Social Media 101 with Mediabistro

Thursday, January 3, 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
Wednesday, August 3, 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.


Eugene Kane | Mentor


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Eugene Kane has been an award winning columnist and blogger in Milwaukee for more than 30 years.

Kane, a native of Philadelphia and graduate of Temple University, has written a regular metro column for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel along with regular Sunday Crossroads columns.

He is the winner of two National Headliner Awards for Best Local Column, a National Association of Black Journalist award for Best Commentary and Best General Column from the national Society of Professional Journalists.

Kane was a John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University in Palo Alto during the 1992-93 academic year and has also been a lecturer at UW-Milwaukee and Marquette University.

His career has been devoted to providing a voice for readers on issues most important to them and advocating for more diversity in the media.


Sudden Change of Editors at Ebony

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New York police outreach becomes P.R. disaster; Lupita Nyong'o is people's "most beautiful person"; Avis Thomas-Lester leaving Afro-American papers; People en Español insert features English-language content; Zoraida Sambolin returns to Chicago's WMAQ as co-anchor (4/23/14)


Ken Bunting Dies; Ex-Seattle P-I Editor Collapses at Tennis

Monday, April 21, 2014

Ken BuntingVeteran journalist, 65, worked in Texas, L.A., Ohio, Mo.; Slate raises hackles speculating on Hispanics, whiteness; UNC sets May 3 memorial service for Chuck Stone; ethnic weeklies invited to display front pages at Newseum; Indian from India meets Indians from America; Heartland Project Links a Prom to Demographic Change (4/21/14)


Feds Shut Down Unlicensed Black FM Station

Friday, April 18, 2014

Unhappy Mass. governor defends "important voice"; Pulitzers also spotlighted good journalism About Race; García Márquez: being a journalist kept "sense of reality"; Egyptian journalists protest becoming targets of violence; rum brand sponsors site on off-court NBA lifestyles; L'Opinión second to be called upon at White House; media found to cater to biases rather than shaping them; S. African press hero alarmed by political moves on media (4/18/14)


Covering Mental Health Issues in Underserved Communities

Event Date(s): 
05/20/2014 (All day) - 05/21/2014 (All day)
Request for Proposal

Journalists working with ethnic media in California are invited to apply for training in covering mental health issues in underserved communities. The training is free and available for to up to ten journalists.

Those who are selected for the program will be eligible for a $500 award. Those selected for the program are expected to complete the training, which will be conducted via webinar on May 20 and 21, and publish or broadcast a story that addresses mental health in their respective community.

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