MIJE.org: Richard Prince's Journal-isms http://mije.org/richardprince en 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 CNN's Racial "Atmosphere" Worries NABJ http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-atmosphere-worries-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 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-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/sidebar_contact_us_2-278x185.jpg" alt="" width="278" height="185" />Fired black producer files $5 million lawsuit; restraints on African news media tighten amid Ebola panic; 70% of blacks say gays sin, but 40% back same-sex marriage; no spike in Ferguson voting registration after all; Islamic State jihadists put Al Jazeera on blacklist; FCC chairman says diversity fight has moved online; Florida sportswriter resigns after plagiarism charge (10/8/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#lawsuit"> Fired Black Producer Files $5 Million Lawsuit </a></p> <p><a href="#ebola"> Restraints on African News Media Tighten Amid Ebola Panic </a></p> <p><a href="#blacks"> 70% of Blacks Say Gays Sin, but 40% Back Same-Sex Marriage </a></p> <p><a href="#ferguson"> No Spike in Ferguson Voting Registration After All </a></p> <p><a href="#aljazeera"> Islamic State Jihadists Put Al Jazeera on Blacklist </a></p> <p><a href="#fcc"> FCC Chairman Says Diversity Fight Has Moved Online </a></p> <p><a href="#florida"> Florida Sportswriter Resigns After Plagiarism Charge </a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-atmosphere-worries-nabj" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-atmosphere-worries-nabj#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 02:24:23 +0000 princeeditor 8663 at http://mije.org An Apology for Whitewashing Slavery http://mije.org/richardprince/apology-whitewashing-slavery <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 6, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/nohero-davis.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="245" />Magazine trashed book on forced free labor, U.S. economy; Boston Herald to meet With NAACP over staff diversity; Turner Broadcasting to cut workforce by 10%; at Dallas Weekly, a "few folk here rather upset"; 2 black networks partner for 5½ hours of news daily; Sarah Glover to edit social media for NBC O&amp;Os; "CBS Evening News" airing "long look" at L.A. dropouts; cartoon on India's mission to Mars scored as in poor taste.(10/6/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#economy">Magazine Trashed Book on Forced Free Labor, Economy </a></p> <p><a href="#boston"> Boston Herald to Meet With NAACP Over Staff Diversity </a></p> <p><a href="#turner"> Turner Broadcasting to Cut Workforce by 10% </a></p> <p><a href="#dallas"> At Dallas Weekly, a "Few Folk Here Rather Upset" </a></p> <p><a href="#black"> 2 Black Networks Partner for 5½ Hours of News Daily</a></p> <p><a href="#glover">Sarah Glover to Edit Social Media for NBC O&amp;Os</a></p> <p><a href="#cbs"> "CBS Evening News" Airing "Long Look" at L.A. Dropouts </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="mars"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/apology-whitewashing-slavery#mars" target="_blank">Cartoon on India's Mission to Mars Scored as in Poor Taste</a></h2> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/apology-whitewashing-slavery#mars" target="_blank"> </a></p> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: right;" title="(Credit: Heng/New York Times)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/2014-09-29-racistcomic-341x246.jpg" alt="" width="341" height="246" /> "Last week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sharanya-haridas/the-new-york-times-publis_b_5903118.html" target="_blank">and the first in the world to do so on its first attempt</a>," <strong>Sharanya Haridas </strong>wrote Sept. 30 for the Huffington Post.</p> <p>"The spacecraft called Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) in English and 'Mangalyaan' or 'mars craft' in Hindi was launched in November and reached the orbit on Wednesday, to much jubilation from the public.</p> <p>"India's first interplanetary mission is all the more creditable because, at $72 million, Mangalyaan cost just a fraction of NASA's $670 million Maven, and $2 billion Curiosity Rover. It also cost less than to produce the film <em>Gravity</em>, and at Rs.7 or 11 cents, per kilometer, cost less than the per-kilometer cost of commuting by autorickshaw in most Indian cities.</p> <p>"So yesterday's New York Times' comic by <strong>Heng</strong>, titled 'India's budget mission to Mars' seems in poor taste. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/apology-whitewashing-slavery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/apology-whitewashing-slavery#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 02:46:38 +0000 princeeditor 8651 at http://mije.org Obama Takes Swipes at Fox News http://mije.org/richardprince/two-speeches-obama-takes-swipe-fox-news <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 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" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/2014-10-03T00-37-58.866Z--1280x720.nbcnews-video-reststate-800.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="103" /> President underscores his animus on Twitter; BuzzFeed, Columbia plan fellowship for journalists of color; Post-Dispatch backs redress for "driving while black"; Boston Herald's gaffe coincides with scant diversity; NAACP lawyer succeeds David Honig at MMTC; NBC cameraman with Ebola virus heads back to U.S.; "comics journalism" can be more memorable than words (10/3/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#twitter"> President Underscores His Animus on Twitter </a></p> <p><a href="#buzzfeed"> BuzzFeed, Columbia Plan Fellowship for Journalists of Color </a></p> <p><a href="#blacks"> Post-Dispatch Backs Redress for "Driving While Black" </a></p> <p><a href="#herald"> Boston Herald's Gaffe Coincides With Scant Diversity </a></p> <p><a href="#naacp"> NAACP Lawyer Succeeds David Honig at MMTC</a></p> <p><a href="#ebola"> NBC Cameraman With Ebola Virus Heads Back to U.S.</a></p> <p><a href="#comics"> "Comics Journalism" Can Be More Memorable Than Words</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/two-speeches-obama-takes-swipe-fox-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/two-speeches-obama-takes-swipe-fox-news#comments Sat, 04 Oct 2014 02:17:21 +0000 princeeditor 8649 at http://mije.org Baquet Seeks More Diverse N.Y. Times Readership http://mije.org/richardprince/baquet-seeks-more-diverse-audience <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Dean%20Baquet%20at%20NYABJ-9-30-14.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />Honored by N.Y. black journalists, editor urges outreach; public TV boards dominated by corporate interests; feds urged to investigate treatment of journalists in Ferguson; 3 FCC commissioners say "Redskins" term is offensive; readers weigh in on "Top 10 House Negroes in America"; Boston Herald columnist apologizes for Obama cartoon; Sharpton offers "preacher status" to donors; Jeter website to enable athletes to bypass reporters (10/1/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#times"> Honored by N.Y. Black Journalists, Editor Urges Outreach </a></p> <p><a href="#public"> Public TV Boards Dominated by Corporate Interests </a></p> <p><a href="#ferguson"> Feds Urged to Investigate Treatment of Ferguson Journalists </a></p> <p><a href="#fcc"> 3 FCC Commissioners Say "Redskins" Term Is Offensive </a></p> <p><a href="#negroes"> Readers Weigh In on "Top 10 House Negroes in America" </a></p> <p><a href="#boston"> Boston Herald Artist Apologizes for Obama Cartoon </a></p> <p><a href="#sharpton"> Sharpton Offers "Preacher Status" to Donors </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="jeter"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/baquet-seeks-more-diverse-audience#jeter" target="_blank">Jeter Website to Enable Athletes to Bypass Reporters</a></h2> <p>"Despite years of politely fending off reporters' questions or offering responses that veered toward the bland, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/02/sports/baseball/derek-jeter-outlines-digital-venture-a-publishing-outlet-for-athletes.html?ref=media" target="_blank"><strong>Derek Jeter</strong> is joining the news media</a>," <strong>David Walstein</strong> reported Wednesday for the New York Times. "On Wednesday, just three days after playing his final baseball game, Jeter announced that he would publish The Players' Tribune, a website that gives athletes a forum to express their thoughts and feelings.</p> <p>"According to a news release, athletes will be able to share first-person accounts, videos, podcasts, photographs and polls on the site. Jeter said he would be closely involved. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Christopher Massie</strong>, Columbia Journalism Review: <a href="http://www.cjr.org/full_court_press/jeters_legend.php?page=all" target="_blank">In all the goodbyes, media didn’t catch why Jeter will be missed </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/baquet-seeks-more-diverse-audience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/baquet-seeks-more-diverse-audience#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 02:55:08 +0000 princeeditor 8647 at http://mije.org J-Group Sees Future in Techno-Color http://mije.org/richardprince/j-group-sees-future-techno-color <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 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" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/IMG00192-20140927-1435.