/in-sierra-leone-journalist-imprisoned-after-critic.php" target="_blank">criticizing President <strong>Ernest Bai Koroma's</strong> handling of the Ebola outbreak</a>, according to news reports and local journalists. <strong>David Tam Baryoh</strong> was arrested on Monday," the Committee to Protect Journalists reported on Tuesday. <br /><br /></li> <li> "Freedom of information has made important progress in Brazil during the past 12 years under President<strong> Lula da Silva</strong> and (since 2011) his successor <strong>Dilma Rousseff</strong>, who was reelected on 26 October, winning a fourth consecutive term for the Workers' Party (PT), but much remains to be done," Reporters Without Borders reported on Wednesday. <a href="http://en.rsf.org/brazil-journalists-safety-and-media-05-11-2014,47199.html" target="_blank">The press freedom group said the two major challenges facing the government regarding freedom of information</a> were "journalists' safety and a skewed media landscape." <br /><br /></li> <li> "A Burmese freelance journalist <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29910773" target="_blank">killed in army custody may have been beaten before he died, reports say</a>," the BBC reported on Wednesday. "<strong>Aung Naing's</strong> body was exhumed and has been sent for post mortem examination. He was shot dead in army custody on 4 October after being arrested reporting on clashes at the Thai border. . . " <br /><br /></li> <li> The Committee to Protect Journalists <a href="https://cpj.org/2014/10/argentine-authorities-raid-news-outlet-and-confisc.php" target="_blank">said Oct. 30 that it condemned a raid by Argentine police</a> on the offices of La Brújula 24, a radio station and news website, in which the outlet's journalistic materials were confiscated.&nbsp;<br /><br /></li> </ul> <p><a title="Follow Richard Prince on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/princeeditor">Follow Richard Prince on Twitter @princeeditor</a> <br /><br />Facebook users: <a title="fan page" href="http://www.facebook.com/home.php? filter=nf#/pages/Richard-Princes-Journal-isms/88020137014?ref=ts">"Like" "Richard Prince's Journal-isms" on Facebook. </a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/demographic-changes-trump-midterms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/demographic-changes-trump-midterms#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 04:05:15 +0000 princeeditor 8692 at http://mije.org 43% of Nonvoters Are People of Color http://mije.org/richardprince/43-nonvoters-are-people-color <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 3, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-11-03%20at%208.07.30%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="109" />"Vast gulf" in finances between voters, nonvoters; reporter Jonathan Hicks dies at 58, "true Renaissance man"; biographer Whitaker stands firm in Cosby controversy; Ferguson no-fly zone was aimed at media, AP reports; FCC approves transfer of TV station to black firm; Lilly Workneh named latest editor of HuffPost BlackVoices; when is it right to exploit other cultures to create fashion?; African migrants in Russia describe 'hell on Earth'" (11/3/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#gulf">"Vast Gulf" in Finances Between Voters, Nonvoters </a></p> <p><a href="#hicks"> Reporter Jonathan Hicks Dies at 58, "True Renaissance Man"</a></p> <p><a href="#cosby"> Biographer Whitaker Stands Firm in Cosby Controversy</a></p> <p><a href="#ferguson"> Ferguson No-Fly Zone Was Aimed at Media, AP Reports</a></p> <p><a href="#fcc"> FCC Approves Transfer of TV Station to Black Firm</a></p> <p><a href="#huffpost"> Lilly Workneh Named Latest Editor of HuffPost BlackVoices</a></p> <p><a href="#fashion"> When Is It Right to Exploit Other Cultures to Create Fashion?</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="african"></a></p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" style="border: 1px solid lightgrey; padding: 2px;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-11-03%20at%2010.52.39%20PM.png" alt="" width="560" height="315" /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><em><span style="color: grey;">"Fabrice Kanda fled the Democratic Republic of Congo after news stories he wrote charging fraud during the 2011 presidential election made him a wanted man there. A relative helped the 29-year-old journalist secure a plane ticket and visa to Russia. He left behind a wife and two small children," Ann M. Simmons reported for the Los Angeles Times. (<a href="http://www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-russia-africans-20141102-story.html#page=1" target="_blank">video</a>)</span></em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/43-nonvoters-are-people-color#african" target="_blank">"African Migrants in Russia Describe 'Hell on Earth'"</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-russia-africans-20141102-story.html#page=1" target="_blank">First they spat angry words at <strong>Remy Bazie</strong></a>," <strong>Ann M. Simmons</strong> reported Sunday from Moscow for the Los Angeles Times. "Then they struck him in the face with an iron bar, knocking him unconscious.</p> <p>"The men who jumped the Ivory Coast migrant at a crowded Moscow train station last November did not rob him. But they damaged his jaw to the degree that doctors had to install a metal plate to hold it in place. It took Bazie four months to raise the $3,600 to undergo surgery.</p> <p>" 'Most of the time I'm harassed, but this was the worst experience,' Bazie, 28, said recently as he sat at a parish community center in Moscow where African migrants often seek refuge.</p> <p>"His story is not uncommon, Russian civil and human rights leaders say. African migrants face widespread hostility and racism that usually go unpunished.</p> <p>"According to the SOVA Center for Information and Analysis, a Moscow-based advocacy group and think tank, 177 acts of violence against blacks have been reported in Russia since 2010. . . ."</p> <p>Simmons worked from 1991 to 1994 as a reporter in Time magazine's Moscow bureau after having been a student in the country and had been seeking a way to return to reporting from Russia. "<a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/abu-jamal-case-roars-back-headlines#Ukraine" target="_blank">It is not OK that there is a lack of journalists of color, and particularly black journalists, covering the current crisis in Russia and Ukraine</a>," Simmons told Journal-isms in March.</p> <p>The story's tagline reads, "This report was funded by a grant from the International Center for Journalists."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/43-nonvoters-are-people-color" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/43-nonvoters-are-people-color#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 04:13:02 +0000 princeeditor 8691 at http://mije.org Mourners Aid Victimized U.S. Journalists http://mije.org/richardprince/mourners-rally-around-victimized-us-journalists <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 31, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Dominican%20funeral-1.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" /> Dominicans embrace Americans after equipment stolen; visiting African sees "hysterical" Ebola coverage in U.S.; editorial writer who called Brown an "animal" is fired; José Díaz-Balart awarded second hour as MSNBC anchor; in voluntary exodus, Cincinnati newsroom losing 1 in 6; C-SPAN on outs with White House for last 4 years; "Red State," "Blue State" on AP list of clichés to avoid; PBS series on America's browning also showing online; How Rev. Al became the incredible shrinking Sharpton (10/31/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#dominican"> Dominicans Embrace Americans After Equipment Stolen </a></p> <p><a href="#ebola"> Visiting African Sees "Hysterical" Ebola Coverage in U.S.</a></p> <p><a href="#brown"> Editorial Writer Who Called Brown an "Animal" Is Fired </a></p> <p><a href="#msnbc"> José Díaz-Balart Awarded Second Hour as MSNBC Anchor</a></p> <p><a href="#cincinnati"> In Voluntary Exodus, Cincinnati Newsroom Losing 1 in 6</a></p> <p><a href="#cspan"> C-SPAN on Outs With White House for Last 4 Years</a></p> <p><a href="#cliche"> "Red State," "Blue State" on AP List of Clichés to Avoid</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="pbs"></a></p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" style="border: 1px solid lightgrey; padding: 2px;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/ABTN_103_1920x1080.jpg__320x180_q85.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="315" /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><em><span style="color: grey;">A multiracial family living in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, one of the whitest places in America. In the third episode of "America by the Numbers," host Maria Hinojosa reported that while whites account for only 8 percent of total U.S. population growth, they make up 73 percent of growth in exurban areas. Coeur d’Alene ousted the Aryan Nations in 2000 but remains more than 94 percent white. (Credit: PBS) (<a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/america-by-the-numbers/episodes/episode-103/" target="_blank">video</a>)</span></em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/mourners-rally-around-victimized-us-journalists#pbs" target="_blank">PBS Series on America's Browning Also Showing Online</a></h2> <p>If you have been missing "America by the Numbers," a series of eight-half hour episodes that examine the demographic shifts that will culminate in the United States becoming majority people of color by 2043, the episodes may still be viewed online.