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.
A photo reading “Je suis Charlie,” which translates to “I am Charlie,” is an example of how news organizations are showing their solidarity with the satirical newspaper, the attack on which many see as an attack on freedom of speech.
Clifford L. Alexander Jr., Lyndon B. Johnson’s civil rights adviser and the only African American on the president’s staff, said Selma filmmakers should have reached out to him for the skinny on what it was really like shepherding the Voting Rights Act through the White House and Congress.
From the police killings of unarmed black men to the layoffs and buyouts that saw African-American journalists leave newsrooms in droves, here is a roundup of how race influenced news headlines and boardrooms.
Lawyers representing both Cosby and CNN have been sending letters back and forth to one another about the research done for the upcoming special. Cosby’s team wants CNN to conduct an interview with an individual they believe could discredit Johnson’s claims.
One of the leaders, Marc H. Morial, president of the National Urban League, said in a New York Times interview that Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-chairman Amy Pascal expressed "deep regret and committed her company’s help in pushing for far greater diversity in movies and television."
The Washington Post photographer died Thursday while on assignment in Liberia. He was the only African American to have won three Pulitzer Prizes, Mike Pride, administrator of the prizes, confirmed on Friday.
“Whereas liberal commentators tended to frame the news within a narrative of institutional racism, their conservative counterparts chastised the efficacy of the criminal-justice system and enforcement of what they see as bad laws,” David Uberti wrote Thursday for the Columbia Journalism Review.
News outlets are finding that they need to go beyond the immediate headlines and dig into the historic and socioeconomic factors influencing why white people tend to side with the cops, and black people with the unarmed victims.
A variety of people who weighed in on the crisis in Ferguson, Mo.—from President Obama to prosecutor Robert McCulloch to protesters—took a jab at the media for sensationalizing the conflict for ratings.