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="137" />Online news assn. conference makes strides in diversity; "Segregation Now" series wins twice at ONA awards; Holder seen as the "race man" Obama didn't want to be; Knight Foundation gives CUNY $1.2 million for diversity; Calif. media not editorializing on Confederate flag curb; MSNBC, contributor Goldie Taylor part company; sports editors seek applications for management candidates (9/29/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#ONA">Online News Assn. Conference Makes Strides in Diversity</a></p> <p><a href="#ProPublica">"Segregation Now" Series Wins Twice at ONA Awards</a></p> <p><a href="#holder">Holder Seen as the "Race Man" Obama Didn't Want to Be</a></p> <p><a href="#knight">Knight Foundation Gives CUNY $1.2 Million for Diversity </a></p> <p><a href="#flag">Calif. Media Not Editorializing on Confederate Flag Curb</a></p> <p><a href="#msnbc">MSNBC, Contributor Goldie Taylor Part Company</a></p> <p><a href="#sports">Sports Editors Seek Applications for Management Candidates</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/j-group-sees-future-techno-color" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/j-group-sees-future-techno-color#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:23:30 +0000 Reuben Telushkin 8644 at http://mije.org Baquet Responds to "Angry Black Woman" Storm http://mije.org/richardprince/baquet-responds-angry-black-woman-storm <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 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-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/8162681969_8a6ac11724_z-267x97.jpg" alt="" height="97" width="267" />Alessandra Stanley tried "to make a profound point"; Google seeks to address employees' hidden biases; fans still love NFL games, but not Goodell, recent events; writer Brill questions why NFL gives money to NABJ; ProPublica offers primer on status of voting rights; bilingual interview too much for Laura Ingraham; restraining order against pro-marijuana TV reporter (9/24/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#stanley"> Alessandra Stanley Tried "to Make a Profound Point" </a></p> <p><a href="#bias"> Google Seeks to Address Employees' Hidden Biases </a></p> <p><a href="#nfl"> Fans Still Love NFL Games, but Not Goodell, Recent Events</a></p> <p><a href="#brill"> Writer Brill Questions Why NFL Gives Money to NABJ </a></p> <p><a href="#voting"> ProPublica Offers Primer on Status of Voting Rights </a></p> <p><a href="#bilingual"> Bilingual Interview Too Much for Laura Ingraham </a></p> <p><a href="#mary"> Restraining Order Against Pro-Marijuana TV Reporter </a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/baquet-responds-angry-black-woman-storm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/baquet-responds-angry-black-woman-storm#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 02:32:24 +0000 princeeditor 8642 at http://mije.org Racial "Blind Spots" Acknowledged at N.Y. Times http://mije.org/richardprince/racial-blind-spots-acknowledged-ny-times <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 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" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-09-22%20at%207.24.27%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="99" />Public editor responds on "Angry Black Woman" story; reporter drops F-word on air, quits to push pot business; overlooked: TMZ's elevator video was "smoothed out"; William Drummond wins diversity award for J-educators; Will Lee named editor of People magazine website; XXL magazine to be sold, end print edition; reporters banned from Ferguson "town hall" meetings; takedown of NFL team name in the fourth quarter; 59 black media figures reaching back to classrooms Friday (9/22/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#angry"> Public Editor Responds on "Angry Black Woman" Story </a></p> <p><a href="#pot"> Reporter Drops F-Word on Air, Quits to Push Pot Business </a></p> <p><a href="#tmz"> Overlooked: TMZ's Elevator Video Was "Smoothed Out" </a></p> <p><a href="#drummond"> William Drummond Wins Diversity Award for J-Educators </a></p> <p><a href="#lee"> Will Lee Named Editor of People Magazine Website </a></p> <p><a href="#xxl"> XXL Magazine to Be Sold, End Print Edition </a></p> <p><a href="#ferguson"> Reporters Banned From Ferguson "Town Hall" Meetings </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="nfl"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" style="border: 1px solid lightgrey; padding: 2px;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-09-22%20at%209.59.56%20PM.png" alt="" width="560" height="286" /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><em><span style="color: grey;">Fox aired a one-minute ad for the 18th season of “South Park” during Sunday's Philadelphia Eagles-Washington Redskins game. (<a href="http://nesn.com/2014/09/south-park-roasts-redskins-in-ad-during-skins-eagles-game-video/" target="_blank">video</a>)</span></em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/racial-blind-spots-acknowledged-ny-times#nfl" target="_blank">Takedown of NFL Team Name in the Fourth Quarter</a></h2> <p>"NFL fans watching Sunday's Philadelphia Eagles-Washington Redskins were <a href="http://nesn.com/2014/09/south-park-roasts-redskins-in-ad-during-skins-eagles-game-video/" target="_blank">treated to a rare sight during a fourth-quarter commercial break,</a>" the New England Sports Network reported.</p> <p>"FOX aired a one-minute ad for the 18th season of 'South Park' that was less a promo for the Comedy Central show and more a thorough takedown of the Redskins’ nickname and the controversy surrounding it."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Matt Kramer</strong>, HuffPost LatinoVoices: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matt-kramer/rethink-native-mascots_b_5843408.html?utm_hp_ref=latino-voices&amp;ir=Latino+Voices" target="_blank">It's Time to Rethink Native Mascots</a><br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Robert McCartney</strong>, Washington Post: <a title="If Dan Snyder is so sure Indians support team name, then he should visit local ones" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/if-dan-snyder-is-so-sure-indians-support-team-name-then-he-should-visit-local-ones/2014/09/13/e9d4d3b2-3ad6-11e4-8601-97ba88884ffd_story.html">If Dan Snyder is so sure Indians support team name, then he should visit local ones</a>&nbsp;<em>(Sept. 13)</em><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Robert O'Donnell</strong>, Washington Post: <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/09/17/stop-congratulating-yourself-for-opposing-the-redskins-name-youre-not-helping-the-real-problem/" target="_blank">Stop congratulating yourself for opposing the Redskins' name. You're not helping the real problem. </a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong> Travis Waldron</strong>, Columbia Journalism Review: <a href=" http://www.cjr.org/full_court_press/redskins_name_news.php" target="_blank">Why news organizations are abandoning the Redskins</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><a name="classrooms"> </a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" style="border: 1px solid lightgrey; padding: 2px;" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/full_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-09-22%20at%2010.38.05%20PM%201-520x291.png" alt="" width="520" height="291" /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><em><span style="color: grey;">Susan L. Taylor, longtime editor of Essence magazine, explains the HistoryMakers program in a 2010 video.(<a href="http://www.thehistorymakers.com/education" target="_blank">video</a>)</span></em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/racial-blind-spots-acknowledged-ny-times#classrooms" target="_blank">59 Black Media Figures Reaching Back to Classrooms Friday</a></h2> <p>"What does service mean in the African American community?" The HistoryMakers organization asked Monday in a news release. "To newspaper veteran <strong>George Curry</strong>, service means making news accessible to minority communities. To renowned radio personality <strong>Frank Ski</strong>, service means expanding the reach of urban media, and increasing opportunities for disadvantaged youth.</p> <p>"To newspaper publisher and editor <strong>Amelia Ashley Ward</strong>, or television executive <strong>Douglas V. Holloway</strong>, service means changing the face of media leadership. Service means building a legacy of elite journalism to broadcast journalist <strong>Leon Bibb</strong>, and redefining television news media to news anchor <strong>Barbara Ciara</strong>.</p> <p>"On September 26, 2014, these leaders will join over sixty African American MediaMakers across the nation for a day of service during the 5th Annual Back to School With The HistoryMakers program, as they return to classrooms to encourage students to COMMIT to excellence and finishing their education."