</p> <p>The series, hosted and led by journalist <strong>Maria Hinojosa</strong>, premiered the first week of October.</p> <p>Viewers may watch past full programs on this <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/america-by-the-numbers/episodes/" target="_blank">program page</a>.</p> <p>The episodes are also are streaming at the PBS video portal: <a title="video.pbs.org" href="http://video.pbs.org/">video.pbs.org</a>.</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Carolina Moreno</strong>, HuffPost LatinoVoices: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/09/america-by-the-numbers-_n_5955398.html" target="_blank">Why Maria Hinojosa Is 'Less Afraid' Of How The U.S. Will Deal With Demographic Change</a> <em>(Oct. 9)</em><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Jeff Selle</strong>, Coeur d'Alene (Idaho) Press:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cdapress.com/news/local_news/article_8ed45a6f-7568-54e4-8721-ac3e1bb8bb9b.html" target="_blank">Idaho: A lack of diversity? </a><em>(Oct. 14) </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="sharpton"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/mourners-rally-around-victimized-us-journalists#sharpton" target="_blank">How Rev. Al Became the Incredible Shrinking Sharpton</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: left;" title="MSNBC host Al Sharpton with breakfast at his New York home. (Credit: Anthony DelMundo/Daily News, New York)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-11-01%20at%202.13.24%20AM-232x241.png" alt="" width="232" height="241" />"<a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/incredible-shrinking-sharpton-article-1.1988923" target="_blank">There were 60 candles on the cake — but none of it in <strong>Al Sharpton's </strong>stomach</a>," <strong>Justin Rocket Silverman</strong> wrote Tuesday for the Daily News in New York.</p> <p>"Even at his own birthday party at the Four Seasons this month, surrounded by the governor, the mayor and <strong>Aretha Franklin</strong>, the Rev didn’t take a bite of the sugary treat.</p> <p>"It's not simply that he hasn't had any sweets in years. He hasn't had dinner in years, either.</p> <p>"Call it 'the Al Sharpton Diet,' but this once-rotund reverend has dropped from 305 pounds to exactly 129.6 pounds. The precise weight was recorded this week on Sharpton’s bedroom scale at 5 a.m., when the man of the (much less) cloth begins his day.</p> <p>"Sharpton has shed 60% of his much-mocked weight — and he did it without surgery, diet pills or a single Weight Watchers meeting.</p> <p>" 'I could take all the cartoons in the tabloid newspapers, but I couldn't take my daughter punching me in the belly and asking why I was so fat,' Sharpton recalled. 'That was my inspiration to lose the weight. And probably the last time anyone hurt my feelings.'</p> <p>"That incident with his daughter happened nearly 15 years ago, when she was 12. But it wasn't until more recently that Sharpton devised his strategy to drop the pounds — just stop eating.</p> <p>"That's only a minor simplification. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-10"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="shorttakes" href="http://mije.org/richardprince/mourners-rally-around-victimized-us-journalists#shorttakes" target="_blank">Short Takes</a></h2> <ul> <li> "<strong>Hugo Balta</strong>, a Coordinating Producer for ESPN’S SportsCenter since 2011, <a href="http://www.mediamoves.com/2014/10/hugo-balta-promoted-at-espn.html#sthash.2TG35DNs.dpuf" target="_blank">has been promoted to a new role within the company</a>," <strong>Veronica Villafañe</strong> reported Thursday on her Media Moves site. Balta, immediate past president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists "has been named Senior Director, Multicultural Content for ESPN's Digital &amp; Print Media team. He officially starts the new position on December 1. In his new role, Hugo, has been assigned to help raise the quality, profile and delivery of content targeting English and Spanish-speaking U.S. Hispanics for all of ESPN's digital and print properties. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "When an event becomes news, there is often an implication that it is an exception — <a href="http://www.cjr.org/feature/ta-nehisi_coates_defines_a_new.php?page=all" target="_blank">that the world is mostly working as it should and this event is newsworthy because it's an aberration</a>," <strong>Chris Ip</strong> wrote Wednesday for Columbia Journalism Review in a profile of <strong>Ta-Nehisi Coates</strong> of the Atlantic. "If the race-related stories we see most often in the media are about personal bigotry, then our conception of racism is limited to the bigoted remarks or actions — racism becomes little more than uttering the n-word. If we see each shooting as an isolated case of fear or provocation, without being told that young African-American men are 21 times more likely than their white counterparts to be shot dead by the police, according to a recent ProPublica report, then we miss the real question of why there is a systemic, historical difference in the way police treat blacks versus whites. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "The winner and loser of the lawsuit between Al Jazeera America and former Current TV CEO<strong> Al Gore </strong>is yet to be determined, <a href="http://www.thewrap.com/al-jazeera-america-viewers-down-nearly-50-percent-from-current-tvs-numbers/" target="_blank">but ratings comparisons between the two show a clear winner</a>,"&nbsp;<strong>Jordan Chariton </strong>reported Wednesday for the Wrap. "After buying Current TV in early 2013, and debuting over the summer that year, Al Jazeera has lost almost half of Current TV's audience. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Aretha Franklin" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/51B5oSnKpGL._SL500_AA280_-116x180.jpg" alt="" width="116" height="180" />Summarizing the newly published "Respect: the Life of <strong>Aretha Franklin</strong>" by&nbsp;celebrity biographer<strong> David Ritz</strong>, <strong>Caroline Howe</strong> reported Tuesday for Britain's Daily Mail Online that Jet and Ebony magazines were tools the Queen of Soul used to create the image she desired. "<a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2810229/Diva-tantrums-feuds-rivals-insatiable-appetites-food-sex-orgy-loving-preacher-father-secret-life-Queen-Soul-Aretha-Franklin-laid-bare.html" target="_blank">Franklin liked to create a narrative about her life, especially in the pages of Jet magazine</a>, the weekly targeted towards African-American readers. It made her a frequent cover girl, but some of the stories were part of how she saw her life as a soap opera," the publication reported. Howe also wrote, "She tried to bury rumors about going crazy and having breakdowns by using Jet Magazine to clean up her image, something she had done for decades. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "A new video ad titled 'No Honor in Racism' <a href="http://thegrio.com/2014/10/30/redskins-racial-slurs/" target="_blank">denounces the name of the Washington Redskins</a>, comparing it to other racial slurs," the Grio reported on Thursday. "The video is a joint project between Red Circle Agency and the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media. The 30-second spot was uploaded to YouTube and starts with a black woman staring at the camera and saying, 'I am a N*****.' . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "After allegations of rape resurfaced, <em>The <strong>Queen Latifah </strong>Show</em> <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bill-cosbys-queen-latifah-show-745119" target="_blank">has opted not to have comedian <strong>Bill Cosby</strong> on the show</a>," <strong>Philiana Ng</strong> reported Thursday for the Hollywood Reporter. "Cosby, prepping a stand-up comedy tour, was originally scheduled to appear on the daytime talk show, but has postponed an interview with Queen Latifah two weeks after comedian <strong>Hannibal Buress</strong> called the 77-year-old comedian 'a rapist' during an Oct. 16 Philadelphia show. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> "<strong>Edna Schmidt</strong> returns to Univision Chicago… <a href="http://www.mediamoves.com/2014/10/univision-to-air-series-about-alcoholism-featuring-edna-schmidt.html" target="_blank">but this time, as part of a story</a>," <strong>Veronica Villafañe</strong> reported Friday on her Media Moves site. "Starting next Monday, November 3, the station will be running a 5-part series with a half-hour Saturday special about women and alcoholism, and Edna is the centerpiece. Edna, the founding anchor of Univision Chicago's newscast, shares her story about her own struggles with alcohol on 'Mi Verdad: Edna Schmidt.' . . ."&nbsp;<br /><br /></li> <li> "Veteran broadcaster <strong>Rafa 'El Alcalde' Hernández Brito</strong> <a href="http://www.mediamoves.com/2014/10/cleveland-cavaliers-start-broadcasting-games-in-spanish.html " target="_blank">will be doing the play-by-play Spanish-language narration of the Cleveland Cavaliers 2014-15 regular and post-season games</a>," <strong>Veronica Villafañe</strong> reported Wednesday on her Media Moves site. "This will mark the first time in club history that Cavs games will be broadcast in a second language. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Sean Jensen</strong>, former Chicago Bears/NFL beat writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, was last in this space in December, <a href="http://thrivesports.com/2013/12/19/sean-jensen-format-1/" target="_blank">when he became executive editor of a Minneapolis-based startup sports site, Thrive Sports</a>. Jensen&nbsp;started in September as an NFL columnist for the Bleacher Report and in October as a columnist for RantSports. <br /><br /></li> <li> The French-American Foundation is accepting submissions for its third annual Immigration Journalism Award for best immigration reporting, the first of its kind to honor excellence in coverage of immigration worldwide. <a href="http://frenchamerican.org/ija-apply" target="_blank">Deadline for submissions is Nov. 13</a>. <br /><br /></li> <li> In Mexico, "<strong>Jesús Antonio Gamboa Urías</strong>, a journalist and editor of the weekly online news site Nueva Prensa, <a href="http://www.freemedia.at/newssview/article/respected-mexican-editor-found-dead.html" target="_blank">was found dead</a> last week in the north-western state of Sinaloa, considered one of Mexico's most violent regions," the International Press Institute reported on Thursday. <br /><br /></li> <li> "Two Cameroonian journalists <a href="http://en.rsf.org/cameroon-journalists-are-not-informants-29-10-2014,47174.html" target="_blank">face military court charges of failure to report a destabilization plot</a>," Reporters Without Borders reported on Wednesday. "Journalists <strong>Felix Cyriaque Ebole Bola</strong> of the daily <em>Mutations</em> and <strong>Rodrigue Tongue</strong> of <em>Le Messager</em>, were charged following a 28 October military court hearing in Yaoundé with 'non-denunciation' of facts potentially endangering state security. <strong>Baba Wamé</strong>, a former journalist and professor was accused of the same charges. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> Reporters Without Borders Tuesday joined Journalist in Danger, its local partner, in <a href="http://en.rsf.org/drc-tv-cameraman-badly-hurt-in-28-10-2014,47168.html" target="_blank">calling for a thorough investigation into a shooting attack on a TV cameraman</a> in the eastern Congolese city of Goma on Oct. 25. The local group said reporter/cameraman <strong>Philémon Gira</strong> "was clearly the victim of a targeted attack because of his work as a journalist. JED calls on the authorities to take this threat seriously in a province that has become a minefield for media personnel, one where ten journalists have been killed in the past decade." <br /><br /></li> <li> The U.S. State Department said it was "<a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201410301776.html" target="_blank">deeply concerned by the October 27 sentencing of Ethiopian journalist <strong>Temesgen Desalegn</strong></a> to three years in prison for 'provocation and dissemination of inaccurate information.' "T<a href="http://nazret.com/blog/index.php/2014/10/15/ethiopian-editor-convicted-for-inciting" target="_blank">emesgen becomes the first journalist who's accused and found guilty only for what he's written in a newspaper</a>," lawyer <strong>Ameha Mekonnen</strong> told <strong>William Davison</strong> of Bloomberg News on Oct. 14. "The evidence was only his writing, nothing else."&nbsp;<br /><br /></li> </ul> <p><a title="Follow Richard Prince on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/princeeditor">Follow Richard Prince on Twitter @princeeditor</a> <br /><br />Facebook users: <a title="fan page" href="http://www.facebook.com/home.php? filter=nf#/pages/Richard-Princes-Journal-isms/88020137014?ref=ts">"Like" "Richard Prince's Journal-isms" on Facebook. </a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/mourners-rally-around-victimized-us-journalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/mourners-rally-around-victimized-us-journalists#comments Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:28:22 +0000 princeeditor 8690 at http://mije.org Holder Sees End to Journalist's Prosecution http://mije.org/richardprince/holder-sees-end-prosecution-journalist <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 29, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-29%20at%2011.01.09%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="104" />Attorney general repeats, "No reporter's going to jail"; administration refines practice of leaking to news outlets; Zucker ties CNN sponsorship to NABJ statement; more than 1,300 bid farewell to Ben Bradlee, his era; Sister2Sister "restructuring," but hasn't filed bankruptcy; pathologist in Michael Brown case disputes conclusions; 1 in 13 voting-age blacks can't vote due to felonies; freed journalist describes torture by "band of sadists"; four-part video series uses humor for social statements (10/29/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#jail"> Attorney General Repeats, "No Reporter's Going to Jail" </a></p> <p><a href="#leaking"> Administration Refines Practice of Leaking to News Outlets</a></p> <p><a href="#zucker"> Zucker Ties CNN Sponsorship to NABJ Statement</a></p> <p><a href="#bradlee"> More Than 1,300 Bid Farewell to Ben Bradlee, His Era</a></p> <p><a href="#sister">Sister2Sister "Restructuring" but Hasn't Filed Bankruptcy</a></p> <p><a href="#brown">Pathologist in Michael Brown Case Disputes Conclusions</a></p> <p><a href="#voting"> 1 in 13 Voting-Age Blacks Can't Vote Due to Felonies</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="humor"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Hari Kondabolu, left, Kristina Wong, Issa Rae and Lalo Alcaraz." src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/newyorktimes_offcolor01.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="315" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/holder-sees-end-prosecution-journalist#humor" target="_blank">Four-Part Video Series Uses Humor for Social Statements</a></h2> <p>"<a title="The New York Times has launched a really cool four-part video series called Off-Color" href="http://blog.angryasianman.com/2014/10/off-color-highlights-funny-artists-of.html#more">The New York Times has launched a really cool four-part video series called Off-Color</a> which highlights artists of color who use humor to make smart social statements about the sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious ways that race plays out in America today," <strong>Phil Yu</strong> wrote Tuesday on his Angry Asian Man blog.</p> <p>"The series features <strong>Hari Kondabolu</strong>, <strong>Kristina Wong</strong>, <strong>Issa Rae</strong> and <strong>Lalo Alcaraz</strong>. (I had the honor of being interviewed for Kristina's video.) . . ."</p> <p>From the series:</p> <p>"<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/28/arts/off-color-kristina-wong-video-series-.html" target="_blank">Dating in Los Angeles is not easy</a>. Just ask <strong>Kristina Wong</strong>, a Chinese-American performance artist and writer who says she wants reparations for 'yellow fever,' a common term for the fetishization of Asian women by white men.</p> <p>" 'Even in high school or middle school there would be white boys saying I like dating Asian girls because they're more quiet and submissive and sweet,' Ms. Wong said in an interview. 'It's like they're unable to acknowledge that there is something going on and there's a specific reason they are dating all these women as if they were interchangeable.' . . ."</p> <ul> <li><strong>Steve Haruch</strong>, NPR "Code Switch": <a title="The Struggle Of Being Asian-American For Halloween" href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/10/29/359623702/the-struggle-of-being-asian-american-on-halloween">The Struggle Of Being Asian-American For Halloween</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/holder-sees-end-prosecution-journalist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/holder-sees-end-prosecution-journalist#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:28:32 +0000 princeeditor 8689 at http://mije.org Sister2Sister Magazine Files for Bankruptcy http://mije.org/richardprince/sister2sister-magazine-files-bankruptcy <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 27, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-27%20at%2010.03.39%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="240" />Publisher says she'll focus on online edition; Native school shooter had "foot in each of two worlds"; Stevie Wonder visits FCC to aid visually impaired; three women of the black diaspora; on CNN's media show, 11 guests of 146 were black; advice from BuzzFeed's Ebola reporter: Break the rules; Asian Americans energized despite lack of attention; Justice Dept. urged to probe abuses of press in Ferguson; a photographer with fingers crossed, eyes wide open (10/27/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#online"> Publisher Says She'll Focus on Online Edition</a></p> <p><a href="#shooter"> Native School Shooter Had "Foot in Each of Two Worlds"</a></p> <p><a href="#stevie"> Stevie Wonder Visits FCC to Aid Visually Impaired</a></p> <p><a href="#black"> Three Women of the Black Diaspora</a></p> <p><a href="#cnn"> On CNN's Media Show, 11 Guests of 146 Were Black</a></p> <p><a href="#ebola">Advice from BuzzFeed's Ebola Reporter: Break the Rules</a></p> <p><a href="#asian"> Asian Americans Energized Despite Lack of Attention</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="ferguson"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/sister2sister-magazine-files-bankruptcy#ferguson" target="_blank">Justice Dept. Urged to Probe Abuses of Press in Ferguson</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.pen.org/ferguson" target="_blank">This report compiles 52 alleged violations of freedom of the press during the Ferguson protests,</a>" the PEN American Center reported on Sunday. "These infringements contravene a right that is protected under both the U.S. Constitution and international human rights law."</p> <p>"On the basis of these findings, PEN American Center calls upon the U.S. Department of Justice to carry out investigations into violations of press freedom that took place in the context of the Ferguson protests.</p> <p>"Such investigations would shed essential light on the factors that drove law enforcement officers in Ferguson to infringe on media freedoms, and on the necessary steps to ensure that in an era of instantaneous transmission, cell phone cameras and citizen journalists, the rights of members of the press and of the public at large are upheld in the context of protests and public assemblies. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Charles F. Coleman Jr.</strong>, Ebony: <a href="http://www.ebony.com/news-views/the-case-against-mike-brown-continues-405#axzz3HMDZvvyh" target="_blank">The Case Against Mike Brown Continues </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"> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" style="border: 1px solid lightgrey; padding: 2px;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-28%20at%2012.50.57%20AM.png" alt="" width="560" height="312" /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><em><span style="color: grey;">New York Times photographer Ozier Muhammad weighed how to produce the right image during an event as large as last month's People's Climate March. (<a href=" http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/lens/2014/10/23/fingers-crossed-eyes-wide-open/?smid=tw-share/video/gloria-campos-mission-children-foster-care-22811685" target="_blank">video</a>)</span></em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2><a name="photographer"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/sister2sister-magazine-files-bankruptcy#asian" target="_blank">A Photographer With Fingers Crossed, Eyes Wide Open</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/lens/2014/10/23/fingers-crossed-eyes-wide-open/?smid=tw-share" target="_blank">There are days when everything works out for a newspaper photographer and he or she comes up with perfect photos that waltz onto Page 1,</a>" the editors of the New York Times "Lens" blog wrote on Thursday. "But more often than not, the photographer is just doing his or her best to make a good image in less than ideal circumstances.</p> <p>"For <a href="http://oziermuhammad.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Ozier Muhammad</strong></a>, a staff photographer for The Times, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/22/nyregion/new-york-city-climate-change-march.html?_r=0" target="_blank">the People's Climate March</a> last month in New York was a big example of one such challenging situation. And the Times video journalist <strong>Deborah Acosta </strong>followed him to document his day for Lens.</p> <p>"During the course of the assignment, Mr. Muhammad, 64, told Ms. Acosta that 'it's hard to find a picture' when an event is so large. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/sister2sister-magazine-files-bankruptcy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/sister2sister-magazine-files-bankruptcy#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 02:16:06 +0000 princeeditor 8684 at http://mije.org Radio Host Ballentine Found Guilty of Fraud http://mije.org/richardprince/jury-finds-radio-host-ballentine-guilty-fraud <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 24, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u13681/Warren.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="121" />"People's lawyer" accused of bilking lenders of $10 million; terrorists targeting Western journalists, FBI warns; leaks on Michael Brown autopsy said to favor officer; Ebola victims nameless, voiceless, says Nigerian American; NBCUniversal settles unpaid intern suit for $6.4 million; writer denies Americans are in information cocoons; Chicago Defender names first female top editor (10/24/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#lawyer"> "People's Lawyer" Accused of Bilking Lenders of $10 Million </a></p> <p><a href="#terrorists"> Terrorists Targeting Western Journalists, FBI Warns </a></p> <p><a href="#michael"> Leaks on Michael Brown Autopsy Said to Favor Officer </a></p> <p><a href="#ebola">Ebola Victims Nameless, Voiceless, Says Nigerian American </a></p> <p><a href="#intern"> NBCUniversal Settles Unpaid Intern Suit for $6.4 Million </a></p> <p><a href="#information"> Writer Denies Americans Are in Information Cocoons </a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/jury-finds-radio-host-ballentine-guilty-fraud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/jury-finds-radio-host-ballentine-guilty-fraud#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:15:19 +0000 Diana Wendel 8683 at http://mije.org Ben Bradlee Wrestled With Racial Issues http://mije.org/richardprince/benjamin-c-bradlee <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 22, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/d94ce249327595f4b991a8f9545896b1f91d21cc389a6e930676615abd3921e6_large.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="103" />Fabled editor, dead at 93, acknowledged his ignorance; autopsy indicates Michael Brown reached for cop's gun; debate questioners overwhelmingly white men; Poynter to host African journalists university turned away; David Plazas to lead Tennessean editorial board;&nbsp;NAHJ says free regional conferences pay off; "A Limited View of Boys From the Bronx" (10/22/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#Bradlee">Fabled Editor, Dead at 93, Acknowledged His Ignorance</a></p> <p><a href="#Ferguson">Autopsy Indicates Michael Brown Reached for Cop's Gun</a></p> <p><a href="#Debates">Debate Questioners Overwhelmingly White Men</a></p> <p><a href="#Poynter">Poynter to Host African Journalists University Turned Away</a></p> <p><a href="#Plazas">David Plazas to Lead Tennessean Editorial Board</a></p> <p><a href="#NAHJ">NAHJ Says Free Regional Conferences Pay Off</a></p> <p><a href="#Bronx">"A Limited View of Boys From the Bronx"</a></p> <p><a href="#shorttakes">Short Takes</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/benjamin-c-bradlee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/benjamin-c-bradlee#comments Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:36:04 +0000 princeeditor 8650 at http://mije.org 15 More Disinvited in Fear of Ebola http://mije.org/richardprince/15-more-journalists-disinvited-fear-ebola <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 20, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-20%20at%207.29.28%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="121" />Universities of Ga., South Fla. cancel invitations to Africans; troubles not over for reporter who broke quarantine; NAHJ attracts nearly 400 in Mexico City; caucus chair: sharp cuts of CNN blacks would be "affront"; Tamron Hall tears muscle after screaming in haunted house; NHL player ousted swiftly after domestic violence arrest; lessons from Boston Herald cartoon mistake; N.Y. Times honored for series on underpaid disabled; black opinion editor ties gay marriage to civil rights (10/20/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#invitations"> Universities of Ga., South Fla. Cancel Invitations to Africans </a></p> <p><a href="#quarantine"> Troubles Not Over for Reporter Who Broke Quarantine </a></p> <p><a href="#mexico"> NAHJ Attracts Nearly 400 in Mexico City</a></p> <p><a href="#caucus">Caucus Chair: Sharp Cuts of CNN Blacks Would Be "Affront" </a></p> <p><a href="#haunted"> Tamron Hall Tears Muscle After Screaming in Haunted House</a></p> <p><a href="#nhl"> NHL Player Ousted Swiftly After Domestic Violence Arrest</a></p> <p><a href="#herald"> Lessons From Boston Herald Cartoon Mistake</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td><a name="disabled"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" style="border: 1px solid grey; padding: 2px;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-20%20at%209.45.58%20PM.png" alt="" width="560" height="320" /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div style="padding-left: 5px;"><em><span style="color: grey;">Willie Levi, now 67, was one of more than 1,000 selected over the years for a for-profit program that took in young men from state institutions and trained them in agricultural work — and some basic life skills. (Credit: New York Times) (<a href="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/video/multimedia/bundles/projects/2014/bunkhouse/video/jobvideo-1200.webm" target="_blank">video</a>)</span></em></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/15-more-journalists-disinvited-fear-ebola#disabled" target="_blank">N.Y. Times Honored for Series on Underpaid Disabled</a></h2> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/15-more-journalists-disinvited-fear-ebola#disabled" target="_blank"></a>"<a title="A New York Times story about a group of men with intellectual disabilities who worked in servitude for decades has won top honors" href="https://asunews.asu.edu/20141013-schneider-award">A New York Times story about a group of men with intellectual disabilities who worked in servitude for decades has won top honors</a> in the 2014 <strong>Katherine Schneider </strong>Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability<span style="font-family: Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, 'Bitstream Vera Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">," Arizona State University announced last week.</span></p> <p>The Oct. 13 release also said, "First place went to <strong>Dan Barry</strong>, <strong>Kassie Bracken</strong> and <strong>Nicole Bengiveno</strong> of The New York Times for <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/03/09/us/the-boys-in-the-bunkhouse.html?_r=0" target="_blank">'The "Boys" in the Bunkhouse</a>,' which describes in text, photos and video the lives of men who for 30 years worked in an Iowa turkey processing plant for almost no pay. The story raised questions about the federal law that permitted the men to be underpaid for doing the same work as their non-disabled colleagues, explained how regulators effectively sanctioned the exploitation, and detailed the squalid living conditions and mistreatment the men endured.</p> <p>"The New York Times team spent most of 2013 documenting the men's experience, which was first revealed in stories in The Des Moines Register in 2009. . . ."</p> <p>The university also said, "The second-place award went to the Anchorage Daily News. Judges also awarded an honorable mention to the Kansas City Star, as well as to a student-created deaf and hearing newscast at Arizona State University.</p> <p>"The contest, the only one devoted exclusively to disability reporting, is administered by the National Center on Disability and Journalism at the<strong> Walter Cronkite </strong>School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-9"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="opinion"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/15-more-journalists-disinvited-fear-ebola#opinion" target="_blank">Black Opinion Editor Ties Gay Marriage to Civil Rights</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.news-record.com/blogs/gay-and-interracial-marriages-similar-stakes-and-issues/article_82750a46-558b-11e4-8e05-001a4bcf6878.html" target="_blank">Some people don't like to equate the issue of gay marriage with the civil rights struggle</a>," <strong>Allen Johnson</strong>, a black journalist who is editorial page editor of the News &amp; Record in Greensboro, N.C., wrote Sunday. "But what is it, if not a struggle for civil rights? That's why I suspect more African American clergy have not only turned away from their traditional disdain for gay marriage, but embraced it as a cause.</p> <p>"Some state lawmakers also have embraced it as a cause, in fierce opposition to a recent federal judge's decision declaring gay marriage legal in North Carolina. They may be as motivated by politics as personal convictions. But, whatever the reason, they won't go down without a fight. And, in the end, they will lose.</p> <p>"On a personal note, I was born black and raised Southern Baptist. That meant I was taught that homosexuality was wrong because the Bible said so. I also have seen scripture — specifically, 'the curse of Ham' — similarly quoted to defend slavery, discrimination, segregation ... and worse.</p> <p>"I am older and wiser today, and so, apparently, are more of the rest of us. Our courts are telling us that laws banning gay marriage are unconstitutional. We should listen. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Mary C. Curtis</strong>, Washington Post: <a title="In North Carolina, same-sex marriage goes to church" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/wp/2014/10/16/in-north-carolina-same-sex-marriage-goes-to-church/">In North Carolina, same-sex marriage goes to church</a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Jarvis DeBerry</strong>, NOLA.com | the Times-Picayune: <a href="http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/10/gay_rights_vs_religious_freedo.html" target="_blank">Gay rights vs. religious freedom in Houston</a><em>&nbsp;</em><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Courtland Milloy</strong>, Washington Post: <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/a-maryland-church-helps-members-of-a-black-gay-street-gang-reshape-their-lives/2014/10/07/039ad262-4e49-11e4-aa5e-7153e466a02d_story.html" target="_blank">A Maryland church helps members of a black gay street gang reshape their lives</a><em> (Oct. 7) </em><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Mary Sanchez</strong>, Kansas City Star: <a href="http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article2644442.html" target="_blank">Time for Kansas to move past same-sex marriage hang-ups</a><em> (Oct. 9) </em> <br /><br /></li> <li> Mary Sanchez, Kansas City Star: <a href="http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article2761852.html" target="_blank">As Vatican revisits its stance toward gays, a KC lesbian is left in the cold</a><em> (Oct. 15) </em> <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Barry Saunders</strong>, News &amp; Observer, Raleigh, N.C.: <a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/10/10/4223394/saunders-gays-are-now-marrying.html?sp=/99/102/110/117/197/" target="_blank">Gays are now marrying in North Carolina — and the sky hasn't fallen</a><em> (Oct. 10) </em></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/15-more-journalists-disinvited-fear-ebola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/15-more-journalists-disinvited-fear-ebola#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:56:20 +0000 princeeditor 8679 at http://mije.org CNN "Reconsidering" NABJ Sponsorships http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-reconsidering-relationship-nabj <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 17, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/nabj_student_photo_2012.jpg" alt="" width="376" height="184" />Journalists say network retaliates after criticism; reports on Ebola turned toward perspective this week; skepticism greets news that Nigerian girls will be freed; artist redraws cartoon in response to NAHJ objections; Univision ends newscasts at Puerto Rico TV station; study shows no lack of qualified black, Latino geeks; O'Reilly tells Jon Stewart there is no "white privilege"; chilling series captures dangers of women on migrant trail (10/17/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#journalists"> Journalists Say Network Retaliates After Criticism </a></p> <p><a href="#ebola"> Reports on Ebola Turned Toward Perspective This Week </a></p> <p><a href="#nigerian"> Skepticism Greets News that Nigerian Girls Will Be Freed </a></p> <p><a href="#artist"> Artist Redraws Cartoon in Response to NAHJ Objections </a></p> <p><a href="#univision"> Univision Ends Newscasts at Puerto Rico TV Station </a></p> <p><a href="#silicon"> Study Shows No Lack of Qualified Black, Latino Geeks</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="migrant"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="Reporter Maria Ines Zamudio and photographer Carlton Purvis of the Commercial Appeal in Memphis traveled to El Salvador and along the Mexico-Guatemala border exploring the peril Central American migrants face on their path to the United States. (Credit: Carlton Purvis/Commercial Appeal)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Characters-07810.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="260" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-reconsidering-relationship-nabj#migrant" target="_blank">Chilling Series Captures Dangers of Women on Migrant Trail</a></h2> <p>"Beheadings. Modern day slavery. Forced prostitution. Murder. <a href="http://voxxi.com/2014/10/15/unaccompanied-minors-escape-violence" target="_blank">It would seem like something out of a horror movie</a>," <strong>Kevin Olivas</strong> wrote Wednesday for voxxi.com. "But it is all too real. One could be hard-pressed to find much in the way of coverage by English-language U.S. media of what so many people are trying to escape in Central America and why they would risk so much to come here.</p> <p>"But that experience is captured vibrantly and chillingly in the series '<a href="http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/trail-of-fearscentral-american-women-risk-sexual-violence-en-route-to-us-for-a-better-life_16094086" target="_blank">Trail of Fears</a>' by reporter <strong>Maria Ines Zamudio</strong> and photographer <strong>Carlton Purvis</strong>, of 'The Commercial Appeal' of Memphis, Tenn.</p> <p>" 'Last December/January, I went to Mexico for a family party. I took a few extra days to do some reporting in Lecheria, a common stop for migrants outside Mexico City. I interviewed some women there and I produced the story for NPR's Latino USA,' says Zamudio. 'During this reporting trip, which I funded myself, I realized that I wanted to look into the story in a more meaningful way. I started investigating the issue of human trafficking and other dangers women face along the migrant trail.'</p> <p>"Zamudio earned a fellowship from the International Center for Journalists that was sponsored by the Ford Foundation to produce the series. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Matt McCleskey</strong>, WAMU-FM, Washington: <a href="http://wamu.org/news/14/10/09/listen_reporter_armando_trull_reflects_gang_violence_in_el_salvador " target="_blank">Reporter Armando Trull Reflects On Gang Violence In El Salvador</a> <em>(audio) (Oct. 9)</em> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-reconsidering-relationship-nabj" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-reconsidering-relationship-nabj#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 02:22:36 +0000 princeeditor 8678 at http://mije.org Disinvited Over Fear of Ebola http://mije.org/richardprince/disinvited-over-ebola-fears <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 16, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Michel du Cille" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Michel%20duCille-146x146.jpg" alt="" width="146" height="146" />J-dean says any decision would leave someone upset (10/16/14);&nbsp;CNN layoffs reach journalists of color; . . . MSNBC says it is keeping promises to Hispanics; journalists robbed, news vehicle stolen at prayer vigil; NPR to pull back on use of Washington NFL team name; Nancy Snyderman apologizes for violating Ebola quarantine; new BuzzFeed publisher Dao Nguyen to refashion role; Time revisits "model minority" stereotype; Boston Herald opinion editor asks forgiveness for cartoon; diversity lament from Britain sounds familiar (10/15/14)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#ebola">J-Dean Says Any Decision Would Leave Someone Upset</a></p> <p><a name="ebola"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="A sick child, Cynthia, waits outside Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, for health workers to remove dead bodies before she can enter. Michel du Cille&#039;s assignment in Liberia is at issue at Syracuse University. (Credit: Michel du Cille/Washington Post)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/full_column/u678/Ebola_wp-547x277.png" alt="A sick child, Cynthia, waits outside Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, f" width="547" height="277" /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="time"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-layoffs-reach-journalists-color#time" target="_blank">Time Revisits "Model Minority" Stereotype</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: right;" title="Time cover of Aug. 31, 1987" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/1101870831_400-295x388.jpg" alt="" width="295" height="388" />"Although it was not the first to do so, Time's cover story in 1987 titled <em>The Asian American Whiz Kids</em> is often <a href="http://www.asamnews.com/2014/10/15/time-asian-americans-not-part-of-diversity-equation/" target="_blank">cited as an example of media coverage perpetuating the model minority myth</a>,' <strong>Randall Yip</strong> wrote Wednesday for his AsAmNews.</p> <p>"Now 27 years later, Time has updated its story talking to some of the same people it talked to in 1987. [Its] conclusion:</p> <p>" 'The lack of Asian leadership in tech sheds light on a larger issue: Asians are excluded from the idea of diversity.'</p> <p>"The most recent example can be found in the diversity reports released by Silicon Valley's largest tech firms. . . ." Time pointed out, "<a title="Very little was said of the discrepancy between the high percentage of Asian tech employees and the disproportionately low percentage of Asian leaders" href="http://time.com/3475962/asian-american-diversity/">Very little was said of the discrepancy between the high percentage of Asian tech employees and the disproportionately low percentage of Asian leaders</a>. . . ."</p> <p><strong>Jack Linshi</strong> wrote in the Time story, headlined, "<a href="http://time.com/3475962/asian-american-diversity/" target="_blank">T</a>he Real Problem When It Comes to Diversity and Asian-Americans":</p> <p>"The belief in a blanket Asian-American culture is so thick that it has resulted in confusion when Asian-Americans deviate from the model minority myth. Today, diversity is more visible than ever: There is the commanding <strong>John Cho</strong>, and there is the awkward <strong>William Hung</strong>; the funny <strong>Mindy Kaling</strong> and the serious <strong>Indra Nooyi</strong>; the talkative local launderer and the mum evil villain; the whitewashed American-born Chinese and the perpetual foreigner.</p> <p>"And yet those who display that diversity are often perceived as exceptions. The rule is the single framework — the model minority myth — that persists as the dominant stereotype for the whole race, especially in the tech sector. . . ."</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="herald"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-layoffs-reach-journalists-color#herald" target="_blank">Boston Herald Opinion Editor Asks Forgiveness for Cartoon</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/opinion/op_ed/2014/10/rachelle_cohen_here_s_how_hurtful_cartoon_made_it_into_herald" target="_blank">For two weeks I have remained silent</a>," <strong>Rachelle G. Cohen</strong>, editorial page editor of the Boston Herald, wrote on Wednesday. "And that was just plain dumb. Oh, not THE dumbest thing — not by a long shot. The dumbest thing I've ever done was without a second thought to give my approval to a cartoon — we all know which one — that has proven hurtful to so many people — people I care about. It has also proven hurtful to an institution I love and to colleagues who are blameless.</p> <p>"And that, in the end, is what forces me to break this utterly uncharacteristic silence of mine. . . ."</p> <p>As CBS News reported on Oct. 1, "<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/boston-herald-apologizes-for-obama-watermelon-toothpaste-cartoon/" target="_blank">The cartoon shows the president brushing his teeth in a White House bathroom with a surprised look on his face</a> as a white man sits in the bathtub behind him, asking [<strong>President</strong>] <strong>Obama</strong>, 'Have you tried the new watermelon flavored toothpaste?' The caption reads, 'White House Invader Got Farther Than Originally Thought. ' "</p> <p>Cohen wrote Wednesday, "it's my job as an editor to see around corners, to look at all the possible meanings and nuances of words and of images. It's my job and two weeks ago I failed at it miserably. And that's all on me and this is why. . . ."</p> <p>She also wrote, "Yes, a final page proof does go up to the 6th floor where a desk editor will read the editorials, make sure we haven't made some obvious error of fact and in the event a topic has been overtaken by breaking news events will pick up the phone and advise me that we need an update. On the night in question — the night the cartoon appeared on a page proof, the proof was not left in the proper bin. No senior news editor ever saw it.</p> <p>"And every evening the publisher gets a copy of the editorials sent to his email — not the images — only the words.</p> <p>"So there you have it. The remarkably simple way in which bad stuff can happen. . . ."</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="diversity"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-layoffs-reach-journalists-color#diversity" target="_blank">Diversity Lament From Britain Sounds Familiar</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/14/diversity-british-media-black-ethnic-minority" target="_blank">This is an article I swore I would never write</a>," <strong>Nesrine Malik</strong> wrote Tuesday for Britain's Guardian newspaper. "First, as a protest against the minority media ghetto where minority writers are limited to writing about minority issues and gripes, second, because it just looks like sour grapes, and finally, because this kind of journalism about journalism can edge into the self-indulgent. But two lists published in close succession have made me break my vow.</p> <p>"So bear with what may seem like media navel-gazing and look at what these two lists tell us. The first, the 2014 list of nominees for the Comment Awards, has not a single columnist of colour; the second, the list of judges for the British Journalism Awards, not a single black or minority ethnic (BME) judge and only three women out of 18 on the panel. After I tweeted about the latter, Press Gazette got in touch and said there was still 'work to do,' and added one male non-white judge and two women to its panel. . . ."</p> <p>Malik also wrote, "Protest against this, however, and you are met with cries of tokenism and horror at positive discrimination. Sometimes the blame is shifted onto the excluded for being paranoid or not proactive enough. The comment awards curator <strong>Julia Hobsbawm</strong> defended the all-white shortlist by saying that people who feel underrepresented should just 'phone me up and ask to be a judge ... Don't put a barrier where there isn't one. That's a mindset.' The selection of the all-white shortlist was 'democratic'.</p> <p>"To me this is proof that there is still a fundamental misunderstanding of how networks can be hermetic and self-perpetuating without being actively racist, sexist or classist. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Jimi Matthews</strong>, the Journalist, South Africa: <a href="http://www.thejournalist.org.za/news/complexion-newsrooms-changed-old-norms-haunt-us" target="_blank">The Complexion of Newsrooms Changed But old norms haunt us</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/disinvited-over-ebola-fears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/disinvited-over-ebola-fears#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:10:34 +0000 princeeditor 8676 at http://mije.org CNN Layoffs Reach Journalists of Color http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-layoffs-reach-journalists-color <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 15, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/34d01782ffa87707cb634cc81ca2518f.