Columns Written by Notable Black Journalists

 

Richard Prince's Journal-isms™

An "Angry Black Woman" Firestorm

Friday, September 19, 2014

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)

 

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Tom Ballantyne | Mentor

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TOM BALLANTYNE  is a career and transition counselor and coach with more than 25 years of experience in helping people find their right livelihoods.  He is currently with the Bay Area Career Center in San Francisco. His practice centers on successful transitions for job seekers and career changers. Tom was previously a senior consultant for Torchiana, Mastrov & Sapiro, the largest independent career management solutions firm in Northern California.  Before joining TMS, he was director of the Graduate Business Career Center at San Francisco State University.  Before transitioning to the counseling field, he was an executive recruiter in San Francisco. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Francisco State University and holds a master's degree in counseling psychology from Santa Clara University.

 

 
  

Emil Guillermo | Mentor

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For almost 15 years, Emil Guillermo wrote his "Amok" column for AsianWeek, which was the largest English language Asian American newsweekly in the nation. His commentaries have appeared in print in the San Francisco Chronicle, SFGate.com, San Francisco Examiner, USA Today, Honolulu Star Bulletin, Honolulu Advertiser, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and in syndication throughout the country. His early columns are compiled in a book "Amok: Essays from an Asian American Perspective." Guillermo's journalistic career began in television and radio. At National Public Radio, he was the first Asian American male to anchor a regularly scheduled national news broadcast when he hosted "All Things Considered" from 1989-1991. As a television journalist, his award-winning reports and commentaries have appeared on NBC, CNN, and PBS. He was a reporter in San Francisco, Dallas, and Washington, D.C. After NPR, Guillermo became a press secretary and speechwriter for then Congressman Norman Mineta. After his Hill experience, Guillermo hosted his own talk show in Washington, D.C. on WRC Radio.

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from The Front Door Project

Thoughts on Fathers and Fatherhood

Jeff Yang's youngest son, Skyler, custom made father's day card.Sunday is Father’s Day. There are always articles and broadcasts to mark the occasion. Often, fathers of color are barely mentioned. So, here are some thoughts on fathers and fatherhood from some men whose work we admire. - MIJE Staff

 
  

from Maynard Forum

10 New Things You Might Not Know About Hispanics

It’s smart to stay current. A lot of what folks thought they knew about Hispanics and Latinos is changing. And the picture will continue to change as marketers, demographers and others spend more time researching this growing group, now 17 percent of the U.S. population. This quiz is brought to you by “100 Questions and Answers About Hispanics & Latinos,” published in May by Michigan State University’s School of Journalism. Like any large group of people, research that generally describes this diverse group of more than 50 million people cannot describe any individual. There are all kinds of variations.

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After “Selfie” at Mandela Service, More Stereotyping of First Lady

Media coverage of the memorial service for Nelson Mandela was inclusive — up to a point. That this one South African had changed minds and changed the world was clear during scenes from the service broadcast around the world.

But when that big story was overwhelmed, then reduced to President Obama’s handshake with Cuban President Raul Castro and first lady Michelle Obama’s reaction to the president’s picture-taking with two other heads of state, it was business as usual.

 
  

from Dori Maynard

How Sherman 'Rant' Could Help Change Coverage of Black Men

On a friend’s Facebook page, a commenter contended that the Richard Sherman controversy was just a sideshow. More important, she wrote, we should be focusing on the push to roll back civil rights.

Yes, a football player talking trash after a game should be a sideshow. And, according to Deadspin, when white athletes such as Brett Favre act up, it is exactly that.

In Sherman’s case, though, an argument can be made that it is the main show, with very familiar themes.

 
  

from Grapevine

Nolan McCaskill Awarded POLITICO Reporting Fellowship

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Nolan D. McCaskill has been awarded a one-year POLITICO reporting fellowship to cover political and congressional news starting next year. He  recently participated in the POLITICO Journalism Institute for college students, a joint program of POLITICO, the Maynard Institute and American University. He is scheduled to graduate from Florida A&M University in December.

 
  

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