Columns Written by Notable Black Journalists


Richard Prince's Journal-isms™

NAHJ's Contreras Resurfaces as Unity President

Monday, December 15, 2014

"Polarizing figure" praised by AAJA, NAJA leaders; Cosby says black-press freelancer duped him; Richard Prince's Book Notes™: Journalists' Holiday Gifts: Teri Agins, Ruben Castaneda, Farai Chideya, Nick Chiles, Nunyo Demasio, Audrey Edwards, Howard W. French, Charisse Jones, Dick Lehr, Betty Medsger, Lisa Frazier Page, Ron Stodghill, Alex Tizon, Caroline Brewer, Todd Steven Burroughs, Dinah Eng, Harold Holzer, Quincy T. Mills, Suzette Martinez Standring (12/15/14)


Editors-in-Residence Program | FDP

Katrice Hardy | Mentor

Katrice Hardy is the managing editor of the The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia. She is a Maynard Media Academy graduate.

Katrice Hardy became the paper's managing editor in October 2014. She came to The Pilot as an intern under what was then the Landmark Minority Internship program in 1995. She was hired as a reporter several months later.

Her first full-time reporting gig was as a general assignment reporter in Suffolk. She then went on to cover Suffolk City Hall, Virginia Beach City Hall, Diversity issues, the General Assembly and then health.

She's also worked as the paper's weekend editor, Portsmouth city editor and the urban team leader. Katrice became the paper's tablet enterprise editor in 2013 where she created a new tablet app called Evening Pilot and then its digital senior editor in January 2014.


Dan Archer | Mentor


Follow Dan on Twitter at @archcomix
and @empatheticmedia

For more of Dan's work visit these sites


Dan Archer is a graphic journalist specializing in human rights reporting with the main goal of using illustrated reportage to shed light on stories that would be hard to cover using traditional media alone (be it text or video/photography). Since 2007 his writing has focused on social justice and human rights, spanning coverage of the 2009 coup d’état in Honduras to human trafficking in Nepal in 2014. He sketches his subjects as he interviews them, to preserve the impact of their stories and bring them to life visually without having to put them in front of a camera, which can often be traumatic. He is working on a broader investigation into homelessness for the San Francisco Public Press. He recently worked with the Maynard Institute and the Entertainment Industries Council on a project to bring improve coverage of the mentally ill. He has a First Class BA (Hons) and MA in French and Spanish from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University.

Read Evelyn Hsu’s Q & A with Dan, along with a sampling of his art and journalism.


from The Front Door Project

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editor, Gilbert Bailon, Talks Ferguson Coverage on #diversitychat

Gilbert Bailon (Photo: Twitter)


Our conversation is scheduled for:
Tuesday, September 30, 2 p.m. Eastern

Follow Gilbert at @GilbertBailon
Follow #diversitychat #Ferguson @TeamMije


For two months, Ferguson, Missouri, and the killing there of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer, has been a national and international story.
The death of Brown has driven the conversation on numerous topics: police misconduct, the right to protest, the media depiction of black men, and racial disparities in economic and political power.
On Tuesday, the Maynard Institute will host a chat with Gilbert Bailon, editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about how he and his staff covered these events in that nearby suburb, what they’ve learned, and coverage going forward.


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.

Take the quiz >>


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

MIJE Board Member and Voices Co-Founder Wins Distinguished Journalist Award

Martin G. Reynolds of Digital First Media receives the SPJ NorCal Board of Directors’ Distinguished Service to Journalism Award. Reynolds is senior editor for community engagement and training for Bay Area News Group and Digital First Media, western region.

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MIJE Webinars

Entrepreneurial Journalism: Trahant as Enterprise

Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
Friday, April 26, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

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