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.”
The numbers are bleak: An analysis finds, in the closest Senate races, “7 out of 10 of debate moderators and panelists were men, while 92 percent were white. In the closest gubernatorial campaigns, 7 out of 10 debate moderators and panelists were men, while 79 percent were white.”
Sanjay Gupta’s medical show is canceled; Jane Velez-Mitchell, a host at CNN’s sister site, HLN, is out, as well as a top African-American bureau chief in New York. The National Association of Black Journalists expresses even more concern about CNN’s commitment to diversity.