Maynard, president of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, which advocates for more diversity in newsrooms and media coverage, died of lung cancer Tuesday at her West Oakland, Calif., home.
Inner-city analysts say that trends like gentrification played a role in why the leaders of the Jackie Robinson West Little League Team looked beyond its geographical boundaries when looking for children to play.
A South Carolina mayor and others say they’re relics from the country’s racist past and should be changed to reflect our contemporary values. Others say they’re historically accurate, and changing them doesn’t change the past—and may even obscure it.
While credibility and trust might be the primary issues surrounding the fallout over Brian Williams’ retraction of his years-old story that he was a on a helicopter shot down by enemy fire in Iraq, it could also be about celebrity, ratings and, some argue, race.
Nonwhite people aware of the attack against the satirical magazine in January brought up terms like “tolerance” and “respect” when explaining why the magazine should not have published the cartoons many deemed offensive.
For many, it’s just another instance of the Fox News pundit being ridiculous. But this time O’Reilly is going after veteran reporter Randall Pinkston, and that has attracted the ire of Pinkston’s African-American peers in the industry.
The Times reporter originally assigned to the beat has been assigned elsewhere, and people are debating if race should remain a beat unto itself or be an issue of which all journalists should be mindful.
The New York Times columnist told CNN that his son, who allegedly had a gun drawn on him by a Yale University police officer, wants the media to focus on the stories of less privileged young black people that don’t get coverage.
"After 20 years I was finally able to get a wrongfully convicted man named Tyrone Hood out of prison," Renee Ferguson, a retired investigative television reporter in Chicago, messaged Journal-isms on Friday.
Judy Richardson, who worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee when the Selma-to-Montgomery march was being organized, was also an associate producer of Eyes on the Prize. She is hoping that PBS will rebroadcast the documentary, which she says describes what really happened during the march’s planning phase.
A standing-room-only crowd of about 500 people gathered Friday at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., to pay tribute to Michel du Cille, the late Washington Post photojournalist and three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize.