Richard Prince's Journal-isms™

New Cosby Bio Looks Like a Best-Seller

Friday, September 5, 2014

Mark Whitaker, a former network news executive who spent the bulk of his career at Newsweek magazine, has produced a reader-friendly biography of entertainer Bill Cosby. Also: Charles M. Blow, Charles E. Cobb Jr., Joe Grimm, Joyce King, Amy Helene Kirschke and Phillip Luke Sinitiere, Clarence Page, Jason L. Riley (9/5/14)


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)


How Did "No Angel" Line About Ferguson Victim Get Through?

Monday, September 1, 2014

Writer says having more black editors might help; N.Y. Times columnist Charles Blow says he's bisexual, sort of; women, people of color to gain 6 full-power TV stations; HuffPost BlackVoices seeks new editor as Danielle Cadet moves on; Michigan State, foundations rescue high school J-program; ex-editor Ottey, traveling globe, to stop at China Daily; Turner to trim 6 percent with voluntary buyouts; William Greaves, pioneering documentarian, dies at 87 (9/1/14)


Bombshell Suit Against "White People" Magazine

Friday, August 22, 2014

Tatsha Robertson, at right, says in her lawsuit that she was "the only Black Sen

Complaint cites story choices, pale Time Inc. leadership;'s D.C. restructuring means fewer blacks; ACLU says Ferguson events brought setbacks to the press; for next week, the New Yorker's cover is personal; White House said to rely on Sharpton for Ferguson info; Politico hires Eva Rodriguez, a Latina, as senior editor; Washington Post editorial board won't use "Redskins"; "white-on-white murder in America is out of control" (8/22/14)


"Why Police Will Continue to Arrest Journalists"

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

In Ferguson, press corps has become its own story; AP decides not to refer to Brown, 18, as "teenager"; Native American sees parallels in Michael Brown case; executed journalist called "martyr for freedom"; major media ignore provocative book on slavery's link to 1776; Vargas, 10 others ask for deportation deferrals; 5 children slain after deportation to Honduras; BuzzFeed boasts a dozen Latino staff bylines (8/20/14)


NBC Returning the Grio to Original Owners

Monday, August 18, 2014

Revamp to feature breaking news video, tie to social media; blacks, whites divided on significance of Ferguson; . . . police continue to threaten journalists; . . . author rebuked as he uses Ferguson to plug book; "black people don't work for Politico"; Asian American journalists form Sports Task Force (8/18/14)


Do Asian American Journalists Have a Stake in Ferguson Story?

Friday, August 15, 2014

Police slaying, aftermath are Topic A outside convention; after delays, police name officer who killed Michael Brown; Balta, Ericksen debate NAHJ award to Fox News Latino; AAJA's Sharon Chan named to new position at Seattle Times (8/15/14)


2 Reporters Detained, Released in Ferguson

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Washington Post's Lowery tweets he "can't shake anger"; AP journalist is first reporter killed in Israel-Gaza conflict; key figure in story on blacks and AIDS changes account; Navarrette blasts NAHJ over award to Fox News Latino; sports reporter Nate Taylor hired at SunSentinel; social media give more a venue to challenge yellowface; back from suspension, Le Batard has a sly message (8/13/14)


St. Louis Teen's Killing Raises Newsroom Diversity Issue

Monday, August 11, 2014

Editor says inclusion could increase community contacts; 13 editors go on record about diversity in their newsrooms; do Latinos dance in costume to the polls?; Jesse Jackson defends rights groups on net neutrality; don't know much about . . . geography; NFL's Kansas City Chiefs reach out to tribes; after 49 years, S. African's remains to return home; Lester Holt jams with the Roots on "The Tonight Show" (8/11/14)


NAHJ Co-Founder Calls Award to Fox a "Farce"

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Charles Ericksen says media firms don't deserve honors (8/9/14); MSNBC chief promises change for Latinos; Latinos-as-white stories called damaging as well as wrong; Barnett named executive editor of Whitlock's ESPN site; ESPN suspends Le Batard over Billboard mocking LeBron (8/8/14)


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