Richard Prince's Journal-isms™

FCC Vote Praised as Saving Jobs, Ownership Diversity

Monday, March 31, 2014

By 3-2, panel takes action against media consolidation; diverse startup adds German conglomerate as backer; new magazine funded by black conservatives, not paper; Chavez film gains following where leader was active; CNN tweets, mistakenly, that soccer star Pele has died; Lonnie White, USC player and L.A. sportswriter, was 49; "one hell of a column" on race and sports; Dade column for The Root pledges social media engagement; statement of Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn (3/31/14)


Time for Change in the Black Press?

Friday, March 28, 2014

Author says papers have not kept up with today's readers; Curry has highest likability among newscasters of color; Ebony apologizes to RNC staffer After Twitter exchange; paper debuts digital magazine for black conservatives; "Restorative narrative" describes coping with trying times; Juju Chang replacing Cynthia McFadden on "Nightline"; is Putin playing to Russian racists with latest move?; Fusion special focuses on crisis in Venezuela; Doris E. Saunders dies at 92, librarian, writer, professor (3/28/14)


ABC News Moves on Diversifying Decision Makers

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Five of color on track to green-light stories, ideas; recovering from beating, arts journalist sees hate crime; online news outlets said to create 5,000 jobs; FCC chair Says his plan means more minority ownership; Indian country scoffs at team owner's plans for foundation; Marsh to retire after career at Gannett, Freedom Forum Paula Madison meets, films Chinese part of her family (3/26/14)


Armstrong Williams Fears Losing TV Stations

Friday, March 21, 2014

To please critics, Sinclair retreats on pledge to sell; NABJ leader "concerned" about Media General-LIN merger; with 77% approval, blacks are biggest backers of ACA; video games said to reflect media view of blacks as violent; NPR ombudsman urges that "Redskins" be avoided; students Say TMZ insults Mexicans, community colleges; Sheila Johnson wants students to watch public affairs (3/21/14)


FAMU Partners for 24-Hour Black News Channel

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Trustees approve 11-year collaboration with J.C. Watts; Cooke reportedly in line for "CBS Evening News" producer; Jackson, at Hewlett-Packard, pushes for high-tech diversity; Liggins gives Howard U. Communications School $4 million; Byron Pitts wins McGruder diversity award; ESPN ombudsman urges more on sports issues, not less; Miami Herald finds 477 kids died from state's inattention; black press says Obama disrespects by not giving interview (3/19/14)


N.Y. Times Vet Keller Calls Diversity a Must at His Startup

Monday, March 17, 2014

Bill Keller in 2011, as New York Times executive editor (Credit: CUNY Grad Schoo"Clear journalistic advantage" in writing about justice; on Ukraine's fringe is forgotten figure — David Duke; Obama administration censoring files more than ever; L.A. earthquake leaves anchors all shook up; defiant Pacifica leader won't allow "coup" to proceed; Tiffany Wu to lead Reuters America desk; reporting on Asian Americans better explains racism (3/17/14)


Diversity Protests Get Startups' Attention

Friday, March 14, 2014

Alarm sounded at expansion of young white male network; after "a couple" of layoffs, Essence adds editors; Lemon one of four to try Out Piers Morgan's CNN slot; ex-Politico writer finds working retail nasty, brutish; harassment of journalists continues in Crimea; NAHJ appeals for aid to member widowed by blast; Clyburn seeks compromise on joint service agreements; Bert Medley, online journalism pioneer, dies at 69 (3/14/14)


Ex-Vibe Editor Out at Essence

Monday, March 10, 2014

Emil Wilbekin's exit confirmed after companywide layoffs; Aaron McGruder's latest, "Black Jesus," picked up for TV; how civil rights movement expanded freedom of the press; journalists facing harassment, intimidation in Crimea; Juan Williams defends Armstrong Williams' station ownership; are entertainment reporters forgetting the journalism? (3/10/14)


Bill Whitaker to Join "60 Minutes"

Friday, March 7, 2014

30-Year correspondent follows Ed Bradley, Byron Pitts; Guatemalan says he was mislabeled as immigration agent; CNN gives Don Lemon 5-week run in prime time; digital divide aided by lack of parental savvy; Dallas anchor signs off before national audience; RTDNA director, NABJ leader differ on "shared services"; "12 Years a Slave," N-word continue to feed commentary; Oregonian editor Peter Bhatia leaving to teach in Arizona (3/7/14)


Abu-Jamal Roars Back Into the Headlines

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Senate nixes Obama pick, citing work for jailed journalist; political writer sought for "user's guide to the news"; Peter Goodman, who sought diversity at HuffPost, to exit; "critically important" for blacks to Cover Ukraine crisis; journalists say Egypt tortured them, denied medical care; blacks lead in viewing TV; Asians in Internet-connected devices; "Black Zapruder" film documents Malcolm X killing; black college opposes end of deals with TV stations; writing beyond "a bunch of immigrants dancing on stage" (3/5/14)

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