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="104" />Velez-Mitchell, Darius Walker hit in ongoing staff cuts; . . . MSNBC says it is keeping promises to Hispanics; journalists robbed, news vehicle stolen at prayer vigil; NPR to pull back on use of Washington NFL team name; Nancy Snyderman apologizes for violating Ebola quarantine; new BuzzFeed publisher Dao Nguyen to refashion role; Time revisits "model minority" stereotype; Boston Herald opinion editor asks forgiveness for cartoon; diversity lament from Britain sounds familiar (10/15/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#cuts"> Velez-Mitchell, Darius Walker Hit in Ongoing Staff Cuts </a></p> <p><a href="#msnbc"> . . . MSNBC Says It Is Keeping Promises to Hispanics </a></p> <p><a href="#journalists"> Journalists Robbed, News Vehicle Stolen at Prayer Vigil </a></p> <p><a href="#npr"> NPR to Pull Back on Use of Washington NFL Team Name </a></p> <p><a href="#ebola"> Nancy Snyderman Apologizes for Violating Ebola Quarantine </a></p> <p><a href="#buzzfeed"> New BuzzFeed Publisher Dao Nguyen to Refashion Role </a></p> <p><a href="#time"> Time Revisits "Model Minority" Stereotype </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="herald"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-layoffs-reach-journalists-color#herald" target="_blank">Boston Herald Opinion Editor Asks Forgiveness for Cartoon</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/opinion/op_ed/2014/10/rachelle_cohen_here_s_how_hurtful_cartoon_made_it_into_herald" target="_blank">For two weeks I have remained silent</a>," <strong>Rachelle G. Cohen</strong>, editorial page editor of the Boston Herald, wrote on Wednesday. "And that was just plain dumb. Oh, not THE dumbest thing — not by a long shot. The dumbest thing I've ever done was without a second thought to give my approval to a cartoon — we all know which one — that has proven hurtful to so many people — people I care about. It has also proven hurtful to an institution I love and to colleagues who are blameless.</p> <p>"And that, in the end, is what forces me to break this utterly uncharacteristic silence of mine. . . ."</p> <p>As CBS News reported on Oct. 1, "<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/boston-herald-apologizes-for-obama-watermelon-toothpaste-cartoon/" target="_blank">The cartoon shows the president brushing his teeth in a White House bathroom with a surprised look on his face</a> as a white man sits in the bathtub behind him, asking [<strong>President</strong>] <strong>Obama</strong>, 'Have you tried the new watermelon flavored toothpaste?' The caption reads, 'White House Invader Got Farther Than Originally Thought. ' "</p> <p>Cohen wrote Wednesday, "it's my job as an editor to see around corners, to look at all the possible meanings and nuances of words and of images. It's my job and two weeks ago I failed at it miserably. And that's all on me and this is why. . . ."</p> <p>She also wrote, "Yes, a final page proof does go up to the 6th floor where a desk editor will read the editorials, make sure we haven't made some obvious error of fact and in the event a topic has been overtaken by breaking news events will pick up the phone and advise me that we need an update. On the night in question — the night the cartoon appeared on a page proof, the proof was not left in the proper bin. No senior news editor ever saw it.</p> <p>"And every evening the publisher gets a copy of the editorials sent to his email — not the images — only the words.</p> <p>"So there you have it. The remarkably simple way in which bad stuff can happen. . . ."</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="diversity"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-layoffs-reach-journalists-color#diversity" target="_blank">Diversity Lament From Britain Sounds Familiar</a></h2> <p>"<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/14/diversity-british-media-black-ethnic-minority" target="_blank">This is an article I swore I would never write</a>," <strong>Nesrine Malik</strong> wrote Tuesday for Britain's Guardian newspaper. "First, as a protest against the minority media ghetto where minority writers are limited to writing about minority issues and gripes, second, because it just looks like sour grapes, and finally, because this kind of journalism about journalism can edge into the self-indulgent. But two lists published in close succession have made me break my vow.</p> <p>"So bear with what may seem like media navel-gazing and look at what these two lists tell us. The first, the 2014 list of nominees for the Comment Awards, has not a single columnist of colour; the second, the list of judges for the British Journalism Awards, not a single black or minority ethnic (BME) judge and only three women out of 18 on the panel. After I tweeted about the latter, Press Gazette got in touch and said there was still 'work to do,' and added one male non-white judge and two women to its panel. . . ."</p> <p>Malik also wrote, "Protest against this, however, and you are met with cries of tokenism and horror at positive discrimination. Sometimes the blame is shifted onto the excluded for being paranoid or not proactive enough. The comment awards curator <strong>Julia Hobsbawm</strong> defended the all-white shortlist by saying that people who feel underrepresented should just 'phone me up and ask to be a judge ... Don't put a barrier where there isn't one. That's a mindset.' The selection of the all-white shortlist was 'democratic'.</p> <p>"To me this is proof that there is still a fundamental misunderstanding of how networks can be hermetic and self-perpetuating without being actively racist, sexist or classist. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Jimi Matthews</strong>, the Journalist, South Africa: <a href="http://www.thejournalist.org.za/news/complexion-newsrooms-changed-old-norms-haunt-us" target="_blank">The Complexion of Newsrooms Changed But old norms haunt us</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-layoffs-reach-journalists-color" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-layoffs-reach-journalists-color#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:37:19 +0000 princeeditor 8674 at http://mije.org How Ferguson Cops Bullied the Media http://mije.org/richardprince/how-ferguson-cops-bullied-media <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 13, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/ferguson-riots.jpeg" alt="" width="183" height="96" />Photographers group fights "catch and release" tactic; hard to show death by Ebola "with the dignity it deserves"; ex-all-news, all-Beyoncé station now "classic hip-hop"; Bill Whitaker's first story airs on "60 Minutes"; Islamic State beheads Iraqi TV cameraman, 3 others; Central African Republic on brink again, without media; on both coasts, cartoons depicting Hispanics draw fire; . . . N.Y. Daily News Mariachi cartoon called stereotypical; no more mug-shot galleries for Missouri paper; pitching the press, with diversity (10/13/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#photo"> Photographers Group Fights "Catch and Release" Tactic </a></p> <p><a href="#ebola"> Hard to Show Death by Ebola "With the Dignity It Deserves" </a></p> <p><a href="#beyonce"> Ex-All-News, All-Beyoncé Station Now "Classic Hip-Hop" </a></p> <p><a href="#whitaker"> Bill Whitaker's First Story Airs on "60 Minutes" </a></p> <p><a href="#islamic"> Islamic State Beheads Iraqi TV Cameraman, 3 Others </a></p> <p><a href="#african"> Central African Republic on Brink Again, Without Media</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="mariachi"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="This cartoon &amp;quot;insulted and cast a negative light on Latinos for the sake of something that was &#039;fun to draw,&#039; &amp;quot; said Mekahlo Medina, president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. (Credit: Bob Eckstein/Daily News)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/cartoon-comment-taxi-subway-ratings.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="406" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/how-ferguson-cops-bullied-media#mariachi" target="_blank">. . . N.Y. Daily News Mariachi Cartoon Called Stereotypical</a></h2> <p>The National Association of Hispanic Journalists Sunday denounced a cartoon in the Daily News in New York as stereotypical and demanded a public apology.</p> <p>The cartoon, a commentary on New York's grading of taxis, was published Sunday. It showed mariachis on a train to illustrate "an example of what some may find annoying," the cartoonist, <strong>Bob Eckstein</strong>, tweeted to NAHJ member <strong>Julio Varela</strong>, founder of LatinoRebels.com, according to NAHJ.</p> <p>NAHJ President <strong>Mekahlo Medina</strong> said in a statement on the NAHJ website, "<a title="Our community, for far too long, has been the subject of these stereotypes for the sake of jokes or entertainment" href="http://nahj.org/sts-stop-the-stereotypes-ny-daily-news-cartoon-offensive-and-re-enforces-negative-stereotypes/ ">Our community, for far too long, has been the subject of these stereotypes for the sake of jokes or entertainment</a>. It's disturbing that a journalism organization like the New York Daily News would allow a negative depiction to be used to engage readers on an issue that is important to citizens. The cartoon, for Latinos, is an example of engaging them on the issue of grading transportation . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Ruben Navarrette Jr.</strong>, Washington Post Writers Group:<a href="http://www.news-journal.com/opinion/navarrette-a-heckler-s-reasoning/article_0af85ec1-db83-522c-93c0-72ff9f4506cd.html" target="_blank"> A heckler's reasoning </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Jose Parra</strong>, Fox News Latino: <a href="http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/opinion/2014/10/13/opinion-what-in-name-pronunciation-for-latinos-plenty/ " target="_blank">What's in a name pronunciation? For Latinos, plenty </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Geraldo Rivera</strong>, Fox News Latino: <a href="http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/opinion/2014/10/10/geraldo-rivera-immigration-frustration/" target="_blank">Immigration frustration </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Bob Ray Sanders</strong>, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: <a href="http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/10/04/6173071/fort-worth-herd-drovers-get-a.html " target="_blank">Fort Worth Herd drovers get a lesson in their own culture </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="missouri"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/how-ferguson-cops-bullied-media#missouri">No More Mug-Shot Galleries for Missouri Paper</a></h2> <p>The Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader is dropping its regular publication of <a href="http://www.jrn.com/ksgf/galleries/mugshots-230561061.html" target="_blank">mug shots </a>because "Greene County's system to distribute mug shots of daily arrests had gone down, and our system to capture them was as useless as an iPhone in western Kansas."