Richard Prince's Journal-isms™

Web Fails Blacks, Latinos on Coverage

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"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)


"Why Was Michael Brown's Body Left There for Hours?"

Monday, September 15, 2014

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?"; hires Jenée Desmond-Harris of The Root; Michel Martin to host forums in N.Y., Charlotte, Dallas, Miami. (9/15/14)


Reassigned Columnist Quits Abruptly

Friday, September 12, 2014

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)


Killing of Journalists Buoys Support for U.S. Strikes

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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)


Does TMZ Deserve Kudos After Rice Suspension?

Monday, September 8, 2014

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)


New Cosby Bio Looks Like a Best-Seller

Friday, September 5, 2014

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)


How Media Skew Our Views of Race, Crime

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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)


How Did "No Angel" Line About Ferguson Victim Get Through?

Monday, September 1, 2014

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)


Bombshell Suit Against "White People" Magazine

Friday, August 22, 2014

Tatsha Robertson, at right, says in her lawsuit that she was "the only Black Sen

Complaint cites story choices, pale Time Inc. leadership;'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)


"Why Police Will Continue to Arrest Journalists"

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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)

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