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)


Social Media 101 with Mediabistro

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Do you know someone who needs basic training on how to set up and use a Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn profile? We can help. Join us for Social Media 101, an online conference and workshop starting January 17.


UC Office of the President | Oakland, CA

Media Specialist
Posted on: 
December 15, 2011

Under the direction of the Media Relations Director, the incumbent implements media strategies that convey and promote the University's public contributions. The incumbent serves as a media spokesperson for the Office of the President, develops effective and responsive working relationships with the news media, and develops a range of communications materials and products that support effective media relations as well as the broader objectives of the Communications unit.



TV Station Takes Four-Year-Old Child’s Quote Out of Context

Bob Butler
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Chicago television station is under fire for editing the video of an African-American youth to make it appear that the 4-year-old was advocating gun violence when he clearly stated during the interview that he wanted a gun because his ambition is to be a police officer.   

The CBS station, WBBM, is being blasted by civil rights leaders and news media professionals for taking the youth’s statements out of context, violating the basics of journalism ethics.

Hours Before Rally to Restore Sanity: A Moment Less Than Sane

The Maynard Institute’s Fault Line Framework is a diversity tool that teaches people to talk to each other with the goal of understanding. Dori J. Maynard, who has been refining the framework, will write a regular feature about living on the Fault Lines. This is her first entry. 

A few hours before the recent Rally to Restore Sanity, the general manager of a Hampton Inn in Washington, D.C. kicked me out of his hotel, forcing me to stand on the street to wait for my colleague in 39-degree weather.


Nancy Maynard, Famous Black Women

Nancy Hicks Maynard, a foresighted pioneer in newsroom diversity and a former co-publisher of the Oakland Tribune, died September 21, 2008 in Los Angeles after a prolonged illness. She was 61.

Her death resulted from the intertwined failure of several major organs, her family said.


Radio Host Ballentine Found Guilty of Fraud

Friday, October 24, 2014

"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)


The Russian and East European Institute (REEI) of Indiana University

US-Russia Journalism Teachers Exchange
Posted on: 
October 22, 2014
November 30, 2014

US-Russia Journalism Teachers Exchange: Cross-Cultural Enhancements to Journalism Programs at Regional Institutions of Higher Education: Call for Applications


15 More Disinvited in Fear of Ebola

Monday, October 20, 2014

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)


CNN "Reconsidering" NABJ Sponsorships

Friday, October 17, 2014

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)

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