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.


Holder Sees End to Journalist's Prosecution

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Attorney general repeats, "No reporter's going to jail"; administration refines practice of leaking to news outlets; Zucker ties CNN sponsorship to NABJ statement; more than 1,300 bid farewell to Ben Bradlee, his era; Sister2Sister "restructuring," but hasn't filed bankruptcy; pathologist in Michael Brown case disputes conclusions; 1 in 13 voting-age blacks can't vote due to felonies; freed journalist describes torture by "band of sadists"; four-part video series uses humor for social statements (10/29/14)



Apprentice News Clerk - Digital News
Posted on: 
October 29, 2014

Position Summary:

KPCC's Digital News team is seeking an apprentice news clerk to assist the department in a wide range of editorial, broadcast and digital production tasks.

This is a six-month temporary, part-time assignment (30 hours per week), with an option to extend up to a year.

Position Responsibility:

The apprentice may be assigned to do any combination of the following:

Conduct research and pre-interviews.
Perform a variety of audio and/or digital content production tasks.
Write and edit copy as assigned.


Minnesota Public Radio

Reporter I, General Assignment
Posted on: 
October 29, 2014
November 8, 2014

The general assignment reporter will cover daily, general news in the Twin Cities primarily for and MPR News radio newscasts. The reporter will have strong, fast writing and reporting skills along with an innate digital sensibility – understanding how mobile, social and visual tools can be used in news reporting and audience engagement. Daily assignments will cover a broad range of topics. The reporter at times will work collaboratively with the radio reporters. The reporter also may be asked to follow a certain topic if necessary.


Minnesota Public Radio, News

Digital Producer
Posted on: 
October 29, 2014
November 7, 2014

The Digital Producer manages content production throughout the day, collaborates with the on-duty editors and reporters to help identifying stories for staff coverage, and monitors audience analytics to inform story selection and placement strategy.

Application deadline: November 7, 2014

Position Responsibility:

Edit, manage and optimize the overall presentation of audience-facing assets across MPR News digital properties. At a minimum:

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