</p> <p>The full list of participating media figures is in the <a title="&quot;Comments&quot; section." href="http://mije.org/richardprince/racial-blind-spots-acknowledged-ny-times#comment-15610">"Comments" section.</a></p> <p>The release also said, "Secretary of Education <strong>Arne Duncan</strong> is chairing the nationwide effort with the goal of having more than 400 black leaders go 'back to school' in 61 cities and 30 states. The program puts HistoryMakers in direct contact with over 25,000 students across the nation, to inspire them with their life's stories and to encourage youth to strive for The theme of the day is 'COMMIT.' The HistoryMakers will personally recount their own school experiences, reflect upon the struggles they encountered on their paths to success and, most importantly, encourage students. &nbsp;'It makes a difference to hear a message of positive choices from successful, caring adults whom the students can relate to,' says a teacher from the program. . . ."</p> <p>This columnist will be among the participants.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>T<a title="he HistoryMakers' digital archive" href="http://www.thehistorymakers.com/digital-archive">he HistoryMakers' digital archive</a><a href="http://www.thehistorymakers.com/education" target="_blank"></a><br /><br /></li> <li><a href="http://www.thehistorymakers.com/education" target="_blank"> The HistoryMakers Education page</a><br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Tanzina Vega</strong>, New York Times:<a title=" Library of Congress to Display Interviews Library of Congress to Display Interviews With Blacks, Noted and Unsung" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/24/us/library-of-congress-to-host-collection-of-african-american-interviews.html?_r=1"> Library of Congress to Display Interviews With Blacks, Noted and Unsung</a> <em>(June 23)</em></li> </ul> <ul> <em><em>[Updated Sept. 23.]</em></em> </ul> <ul> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-10"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="shorttakes" href="http://mije.org/richardprince/racial-blind-spots-acknowledged-ny-times#shorttakes" target="_blank">Short Takes</a></h2> <ul> <li> "Diversity may be the face of America, but behind the cameras there's <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dga-report-tv-directing-is-733799?utm_source=twitter" target="_blank">still little room for women or racial minorities, at least when it comes to directing primetime television episodes</a>," <strong>Jonathan Handel</strong> reported Sept. 17 for the Hollywood Reporter. "That's the takeaway from a Directors Guild of America study announced Wednesday, which found that 69 percent of 2013-14 episodes were directed by white males, a figure that’s been virtually unchanged over the last four seasons. . . ." <br /><br /></li> <li> <strong>Hugo Balta</strong>, a coordinating producer at ESPN and immediate past president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, is one of 32 recipients of an <a href="https://nfllabor.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/2014-nfl-hispanic-heritage-leadership-awards.pdf" target="_blank">NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award</a> [PDF], the NFL, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Verizon announced on Sunday. The awards recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market. Balta is to represent the New York Jets. Recipients are to select an organization of their choice that serves the local Hispanic community to receive a $2,000 donation. "<span>I'm going to invest the prize towards NAHJ scholarships," </span>Balta told fellow members of NAHJ.&nbsp;</li> <br /> <li> "<a title="Prolific writer and playwright J. California Cooper has died at the age of 82, a family friend has confirmed to EBONY.com" href="http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/writer-j-california-cooper-dies-at-82-405#axzz3E98HkQPb">Prolific writer and playwright <strong>J. California Cooper </strong>has died at the age of 82, a family friend has confirmed to EBONY.com</a>," the website reported Monday. Cooper passed away peacefully in Seattle, Washington on September 20, with daughter <strong>Paris Williams</strong> by her side. The [Berkeley]-native was best known for her short stories and plays including <em>Strangers,</em> which earned a 1978 Black Playwright Award. Cooper authored six short story collections including <em>A Piece of Mine, Homemade Love</em> (winner of the 1989 American Book Award) <em>Some Soul to Keep, The Matter is Life, Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime, and</em> Wild Stars Seeking Midnight Suns. Her short story <em>Funny Valentine</em> was turned into a 1999 TV movie. . . . ."<br /><br /></li> <li>The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America's foremost think tank for black political and economic research, is "restructuring,"&nbsp;<strong>Spencer Overton</strong>, the center's interim president/CEO, told Journal-isms. As reported in June by <strong>Hazel Trice Edney</strong> for her Trice Edney NewsWire, the Washington-based center "is struggling with financial problems so serious <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/black-research-bastion-falls-hard-times" target="_blank">that its political arm has been gutted and its interim president is working for free</a>." Overton told Journal-isms by email on Monday, "We are doing business, and we're in the process of moving to another address."&nbsp;</li> <br /> <li> "The anonymous media watchdogs who have spent the past month accusing <strong>Fareed Zakaria </strong>of serial plagiarism have <a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/09/esquire-aids-fareed-zakaria-antagonists-195917.html" target="_blank">been given a higher platform from which to air their concerns: Esquire</a>," <strong>Dylan Byers </strong>reported Monday for Politico. "In a new post, Esquire.com News editor <strong>Ben Collins</strong> writes that 'CNN would rather employ, give airtime to, and defend a plagiarist whose resumé they find easy to personally explain and understand than someone who is doing actual journalism, but who might take more work to reach out to or understand.' He then hands the pen over to the watchdogs — known as <a title="'Crushing Bort' and 'Blippo Blappo'" href="http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/bloggers-call-out-cnn-for-double-standard-on-fareed-zakaria/?utm_source=API%27s+Need+to+Know+newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=d4bce92def-Need_to_Know_September_23_20149_23_2014&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_e3bf78af04-d4bce92def-31688689">'Crushing Bort' and 'Blippo Blappo'</a> — who target CNN for failing to adequately address Zakaria's plagiarism . . . ."</li> <br /> <li>"<a title="KDFW/Channel 4 reports that weekend sports anchor and reporter Max Morgan has died of congestive heart failure at age 59," href="http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/09/22/6141121/fox-4-reports-sports-anchor-max.html">KDFW/Channel 4 reports that weekend sports anchor and reporter <strong>Max Morgan</strong> has died of congestive heart failure at age 59,</a>" <strong>Robert Philpot </strong>reported Monday for the Star-Telegram in Fort Worth, Texas. " 'The man who greeted viewers with "Hello Dallas-Fort Worth … let's talk sports" has died,' Fox-4’s report begins. 'Max Morgan started every one of his KDFW sportscasts with that saying, along with a smile and a magnificent baritone voice.' Morgan, who had been with the station since 1993, had been in a Dallas hospital since last Wednesday, according to station reports. . . ."</li> <br /> <li>"<a title="The Los Angeles Register, which launched in April as part of Aaron Kushner's bold bet on print newspapers, will cease publication" href="http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-la-register-20140922-story.html?utm_source=API%27s+Need+to+Know+newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=d4bce92def- Need_to_Know_September_23_20149_23_2014&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_e3bf78af04-d4bce92def-31688689">The Los Angeles Register, which launched in April as part of <strong>Aaron Kushner's </strong>bold bet on print newspapers, will cease publication</a>, effective immediately," <strong>Andrew Khouri</strong>&nbsp;reported Monday for the Los Angeles Times. "Orange County Register co-owner Aaron Kushner announced the decision Monday night in a memo sent to employees. . . . The memo hints at layoffs, but provided no specific details. . . ."</li> <br /> <li>"<a title="Fusion today announced that it is partnering with the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism to offer recent graduates several working fellowships specializing in digital storytelling, investigative reporting and documentary production" href="http://fusionlive.tumblr.com/post/98150653809/fusion-and-usc-annenberg-launch-new-fellowship-program?utm_source=API%27s+Need+to+Know +newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=d4bce92def-Need_to_Know_September_23_20149_23_2014&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_e3bf78af04-d4bce92def-31688689">Fusion today announced that it is partnering with the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism to offer recent graduates several working fellowships specializing in digital storytelling, investigative reporting and documentary production</a>," the school announced Monday. "As part of the ongoing career-track fellowship program, three recent graduates will be hired annually to work for Fusion, a news, pop culture and satire network aimed at a young, diverse American audience. Fusion iis a joint venture of Univision Communications Inc., and the Disney/ABC television network. . . ."