Richard Prince's Journal-isms™

World Shrugs at Reported Killing of 2,000 in Nigeria

Monday, January 12, 2015

Paris assault overshadows Boko Haram's biggest massacre; surviving Charlie Hebdo staff puts Muhammad on the cover; It's final: NABJ, NAHJ to meet together in D.C. for 2016; 350 Stuart Scott mourners depart to "Rapper's Delight"; Al Martinez, longtime L.A. Times columnist, dies at 85; Michaela Pereira promoted on one show, leaving another; documentary on Selma march still available on DVD (1/12/15)


What the Editor Learned From Directing Ferguson Coverage

Friday, January 9, 2015

"Many leaped to conclusions often abetted by social media"; in Paris killings, a few challenge the dominant narrative; news outlets called out for ignoring NAACP bombing; 13 Mexican police held in journalist's disappearance; Gumbel: Too much sports coverage is "terribly sycophantic" . . . Mueller report says NFL had not seen elevator video (1/9/15)


Media Respond to Paris Cartoonist Killings

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Death of 12 seen as attack on press freedom; Intel announces boldest diversity move by tech company; veteran sports journalist Leon Carter joins Whitlock site; Washington rises to deputy director at Online News Assn.; Sharpton counts N.Y. Post parent company as contributor; black press thought highly of Lyndon Johnson; Essence takes up "Black Lives Matter" theme; can the new Republican Congress deal with Indian issues?; U.S.-based African journalists in Nigeria to watch vote (1/7/15)


Stuart Scott Tributes Go Broad and Deep

Sunday, January 4, 2015

"Obviously black" ESPN trailblazer dies of cancer at 49 (1/4/15); Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews promoted to senior VP at CBS News; N.Y. Daily News losing last black reporter; Ferguson grand juror challenges prosecutor's account; NYPD exhibits "puffed grandeur and bombast"; 5 of color make Forbes' "30 Under 30" media list; Ukraine Is racist, but journalists focus on Putin; New York Post goes after "Shakedown Al" (1/5/15)


A Black Aide to LBJ Speaks Up on "Selma"

Friday, January 2, 2015

Clifford Alexander says film gets one thing wrong; Egypt opens door for deportation of jailed journalists; 2 fired over footage edited to say "kill a cop"; N.Y. Times tells police that refusing to work violates oaths; Roland Martin show airs "creepy" Cosby interview; Michigan Citizen, black weekly, ends print edition; "illegal immigrant" survives, despite style changes; Milwaukee columnist Eugene Kane leaving after 33 years; $10 million grant to aid female journalists (1/2/15)


Diversity's Greatest Hits, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

A year in the quest for news media that look like America: Ferguson; Cosby found guilty in court of public opinion; online media, new frontier, take heat on diversity; the numbers and the layoffs; breakthrough in minority broadcast ownership; MSNBC chief promises change for Latinos; Dean Baquet named editor of N.Y. Times; sports journalists become part of the story; NPR cancels "Tell Me More"; more outlets won't use "Redskins" name; most popular "Journal-isms" columns of 2014 (12/29/14)


CNN, Cosby Lawyers in Scathing Duel Over Coverage

Monday, December 22, 2014

Beverly Johnson charges surface talk of lies, death threats; T.J. Holmes joins ABC News as full-time co-anchor; Milwaukee cop won't be prosecuted in black man's slaying; NPR, AP say "assassination" doesn't apply in cop killings; Fox station edits chants to say "kill a cop!," apologizes; Lemon, Logan, Breitbart on list of cringeworthy blunders; what smart people are saying about 2015; how the right photo "unfolded right before me" (12/22/14 and 12/23/14)


Morial, Sharpton Confront Sony Over Emails

Friday, December 19, 2014

Pullback of movie demonstrates "all films are political"; president lists what he's done for black America; press-freedom group urges release of Cuban journalists; Byron Pitts replacing Dan Abrams as "Nightline" anchor; Cosby says "media" quote was misconstrued, blasts Dyson; N.Y. Times plans to "rebalance" newsroom talent; Ferguson reporter sues police for false arrest, defamation; . . . poll shows Latinos believe cops use excessive force; Florence L. Tate dies, pan-African activist, ex-journalist (12/19/14)


Media Share in Historic Thaw With Cuba

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Journalists no longer will need U.S. license to travel; N.Y. Times departures further whiten Culture section; what about the "torture" in our own prisons? NABJ leader says his Cosby comments were sensationalized; Washington Post ending "She the People" blog; Gates' "The African Americans" wins DuPont-Columbia Award; Fox News audience is 1 percent black; services for sports writer Bryan Burwell are SRO (12/17/14)


NAHJ's Contreras Resurfaces as Unity President

Monday, December 15, 2014

"Polarizing figure" praised by AAJA, NAJA leaders; Cosby says black-press freelancer duped him; Richard Prince's Book Notes™: Journalists' Holiday Gifts: Teri Agins, Ruben Castaneda, Farai Chideya, Nick Chiles, Nunyo Demasio, Audrey Edwards, Howard W. French, Charisse Jones, Dick Lehr, Betty Medsger, Lisa Frazier Page, Ron Stodghill, Alex Tizon, Caroline Brewer, Todd Steven Burroughs, Dinah Eng, Harold Holzer, Quincy T. Mills, Suzette Martinez Standring (12/15/14)

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