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.
Washington, D.C., journalists say the sensational news stories that zeroed in on a few less-than-stellar moments in the former D.C. mayor’s life missed his many contributions to the District’s black residents.
During a recent meeting at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., members of the William Monroe Trotter Group of African American columnists shared decades of experience with mass communications students.
As he reflects on his six-year tenure, Holder says the way in which two journalists were harangued with federal subpoenas doesn't sit well with him, and that in retrospect, he would have done things “differently” and “better.”