<br /><br /></li> <li> "We happen to have <a href="http://niemanreports.org/articles/taking-ideas-journalism-online/?utm_source=API%27s+Need+to+Know+newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=68bb1b05ab- Need_to_Know_September_22_20149_22_2014&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_e3bf78af04-68bb1b05ab-31688689" target="_blank">one of the best African-American journalists writing today, <strong>Ta-Nehisi Coates</strong></a>, but also we have three people of color in the entire organization," <strong>Scott Stossel</strong>, editor of the Atlantic magazine, told Nieman Reports on Sept. 11. "There's a whole host of reasons why that is, and we have for some years done aggressive outreach to try to rectify that. But it matters not just in terms of equal opportunity and justice, but in terms of the perspective that you bring to different stories. . . ."<br /><br /></li> <li> "In a little over a decade, historical and contemporary black newspapers have been digitized at a rapid rate. Yet a critical body of scholarship of these newspapers' impact <a href="http://blackpressresearchcollective.org/visualizing-the-history-of-the-black-press-in-the-united-states-workshop-at-the-center-for-africana-studies-at-johns-hopkins-university/" target="_blank">continues to lag behind the technological developments, which have made these newspapers available to scholars and students</a>," according to the National Endowment for the Humanities. To address this issue, the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University and the Black Press Research Collective are planning a two-day workshop Oct. 10-11,&nbsp;funded by a NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up stage I grant.&nbsp;<br /><br /></li> <li> "Arise Entertainment 360, the popular daily entertainment and culture series, will now be syndicated on BET CENTRIC beginning September 29," the participating parties announced on Monday. "Hosted by veteran journalist and television personality <strong>Lola Ogunnaike</strong> (formerly of the New York Times and CNN) and <strong>Shannon </strong>[<strong>LaNier</strong>](Black Enterprise), Arise 360 covers the top news stories in entertainment, arts, culture and sports." In April,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.essence.com/2014/04/23/centric-tv-air-arise-entertainment-360/" target="_blank">Essence magazine reported such a deal was in the works</a>. <br /><br /></li> <li> "<strong>Amie Hudspeth</strong> has been <a href="https://www.mediabistro.com/tvspy/texas-station-group-adds-news-director_b129426" target="_blank">named news director at the Victoria Television Group in Victoria, Tex</a>., <strong>Kevin Eck</strong> reported Monday for TVSpy. Eck also wrote, "Hudspeth was assistant news director at WNCT in Greenville, N.C. She has also worked at WOAI in San Antonio, Tex. and KEYE in Austin, Tex." <br /><br /></li> <li> In the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, "WVEC sports reporter and weekend anchor <strong>Brian Smith</strong> is <a href="http://hamptonroads.com/2014/09/wvec-sports-reporter-brian-smith-suffers-heart-attack" target="_blank">recovering from a heart attack and will be off the air for the next few weeks</a>," <strong>Tom Robinson</strong> reported Saturday for the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk. <br /><br /></li> <li> In Santo Domingo, "At least three journalists were injured <a href="http://en.rsf.org/dominican-republic-journalists-wounded-while-covering-22-09-2014,46991.html" target="_blank">while covering clashes between police and protesters of Haitian origin in the Dominican capital on 20 September</a>," Reporters Without Borders reported Monday. "The street fighting erupted in the neighbourhood known as 27 de Febrero when a policeman fatally shot a man of Haitian origin identified as <strong>Yanisel Yan</strong>. . . ."<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/racial-blind-spots-acknowledged-ny-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/racial-blind-spots-acknowledged-ny-times#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:26:47 +0000 princeeditor 8641 at http://mije.org An "Angry Black Woman" Firestorm http://mije.org/richardprince/angry-black-woman-firestorm <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 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" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/washington_0.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="103" />Questionable framing of story on "Scandal" creator; 3 journalists among 8 killed by Ebola-frightened villagers; Goodell promises to punish players who commit abuse; Latino group ranks NBC first among networks on inclusion; lighter Asian Americans, Latinos more likely to back GOP; Islamic State video features kidnapped journalist; solution offered to off-the-record White House briefings; Whitaker didn't ask Cosby about sexual assault accusations (9/19/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#scandal"> Questionable Framing of Story on "Scandal" Creator </a></p> <p><a href="#ebola"> 3 Journalists Among 8 Killed by Ebola-Frightened Villagers </a></p> <p><a href="#goodell"> Goodell Promises to Punish Players Who Commit Abuse </a></p> <p><a href="#latino"> Latino Group Ranks NBC First Among Networks on Inclusion </a></p> <p><a href="#asian"> Lighter Asian Americans, Latinos More Likely to Back GOP </a></p> <p><a href="#journalist"> Islamic State Video Features Kidnapped Journalist </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="whitaker"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/angry-black-woman-firestorm#whitaker" target="_blank">Whitaker Didn't Ask Cosby About Sexual Assault Accusations</a></h2> <p>Former Newsweek editor <strong>Mark Whitaker</strong>, author of "<a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/new-cosby-bio-looks-best-seller" target="_blank">Cosby: His Life and Times</a>," a new biography of <strong>Bill Cosby</strong>, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=349847465" target="_blank">did not ask his subject about allegations that he drugged and sexually assaulted women in 2004</a>, television critic <strong>Eric Deggans</strong> reported for NPR on Friday.</p> <p>In his report, Deggans said he interviewed Cosby critic <strong>Michael Eric Dyson</strong>, the academic and social critic. "Dyson says Whitaker's been seduced by Cosby. He notes the biography doesn't mention a jarring accusation from 2004. When several women claim the comic drugged and sexually [assaulted] them."</p> <p>The transcript continues:</p> <p>"DYSON: So, how is it that accusations of immorality that have been levied against Mr. Cosby don't make it into a book where the author defends Mr. Cosby in terms of his own attacks on young people?</p> <p>"DEGGANS: Whitaker, who did write about times when Cosby cheated on his wife said he never asked his subject directly about the assault allegations or interviewed the accusers. As a journalist Whitaker says he wasn't [comfortable] including complex accusations in the book that he couldn't prove.</p> <p>"WHITAKER: And I just did not want to be in a position of printing allegations and denials and then be in a position as a journalist writing the most thorough biography that's ever been done. If people said to me, well what do you think really happened? And I would say, you know, I don't know. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Erin E. Evans</strong>, The Root: <a href="http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/_the_cosby_show_30th_anniversary_12_life_lessons_from_cliff_huxtable.html " target="_blank">12 Life Lessons We Learned From Cliff Huxtable </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/angry-black-woman-firestorm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/angry-black-woman-firestorm#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:35:26 +0000 princeeditor 8639 at http://mije.org Web Fails Blacks, Latinos on Coverage http://mije.org/richardprince/web-disappoints-blacks-latinos-coverage <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 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/u1488/2010_handheld_devices_5810829793.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="244" />"Their communities not paid much attention in the news"; new Washington Post blog focuses on visual narratives; whites catching Ebola virus gives disease visibility; Fareed Zakaria denies accusation of serial plagiarism; younger Latinos said to be less assimilationist in mindset; too many sports writers too cozy with the NFL?; fan of black papers creates only site linking to them (9/17/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#attention">"Their Communities Not Paid Much Attention in the News"</a></p> <p><a href="#post">New Washington Post Blog Focuses on Visual Narratives</a></p> <p><a href="#ebola">Whites Catching Ebola Virus Give Disease Visibility</a></p> <p><a href="#zakaria">Fareed Zakaria Denies Accusation of Serial Plagiarism</a></p> <p><a href="#latino">Younger Latinos Said to Be Less Assimilationist in Mindset</a></p> <p><a href="#nfl">Too Many Sports Writers Too Cozy With the NFL?</a></p> <p><a href="#black">Fan of Black Papers Creates Only Site Linking to Them</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/web-disappoints-blacks-latinos-coverage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/web-disappoints-blacks-latinos-coverage#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:20:21 +0000 princeeditor 8626 at http://mije.org "Why Was Michael Brown's Body Left There for Hours?" http://mije.org/richardprince/why-was-browns-body-left-there-hours <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 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/u1488/54143116acf6b.preview-620.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="100" />St. Louis paper compiles "most comprehensive" account; whites, blacks split on whether shooting was justified; Movement Veteran says organizing doesn't get its due; Peterson case prompts discussion of black discipline; lead sentence of column on Ray Rice gets a "WTF?"; Vox.com hires Jenée Desmond-Harris of The Root; Michel Martin to host forums in N.Y., Charlotte, Dallas, Miami. (9/15/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#stl"> St. Louis Paper Compiles "Most Comprehensive" Account </a></p> <p><a href="#whites"> Whites, Blacks Split on Whether Shooting Was Justified </a></p> <p><a href="#movement"> Movement Veteran Says Organizing Doesn't Get Its Due </a></p> <p><a href="#peterson"> Peterson Case Prompts Discussion of Black Discipline </a></p> <p><a href="#rice"> Lead Sentence of Column on Ray Rice Gets a "WTF?" </a></p> <p><a href="#vox"> Vox.com Hires Jenée Desmond-Harris of The Root </a></p> <p><a href="#michel"> Michel Martin to Host Forums in N.Y., Charlotte, Dallas, Miami </a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/why-was-browns-body-left-there-hours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/why-was-browns-body-left-there-hours#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:25:18 +0000 princeeditor 8622 at http://mije.org Reassigned Columnist Quits Abruptly http://mije.org/richardprince/reassigned-columnist-abruptly-quits-memphis <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 12, 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/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/whatwedo-anniversary-wendi-and-jackie-302x241.jpg" alt="" width="302" height="241" />Wendi C. Thomas leaves Memphis Commercial Appeal; families of slain journalists not following official line; Atlanta Hawks GM takes indefinite leave; 6 networks to curb showings of Rice elevator video; . . . ombudsman says ESPN needs more transparency; why hiring 3 black journalists is still newsworthy; some find Vogue-anointed trend hard to get behind (9/12/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8621/#wendi">Wendi C. Thomas Leaves Memphis Commercial Appeal</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8621/#journalists">Families of Slain Journalists Not Following Official Line</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8621/#hawks">Atlanta Hawks GM Takes Indefinite Leave</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8621/#video">6 Networks to Curb Showings of Rice Elevator Video</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8621/#espn">. . . Ombudsman Says ESPN Needs More Transparency</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/reassigned-columnist-abruptly-quits-memphis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/reassigned-columnist-abruptly-quits-memphis#comments Sat, 13 Sep 2014 01:59:35 +0000 princeeditor 8621 at http://mije.org Killing of Journalists Buoys Support for U.S. Strikes http://mije.org/richardprince/killing-journalists-buoys-support-us-action <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 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/Obama_isil.png" alt="" width="183" height="103" /> In prime time, Obama declares campaign against Sunni militants; no bleeps: owners folding Vibe's print edition to publish online only; offended Tyson curses interviewer on live show; BuzzFeed hires three black journalists; AP says NFL exec received Rice video months ago; . . . Smith delivers "bizarre and furious rant at NOW"; SPJ critic, president agree: It needs more diversity; St. Louis County police to wear tiny video cameras (9/10/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Updated Sept. 11</em></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8613/#obama">In Prime Time, Obama Declares Campaign Against Sunni Militants</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8613/#Vibe">Owners Folding Vibe's Print Edition to Publish Online Only</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8613/#tyson">No Bleeps: Offended Tyson Curses Interviewer on Live Show</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8613/#buzzfeed">BuzzFeed Hires Three Black Journalists</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8613/#nfl">AP Says NFL Exec Received Rice Video Months Ago</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/killing-journalists-buoys-support-us-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/killing-journalists-buoys-support-us-action#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:11:49 +0000 princeeditor 8613 at http://mije.org Does TMZ Deserve Kudos After Rice Suspension? http://mije.org/richardprince/does-tmz-deserve-kudos-after-rice-suspension <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 8, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-09-08%20at%207.39.40%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="105" /> Debate over who was gutless and who unethical; Huffington Post M.E. leaves amid harassment investigation; Pam Oliver says age might have been factor in her removal; AP finds gap between Latino communities, number of Latino cops; why blacks are still Obama's most faithful supporters; La Opinión blasts Obama delay on immigration; Days, New Haven Register honored for diversity leadership; Donte Stallworth explains interest in national security (9/8/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8608/#gutless">Debate Over Who Was Gutless and Who Unethical</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8608/#harassment">Huffington Post M.E. Leaves Amid Harassment Investigation</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8608/#age">Pam Oliver Says Age Might Have Been Factor in Her Removal</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8608/#latino">AP Finds Gap Between Latino Communities, Number of Latino Cops</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8608/#blacks">Why Blacks Are Still Obama's Most Faithful Supporters</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="donte"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/does-tmz-deserve-kudos-after-rice-suspension#donte" target="_blank">Donte Stallworth Explains Interest in National Security</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Donte Stallworth" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-09-08%20at%209.31.35%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="219" />"<strong>Donte Stallworth</strong>, the former NFL player hired to a fellowship at the Huffington Post, <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2014/09/04/huffington-posts-donte-stallworth-on-getting-out-of-911-rabbit-hole/" target="_blank">says that journalists <strong>Jeremy Scahill</strong> and <strong>Glenn Greenwald </strong>'catapulted' his interest in national security reporting</a>," <strong>Erik Wemple</strong> wrote Thursday for the Washington Post.</p> <p>" 'I befriended Glenn, and we've been pretty close for a year now and same thing with Jeremy Scahill.' Last year, Stallworth, whose playing career spanned 11 years with teams such as the New Orleans Saints and the Cleveland Browns, last year co-hosted the Miami premiere of Scahill’s film 'Dirty Wars.'</p> <p>"Now Stallworth will be working the beat for the Huffington Post, though he's not sure what topics he'll focus on. 'As I start to do some projects and start working with the guys and gals over there at Huffington Post, then we’ll get down to some specifics,' he says.</p> <p>"As for Stallworth's experience in writing stories, he cited two pieces that he'd done for the lefty website Think Progress — one on <strong>Michael Sam</strong> and NFL 'distractions' and another on <strong>Robert Griffin III</strong>. According to Stallworth, that’s the extent of his published archive.</p> <p>"But that doesn’t include Twitter, of course, a platform on which Stallworth has been prolific — perhaps too prolific. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/does-tmz-deserve-kudos-after-rice-suspension" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/does-tmz-deserve-kudos-after-rice-suspension#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 02:28:23 +0000 princeeditor 8608 at http://mije.org New Cosby Bio Looks Like a Best-Seller http://mije.org/richardprince/new-cosby-bio-looks-best-seller <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 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/COS2-01.png" alt="" width="183" height="102" />Mark Whitaker, a former network news executive who spent the bulk of his career at Newsweek magazine, has produced a reader-friendly biography of entertainer Bill Cosby. Also: Charles M. Blow, Charles E. Cobb Jr., Joe Grimm, Joyce King, Amy Helene Kirschke and Phillip Luke Sinitiere, Clarence Page, Jason L. Riley (9/5/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#blow">Charles M. Blow</a></p> <p><a href="#cobb">Charles E. Cobb Jr.</a><br /><br /> <a href="#grimm">Joe Grimm</a></p> <p><a href="#king">Joyce King</a><br /> <a href="#amy"><br />Amy Helene Kirschke and Phillip Luke Sinitiere</a></p> <p><a href="#clarence">Clarence Page</a><br /><br /> <a href="#riley">Jason L. Riley</a></p> <p><a href="#whitaker">Mark Whitaker</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="riley"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/new-cosby-bio-looks-best-seller#riley" target="_blank">Jason L. Riley</a></h2> <p><strong><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/JasonRiley-01.png" alt="" width="183" height="264" />Jason L. Riley</strong>, the only black member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board, has "<a href="http://www.encounterbooks.com/books/please-stop-helping-us-how-liberals-make-it-harder-for-blacks-to-succeed/" target="_blank">Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed</a>" (Encounter Books, $23.99).</p> <p>Riley is the latest black conservative to recycle attacks on "black liberals" and progressives of all races to the applause of the like-minded. The book jacket features praise from those who might be considered the usual suspects: <strong>Charles Krauthammer</strong>, <strong>Juan Williams</strong>, <strong>John McWhorter</strong> and <strong>Robert L. Woodson Sr</strong>.&nbsp;<strong>Thomas Sowell</strong> wrote, "There is nothing to match Mr. Riley's book as a primer that will quickly bring you up to speed on the complicated subject of race in a week, or perhaps over a weekend." Riley has been so eager to spread his message that he has used the police killing of unarmed black teenager <strong>Michael Brown</strong> in Ferguson, Mo., as a platform to charge that black leaders are ignoring black-on-black crime, <a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/nbc-selling-grio-original-owners#author" target="_blank">an inaccuracy and change of subject for which he was called out</a>.</p> <p>One critic,<strong> Ian Blair,</strong> wrote in Salon, "<a href="http://www.salon.com/2014/07/11/the_rights_favorite_new_race_guru_why_you_should_know_jason_riley/ " target="_blank">Many of Riley's criticisms echo the oft-cited talking points of the right wing</a>. Which makes his polemic, one that excoriates liberals for 'more of the same' particularly laughable. It is not new ideas he yearns for, but old ones that conform with his limited pre-established political leanings. But on a deeper level, Riley’s invective sheds light on the twisted logic that continues to pervade Republican circles. He thinks that once the liberal spell is lifted, black liberation will be realized. That when blacks no longer drink the liberal Kool-Aid, believing in their status as victims, they will be made whole. Republicans, desperately trying to convince blacks to abandon the Democratic Party, have imparted the same messaging (evidence be damned): Liberals have made your lives worse; but we can save you. Rid yourselves of liberalism, and follow us down the road to salvation.</p> <p>"But the truth is no political ideology can save black people from the tireless forces of racism. White supremacy knows no party or clique. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Joe Saunders</strong>, bizpacreview.com: <a href=" http://www.bizpacreview.com/2014/08/20/top-black-journalist-hammers-obama-for-playing-healer-in-chief-while-holder-stokes-racial-fears-139931" target="_blank">Top black journalist hammers Obama for playing 'healer-in-chief' while Holder stokes racial fears</a>&nbsp;<em>(Aug. 20)</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="whitaker"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/new-cosby-bio-looks-best-seller#whitaker" target="_blank">Mark Whitaker</a></h2> <p><strong><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/cos-01.png" alt="" width="183" height="264" />Mark Whitaker</strong> started working on "the first major biography of an American icon, comedian <strong>Bill Cosby</strong>,"&nbsp;<a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/obama-sees-media-role-ending-gridlock" target="_blank">after leaving CNN in January 2013</a>.</p> <p>Scheduled for release Sept. 16, "<a href="http://books.simonandschuster.com/Cosby/Mark-Whitaker/9781451697971" target="_blank">Cosby: His Life and Times</a>" (Simon &amp; Schuster, $29.99 hardcover; $14.99 ebook) seems poised to become a best-seller.</p> <p>Whitaker was executive vice president and managing editor of CNN Worldwide, but the more salient part of Whitaker's biography is his service at Newsweek magazine, where he was editor from 1998 to 2006.</p> <p>The book reads with the flow of a newsmagazine article. "<a href="http://topoftheheapreviews.com/review-cosby-his-life-and-times-mark-whitaker/" target="_blank">Each chapter is constructed in such an organic way that it sometimes feels like you’re reading a work of fiction</a>," one reviewer wrote.</p> <p>Critics of Cosby's personal responsibility message, such as social critic <a href="http://www.michaelericdyson.com/cosby/" target="_blank"><strong>Michael Eric Dyson</strong></a>, won't find much sympathy here. "Respect for hard work is also a key to Cosby's much-debated views on racial issues," Whitaker writes in the prologue. "It's not that he is oblivious to racism — far from it. It's just that he believes that playing its victim has never gotten blacks very far, and that ultimately his people always have and always will have to work for any meaningful advances they achieve."</p> <p>Whitaker also has a few words about Cosby and the news media:</p> <p>"Experiences with the media have only compounded his wariness. As far as Cosby is concerned, it's been annoying enough that for fifty years reporters and critics have persisted in dwelling on the presence — or lack — of racial themes in his work, when he's always viewed himself as searching for universal humor that can touch anyone. But in recent decades, he's endured invasive coverage of a devastating family tragedy and an embarrassing personal scandal.</p> <p>"He's had to respond to what he sees as deliberately mean-spirited questioning of his lavish philanthropy and his advanced academic degrees. He makes no secret that he doesn't trust reporters, and in return some of them have spiked coverage of him with words like <em>angry</em> and <em>difficult</em> to insinuate that there's another side to his personality besides the soft and playful one so openly on display with fans and friends. . . . "</p> <p>The Hollywood Reporter <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bill-cosbys-untold-story-agony-726162" target="_blank">ran an excerpt of the book as the cover story</a> for its Aug. 20 Emmy award issue. Cosby is pictured holding his statuette.</p> <p>Trade publications have produced glowing reviews. The marketing push <a href="http://books.simonandschuster.com/Cosby/Mark-Whitaker/9781451697995" target="_blank">includes a video in which Whitaker discusses his subject</a>.</p> <p>"We expect major review coverage for the book and Mark Whitaker will be doing several national media appearances this fall," <strong>Maureen Cole</strong>, the book's publicist, told Journal-isms by email.</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Joe Hempel</strong>, topoftheheapreviews.com: [REVIEW] <a href="http://topoftheheapreviews.com/review-cosby-his-life-and-times-mark-whitaker/" target="_blank">Cosby: His Life and Times — Mark Whitaker </a><em>(Aug. 25)</em><br /><br /></li> <li> Kirkus Reviews: <a href="https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/mark-whitaker/cosby/" target="_blank">COSBY His Life and Times by Mark Whitaker </a><em>(July 27)</em><br /><br /></li> <li> Publishers Weekly: <a href="http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-4516-9797-1" target="_blank">Cosby: His Life and Times</a>&nbsp;<em>(July 28)</em><br /> <br /></li> </ul> <p><a title="Follow Richard Prince on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/princeeditor">Follow Richard Prince on Twitter</a></p> <p>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-cosby-bio-looks-best-seller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/new-cosby-bio-looks-best-seller#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:20:26 +0000 princeeditor 8605 at http://mije.org How Media Skew Our Views of Race, Crime http://mije.org/richardprince/how-media-skew-perceptions-race-and-crime <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 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" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/fncotrwwiivet.png" alt="" width="183" height="112" />Distortions bolster harsher penalties, study finds; USA Today lays off up to 70 people, half in newsroom; paper seeks to open any Michael Brown juvenile records; N.Y. Daily News to stop using Redskins