Richard Prince's Journal-isms™

Sean Penn Scored on Ethics of "El Chapo" Interview

Monday, January 11, 2016

Sean Penn scored on ethics of "El Chapo" interview; insult to journalists" to give drug lord approval; David Bowie fans span races, genders, orientations; director urges critics; "find the next Justin Chang"; American and Muslim, but a journalist foremost; Trump calls Tavis Smiley "a hater & racist"; substance of Obama's domestic gains poorly understood; 15 taking buyouts at Seattle Times; gun lobby issues "humorous" guidelines for journalists (1/11/16)


Will the "Spotlights" Shine in Many Colors?

Saturday, January 9, 2016


Investigative teams usually a "white male crowd"; N.Y. Muslims win another victory over illegal surveillance; "NABJ baby" says advocacy role has dimmed; ISIS finds supporters even in Caribbean (1/9/16)


Obama Cheered, Mocked Over Gun Moves

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

AP says measures would not have stopped slaughters; AP nixes "militiamen" term in Oregon, favors "armed men"; Maynard Institute is "reconsidering everything"; after N.Y. Times editorial, Cleveland writer defends city; pushback on L.A. Times editorial favoring deportation; Asian Americans say court win shouldn't help Redskins; Douglass: Without photographs, there is no progress; "why small debts matter so much to black lives"; challenging visual underrepresentation of Africa's positives (1/6/15)


What if Oregon Militants Were Black or Muslim?

Monday, January 4, 2016

Treatment of armed white protesters at issue; how Trump would have delivered the Gettysburg Address; Albor Ruiz column cut from N.Y. Daily News; Cosby wears a sweater intended to manipulate; Charlie Hebdo marks anniversary of deadly attack; Boston's 1970s busing battle still living history; sometimes it's more fun not to use fancy words; Ethiopia's disaster too slow-moving for media attention (1/4/16)


"Media Throng" Follows Cosby to Court

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Daily News cover: "He said-she said" 55 times over; N.Y. Times says a white Tamir Rice would be alive today; . . . media want cameras for officer's murder trial; Demographer: Changing U.S. demands attention to diversity; in Twin Cities, it's back to the future on media distrust; no full-time black political cartoonists at major dailies; animated "Bordertown" series debuts on Sunday; Giago signs agreement to buy historic Wounded Knee; Afghan journalist is now the voice of ISIS (12/30/15)


Diversity's Greatest Hits, 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015

A year in the quest for news media that look like America: Police violence; gun violence; Donald Trump, seriously; fear of Muslims; the numbers; Dori J. Maynard dies at 56; a big year for Ta-Nehisi Coates; Lester Holt named "NBC Nightly News" anchor; NABJ cuts back amid deficit;. AP stories result in freedom for 2,000 slaves; most popular "Journal-isms" columns of 2015 (12/28/15)


Unarmed or Shot in the Back

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Atlanta reporters uncover fate of victims of Ga. police; Washington Post pulls cartoon depicting Cruz, daughters; Disney wants out of Fusion, partnership with Univision; Detroit reporter spends retirement tracking a killing; are black protests on white campuses "whiny"?; general rethinks plans to reduce media access to Gitmo; group links Fox News viewers, expressions of racism; Howard U. debunks claim about black dollar circulation; Rhonda Swan, Fla. opinion writer, dies of breast cancer; Ozell Sutton dies, integrated Arkansas' white newsrooms (12/24/15)


Putin "Creates Climate" for Killing Journalists

Monday, December 21, 2015

Trump accepts Russian's praise, says guilt not proved; Rubio, Cruz not the Latino candidates many expected; Success story: "Why I stopped talking like Ben Carson"; R. Kelly walks off "HuffPost Live" interview; Tom Joyner show moving from FM to AM in D.C.; N.Y. Times rethinks anonymous sources after mistake; media faulted in coverage of world refugee crisis; Univision, Televisa to boost training for media, tech jobs; Editorial: Removing statues embraces future, not past (12/21/15)


Journalists Follow Their Passions

Friday, December 18, 2015

Our latest list of nonfiction books by journalists of color or those of special interest to them — the second of two — features journalists following their passions, whether it is delving further into their beats, pursuing an avocation, expanding on an interest kindled at work, seeking more information about why they grew up as they did or using their writing skills to become better parents. (12/18/15)


Norris Leaving NPR to "Grow" Race Project

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Host says effort might expand beyond journalism (12/17/15); recycled Baltimore images — how true?; Editorial: Despite mistrial, "damaging" testimony emerged; critics say GOP debaters putting fear on ballot; FBI denies terrorist couple posted openly about jihad; "PBS NewsHour" spotlights "stagnant' newsroom diversity; NPR news, information staff Is 77.6 percent white; DuPonts honor pieces on Michael Brown, immigration; documenting Chinese who are adopted, living in U.S. (12/16/15)


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