</p> <p>Moreover, <strong>Paul Berry</strong>, executive director of news and engagement, told readers Sunday, "<a title="I'd been thinking lately about the mug shots and our role as the community newspaper" href="http://www.news-leader.com/story/opinion/contributors/2014/10/11/mug-shots-go/17139807/">I'd been thinking lately about the mug shots and our role as the community newspaper</a>. As I've said countless times since getting here, our success hinges on our ability to produce quality journalism that impacts our community.</p> <p>"Good journalism seeks to bring clarity to confusion, helps us ask informed questions and provides us with the information we need to make informed decisions for our families, businesses and communities.</p> <p>"We've been struggling with how these galleries fit into our approach. While they serve as a record of arrests in our area, they raise significant questions. Was the arrest justified? Were formal charges filed? What is the condition of the person arrested?</p> <p>"Without proper context, the galleries serve as little more than a place for people to gawk at those who have been arrested. Many of those who are arrested need our community's help, not our ridicule. . . ."</p> <p>Berry also wrote, "We'll continue to report on the serious crimes against people in our community, as you've come to expect from us. And we won't shy away from holding people accountable for their actions, including publishing their photos.</p> <p>"But for now, mug shots are a machine we won't be turning back on again. . . ."</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="diversity"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-13%20at%2010.36.26%20PM_0.png" alt="" width="560" height="449" /><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/how-ferguson-cops-bullied-media#diversity" target="_blank">Pitching the Press, With Diversity</a></h2> <p>The centerfold of the Washington Post's Capital Business section Monday featured a photo of its diverse staff and an invitation to "learn about how to get your news in Capital Business and pitch to reporters one-on-one, speed-dating style." <a href="http://www.cvent.com/events/the-capital-series/event-summary-0d8c2a42c6da4d7185471636f79efb60.aspx" target="_blank">Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres are to be served at the Post building on Oct. 28</a>.</p> <p>From left, <strong>Jonathan O'Connell</strong>, <strong>Mohana Ravindranath</strong>, <strong>Shawn Selby</strong>, <strong>Madia Brown</strong>, <strong>Amrita Jayakumar</strong>, <strong>Dan Beyers</strong>, <strong>V. Dion Haynes</strong>, <strong>J.D. Harrison</strong>, <strong>Abha Bhattarai</strong>, <strong>Steven Overly</strong>, <strong>Catherine Ho</strong> and <strong>Kathy Orton</strong>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/how-ferguson-cops-bullied-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/how-ferguson-cops-bullied-media#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 02:35:13 +0000 princeeditor 8665 at http://mije.org All-News Station Pivots to All-Beyoncé http://mije.org/richardprince/all-news-station-pivots-beyonc%C3%A9 <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 10, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-10%20at%207.17.42%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="103" />Don't blame Houston listeners, some tell Radio One; CNN's sole black executive producer quits; Latino, black millennials use phones as top news source; do presidential approval ratings mean same thing today?; GAO confirms voter ID controversy is a scam; young black men 21 times more likely to be killed by cops; "5 craziest things people in the West say about Ebola" (10/10/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#houston"> Don't Blame Houston Listeners, Some Tell Radio One </a></p> <p><a href="#cnn"> CNN's Sole Black Executive Producer Quits </a></p> <p><a href="#latino"> Latino, Black Millennials Use Phones as Top News Source </a></p> <p><a href="#ratings"> Do Presidential Approval Ratings Mean Same Thing Today? </a></p> <p><a href="#scam"> GAO Confirms Voter ID Controversy Is a Scam </a></p> <p><a href="#cops"> Young Black Men 21 Times More Likely to Be Killed by Cops </a></p> <p><a href="#ebola"> "5 Craziest Things People in the West Say About Ebola" </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="dakota"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="South Dakota has, for all intents and purposes, eliminated Columbus Day as a holiday. (Credit: freegreatimages.com)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-10%20at%209.11.52%20PM.png" alt="" width="560" height="349" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/all-news-station-pivots-beyonc%C3%A9#dakota" target="_blank">In South Dakota, Oct. 12 Holds Different Significance&nbsp;</a></h2> <p>"An unprecedented event happened in South Dakota 24 years ago, an event that has not been duplicated by any other state: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-giago/standing-tall-for-native_b_5818988.html" target="_blank">South Dakota adopted October 12 as a state holiday to be called Native American Day</a>," <strong>Tim Giago</strong> wrote Sept. 15 for the Huffington Post, anticipating this weekend.</p> <p>"By selecting October 12, South Dakota eliminated, for all intent and purpose, Columbus Day as a holiday. But the ensuing 24 years have proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that old habits are hard to break.</p> <p>"The Native American Day holiday did not occur by happenstance. It certainly was not anything advocated by the state's largest newspapers, television or radio stations, or by the state's 100 weekly newspapers. It was instead a holiday advocated by the only independent, Indian-owned weekly newspaper in the state, the original Lakota Times (No connection to the current Lakota Country Times). . . ."</p> <p>Giago also wrote, "But as I alluded to earlier, change comes hard in this state. The state's white-owned media has done little to promote Native American Day. Out-of-state retail chains like Walmart, Target, K-Mart, J.C. Penney's and Lowe's, and others, with their corporate mentality, still advertise 'Columbus Day' sales. And above all, the state government of South Dakota has been woefully negligent in stepping forward to celebrate a day that honors Native Americans.</p> <p>"It seems to me that the people of South Dakota are not fully aware that what they accomplished is unique in American history. Of the 50 States of the Union, only one has set aside a state sanctioned holiday to honor Native Americans and in so doing has diminished a holiday, Columbus Day, that most Native Americans find offensive. Witness the Native protests that take place across America (except in South Dakota) every October 12. In South Dakota we made this happen without firing a shot.</p> <p>"If South Dakota's white-owned media had come up with the idea of Native American Day, or of a Year of Reconciliation, perhaps they would be more apt to promote and honor these days, but it seems to me that because the Lakota people and a Lakota-owned newspaper did it for them, they are hesitant, fearful and even envious of promoting this special day. They even neglect to report truthfully about how this day began. They instead credit a white governor and white legislature totally ignoring the all-important instigating role played by me and the Native Americans at the Lakota Times.</p> <p>"I would say to the Lakota people that October 12 is our day. . . ."</p> <p>The University of California at San Diego adds, "California Native American Day <a href="http://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/policies/diversity/NA-celebration.html" target="_blank">was established as an official state holiday in 1998</a>. Today, all California schools recognize the fourth Friday in September as the official Native American holiday. . . "</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Michael Arceneaux</strong>, Ebony: <a href="http://www.ebony.com/news-views/columbus-smiles-down-on-the-culture-vultures-594#axzz3Fk5hoHr2" target="_blank">Columbus Smiles Down on the Culture Vultures </a></li> <li> <p><strong>Jessica Carro</strong>, Indian Country Today Media Network: <a href="http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/10/08/do-other-countries-celebrate-columbus-day" target="_blank">Do Other Countries Celebrate Columbus Day?</a></p> </li> <li> <strong>Valerie Strauss</strong>, Washington Post: <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/10/08/columbus-day-how-is-this-still-a-thing/" target="_blank">Columbus Day: 'How is this still a thing?'</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/all-news-station-pivots-beyonc%C3%A9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/all-news-station-pivots-beyonc%C3%A9#comments Sat, 11 Oct 2014 02:16:34 +0000 princeeditor 8664 at http://mije.org