name, logo; Plain Dealer picks reporters for Cavs, new LeBron beat; story on Sam's shower habits an embarrassment for ESPN; Robin Roberts forms production company; public stations get $6.2 million more for dropout efforts; Sulzberger on honeymoon in his year for diversity (9/3/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8603/#distortion">Distortions Bolster Harsher Penalties, Study Finds</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8603/#usa">USA Today Lays Off Up to 70 People, Half in Newsroom</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8603/#records">Paper Seeks to Open Any Michael Brown Juvenile Records</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8603/#daily">N.Y. Daily News to Stop Using Redskins Name, Logo</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8603/#lebron">Plain Dealer Picks Reporters for Cavs, New LeBron Beat</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="dropout"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/how-media-skew-perceptions-race-and-crime#dropout" target="_blank">Public Stations Get $6.2 Million More for Dropout Efforts</a></h2> <p>"American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen, CPB's dropout prevention initiative, announced Wednesday another $6.2 million in grants to 33 stations and <a href="http://www.current.org/2014/08/cpb-adds-6-2-million-in-american-graduate-grants-reveals-national-broadcast-plans/" target="_blank">unveiled plans for a third daylong national broadcast produced by New York’s WNET</a>," <strong>Dru Sefton</strong> reported Aug. 27 for Current.org.</p> <p>"The funding targets communities where graduation is especially low among students of diverse races, ethnicities, incomes and disabilities, and where students struggle with limited English skills.</p> <p>"In addition, 20 stations will receive a total of $200,000 from Newman’s Own Foundation, the late actor <strong>Paul Newman</strong>’s charity, to bolster outreach for American Graduate–related donations.</p> <p>"The support is the latest infusion to the initiative that CPB announced with an initial $4.4 million grant in 2011 and ramped up with $20 million and a PBS partnership earlier this year.</p> <p>" 'Education is at the core of public media’s mission,' said CPB President <strong>Pat Harrison</strong> in Wednesday’s announcement, adding that more than 1,000 organizations are partnering with stations in American Graduate work nationwide. 'We are proud of public media’s content and on the ground engagement that has raised awareness to achieve 80 percent graduation rates nationally and helped America see the potential in every student.' . . ."</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/how-media-skew-perceptions-race-and-crime#diversity" target="_blank">Sulzberger on Honeymoon in His Year for Diversity</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: left;" title="Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and Gabrielle Greene (Credit: Damon Winter/New York Times)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/31GREENE-tmagSF-v2-263x175.jpg" alt="" width="263" height="175" /><strong>Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.</strong>, the chairman and publisher of the New York Times who appointed its first African American executive editor this year in <strong>Dean Baquet</strong>, is honeymooning with his new bride. She is&nbsp;<strong>Gabrielle Elise Greene</strong>, a partner in an investment firm who is also African American.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/31/fashion/weddings/gabrielle-greene-and-arthur-sulzberger-jr.html?emc=eta1" target="_blank">The couple were married Saturday on Martha's Vineyard</a>, the Times reported on Sunday.</p> <p>"The bride, 54, is taking her husband's name. She is a general partner in Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners, an investment firm in Pasadena, Calif. She works in New York, where she manages the firm's investments in private companies. She is on the boards of Whole Foods Market and Stage Stores and is a former member of the boards of the Boston Children's Museum and the Boston Partnership, which promotes diversity initiatives. She graduated from Princeton and received a law degree and an M.B.A. from Harvard," the story said.</p> <p>"Mrs. Sulzberger is a daughter of <strong>Patricia Ainspac</strong> of Wilmington, N.C., and the late <strong>Gregory F. Simms</strong>, and a stepdaughter of <strong>Robert C. Ainspac</strong>. The bride’s mother, a pianist, retired as an accompanist and vocal coach in the Department of Music at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She and the bride's father were part of a group that founded Escuela Hispana Montessori, which operates schools in New York. Later, the bride's father worked as the developer of an early reading development program that was published by Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. Her stepfather retired as a history teacher at the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, N.J. . . ."</p> <p>Sulzberger, 62, messaged that the two met at a black corporate directors conference where he was a speaker. The couple were much in evidence at the National Association of Black Journalists convention July 30-Aug. 3 in Boston.</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Gabrielle Greene</strong> <a href="http://www.rcfontis.com/gabrielle-greene.html " target="_blank">bio</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/how-media-skew-perceptions-race-and-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/how-media-skew-perceptions-race-and-crime#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 02:09:51 +0000 princeeditor 8603 at http://mije.org How Did "No Angel" Line About Ferguson Victim Get Through? http://mije.org/richardprince/how-did-no-angel-line-about-ferguson-victim-get-through <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/image.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />Writer says having more black editors might help; N.Y. Times columnist Charles Blow says he's bisexual, sort of; women, people of color to gain 6 full-power TV stations; HuffPost BlackVoices seeks new editor as Danielle Cadet moves on; Michigan State, foundations rescue high school J-program; ex-editor Ottey, traveling globe, to stop at China Daily; Turner to trim 6 percent with voluntary buyouts; William Greaves, pioneering documentarian, dies at 87 (9/1/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8602/#editors">Writer Says Having More Black Editors Might Help</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8602/#bisexual">N.Y. Times Columnist Blow Says He's Bisexual, Sort Of</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8602/#tv">Women, People of Color to Gain 6 Full-Power TV Stations</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8602/#cadet">HuffPost BlackVoices Seeks New Editor as Cadet Moves On</a></p> <p><a href="http://mije.org/node/8602/#michigan">Michigan State, Foundations Rescue High School J-Program</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><a name="greaves"></a><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/how-did-no-angel-line-about-ferguson-victim-get-through#greaves" target="_blank">William Greaves,&nbsp; Pioneering Documentarian, Dies at 87</a></h2> <p><img class="imagecache-two-thirds_column caption" style="float: right;" title="William Greaves (credit: williamgreaves.com)" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/two-thirds_column/u1488/BillCamera2-216x303.JPG" alt="" width="216" height="303" />"<strong>William Greaves</strong>, a producer and director who helped bring an African-American perspective to mainstream America as a host of the groundbreaking television news program 'Black Journal' and as a documentary filmmaker, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/27/arts/william-greaves-a-documentarian-and-pioneering-journalist-dies-at-87.html?ref=television&amp;_r=0" target="_blank">died on Monday at his home in Manhattan</a>," <strong>Mel Watkins</strong> reported Aug. 26 for the New York Times. "He was 87.</p> <p>"His daughter-in-law <strong>Bernice Green</strong> confirmed his death.</p> <p>"Mr. Greaves was well known for his work as a documentarian focusing on racial issues and black historical figures. In his later years he was equally known for his most uncharacteristic film, 'Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One.' Made in 1968, it mixed fact and fiction in a complex film-within-a-film structure that made it a tough sell commercially, and it waited almost four decades for theatrical release. When it finally had one, in 2005, it was warmly praised as ahead of its time.</p> <p>' a monthly hourlong National Educational Television newsmagazine that made its debut in 1968 in response to a call by the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders to expand coverage of black affairs. It was the only nationally telecast series devoted to black issues in the 1960s.</p> <p>Watkins also wrote, "He went on to write, produce or direct films including the well-received PBS documentaries '<strong>Ida B. Wells</strong>: A Passion for Justice' (1989) and '<strong>Ralph Bunche</strong>: An American Odyssey' (2001), as well as explorations of contemporary political and cultural issues like 'Black Power in America: Myth or Reality?' (1986) and 'That’s Black Entertainment' (1989). His work won awards at numerous festivals. . . ."