This week we remember both Chuck Stone and Marian Huttenstine as journalism educators and for they did to open the doors for others. Their work must continue.
On the same day as her Race Card Project was named a winner of the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media, NPR’s Michele Norris shared her journey to get people to talk about race during the Frank Nix Lecture at the University of Alabama.
As we gather on Monday evening to review the concept of African American Heritage Month, here are some reasons to end the decades-old practice of celebrating black people’s achievements during the shortest month of the year.
Monday I gave a lunchtime lecture, “Researching Sports Media When You’re Not a Sports Fan,” in the College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
Speaking at conference in Birmingham Saturday, Kathy Times, a former broadcast journalist and president of the National Association of Black Journalists, questioned some recent efforts by some of the nation’s broadcast newsrooms to emphasize a “diversity of thought” in their hiring while the number African Americans, Latinos and other underrepresented groups is dropping. .
Rod Carter, anchor/reporter at WFLA-TV, talked about the role of African American journalists in broadcast news during the “Standing on Their Shoulders” Conference sponsored by the Birmingham Association of Black Journalists.
We should care about what Jeff Bezos says to the journalists today on the second day of his visit to the newspaper he now owns.
A memorable day for me as I ended up covering the same event at University of Alabama with Vasha Hunt, a classmate from high school more than 25 years ago in my hometown of Richmond, Va.
SPJ Executive Director Joe Skeel’s latest photo shows how much he has developed and even aged physically during his role leading the nation’s largest organization of journalists.
Some great points about diversity came from the tweets sent from the Schuneman Symposium tonight at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where Gwen Ifill was the keynote speaker.