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.

Requirements:

 

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

Author: 
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.

 

Reporter's Persistence Helps Free Inmate

Friday, January 23, 2015

"Even after I retired, this case still bothered me"; Johnson to sell its historic photo archive — Jet app shelved; Jon Stewart asks, where's huge rally for Nigerian victims?; Univision's Ramos turns his focus to the Republicans; . . . columnist says GOP was right to shun Univision; no more "VP/broadcast," "VP/print" for AAJA; Taliban threatens journalists who don't toe its line; Jim Moss, 72, realized dream of becoming publisher; Wonder to produce series on Underground Railroad love (1/23/15)

 

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Social Media and Community Engagement Manager
Posted on: 
January 22, 2015

OPB Seeks Social Media and Community Engagement Manager
 

 

‘Wished I Were White . . . Why Did I Have to Be Born Black?’

from Sacramento Voices

By Burt Clemmons
January 22, 2015

I was about 10 years old when I saw on Jet magazine’s cover the face of Emmett Till, twisted, distorted and beaten beyond recognition. He resembled a monster in a horror movie.

The article said his mother wanted the world to see what his killers had done to her son. She requested an open casket at his funeral, no corrective cosmetics, as if she wanted everyone to feel her pain while she grieved and viewed her son’s pulverized face.

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MSNBC Bans "Muslim Guy" for Insult to Jindal

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Governor "might be trying to scrub some of the brown off"; multimedia State of Union presentation declared a hit; reporter held hostage Went to Syria to help a friend; Radio One cancels radio portion of Roland Martin show; Sinclair boosts Armstrong Williams, Ben Carson; defiant newspaper continues to use "illegals" term; what about the Latinos who deserved Oscar nominations? (1/20/15)

 
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