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/how-did-no-angel-line-about-ferguson-victim-get-through" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/how-did-no-angel-line-about-ferguson-victim-get-through#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:25:38 +0000 princeeditor 8602 at http://mije.org Bombshell Suit Against "White People" Magazine http://mije.org/richardprince/bombshell-suit-against-white-people-magazine <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 22, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u678/T_Robertson_3.jpg" alt="Tatsha Robertson, at right, says in her lawsuit that she was &amp;quot;the only Black Sen" width="183" height="63" /></p> <p>Complaint cites story choices, pale Time Inc. leadership; CNN.com's D.C. restructuring means fewer blacks; ACLU says Ferguson events brought setbacks to the press; for next week, the New Yorker's cover is personal; White House said to rely on Sharpton for Ferguson info; Politico hires Eva Rodriguez, a Latina, as senior editor; Washington Post editorial board won't use "Redskins"; "white-on-white murder in America is out of control" (8/22/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Returning September 1</em></p> <p><a href="#people">Complaint Cites Story Choices, Pale Time Inc. Leadership </a></p> <p><a href="#CNN">CNN.com's D.C. Restructuring Means Fewer Blacks</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/bombshell-suit-against-white-people-magazine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/bombshell-suit-against-white-people-magazine#comments Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:10:55 +0000 princeeditor 8595 at http://mije.org "Why Police Will Continue to Arrest Journalists" http://mije.org/richardprince/why-police-will-continue-arrest-journalists <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 20, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-08-20%20at%207.30.06%20PM.png" alt="" width="183" height="123" />In Ferguson, press corps has become its own story; AP decides not to refer to Brown, 18, as "teenager"; Native American sees parallels in Michael Brown case; executed journalist called "martyr for freedom"; major media ignore provocative book on slavery's link to 1776; Vargas, 10 others ask for deportation deferrals; 5 children slain after deportation to Honduras; BuzzFeed boasts a dozen Latino staff bylines (8/20/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#ferguson">In Ferguson, Press Corps Has Become Its Own Story</a></p> <p><a href="#ap">AP Decides Not to Refer to Brown, 18, as "Teenager"</a></p> <p><a href="#native">Native American Sees Parallels in Michael Brown Case</a></p> <p><a href="#martyr">Executed Journalist Called "Martyr for Freedom"</a></p> <p><a href="#slavery">Major Media Ignore Book on Slavery's Link to 1776</a></p> <p><a href="#vargas">Vargas, 10 Others Ask for Deportation Deferrals</a></p> <p><a href="#honduras">5 Children Slain After Deportation to Honduras</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-entry-8"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a name="latino"></a><img class="imagecache-full_column caption" title="BuzzFeed&#039;s Adrian Carrasquillo accepts an award Aug. 9 from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. (Credit: BuzzFeed)" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_column/u1488/buzzfeed_adrian.PNG" alt="" width="560" height="355" /></p> <h2><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/why-police-will-continue-arrest-journalists#latino" target="_blank">BuzzFeed Boasts a Dozen Latino Staff Bylines</a></h2> <p>"Online news outlets <a href="http://www.laweekly.com/informer/2014/08/19/buzzfeed-aims-at-latino-audience-with-la-hires?utm_source=API%27s+Need+to+Know+newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=5e4124f03d-Need_to_Know_August_20_20148_20_2014&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_e3bf78af04-5e4124f03d-31688689" target="_blank">have been gaining on print when it comes to getting minorities in their newsrooms</a>," <strong>Dennis Romero</strong> wrote Tuesday for LA Weekly. "There, one in five journalists is a person of color. One publication, BuzzFeed, says it's showing the way forward when it comes to covering Latinos in the United States:</p> <p>"The site has gone on a hiring spree this year, adding about a dozen Latino bylines to its staff, although about three of those people are temporary fellows. . . . A majority of those folks are in BuzzFeed's airy Los Angeles office on Beverly Boulevard.</p> <p>"The growth represents an explosion, as BuzzFeed employed only a pair of Latino reporters before its hiring spree this summer and spring. Already this month, BuzzFeed received a National Association of Hispanic Journalists Media Award for 'truly humanizing stories about Latinos fighting, protesting, fasting for immigration reform.'</p> <p>"The driving force behind the stories, and the man directing BuzzFeed's Latino coverage, is its new Latino editor, twentysomething <strong>Adrian Carrasquillo</strong>. Appointed to the position in April, he's been covering the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, reporting on the child immigration crisis on the border, and sorting BuzzFeed's Latino content so that it gets to the virtual front-pages of the site.</p> <p>" 'I want to respect the audience and I want people to feel we come from an authentic place,' he says.</p> <p>"Carrasquillo has corralled a team of young, hungry reporters for BuzzFeed, including <strong>Juan Gastelum</strong>. Interviewed along with a half-dozen other Latinos at BuzzFeed's L.A. office, Gastelum says that the site has had to reconcile the fact that the dominant Latino faction in the U.S., Mexican Americans, reside mostly in the Southwest, even as the news industry has a strong northeast bias. . . ."</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Gabe Rosenberg</strong>, contently.net: <a href=" http://contently.net/2014/08/20/stories/journalism-diversity-problem-can-fix/" target="_blank">Journalism Has a Diversity Problem. How Can We Fix It? </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/why-police-will-continue-arrest-journalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/why-police-will-continue-arrest-journalists#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:39:10 +0000 princeeditor 8589 at http://mije.org NBC Returning the Grio to Original Owners http://mije.org/richardprince/nbc-selling-grio-original-owners <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 18, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/Screen%20Shot%202014-08-18%20at%207.29.05%20PM_0.png" alt="" width="183" height="90" />Revamp to feature breaking news video, tie to social media; blacks, whites divided on significance of Ferguson; . . . police continue to threaten journalists; . . . author rebuked as he uses Ferguson to plug book; "black people don't work for Politico"; Asian American journalists form Sports Task Force (8/18/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#revamp">Revamp to Feature Breaking News Video, Tie to Social Media</a></p> <p><a href="#ferguson">Blacks, Whites Divided on Significance of Ferguson</a></p> <p><a href="#police">. . . Police Continue to Threaten Journalists</a></p> <p><a href="#author">. . . Author Rebuked as He Uses Ferguson to Plug Book</a></p> <p><a href="#politico">"Black People Don't Work for Politico"</a></p> <p><a href="#asian">Asian American Journalists Form Sports Task Force</a></p> <p><a href="#shorttakes">Short Takes</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/nbc-selling-grio-original-owners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/nbc-selling-grio-original-owners#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:28:19 +0000 princeeditor 8587 at http://mije.org Do Asian American Journalists Have a Stake in Ferguson Story? http://mije.org/richardprince/do-asian-american-journalists-have-stake-ferguson-story <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 15, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img class="imagecache-one-third_column caption" style="float: left;" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/one-third_column/u1488/BrownProtest09.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="122" />Police slaying, aftermath are Topic A outside convention; after delays, police name officer who killed Michael Brown; Balta, Ericksen debate NAHJ award to Fox News Latino; AAJA's Sharon Chan named to new position at Seattle Times (8/15/14)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="#topic">Police Slaying, Aftermath Are Topic A — Outside Convention</a></p> <p><a href="#delays">After Delays, Police Name Officer Who Killed Michael Brown</a></p> <p><a href="#latino">Balta, Ericksen Debate NAHJ Award to Fox News Latino</a></p> <p><a href="#chan">AAJA's Sharon Chan Named to New Position at Seattle Times</a></p><p><a href="http://mije.org/richardprince/do-asian-american-journalists-have-stake-ferguson-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mije.org/richardprince/do-asian-american-journalists-have-stake-ferguson-story#comments Sat, 16 Aug 2014 04:09:13 +0000 princeeditor 8586 at http://mije.org